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Last updated 29 July 2014

This page lists events, rallies and running days of interest to the classic bus enthusiast, although I don't always record auctions, sales, memorabilia fairs etc. Please let me know if you have any new entries or corrections. Look for the symbol for the latest additions.

For reports and pictures of rallies (always way out of date!), visit the Rallies Page.

The livery on this page is a tribute to Surrey Motors. Aaaahh - sadly missed.........


Events Diary 2014

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1 Jan: Oxford Bus Museum, New Year's holiday open day with free rides.
4 Jan: Chiswick Rail & Bus Collectors Fair, Chiswick Town Hall, London.
1 Feb: "The Grand Shunt", Crich Tramway Village. Free admission.
8 Feb: Staines Transport Collectors Fair, Hythe Centre, Thorpe Rd, Staines TW18 3HD. 1030 to 1530. 020-8959-5671 or email.
15 Feb: Barnet Transport Fair, Christ Church Hall, St. Albans Road, High Barnet EN5 4LA. Email for details.
15 Feb: Warminster Vintage Bus Service to the Warminster Model Railway Exhibition, half-hourly from 10.00am, departing from Warminster Coach Station, Central Car Park.
22 Feb: Crewe Model Bus Extravaganza, Crosville WMC, Chester St., Crewe.
22 Feb: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone.
22-23 Feb: Transport Collectors Fair and Steam Weekend, Bury Transport Museum / East Lancs Railway, Bolton Street Station, Bury BL9 0LN.
23 Feb: Gillingham (Dorset) Gathering, Commercial Transport in Preservation.
23 Feb: Swansea Bus Museum Running Day, featuring Bristol buses.
23 Feb: Visit to Swansea Bus Museum (see above), enthusiast trip by Harpurs Coaches, Derby, 01332-757677.
1 Mar: Epsom & Ewell Transport Fair, Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell, KT17 1UF. 07932-812268.
1-2 Mar: Vintage Transport Weekend POSTPONED DUE TO BAD WEATHER, Bournemouth Aviation Museum, Hurn Airport, Dorset.
9 Mar: Dewsbury Bus Museum, Open Day and Spring Transport Fair.
9 Mar: Keighley Bus Museum "Away Day" at Dewsbury Bus Museum for their Open Day.
9 Mar: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
15 Mar: Luton Transport Fair, Vauxhall Recreation Club, Gypsy Lane, Luton. 01380-725322 or 07958-101891.
15-16 Mar: London Transport Museum, Guided Tours at Acton Depot.
16 Mar: "I can't believe it's not a Leyland" Running Day, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St., St.Helens. 01744-451681.
16 Mar: Keighley Bus Museum Depot Open Day.
16 Mar: Presbus Open Day, Portsmouth.
22 Mar: Merseyside Transport Trust West Lancs Running Day, Burscough and Ormskirk.
23 Mar: Aston Manor Road Transport Museum, Spring Running Day, Shenstone Drive, off Northgate, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
29-30 Mar: Trolley Weekend, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391
29-30 Mar: Spring Transport Festival and collectors' fair, Manchester Museum of Transport, 0161-205-2122.
30 Mar: Keighley Bus Museum "Away Day" at Manchester Spring Transport Festival.
30 Mar: Watford Running Day, Watford Bus Interchange, c/o Amersham & District Motorbus Society.
30 Mar: Bristol Vintage Bus Group Mini Running Day from Brislington.
30 Mar: Oxford Bus Museum, Mothers' Day. Free admission for mothers accompanied by a paying child (of any age!)
30 Mar: Museum Reopening Day, Grampian Transport Museum, Alford, Aberdeenshire.
5 Apr: "Vehicles of Yesteryear" Rally, Pevensey Bay car park, E.Sussex.
5 Apr: South East Bus Festival 2014, Kent Showground, near Maidstone.
6 Apr: Bus & Coach Show, British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland, Lancs.
6 Apr: Open & Running Day, at Oxford Bus Museum, jointly with Presbus Publishing. Stalls, visiting buses, bus trips etc.
6 Apr: A2Z Spring Road Run, start/end at Warminster, Commercial Transport in Preservation.
6 Apr: LT Country Bus Rally, East Grinstead.
6 Apr: West Yorkshire PTE 40th Anniversary event, Bradford, c/o Keighley Bus Museum.
6 Apr: Aston Manor Road Transport Museum, Model Exhibition, Shenstone Drive, off Northgate, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
10-13 Apr: Great North Steam Fair, Beamish, County Durham.
12-13 Apr; 75th Anniversary of the London RT. Road runs on Saturday (including RT route 22 Piccadilly-Homerton, using RT1 and others), display at Brooklands on Sunday.
13 Apr: 41st Spring Bus & Coach Gathering (formerly the Cobham Rally), London Bus Museum, Brooklands, Surrey.
13 Apr: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day and "Transport Model Day" at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
18 April: Rambler Coaches 90th Anniversary Open Day, Hastings. 07736-613770.
19 Apr: Weston-Super-Mare Pageant of Transport, Beach Lawns, Weston, Somerset.
19 Apr: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone.
19 Apr: Easter Egg Hunt, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St., St.Helens. 01744-451681.
19-20 Apr: Kirkby Stephen & Brough Easter Commercial Vehicle Rally and Running Days. Stalls and displays at Kirkby Stephen Town Centre, East Station yard and Brough. Free bus service linking all sites.
