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Last updated 2 April 2020

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 2020

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1 Jan: Black Prince Free Hourly Bus Service on part of former Route 87, Morley Railway Station - Town Hall - White Rose Shopping Centre.
1 Jan: King Alfred Mini-Running Day based on Winchester Broadway. Free vintage bus services using 6 vehicles. 0930 to 1630. 01737-823436. Hampshire.
1 Jan: Route No.376 Bristol - Wells free service using classic buses. Bristol Road Transport Collection.
1 Jan: Oxford Bus Museum, New Year's Day vintage bus rides from the Museum 1030 to 1630. Oxfordshire.
1 Jan: Happy New Year! East Anglia Transport Museum Open Day. Suffolk.
4 Jan: "Oxford-London X90 Final Farewell Event", celebrating the final day of express service 190 / X90. Free rides on Bristol RELH and VRT from Gloucester Green to Thornhill Park & Ride.
4 Jan: 25th Annual Railway / Bus Collectors Fair, Pudsey Civic Hall, near Leeds, 1000-1500. Tel 0113-236-3695 or email for details.
11 Jan: Chiswick Transport Collectors Fair, Chiswick Town Hall, London.
11 Jan: "The Orbit Odyssey", enthusiast visit to Orbit Coaches of Enderby, using a variety of their Scanias. Pickup 1015 at Leicester Railway Station.
12 Jan: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, Yorks.
18 Jan: Model Bus & Railway Exhibition, The Crossing Church, Newcastle Avenue, Worksop, Notts.
18 Jan: The Omnibus Society, Midland Branch, Talk by David Bradford, MD of National Express UK Bus, 1345 for 1400 at the Priory Rooms, Bull Street, Birmingham B4 6AF.
18 Jan: "The Midlands Meanderer", enthusiast visit to various East Midlands bus & coach operators including DW Coaches of Clay Cross, Marshalls of Sutton-on-Trent, Redfern Travel of Mansfield, Sharpes of Nottingham, Star Coaches of Gainsborough and Travel Wright of Newark. Pickup 0945 at Leopard pub, West St, Doncaster. Bring a hi-vis jacket and email to ensure a seat.
18-19 Jan: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours 'Winter Gold' Operating Weekend.
8 Feb: Staines Transport Collectors Fair, The Hythe Centre, Thorpe Rd, Staines TW18 3HD. 1030-1530. Free buses to/from Staines Railway Station. Details from Julian Bowden, 21 Forde Ave, Bromley BR1 3EU. 07932-812268.
9 Feb: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, Yorks.
15 Feb: Enfield Transport Bazaar, St.Paul's Centre, 102 Church St, Enfield EN2 6AR. 2 minutes walk from Enfield Chase Station and 10 minutes from Enfield Town Stn. 1100-1430, £3, NO PUBLIC CAR PARKING! Email for details.
15 Feb: The Omnibus Society, Midland Branch, Annual General Meeting at Friends Meeting House, St Helen's Street, Derby.
15-16 Feb: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours 'Winter Gold' Operating Weekend.
19 Feb: Film Show, Wellingborough Museum, Castle Way NN8 1XB. Starts 1930. Email for details. Northants.
21-22 Feb: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
22 Feb: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone, Kent.
22 Feb: Shoreham Transport Fair, The Shoreham Community Centre, Pond Road, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5WU. Includes a Southdown Reunion meeting point. Facebook Page here or Email for details. Sussex.
23 Feb: 50 years of London Country Bus Services Running Day, Epping Ongar Railway, North Weald Station, Essex.
23 Feb: Gillingham Gathering, Commercial Transport in Preservation, in and around Nick Baker's Yard, Station Road, Gillingham, Dorset.
25 Feb: Sheffield Omnibus Enthusiast Society Slide Show / Film Evening. Upstairs room at Rutland Arms, Brown St, Sheffield S1 2BS. Yorks.
29 Feb: Auction of London's Transport Collectables, Croydon Park Hotel, Altyre Rd., Croydon. 01737-237505.
29 Feb: "The Green Bus Gallivant", visit to Green Bus of Hockley to ride on buses normally only used on rail replacement and school work. Pickup 1030 at Railway pub, Hill St, by Birmingham New Street railway station. W.Midlands.
1 Mar: Cosham Spring Transport Fair, Community Centre, Wootton Street, Cosham PO6 3AP 1000-1530. Admission £1.50. Stalls, models, refreshments & free bus rides. Email for details or Facebook: Vintage Transport Group. Hants.
7 Mar: Winter Running Day & Buses by Night, Aldridge Transport Museum, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
8 Mar: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, Yorks.
8 Mar: Spring Heritage Bus Running Day, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St, St.Helens, Merseyside.
8 Mar: Dewsbury Bus Museum Spring Open Day, Ravensthorpe, Yorks.
14 Mar: Transport Collectors Market, Chiswick Town Hall, 1100 to 1500. London.
14 Mar: Delaine Bus Museum Open Day 1200-1600, Bourne, Lincolnshire.
14-15 Mar: "Visit Stoke", free heritage buses running between museums in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.
14-15 Mar: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours "Winter Gold" Operating Weekend.
15 Mar: Swansea Bus Museum Running Day. Free trips on nostalgic routes. Wales.
15 Mar: Museum Reopening Day, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
15 Mar: "Somerset Yard Bash VII", enthusiast and spotters tour visiting Faresaver, Carmel Coaches, First Weston-super-Mare, Somerset Council Bridgwater and hopefully Blue Iris. Pick up Chippenham Railway Station 10:20. Somerset.
20-21 Mar: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
21 Mar: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** The Omnibus Society, Midland Branch, talk by Martijn Gilbert, MD of Go Ahead North East, at the Priory Rooms, Bull Street, Birmingham B4 6AF. 1345 for 1400 start.
28 Mar: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Oxford Bus Museum Twilight Bus Rides. Oxford.
28 Mar: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Abellio Garage Bash, London Bus Tour of Battersea, Beddington Lane and Walworth garages. London.
28 Mar: ** MOVED TO 6 JUNE ** "The Manx Tale", enthusiast tour using 3 ex Isle of Man Leyland Olympians touring Banbury area. Pickup Banbury Railway Station 1020. Oxfordshire.
28-29 Mar: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Spring Spectacular Transport Collectors' Market, Manchester Museum of Transport.
29 Mar: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Bristol Vintage Bus Group Spring Mini Running Day, based at Flowers Hill, Brislington, Bristol.
29 Mar: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Dorking Running Day c/o Amersham & District Motorbus Society. Surrey.
29 Mar: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Tramway Season Startup and 40th Birthday Bash, Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester.
29 Mar: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Museum Reopening Day, Grampian Transport Museum, Alford, Aberdeenshire.
2-5 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Great North Steam Fair, Beamish, County Durham.
3-4 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
4 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** South East Bus Festival, Kent Showground, Detling, Kent.
