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Last updated 19 January 2018

This page lists events, rallies, museum open days 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.

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


Events Diary 2018

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1 Jan: Oxford Bus Museum, New Year's Day vintage bus Running Day on three different routes: Oxford Parkway, Witney & Woodstock, plus sales stalls.
1 Jan: King Alfred mini Running Day, three King Alfred buses providing free vintage services around Winchester 1000-1600. 01737-823436. ("Hants & Dorset" free journeys 0945 & 1445 Winchester to Southampton and 1045 & 1545 Southampton to Winchester marking 50th anniversary of H&D Lodekka 1577.)
1 Jan: "376 Running Day". Free preserved buses running every 30 mins 0930-1700 on Route 376 between Wells & Bristol (Marlborough Street Bus Station).
1 Jan: 2nd Coventry Running Day and Bus Fayre in conjunction with Bus & Coach Preservation magazine, at Butts Arena 1000-1600. Visiting vehicles (static or running) welcome. For entries phone Roger Burdett 07889-214236 or email here.
6 Jan: Chiswick Transport Collectors Fair, Chiswick Town Hall.
6 Jan: The Salt End Skipper, Ellie Rose Coaches of Hull hosting an enthusiast running day. Pick up at 1045 from Hull Truck Theatre.
7 Jan: "Buses on the Cobbles". A last chance to photograph Black Prince & friends at Morley bus stops and cobbled streets before town centre redevelopment. Bus display and short journeys around town. Email for details.
13 Jan: 23rd Annual Railway / Bus Collectors Fair, Pudsey Civic Hall, near Leeds, 1000-1500. Tel Barry Rennison at 0113-236-3695 or email for details.
13 Jan: The Desborough Desire", running day at Hamilton's of Desborough in aid of restoration of Northampton Daimler CVG6 DNH 197. Pickup Leicester station 1000.
14 Jan: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
14 Jan: Nottingham Heritage Vehicles Charity Open Day, Portland Road, Hucknall.
20 Jan: Model Bus & Railway Exhibition, The Crossing Church, Newcastle Avenue, Worksop, Notts, 10am to 4pm. Displays and trade stalls. Contact 01909-281566.
26 Jan: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
27-28 Jan: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours 'Winter Gold' Operating Weekend.
3 Feb: The 2 Way Specialty, depot visit and running day at 2 Way Transport, Scunthorpe. Pickup 1030 from outside Scunthorpe railway station.
10 Feb: Staines Transport Collectors Fair, Hythe Centre, Thorpe Road, Staines TW18 3HD. Free vintage buses from Staines railway station. Contact Julian Bowden, 21 Forde Ave, Bromley, BR1 3EU (SAE please) 07932-812268.
11 Feb: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
13 Feb: Bus Slide show at 1900, Wellingborough Museum, Castle Way, Wellingborough NN8 1XB. Email for details.
17 Feb: Enfield Transport Bazaar, St.Paul's Centre, 102 Church St., Enfield. 2 minutes walk from Enfield Chase Station and 10 minutes from Enfield Town Stn. 1100-1430, £3, very limited car parking. Email for details.
17 Feb: "Berkshire Yard Bash", a trip around Berkshire on a 2005 VDL Bova Futura visiting a variety of depots and yards in the area.
17 Feb: "Cotswold Large & Popular", enthusiast tour using 4 ex Hong Kong Olympians on roads around South Cotswolds. Pick up Moreton-in-Marsh station 0910.
17 Feb: Buses by Night, Aldridge Transport Museum, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
17 Feb: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone ME16 8RG.
17 Feb: Auction of London's Transport Collectables, Croydon Park Hotel, Altyre Rd., Croydon. 01737-237505.
18 Feb: "Everything has Doors" Bus Event, Epping Ongar Railway.
23-24 Feb: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
24 Feb: Shoreham Transport Fair, The Shoreham Centre, Pond Road, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5WU.
24-25 Feb: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours 'Winter Gold' Operating Weekend.
25 Feb: Swansea Bus Museum Running Day. Free trips on nostalgic routes.
4 Mar: Cosham Spring Transport Fair, Community Centre, Wootton Street, Cosham, Portsmouth PO6 3AP. 1000-1530, £1.50. Stalls, refreshments, model displays and free bus trips. Email for details.
4 Mar: Spring Heritage Bus Running Day, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St., St.Helens.
10 Mar: "The Harpurs Hurrah", visit to Harpurs Coaches of Derby. 1030 pickup from Derby Railway Station and 1035 outside Millets on Morledge. £10 payable on the day.
11 Mar: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
11 Mar: Dewsbury Bus Museum, Open Day and Spring Transport Fair.
18 Mar: Retrobus - The Bristol VRT, Running Day from Winchester Broadway.
18 Mar: Tavistock Mini Running Day. Invited vehicles recreate a day out in 1968
23-24 Mar: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
24 Mar: Twilight Vintage Buses, Running Evening around Oxford City Centre, Oxford Bus Museum.
24 Mar: "The South Yorkshireman", enthusiast visit to Powells Coaches of Hellaby. Pickup 0945 at Meadowhall and 1025 at Doncaster. Hope to use 8 buses from their fleet.
24-25 Mar: Spring Spectacular Transport Collectors' Market, Manchester Museum of Transport.
25 Mar: Bristol Vintage Bus Group Spring Mini Running Day, based at Flowers Hill, Brislington.
25 Mar: Models in the Museum, Aldridge Transport Museum, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
25 Mar: Gillingham (Dorset) Gathering, Commercial Transport in Preservation.
30 Mar: Museum Reopening Day, Grampian Transport Museum, Alford, Aberdeenshire.
31 Mar - 1 Apr: Kirkby Stephen & Brough Easter Commercial Vehicle Rally and Running Days. Stalls and displays at Kirkby Stephen Town Centre, East Station yard and Brough.