19-21 Apr: Easter Trolley Weekend, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391
20 Apr: "Buses to Broadway", Merseyside Transport Trust Easter Sunday Running Day, Liverpool.
20 Apr (and every Sunday until 5 Oct): Open Day, Scottish Vintage Bus Museum, Lathalmond, Fife. 01383-623380.
20 Apr: Penzance Bus Running Day, supporting the Cornwall Bus Preservation Society. Routes from Penzance Bus Station to Camborne, Land's End, St Ives, St Just, Marazion, Mousehole and Praa Sands. 07979-315660.
20 Apr: Open Day. Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum, Lincoln.
20 Apr: Oxford Bus Museum, Easter Chick Trail with prizes for children.
20-21 Apr: Easter 1940s Weekend, Crich Tramway Village.
20-21 Apr: Easter Operating Days, The Transport Museum, Wythall.
20-21 Apr: Medway Festival of Steam & Transport, Chatham Historic Dockyard, Kent. 01634-823800
20-21 Apr: Weston Park Transport Show (formerly the Midlands Festival of Transport), Weston Park, Shropshire. 01922-643385.
21 Apr: Bank Holiday Easter Egg Hunt, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
25-26 Apr: London Transport Museum, Guided Tours at Acton Depot.
26 Apr: Irish Transport Heritage Bus & Coach Rally, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Cultra, County Down.
26 Apr: Bus & Commercial Vehicle Rally, Leicester Transport Heritage Trust, at Great Central Railway, Quorn. 07891-071908.
26 Apr: Bus Gathering and Running day, Great Central Railway, Quorn Station.
26 Apr: "The Durham Dual". Enthusiast trip to Grierson, Fishburn and Nightingale, Stanley using six Olympians and one Titan. Pick up 1045 Durham Sutton St.
26-27 Apr: Wellingborough Museum Bus Event. Bus display and tours.
26-27 Apr: 1940s Weekend, Dover Transport Museum, Whitfield, Kent.
26-27 Apr: Colne Valley Railway Vintage Vehicle Weekend, Castle Hedingham, Essex 01787-461174.
27 Apr: National "Drive it" Day, Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs.
27 Apr: Classic & Vintage Ford Day, Ford cars, buses, trucks and tractors. British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland, Lancs.
27 Apr: Wheel Nuts 2014 (charity classic transport show), St. Roses School, Stratford Lawn, Stroud, Gloucester.
27 Apr: Sandbach Transport Festival, Cheshire.
27 Apr: Teesside Vintage Bus Running Day, based at Middlesbrough's Transporter Bridge. 01642-782796 or Email.
27 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Bristol Harbourside Bus Rally & Running Day, Canons Road, Bristol.
2-5 May: Abbey Hill Steam Rally, Yeovil.
3-4 May: Magnificent Motors, Eastbourne seafront, East Sussex. 01323-415442.
3-5 May: Trolley Weekend, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391
3-5 May: Llandudno Transport Festival, Bodafon Fields, Llandudno, North Wales.
3-5 May: Rushden Cavalcade of Transport & Country Fair, Rushden, Northants.
4 May: Municipal Running Day from Barry Depot. Cardiff Transport Preservation Group.
4 May: Catton Hall Classic Car & Transport Show, near Lichfield.
4 May: Bungay Classic Vehicle Rally & Country Fayre, Earsham Hall, Bungay, Norfolk NR35 2AN. Charity event, free entry for display vehicles. 07599-935113.
4 May: Blackpool Vehicle Preservation Group Rally, Old Ferry Terminal, Dock Road, Fleetwood.
4 May: Harlow Running Day, based at Harlow Bus Station, c/o Amersham & District Motorbus Society.
4 May: North East Bus & Coach Show, Metrocentre Coach Park, Gateshead.
4 May: Ipswich to Felixstowe Historic Vehicle Run, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
4 May: Annual London to Brighton Run, Historic Commercial Vehicle Society.
4-5 May: Bank Holiday Operating Days, The Transport Museum, Wythall.
5 May: "Sharpes Revisited", Independent Tours enthusiast trip to Sharpes based near Nottingham.
5 May: Vintage Bus Running Day on route 9H in central London.
10 May: Enthusiast trip to Watts, Bonvilston to ride on three Olympians. Pick-up 1100 Tresillian Way, Cardiff.
10 May: Theydon Bois Transport Bazaar & Vintage Bus Display, Theydon Bois Village Hall (opposite village green). No car parking at village hall. Email for details.
10 May: Rotherham Midland Road Depot Open Day, c/o First South Yorkshire. Celebrating 100 years of Rotherham buses.
10 May: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, in association with First South Yorkshire Depot Open Day (above).
10 May: Stagecoach Catford Garage Centenary Open Day.
10-11 May: "Suffolk made and Operated", East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft. 01502-518459.
10-11 May: UK Coach Rally, Alton Towers, Staffs.
11 May: Spring Transport Show, British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland, Lancs.
11 May: South Wales Classic Car Show, Pencoed Campus of Bridgend College. Buses welcome!
11 May: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
11 May: Basingstoke Festival of Transport & Autojumble (c/o The Thornycroft Society), War Memorial Park. 01256-844844.
11 May: Taunton Bus Running Day, Somerset, using vehicles from the Quantock Motor Services collection and other visiting guest vehicles.
