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  THAMES VALLEY TRACTION Co. CENTENARY REVIVAL  
     
 

It was on 10 July 1920 that the Thames Valley Traction Co. Ltd was established with its initial Headquarter Offices in a house in Maidenhead, alongside a depot for the motorbuses.

TV&GWOT planned a celebration in 2020 but a COVID lockdown thwarted that, then in 2021 the Centenary+1 event was a lonely occasion as legal restrictions on passenger numbers and gatherings precluded passenger rides. Insufficient visiting vehicles given competing events and Covid impeding the organising team, mean a public running day has proved not to be feasible in 2022.  Therefore the Thames Valley Traction Co. Centenary Revival has been modified:

  Saturday 9 July – plans for a Vintage Bus Running day are, with regret, CANCELLED.  TV&GWOT is sorry for any disappointment or inconvenience that results.
  Sunday 10 July – a Tour by vintage bus around former Thames Valley Traction Co. depots for Trust Supporters is GOING AHEAD.  Supporters are being contacted individually.

TVTCo. CENTENARY REVIVAL PROGRAMMES

Reimbursement for pre-ordered running day programmes is being made in full.

PREVIOUS EVENTS

Information about previous Thames Valley events and programme articles can be found here

An account of TV&GWOT’s lonesome Maidenhead-Windsor outing on 11 July 2021 to acknowledge the Centenary+1 can be found here.

 

TV&GWOT’s Thames Valley 1946 K, 446, alone on the stand in Bridge Avenue, a Centenary+1 years on from Thames Valley Traction Co. first being registered in Maidenhead. Reading Buses’ modern Thames Valley branded service keeps the iconic name alive.  © Helen Billington

446 on its Thames Valley celebratory tour at Windsor Guildhall.  © Helen Billington

TV&GWOT’s Thames Valley Tilling-Stevens,152, leaves Bridge Avenue for Reading as part of our 2015 event.  © Allan MacFarlane

 
 

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