31 Mar - 1 Apr: Easter Family Treasure Trail, East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft. 01502-518459.
31 Mar - 2 Apr: Easter Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
1 Apr: Easter TransportFest Show, Museum of Power, Maldon Essex,
1 Apr: Easter Egg Hunt, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St., St.Helens.
1 Apr: Open Day. Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum, Lincoln.
1 Apr: Easter Chick Hunt, Oxford Bus Museum. Free rides.
1 Apr: Weston Park Transport Show, Weston Park, Shropshire. 01922-643385.
1-2 Apr: Medway Festival of Steam & Transport, Chatham Historic Dockyard, Kent. 01634-823800
1-2 Apr: World War II - Home Front, Crich Tramway Village.
2 Apr: Oxford Bus Museum Bus Running Day with regular services to Oxford Parkway, Witney and Woodstock.
5-8 Apr: Great North Steam Fair, Beamish, County Durham.
7 Apr: South East Bus Festival, Celebrating 60 years of the Leyland Atlantean. Kent Showground, Detling.
7 Apr: Enfield Transport Bazaar, St.Paul's Centre, 102 Church St., Enfield. 2 minutes walk from Enfield Chase Station and 10 minutes from Enfield Town Stn. 1100-1430, £3, very limited car parking. Email for details.
8 Apr: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
8 Apr: Watford and Garston Running Day, c/o Amersham & District Motorbus Society.
14 Apr: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone ME16 8RG.
14-15 Apr: Fairground Organ Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
15 Apr: Spring Bus & Coach Gathering, London Bus Museum, Brooklands, Surrey.
15 Apr: Penzance Vintage Bus Running Day. Free vintage bus services in West Cornwall.
21 Apr: Bus & Rail Event, Quorn & Woodhouse Station Yard, Leicestershire, 1000-1700. Vintage bus rides from Quorn Station, vehicle display and transport sale stalls.
21-22 Apr: Wellingborough Bus Rally, Wellingborough Museum. 1000-1600 both days, free entry, rides, stalls, refreshments. Email for details.
21-22 Apr: Festival of Model Tramways, Manchester Museum of Transport.
22 Apr: Spring Road Run, Warminster to Crockerton, Commercial Transport in Preservation.
22 Apr: LT Country Bus Rally, East Grinstead.
22 Apr: Amberley Spring Bus Show, Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, West Sussex.
22 Apr: Spring Running Day, Aldridge Transport Museum, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
22 Apr: Road Transport Event, Great Central Railway (North), Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre, Ruddington.
22 Apr: National "Drive it" Day, Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs.
22 Apr: Teesside Vintage Bus Running Day organised by The Teesside 500 Group, based at Middlesbrough's Transporter Bridge. Email for details or phone 01642-317039 (withheld numbers barred).
23 Apr: Morley St George's Day Parade. A Black Prince bus will be in the parade followed by classic vehicle display at the Rugby Club. Email for details.
27-28 Apr: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
28 Apr: National Welsh 40th Anniversary, recreation of express coach routes Cheltenham to Cardiff and Cardiff to Barry.
28 Apr: Irish Transport Heritage Bus & Coach Rally, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Cultra, County Down.
28-29 Apr: UK Coach Rally, Blackpool Promenade.
29 Apr: Depot Running Day Cardiff Transport Preservation Group, travel around the area by classic bus.
29 Apr: Keighley Bus Museum Open Day with free heritage bus services.
4-7 May: Llandudno Transport Festival, Bodafon Fields, Llandudno, North Wales.
4-7 May: Abbey Hill Steam Rally, Yeovil.
5 May: Theydon Bois Transport Bazaar & Vintage Bus Display, Theydon Bois Village Hall (opposite village green). No car parking at village hall. Email for details.
5-6 May: Magnificent Motors, Eastbourne seafront, East Sussex. 01323-415415.
5-7 May: May Day Bank Holiday Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
5-7 May: Rushden Cavalcade of Transport & Country Fair, Rushden, Northants.
6 May: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Depot Open Sunday. 0141-554-0544.
6 May: Abingdon Air & Country Show, Abingdon Airfield (Dalton Barracks), Oxfordshire.
6 May: Ipswich to Felixstowe Historic Vehicle Run, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
6 May: North East Bus & Coach Show, Spillers Wharf, Newcastle Quayside.
6 May: Catton Hall Classic Car & Transport Show, near Lichfield.
6 May: Blackpool Vehicle Preservation Group Rally, Jubilee Gardens, North Promenade, Cleveleys.
6 May: Bungay Lions Classic Vehicle Rally, Earsham Hall, Bungay, NR35 2AN. Tel 07599-935165 for stalls or 07599-935113 for vehicle entries.
6 May: Annual London to Brighton Run, Historic Commercial Vehicle Society.
6-7 May: "Beer and Bands", Crich Tramway Village, Matlock, Derbyshire.
6-7 May: May Day Open Weekend, The Transport Museum, Wythall.
7 May: King Alfred Running Day, vintage bus services on routes in and around Winchester operated by Friends of King Alfred Buses and visiting vehicles. 01737-823436.
7 May: Oxford Bus Museum, Bank Holiday Free Vintage Buses to Oxford Parkway, Witney and Woodstock.
12-13 May: "Travel through Time" at the Faversham Transport Weekend, Faversham, Kent.
12-13 May: London Transport Weekend, Epping Ongar Railway.
12-13 May: "1940s Weekend", East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft. 01502-518459.
13 May: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Bus & Coach Running Day from Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
13 May: LT Country Bus Rally, Sevenoaks.
13 May: West Riding Bus Group Scarborough BusFest and Running Day, Scarborough seafront, featuring United Auto buses.
13 May: Basingstoke Festival of Transport & Autojumble, War Memorial Park.
13 May: Minehead-Porlock-Lynmouth. Frequent service throughout the day with buses from the Quantock Heritage collection and guest vehicles. Details here
13 May: Bus & Coach Day, Mid-Norfolk Railway, Dereham, Norfolk NR19 1DF.
13 May: Chippenham Vintage Bus Rally & Running Day. See website for details and application forms.
19 May: Auto Extravaganza, Rotary Club, Leek, Staffs, Heakley Hall Farm, Norton Green, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 8PW.