4 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Free service X66 with Leopard 273 AUF from Ashford Intl Station to South East Bus Festival (see above) and return. Click here and scroll down for more info, or Email with mobile number and train details to reserve a seat. Kent.
5 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Plymouth Mini Running Event, celebrating 60 years since the first Atlanteans in the City. City Centre, Royal Parade Park & Ride. Devon.
5 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Thursford Collection, Fakenham. Founder's Day and Vintage Event including buses and commercials, 1030-1700. Free bus trips and feeder journeys including Norwich, Cromer and Holt. Email for details. NR21 0AS Norfolk.
5 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Keighley Bus Museum Open Day with free heritage bus services.
5 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Spring Bus & Coach Gathering, London Bus Museum, Brooklands, Surrey.
5 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Depot Open Sunday. Glasgow.
5 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Spring Road Run, Warminster to Crockerton, Commercial Transport in Preservation. 0930 assemble, 1030 depart. Wiltshire.
11 Apr: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone, Kent.
11 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Bank Holiday Easter Egg Trail, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
11 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Barnet Transport Fair, Christ Church Hall, St Albans Road, Barnet EN5 4LA. Many buses stop at The Spires Shopping Centre nearby. Nearest Tube station High Barnet. 1100-1430, £2. Email for details.
11 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Delaine Bus Museum Open Day 1200-1600, Bourne, Lincolnshire.
11-12 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Easter Family Treasure Trail, East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft, Suffolk.
11-12 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Weston-super-Mare Pageant of Transport, Beach Lawns, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.
11-12 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Cumbria Easter Rally in Kirkby Stephen & Brough. Stalls and displays in Kirkby Stephen Town Centre, East Station yard and Brough, Cumbria.
11-13 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours "Easter Gold" Operating Weekend.
11-13 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Easter Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
12 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** "The Cumbrian Crusader", excursion to the Cumbria Easter Rally (see above) from Wakefield and Leeds.
12 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** "Transport Festival", Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum, Lincoln.
12 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Easter TransportFest Show, Museum of Power, Maldon, Essex,
12 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** 100 years of Wallasey Corporation Buses, Birkenhead Transport Museum, Taylor St. Rides on former Wallasey routes plus trams. Phone John Nolan 0151-639-4929 or email.
12 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Oxford Bus Museum, Easter Chick Hunt with free rides. Oxford.
12 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, Yorks.
12 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Easter Egg Hunt, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St, St.Helens, Merseyside.
12-13 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Weston Park Easter Motor Show, near Telford, Shropshire.
12-13 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Easter Weekend & Bunny Hunt, plus Bristol Buses Spring Gathering, The Transport Museum, Wythall, W.Midlands.
12-13 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Medway Festival of Steam & Transport, Chatham Historic Dockyard, Kent.
12-13 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** World War II - Home Front, Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire.
13 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Oxford Bus Museum Bank Holiday Running Day. Oxford.
14 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Tram Driving Taster Session Day, Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester.
18 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** The Omnibus Society, Midland Branch, visit to operators in the Leicester area. Coach provided from Birmingham and Derby.
18 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Going Round in Circles Tour, visit all 37 Circle Line Underground stations in a Routemaster. London.
18-19 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Wellingborough Bus Rally, Wellingborough Museum, Castle Way NN8 1XB. Free bus rides, stalls, refreshments etc. Email for details. Northants.
18-19 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** UK Coach Rally, Blackpool Promenade, Lancs.
18-19 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Sandbach Transport Festival, Cheshire.
19 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** 10th Anniversary Open Day at Xelabus depot in Eastleigh 1000-1600, also recreating Hants & Dorset routes, visiting vehicles, stalls etc. Hampshire.
19 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Penzance VR Revival & Vintage Bus Running Day. Free vintage bus services in West Cornwall.
19 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Large Scale Model Tram Operating Day, Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire.
19 Apr: ** POSTPONED TO 13 SEPTEMBER ** LT Country Bus Rally, East Grinstead. Facebook page. Sussex.
25 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Accrington Bus Fest, organised by Town & District Transport Trust in association with "Amazing Accrington". Display of buses on Accrington town square with free heritage bus service to Trust premises and surrounding attractions.
25 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** "The Eastern Experience", enthusiast visit to Ellie Rose Coaches of Hull. Pickup at The Truck Theatre next to the Interchange 1030. Humberside.
25 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Leicester Bus & Train Spectacular, Great Central Railway, Quorn & Woodhouse Station Yard. Leicestershire.
25-26 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Morley St George Weekend, Black Prince buses in attendance. W.Yorkshire.
25-26 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** London Transport Museum, Depot Open Weekend at Acton Depot.
25-26 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
26 Apr: National "Drive it" Day, Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs.
26 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Free Open Day, Nottingham Heritage Vehicles Charity, Bus Depot, Portland Road, Hucknall, Notts.
26 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Belfast Bristol RE Running Day, organised by Ards Bus Preservation Group, Belfast, N.Ireland.
26 Apr: ** MUSEUM TEMPORARILY CLOSED ** Amberley Spring Bus Show, Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, West Sussex.
26 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Road Transport Event, Great Central Railway (North), Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre, Ruddington.
26 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Spring Running Day, Aldridge Transport Museum, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
26 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Teesside Vintage Bus Running Day organised by The Teesside 500 Group, based at Middlesbrough's Transporter Bridge. Teesside.
27 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Trolleybus Driving Experience Day, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
30 Apr - 3 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Abbey Hill Steam Rally, Yeovil.
2 May: Enthusiast trip to Lodges Coaches, High Easter from Quinton Methodist Church, Ridgeway Ave, Birmingham. Tours of Essex countryside in main coach and Lodges coaches, with lunch and tea. Tel Mark Smith on 0121-448-9141 or email.
2-3 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Magnificent Motors, Eastbourne seafront, East Sussex.
3 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** "Beside the Seaside". Minehead Running Day with Taunton Historic Bus Group and Quantock Heritage, Somerset.
3 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** King Alfred Running Day, vintage bus services on routes in and around Winchester operated by Friends of King Alfred Buses and visiting vehicles. Hampshire.
3 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Blackpool Vehicle Preservation Group Rally, Jubilee Gardens, North Promenade, Cleveleys. Lancashire.
3 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Leicester Transport Heritage Trust, Depot Open Day at Stoneygate. Leicestershire.
3 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Cardiff Transport Preservation Group, Running Day, Barry Island Bus Depot, Wales.
3 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Bungay Lions Classic Vehicle Rally, Earsham Hall, Bungay, NR35 2AN Suffolk.
3 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Ipswich to Felixstowe Historic Vehicle Run, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
3 May: ** POSTPONED TO 13 SEPT ** Basingstoke Festival of Transport & Autojumble, War Memorial Park. Hampshire.
3 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** intu Metrocentre Bus & Coach Show, North East Bus Preservation Trust, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear.
3 May: Catton Hall Classic Car & Transport Show, Alrewas, Derbyshire.
3 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Ellenroad Spring Classic and Vintage Show, Ellenroad Steam Museum, Newhey, Rochdale, Greater Manchester.
