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Last updated 20 July 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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
11 Feb: Tramway Opening Day, Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester.
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: Winter Running Day & Buses by Night, Aldridge Transport Museum, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
17 Feb: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone ME16 8RG.
18 Feb: "Everything has Doors" Bus Event, Epping Ongar Railway.
23-24 Feb: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
24-25 Feb: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours 'Winter Gold' Operating Weekend.
25 Feb: Free Open Day, The Heritage Bus Depot, Portland Road, Hucknall, Notts.
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.
11 Mar: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
11 Mar: Dewsbury Bus Museum, Open Day and Spring Transport Fair.
17 Mar: London Transport Museum, "Cab it!", London Underground Guided Tour at Acton Depot.
18 Mar: Independents Day, celebrating local private operators Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
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.
24-25 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: Cumbria Easter Rally in Kirkby Stephen & Brough. Stalls and displays in 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.
31 Mar - 2 Apr: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours "Easter Gold" Operating Weekend.
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: "Transport Festival", 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: Easter Weekend and Bristol Gathering, The Transport Museum, Wythall. Several Bristol vehicles will be in attendance with many offering rides.
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.
2 Apr: Bank Holiday Easter Egg Trail, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
5-8 Apr: Great North Steam Fair, Beamish, County Durham.
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.
8 Apr: Stagecoach Stockton Depot TMT 50th Anniversary Open Day, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 2HW, 1000-1600. Email for details.
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: 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 Apr: Black Prince at Morley St George's Market. Bus on display for the day.
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.
21-22 Apr: Sandbach Transport Festival, Cheshire.
22 Apr: Black Prince Express to the Middlesbrough Vintage Bus Running Day. Free bus, all welcome. Details on website.
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).
27-28 Apr: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
28 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Irish Transport Heritage Bus & Coach Rally, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Cultra, County Down.
28 Apr: Mid Sussex 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.
28-29 Apr: UK Coach Rally, Blackpool Promenade.
29 Apr: Barry Depot Running Day & 40th Anniversary of National Welsh, Cardiff Transport Preservation Group, travel around the area by classic bus.
29 Apr: Thanet Road Run.
29 Apr: Keighley Bus Museum Open Day with free heritage bus services.
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.
5-7 May: May Day Bank Holiday Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
5-7 May: Llandudno Transport Festival, Bodafon Fields, Llandudno, North Wales.
5-7 May: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours May Day Bank Holiday Operating Weekend.
5-7 May: ** REPLACED BY SMALL EVENT AT RUSHDEN STATION ** 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: Oxford Bus Museum, Bank Holiday Free Vintage Buses to Oxford Parkway, Witney and Woodstock.
7 May: Southern Transit Classic Buses running between Horsham and Shoreham on the route of the former Adur Valley railway line. RTs, RMs and other in action. Real Ale Guide available. 01273-464754.
12 May: South Shields Model Bus Show, Salvation Army Hall, Wawn Street, South Shields NE33 4EB. 0191-378-2128.
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: Black Prince Express to the Scarborough Bus Fest. Free bus, all welcome. Details on website.
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.
18 May: Samuel Ledgard Society Transport Film Show Evening, 7:30 at Grove Centre, New Street, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 4BH. Phone 0113-236-3695 or Email.
19 May: 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 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.
19-20 May: "Rydabus", Island Buses Running Day based at Isle of Wight Bus & Coach Museum, Ryde.
19-20 May: MRX Model Railway Exhibition, Manchester Museum of Transport.
20 May: Fenland BusFest, Whittlesey Market Place, Cambridgeshire, with free buses to Peterborough, Thorney, Ramsey, March & Chatteris.
20 May: Swansea Bus Museum "Buses & Blossons" Early Summer Running Day. Free trips on nostalgic routes.
20 May: Classic Transport Gathering, Crich Tramway Village welcoming pre-1977 vehicles.
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 May: Southdown Leyland National Run. YCD 75T will work from Worthing & Brighton to Lewes and PCD 80R from Crowborough & Uckfield to Lewes, then both to Eastbourne & Hastings, followed by various return journeys. Times on the website in February.
26 May: H.R.Aston Memorial Day, Marton, Warwickshire, 1000-1600. Vehicle and history displays, talks, rides, various events. Email for details.
26 May: Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire Bus Rally & Open Day, Lillyhall Depot, Workington.
26-27 May: AEC Society Rally, Newark Showground, Notts, featuring 60th anniversary of the first production Routemaster entering service. Also incoporating the Bedford Gathering.