17 May: Fenland Vintage Vehicle Gathering, Whittlesey Market Place and Thorney Abbey, Cambridgeshire.
17 May: South Shields Model Bus Show, Salvation Army Hall, Wawn Street, South Shields.
17 May: Golden Eagle Olympian Trip, an enthusiast trip to ride on 7 Golden Eagle Olympians. Pickup Glasgow North Hanover Street 1030.
17-18 May: Haworth 1940s Weekend, free vintage bus service operated by Aire Valley Transport Group.
17-18 May: Swansea Bus Museum South Wales Transport Centenary Weekend.
17-18 May: "Travel through Time" at the Faversham Transport Weekend, Faversham, Kent.
17-23 May: "The Best of Sheffield" week, Crich Tramway Village, including launch back into service of Sheffield's last tram, Roberts Car 510, at the weekend. Also hoping to attact vehicles with Cravens and Neepsend bodies. Contact the museum for entry forms.
18 May: Island Buses Running Day. Isle of Wight Bus Museum, Newport Quay.
18 May: Isle of Wight Festival of Transport, c/o Isle of Wight Steam Railway.
18 May: Annual Hastings Trolleybus Society Show, The Oval, Hastings.
18 May: LT Country Bus Rally, Sevenoaks.
18 May: Yeldham Transport Museum Open Day, Great Yeldham, Halstead, Essex.
18 May: Bude Classic Motor Show, Rugby Ground, Bude, Cornwall.
18 May: Scottish Vintage Bus Museum Bus Running Day, Lathalmond, Fife. 01383-623380.
24 May: Mid Sussex Transport Fair, Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 3DN. 07932-812268.
24 May: Stagecoach Cumbria and North Lancashire Bus Rally and Depot Open Day, Willowholme Depot, Carlisle, 1000-1600. Email for details.
24-25 May: AEC Society Annual Rally, Newark Showground, Notts. Road Run on Saturday, main rally on Sunday.
24-26 May: Trolley Weekend, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391
24-27 May: Earls Barton Festival of Transport, Aggate Way, Earls Barton, Northamptonshire.
25 May: 4th Morecambe Bay Running Day, Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust. Morecambe Promenade.
25 May: Tilford Bus & Coach Rally, Rural Life Centre, Tilford, Farnham.
25 May: Thanet Road Run.
25-26 May: "Beside the Seaside", Crich Tramway Village.
25-26 May: Classic Car & Vehicle Event, Killerton, Broadclyst, Devon.
25-26 May: Bank Holiday Operating Days, The Transport Museum, Wythall.
26 May: Model Bus Display, The Transport Museum, Wythall.
26 May: Quainton Vintage Bus Rally, Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Quainton, nr.Aylesbury, Bucks.
26 May: Fares Please - Bygone Buses & Coaches, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
26 May: Oxford Bus Museum, Teddy Bear Day. Free admission for any child with teddy bear.
29 May: "The Next Bus to Imber", lecture by Peter Hendy CBE, Commissioner of Transport for London. Bristol. See website for details.
30-31 May: London Transport Museum, Guided Tours at Acton Depot.
31 May: 85th Anniversary of Cheltenham District Transport, Stagecoach Running Day in Cheltenham / Gloucester / Tewkesbury.
31 May: "The Uttlesford Usher", enthusiast trip to ride on six Olympians from Lodge Coaches. Pick up Chelmsford Victoria Rd 1030.
31 May - 1 June: Barcelona International Classic Bus Rally, Barcelona, Spain.
31 May - 1 June: St.Albans Steam & Country Show, Oaklands College, St.Albans, Herts. 07896-555097.
1 June: Clacton Bus Rally & Running Day, Clacton Factory Outlet, Essex.
1 June: Slough Running Day, based at Slough Bus Station, Brunel Way, c/o Amersham & District Motorbus Society.
1 June: East Midlands Bus & Commercial Vehicle Rally, Wollaton Park, Nottingham, presented by Nottingham Heritage Vehicles.
1 June: Tyne Tees Run, Historic Commercial Vehicle Society.
1 June: The North West Vehicle Restoration Trust Annual Running & Open Day based from their premises at Kirkby, Liverpool.
1 June: Keighley Bus Museum "Away Day" at North West Vehicle Restoration Trust Running Day, Merseyside.
7 June: Metroline Open Day, Alperton Garage. 75 years since it opened.
7 June: "The Leicester Leaper", enthusiast tour featuring rides on MCW Metrobuses in the Leicester area.
7-8 June: Trolley Weekend, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391
7-8 June: LT Country Bus Rally, Hertford (afternoon run on Saturday, main event on Sunday).
8 June: Keighley Bus Museum Depot Open Day.
8 June: 46th East Coast Run, Hull (East Park) to Bridlington (Sewerby Fields).
8 June: Alf Tunstall Classic Bus Rally, Churnet Valley Steam Railway, nr.Stoke on Trent.
8 June: Luton Festival of Transport, Stockwood Park, Luton, Beds. 01525-852251.
8 June: Barry Festival of Transport, Hood Road, Barry. Contact Cardiff Transport Preservation Group.
8 June: Bromley Pageant of Motoring, Norman Park, Bromley, Kent.
8 June: Lewes Bus Rally, Malling Recreation Ground, Lewes, Sussex.
8 June: Summer Sizzler, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St., St.Helens. 01744-451681.
8 June: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
8 June: Castle Rally, Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum, Lincoln. 01522-500566.
11-15 June: Pickering 60s Festival, North Yorkshire.
