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Last updated 19 May 2019

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. I've recently started showing the County at the end of each entry. This is by request of some of my readers who find it easier to scan the list and see what's happening in their particular area.

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


Events Diary 2019

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1 Jan: Black Prince Free Bus Service on part of former Route 87, Morley Railway Station - Town Hall - White Rose Shopping Centre.
1 Jan: No.376 Bristol - Wells free service using classic buses. Bristol Road Transport Collection.
1 Jan: King Alfred Mini-Running Day with three to four vehicles operating free bus services in and around Winchester approx 0930 to 1600. 01737-823436. Hampshire.
1 Jan: Oxford Bus Museum, New Year's Day vintage bus Running Day in association with Bus & Coach Preservation magazine. Oxfordshire.
5 Jan: Chiswick Transport Collectors Fair, Chiswick Town Hall, London.
5 Jan: "The January Jolly", enthusiast visit to Browns Coaches of South Kirby and Globe Coaches of Barnsley. Also Coopers Tours of Killamarsh. Pickup 1030 from outside The Leopard pub near Doncaster railway station. Yorks.
12 Jan: 24th Annual Railway / Bus Collectors Fair, Pudsey Civic Hall, near Leeds, 1000-1500. Tel 0113-236-3695 or email for details.
13 Jan: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, Yorks.
19 Jan: Model Bus & Railway Exhibition, The Crossing Church, Newcastle Avenue, Worksop, Notts.
26 Jan: "The Rushden Rambler", visit to Diamond Coaches of Rushden in association with Northampton Transport Heritage. Pickup 1015 at Wellingborough Station. Northants.
26-27 Jan: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours 'Winter Gold' Operating Weekend.
3 Feb: Lothian Buses 100th Anniversary, Bus2020 Launch. Edinburgh.
9 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.
10 Feb: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, Yorks.
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. Northants.
16 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.
16 Feb: Winter Running Day & Buses by Night, Aldridge Transport Museum, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
17 Feb: Tramway Opening Day, Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester.
17 Feb: "Somerset Yard Bash 6", visiting North Somerset Coaches, Bakers Dolphin, First Weston, First Bridgwater and Carmel Bristol, using a couple of preserved buses and some of Carmel Bristol's fleet. Pick up Bristol Temple Meads Station 11:00. Somerset.
22-23 Feb: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
23 Feb: Shoreham Transport Fair, The Shoreham Centre, Pond Road, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5WU Email for details. Sussex.
23 Feb: Auction of London's Transport Collectables, Croydon Park Hotel, Altyre Rd., Croydon. 01737-237505.
23 Feb: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone, Kent.
23-24 Feb: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours 'Winter Gold' Operating Weekend.
24 Feb: Gillingham Gathering, Commercial Transport in Preservation, in and around Nick Baker's Yard, Station Road, Gillingham, Dorset.
24 Feb: Swansea Bus Museum Running Day. Free trips on nostalgic routes. Wales.
24 Feb: Green Line Running Day, Epping Ongar Railway, North Weald Station, Essex.
3 Mar: Spring Heritage Bus Running Day, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St, St.Helens, Merseyside.
3 Mar: Cosham Spring Transport Fair, Community Centre, Wootton Street, Cosham PO6 3AP 1000-1530. Stalls, models, refreshments & free bus rides. Email for details or Facebook: Vintage Transport Group. Hants.
9 Mar: Delaine Bus Museum Open Day 1200-1600, Bourne, Lincolnshire.
9-10 Mar: Black Prince 50th, Golden Year Spring Weekend. Evening run on former Route 90 on Saturday, on Sunday Route 205 from Morley connecting with Dewsbury Museum Open Day (see below).
10 Mar: Dewsbury Bus Museum, Ravensthorpe. Spring Open Day. Yorks.
10 Mar: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, Yorks.
16 Mar: Transport Collectors Market, Chiswick Town Hall, 1100 to 1500. London.
16 Mar: "On the Buses", London Bus Tour featuring an RT, via Eastern National's old Wood Green garage and a visit to Sullivan Buses. London.
17 Mar: Museum Reopening Day, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
23 March: "The Fowlers Fundraiser", charity bus running day to Fowler's Coaches of Holbeach Drove. Pick up 1015 from Peterborough railway station. £15 per person, all profits towards the restoration of Northampton Corporation 1953 Daimler No.197 (DNH 197).
23-24 Mar: Spring Spectacular Transport Collectors' Market, Manchester Museum of Transport.
23-24 Mar: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours "Winter Gold" Operating Weekend.
24 Mar: Models in the Museum, Aldridge Transport Museum, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
24 Mar: Red RF Running Day on Routes 218 & 219 from Kingston (and others), commemorating 40 years since they were withdrawn, c/o Amersham & District Motorbus Society. Middx.
29-30 Mar: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
30 Mar: RT event in Barking. Part of RT80 celebration and marking 40 years since RTs and RFs came out of service with London Transport. Essex.
30 Mar: Museum Reopening Day, Grampian Transport Museum, Alford, Aberdeenshire.
31 Mar: Bristol Vintage Bus Group Spring Mini Running Day, based at Flowers Hill, Brislington, Bristol.
31 Mar: Mothers Day Tram Driving Experiences, Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester.
31 Mar: Oxford Bus Museum Running Day. Oxford.
6 Apr: South East Bus Festival, Kent Showground, Detling, Kent.
6 Apr: Free bus service from Ashford Intl. Railway Station and the South East Bus Festival, Detling, using Southdown Leopard 273 AUF, departing at 0920, and return departure at 1600. Email to reserve a seat, and include mobile phone number. Kent.