26-28 May: 1960s Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
26-28 May: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours Spring Bank Holiday Gold Operating Weekend.
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 May: Tilford Bus & Coach Rally, Rural Life Centre, Reeds Road, Tilford, Surrey. 0208-398-4624.
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: Southern Transit Classic Buses running between Horsham and Shoreham on the route of the former Adur Valley railway line. RTs, RMs and other in action. Real Ale Guide available. 01273-464754.
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 June: NXWM West Bromwich Open Day, 1000-1500, displays, vintage buses, sales stalls. Email for details.
2-3 June: Woolpit Steam, Warren Farm, Wetherden, Suffolk IP14 3JX.
2-3 June: St.Albans Steam & Country Show, Oaklands College, St.Albans, Herts.
2-3 June: Shetland Classic Motor Show, Clickimin Centre, Lerwick.
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: Nottingham Bus & Commercial Gathering, Wollaton Hall, Nottingham.
3 June: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** 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.
9-10 June: Fir Park Free Show, Firpark, on the A46, Lincolnshire LN8 3YL.
9-10 June: Manchester Histories Festival, Manchester Museum of Transport.
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: 50th East Coast Run, Hull (East Park) to Bridlington (Sewerby cliff top car park) for vehicles over 15 years old. Transport stalls at Sewarby.
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 June: London Transport Museum, "Cab it!", London Underground Guided Tour at Acton Depot.
16-17 June: Clwyd Vintage Vehicle Rally, Oswestry Showground.
16-17 June: 20th Century Buses & Coaches that served Bury. Displays and collectors fair at Bury Transport Museum and Heywood Station on the E.Lancashire Railway. 01706-359763 or entry forms on ELR website.
16-17 June: Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
16-17 June: Holbeach Town & Country Fayre, Kings Field, Fen Road, Holbeach, Lincs. Camping available. Details from 07939-724080 or email.
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: "Ridgeway Roundabout" (Henley to Quainton), Historic Commercial Vehicle Society.
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 June: NXWM Acocks Green Garage Open Day, with free bus rides, sales stalls etc. 1000-1500, Email for details.
23 June: Ipswich Transport & Model Festival, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
23-24 June: The Original Bloxham Rally, 50th Show, Banbury, Oxfordshire.
23-24 June: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours Totally Models weekend, enhanced heritage tram tours, free vintage bus service, model displays and depot tours.
24 June: Kent & East Sussex Railway Bus Rally at Tenterden. For vehicle entries contact Noel Young 07977-026670 or email.
24 June: ** NEW DATE ** Tavistock Mini Running Day. Invited vehicles recreate a day out in 1968
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: The Potteries Bus and Coach Rally & Running Day. 1000-1700 at The Bet365 Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent. To register vehicles or for more information Email.
30 June: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Southdown Queen Mary Running Day, c/o Seaford & District to mark the type's 60th anniversary. Coastal services from Seaford to Worthing.
30 June - 1 July: North Norfolk Railway Vintage Bus Rally (on the Saturday) and Vintage Transport Festival (on the Sunday).
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: Annual Reading Buses Family Open Day, Great Knollys Street, Reading. 0118-959-4000.
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.
6 July: Fleur-de-Lys Thornes Park Gathering, Horbury Road, Wakefield.
7 July: Bournemouth Bus Rally & Running Day, Kings Park. Email for details.
7 July: Chiswick Transport Collectors Fair, Chiswick Town Hall.
7-8 July: "Electric Dreams", Electric street transport, past, present and future. East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft. 01502-518459.
7-8 July: London Transport Museum, "Family Fun", Open Weekend at Acton Depot.
8 July: 11th Classic Bus Rally & Running Day, Gloucester Warwickshire Railway, Toddington Station, Gloucestershire.
8 July: Merseyside Transport Trust Annual Open Day at Burscough.
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: Leyland Society Gathering Crich Tramway Village.
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 July: Black Prince at East Ardley Community Gala. Free service before and after Gala over Black Prince route 424, bus on display at Gala. Details on website.
14 July: Alton Bristol RE and Country Pub Running Day. Hants & Surrey RE Group.
14 July: Lancashire Model Bus & Transport Show, Independent Methodist Church, Netherfield Rd., Nelson BB9 9AW.
14-15 July: Edwardian Weekend, Crich Tramway Village.
14-15 July: "On the Buses", Ribble Steam Railway, Preston, Lancs.
14-15 July: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours "Tram Sunday Weekend".
14-15 July: Classic Transport Weekend, Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, Wirksworth, Derbyshire DE4 4FB.