3 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Depot Open Sunday. Glasgow.
3 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Annual London to Brighton Run, Historic Commercial Vehicle Society. Sussex.
8 May: Trolley Day Plus - with Lincolnshire Louth Car Club Classic Section Show, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
8-10 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Llandudno Transport Festival, "VE Day Special", Bodafon Fields, Llandudno, North Wales.
8-10 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** "VE Day Beer and Bands", Crich Tramway Village, Matlock, Derbyshire.
8-10 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours "May Day Gold" Bank Holiday Operating Weekend. Lancs.
8-10 May: May Day Bank Holiday Open Weekend, The Transport Museum, Wythall.
9 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** South Shields Model Bus Show, Salvation Army Hall, Wawn Street, South Shields NE33 4EB.
9 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Delaine Bus Museum Open Day 1200-1600, Bourne, Lincolnshire.
9-10 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** VE Day Celebration, East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft, Suffolk.
9-10 May: May Day Bank Holiday Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
10 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Medstead Depot Omnibus Group operating free vintage bus circular service from Alresford Station on the Watercress Line. Hampshire.
10 May; ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Horsham Bus Rally, Hop Oast Park & Ride, West Sussex.
10 May: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Bus & Coach Running Day from Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, Yorks.
13 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Horse Tram Day, Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire.
16 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Wales on Wheels 2020. National Waterfront Museum and Dylan Thomas Square, Swansea.
16 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** London Transport Museum, "Cab it!", London Underground Guided Tour at Acton Depot.
16 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Lutterworth Model Railway Exhibition and Classic Bus Display. Lutterworth Leisure Centre, Leicestershire.
16 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** The Omnibus Society, Midland Branch, visit to Roger Burdett's Museum and Workshop. Coach provided from Derby and Birmingham International Station.
16 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Theydon Bois Transport Bazaar, Theydon Bois Village Hall (opposite village green) CM16 7ER. 1100-1530, £3, refreshments. Large public car park. Email for details. Essex.
16 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Auto Extravaganza, Leek Rotary Club, Heakley Hall Farm, Norton Green, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 8PW Staffs.
16 May: ** EVENT POSTPONED TO MAY 2021 ** 40th Anniversary of Crowborough Depot's closure, East Sussex.
16-17 May: ** POSTPONED TO 22-23 AUGUST ** "Rydabus 2020" Southern Vectis Island Buses Running Day based at Bus & Coach Museum, Ryde, Isle of Wight.
16-17 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Haworth 1940s Weekend, free vintage bus service operated by Aire Valley Transport Group.
16-17 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Faversham Transport Weekend, Faversham, Kent.
16-17 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** MRX Model Railway Exhibition, Manchester Museum of Transport.
17 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Large Scale Model Tram Operating Day, Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire.
17 May: ** POSTPONED TO 31 AUGUST ** Abingdon Air & Country Show, Abingdon Airfield (Dalton Barracks), Oxfordshire.
17 May: Isle of Wight Festival of Transport, c/o Isle of Wight Steam Railway.
17 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** "ADX 1 at 70", Anniversary of Ipswich's first motorbus, Ipswich Transport Museum.
17 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Colne Valley RailwayClassic Car & Vehicle Show, Hedingham, Essex.
17 May: LT Country Bus Rally, Sevenoaks. Facebook page. Kent.
17 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** South Wales Classic Car Show, Cardiff City Football Ground.
17 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Stroud Vintage Bus Show, Stroud College, Stratford Rd, Stroud, GL5 4AH. Static buses and free bus vintage rides around the Stroud Valleys. Gloucestershire.
17 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Fenland BusFest, Whittlesey Market Place, Cambridgeshire, with free buses to Peterborough, Ramsey (Classic Car Show), Thorney, Turves & Yaxley. Cambs.
"Small but Mighty Running Day", Eastern Bus Enthusiasts small event for owners, but visitors welcome if you keep your distance! Whittlesey, Cambs.
17 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** The Potteries Apedale Transport Show at Apedale Valley Light Railway, Chesterton, Stoke-on-Trent. Email for more information. Staffs.
22-23 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
23 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** "Accelerate", Oldham Festival of Transport, Oldham Town Centre. Cars, buses and curiosities. Greater Manchester.
23 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Keynsham & District Pubs & Buses. See Facebook for details. Bristol.
23 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire Bus Rally & Open Day, Carlisle Depot, Willowholme Industrial Estate, CA2 5RT. Free shuttle bus from Carlisle bus station. Cumbria.
23-24 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** AEC Society Rally, Newark Showground, Notts.
23-25 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours "Spring Gold" Bank Holiday Operating Weekend. Lancs.
23-25 May: Spring Bank Holiday Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
23-31 May: "Beside the Seaside" week, Crich Tramway Village will be transformed into a resort, complete with buckets and spades! Derbyshire.
24 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Morecambe Bay Running Day & Display, Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust. Morecambe Football Club, Globe Arena, and the Promenade, Morecambe, Lancashire.
24 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Chippenham Bus Rally and Running Day. Bristol Road Transport Collection. Wiltshire.
24-25 May: Ragley Hall Transport Show, Alcester, Warwickshire.
24-25 May: Spring Bank Holiday Open Days, The Transport Museum, Wythall. With displays by the Model Bus Federation and Midland Red Day on the Monday. W.Midlands.
24-25 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Keighley Historic Transport Festival, linking the canal, Keighley & Worth Valley Railway and local buses, including a display by the Keighley Bus Museum. Yorkshire.
25 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Annual Bus Rally, Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Quainton, Bucks.
26 May: Sheffield Omnibus Enthusiast Society Slide Show / Film Evening and AGM. Upstairs room at Rutland Arms, Brown St, Sheffield S1 2BS. Yorks.
30-31 May: Trolleybus Driving Experience Days, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
30-31 May: St.Albans Steam & Country Show, Oaklands College, St.Albans, Herts.
30-31 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Woolpit Steam, Warren Farm, Wetherden, Suffolk.
31 May: Oxford Bus Museum, Bus Rally. Oxford.
31 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED **Nottingham Transport Festival, Wollaton Park, Nottingham.
31 May: Historic Transport Rally, Didcot Railway Centre. Oxfordshire.
31 May: Tilford Bus & Coach Rally, Rural Life Centre, Reeds Rd, Tilford, Farnham GU10 2DL. Details and forms from Julian Bowden, 21 Forde Ave, Bromley BR1 3EU. 07932-812268. Surrey.
31 May: ** CHANGE OF DATE FROM 24 MAY ** High Wycombe Running Day c/o Amersham & District Motorbus Society. Bucks.
6 June: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** "The Manx Tale", enthusiast tour using 3 ex Isle of Man Leyland Olympians touring Banbury area. Pickup Banbury Railway Station 1020. Oxfordshire.
6-7 June: 10th Anniversary Open Weekend, Bury Transport Museum / East Lancashire Steam Railway.
6-7 June: Fir Park Free Show, Firpark, on the A46, Lincolnshire.