14 June: "Under Milk Wood" Classic Vehicle Run, Mumbles, Swansea to Laugharne, Carmarthenshire. Free event. 07814-958379
14 June: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone.
14 June: National Express Dundee Depot Open Day, 10am to 4pm. Displays, tours, food, stalls etc. 44-48 East Dock Steet, Dundee DD1 3JS.
14-15 June: Clwyd Vintage Vehicle Rally, Oswestry Showground.
15 June: 21st Swansea Festival of Transport and 1st Welsh Coach Show. Swansea city squares, car parks, and grounds of the National Waterfront Museum. 07814-958379.
15 June: Oxford Bus Museum, Fathers' Day. Fathers admitted free when accompanied by a paying child.
15 June: Scottish Vintage Bus Museum Fife Historic Vehicle Club "Festival of Historic Transport", Lathalmond, Fife. 01383-623380.
15 June: Transport Festival, Trentham Gardens, Stoke-on-Trent. 01922-643385.
15 June: Durham Vintage Bus Gathering, based at Howlands park & ride, North East Bus Preservation Trust
15 June: "Festival of Transport" Bus & Commercial Vehicle Show, Dover Transport Museum, Whitfield, Kent.
15 June: Peak Park Preserved Bus Gathering, Rowsley South Station, Peak Rail Heritage Railway, on A6 between Bakewell and Matlock, Derbyshire.
15 June: Fathers Day Out, The Transport Museum, Wythall.
15 June: "Ridgeway Roundabout" (Henley to Quainton), Historic Commercial Vehicle Society.
15 June: Classic Vehicle Day, Gloucester Warwickshire Railway, Toddington, Gloucestershire.
20-22 June: Royal Blue & Associated Motorways Vintage Coach Run from London to Bournemouth via Guildford, Bournemouth to Minehead via Bridgwater or Exeter and an Exmoor Tour. 07990 505373.
21 June: Model Bus Federation Annual Transport Exhibition, Central United Reformed Church, Sheffield. Email for details.
21 June: "The Lincs to Humber Way", enthusiast tour using 7 assorted deckers from 2 Way, Scunthorpe. Pickup Scunthorpe Railway Station 1115.
21 June: Stockwell Garage Open Day. Display of buses associated with the Grade II listed garage plus free bus rides and other activities.
21-22 June: Worldwide Trolley Weekend, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391
22 June: Bus Rally, Hollycombe Steam Museum, Hants. 01428-724900.
22 June: Westminster City Council "Year of the Bus" Cavalcade in Regent Street. No fee, just turn up.
22 June: Glasgow West End Festival Vintage Bus Running Day, frequent free service around west end of Glasgow using buses from the GVVT collection, and a display at the Riverside Museum.
22 June: "Hop on a Bus" Day, East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft. 01502-518459.
22 June: Totally Transport 2014, New South Promenade and Ocean Boulevard, Blackpool. Classic cars, buses & trams.
22 June: Keighley Bus Museum "Away Day" at Totally Transport, Blackpool.
22 June: Heritage Bus Day, Manchester Museum of Transport, 0161-205-2122.
22 June: North Weald Bus Rally, North Weald airfield, near Epping CM16 6HR.
27-28 June: London Transport Museum, Guided Tours at Acton Depot.
28 June: Fulwell Garage Open Day.
28 June: EVENT CANCELLED Western Greyhound Heritage Running Day, Newquay, Cornwall.
28 June: Ipswich Transport & Model Festival, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
28-29 June: "Strawberries & Steam", Lottmead Fruit Farm, Swindon. Email for details.
29 June: Annual Reading Buses Family Open Day, Great Knollys Street, Reading. 0118-959-4000.
29 June: "The Leicester Liason", enthusiast tour featuring rides on Metrobus, Scania N113 and Olympians. Pickup outside Leicester rail station at 12:30.
29 June: Cornish Coastal Commercial Run, Summercourt, Newquay.
29 June: Bus & Coach Preservation Show at Hertfordshire County Show, The Showground, Dunstable Road, Redbourn AL3 7PT.
29 June: Ringwood Bus Rally, c/o Wessex Transport Society.
5 July: Exeter Bus & Coach Station 50th Anniversary. All relevant classic vehicles welcome. Contact the Devon General Society Events Officer.
5 July: Model Bus Federation Lancashire Area Show, Nelson Independent Methodist Church, Netherfield Road, Nelson BB9 9AW (adjacent to Nelson Interchange for bus/train visitors).
5 July: Metroline Potters Bar Garage Open Day.
5-6 July: Bus & Coach Weekend, Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, Wirksworth, Derbyshire DE4 4FB. Limited space, book in early. Free all day rail rover ticket each entry. Call 07590-992627 or Email.
5-6 July: The Llangollen Railway Classic Transport Weekend.
5-6 July: Teddy Bears Picnic Trolley Weekend, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391
5-6 July: Wiston Steam Rally, Steyning, West Sussex, with gathering of Southdown buses.
5-6 July: North Norfolk Railway Vintage Transport Festival & Bus Weekend at Holt Station (A148). Free Vintage Buses Holt-Sheringham.
6 July: Uncompleted Northern Line extension Walk & Study Tour. Finsbury Park to Highgate. Email for details.
6 July: First Bolton Depot Open Day, Weston Street, Bolton.
6 July: Aston Manor Road Transport Museum, Open Day, Shenstone Drive, off Northgate, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
6 July: East Lancashire Bus Rally, Darwen Transport Museum Trust, Winfield's site, Haslingden.
6 July: The 8th Annual Peterborough Bus & Commercial Vehicle Rally, Sacrewell Farm (A47/A1 junction). All buses and commercials welcome. Free entry.