14-15 July: "Sixties Fest", North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Trains, vehicles and music!
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: Mini Running Day from Scunthorpe town centre 1000-1500. Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum.
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.
22 July: Nottingham Heritage Vehicles Charity Open Day, Portland Road, Hucknall.
22 July: "The Tyne Traveller", visit to both Henry Cooper Coaches of Cramlington and Kingsley Coaches of Birtley. Pickup at Bewick Street (opposite Newcastle Central railway station) at 1200.
22 July: Essex Bus Rally (formerly Basildon Bus Rally), in association with The Londoner in the Country. Barleylands Farm Park, Billericay. Incorporates Visions International's "The Londoner in the Country" show. Free parking and free bus rides.
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: Metroline Potters Bar bus garage Open Day & Running Day.
28 July: Sandtoft Gathering preview, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
29 July: The Sandtoft Gathering, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
29 July: Bristol Vintage Bus Group Running Day based at Flowers Hill, Brislington. Frequent bus trips to Bristol city centre, Bath and Avon Valley Railway. Limited space for static exhibits so please email to book.
29 July: ** MOVED TO 28 OCT ** Basingstoke Special Bus Running Day, new charity event in the Milestones area. Entry forms here.
29 July: Merseyside Transport Trust Southport Open Top Tours on service 25 from the Pier, using buses 1449 and 1551.
29 July: Worthing Sea Front Bus Gathering & Running Day, Worthing, West Sussex.
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. Incorporating the Bedford OB Get-together - all OBs welcome!
3-5 Aug: Croft Circuit Nostalgia Weekend, Dalton-on-Tees, North East Bus Preservation Trust
4 Aug: London Transport Museum, "Cab it!", London Underground Guided Tour at Acton Depot.
4 Aug: "The People's Performance", Running Day at People's Bus of Aintree. Pickup at Liverpool Lime Street Station 1030.
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.
4-5 Aug: Weald of Kent Steam Rally, Woodchurch, Kent.
5 Aug: Tinkers Park Bus Rally, Hadlow Down, Uckfield, E.Sussex TN22 4HS.
5 Aug: Merseyside Transport Trust Southport Open Top Tours on service 25 from the Pier, using buses 1449 and 1551.
5 Aug: Tamworth Garage 90th Anniversary Open & Running Day, free event in Tamworth town centre, bus station and garage 1000-1700. Memorabilia diplays and trade stands. All buses & coaches welcome, particularly Midland Red. Contact Damian Pope on 07875-441764 or email.
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.
11-12 Aug: ** NEW DATE AND VENUE ** Historic Commercial Vehicle Society 60th Anniversary Rally, Hollycombe Steam Collection, Hants.
12 Aug: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
12 Aug: Merseyside Transport Trust Southport Open Top Tours on service 25 from the Pier, using buses 1449 and 1551.
12 Aug: Vintage Bus Display & Free Bus Service, at Locomotion (National Railway Museum, Shildon, County Durham). c/o Aycliffe & District Bus Preservation Society.
12 Aug: Dundee Museum of Transport, Dundee Motor Show, Baxter Park.
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: Merseyside Transport Trust Southport Open Top Tours on service 25 from the Pier, using buses 1449 and 1551.
19 Aug: Tetbury Classic Vehicle Show, Memorial Recreation Ground, Tetbury, Glos.
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.
23-26 Aug: Old Timer Bus & Coach Rally, de Zigeuner, Diepenbeek, Belgium.
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: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours August Bank Holiday Operating Weekend.
25-27 Aug: Hellingly Festival of Transport, Broad Farm, Hellingly, East Sussex. 01323-843202.
25-27 Aug: Fir Park Wings & Wheels Show, Firpark, on the A46, Lincolnshire LN8 3YL.
26 Aug: Sheffield Bus Running Day, Abbeydale Road Tesco, Sheffield S7 2QB.
26 Aug: Merseyside Transport Trust Southport Open Top Tours on service 25 from the Pier, using buses 1449 and 1551.
26 Aug: Dover Community Regatta, with extensive vintage vehicle participation organised by the Dover Transport Museum Society. Huge dedicated display area from the Esplanade to Marine Crescent. Email for details or entry forms.
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: Classic Transport Show, Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway, Torfaen, S.Wales. 01639-720708.
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: Southern Transit Classic Buses running between Horsham and Shoreham on the route of the former Adur Valley railway line. RTs, RMs and other in action. Real Ale Guide available. 01273-464754.
27 Aug: Ride a Fire Engine Day, Ipswich Transport Museum.
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.
