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Last updated 11 February 2016

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

For reports and pictures of rallies (always way out of date!), visit the Rallies Page.

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


Events Diary 2016

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1 Jan: Winchester Free Vintage Bus Service, local routes operated by Friends of King Alfred Buses. 01737-823436.
1 Jan: Oxford Bus Museum, New Year's holiday open day with free rides.
1 Jan: Newbury Ice Breaker Running Day, free trips on former Newbury & District and Thames Valley routes.
3 Jan: Presbus Publishing Event, Coventry Transport Museum. £3 admission, free bus rides and stalls.
9 Jan: Chiswick Transport Collectors Fair, Chiswick Town Hall.
10 Jan: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
10 Jan: Open Doors Day, Bus Rides and launch of our newly-restored bendybus, Nottingham Heritage Vehicles. The Old Bus Depot, Portland Road, Hucknall, Notts.
16 Jan: 21st Annual Railway / Bus Collectors Fair, Pudsey Civic Hall 1000 - 1500. Tel 0113-282-4986.
16 Feb: Bus Slide Show, Wellingborough Museum, Northants, 7pm.
16 Jan: Enthusiast Tour to GHA Coaches in Wrexham. Hope to use up to 7 Olympians normally on school work. Pickup Chester Railway Station 1015 and Wrexham General at 1100.
24 Jan: Farewell to Hemel Hempstead Bus Station, Mini Running Day, c/o Amersham & District Motorbus Society.
29-30 Jan: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
30 Jan: Nottingham Running Day, enthusiast tour visiting Tiger European of Nottingham. Start at Nottingham Railway Station 1030.
30 Jan: Enthusiast trip to Gateshead Metrocentre and Newcastle, depart from Doncaster at 0830.
30 Jan: North East Bus & Depot Tour, pickup at Newcastle Central Station at 1130. Includes visit to Henry Cooper of Annitsford.
30-31 Jan: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours 'Winter Gold' Operating Weekend.
7 Feb: Route 2 Routemaster Road Run, celebrating 60 years since RM1 entered service.
13 Feb: Free vintage bus service from Warminster Bus Station to the Warminster & District Model Railway Show.
13 Feb: Barnet Transport Fair, Christ Church Hall, St. Albans Road, High Barnet EN5 4LA. Email for details.
13 Feb: Staines Transport Collectors Fair, Hythe Centre, Thorpe Road, Staines,TW18 3HD. Free vintage buses from Staines railway & bus stations. Contact Julian Bowden, 21 Forde Ave, Bromley, BR1 3EU (SAE please) 07932-812268.
14 Feb: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
20 Feb: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone ME16 8RG.
20 Feb: Enthusiast Tour of Rural Sussex using 2 Volvo Olympians and 1 Scania N113, all former London.
20 Feb: Aston Manor Road Transport Museum, Evening Running Day, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
26-27 Feb: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
27 Feb: Shoreham Transport Fair, The Shoreham Centre, Pond Road, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5WU.
27 Feb: "Olympians Only" Running Day with 2 Way Transport of Scunthorpe. Pickup 1020 from Lakeside Parkway then Scunthorpe railway station.
27-28 Feb: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours 'Winter Gold' Operating Weekend and models at the Lyric Hotel.
28 Feb: Swansea Bus Museum Running Day.
28 Feb: Gillingham (Dorset) Gathering, Commercial Transport in Preservation.
28 Feb: Stagecoach West Swindon Depot Open Day, 1000-1500, Cheney Manor Trading Estate, Swindon.
6 Mar: Oxford Bus Museum, Mothers' Day. Free admission for mothers accompanied by a paying child.
6 Mar: "Corporation Day" Bus Running Day, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St., St.Helens.
6 Mar: Cosham Spring Transport Fair, Community Centre, Wootton Street, Cosham, Portsmouth PO6 3AP. 1000-1530, £1.50. Stalls, refreshments and free bus trips. Email for details.