6-7 Apr: UK Coach Rally, Blackpool Promenade, Lancs.
6-7 Apr: Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
7 Apr: Spring Bus & Coach Gathering, London Bus Museum, Brooklands, Surrey.
7 Apr: Heritage Bus Rides, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
7 Apr: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Depot Open Sunday. Glasgow.
7 Apr: Spring Road Run, Warminster to Crockerton, Commercial Transport in Preservation. 0930 assemble, 1030 depart.
7 Apr: Season Startup, Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester.
11-14 Apr: Great North Steam Fair, Beamish, County Durham.
13 Apr: Delaine Bus Museum Open Day 1200-1600, Bourne, Lincolnshire.
13 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.
13 Apr: Lothian Buses 100th Anniversary, Vintage Running Day, Edinburgh.
13-14 Apr: Wellingborough Bus Rally, Wellingborough Museum. 1000-1600 both days, free entry, rides, stalls, refreshments. Email for details.
13-14 Apr: Sandbach Transport Festival, Cheshire.
14 Apr: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, Yorks.
19-20 Apr: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
20 Apr: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone, Kent.
20-21 Apr: Easter Family Treasure Trail, East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft, Suffolk.
20-21 Apr: Cumbria Easter Rally in Kirkby Stephen & Brough. Stalls and displays in Kirkby Stephen Town Centre, East Station yard and Brough, Cumbria.
20-22 Apr: Easter Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
20-22 Apr: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours "Easter Gold" Operating Weekend.
21 Apr: Easter Egg Hunt, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St, St.Helens, Merseyside.
21 Apr: "Transport Festival", Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum, Lincoln.
21 Apr: Penzance Vintage Bus Running Day. Free vintage bus services in West Cornwall.
21 Apr: Easter TransportFest Show, Museum of Power, Maldon, Essex,
21 Apr: Oxford Bus Museum, Easter Chick Hunt with free rides. Oxford.
21-22 Apr: Weston Park Easter Motor Show, near Telford, Shropshire.
21-22 Apr: Medway Festival of Steam & Transport, Chatham Historic Dockyard, Kent.
21-22 Apr: World War II - Home Front, Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire.
21-22 Apr: Easter Weekend and Bristol Buses Spring Gathering, The Transport Museum, Wythall, W.Midlands.
22 Apr: Bank Holiday Easter Egg Trail, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
22 Apr: Oxford Bus Museum Bank Holiday Running Day. Oxford.
26 Apr: "The Cateralls Caper", enthusiast visit to Caterall's Coaches of Southam. Pickups from Coventry and Rubgy railway stations.
27 Apr: Lothian Buses 100th Anniversary, East Coast Buses Open Day, Edinburgh.
27 Apr: Leicester Heritage Trust Bus & Rail Event, Great Central Railway, Quorn & Woodhouse Station Yard 1000-1700. Vehicle display, bus & rail rides, sale stalls 07891-071908. Leicestershire.
27-28 Apr: Black Prince 50th Weekend at Morley St George's. Bus service around Morley linked to the street market on the Saturday, bus parade and display on the Sunday. W.Yorkshire.
28 Apr: LT Country Bus Rally, East Grinstead. Facebook page. Sussex.
28 Apr: Keighley Bus Museum Open Day with free heritage bus services.
28 Apr: Teesside Vintage Bus Running Day organised by The Teesside 500 Group, based at Middlesbrough's Transporter Bridge. Email for details. Teesside.
28 Apr: Free Open Day, Nottingham Heritage Vehicles Charity, Heritage Bus Depot, Portland Road, Hucknall, Notts.
28 Apr: Amberley Spring Bus Show, Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, West Sussex.
28 Apr: Road Transport Event, Great Central Railway (North), Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre, Ruddington.
28 Apr: Spring Running Day, Aldridge Transport Museum, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
28 Apr: National "Drive it" Day, Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs.
3-6 May: Abbey Hill Steam Rally, Yeovil.
4-5 May: Magnificent Motors, Eastbourne seafront, East Sussex.
4-6 May: May Day Bank Holiday Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
4-6 May: Llandudno Transport Festival, Bodafon Fields, Llandudno, North Wales.
4-6 May: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours "May Day Gold" Bank Holiday Operating Weekend. Lancs.
5 May: Abingdon Air & Country Show, Abingdon Airfield (Dalton Barracks), Oxfordshire.
5 May: Blackpool Vehicle Preservation Group Rally, Jubilee Gardens, North Promenade, Cleveleys.
5 May: intu Metrocentre Bus & Coach Show, North East Bus Preservation Trust, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear.
5 May: Bungay Lions Classic Vehicle Rally, Earsham Hall, Bungay, NR35 2AN Suffolk.
5 May: Ipswich to Felixstowe Historic Vehicle Run, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
5 May: Catton Hall Classic Car & Transport Show, Alrewas, Derbyshire.
5 May: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Depot Open Sunday. Glasgow.
5-6 May: "Beer and Bands", Crich Tramway Village, Matlock, Derbyshire.
5-6 May: May Day Open Weekend, The Transport Museum, Wythall.
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. Hampshire.
9 May: Horse Tram Day, Crich Tramway Village.
11 May: Alexander Dennis Guildford Chassis Plant Open Day, 1000-1700 free entry. Slyfield Industrial Estate, Guildford GU11AF Surrey.
11 May: Theydon Bois Transport Bazaar, Theydon Bois Village Hall (opposite village green). No car parking at village hall. Email for details. Essex.
11 May: Delaine Bus Museum Open Day 1200-1600, Bourne, Lincolnshire.
11 May: South Shields Model Bus Show, Salvation Army Hall, Wawn Street, South Shields NE33 4EB.
11-12 May: "50s Seaside Celebration", East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft, Suffolk.