11 July: Olympian Tour, enthusiast evening visit to D.W.Coaches of Clay Cross. Pickup from Chesterfield railway station at 1800.
12 July: Birkenhead Buses Running Day, Wirral Transport Museum, Merseyside.
12 July: "Tropical Tri-axles", enthusiast tour featuring rides on a selection of former overseas deckers.
12 July: Wirral Transport Museum, 95th Anniversary of Motorbuses in Birkenhead. Three free Birkenhead buses running from museum from 1000 and Park Station from 1230. 0151-647-2128.
12-13 July: RM60, 60th anniversary of the Routemaster, Finsbury Park, London N4.
12-13 July: Edwardian Weekend, Crich Tramway Village.
12-13 July: Ardingly Vintage & Classic Vehicle Show, Ardingly, West Sussex.
13 July: Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway 7th Classic Bus Rally & Running Day, Toddington Station.
13 July: Merseyside Transport Trust, Open Day.
13 July: What's in Store? See behind the scenes, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
13 July: Pre-1980 Bus Rally, Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill. City of Portsmouth Preserved Transport Depot.
13 July: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
13 July: West Riding Bus Group Running Day & Vehicle Rally, Heath Common, Wakefield. Free heritage services, supported by Dewsbury Bus Museum and others.
13 July: Haverhill Historic Transport Rally & Road Run, Haverhill, Suffolk.
19 July: Ebbw Vale Classic Bus Day, Ebbw Vale town centre.
19 July: Walworth Garage Open Day.
19 July: Alton Bristol RE and Country Pub Running Day. Hants & Surrey RE Group.
19 July: Centenary of Douglas Corporation buses as part of the Douglas Carnival, Isle of Man. Parade of preserved D C T buses provided by Jurby Transport Museum.
19 July: Ebbw Vale Classic Bus Day, Wales.
19-20 July: Norwich Charity Motor Show, Norwich Show Ground, Dereham Road, Costessey, NR5 0TT. Entries need to be pre-booked.
19-20 July: Classic Transport Weekend, Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, Wirksworth, Derbyshire DE4 4FB.
19-20 July: Festival of Model Tramways, Manchester Museum of Transport, 0161-205-2122.
20 July: Tram Sunday, Fleetwood Festival of Transport.
20 July: Classic & Vintage Gathering, Grampian Transport Museum, Alford, Aberdeenshire.
20 July: LT Country Bus Rally, recreation of works journeys to Fort Halstead.
20 July: Centenary Day, Hornsby Travel, Normanby Park, Scunthorpe.
20 July: Devon Coastal Run, Exeter to Bovey Tracey, c/o Historic Transport Club.
20 July: Colne Valley Railway Bus Rally, Castle Hedingham, Essex 01787-461174. All vehicles welcome.
20 July: Beaumanor Hall Classic Car & Transport Show, Woodhouse, Leicestershire.
20 July: Nottingham Area Bus Society's Bus Gathering and Running Day.
20 July: Trent/Barton and East Midlands Buses Gathering & Running Day, Transport Heritage Centre, Ruddington.
25-26 July: London Transport Museum, Guided Tours at Acton Depot.
25-27 July: Netley Marsh Steam & Craft Show, Meadowmead Farm, Netley Marsh, Hampshire.
26 July: "Gathering preview", including twilight trolleybuses, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391
27 July: The Sandtoft Gathering, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391
27 July: Classic Bus Display, Locomotion (National Railway Museum, Shildon). c/o Aycliffe & District Bus Preservation Society.
27 July: Festival of Black Country Vehicles. See the largest rally of Black Country-manufactured vehicles as they cavalcade around the Museum.
27 July: Crosville Motor Services Running Day, Weston-super-Mare beach lawns with extensive free vintage bus links to the depot, which has free parking. Visiting vehicles welcome. 01934-635259.
27 July: Classic & Vintage Bus Day, Cambridge Museum of Technology, Cheddars Lane, Cambridge, in conjunction with Cambridge Omnibus Society. Free shuttle bus between museum and bus station. Vehicles must pre-book. Andy Baker 01353-741367 or John Wakefield 01223-843802. Space still available for visiting buses & coaches.
30 July - 3 Aug: Manx Heritage Transport Festival, Isle of Man.
30 July: Noggin, Nosh & Natter, Commercial Transport in Preservation, The George Inn, Longbridge Deverill, near Warminster.
1-3 Aug: Military and Flying Machines, Upminster, Essex.
1-3 Aug: Gloucestershire Steam & Vintage Extravaganza, South Cerney airfield, nr.Cirencester.
2 Aug: Annual Train & Transport Social Event, The Chequers, Laddingford, Kent ME18 6BP from 11am. Train layouts, classic vehicles, real ales etc. All welcome.
2-3 Aug: Croft Military & Historic Vehicle Rally, Croft Circuit, near Darlington.
2-3 Aug: West Somerset Railway Steam Fayre & Vintage Vehicle Rally, Allerford Lane, Norton Fitzwarren, Somerset (probably including Quantock Motor Services classic bus services between Taunton bus & railway stations and the rally site).