19 May: Wales on Wheels 2018. National Waterfront Museum and Dylan Thomas Square, Swansea.
19-20 May: Haworth 1940s Weekend, free vintage bus service operated by Aire Valley Transport Group.
20 May: Fenland BusFest, Whittlesey Market Place, Cambridgeshire, with free buses to Peterborough, Thorney, Ramsey, March & Chatteris.
19-20 May: "Rydabus", Island Buses Running Day based at Isle of Wight Bus & Coach Museum, Ryde.
20 May: Isle of Wight Festival of Transport, c/o Isle of Wight Steam Railway.
20 May: Annual Hastings Trolleybus Society Show, The Oval, Hastings.
20 May: South Wales Classic Car Show, Cardiff City Football Ground.
20 May: Scottish Vintage Bus Museum Bus Running Day, Lathalmond, Fife. 01383-623380.
25-26 May: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
26-27 May: AEC Society Rally, Newark Showground, Notts, featuring 60th anniversary of the first production Routemaster entering service.
26-28 May: 1960s Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
26 May - 3 June: "Beside the Seaside" week, Crich Tramway Village will be transformed into a resort, complete with buckets and spades!
27 May: Morecambe Bay Running Day & Display, Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust. Morecambe Promenade.
27-28 May: Ragley Hall Transport Show, Alcester, Warwickshire.
27-28 May: Spring Bank Holiday Open Days, The Transport Museum, Wythall. With displays by the Model Bus Federation.
28 May: Oxford Bus Museum, Bank Holiday Free Vintage Buses to Oxford Parkway, Witney and Woodstock.
28 May: Annual Bus Rally, Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Quainton. BRING YOUR BUSES! Contact Louis Richards on 01296-655720.
1-3 June: Vintage Transport Meeting, Beale Park, Pangbourne, Reading. Bring your buses! Email for details.
2-3 June: Woolpit Steam, Warren Farm, Wetherden, Suffolk IP14 3JX.
3 June: Dundee Museum of Transport, Bus & Coach Sunday.
3 June: Thames Valley & Reading Running Day. Free vintage bus services radiating from Reading.
3 June: LT Country Bus Rally, Hertford.
3 June: The North West Vehicle Restoration Trust Annual Running & Open Day based from their premises at Charleywood Road, Kirkby, Liverpool.
3 June: Tyne Tees Run, Historic Commercial Vehicle Society.
3 June: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Depot Open Sunday. 0141-554-0544.
9 June: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone ME16 8RG.
10 June: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, with models exhibition.
10 June: Barry Festival of Transport. Vehicle display at Barry Island, depot open day and bus runnings. Park & Ride provided. Cardiff Transport Preservation Group.
10 June: Luton Festival of Transport, Stockwood Park, Luton, Beds. 01525-852251.
13 June: Horse Tram Day, Crich Tramway Village.
15-17: Royal Blue & Associated Motorways Vintage Coach Run. A recreation of an express coach route.
16-17 June: Clwyd Vintage Vehicle Rally, Oswestry Showground.
16-17 June: Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
17 June: Bromley Pageant of Motoring, Norman Park, Bromley, Kent.
17 June: Fathers' Day Classic Car (and buses) Show, North Weald, Epping Ongar Railway.
17 June: Boston 1940s Event, 1000-1600, Central Park, Boston, Lincs PE21 6PH. Email for details.
17 June: Durham Vintage Bus Gathering, based at Howlands park & ride, North East Bus Preservation Trust
17 June: Fathers Day Out, The Transport Museum, Wythall. Includes Morris J vans 75th anniversary gathering.
17 June: Oxford Bus Museum, Fathers' Day event with free bus rides.
17 June: Transport Festival, Trentham Gardens, Stoke-on-Trent. 01922-643385.
17 June: Fathers' Day Event, Crich Tramway Village.
17 June: Peak Park Preserved Bus Gathering, Rowsley South Station, Peak Rail Heritage Railway, on A6 between Bakewell and Matlock, Derbyshire.
21 June: Dundee Museum of Transport, Dundee Corporation Buses. A talk by Derek Simpson, 6pm.
22-23 June: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
23 June: Husbands Bosworth Festival, Bosworth Hall Park, Leicestershire.
23-24 June: The Original Bloxham Rally, 50th Show, Banbury, Oxfordshire.
24 June: Basildon Bus Rally, Barleylands Farm Park, Billericay. 10am to 4pm. Free entry, free parking and free bus rides.
24 June: The Lawn Motor Show, Rochford, Essex.
24 June: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust West End Festival Running Day. Free vintage bus services on circular route in the West End 1130-1730. Based on Riverside Museum of Transport and supported by Glasgow's museums service "Glasgow Life".
24 June: Brooklands Summer Event, London Bus Museum, Brooklands.
24 June: Kent & East Sussex Railway Bus Rally.
30 June: North Norfolk Railway Vintage Bus Rally.
30 June - 1 July: Trolleybus 60 Weekend, 60 years since the end of St Helens trolleybuses. North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St., St.Helens. 01744-451681.
30 June - 1 July: Huddersfield 50 Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
30 June - 1 July: The Llangollen Railway Classic Transport Weekend, Glyndyfrdwy Station, LL21 9HF. Email for details.
1 July: Auction of London's Transport Collectables, Croydon Park Hotel, Altyre Rd., Croydon. 01737-237505.
1 July: Keighley Bus Museum Running Day in Saltaire, Shipley and Baildon.
1 July: Uncompleted Northern Line extension Walk & Study Tour. Finsbury Park to Alexandra Palace. Booking essential. Email for details.
1 July: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Depot Open Sunday. 0141-554-0544.
1 July: Eastbourne Classic Bus Running Day, based at the railway station. Facebook link.
1 July: Bus & Coach Rally, Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, Wirksworth, Derbyshire DE4 4FB. Call 07590-992627 or Email.
1 July: Haverhill Historic Transport Rally & Road Run, Arts Centre Car Park, Haverhill, Suffolk. Details & entry form from Mike Hickford 01787-277963 or email.