12 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Scarborough BusFest & Running Day, North Bay and Peasholm Park, N.Yorkshire.
12 May: Annual London to Brighton Run, Historic Commercial Vehicle Society. Sussex.
12 May: Classic Bus Day, Mid-Norfolk Railway, Dereham, Norfolk.
12 May: Basingstoke Festival of Transport & Autojumble, War Memorial Park.
12 May: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Bus & Coach Running Day from Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, Yorks.
12 May: "Beside the Seaside". Minehead Running Day with Taunton Historic Bus Group and Quantock Heritage, Somerset.
18 May: Auto Extravaganza, Leek Rotary Club, Heakley Hall Farm, Norton Green, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 8PW Staffs.
18 May: London Transport Museum, "Cab it!", London Underground Guided Tour at Acton Depot.
18 May: Wales on Wheels 2019. National Waterfront Museum and Dylan Thomas Square, Swansea.
18-19 May: Haworth 1940s Weekend, free vintage bus service operated by Aire Valley Transport Group.
18-19 May: Faversham Transport Weekend, Faversham, Kent.
18-19 May: MRX Model Railway Exhibition, Manchester Museum of Transport.
18-19 May: Rydabus "Southern Vectis 90th" Island Buses Running Day based at Bus & Coach Museum, Ryde, Isle of Wight.
19 May: Fenland BusFest, Whittlesey Market Place, Cambridgeshire, with free buses to Peterborough, Ramsey (Classic Car Show), Thorney, Turves & Yaxley. Cambs.
19 May: Hastings Bus Rally, The Stade, Old Town, Hastings, East Sussex.
19 May: Isle of Wight Festival of Transport, c/o Isle of Wight Steam Railway.
19 May: The Potteries Running Day in conjunction with the Apedale Valley Light Railway, Loomer Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme. Email for more information. Staffs.
19 May: South Wales Classic Car Show, Cardiff City Football Ground.
19 May: LT Country Bus Rally, Sevenoaks. Facebook page. Kent.
19 May: Classic Transport Gathering, Crich Tramway Village welcoming pre-1977 vehicles.
19 May: Scottish Vintage Bus Museum Open Day, Lathalmond, Fife. 01383-623380.
24-25 May: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
25 May: Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire Bus Rally & Open Day, Morecambe Depot, White Lund Industrial Estate. Free shuttle bus from Lancaster bus station. Lancashire.
25-26 May: AEC Society Rally, Newark Showground, Notts.
25-27 May: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours "Spring Gold" Bank Holiday Operating Weekend. Lancs.
25-27 May: Spring Bank Holiday Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
25 May - 2 June: "Beside the Seaside" week, Crich Tramway Village will be transformed into a resort, complete with buckets and spades! Derbyshire.
26 May: Morecambe Bay "Ribble 100" Running Day & Display, Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust. Morecambe Football Club, Globe Arena, and the Promenade, Morecambe. Free services to Heysham and Carnforth and other attractions. Lancashire.
26 May: Tilford Bus & Coach Rally, Rural Life Centre, Reeds Road, Tilford, Surrey.
26 May: Chippenham Bus Rally and Running Day, including "NBC 50", a National Bus Company celebration. Bristol Road Transport Collection.
26 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** "NBC 50", a National Bus Company celebration based in Winchester by Hampshire Bus Preservation and Southern Bus Events. Hants.
26-27 May: Ragley Hall Transport Show, Alcester, Warwickshire.
26-27 May: Spring Bank Holiday Open Days, The Transport Museum, Wythall. With displays by the Model Bus Federation and Metrobus 40th on the Monday. W.Midlands.
27 May: Annual Bus Rally, Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Quainton, Bucks.
27 May: Southern Transit Classic Buses running between Horsham and Shoreham on the route of the former Adur Valley railway line. Sussex.
1 June: 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. Surrey.
1-2 June: St.Albans Steam & Country Show, Oaklands College, St.Albans, Herts.
1-2 June: Woolpit Steam, Warren Farm, Wetherden, Suffolk.
1-2 June: Bedford Festival of Motoring, Embankment Gardens, Bedford.
2 June: Tyne Tees Run, Historic Commercial Vehicle Society.
2 June: The North West Vehicle Restoration Trust Annual Running & Open Day based from their premises at Charleywood Road, Kirkby, Liverpool.
2 June: Didcot Vintage Bus Running Day. Free vintage bus services as part of Didcot Transport Rally. Oxfordshire.
2 June: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Depot Open Sunday. Glasgow.
8 June: Delaine Bus Museum Open Day 1200-1600, Bourne, Lincolnshire.
8 June: Bishop Auckland 1940s Day, North East Bus Preservation Trust.
8 June: "Surrey Downs", London Bus Tour featuring Fleetline XF1, via Croydon, Crawley, Forest Row, East Grinstead and several pubs. London.
8-9 June: Fir Park Free Show, Firpark, on the A46, Lincolnshire.
8-9 June: Nottingham Transport Festival, Wollaton Park, Nottingham.
9 June: Bournemouth Bus Rally & Running Day, Kings Park, Dorset. Email for details. Dorset.
9 June: Luton Festival of Transport, Stockwood Park, Luton, Beds.
9 June: LT Country Bus Rally, Hitchin and Welwyn Garden City. Facebook page. Herts.
9 June: 51st East Coast Run, Hull (East Park) to Bridlington (Sewerby cliff top car park) for all vehicles over 20 years old. Transport stalls at Sewarby. Entry form from EYTCC Events, P.O. Box 320, Hull HU11 5QR or Email. Yorkshire.