27 Aug: Seaford Running Day c/o Seaford & District, E.Sussex.
1 Sept: Mini Running Day from Sleaford station 1000-1500. Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum.
1 Sept: East Kent 102 Vintage Bus Day, Walmer Green, Deal. 07434-951985.
1 Sept: Simply Trams (plus models), Crich Tramway Village.
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; Horsham Bus Rally, Hop Oast Park & Ride.
2 Sept: Brentford Festival & Transport Display, Blondin Park.
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 01299-401776 for vehicle and stallholder inquiries.
2 Sept: ** MOVED TO 9 SEPT ** Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Depot Open Sunday. 0141-554-0544.
2 Sept: Weston-super-Mare Coach Event, recreating trips to the seaside. Display and stalls at Crosville Motor Services depot, free bus trips and coach shuttle to the seafront. Mass coach departure from the seafront at 1600. Email Kelvin Amos for details.
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: ** MOVED TO 9 SEPT ** Coventry Heritage Tours using preserved Coventry buses, 1000-1600. Phone Roger Burdett on 07889-214236 or email for details.
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: Northampton Heritage Open Days. Classic buses on routes in and around the town. Email for details.
8-9 Sept: Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
8-9 Sept: Heritage Open Days (free admission), Manchester Museum of Transport.
9 Sept: ** MOVED FROM 2 SEPT ** Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Depot Open Sunday. 0141-554-0544.
9 Sept: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** "Birmingham Bus Bash", Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham.
9 Sept: Merseyside Transport Trust Annual Running Day, services around south Liverpool.
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.
9 Sept: Bus & Coach Wales, Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre, Vehicle Display and Running Day c/o Cardiff Transport Preservation Group.
9 Sept: ** MOVED FROM 8 SEPT ** Coventry Heritage Tours using preserved Coventry buses, 1000-1600. Phone Roger Burdett on 07889-214236 or email for details.
9 Sept: ** MOVED FROM 7 OCT ** "Reshaping & Beyond", Bus Rally at the Epping Ongar Railway.
15 Sept: King Alfred Twilight Running Day. Free bus services on authentic King Alfred routes around Winchester in the afternoon and evening, including visiting vehicles. 01737-823436.
15 Sept: Metroline Holloway bus garage Open Day & Running Day.
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: Aldridge Transport Museum, Heritage Open Days (Free entry!), Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
15-16 Sept: North Norfolk Railway 1940s Weekend.
15-16 Sept: Heritage Open Days (free admission), Manchester Museum of Transport.
16 Sept: Family Day, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St., St.Helens. 01744-451681.
16 Sept: The Great Harwood Bus Rally, Hyndburn, Lancashire, organised by The Town & District Transport Trust.
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: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours Tramway Anniversary Spectacular.
22-23 Sept: Kettering Vintage Rally and Steam Fayre, Cranford, Northants.
22-23 Sept: London Transport Museum, "Moving London", Open Weekend at Acton Depot.
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.
23 Sept: Northampton Transport Heritage holding a small static display for Daimler 267's 50th birthday. Email for details.
23 Sept: Vintage Day, Crich Tramway Village.
29 Sept: Delaine Heritage Running Day, buses running every 30 minutes between Bourne and Stamford, and featuring 90th anniversary of Yeates Coachbuilders.
29 Sept: Lothian Buses "Doors Open Day", Central Garage, Annandale Street, Edinburgh EH7 4AZ. Heritage buses in service, barbecue, vintage bus display, trips through the bus wash and depot tours.
30 Sept: SHOWBUS International, Donington Park, Leicestershire.
6 Oct: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone ME16 8RG.
6 Oct: London Transport Museum, "Cab it!", London Underground Guided Tour at Acton Depot.
6 Oct: "The Lawson's Luxury", enthusiast visit to Lawson's of Corby in partnership with the Northampton Transport Heritage Group. Also visiting Hamilton's of Desborough. Pickup 1000 at Leicester Railway Station.
6 Oct: Steampunk Day, Crich Tramway Village.
6 Oct: Classic Vehicles Day, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
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: 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 Oct: Pennine Buses return around Skipton.
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: Canvey Island Transport Museum Annual Show & Open Day at The Labworth.
14 Oct: Isle of Axholme Running Day, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
14 Oct: Yorkshire Dales Vintage Bus & Coach Running Day, Skipton. Aire Valley Transport Group.
14 Oct: Autumn Running Day, The Transport Museum, Wythall.
14 Oct: "Sprat & Winkle Run", Sevenoaks to Hastings, Historic Commercial Vehicle Society.
20 Oct: Wheels by Lamplight, Ipswich Transport Museum.
20-21 Oct: 1970s Weekend, Manchester Museum of Transport.