3 Aug: The Provincial Society Gosport Bus Rally, Stokes Bay, Gosport, Hants.
3 Aug: Trans Pennine Run, Historic Commercial Vehicle Society, from Middleton, near Manchester, to Harrogate.
3 Aug: York Pullman Heritage Bus Tour, enthusiast visit, starting from Memorial Gardens, York at 1200.
3 Aug: World War 1 Event, London Bus Museum, Brooklands.
3 Aug: Summer Bus Rally, Spa Valley Railway, Eridge Station.
3 Aug: ** REVISED DATE ** Western National Preservation Group Plymouth Bus & Vehicle Rally, Plymouth Hoe.
3 Aug: Hebden Bridge vintage rally.
3 Aug: Eastbourne Bus Running Day, based at Eastbourne Station with a free service to bus display at Miniature Steam Railway.
9 Aug: West Mersea Lions Fun Day, with Transport Running Day and Colne Estuary Bus Display.
9-10 Aug: Castle Hill Car Festival, South Molton, Devon.
9-10 Aug: Trolley Weekend, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391
9-10 Aug: Vintage Transport Weekend, Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park, Sussex.
9-10 Aug: Firle Vintage Summer Fair, Classic and Vintage vehicles at Firle Place, East Sussex BN8 6LP.
9-10 Aug: 1940s Weekend, Crich Tramway Village.
10 Aug: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
10 Aug: "Built at Workington Day", North West Vehicle Restoration Trust, including routes based in the Kirkby area. Special trips, stands and refreshments at their Kirkby base.
10 Aug: Bristol Vintage Bus Group Avon Valley Railway Rally and Open Day based at Brislington Park & Ride, featuring the Lodekka.
10 Aug: Herne Bay Bus Rally, William Street Car Park, Herne Bay. Email for info.
10 Aug: Classic Car & Transport Show, Shugborough Hall, Milford, near Stafford.
16-17 Aug: Bedford OB 2014 Get-Together, private event, Luton.
16-17 Aug: Open Weekend, Scottish Vintage Bus Museum, Lathalmond, Fife. 01383-623380.
16-17 Aug: Burley Summer Festival, Grange Road, Burley-in-Wharfedale LS29 7NF.
17 Aug: Hemel Hempstead Running Day, based at Hemel Bus Station, c/o Amersham & District Motorbus Society.
17 Aug: Aston Manor Road Transport Museum, 100 Years of Guy. Shenstone Drive, off Northgate, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
23 Aug: ** EVENT POSTPONED TO 2015 ** LT Country Bus Rally, recreation of Greenline route 703 Wrotham to Amersham.
23-24 Aug: "Dunsfold Wings & Wheels", Dunsfold Park, Surrey. In association with Brooklands Museum.
23-24 Aug: Heritage Bus Shuttle, Coventry Transport Museum to Festival of Motoring at Stoneleigh. Six vehicles running. Phone Roger 07889-214236 for details.
23-25 Aug: Classic Transport Gathering, Crich Tramway Village.
23-25 Aug: 'Blues & Twos' Trolley Weekend, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391
23-25 Aug: Rudgwick Steam & Country Show, The Showground, Rudgwick, W.Sussex. 01403-822378.
23-25 Aug: Hellingly Festival of Transport, Broad Farm, Hellingly, East Sussex. 01323-843202.
24 Aug: ** EVENT POSTPONED TO 2015 ** LT Country Bus Rally, mini running day on rural routes from Chesham, plus return of Greenline route 703 Amersham to Wrotham.
24 Aug: Eastern Transport Collection Annual Rally, Old Buckenham Airfield.
24-25 Aug: Transport Rally, Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway, Torfaen, S.Wales. 01639-720708.
24-25 Aug: The Big Operating Day & Metro-Cammell Celebration The Transport Museum, Wythall.
25 Aug (provisional): Six Towns Running Day, Stoke on Trent. More details to follow.
25 Aug: Ride a Fire Engine Day, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
25 Aug: Seaburn Historic Vehicle Display, Seaburn Recreation Ground, North East Bus Preservation Trust
25 Aug: 'Imberbus' service, using Routemaster buses from Warminster railway station, across rarely-seen parts of Salisbury Plain. Timetable on website two weeks before the event.
27-31 Aug: Great Dorset Steam Fair, Tarrant Hinton, near Blandford Forum.
29-30 Aug: London Transport Museum, Guided Tours at Acton Depot.
31 Aug: Leeds City Transport Vintage Bus Running Day "Loiners Return", classic Leeds buses operating free services. Email for details.
31 Aug: Key Publishing Buses 2014 Festival, Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, Warwickshire.
31 Aug: "The Thames Triumph", enthusiast tour featuring rides on a selection of Leyland Olympians and MCW Metrobuses.
31 Aug: Lytham Hall Vintage Bus & Coach Day, with Ribble Vehicle Reservation Trust. Lytham St Annes FY8 4JX.
31 Aug: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Medway Bus Rally, Rochester Coach Park.
6 Sept: Chingford Royal Forest Hotel, bus display and collectors fair. Email for details.
6 Sept: Ellie RoseBus Tour, Step Tours enthusiast trip to Ellie Rose at Hull.
6-7 Sept: Model Weekend, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391
6-7 Sept: Autumn Gala Weekend, East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft. 01502-518459.
7 Sept: Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway Bus Rally. 01797-362353 or email
7 Sept: Horsham Bus Rally, Hop Oast, Horsham, West Sussex. Free 15 minute service from the town centre.
7 Sept: Leicester Transport Heritage Trust Bus Running Day, associated with Abbey Pumping Station's "Seaside Special" event.