9 June: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, Yorks.
9 June: Barry Festival of Transport. Vehicle display at Barry Island, depot open day and bus runnings. Park & Ride provided. Cardiff Transport Preservation Group.
15 June: London Transport Museum, "Cab it!", London Underground Guided Tour at Acton Depot.
15 June: Farewell to Route 280, Skipton to Clitheroe Running Day, heritage buses every 30 mins. Yorkshire/Lancashire.
15 June: Derbyshire Bus & Beer Running Day, four free bus routes and 30 pubs en route. Rowsley South Station Yard, Peak Rail, Matlock, Derbyshire.
15-16 June: Holbeach Town & Country Fayre, Kings Field, Fen Road, Holbeach. Camping available. Details from 07939-724080. Lincs.
15-16 June: Clwyd Vintage Vehicle Rally, Oswestry Showground.
15-16 June: Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
15-16 June: Collectors Fair & Vintage Vehicle Gathering, Bury Transport Museum / East Lancashire Railway.
16 June: Durham Fathers Day Vintage Bus Gathering, based at Howlands park & ride, North East Bus Preservation Trust, Durham.
16 June: ** MOVED FROM 14 JULY ** Peterborough Bus & Commercial Vehicle Rally, Sacrewell Farm (A47/A1 junction). All buses and commercials welcome. Free entry. Cambs.
16 June: Fathers' Day Classic Car (and Buses) Show, North Weald, Epping Ongar Railway. Essex.
16 June: Fathers' Day and Model Trams, Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire.
16 June: Dundee Museum of Transport, Bus & Coach Sunday.
16 June: (not confirmed) "The Ridgeway Run" (Henley to Quainton), Historic Commercial Vehicle Society. Bucks.
16 June: Fathers Day Out, The Transport Museum, Wythall, W.Midlands.
16 June: Peak Park Preserved Bus Gathering, Rowsley South Station, Peak Rail Heritage Railway, on A6 between Bakewell and Matlock, Derbyshire.
16 June: Transport Festival, Trentham Gardens, Stoke-on-Trent.
16 June: Oxford Bus Museum, Fathers' Day event with free bus rides.
21-23 June: Royal Blue & Associated Motorways Vintage Coach Run. A recreation of an express coach route Birmingham-Liverpool-Treherbert-Cheltenham.
22 June: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone, Kent.
22 June: Ipswich Transport & Model Festival, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
22-23 June: Vintage Weekend, Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire.
22-23 June: The Original Bloxham Rally, 50th Show, Banbury, Oxfordshire.
22-23 June: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours Totally Models weekend, enhanced heritage tram tours, free vintage bus service, model displays and depot tours. Lancs.
23 June: Bromley Pageant of Motoring, Norman Park, Bromley, Kent.
23 June: The Lawn Motor Show, Rochford, Essex.
23 June: Boston 1940s Event, 1000-1600, Central Park, Boston, Lincolnshire.
23 June: "On the Buses" Summer Event, London Bus Museum, Brooklands.
28-29 June: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
29 June: Auction of London's Transport Collectables, Croydon Park Hotel, Altyre Rd., Croydon.
29 June: "The Tockwith Traveller", enthusiast visit to Connexions Buses of Tockwith, Yorkshire. Pickup 1030 from York. In support of Northampton Heritage Transport Group.
29-30 June: Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
30 June: Horse Tram Day, Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire.
30 June: Annual Reading Buses Family Open Day, Great Knollys Street, Reading.
30 June: Redbeck Rally & Running Day, Redbeck Motel & Restaurant, Crofton, Wakefield (one mile from Heath Common), c/o West Riding Omnibus Museum Trust. Local feeder services, stalls, displays. Yorkshire.
30 June: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust West End Festival Running Day. Free vintage bus services on circular route in the West End, based on Riverside Museum of Transport, Glasgow.
30 June: Classic Bus & Coach Rally, Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, Wirksworth DE4 4FB. Email for details. Derbyshire.
30 June: Stroud Vintage Bus Show, Stroud College, Stratford Rd, Stroud, GL5 4AH. Static buses and free bus vintage rides around the Stroud Valleys. Facebook: Stroud Vintage Bus Show 2019 or Email Adam Hall for details. Gloucestershire.
5 July: Fleur-de-Lys Thornes Park Gathering, Horbury Road, Wakefield, W.Yorkshire.
6 July: "The Green Bus Gander", enthusiast visit to Green Bus of Hockley. Pick up 1030 outside Railway Pub, Hill Street, Birmingham.
6 July: Chiswick Transport Collectors Fair, Chiswick Town Hall, London.
6-7 July: The Llangollen Railway Classic Transport Weekend, Glyndyfrdwy Station, LL21 9HF. Email for details. Wales.
6-7 July: 50th Anniversary Event. East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft, Suffolk.
6-7 July: North Norfolk Railway Vintage Bus Rally (on the Saturday) and Vintage Transport Festival (on the Sunday).
7 July: Eastbourne Classic Bus Running Day, based at the railway station. Facebook link. E.Sussex.
7 July: Uncompleted Northern Line extension Walk & Study Tour. Finsbury Park to Alexandra Palace. Booking essential. Email for details. London.
7 July: Whitley Bay Running Day, based at The Links, Whitley Bay.
7 July: 125 Years of Municipal Transport in Glasgow. Open Day at Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Depot AND an Open Day at First Glasgow's Caledonia Depot, with buses linking both sites to George Square in Glasgow city centre.
7 July: "Tramtastic", Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester.
7 July: Black Prince 50th Running Day "The Wetherby Wanderers". Classic buses from across the decades in service on the Leeds-Wetherby via the villages corridor. In association with Transdev. W.Yorkshire.