21 Oct: TransportFest 2018, London Bus Museum, Brooklands.
21 Oct: Aldridge Transport Museum, Autumn Leaves Running Day, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
21 Oct: Potteries Connection Running Day, The Gladstone Pottery Museum, Stoke-on-Trent 1000 to 1700. Email for details.
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: Swansea Bus Museum End of Season Running Day. Free trips on nostalgic routes.
28 Oct: Bristol Vintage Bus Group Autumn Mini Running Day based at Flowers Hill, Brislington.
28 Oct: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Nocturnal Heart of the Pennines Rally, Piece Hall, Halifax. Aire Valley Transport Group.
28 Oct: ** MOVED FROM 29 JULY ** Basingstoke Special Bus Running Day, new charity event in the Milestones area. Entry forms here.
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.
3 Nov: Aldenham Transport Spectacular, Allum Hall, Allum Lane, Elstree. Facebook page here.
4 Nov: "Transport Festival", Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum, Lincoln.
10 Nov: Wickham Transport Fair, 1000-1600 Wickham Community Centre, Wickham, Hampshire PO17 5AL. Email for details.
10 Nov: NXWM Yardley Wood Garage 80th Anniversary Open Day, 1000-1500. Vintage buses, sales stalls etc. Email for details.
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.
17 Nov: Northampton Transport Collectors Fair, Abington Church Rooms, Park Avenue North, Northampton NN3 2HT. 1030-1530, admission £1.50. Details from Steve Loveridge, 75 Bakers Crescent, Irchester, Wellingborough, NN29 7BA.
18 Nov: Dewsbury Bus Museum, Autumn Open Day, Ravensthorpe.
18 Nov: Classic Buses & Coaches, Ipswich Transport Museum.
23-24 Nov: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
24-25 Nov: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours 'Winter Gold' Operating Weekend, includes Heritage Trams to Starr Gate.
25 Nov: ** MOVED FROM 18 NOVEMBER ** Aldridge Transport Museum, Collectors' Fair, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
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.
2 Dec: The Christmas Cracker, Ipswich Transport Museum.
8 Dec: Blackpool Heritage Trams Christmas enhanced service and Santa visits.
9 Dec: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day (1940s Christmas) at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
9 Dec: Oxford Bus Museum, Santa's Bus Grotto and vintage bus rides.
15 Dec: 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.
15 Dec: Blackpool Heritage Trams Christmas enhanced service and Santa visits.
15-16 Dec: Santa Special Weekend, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St., St.Helens. 01744-451681.
16 Dec: Oxford Bus Museum, Santa's Bus Grotto and vintage bus rides.
22 Dec: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
22 Dec: Blackpool Heritage Trams Christmas enhanced service and Santa visits.
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.
25 Dec: Christmas Day bus service, East Lancashire, organised by The Town & District Transport Trust.
28 Dec: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
29 Dec: Mid Sussex 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.


Events Diary 2019

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5 Jan: Chiswick Transport Collectors Fair, Chiswick Town Hall.
12 Feb: Bus Slide Show, Wellingborough Museum, Castle Way, Wellingborough NN8 1XB. Opens 1900, admission £3 includes free tea/coffee. Details from Steve Loveridge, 75 Bakers Crescent, Irchester, Wellingborough NN29 7BA or email.
23 Feb: Shoreham Transport Fair, The Shoreham Centre, Pond Road, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5WU.
23 Feb: Auction of London's Transport Collectables, Croydon Park Hotel, Altyre Rd., Croydon. 01737-237505.
16 Mar: Transport Collectors Market, Chiswick Town Hall, 1100 to 1500.
6 Apr: South East Bus Festival, Kent Showground, Detling.
7 Apr: Spring Bus & Coach Gathering, London Bus Museum, Brooklands, Surrey.
4-5 May: Magnificent Motors, Eastbourne seafront, East Sussex. 01323-415415.
6 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.
18 May: Auto Extravaganza, Rotary Club, Leek, Staffs, Heakley Hall Farm, Norton Green, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 8PW.
26 May: "NBC 50", a National Bus Company celebration based in Winchester by Hampshire Bus Preservation and Southern Bus Events.
9 June: Luton Festival of Transport, Stockwood Park, Luton, Beds. 01525-852251.
13-14 July: Wiston Steam Rally, Steyning, West Sussex.
20 Oct: TransportFest 2019, London Bus Museum, Brooklands.


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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