PENZANCE RUNNING DAY - 15 April 2018  

The Cornwall Bus Preservation Society in association with the Thames Valley & Great Western Omnibus Trust invites you to come to sunny, warm West Cornwall for our event on Sunday 15 April 2018. This will be our 11th vintage bus running day in Penzance following the original Final VR Running Day on 9 December 2006.

 The Running Day will be based at Penzance Bus Station with vintage bus services running from 10.00 until 17.00. Routes will include Penzance to Camborne, St Ives, St Just, Hayle, Marazion/Perranuthnoe, Praa Sands, Paul/Sheffield and out to Sennen Cove and Land’s End. Again we are planning to run small vehicles into Mousehole, a highlight of the last 6 years’ events. 

A feeder service to Penzance (18A) will leave Camborne Bus Station at 09:20 and return from Penzance at 17:30 (arr. Camborne 18:10). Another feeder service to Penzance (17) will leave St Ives Bus Station at 09:35 and the last return from Penzance departs at 16:00 (arr. St Ives 16:30).  Also at 09:35 a feeder service will run from Goldsithney to Penzance (22), with the final return leaving Penzance at 16:00 (arr. Goldsithney 16:16).

Mousehole in the 1950s – Bedford OB bus No. 517 swings wide to turn into the narrow streets leading out from the harbour   St. Ives – probably the most spectacular bus station site in the UK – three different routes to and fro’ Penzance  

As always, the day will revive memories of VR operations in West Cornwall – some of these plus others, new to the event, will be in service.

  Entry Form  
  Click here for the vehicle entry form  
To accompany this event there will is a fully illustrated colour programme and timetable which will be dispatched 2 weeks in advance:

BY POST for £6.50 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)

IN PERSON from 5 April for £5 from the Taxi Office at St Ives Bus Station

  Vehicles booked to attend  
Fleet No. Reg Chassis Body Body code Date Operator
  Photos: Geoff Hobbs, Terry Partridge, David Sheppard and Lionel Tancock  
  The event will be centred on Penzance Bus Station

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