7 July: Leyland Society Gathering British Commercial Vehicle Museum. Lancs.
13 July: Newark Bus Running Day, W.Gash & Sons Centenary. Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum.
13 July: Delaine Bus Museum Open Day 1200-1600, Bourne, Lincolnshire.
13-14 July: Family Fun Weekend, London Transport Acton Depot. London.
13-14 July: Wiston Steam Rally, Steyning, West Sussex.
13-14 July: North East Festival of Transport, Seaburn Recreation Ground, North East Bus Preservation Trust
13-14 July: "Sixties Fest", North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Trains, vehicles and music!
14 July: ** EVENT MOVED TO 16 JUNE ** Peterborough Bus & Commercial Vehicle Rally, Sacrewell Farm, Cambridgeshire.
14 July: Thanet Vintage Bus Road Run, Ramsgate Boating Pool to Minnis Bay. See Facebook page for details. Kent.
14 July: Tavistock Mini Running Day. All change! The passage from 1968 to 1969. Devon.
14 July: Aldridge Transport Museum, Open & Running Day, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
14 July: Walsall Arboretum Transport Show, Broadway, Walsall.
14 July: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, Yorks.
14 July: Nottingham Area Bus Society Gathering & Running Day, Transport Heritage Centre, Ruddington.
14 July: Model Trams, Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire.
14 July: Haverhill Historic Transport Rally & Road Run, Arts Centre Car Park, Haverhill, Suffolk.
14 July: Oswestry Classic & Vintage Transport Rally, British Ironwork Centre, Whitehall, Aston, Oswestry. 01691-610952.
14 July: Merseyside Transport Trust Annual Open Day at Burscough.
15 July: Horse Tram Day, Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire.
20 July: Alton Bristol RE and Country Pub Running Day. Hants & Surrey RE Group.
20 July: Metroline Potters Bar bus garage Open Day & Running Day 1030-1600; free rides, stalls and refreshments. Email for more details. Herts.
20 July: Celebration of 100 Years of Motor Buses in Southampton. Free 30 minute classic bus service from Clock Tower (New Rd) to Shirley. Hampshire.
20-21 July: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours "Tram Sunday Weekend".
21 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. Hants.
21 July: "The Big Red Bus Day", Centenary of Eastern Counties, Ipswich Transport Museum.
21 July: Tram Sunday, Fleetwood Festival of Transport, Lancs.
21 July: Ingatestone Hall Classic Car Show, Ingatestone, near Chelmsford, Essex CM4 9NR.
21 July: South Yorkshire Transport Trust, Summer Running Day, Eastwood Trading Estate, Rotherham, Yorks.
24-28 July: Manx Heritage Transport Festival, Isle of Man.
26-27 July: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
27 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. Essex.
27 July: Ebbw Vale Classic Bus & Family Fun Day, Ebbw Vale town centre 1000-1500.
27 July: Leicester Vintage Bus Running Day, First Leicester Abbey Lane depot. Leicestershire.
27 July: Sandtoft Gathering preview, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
28 July: The Sandtoft Gathering, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
28 July: Bishop Auckland "Buses Through the Ages", North East Bus Preservation Trust.
28 July: Toddington Classic Bus Rally & Running Day, Gloucester Warwickshire Railway, Toddington Station, Gloucestershire.
28 July: Merseyside Transport Trust Open Top Tours of Southport. Merseyside.
28 July: Lothian Buses 100th Anniversary, Bus Cavalcade, Edinburgh.
28 July: Bristol Vintage Bus Group Running Day. Location to be confirmed - either at Brislington Park-and-Ride or at Flowers Hill.
28 July: Beaumanor Hall Classic Car & Transport Show, Woodhouse, Leicestershire.
28 July: Worthing Sea Front Bus Gathering & Running Day, Worthing, West Sussex.
31 July: Noggin, Nosh & Natter, Commercial Transport in Preservation, The George Inn, Longbridge Deverill, near Warminster.
2-4 Aug: Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza, South Cerney airfield, nr.Cirencester. Incorporating the Bedford OB Get-together - all OBs welcome!
3 Aug: Newton Town Show, Mesnes Park, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside.
3-4 Aug: Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend, Calder Holmes Park HX7 8EE, Yorks.
3-4 Aug: Weald of Kent Steam Rally, Woodchurch, Kent.
4 Aug: Tinkers Park Bus Rally, Hadlow Down, Uckfield, E.Sussex TN22 4HS.
4 Aug: Trans Pennine Run, Historic Commercial Vehicle Society, from Middleton, near Manchester, to Harrogate.
4 Aug: Taster Tram Driving Experience Day, Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester.
4 Aug: Merseyside Transport Trust Open Top Tours of Southport. Merseyside.
4 Aug: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Family & Community Fun Day, Bridgeton Bus Garage, Glasgow.
4 Aug: Devon General Centenary Rally & Running Day, Newton Abbot Racecourse, Devon.
4 Aug: The Provincial Society Gosport Bus Rally, Stokes Bay, Gosport, Hants.
9-10 Aug: The Purbeck Rally, Wareham, Dorset.
10 Aug: Delaine Bus Museum Open Day 1200-1600, Bourne, Lincolnshire.
10 Aug: Bedford St John's (former United Counties) Depot Centenary, c/o Stagecoach Midlands and the Omnibus Society. Static display, stalls, family activities and shuttle buses from Elstow and All Hallows. 07889-357392. Beds.
10-11 Aug: World War II - Home Front Weekend, Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire.