6-7 June: Hop Farm Vintage Fair, Paddock Wood. Vintage vehicles, antiquities, stalls and a Victorian fair. Kent.
7 June: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Bournemouth Bus Rally & Running Day, Kings Park, Dorset. Email for details. Dorset.
7 June: Vintage Bus Day, Mid-Norfolk Railway, Dereham, Norfolk.
7 June: LT Country Bus Rally, Hitchin. Facebook page. Herts.
7 June: Leicester Transport Heritage Trust, Depot Open Day at Stoneygate. Leicestershire.
7 June: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Medstead Depot Omnibus Group operating free vintage bus circular service from Alresford Station on the Watercress Line. Hampshire.
7 June: Large Scale Model Tram Operating Day, Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire.
7 June: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Depot Open Sunday. Glasgow.
7 June: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Northampton Transport Heritage. Bus display and free local rides from Brixworth Country Park. See Facebook page or Email for information.
7 June: The North West Vehicle Restoration Trust Annual Running & Open Day based at Charley Wood Road, Kirkby, Liverpool L33 7SG, commemorating 20 years of the Arriva takeover of MTL. Some launches of freshly completed projects. Merseyside.
7 June: "The Kirkby Express", Yorkshire Woollen Bus Club excursion to the running day at Kirkby (see above). Pickup 0800 Union Street, Wakefield, next to bus station, and 0830 from York Street (bus stop F5) next to Leeds City bus station. All are welcome. Pay on the day.
7 June: "The Liverpool Lollop", Ed's Bus Tours excursion from Birmingham Moor Street to the Annual Running Day at Kirkby (see above). Departs 0800. Email for details.
7 June: Tyne Tees Run, Historic Commercial Vehicle Society.
12-14 June: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Retro Festival, Newark Showground, Nottingham.
13 June: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Boston 1940s Event, 1000-1600, Central Park, Boston, Lincolnshire.
13 June: London Transport Museum, "Cab it!", London Underground Guided Tour at Acton Depot.
13 June: Delaine Bus Museum Open Day 1200-1600, Bourne, Lincolnshire.
13-14 June: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Clwyd Vintage Vehicle Rally, Oswestry Showground, Shropshire.
13-14 June: Bedford Kite and Motoring Festival, Embankment Gardens, Bedford.
13-14 June: Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
13-14 June: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Bo'ness Vintage Bus Rally, at the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway, nr Edinburgh, Scotland.
14 June: Luton Festival of Transport, Stockwood Park, Luton, Beds.
14 June: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, Yorks.
14 June: "Italian Job", North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St, St.Helens, Merseyside.
14 June: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Barry Festival of Transport. Vehicle display at Barry Island, depot open day and bus runnings. Park & Ride provided. Cardiff Transport Preservation Group.
14 June: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** 52nd East Coast Run, East Park Hull to Cliff Top Bridlington for all vehicles over 20 years old. Transport stalls at Bridlington. Entry form from EYTCC Events, P.O. Box 320, Beverley, E.Yorks HU17 0WA or Email. Yorkshire.
19-20 June: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
19-21 June: Royal Blue Vintage Coach Run and centenery of the National Omnibus & Transport Co. A recreation of express coach routes.
19-21 June: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Leyland Society Gathering, various events as part of the Leyland Festival, Leyland, Lancs.
20 June: The Omnibus Society, Midland Branch, visit to Cambridge area. Coach provided from Derby and Birmingham International Station.
20 June: Horse Tram Day, Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire.
20 June: City of Portsmouth Preserved Transport Depot Open Day, Wicor Farm, Cranleigh Road, Porchester, Hants.
20 June: Ipswich Transport & Model Festival, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
20 June: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone, Kent.
20 June: Derbyshire Beer & Buses Running Day, free bus routes linking local real ale inns. Rowsley South Station Yard, Peak Rail, Matlock, Derbyshire.
20-21 June: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours Totally Models weekend, enhanced heritage tram tours, free vintage bus service, model displays and depot tours. Lancs.
20-21 June: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Holbeach Town & Country Fayre, Kings Field, Fen Road, Holbeach. Camping available. Details from 07939-724080. Lincs.
21 June: Peak Park Preserved Bus Gathering, Rowsley South Station, Peak Rail Heritage Railway, on A6 between Bakewell and Matlock, Derbyshire.
21 June: Fathers Day Out, The Transport Museum, Wythall, W.Midlands.
21 June: Father's Classic Day Out, Trentham Gardens, Stoke-on-Trent.
21 June: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** "The Ridgeway Run" (Henley to Quainton), Historic Commercial Vehicle Society. Bucks.
21 June: Durham Vintage Bus Running Day, based at Howlands park & ride, North East Bus Preservation Trust, Durham.
21 June: Dundee Museum of Transport, Bus & Coach Sunday.
21 June: Fathers' Day Classic Car (and Buses) Show, North Weald, Epping Ongar Railway. Essex.
21 June: Tram Driving Taster Session Day, Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester.
21 June: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Bromley Pageant of Motoring, Norman Park, Bromley, Kent.
21 June: Oxford Bus Museum, Fathers' Day event with free bus rides.
27 June: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Auction of London's Transport Collectables, Croydon Park Hotel, Altyre Road Croydon.
27 June: ** POSTPONED UNTIL NEXT YEAR ** Transport Day at Abington Park Museum, Northampton. Display of classic vehicles and free bus rides.
27-28 June: The Original Bloxham Rally, Smiths Fields, Bloxham, Banbury, Oxfordshire.
27-28 June: Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
27-28 June: Vintage Weekend, Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire.
27-28 June: Towy Valley Vintage Club 25th Annual Show at Pontargothi Showground, near Carmarthen SA32 7NG. Access off the A40. Saturday evening entertainment and on-site camping available. Wales.
28 June: Classic Bus & Coach Rally, Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, Wirksworth DE4 4FB. Email for details. Derbyshire.
28 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.
28 June: Annual Reading Buses Open Day, family event in aid of charity. Great Knollys Street, Reading, Berks.
28 June: Classic & Retro Show, The Lawn, Rochford, Essex.
28 June: Bus Collection Open Day, Grampian Transport Museum, Alford, Aberdeenshire.
28 June: Heritage Bus & Coach Rally at Mayflower Park, Southampton. Part of the Xelabus 10th anniversary celebrations 1000-1600. Also recreating local routes from the past, visiting vehicles (old and new), stalls, tours of Southampton Docks etc. Hampshire.
28 June: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** "On the Buses" Summer Event, London Bus Museum, Brooklands.
4 July: Chiswick Transport Collectors Fair, Chiswick Town Hall, London.
4-5 July: The Llangollen Railway Classic Transport Weekend, Glyndyfrdwy Station, LL21 9HF. Email for details. Wales.
4-5 July: North Norfolk Railway Vintage Bus Rally (on the Saturday) and Vintage Transport Festival (on the Sunday). Norfolk.
4-5 July: Railway Gala & Heritage Transport Show, Evesham Vale Light Railway, Cotswolds, Worcestershire.