13 Mar: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
13 Mar: "Spring Time Special", Rear-engined Bus Running Day from Winchester Broadway to various real ale pubs.
13 Mar: Dewsbury Bus Museum, Open Day and Spring Transport Fair.
19 Mar: Auction of London's Transport Collectables, Croydon Park Hotel, Altyre Rd., Croydon. 01737-237505.
19 Mar: Enthusiast Tour to Ellie Rose Travel of Hull. Pick up at Holiday Inn, Ferensway 1015.
19-20 Mar: Spring Transport Festival and collectors' fair, Manchester Museum of Transport.
20 Mar: Aston Manor Road Transport Museum, Spring Collectors' Fair at the Museum, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
20 Mar: Ipswich Running Day jointly run by Ipswich Transport Museum and Colne Estuary Preserved Buses. Display at Portman Road with heritage bus links to town and Museum.
25-26 Mar: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
26 Mar: North Yorkshire Bus & Depot Tour visiting various companies including Dodsworth Coaches of Boroughbridge.
26 Mar: Twilight Vintage Buses, Running Evening around Oxford City Centre, Oxford Bus Museum.
26 Mar: Easter Egg Hunt, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St., St.Helens.
26-27 Mar: Kirkby Stephen & Brough Easter Commercial Vehicle Rally and Running Days. Stalls and displays at Kirkby Stephen Town Centre, East Station yard and Brough.
26-27 Mar: Free Easter Open Weekend, Nottingham Heritage Vehicles, The Old Bus Depot, Portland Road, Hucknall, Notts.
26-28 Mar: Easter Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
26-28 Mar: Easter 1940s Event, Crich Tramway Village.
26-28 Mar: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours Easter Operating Weekend.
27 Mar: Easter Chick Hunt, Oxford Bus Museum. Free rides.
27 Mar: Open Day. Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum, Lincoln.
27 Mar: Merseyside Transport Trust "Port Panorama" Easter Running Day.
27-28 Mar: Weston Park Transport Show (formerly the Midlands Festival of Transport), Weston Park, Shropshire. 01922-643385.
27-28 Mar: Medway Festival of Steam & Transport, Chatham Historic Dockyard, Kent. 01634-823800
27-28 Mar: Easter Bank Holiday Open Weekend, The Transport Museum, Wythall.
28 Mar: Oxford Bus Museum, Free Vintage Buses to Witney.
1 Apr: Museum Reopening Day, Grampian Transport Museum, Alford, Aberdeenshire.
2 Apr: South East Bus Festival, Kent Showground, Detling.
2 Apr: Enthusiast Tour to Acklams Coaches, Beverley and Ellie Rose Travel, Hull. Pick up at York Memorial Gardens 0900 and Holiday Inn, Ferensway 1030.
3 Apr: Bristol Vintage Bus Group Spring Mini Running Day, based at Flowers Hill, Brislington.
3 Apr: Spring Road Run, Warminster to Crockerton, Commercial Transport in Preservation.
3 Apr: Open Day & Model Collectors Fair, Workington Transport Heritage Trust, The Old Fire Station, King St. CA14 4DR Cumbria.
7-10 Apr: "Great War" Steam Fair, Beamish, County Durham.
9 Apr: Enfield Transport Bazaar, St.Paul's Centre, Church St, Enfield. 5 minutes walk from Enfield Town. Refreshments. No car parking at the Centre. Email for details.
10 Apr: LT Country Bus Rally, East Grinstead.
10 Apr: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
10 Apr: Bus & Coach Day, British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland, Lancs.
10 Apr: Oxford Bus Museum, Auto Jumble, sale of bus & car spares.
16 Apr: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone ME16 8RG.
16 Apr: Merseyside Transport Trust West Lancs Running Day, Burscough and Ormskirk.
16-17 Apr: Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
16-17 Apr: Sandbach Transport Festival, Cheshire.
16-17 Apr: Colne Valley Railway Vintage Vehicle Weekend, Castle Hedingham, Essex 01787-461174.