10-11 Aug: Blues & Twos Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
11 Aug: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, Yorks.
11 Aug: Merseyside Transport Trust Open Top Tours of Southport. Merseyside.
11 Aug: Vintage Bus Running Day, Top o' Town, Dorchester, West Country Historic Omnibus & Transport Trust.
11 Aug: Rock around the 1950s, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
11 Aug: Vintage Bus Display & Free Bus Service, at Locomotion (National Railway Museum, Shildon, County Durham). c/o Aycliffe & District Bus Preservation Society.
11 Aug: Dewsbury Bus Museum, Summer Spectacular & Running Day, Ravensthorpe and The Mill Outlet, Batley, Yorks.
11 Aug: Dundee Museum of Transport, Dundee Motor Show, Baxter Park.
11 Aug: Running day at Hooton Park Trust Hangars, Ellesmere Port 1000-1600. Display and rides on former Crosville buses. Follow signs from M53 junction 6. Details at 0151-639-4929 or Email John Nolan. Cheshire.
12-16 Aug: Discovery Week, Crich Tramway Village, a week of discovery for all ages, focusing on the history and science of trams. Derbyshire.
14 Aug: Horse Tram Day, Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire.
17 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.
17-18 Aug: Open Weekend, Scottish Vintage Bus Museum, Lathalmond, Fife, Scotland.
17-18 Aug: Model Tram and Railway Exhibition, Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire.
18 Aug: Key Publishing Buses Festival 2019, British Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire.
18 Aug: Kent & East Sussex Railway Bus Rally at Tenterden.
18 Aug: Leeds Classic Bus Runday, Yorkshire.
18 Aug: Route Recreation Day (304 Hitchin-St Albans and 364 Hitchin-Luton), c/o Amersham & District Motorbus Society, Beds.
18 Aug: Merseyside Transport Trust Open Top Tours of Southport. Merseyside.
22-26 Aug: Great Dorset Steam Fair, Tarrant Hinton, near Blandford Forum.
23-24 Aug: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
24-25 Aug: "Dunsfold Wings & Wheels", Dunsfold Park, Surrey.
24-26 Aug: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours August Bank Holiday Gold Operating Weekend.
24-26 Aug: August Bank Holiday Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
24-26 Aug: Fir Park Wings & Wheels Show, Firpark, on the A46, Lincolnshire.
24-26 Aug: Hellingly Festival of Transport, Broad Farm, Hellingly, East Sussex.
25 Aug: Tetbury Classic Vehicle Show, Memorial Recreation Ground, Tetbury, Glos.
25 Aug: Merseyside Transport Trust Open Top Tours of Southport. Merseyside.
25 Aug: Colne Valley Railway Transport Day, buses and commercials, 1030-1700. Hedingham, Essex.
25 Aug: Plymouth Bus Rally, based at Milehouse depot, Plymouth, Devon.
25-26 Aug: Classic Transport Gathering, Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire.
25-26 Aug: Classic Transport Show, Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway, Torfaen, S.Wales.
25-26 Aug: Knebworth Classic Motor Show, Knebworth, Hertfordshire.
25-26 Aug: August Bank Holiday Operating Days at The Transport Museum, Wythall, W.Midlands.
26 Aug: Lytham Hall Running Day, Lytham St Annes FY8 4JX c/o Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust. 1000-1600. Lancashire.
26 Aug: Seaburn Historic Vehicle Display and Running Day, Seaburn Recreation Ground, North East Bus Preservation Trust
26 Aug: Southern Transit Classic Buses running between Horsham and Shoreham on the route of the former Adur Valley railway line. Sussex.
31 Aug: East Kent 103 Vintage Bus Day, Walmer Green, Deal, Kent.
1 Sept: "On the Buses", Classic Bus Gala, Bewdley Station, Severn Valley Railway. Email here for vehicle and stallholder inquiries. Shropshire.
1 Sept: "Coaches to the Seaside", display at Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare with free services to seafront connecting with Running Day (Badgerline, steam bus etc). Coaches preferred, but all vehicles welcome. Mass departure from Tropicana at 1600. Email Kelvin Amos for details. Somerset.
1 Sept: Ride a Fire Engine Day, Ipswich Transport Museum.
1 Sept: Autumn Road Run, to/from Salisbury Livestock Market, Commercial Transport in Preservation. 0930 assemble, 1030 depart.
1 Sept: Classic & Retro Show, Himley Hall, nr. Dudley, West Midlands.
1 Sept: Brentford Festival & Transport Display, Blondin Park. Essex.
1 Sept: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Depot Open Sunday. 0141-554-0544. Glasgow.
1 Sept; Horsham Bus Rally, Hop Oast Park & Ride.
1 Sept: Trans Lancs Transport Show, joint event by Heaton Park Tramway, and the Manchester Museum of Transport with free heritage buses between the two.
1 Sept: Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway Bus Rally. 01797-362353 or email. Kent.
7 Sept: 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.
7-8 Sept: Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
8 Sept: "Birmingham Bus Bash", charity event at Moseley Rugby Club, Billesley Common, W.Midlands.
8 Sept: Merseyside Transport Trust Annual Running Day, services around south Liverpool.
8 Sept: Bedford Bus & Coach Day, Lodge Coaches of High Easter, CM1 4QR. Open to all Bedford buses and coaches, 1000-1700. Lodge's heritage fleet expected to give rides. Vehicles should pre-book on 01245-231262 or email. Classic bus links to Epping and Ongar Railway's "London's 60's Scene" event. Essex.
8 Sept: "London 60s Scene" Bus Rally at the Epping Ongar Railway, Essex.
8 Sept: Classic Vehicle Gathering & Open Day at South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, Yorks.
8 Sept: Classic Vehicle Day, Gloucester Warwickshire Railway, Toddington, Gloucestershire.
8 Sept: Horse Tram Day, Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire.
8 Sept: Blackpool Vehicle Preservation Group, Display of buses, commercials and militaries with judging. South Promenade, Lytham St Annes.