4-5 July: "Sixties Fest", North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Trains, vehicles & music!
5 July: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Depot Open Sunday. Glasgow.
5 July: Toddington Classic Bus Rally & Running Day, Gloucester Warwickshire Railway, Toddington Station, Gloucestershire.
5 July: Leicester Transport Heritage Trust, Depot Open Day at Stoneygate. Leicestershire.
5 July: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Medstead Depot Omnibus Group operating free vintage bus circular service from Alresford Station on the Watercress Line. Hampshire.
5 July: Black Prince 50th Running Day "The Wetherby Wanderers", back by popular demand. Classic buses Leeds - Bostom Spa - Wetherby running throughout the day. Yorkshire.
5 July: Whitley Bay Vintage Running Day, based at The Links, Whitley Bay.
5 July: Keighley Bus Museum Open Day with free heritage bus services.
5 July: Uncompleted Northern Line Extensions Walk & Study Tour. Finsbury Park to Alexandra Palace. Booking essential. Email for details. London.
5 July: 100 Years of Salford Buses, Manchester Museum of Transport.
5 July: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Eastbourne Classic Bus Running Day, based at the railway station. Facebook link. E.Sussex.
8 July: Horse Tram Day, Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire.
11 July: Delaine Bus Museum Open Day 1200-1600, Bourne, Lincolnshire.
11 July: Lancashire Model Bus Show, Nelson Independent Methodist Church, Netherfield Rd, Nelson, Lancs.
11 July: Barrow Festival of Transport, Town Centre, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.
11 July: "The Roaring 20s", Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire.
11-12 July: Wiston Steam Rally, Steyning, West Sussex.
11-12 July: Trolleybus Driving Experience Day, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
12 July: Large Scale Model Tram Operating Day, Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire.
12 July: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Essex Bus Rally (formerly Basildon Bus Rally), Barleylands Farm Park, Billericay, Essex.
12 July: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Heath Common Running Day, services linking Wakefield city centre and Normanton with Heath Common, plus special trips and Mystery Tours. W.Yorks.
12 July: Thames Valley Centenary Vintage Bus Running Day, Reading. Berkshire.
12 July: Aldridge Transport Museum, Open & Running Day, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
12 July: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, Yorks.
12 July: Walsall Arboretum Classic Motor Show, Broadway, Walsall.
18 July: The Omnibus Society, Midland Branch, visit to East Yorkshire at Hull. Coach provided from Birmingham and Derby.
18 July: Metroline Potters Bar bus garage Open Day. 90th anniversary. Email for more details. Herts.
18-19 July: Vintage Transport Rally, British Ironwork Centre, Whitehall, Aston, Oswestry, Shropshire.
18-19 July: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours "Tram Sunday Weekend".
19 July: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Alton Bus Rally & Running Day, Anstey Park, Alton GU34 2NB. Free entry and free bus services. Around 150 buses & coaches expected & large display of other vehicles. Hants.
19 July: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Lytham Hall Running Day, Lytham St Annes FY8 4JX c/o Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust. 1000-1600. Lancashire.
19 July: South Yorkshire Transport Trust, Summer Running Day, Eastwood Trading Estate, Rotherham, Yorks.
19 July: Ingatestone Hall Classic Car Show, Ingatestone, near Chelmsford, Essex CM4 9NR.
19 July: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Tram Sunday, Fleetwood Festival of Transport, Lancs.
24-25 July: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
25 July: Ebbw Vale Classic Bus & Model Railway Event, Ebbw Vale town centre 1000-1500.
25 July: Sandtoft Gathering preview, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
25 July: Leicester Vintage Bus Running Day, First Leicester Abbey Lane Depot. c/o Leicester Transport Heritage Trust.
26 July: The Sandtoft Gathering, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
26 July: Worthing Sea Front Bus Gathering & Running Day, Worthing, West Sussex.
26 July: Bristol Vintage Bus Group Running Day based at Flowers Hill, Brislington, Bristol.
26 July: Beaumanor Hall Transport Nostalgia Show, Woodhouse, Leicestershire.
26 July: Plymouth Bus Rally, celebrating 100 years of motor transport in the City and 60 years since the first Atlanteans. Milehouse depot, Plymouth, Devon.
26 July: Bishop Auckland "Buses through the Ages" Running Day, North East Bus Preservation Trust.
28 July - 2 Aug: Manx Heritage Transport Festival, Isle of Man.
29 July: Noggin, Nosh & Natter, Commercial Transport in Preservation, The George Inn, Longbridge Deverill, near Warminster.
31 July - 2 Aug: Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza, South Cerney airfield, nr.Cirencester.
1 Aug: Newton Town Show, Mesnes Park, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside.
1-2 Aug: Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend, Calder Holmes Park, Yorks.
1-2 Aug: Weald of Kent Steam Rally, Woodchurch, Kent.
2 Aug: Tinkers Park Bus Rally, Hadlow Down, Uckfield, E.Sussex TN22 4HS.
2 Aug: Hemel Hempstead Running Day c/o Amersham & District Motorbus Society. Herts.
2 Aug: Leicester Transport Heritage Trust, Depot Open Day at Stoneygate. Leicestershire.
2 Aug: Trans Pennine Run, Historic Commercial Vehicle Society, from Middleton, near Manchester, to Harrogate.
2 Aug: Medstead Depot Omnibus Group operating free vintage bus circular service from Alresford Station on the Watercress Line. Hampshire.
2 Aug: The Provincial Society Gosport Bus Rally, Stokes Bay, Gosport, Hants.
2 Aug: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Depot Open Sunday. Glasgow.
7-9 Aug: Retro Festival, Newbury Showground, Berks.
7-9 Aug: The Purbeck Rally, Wareham, Dorset.
8 Aug: Delaine Bus Museum Open Day 1200-1600, Bourne, Lincolnshire.
8-9 Aug: Leicester Transport Heritage Trust, Depot Open Days at Stoneygate. Leicestershire.
8-9 Aug: World War II - Home Front Weekend, Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire.
9 Aug: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Steampunk and Transport Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, Yorks.
9 Aug: Dundee Museum of Transport, Dundee Motor Show, Baxter Park.
9 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.
9 Aug: Dewsbury Bus Museum, Summer Spectacular & Running Day, Ravensthorpe and The Mill Outlet, Batley, Yorks.
9 Aug: City of Portsmouth Preserved Transport Depot Open Day, Wicor Farm, Cranleigh Road, Porchester, Hants.
10 Aug: Horse Tram Day, Crich Tramway Village.
14 Aug: Horse Tram Day, Crich Tramway Village.
15 Aug: Imberbus Car Free Day 2020, frequent Routemaster services from Warminster railway station, across rarely-seen parts of Salisbury Plain. Timetable on website at least 2 weeks before event. (Note: only the scheduled buses permitted on the routes.) Wiltshire.
15-16 Aug: Blues & Twos Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
15-16 Aug: Model Tram and Railway Weekend, Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire.