7 July: Bournemouth Bus Rally & Running Day, Kings Park. Email for details.
7 July: Chiswick Transport Collectors Fair, Chiswick Town Hall.
7-8 July: Wiston Steam Rally, Steyning, West Sussex.
7-8 July: "Electric Dreams", Electric street transport, past, present and future. East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft. 01502-518459.
8 July: 11th Classic Bus Rally & Running Day, Gloucester Warwickshire Railway, Toddington Station, Gloucestershire.
8 July: Aldridge Transport Museum, Open & Running Day, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
8 July: Hemel Hempstead Running Day featuring "Green RT 70" 1948-2018, c/o Amersham & District Motorbus Society.
8 July: West Riding Bus Group Running Day & Vehicle Rally, Heath Common, Wakefield.
8 July: The 11th Annual Peterborough Bus & Commercial Vehicle Rally, Sacrewell Farm (A47/A1 junction). All buses and commercials welcome. Free entry.
8 July: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
14-15 July: Edwardian Weekend, Crich Tramway Village.
14-15 July: "On the Buses", Ribble Steam Railway, Preston, Lancs.
15 July: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours, Fleetwood "Tram Sunday".
15 July: Nottingham Area Bus Society Gathering & Running Day, Transport Heritage Centre, Ruddington.
15 July: Tram Sunday, Fleetwood Festival of Transport.
15 July: Whitley Bay Bus Rally, The Links, Whitley Bay.
15 July: Alton Bus Rally & Running Day, Anstey Park, Alton. Free entry and free bus services. Around 150 buses & coaches expected & large display of other vehicles.
15 July: Walsall Arboretum Transport Show, Broadway, Walsall.
15 July: Oswestry Classic & Vintage Transport Rally, British Ironwork Centre, Whitehall, Aston, Oswestry. 01691-610952.
21 July: Ebbw Vale Classic Bus & Family Fun Day, Ebbw Vale town centre 1000-1500.
21 July: "Bricks by Road & Rail", vehicles from the Bedfordshire brickmaking area and elsewhere. The Forest Centre, Marston Moretaine. Email for details or phone 01234-838409.
22 July: South Yorkshire Transport Trust, Summer Running Day, Eastwood Trading Estate, Rotherham.
25 July: Noggin, Nosh & Natter, Commercial Transport in Preservation, The George Inn, Longbridge Deverill, near Warminster.
25-29 July: Manx Heritage Transport Festival, Isle of Man.
27-28 July: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
28 July: Sandtoft Gathering preview, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
28-29 July: Historic Commercial Vehicle Society 60th Anniversary Rally, British Motor Museum, Gaydon.
29 July: The Sandtoft Gathering, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
29 July: Ingatestone Hall Classic Car Show, Ingatestone, near Chelmsford, Essex CM4 9NR.
29 July: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Family & Community Fun Day, Bridgeton Bus Garage.
29 July: Beaumanor Hall Classic Car & Transport Show, Woodhouse, Leicestershire.
29 July: Oxford Bus Museum, Vintage Transport Festival celebrating express coach services through Oxfordshire during the 1960s. Running Day with visiting buses and frequent services.
30 July: Horse Tram Day, Crich Tramway Village.
3-5 Aug: Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza, South Cerney airfield, nr.Cirencester.
3-5 Aug: Croft Circuit Nostalgia Weekend, Dalton-on-Tees, North East Bus Preservation Trust
4 Aug: Morley Yorkshire Day Festival. Black Prince buses on display in Morley. Email for details.
4 Aug: Newton Town Show, Mesnes Park, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside.
4-5 Aug: Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend, Calder Holmes Park HX7 8EE.
5 Aug: Tinkers Park Bus Rally, Hadlow Down, Uckfield, E.Sussex TN22 4HS.
5 Aug: Trans Pennine Run, Historic Commercial Vehicle Society, from Middleton, near Manchester, to Harrogate.
5 Aug: The Provincial Society Gosport Bus Rally, Stokes Bay, Gosport, Hants.
10-12 Aug: The Purbeck Rally, Wareham, Dorset. All buses welcome!
11-12 Aug: World War II - Home Front Weekend, Crich Tramway Village.
11-12 Aug: Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
12 Aug: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
12 Aug: Bus Running & Aviation Day, Hooton Park Trust hangars, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, M53 Junc.6, 1000-1600, free entry. Email John Nolan or phone 0151-639-4929.
12 Aug: Vintage Bus Running Day, Top o' Town, Dorchester, West Country Historic Omnibus & Transport Trust.
12 Aug: Dewsbury Bus Museum, Summer Spectacular, The Mill Outlet, Batley.
13-17 Aug: Discovery Week, Crich Tramway Village, a week of discovery for all ages, focusing on the history and science of trams.
14 Aug: Horse Tram Day, Crich Tramway Village.
18 Aug: 'Imberbus', a half-hourly Routemaster service from Warminster railway station, across rarely-seen parts of Salisbury Plain. Timetable on website at least 2 weeks before the event.
18-19 Aug: Open Weekend, Scottish Vintage Bus Museum, Lathalmond, Fife. 01383-623380.
18-19 Aug: Model Tram and Railway Exhibition, Crich Tramway Village.
19 Aug: Key Publishing Buses Festival 2018, British Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire.
19 Aug: Oxted & Westerham Running Day, c/o Amersham & District Motorbus Society.
19 Aug: The Leeds Running Day & Leeds "Heritage Trails". Black Prince and Classic Connections present historic Leeds in conjuction with Leeds Museums. Based at Thwaite Mills Watermill.
23-27 Aug: Great Dorset Steam Fair, Tarrant Hinton, near Blandford Forum.
24-25 Aug: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
25-26 Aug: "Dunsfold Wings & Wheels", Dunsfold Park, Surrey.
25-26 Aug: Plymouth Bus Weekend 2018. Stalls, static display and bus trips on the Saturday. Rally and running day with stalls and free bus trips in conjunction with Plym Valley Railway on the Sunday. Location to be confirmed.