8 Sept: Wentworth Classic Motor Show, Wentworth Woodhouse, Rotherham, Yorks.
8 Sept: Potteries Connection Running Day, The Gladstone Pottery Museum, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. Email for details. Staffs.
8 Sept: Western Welsh 90th Anniversary Running Day, Barry Island Bus Depot.
13-14 Sept: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
14 Sept: LVVS Meets the People of Lincolnshire, Grantham. Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum.
14 Sept: Delaine Bus Museum Open Day 1200-1600, Bourne, Lincolnshire.
14 Sept: King Alfred Heritage Open Day. Vehicle display and free vintage bus service at Winchester Cattle Market car park 1200-1700. Hampshire.
14-15 Sept: Northampton Transport Heritage, Classic Bus Services running around Northampton and surrounding area. Email for information.
14-15 Sept: North Norfolk Railway 1940s Weekend.
14-15 Sept: Steampunk Weekend, Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire.
14-15 Sept: Heritage Open Days (free admission), Manchester Museum of Transport.
14-15 Sept: Southampton Transport Anniversaries Weekend. Based in the City Centre on Saturday and Bursledon Brickworks Museum on Sunday.
15 Sept: The Great Harwood Bus Rally, Hyndburn, organised by The Town & District Transport Trust. Lancashire.
15 Sept: Family Fun Day, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St, St.Helens, Merseyside.
16 Sept: Horse Tram Day, Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire.
21-22 Sept: Kingsbridge Bus Running Day. Free vintage bus services on coast and country routes from Kingsbridge bus station on 21st, with an excursion of participants on Sunday 22nd. South Devon.
21-22 Sept: Heritage Open Days (free admission), Manchester Museum of Transport.
21-22 Sept: Aldridge Transport Museum, Heritage Open Days (Free entry!), Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
21-22 Sept: Trolleybus Weekend, East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft, Suffolk.
21-22 Sept: Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
21-22 Sept: Kettering Vintage Rally and Steam Fayre, Cranford, Northants.
21-22 Sept: "Crich 60", celebrating 60 years of Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire.
21-22 Sept: "Salute to the '40s Weekend". Chatham Historic Dockyard, Kent.
21-22 Sept: The Footman James Sywell Classic Pistons & Props motoring festival, Sywell Aerodrome, Northants.
22 Sept: Amberley Autumn Bus Show and Running Day, Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, West Sussex. 01798-831370.
22 Sept: Swansea Bus Museum Running Day. Free trips around the city, displays and attractions at the Museum. Wales
22 Sept: Northampton Transport Heritage "Return to the Market Square". Classic buses running free local services in and around Northampton and some on static display. Email for information.
28 Sept: Lothian Buses 100th Anniversary, Doors Open Day, Edinburgh.
28 Sept: Delaine Heritage Running Day, buses running every 30 minutes between Bourne and Stamford, and Bourne and Rippingale.
28-29 Sept: "All Change" Weekend, London Transport Acton Depot. London.
28-29 Sept: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours Tramway Anniversary Spectacular.
29 Sept: SHOWBUS International, Hertfordshire County Showground, Redbourn, Herts.
2-3 Oct: Coach & Bus UK, Public Transport and Accessibility Exhibition, NEC, Birmingham.
5 Oct: London Transport Museum, "Cab it!", London Underground Guided Tour at Acton Depot.
5 Oct: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone, Kent.
5 Oct: Classic Vehicles Day, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
5 Oct: Taster Tram Driving Experience Day, Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester.
6 Oct: Thornes Independent 70th Anniversary Run from The Coach Station, Hemingbrough, Selby YO8 6QG to Elvington Air Museum, for vehicles over 20 years old. Contact Thornes 01757-630777. Yorkshire.
6 Oct: Wirral Bus & Tram Show, Taylor Street Transport Museum, Birkenhead, 1000-1600. All vehicles welcome. Email John Nolan or phone 0151-639-4929. Merseyside.
6 Oct: Autumn Running Day & WMPTE 50th, The Transport Museum, Wythall, W Midlands.
6 Oct: Bluebell Railway Vintage Bus Running Day, based at Sheffield Park (Route 20 to Brighton) and East Grinstead (Route 88 to Haywards Heath) stations. Phone 01737-823436 for details. East Sussex.
6 Oct: Chesham & Chesham Running Day, c/o Amersham & District Motorbus Society. Based at Chesham Broadway, Bucks.
12 Oct: Theydon Bois Transport Bazaar, Theydon Bois Village Hall (opposite village green). No car parking at village hall. Email for details. Essex.
12 Oct: Pennine Buses Return to Skipton. Bus & Coach Running Day (Day 1). Aire Valley Transport Group, Yorkshire.
12 Oct: Delaine Bus Museum Open Day 1200-1600, Bourne, Lincolnshire.
12-13 Oct: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Annual Open Weekend. 0141-554-0544. Glasgow.
12-13 Oct: Isle of Wight Classic Buses, Beer & Walks Weekend, based at the Isle of Wight Bus Museum, Ryde and also Newport Quay, Newport.
13 Oct: Yorkshire Dales Vintage Bus & Coach Running Day (Day 2), Skipton. Aire Valley Transport Group, Yorkshire.
13 Oct: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, Yorks.
13 Oct: Model Trams, Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire.
13 Oct: Canvey Island Transport Museum Big Wheels 2019, end of season Open Day at The Labworth. Essex.
19 Oct: Wheels by Lamplight, Ipswich Transport Museum.
19-20 Oct: "Transpo 50" Weekend, celebrating Greater Manchester's Transport 1969-2019 and 50 years since the formation of the PTE, Manchester Museum of Transport.