15-16 Aug: Open Weekend, Scottish Vintage Bus Museum, Lathalmond, Fife, Scotland.
15-16 Aug: Summer Steam & Transport Show, with Bus Rally on the Saturday, Weald & Downland Living Museum, Singleton, W Sussex. Details from Chris Pearce, 73 Cuckfield Crescent, Worthing, W.Sussex BN13 2EB.
16 Aug: Leeds Classic Bus Running Day with Black Prince Buses and Classic Connections. Yorkshire.
16 Aug: Vintage Bus Running Day, Top o' Town, Dorchester, West Country Historic Omnibus & Transport Trust. Dorset.
16 Aug: Canvey Transport Spectacular, Canvey Island Transport Museum, buses, coaches and all types of transport. Essex.
21-22 Aug: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
21-23 Aug: Nostal Bus Rally 2020. Starts in Oudenaarde, Belgium (bus display on Friday, rally through Ypres to Bruges on Saturday, closing event in Bruges on Sunday). Belgium.
22-23 Aug: ** MOVED FROM 16-17 MAY ** "Rydabus 2020" Southern Vectis Island Buses Running Day based at Bus & Coach Museum, Ryde, Isle of Wight.
23 Aug: Kent & East Sussex Railway Bus Rally at Tenterden. Kent.
23 Aug: Classic & Vintage Vehicles Day, Bursledon Brickworks Museum, Hants.
23 Aug: Key Publishing Buses Festival 2020, British Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire.
23 Aug: Rally & Running Day at Locomotion (National Railway Museum, Shildon). Aycliffe & District Bus Preservation Society. Co.Durham.
27-31 Aug: Great Dorset Steam Fair, Tarrant Hinton, near Blandford Forum.
29-31 Aug: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours August Bank Holiday Gold Operating Weekend. Lancashire.
29-31 Aug: August Bank Holiday Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
29-31 Aug: Hellingly Festival of Transport, Broad Farm, Hellingly, East Sussex.
30 Aug: Classic Transport Show, Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway, Torfaen, S.Wales.
30 Aug: Family Day, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St, St.Helens, Merseyside.
30 Aug: Classic Car (and Buses) Show, North Weald, Epping Ongar Railway. Essex.
30-31 Aug: August Bank Holiday Operating Days at The Transport Museum, Wythall, W.Midlands.
30-31 Aug: Knebworth Classic Motor Show, Knebworth, Hertfordshire.
31 Aug: Seaburn Bus & Coach Running Day, North East Bus Preservation Trust
31 Aug: Abingdon Air & Country Show, Abingdon Airfield (Dalton Barracks), Oxfordshire.
5 Sept: "On the Buses" Gala. Kidderminster, and a small display at Bridgnorth with the Severn Valley Railway linking the two. Worcestershire and Shropshire. Email here for vehicle and stallholder inquiries. Shropshire.
5 Sept: Barnet Transport Fair, Christ Church Hall, St Albans Road, Barnet EN5 4LA. Many buses stop at The Spires Shopping Centre nearby. Nearest Tube station High Barnet. 1100-1430, £2. Email for details.
5 Sept: East Kent 104 Vintage Bus Day, Walmer Green, Deal, Kent.
6 Sept: Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway Bus Rally Day. Hythe, Kent.
6 Sept: Leicester Transport Heritage Trust, Depot Open Day at Stoneygate. Leicestershire.
6 Sept: The Great Harwood Bus Rally & Running Day (and Iain Bonner Memorial Day), Hyndburn, organised by The Town & District Transport Trust. Lancashire.
6 Sept: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Depot Open Sunday. Glasgow.
6 Sept: Crosville Bus Rally and Steam Show, Weston-super-Mare seafront and beach lawns opposite Tropicana. Free bus display, site entry and running day 1030-1600. All welcome. Email for more details.
6 Sept: Brentford Festival & Transport Display, Blondin Park, near Northfields tube station, London W5.
6 Sept: "Birmingham Bus Bash", charity event at Moseley Rugby Club, Billesley Common, W.Midlands.
6 Sept: Classic & Retro Show, Himley Hall, nr. Dudley, West Midlands.
6 Sept: Autumn Road Run, to/from Salisbury Livestock Market, Commercial Transport in Preservation. 0930 assemble, 1030 depart.
6 Sept: Medstead Depot Omnibus Group operating free vintage bus circular service from Alresford Station on the Watercress Line. Hampshire.
6 Sept: Bus Rally & Running Day at the Epping Ongar Railway, Essex.
11-12 Sept: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
12 Sept: Alexander Dennis Guildford Chassis Plant Open Day, 1000-1700 free entry. Slyfield Industrial Estate, Guildford GU11AF Surrey.
12 Sept: National Express Coventry Open Day with 4 ex Coventry Transport vehicles recreating CCT Routes during the day. Call 07889-214236 for vehicle running details. Warwickshire.
12 Sept: Delaine Bus Museum Open Day 1200-1600, Bourne, Lincolnshire.
12 Sept: Metroline Harrow Weald bus garage Open Day. 90th anniversary. Email for more details. London.
12-13 Sept: Steampunk Weekend, Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire.
12-13 Sept: Heritage Open Days (free admission), Manchester Museum of Transport.
12-13 Sept: Northampton Transport Heritage Open Days. Classic buses running around Northampton and surrounding area. See Facebook page or Email for information. Northants.
13 Sept: Leicester Transport Heritage Trust, Heritage Depot Open Day at Stoneygate. Leicestershire.
13 Sept: Family Fun Day, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St, St.Helens, Merseyside.
13 Sept: LT Country Bus Rally, East Grinstead. Facebook page. Sussex.
13 Sept: Wymondham Heritage Open Day, Eastern Transport Collection Society. Free heritage bus services. Email for details.NR18 0AG Norfolk.
13 Sept: Basingstoke Festival of Transport & Autojumble, War Memorial Park. Hampshire.
13 Sept: King's Lynn Heritage Open Day, Free Heritage heritage bus service around the town. Email for details. Norfolk.
13 Sept: Classic Vehicle Gathering & Open Day at South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, Yorks.
13 Sept: Classic Vehicle Day, Gloucester Warwickshire Railway, Toddington, Gloucestershire.
13 Sept: Wentworth Classic Motor Show, Wentworth Woodhouse, Rotherham, Yorks.
13 Sept: Blackpool Vehicle Preservation Group, Display of buses, commercials and militaries with judging. South Promenade, Lytham St Annes, Lancs.
13 Sept: Potteries Connection Running Day, The Gladstone Pottery Museum, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. Email for details. Staffs.
16 Sept: Horse Tram Day, Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire.
19 Sept: King Alfred Heritage Open Day. Vehicle display and free vintage bus service at Winchester Cattle Market car park. 01737-823436. Hampshire.
19 Sept: Tram Operating Day & Models, Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire.
19 Sept: Go-Coach Sevenoaks Classic Bus Running Day. Kent.
19 Sept: Kingsbridge 7'6" Bus Running Day. Free vintage bus services on coast and country routes from Kingsbridge bus station. South Devon.