25-27 Aug: Reading Trolleybus closure 50th Anniversary Weekend, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
25-27 Aug: Hellingly Festival of Transport, Broad Farm, Hellingly, East Sussex. 01323-843202.
26 Aug: Sheffield Bus Running Day, Abbeydale Road Tesco, Sheffield S7 2QB.
26 Aug: Colne Valley Railway Bus & Commercial Rally, Castle Hedingham, Essex. 1030-1700, email for details.
26-27 Aug: Classic Transport Gathering, Crich Tramway Village.
26-27 Aug: August Bank Holiday Operating Days at The Transport Museum, Wythall.
26-27 Aug: Knebworth Park Lawn Motor Show, Knebworth, Hertfordshire.
27 Aug: Oxford Bus Museum, Free Vintage Buses to Witney and Woodstock every 30 minutes.
27 Aug: Seaburn Historic Vehicle Display, Seaburn Recreation Ground, North East Bus Preservation Trust
27 Aug: Lytham Hall Running Day, Lytham St Annes FY8 4JX c/o Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust.
2 Sept: Autumn Road Run, to/from Salisbury Livestock Market, Commercial Transport in Preservation.
2 Sept: Dudley Classic Car & Transport Show, Himley Hall, nr. Dudley, West Midlands.
2 Sept: Trans Lancs Transport Show, joint event by Heaton Park Tramway, and the Manchester Museum of Transport with free heritage buses between the two.
2 Sept: Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway Bus Rally. 01797-362353 or email
2 Sept: "On the Buses", Vintage Buses on display, Bewdley Station, Severn Valley Railway. Email here or phone 07775-746926 for vehicle and stallholder inquiries.
2 Sept: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Depot Open Sunday. 0141-554-0544.
6 Sept: Horse Tram Day, Crich Tramway Village.
8 Sept: Oxford Bus Museum buses offering free rides on the streets of Oxford as part of the city's Open Doors event.
8 Sept: Chingford Royal Forest Hotel, bus display and collectors fair. 50th anniversary of bus terminus closure. Email for details.
8-9 Sept: North East Festival of Transport, Seaburn Recreation Ground, North East Bus Preservation Trust
8-9 Sept: Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
9 Sept: "Birmingham Bus Bash", Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham.
9 Sept: Blackpool Vehicle Preservation Group, Display of buses, commercials and militaries with judging. South Promenade, Lytham St Annes.
9 Sept: Vintage Vehicle Gathering, Bury Transport Museum / East Lancs Railway, Bolton Street Station, Bury BL9 0LN.
9 Sept: Classic Vehicle Day, Gloucester Warwickshire Railway, Toddington, Gloucestershire.
9 Sept: South Yorkshire Transport Rally & Open Day at South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
15 Sept: King Alfred Twilight Running Day. Free bus services on authentic King Alfred routes around Winchester in the afternoon and evening. 01737-823436.
15 Sept: Kingsbridge Bus Running Day. Free vintage bus services on coast and country routes from Kingsbridge bus station, South Devon. 07990-505373.
15-16 Sept: "Salute to the '40s Weekend". Chatham Historic Dockyard, Kent. 01634-823800.
15-16 Sept: North Norfolk Railway 1940s Weekend.
16 Sept: Family Day, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St., St.Helens. 01744-451681.
22 Sept: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
22-23 Sept: The Footman James Sywell Classic Pistons & Props motoring festival, Sywell Aerodrome, Northants.
22-23 Sept: Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
22-23 Sept: Trolleybus Weekend, East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft. 01502-518459.
23 Sept: Amberley Autumn Bus Show and Running Day, Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, West Sussex. 01798-831370.
29 Sept: Delaine Heritage Running Day, buses running every 30 minutes between Bourne and Stamford, and featuring 90th anniversary of Yeates Coachbuilders.
30 Sept: SHOWBUS International, Donington Park, Leicestershire.
6 Oct: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone ME16 8RG.
6 Oct: Steampunk Day, Crich Tramway Village.
7 Oct: Wirral Bus & Tram Show, Taylor Street Transport Museum, Birkenhead, Merseyside. 1000-1600. All vehicles welcome. Email John Nolan or phone 0151-639-4929.
7 Oct: Road Transport Event, Great Central Railway (North), Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre, Ruddington.
7 Oct: Bluebell Railway Vintage Bus Running Day, based at Sheffield Park (Route 20 to Brighton) and East Grinstead (Route 88 to Haywards Heath) stations. 01825-720800.
7 Oct: Bus Rally, Epping Ongar Railway.
7 Oct: Amersham and Chesham Running Day, c/o Amersham & District Motorbus Society.
13 Oct: Theydon Bois Transport Bazaar & Vintage Bus Display, Theydon Bois Village Hall (opposite village green). No car parking at village hall. Email for details.
13-14 Oct: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Annual Open Weekend. 0141-554-0544.
13-14 Oct: Isle of Wight Beer & Buses Weekend, based at the Isle of Wight Bus Museum, Ryde and also Newport Quay, Newport.
14 Oct: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
14 Oct: Trolleyday, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
14 Oct: Autumn Running Day, The Transport Museum, Wythall.
20-21 Oct: 1970s Weekend, Manchester Museum of Transport.
21 Oct: TransportFest 2018, London Bus Museum, Brooklands.
26-27 Oct: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
27 Oct: 14th Annual Samuel Ledgard Society Transport Collectors' Fair, Pudsey Civic Hall, near Leeds 1000-1500. Details from Barry Rennison 0113-236-3695 or email.
27 Oct: Auction of London's Transport Collectables, Croydon Park Hotel, Altyre Rd., Croydon. 01737-237505.
27 Oct: Halloween Event, East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft. 01502-518459.
27 Oct: End of Season Twilight Running Day, The Transport Museum, Wythall.
27-28 Oct: Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
28 Oct: Bristol Vintage Bus Group Autumn Mini Running Day based at Flowers Hill, Brislington.
28 Oct: Nocturnal Heart of the Pennines Rally, Piece Hall, Halifax. Aire Valley Transport Group.
28 Oct: Autumn Heritage Bus Running Day, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St., St.Helens. 01744-451681.