17 Apr: Penzance Vintage Bus Running Day and VR Revival. Free vintage bus services in West Cornwall.
17 Apr: Aston Manor Road Transport Museum, Spring Running Day, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
17 Apr: Spring Bus & Coach Gathering (formerly the Cobham Rally), London Bus Museum, Brooklands, Surrey. Featuring 50 years since the closures of Weymann and Harrington.
23 Apr: Bus & Commercial Vehicle Display with local heritage bus services, Leicester Transport Heritage Trust, at Great Central Railway, Quorn. 07891-071908.
23 Apr: Irish Transport Heritage Bus & Coach Rally, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Cultra, County Down.
23-24 Apr: London Transport Museum, Open Weekend at Acton Depot.
23-24 Apr: Bus Event Weekend, Wellingborough Museum, Northants.
23-24 Apr: UK Coach Rally, Blackpool Promenade.
23-24 Apr: 1940s Weekend, Dover Transport Museum, Whitfield, Kent.
24 Apr: Keighley Bus Museum Open Day featuring 60 years of the Leyland Atlantean.
24 Apr: Classic & Vintage Ford Day, British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland, Lancs.
24 Apr: National "Drive it" Day, Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs.
24 Apr: Road Transport Event, Great Central Railway (North), Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre, Ruddington.
24 Apr: Wiltshire RE Running Day. Around 12 Bristol REs operating free bus services from Warminster to surrounding towns and villages.
24 Apr: Teesside Vintage Bus Running Day organised by The 500 Group, based at Middlesbrough's Transporter Bridge. Email for details or phone 01642-782796.
24 Apr: Dundee Museum of Transport, Open Day and 2nd Birthday celebration.
24 Apr: Amberley Spring Bus Gathering, Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, West Sussex.
29-30 Apr: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
29 Apr - 2 May: Abbey Hill Steam Rally, Yeovil.
30 Apr: Winchester Twilight, evening free bus service operated by Friends of King Alfred buses.
30 Apr: Mid Sussex Transport Fair, Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 3DN. Contact Julian Bowden, 21 Forde Ave, Bromley, BR1 3EU (SAE please) 07932-812268.
30 Apr - 1 May: Magnificent Motors, Eastbourne seafront, East Sussex. 01323-415415.
30 Apr - 2 May: Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
30 Apr - 2 May: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours May Day Bank Holiday Weekend.
30 Apr - 2 May: Rushden Cavalcade of Transport & Country Fair, Rushden, Northants.
30 Apr - 2 May: Llandudno Transport Festival, Bodafon Fields, Llandudno, North Wales.
30 Apr - 2 May: Fir Park 999 Show, Firpark, on the A46, Lincolnshire LN8 3YL.
1 May: Winchester Buses Running Day, vintage bus services 1000-1700 on local routes operated by Friends of King Alfred Buses and visiting vehicles.
1 May: North East Bus & Coach Show, Metrocentre Coach Park, Gateshead.
1 May: Abingdon Air & Country Show, Abingdon Airfield (Dalton Barracks), Oxfordshire.
1 May: Blackpool Vehicle Preservation Group Rally, Jubilee Gardens, North Promenade, Cleveleys.
1 May: Classic Vehicle Rally & Country Fayre, Bungay Area Lions Club, Earsham Hall, Bungay, NR35 2AN. 1000-1700, Tel 07599-935113.
1 May: Ipswich to Felixstowe Historic Vehicle Run, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
1 May: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Depot Open Sunday. 0141-554-0544.
1 May: "Bustler Anniversary", Little Bus Running Day from Barry Depot. All minibuses welcome. Cardiff Transport Preservation Group.
1 May: Annual London to Brighton Run, Historic Commercial Vehicle Society.
1 May: Catton Hall Classic Car & Transport Show, near Lichfield.
1-2 May: May Bank Holiday Operating Days, The Transport Museum, Wythall.