7 Sept: First Leicester Open Day, and LTHT Vintage Bus Rally Excursion, starting from Doncaster station at 0900.
7 Sept: Tetbury Classic Vehicle Show, Memorial Recreation Ground, Tetbury, Glos. Phone 01666-503952 or Email for details.
7 Sept: Dudley Classic Car & Transport Show, Himley Hall, nr. Dudley, West Midlands.
7 Sept: Hampton Transport Gala, 150th anniversary of Hampton Station, including bus display, local bus tours, steam loco etc.
7 Sept: 'On The Buses' Classic Bus & Coach Day, Bewdley Station, Severn Valley Railway. For vehicle and stall entry forms contact Andrew Hawthorn on 07775-746926 or email.
7 Sept: Farnborough Bus Running Day, Sixth Form College, Prospect Ave, Farnborough, Hants, in association with ADBIG.
7 Sept: Trans Lancs Transport Show, Heaton Park, with free heritage bus service to Manchester Museum of Transport, 0161-205-2122.
7 Sept: Autumn Road Run, Commercial Transport in Preservation.
7 Sept: Keighley Bus Museum "Away Day" at the Trans Lancs Rally.
13 Sept: Centenary of West Bromwich buses, See the surviving West Bromwich buses to celebrate the centenary of the first bus service in West Bromwich. Also marking centenary of Guy Motors.
13-14 Sept: Birkenhead Park Festival of Transport, Wirral.
13-14 Sept: Peterborough Classic & Vintage Vehicle Show, The Embankment, Peterborough 01733-453547.
13-14 Sept: 'Electric 50', half a century of trams at Crich Tramway Village.
13-14 Sept: Oxford Bus Museum buses offering free rides on the streets of Oxford as part of the city's Open Doors Weekend.
13-14 Sept: "Battle Bus" Open Weekend, London Transport Museum.
13-14 Sept: Transport Collectors Fair and Steam Weekend,
Bury Transport Museum / East Lancs Railway, Bolton Street Station, Bury BL9 0LN.
13-14 Sept: Heritage Open Days (free admission), Manchester Museum of Transport, 0161-205-2122.
14 Sept: Autumn Transport Show. British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland, Lancs.
14 Sept: Merseyside Transport Trust, Annual Running Day, Liverpool, South Parkway.
14 Sept: Bus & Coach Wales 2014, Rhyd y car Leisure Centre, Merthyr Tydfil; c/o Cardiff Transport Preservation Group.
14 Sept: Classic Vehicle Day, Gloucester Warwickshire Railway, Toddington, Gloucestershire.
14 Sept: South Yorkshire Transport Rally, and Open Day at the South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Aldwarke, Rotherham.
14 Sept: Blackpool Vehicle Preservation Group, Display of buses, commercials and militaries with judging. Fairhaven Lake, Lytham St Annes.
20 Sept: Kingsbridge 7'6" wide Vintage Bus Running Day, Kingsbridge bus station, The Quay. 07990-505373.
20-21 Sept: Kettering Vintage Rally and Steam Fayre, Cranford, Northants.
20-21 Sept: European Trolley Weekend, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391
20-21 Sept: North Norfolk Railway 1940s Weekend, with free vintage bus servicee Holt-Sheringham.
20-21 Sept: Kop Hill Climb Vintage Transport Weekend, Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway, Oxfordshire.
20-21 Sept: "Salute to the '40s Weekend". Chatham Historic Dockyard, Kent. 01634-823800.
21 Sept: Family Fun Day, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St., St.Helens. 01744-451681.
21 Sept: Amberley Bus Show and Riders Day, Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, West Sussex. 01798-831370.
21 Sept: Annual Gathering, West Country Historic Omnibus & Transport Trust, Devon County Showground, Westpoint, Exeter (M5, J30).
21 Sept: SHOWBUS International, Duxford airfield, Cambridgeshire.
26-27 Sept: London Transport Museum, Guided Tours at Acton Depot.
27 Sept: Orpington Transport Fair, Crofton Halls, Crofton Lane, Orpington, BR6 8PR. 07932-812268.
27 Sept: Red & White Day, at the "Ferry Inn", Beachley, Gloucestershire; c/o Cardiff Transport Preservation Group.
28 Sept: Keighley Bus Museum Depot Open Day featuring the AEC Regent.
28 Sept: Inaugural Dublin Port Rally, national gathering for vintage buses and commercials in Ireland. Tours of port in preserved buses.
28 Sept: Potteries Connection Running Day, Gladstone Pottery Museum, Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke on Trent ST3 1PQ.
4 Oct: Theydon Bois Transport Bazaar & Vintage Bus Display, Theydon Bois Village Hall (opposite village green). No car parking at village hall. Email for details.
4 Oct: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone.
4 Oct: Visit to 2 Way Transport of Scunthorpe.
4-5 Oct: "Life on the Holme Front" 1940s Weekend, Holmewood Hall, Holme, Peterborough.
5 Oct: Wirral Bus & Tram Show, Birkenhead, 10am to 4pm. All vehicles welcome. Email John Nolan or phone 0151-639-4929.
5 Oct: Anniversary Celebration Excursion, Thornes Independent Coaches, Hemingbrough.
5 Oct: Classic Vehicles Day, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
5 Oct: Amersham Running Day, based at car park adjoining Met Station, King George V Road, c/o Amersham & District Motorbus Society.
