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  A registered charity committed to keeping alive the rich history of road passenger transport "fro' Paddington to Penzance"  
 

Last Updated: 19 May 2017

 
 

Supporter rewards

Supporters who’ve worked to maintain the TV&GWOT collection all year reaped the rewards on the HCVS London-Brighton Run on 7th May and enjoyed another great day out.  Thames Valley 152 won the trophy for best single deck passenger vehicle.  This financial and volunteer support to the Trust is vital for its work to continue.  The Supporters’ year ends on 31st May so NOW is the ideal time to join us or renew your involvement for the 2017-18 year via the Supporters’ page of the website.

   

Something Big has arrived

TV&GWOT is delighted to announce the acquisition of 1976 Reading Transport VR 38 thanks to the generosity of a TV&GWOT Supporter who owned and undertook this exceptional restoration over many years.  An appeal to fund its ongoing maintenance and use is underway, with options for getting involved from as little as £5 per month.  The first TV&GWOT trip was to Brighton on 7th May where 38 was placed 2nd of the post 1949 passenger vehicles.  Click here to find out more……

   

A Special Year

Our year of special events and surprises began with our Coach Festival in March, celebrating 85 years of London’s Victoria Coach Station. The 10th Penzance Running Day in April had a record attendance and featured a spectacular tour of the West Cornwall Peninsula on Easter Monday. 2017 also sees our 10th Kingsbridge Running Day in September. Whether you get involved as a volunteer or come along for the ride, expect something special. Entry forms for all our events are available by clicking the links in the listing opposite.
   

Restoration continues

Supporters have been helping with several of the Trust’s restoration projects at our bases in Berkshire and Devon. The extensive work on our 1929 Royal Blue AEC Reliance continues, with the body frame beginning to take shape. Other advancing restorations include the 1927 Leyland PLSC3 Lion, the 1965 Bristol FLF6B and Southern/Western National 692 (EDV 555D), a 1966 Bristol SUL4A saloon, newly placed on loan to the Trust.
 

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TV&GWOT Events 2017

04 June 2017

Didcot Transport Rally

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16-18 June 2017

Royal Blue & Associated Motorways Coach Run

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16 September 2017

Kingsbridge Vintage Bus Running Day

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TV&GWOT will be attending the following events in 2017
27-29 May South Devon Railway, 1960's weekend
1-2 July South Devon Railway, 1940s’ Festival
24 September Amberley Bus Show and Running Day
1 October Warminster Vintage Bus Running Day
14/15 October Isle of Wight Beer & Buses Weekend

 
     
 

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