2 May: Oxford Bus Museum, Free Vintage Buses to Woodstock and Airport.
7 May: South Shields Model Bus Show, Salvation Army Hall, Wawn Street, South Shields.
7 May: Theydon Bois Transport Bazaar & Vintage Bus Display, Theydon Bois Village Hall (opposite village green). No car parking at village hall. Email for details.
8 May: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Bus & Coach Running Day from Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
8 May: Vintage Bus Day, Mid-Norfolk Railway, Dereham, Norfolk NR19 1DF. Email for details.
8 May: Basingstoke Festival of Transport & Autojumble (c/o The Thornycroft Society), War Memorial Park.
8 May: Taunton Vintage Bus Display & Running Day, Somerset.
8 May: Spring Transport Show, British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland, Lancs.
8 May: Staines Running Day, c/o Amersham & District Motorbus Society.
8 May: Rotherham Bus Running Day, South Yorkshire Transport Museum.
13 May: Merseyside Transport Trust Liverpool LightNight, regular services around Liverpool City Centre.
13-16 May: Laon Historique 25th Anniversary Tour, Laon, Northern France. Join 100s of classic vehicles for the trip of a lifetime!
14 May: Wales on Wheels 2016. National Waterfront Museum and Dylan Thomas Square, Swansea.
14-15 May: Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
14-15 May: Haworth 1940s Weekend, free vintage bus service operated by Aire Valley Transport Group.
15 May: Fenland BusFest & Thorney Classic Car Show, Whittlesey Market Place and Thorney Museum, Cambridgeshire.
15 May: Scottish Vintage Bus Museum Bus Running Day, Lathalmond, Fife. 01383-623380.
15 May: Annual Hastings Trolleybus Society Show, The Oval, Hastings.
21 May: Auto Extravaganza, Rotary Club, Leek, Staffs, Lodge Farm Equestrian Centre, Mill Lane, Wetley Rocks, Stoke-on-Trent ST9 0BN.
21-22 May: "Travel through Time" at the Faversham Transport Weekend, Faversham, Kent.
21-22 May: Model Railway Exhibition, Manchester Museum of Transport.
21-22 May: The Bedford Gathering, Bedford Enthusiasts Club, Vauxhall Motors Club, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.
21-22 May: ** CHANGE OF DATE ** Coach Rally & Spring Running Days, Isle of Wight Bus & Coach Museum, Ryde.
22 May: Potteries Transport Rally & Running Day, Britannia Stadium, Stoke on Trent ST4 4EG.
22 May: West Riding Bus Group Scarborough BusFest and Running Day, Scarborough seafront.
22 May: Isle of Wight Festival of Transport, c/o Isle of Wight Steam Railway.
22 May: LT Country Bus Rally, Sevenoaks.
22 May: Bristol Harbourside Rally & Running Day, Canons Road, Bristol. Free rides. Entry forms on website or by post (A5 SAE please) to BRTC, 48 Kenilworth Drive, Willsbridge, Bristol BS30 6DZ.
22 May: South Wales Classic Car Show, Cardiff City Football Stadium. Buses welcome!
27-28 May: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
28 May: Stagecoach North West Depot Open Day at Morecambe.
28-29 May: AEC Society Rally Newark Showground, Notts.
28-30 May: Big City Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
28-30 May: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours Spring Bank Holiday Operating Weekend.
28 May - 5 June: "Beside the Seaside" week, Crich Tramway Village will be transformed into a resort, complete with buckets and spades!
29 May: 6th Morecambe Bay Running Day, Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust. Morecambe Promenade.
29 May: Tilford Bus & Coach Rally, Rural Life Centre, Reeds Road, Tilford, Surrey. 0208-398-4624.
29 May: Crosville 110th Anniversary Running Day, Hooton Park Trust hangars, M53 Junc.6, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, 10am to 4pm. Email John Nolan or phone 0151-639-4929.
29 May: Coldharbour Mill Steam Day with WHOTT Rally, near Tiverton, Devon. West Country Historic Omnibus & Transport Trust.