19-20 Sept: Sywell Classic Pistons & Props motoring festival, Sywell Aerodrome, Northants.
19-20 Sept: Model Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
19-20 Sept: "Salute to the '40s Weekend". Chatham Historic Dockyard, Kent.
19-20 Sept: North Norfolk Railway 1940s Weekend. Norfolk.
19-20 Sept: Heritage Open Days (free admission), Manchester Museum of Transport.
20 Sept: 2nd Halifax Vintage Bus Running Day, heritage services from Market Street and the Bus Station. Yorks.
20 Sept: Canvey Transport & History Trail, Canvey Island Transport Museum buses & coaches will link heritage sites around the area. Essex.
20 Sept: Amberley Autumn Bus Show and Running Day, Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, West Sussex.
20 Sept: Red & White Rally and Running Day, at Norchard Station, Forest of Dean, near Lydney, Gloucestershire.
20 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.
26 Sept: Delaine Heritage Running Day, buses running every 30 minutes between Bourne and Stamford, and Bourne and Rippingale. Lincs.
26-27 Sept: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours Tramway Anniversary Spectacular.
26-27 Sept: Kettering Vintage Rally and Steam Fayre, Cranford, Northants.
26-27 Sept: Trolleybus Weekend, East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft, Suffolk.
27 Sept: SHOWBUS International, Hertfordshire County Showground, Redbourn, Herts.
3 Oct: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone, Kent.
3 Oct: London Transport Museum, "Cab it!", London Underground Guided Tour at Acton Depot. London.
3 Oct: Medstead Depot Omnibus Group operating free vintage bus circular service from Alresford Station on the Watercress Line. Hampshire.
3 Oct: Classic Vehicles Day, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
3 Oct: Tram Driving Taster Session Day, Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester.
3 Oct: Theydon Bois Transport Bazaar, Theydon Bois Village Hall (opposite village green) CM16 7ER. 1100-1530, £3, refreshments. Large public car park. Email for details. Essex.
3-4 Oct: Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
3-4 Oct: Bus & Coach Weekend, Kirklees Light Railway. Heritage Plaxton Gathering on the Saturday, White Rose Bus Group Rally on the Sunday. Email for details. Clayton West, West Yorkshire.
4 Oct: Chesham Running Day c/o Amersham & District Motorbus Society. Bucks.
4 Oct: Leicester Transport Heritage Trust, Depot Open Day at Stoneygate. Leicestershire.
4 Oct: Fleetline 60 Celebration and Autumn Running Day, The Transport Museum, Wythall, W Midlands.
4 Oct: Wirral Bus & Tram Show, Taylor Street Transport Museum, Birkenhead, 1000-1600. All vehicles welcome, displays, stalls, tram rides etc. Email John Nolan or phone 0151-639-4929. Merseyside.
4 Oct: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Ellenroad Autumn Classic and Vintage Show, Ellenroad Steam Museum, Newhey, Rochdale, Greater Manchester.
4 Oct: Bluebell Railway Vintage Bus Running Day, based at Sheffield Park and East Grinstead stations. Details on 01737-823436. East Sussex.
10 Oct: Pennine Buses Return to Skipton. Bus & Coach Running Day (Day 1). Aire Valley Transport Group, Yorkshire.
10 Oct: Delaine Bus Museum Open Day 1200-1600, Bourne, Lincolnshire.
10-11 Oct: Isle of Wight Classic Buses, Beer & Walks Weekend, based at the Isle of Wight Bus Museum, Ryde and also Newport Quay, Newport, IoW.
10-11 Oct: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Annual Open Weekend, Bridgeton Bus Depot. Glasgow.
11 Oct: Yorkshire Dales Vintage Bus & Coach Running Day (Day 2), Skipton. Aire Valley Transport Group, Yorkshire.
11 Oct: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, Yorks.
11 Oct: Model Tram Operating Day, Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire.
11 Oct: "Sprat & Winkle Run", Sevenoaks to Hastings, Historic Commercial Vehicle Society.
17 Oct: Wheels by Lamplight, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
17-18 Oct: 1960s Weekened, Manchester Museum of Transport.
18 Oct: TransportFest 2020, London Bus Museum, Brooklands, Surrey.
18 Oct: Isle of Axholme Running Day, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
18 Oct: Aldridge Transport Museum, Autumn Leaves Running Day, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
23-24 Oct: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
24 Oct: 16th Annual Samuel Ledgard Society Transport Collectors' Fair, Pudsey Civic Hall, near Leeds 1000-1500. Details from Barry Rennison 0113-236-3695 or email.
25 Oct: Bristol Vintage Bus Group Autumn Mini Running Day based at Flowers Hill, Brislington. Bristol.
25 Oct: Autumn Heritage & Halton Transport Bus Running Day, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St, St.Helens, Merseyside.
25 Oct: End of Season Twilight Running Day, The Transport Museum, Wythall, W.Midlands.
27 Oct: Sheffield Omnibus Enthusiast Society Slide Show / Film Evening. Upstairs room at Rutland Arms, Brown St, Sheffield S1 2BS. Yorks.
27-31 Oct: Starlight Event at Crich Tramway Village. Illuminations and evening trams, plus other attractions. Derbyshire.
31 Oct: Halloween Event, East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft, Suffolk.
31 Oct: Auction of London's Transport Collectables, Croydon Park Hotel, Altyre Rd., Croydon. 01737-237505.
31 Oct: Regent Street Motor Show, showcasing 125 years of motoring. Regent Street will be pedestrianised and 500,000 visitors are expected.
31 Oct - 1 Nov: Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
1 Nov: "Transport Festival", Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum, Lincoln.
1 Nov: Bristol RE Mini Running Day from Winchester to local villages. Hampshire.
1 Nov: Keighley Bus Museum Open Day with free heritage bus services.
3-5 Nov: Euro Bus Expo, Bus & Coach Industry Exhibition, NEC, Birmingham.
7 Nov: Aldenham Transport Spectacular, Allum Hall, Allum Lane, Elstree, Herts.
8 Nov: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, Yorks.
8 Nov: Dewsbury Bus Museum, Autumn Open Day, Ravensthorpe.
14 Nov: Northampton Transport Collectors Fair, Roade Village Hall NN7 2LS 1030-1600. Email for details. Northants.
14 Nov: Enfield Transport Bazaar, St.Paul's Centre, 102 Church St, Enfield EN2 6AR. 2 minutes walk from Enfield Chase Station and 10 minutes from Enfield Town Stn. 1100-1430, £3, NO PUBLIC CAR PARKING! Email for details.
14 Nov: Twilight & After Dark Trolleyday, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
15 Nov: Cosham Autumn Transport Fair, Community Centre, Wootton Street, Cosham PO6 3AP 1000-1530. Admission £1.50. Stalls, models, refreshments & free bus rides. Email for details or Facebook: Vintage Transport Group. Hants.