20 Oct: TransportFest 2019, London Bus Museum, Brooklands, Surrey.
20 Oct: Isle of Axholme Running Day, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
20 Oct: "Sprat & Winkle Run", Sevenoaks to Hastings, Historic Commercial Vehicle Society.
20 Oct: Aldridge Transport Museum, Autumn Leaves Running Day, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
25-26 Oct: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
26 Oct: Halloween Event, East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft, Suffolk.
26 Oct: End of Season Twilight Running Day, The Transport Museum, Wythall, W.Midlands.
26 Oct: Auction of London's Transport Collectables, Croydon Park Hotel, Altyre Rd., Croydon.
26 Oct: 15th Annual Samuel Ledgard Society Transport Collectors' Fair, Pudsey Civic Hall, near Leeds 1000-1500. Details from Barry Rennison 0113-236-3695 or email.
26-27 Oct: Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
27 Oct: Bristol Vintage Bus Group Autumn Mini Running Day based at Flowers Hill, Brislington.
27 Oct: Nocturnal Heart of the Pennines Rally, Piece Hall, Halifax. Aire Valley Transport Group.
27 Oct: Autumn Heritage Bus Running Day, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St, St.Helens, Merseyside.
28 Oct - 2 Nov: Starlight Spectacular, Crich Tramway Village.
2 Nov: Aldenham Transport Spectacular, Allum Hall, Allum Lane, Elstree. Facebook page here.
3 Nov: "Transport Festival", Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum, Lincoln.
3 Nov: Bristol RE Mini Running Day from Winchester to local villages. Hampshire.
3-5 Nov: Euro Bus Expo, Bus & Coach Industry Exhibition, NEC, Birmingham.
9 Nov: Delaine Bus Museum Open Day 1200-1600, Bourne, Lincolnshire.
10 Nov: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, Yorks.
10 Nov: Cosham Autumn Transport Fair, Community Centre, Wootton Street, Cosham PO6 3AP 1000-1530. Stalls, models, refreshments & free bus rides. Email for details or Facebook: Vintage Transport Group. Hants.
16 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.
16 Nov: Twilight & After Dark Trolleyday, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
16 Nov: Northampton Transport Collectors Fair, Abington Church Rooms, Park Avenue North, Northampton NN3 2HT. 1000-1600, admission £1.50. Details from Steve Loveridge, 75 Bakers Crescent, Irchester, Wellingborough, NN29 7BA.
17 Nov: Dewsbury Bus Museum, Autumn Open Day, Ravensthorpe.
17 Nov: Classic Buses & Coaches, Ipswich Transport Museum.
22-23 Nov: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
23-24 Nov: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours "Winter Gold" Operating Weekend.
24 Nov: Aldridge Transport Museum, Collectors' Fair, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
1 Dec: The Christmas Cracker, Ipswich Transport Museum.
7 Dec: Ensignbus Heritage Bus Running Day". Christmas shopping services to Bluewater and Lakeside from Gravesend, Upminster, Grays, Tilbury, Brentwood etc.
7-8 Dec: The Christmas Cracker Transport Collectors' Market, Manchester Museum of Transport.
7-8 Dec: Blackpool Heritage Trams Santa Specials 1000-1600.
8 Dec: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, 1940s Christmas & Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, Yorks.
8 Dec: Oxford Bus Museum, Father Christmas Day & vintage bus rides.
14 Dec: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone, Kent.
14-15 Dec: Blackpool Heritage Trams Santa Specials 1000-1600.
14-15 Dec: Father Christmas Weekend, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St, St.Helens, Merseyside.
15 Dec: Oxford Bus Museum, Father Christmas Day & vintage bus rides.
21-22 Dec: Blackpool Heritage Trams Santa Specials 1000-1600.
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.


Does anyone have 2019 dates for these events from last year please?

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22 July: Nottingham Heritage Vehicles Charity Open Day, Portland Road, Hucknall.
19 Aug: City of Portsmouth Preserved Transport Depot Open Day, Cranleigh Road, Fareham PO16 9DN. No parking on the site but free bus service from Cosham and Portchester. 1000-1600.
27 Aug: Seaford Running Day c/o Seaford & District, E.Sussex.
9 Sept: Norwich Heritage Bus Day, free services every 15 mins between Norwich (Castle Mall), Hethersett and Wymondham Cross. Eastern Transport Collection.
15 Sept: Metroline Holloway bus garage Open Day & Running Day.
15 Sept: East Lancashire Municipal Bus Rally, Cathedral Quarter, Blackburn.
16 Sept: First South Yorkshire Depot Open Day, Olive Grove, Sheffield.
23 Sept: "Buses to War", public service to active service. Nottingham Heritage Vehicles Charity, Heritage Bus Depot, Portland Road, Hucknall.
23 Sept: Nottingham Heritage Vehicles Charity Open Day marking 140 years of Nottingham City Transport. Portland Road, Hucknall.
7 Oct: Road Transport Event, Great Central Railway (North), Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre, Ruddington.
28 Oct: Keighley Bus Museum Open Day and Twilight Running Day.
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.
25 Nov: Finchley Running Day. RMLs providing free service on routes 104 & 104A. 07956-528474.
9 Dec: LT Country Bus Rally, Bromley mini-Running Day.
9 Dec: Nottingham Heritage Vehicles Free Festive Open Day, Portland Road, Hucknall.
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.
22 Dec: Ensignbus Christmas Special to Winter Wonderland & Lights Tour". To Hyde Park and Christmas Lights on a Routemaster. Limited space so book early.
25 Dec: Christmas Day bus service, East Lancashire, organised by The Town & District Transport Trust.
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.


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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