28 Oct: Keighley Bus Museum Open Day and Twilight Running Day.
29 Oct - 3 Nov: Starlight Spectacular, Crich Tramway Village.
4 Nov: Open Day. Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum, Lincoln.
11 Nov: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
11 Nov: Cosham Autumn Transport Fair, Community Centre, Wootton St, Cosham, Portsmouth PO6 3AP. 1000-1530. £1.50. Stalls, refreshments, model displays and free bus trips. Email for details.
17 Nov: Enfield Transport Bazaar, St.Paul's Centre, 102 Church St., Enfield. 2 minutes walk from Enfield Chase Station and 10 minutes from Enfield Town Stn. 1100-1430, £3, very limited car parking. Email for details.
17 Nov: Twilight & After Dark Trolleyday, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
18 Nov: Dewsbury Bus Museum, Autumn Open Day, Ravensthorpe.
23-24 Nov: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
1 Dec: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone ME16 8RG.
1-2 Dec: The Christmas Cracker Transport Collectors' Market, Manchester Museum of Transport.
9 Dec: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
15-16 Dec: Santa Special Weekend, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St., St.Helens. 01744-451681.
22 Dec: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
25 Dec: Black Prince Morley & Leeds Christmas Running Day. FREE X51 hourly service from Morley Tingley Mills to Leeds city and hospitals, provided by volunteer staff.
28 Dec: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.


Please let me know if you have new dates for these 2017 events - thanks

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19 Feb: Tramway Opening Day, Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester.
19 Feb: Swansea Historic Vehicle Register Autojumble at Swansea Bus Museum.
18 Mar: Epsom & Ewell Transport Fair, Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell KT17 1UF. Details from Julian Bowden, 21 Forde Avenue, Bromley,BR1 3EU (SAE please). Tel 07932-812268.
19 Mar: NX Historic Society and YWBC Model Fayre, West Midlands Travel Social Club, Wheelers Lane, Birmingham B13 0ST. 1000-1500, £1 entrance, refreshments. Free shuttle bus from Kings Heath.
25-26 Mar: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours March 'Winter Gold' Operating Weekend.
2 Apr: 50 Years of the Manchester Transport Museum Society, Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester.
9 Apr: "Locals Day", Heaton Park Tramway welcomes folk who live nearby.
9 Apr: Ipswich Running Day jointly run by Ipswich Transport Museum and Colne Estuary Preserved Buses. Display at Portman Road with heritage bus links to town and Museum.
15 Apr: Wirral Transport Museum Easter Egg Hunt.
15-17 Apr: "Eggstram", Easter Opening Days, Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester.
15-17 Apr: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours 'Easter Gold' Operating Weekend.
16 Apr: Transport Festival, Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum, Lincoln.
16 Apr: Merseyside Transport Trust Port Panorama Running Day.
17 Apr: Bank Holiday Easter Egg Trail, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
17 Apr: Wirral Transport Museum Easter Egg Hunt.
18-27 Apr: Vintage Bus Display in the exhibition hall at Locomotion (National Railway Museum, Shildon, County Durham). c/o Aycliffe & District Bus Preservation Society.
22 Apr: Volunteer Taster Day, Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester.
22-23 Apr: London Transport Museum, "Secrets of the Underground", Open Weekend at Acton Depot.
22-23 Apr: Sandbach Transport Festival, Cheshire.
22-23 Apr: Colne Valley Railway Vintage Vehicle Weekend, Castle Hedingham, Essex 01787-461174.
23 Apr: Classic & Vintage Ford Day, British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland, Lancs.
29-30 Apr: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours May Day Bank Holiday Operating Weekend.
3 May: Samuel Ledgard Society Transport Film Show Evening by Yorkshire Film Archive, 7:30 at Grove Centre, New Street, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 4BH. Admission £3. Phone 0113-236-3695 or Email.
6 May: South Shields Model Bus Show, Salvation Army Hall, Wawn Street, South Shields NE33 4EB. 0191-378-2128.
7 May: Thanet Road Run.
7 May: North West Transport Show, British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland, Lancs.
14 May: Swansea Bus Museum Early Summer Running Day, featuring 103rd anniversary of South Wales Transport with free trips around the area.
19 May: Merseyside Transport Trust Liverpool LightNight, regular services around Liverpool City Centre.
27 May: Wirral Transport Museum Teddy Bears Day Out.
27 May: Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire Bus Rally & Depot Open Day, Carlisle Willowholme Depot, Willow Holme Road, CA2 5RT. 1000-1600.
27-29 May: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours Spring Bank Holiday Gold Operating Weekend.
28 May: Tilford Bus & Coach Rally, Rural Life Centre, Reeds Road, Tilford, Surrey. 0208-398-4624.
28-29 May: Family Fun Day, Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester.
3-4 June: St.Albans Steam & Country Show, Oaklands College, St.Albans, Herts. 07896-555097.
4 June: Didcot Railway Centre Transport Rally.
4 June: Autokarna and Crowd Pullers Motor Show including Nottingham Heritage Vehicles Charity bus & commercial vehicle rally, Wollaton Park, Nottingham. Email to book a vehicle.
10-11 June: Fir Park Free Show, Firpark, on the A46, Lincolnshire LN8 3YL.
11 June: "The Southsea Spectacular", Southsea Common, Portsmouth.
11 June: Alf Tunstall Bus Rally & Agricultural Day, Churnet Valley Steam Railway, nr.Stoke on Trent.
11 June: 49th East Coast Run, Hull (East Park) to Bridlington (Sewerby cliff top car park) for vehicles over 15 years old. Transport stalls at Sewarby. Email for details.
17-18 June: Country Fair & Classic Vehicle Show, Kent Life Heritage Farm Park, Sandling, Maidstone.
