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  KINGSBRIDGE 7’6” VINTAGE BUS RUNNING DAY – 17 September 2022  
     
 

Returning for our 15th year, the Kingsbridge Running Day on Saturday 17th September with a full network of routes and passenger carrying services so enjoyed by enthusiasts, holidaymakers and locals over the years.

The Running Day will be centred on Kingsbridge Bus Station on the Quay, operating services from 10.00 until 17.30.  The bus station is at the heart of this vibrant market town with good public transport links from Plymouth and Totnes (for Exeter) and is a short drive south of the A38.

A souvenir programme will accompany the event detailing the vehicles in service, duties and timetables and will include an illustrated article describing heritage aspects of bus services in the area.  These have lasting interest and a description of past events and the content of programmes can be seen here.

Plans for the weekend are developing and updates will follow.  Currently our focus is on securing entries so, vehicle owners, do please consider joining in with this characterful and enjoyable running day.

BUS & COACH ENTRIES

Bus and coach entries for the Kingsbridge running day are warmly invited.  Main road services (for example to Salcombe and Totnes) can accommodate full width and double deck vehicles but narrow single-decks buses have scope to venture down rural roads to coast and country villages.  Coaches can be deployed, appropriately, on Tours to the seaside.  The entry form (Word or pdf formats) should be completed as soon as possible, please, and returned to kingsbridge@tvagwot.org.uk. The deadline for entries is 12th August 2022.  Space in the town is limited so regrettably vehicles for static display cannot be accommodated.

RUNNING DAY PROGRAMMES

So you can plan your day, running day programmes can be purchased in advance for despatch from 5th September (last orders 14th September) as follows:

BY POST for £8.00 including p&p by either

  -   Sending a cheque payable to ‘TV&GWOT’ to Ledger Farm, Forest Green Road, Fifield, Maidenhead SL6 2NR, or

  -   Paying by Paypal (including any postal / delivery instructions in the notes)

 

7’6” buses like the 1933 Bristol H nestle into the rolling South Hams landscape.  © Chris Drew

 
 

   
 

IN PERSON for £6 on the day.

   
       
 

BUSES & COACHES ATTENDING

The buses and coaches entered to attend will be listed here in due course

Fleet No.

Reg No.

Chassis

Body

Body code

Year

Original Operator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
     
 

PREVIOUS EVENTS

Information about previous events and programme articles can be found here

TV&GWOT’s Blog also has an account of the  2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Kingsbridge events.

In 2021 we celebrated the Diamond Jubilee (+1) of the Bristol SU which featured large in Western National’s Kingsbridge operations.  This centred on the former depot – you can enjoy the sights and sounds of this heritage re-enactment and an SU excursion to Dartmouth here:

 
     
     
 

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