5 Oct: Bluebell Railway Vintage Bus Running Day, Sheffield Park, Sussex.
5 Oct: West of England Transport Collection Open Day, Winkleigh airfield, Devon. 07855-125913 or email.
5 Oct: Oxford Bus Museum, Rally and Running Day.
5 Oct: St Leger Historic Vehicle Rally, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391
12 Oct: Autumn Model Transport Show. British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland, Lancs.
12 Oct: Autumn Running Day, The Transport Museum, Wythall.
12 Oct: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
12 Oct: Amberley Vintage Vehicles & Industrial Trains, Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, West Sussex. 01798-831370.
12 Oct: Yorkshire Dales Vintage Bus & Coach Running Day, Skipton. Aire Valley Transport Group.
12 Oct: Warminster Vintage Bus Running Day, West Wiltshire.
12 Oct: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Open Day, Bridgeton depot, Fordneuk Street, Glasgow. 0141-554-0544.
12 Oct: Road Transport Event, Great Central Railway (North), Transport Heritage Centre, Ruddington.
12 Oct: Castle Point Transport Museum Open Day, Point Rd., Canvey Island, Essex. 01268-684272.
14 Oct: Samuel Ledgard Bus Company Reunion. Nostalgia evening at the Rose & Crown pub, Bondgate, Otley from 7:30pm. 0113-236-3695 or Email.
18 Oct: Wheels by Lamplight, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
18 Oct: The Provincial Society Annual Indoor Transport Fair, Portchester Parish Hall PO16 9PY.
18-19 Oct: Isle of Wight Beer & Buses Weekend, Isle of Wight Bus Museum, Newport Quay. Incorporating the Isle of Wight Autumn Running Day on the Sunday.
19 Oct: Aston Manor Road Transport Museum, Tracline Running Day, Shenstone Drive, off Northgate, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
19 Oct: TransportFest 2014, London Bus Museum, Brooklands.
19 Oct: Heritage Bus Day, Manchester Museum of Transport, 0161-205-2122.
25 Oct: Samuel Ledgard Society 10th Annual Transport Collectors Fair, Pudsey Civic Hall, Dawson's Corner, 10am to 4pm. 0113-236-3695 or Email.
25 Oct: Twilight Trolleybuses, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391.
25 Oct: LOTS Autumn Transport Spectacular, RAF Museum, Colindale, London NW9, 1030-1530. Email for inquiries and stand bookings.
25 Oct - 2 Nov: Starlight Specials, Crich Tramway Village, evening trams and lights through the week.
26 Oct: Ghost Hunt (adults only), North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St., St.Helens. 01744-451681.
26 Oct: Bristol Vintage Bus Group Mini Running Day from Brislington.
26 Oct: End of Season Trolley Day, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391.
26 Oct: Swansea Bus Museum Running Day.
2 Nov: Open Day, Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum, Lincoln. 01522-500566.
2 Nov: Special Excursion to Lincoln Museum Open Day (see above) from Doncaster Railway Station.
8 Nov: Barnet Transport Fair, Christ Church Hall, St. Albans Road, High Barnet EN5 4LA. Email for details.
9 Nov: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
9 Nov: The Winter Warmer, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
9 Nov: Exeter Twilight Heritage Bus Running Event, Exeter Bus Station, 1500-2000. Email for details.
16 Nov: Dewsbury Bus Museum, Autumn Open Day.
22 Nov: Epsom & Ewell Transport Fair, Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell, KT17 1UF. 07932-812268.
16 Mar: Presbus Open Day, Portsmouth Enterprise Centre.
28-29 Nov: London Transport Museum, Guided Tours at Acton Depot.
30 Nov: Aston Manor Road Transport Museum, Collectors Fair / Autojumble, Shenstone Drive, off Northgate, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
6 Dec: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone.
6 Dec: The Christmas Cracker, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
6-7 Dec: Christmas Cracker & collectors' fair, Manchester Museum of Transport, 0161-205-2122.
13-14 Dec: Santa Special Weekend, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St., St.Helens. 01744-451681.
13-14 Dec: Oxford Bus Museum, Santa Weekend.
14 Dec: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
20 Dec: Santa Special, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St., St.Helens. 01744-451681.
25 Dec: Christmas Day Buses from Keighley Bus Museum.
27 Dec: Mid Sussex Transport Fair, Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 3DN. 07932-812268.


Events Diary 2015

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28 Mar: South East Bus Festival, Kent Showground, Detling.
3 May: Abingdon Air & Country Show, Abingdon Airfield (Dalton Barracks), Oxfordshire.
3-4 May: King Alfred Running Gala Weekend and Transport Enthusiasts Bazaar, Winchester.
17 May: Potteries Transport Rally & Running Day, venue to be advised.
7 June: Southdown 100 Rally, Southsea Common.
19 July: Alton Bus Rally & Running Day, Anstey Park, Alton.
26 July: Worthing Sea Front Bus Rally & Running Day, Worthing, West Sussex.


Please note that I cannot guarantee that any event listed above will actually take place - merely that it was intended to (I went to the Shoreham Bus Rally in 1998 without checking first and it had been cancelled - I should listen to my own advice ! I also went to the White Waltham Air Display in 2000 and that had been cancelled as well - I obviously never learn !). I also don't guarantee the accuracy of the information, but I do my best..........

Please send details of any suitable event that you know about, and I will list it.


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