18 June: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Swansea Festival of Transport, Swansea City Centre.
18 June: Swansea Bus Museum Fathers' Day Running Event. Free trips on nostalgic routes. Visiting vehicles welcome.
18 June: "Ridgeway Roundabout" (Henley to Quainton), Historic Commercial Vehicle Society.
18 June: Scottish Vintage Bus Museum Fife Historic Vehicle Club "Festival of Historic Transport", Lathalmond, Fife. 01383-623380.
18 June: "Driver for a Father", Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester.
24 June: Ipswich Transport & Model Festival, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
24-25 June: Shetland Commercial Vehicle Show, Cunninsburgh Show Field, Shetland. 01595-830220.
24-25 June: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours Starr Gate Running Operating Weekend + Totally Models.
2 July: Annual Reading Buses Family Open Day, Great Knollys Street, Reading. 0118-959-4000.
2 July: Tramtastic Day Out, Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester.
7 July: Fleur-de-Lys Thornes Park Gathering, Horbury Road, Wakefield.
8 July: Lancashire Model Bus & Transport Show, Independent Methodist Church, Netherfield Rd., Nelson BB9 9AW.
8 July: Open Day at Arriva Southern Counties Northfleet depot, 1200-1700.
8-9 July: "Race for Life" Open Days, Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester.
9 July: Nottingham Heritage Vehicles Charity Open Day, Portland Road, Hucknall.
9 July: Leyland Society Gathering Old Warden Aerodrome, Biggleswade, Beds.
9 July: Darwen Transport Museum Trust display of vehicles at Winfields, Haslingden and free vintage buses to the East Lancashire Railway at Rawtenstall. 01254-761167.
9 July: Merseyside Transport Trust Annual Open Day at Burscough.
15 July: Alton Bristol RE and Country Pub Running Day. Hants & Surrey RE Group.
15 July: Saxilby Gala, Memorial Field, Saxilby, Lincolnshire.
15 July: Wirral Transport Museum 80 years since the end of Birkenhead Tramways.
15-16 July: Classic Transport Weekend, Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, Wirksworth, Derbyshire DE4 4FB.
22 July: Free heritage local bus services from Boston Bus Station. Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum, Lincoln.
22 July: Potters Bar Metroline Garage Open & Running Day.
22-23 July: "Sixties Fest", North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Trains, vehicles and music!
23 July: Big Burnley Bus Bash, Queensgate depot, Burnley 1000-1600.
30 July: Worthing Sea Front Bus Gathering & Running Day, Worthing, West Sussex.
5-6 Aug: Weald of Kent Steam Rally, Woodchurch, Kent.
12 Aug: Pensnett Garage Charity Open Day, National Express West Midlands.
12-13 Aug: Firle Vintage Summer Fair, Firle Place, near Lewes, East Sussex.
12-13 Aug: Military and Flying Machines, Maldon, Essex.
13 Aug: Bournemouth Route 11 recreation, Bournemouth Travel Interchange - Pier - Boscombe - Hengistbury Head, using 1950 Leyland Titan KEL 133. Fare-paying service.
13 Aug:
Norwich Bus Bash, Heritage bus rides and Depot Open Day. First Norfolk & Suffolk, Roundtree Way.
13 Aug: Vintage Bus Display with stalls and bus rides, Locomotion (National Railway Museum, Shildon, County Durham). c/o Aycliffe & District Bus Preservation Society.
13 Aug: Dundee Museum of Transport, Dundee Motor Show, Baxter Park.
18-20 Aug: Oldtimer Buses and Camperbuses, annual show at Meiringen, Switzerland.
19 Aug: Metroline Willesden Garage Open Day.
26-28 Aug: Rudgwick Steam & Country Show, The Showground, Rudgwick, W.Sussex. 01403-822378.
26-28 Aug: Fir Park Wings & Wheels Show, Firpark, on the A46, Lincolnshire LN8 3YL.
26-28 Aug: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours August Bank Holiday Operating Weekend.
27 Aug: Bournemouth Route 11 recreation, Bournemouth Travel Interchange - Pier - Boscombe - Hengistbury Head, using 1950 Leyland Titan KEL 133. Fare-paying service.
27-28 Aug: Classic Transport Show,
Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway, Torfaen, S.Wales. 01639-720708.
28 Aug: Vintage Bus Charity Running Day on Seaford & District Route 124 between Eastbourne and Lewes.
28 Aug: Ride a Fire Engine Day, Ipswich Transport Museum.
2-3 Sept: "Vintage by the Sea", Morecambe. Free bus services organised by the Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust.
2-3 Sept: Free vintage bus tours from/to Medway Model Railway Show, Fort Pitt Grammar School, Fort Pitt Hill, Chatham, Kent ME4 6TJ.
3 Sept; Horsham Bus Rally, Hop Oast Park & Ride.
3 Sept: Leicester Transport Heritage Trust Bus Running Day at Birstall Park & Ride.
3 Sept: Tetbury Classic Vehicle Show, Memorial Recreation Ground, Tetbury, Glos.
3 Sept: Brentford Festival & Transport Display. All vehicle types and stallholders welcome, application forms here. Route 657 running every 20 mins.
9 Sept: East Lancashire Municipal Bus Rally, Cathedral Square, Blackburn. Free vintage bus rides between Blackburn and Darwen. Vehicles participate by invitation only due to space limits. 01254-761167
9 Sept: East Kent 101 Vintage Bus Day, Walmer Green. 07434-951985.
9-10 Sept: Northampton Heritage Weekend with former Corporation buses running on two routes around the town. Email for details.
9-10 Sept: Coventry Heritage Weekend, Timetabled City Tours using vehicles from Roger Burdett's Collection & visiting vehicles. Phone 07889-214236 or email for details.
9-10 Sept: Aldridge Transport Museum, Heritage Open Days (Free entry!), Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
9-10 Sept: Heritage Open Days (free admission), Manchester Museum of Transport.
9-10 Sept: Southampton Heritage Open Days, Free bus rides as part of city-wide event.