20-21 Nov: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
21-22 Nov: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours "Winter Gold" Operating Weekend.
29 Nov: Aldridge Transport Museum, Collectors' Fair, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
1-31 Dec: Santa Tram, East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft, Suffolk.
5 Dec: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone, Kent.
5 Dec: 15th Anniversary of Routemasters leaving Route 159. The Routemaster Association will be running buses over the route. London.
5-6 Dec: Blackpool Heritage Trams Santa Specials 1000-1600.
5-6 Dec: The Christmas Cracker Transport Collectors' Market, Manchester Museum of Transport.
6 Dec: The Christmas Cracker, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
12-13 Dec: Blackpool Heritage Trams Santa Specials 1000-1600.
12-13 Dec: Santa Weekend, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St, St.Helens, Merseyside.
13 Dec: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Christmas Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, Yorks.
13 Dec: Oxford Bus Museum, Father Christmas Day & vintage bus rides.
19-20 Dec: Blackpool Heritage Trams Santa Specials 1000-1600.
20 Dec: Oxford Bus Museum, Father Christmas Day & vintage bus rides.
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 2020 dates for these 2019 events please?

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19 May: Hastings Bus Rally, The Stade, Old Town, Hastings, East Sussex.
27 May: Southern Transit Classic Buses running between Horsham and Shoreham on the route of the former Adur Valley railway line. Sussex.
16 June: Swansea Bus Museum Fathers Day Event.
30 June: Redbeck Rally & Running Day, West Riding Pearl Anniversary. Redbeck Motel & Restaurant, Crofton, Wakefield (one mile from Heath Common), c/o West Riding Omnibus Museum Trust. Local feeder services, stalls, displays. Yorkshire.
5 July: Fleur-de-Lys Thornes Park Gathering, Horbury Road, Wakefield, W.Yorkshire.
6 July: Community Fun Day, Aldershot Traction Club. All buses welcome, 0754-898-6400. Weybourne Road, Aldershot, Hants.
7 July: Nottingham Heritage Vehicles Charity Open Day, Portland Road, Hucknall.
7 July: "Tramtastic", Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester.
13-14 July: Family Fun Weekend, London Transport Acton Depot. London.
14 July: Thanet Vintage Bus Road Run, Ramsgate Boating Pool to Minnis Bay. See Facebook page for details. Kent.
14 July: Nottingham Area Bus Society Gathering & Running Day, Transport Heritage Centre, Ruddington.
14 July: Haverhill Historic Transport Rally & Road Run, Arts Centre Car Park, Haverhill, Suffolk.
14 July: Merseyside Transport Trust Annual Open Day at Burscough.
3-4 Aug: Steam Fayre & Vintage Rally, West Somerset Railway, Norton Fiztwarren, Somerset.
24-26 Aug: Fir Park Wings & Wheels Show, Firpark, on the A46, Lincolnshire.
25 Aug: Bear Cross Bus Company Coastal Service Bournemouth to Hengistbury Head in open-top 1965 Daimler Fleetline. Hants.
25-26 Aug: Classic Transport Gathering, Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire.
26 Aug: Southern Transit Classic Buses running between Horsham and Shoreham on the route of the former Adur Valley railway line. Sussex.
31 Aug: Nottingham Heritage Vehicles Free Open Day, The Heritage Bus Depot, Portland Road, Hucknall, Notts.
31 Aug: Don's Coaches of Dunmow Open Day to celebrate 70 years of service. See Facebook. Essex.
1 Sept: Classics at Hoghton Tower, Preston, Lancashire.
7 Sept: Open day at Stagecoach Cwmbran Depot, 1000-1400, part of Western Welsh 90th anniversary weekend. St Davids Road, Torfaen, NP44 1PD, South Wales.
7 Sept: "A Run with V1", 1200 dep from Morley town hall for a nostalgic run over Black Prince routes formerly operated by V1. Followed by a fish-n-chip run 1800 from Morley town hall. W.Yorks.
7-8 Sept: The Medway Model Show with free bus tour Chatham-Frindsbury-Strood-Rochester. Download timetable here. Kent.
8 Sept: Bus Rally & Running Day at the National Coal Mining Museum in association with White Rose Bus Group. Email for details. Overton, Wakefield, W.Yorks.
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: Potteries Connection Running Day, The Gladstone Pottery Museum, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. Email for details. Staffs.
14-15 Sept: Southampton Transport Anniversaries Weekend. Based in the City Centre on Saturday and Bursledon Brickworks Museum on Sunday. Hants.
15 Sept: Morley Heritage Weekend, Morley town tour operated by Black Prince bus, departs from Sports Centre at 1100 and 1430. W.Yorks.
21-22 Sept: Aldridge Transport Museum, Heritage Open Days (Free entry!), Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP West Midlands.
21-22 Sept: Nottingham Heritage Vehicles Charity Open Day. Free entry. The Heritage Bus Depot, Portland Road, Hucknall, Notts.
22 Sept: East Lancashire Municipal Bus Running Day, based at Blackburn railway station. Displays and free heritage bus trips. Lancs.
28 Sept: Bus & Commercial Vehicles Gathering, The Black Swan, Manchester Road, Warrington WA3 6LA. Tel 07398-579456 or email here. Cheshire.
28-29 Sept: "All Change" Weekend, London Transport Acton Depot. London.
2-3 Oct: Coach & Bus UK, Public Transport and Accessibility Exhibition, NEC, Birmingham.
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.
27 Oct: Nottingham Heritage Vehicles Free Open Day, Portland Road, Hucknall, Notts.
28 Oct - 2 Nov: Starlight Spectacular, Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire.
1 Nov: "Night at the Museum", The Twilight Run, Wirral Transport Museum, Merseyside.
3 Nov: Fylde Transport Trust Ribble 100 North Fylde Running Day, Cleveleys Bus Station. Lancs.
8 Nov: Classic Buses for Poppy Day, charity running day. RMs and an RTW on Routes 2, 9, 13, 14, 15, 23, 24, 25, 159 and 452. London.
23 Nov: Epsom & Ewell Transport Fair, Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell KT17 1UF. Details from Julian Bowden, 21 Forde Avenue, Bromley, BR1 3EU (SAE please). Tel 07932-812268. Surrey.
23 Nov: Trip to Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre. Travel with Ensignbus with many local pick-ups in East London / Essex.
7 Dec: Ensignbus Heritage Bus Running Day. Christmas shopping services to Bluewater and Lakeside from Gravesend, Upminster, Grays, Tilbury, Brentwood etc.
7 Dec: 14th Anniversary of Routemasters leaving Route 159. Photo opportunity, not a bus service. London.
8 Dec: Bromley Mini Running Day, RF/RT/RM operation on routes 94 and 227. DT on route 162. Only route 162 will have a prepublished timetable. London.
14-15 Dec: "Christmas Lights & Sights Tour". See the London lights from a classic RT. London Transport Museum.
28 Dec: Mid-Sussex Transport Fair, Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath, 07932-812268. W.Sussex.


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

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


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