10 Sept Crosville Bus & Steam Rally, Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare.
10 Sept: Merseyside Transport Trust Annual Running Day, services around south Liverpool.
10 Sept: The Atkinson Gathering, British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland, Lancs.
10 Sept: Bus & Coach Wales, Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre, Vehicle Display and Running Day; c/o Cardiff Transport Preservation Group.
16 Sept: Wirral Transport Museum 60 years since Liverpool's last tram.
17 Sept: End of Season Transport Show, British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland, Lancs.
23 Sept: Lothian Buses Doors Open Day, Central Depot, Annandale Street, Edinburgh. Includes a heritage bus service.
23-24 Sept: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours Tramway Anniversary Spectacular.
23-24 Sept: Kettering Vintage Rally and Steam Fayre, Cranford, Northants.
24 Sept: Potteries Connection Running Day & First Potteries Open Day, based at Gladstone Pottery Museum, Stoke on Trent 1000-1630. Tel 07774-546100 or Email for details.
30 Sept: Red & White Day, Old Ferry Inn, Beachley, Gloucestershire. 07929-940958.
1 Oct: Nottingham Heritage Vehicles Charity Open Day, Portland Road, Hucknall. Free entrance, free rides.
1 Oct: Heritage Bus Rally at the Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington, North Yorkshire in association with Thornes Independent Coachways.
1 Oct: Warminster Vintage Bus Running Day 1000-1700, town centre.
7 Oct: Pennine Buses return around Skipton.
7 Oct: Classic Vehicles Day, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
8 Oct: Yorkshire Dales Vintage Bus & Coach Running Day, Skipton. Aire Valley Transport Group.
8 Oct: Running Day on London Route 11.
8 Oct: Canvey Island Transport Museum Open Day, Point Rd., Canvey Island, Essex. 01268-684272.
14 Oct: 13th Annual Samuel Ledgard Society Transport Collectors' Fair and Running Day marking the 50th Anniversary of last day of Samuel Ledgard buses. Pudsey Civic Hall, near Leeds 1000-1700. Details from Barry Rennison 0113-236-3695 or email.
15 Oct: Samuel Ledgard Buses 50th Anniversary Running Day at Otley and Ilkley. Aire Valley Transport Group jointly with Samuel Ledgard Society.
15 Oct: Aldridge Transport Museum, Autumn Leaves Running Day, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
15 Oct: "Sprat & Winkle Run", Sevenoaks to Hastings, Historic Commercial Vehicle Society.
21 Oct: The Provincial Society Annual Indoor Transport Fair, Portchester Parish Hall PO16 9PY.
21 Oct: Wheels by Lamplight, Ipswich Transport Museum.
21-22 Oct: "1960s Weekend", Greater Manchester's Buses from the 1960s, Manchester Museum of Transport.
28-30 Oct: Dun Laoghaire Harbour Rally, Ireland's largest gathering of veteran & vintage buses, truck and military vehicles.
29 Oct: Swansea Bus Museum End of Season Running Day. Free trips on nostalgic routes.
30 Oct - 5 Nov: Winter Festival, Crich Tramway Village.
30 Oct - 9 Nov: Vintage Bus Display in the exhibition hall at Locomotion (National Railway Museum, Shildon, County Durham). c/o Aycliffe & District Bus Preservation Society.
4 Nov: Aldenham Transport Spectacular, Allum Hall, Allum Lane, Elstree.
18 Nov: Wirral Transport Museum "Pirate's Day"!
18 Nov: Northampton Transport Fair, Abington Church Rooms, Park Avenue North, Northampton NN3 2HT. 1030-1530, refreshments available. Stagecoach bus 16 stops outside.
19 Nov: Dewsbury Bus Museum, Autumn Open Day, Ravensthorpe.
19 Nov: Aldridge Transport Museum, Collectors' Fair, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
19 Nov: Classic Buses & Coaches, Ipswich Transport Museum.
25 Nov: Epsom & Ewell Transport Fair, Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell KT17 1UF. Details from Julian Bowden, 21 Forde Avenue, Bromley,BR1 3EU (SAE please). Tel 07932-812268.
25-26 Nov: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours 'Winter Gold' Operating Weekend.
2 Dec: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone ME16 8RG.
2 Dec: Swansea Bus Museum Santa Special. Vintage bus trips to the place where Santa lives and hands out presents!
2 Dec: Ensignbus Vintage Bus Running Day, three routes serving Gravesend, Bluewater, Lakeside, Upminster, Grays, Brentwood & Shenfield. Download details here.
2-3 Dec: The Christmas Cracker Transport Collectors' Market, Manchester Museum of Transport.
3 Dec: The Christmas Cracker, Ipswich Transport Museum.
3 Dec: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Busfest by Night, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire 1300-1900.
9 Dec: Swansea Bus Museum Santa Special. Vintage bus trips to the place where Santa lives and hands out presents!
10 Dec: South Yorkshire Transport Trust, Pre-Hibernation Open Day at Eastwood, Rotherham.
10 Dec: Oxford Bus Museum, Santa's Bus Grotto and vintage bus rides.
10 Dec: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
10 Dec: Annual mini Running Day around Bromley, with five RFs on route 227, two RTs on the 94 and an RM on the 61.
10 Dec: Nottingham Heritage Vehicles Free Christmas Open Day, Portland Road, Hucknall.
16 Dec: Wirral Transport Museum Santa Special.
16 Dec: Swansea Bus Museum Santa Special. Vintage bus trips to the place where Santa lives and hands out presents!
17 Dec: Oxford Bus Museum, Santa's Bus Grotto and vintage bus rides.
25 Dec: Black Prince Christmas Running Day, free X51 service from Morley Tingley Mills to Leeds city and hospitals. Email for details.
25 Dec: Christmas Day Free Vintage Bus Service, Route 430 between Roehampton and Putney Bridge using an RT.
30 Dec: Mid Sussex Christmas Transport Fair, Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 3DN. Details from Julian Bowden, 21 Forde Avenue, Bromley,BR1 3EU (SAE please). Tel 07932-812268.


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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