29-30 May: Ragley Hall Transport Show, Alcester, Warwickshire.
29-30 May: Spring Bank Holiday Operating Days, The Transport Museum, Wythall, including a great display by the Model Bus Federation.
30 May: Annual Bus Rally, Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Quainton.
30 May: Oxford Bus Museum, Free Vintage Buses to Oxford Parkway.
30 May. Fort Nelson Bus Rally and Running Day, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Fareham PO17 6AN. 1000-1600, entry & rides free, services to Havant, Cosham & Fareham stations.
4-5 June: Earls Barton Festival of Transport, Aggate Way, Earls Barton, Northamptonshire.
4-5 June: St.Albans Steam & Country Show, Oaklands College, St.Albans, Herts. 07896-555097.
5 June: "Festival of Transport" Bus & Commercial Vehicle Show, Dover Transport Museum, Whitfield, Kent.
5 June: The North West Vehicle Restoration Trust Annual Running & Open Day based from their premises at Kirkby, Liverpool.
5 June: Lewes Bus Rally, Malling Recreation Ground, Lewes, Sussex.
5 June: Alf Tunstall Bus Rally & Agricultural Day, Churnet Valley Steam Railway, nr.Stoke on Trent.
5 June: LT Country Bus Rally, Hertford and Stevenage.
5 June: Didcot Railway Centre Transport Rally.
5 June: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Depot Open Sunday. 0141-554-0544.
5 June: Tyne Tees Run, Historic Commercial Vehicle Society.
5 June: Bromley Pageant of Motoring, Norman Park, Bromley, Kent.
5 June: Clacton Bus Rally & Running Day, Clacton Factory Outlet, Essex.
11 June: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone ME16 8RG.
11 June: Manchester Histories Festival and Free Museum Bus Rides Day, Manchester Museum of Transport.
11-12 June: Worldwide Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
12 June: Leatherhead Running Day, c/o Amersham & District Motorbus Society.
12 June: 48th East Coast Run, Hull (East Park) to Bridlington (Sewerby Fields) for buses, commercials and cars. Email for details.
12 June: Classic Vehicle Day, Gloucester Warwickshire Railway, Toddington, Gloucestershire.
12 June: Luton Festival of Transport, Stockwood Park, Luton, Beds. 01525-852251.
12 June: Barry Festival of Transport. Display at Barry Island, depot open day and bus runnings. Park & Ride provided. Cardiff Transport Preservation Group.
12 June: "The Southsea Spectacular", Southsea Common, Portsmouth.
12 June: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, with models exhibition.
17-19 June: Royal Blue & Associated Motorways Vintage Coach Run. A recreation of the express coach route from Victoria Coach Station to Bristol.
18 June: Leyland Festival, British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland, Lancs.
18 June: Epsom & Ewell Transport Fair, Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell, KT17 1UF. Contact Julian Bowden, 21 Forde Ave, Bromley BR1 3EU (SAE please) 07932-812268.
18-19 June: Clwyd Vintage Vehicle Rally, Oswestry Showground.
18-19 June: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours Starr Gate Running Operating Weekend.
19 June: Peak Park Preserved Bus Gathering, Rowsley South Station, Peak Rail Heritage Railway, on A6 between Bakewell and Matlock, Derbyshire.
19 June: Durham Vintage Bus Gathering, based at Howlands park & ride, North East Bus Preservation Trust
19 June: Fathers Day Out, The Transport Museum, Wythall.
19 June: Swansea Festival of Transport.
19 June: Scottish Vintage Bus Museum Fife Historic Vehicle Club "Festival of Historic Transport", Lathalmond, Fife. 01383-623380.
19 June: Transport Festival, Trentham Gardens, Stoke-on-Trent. 01922-643385.
19 June: Oxford Bus Museum, Fathers' Day. Free entry for Dads with a paying child.
20 June: Auction of London's Transport Collectables, Croydon Park Hotel, Altyre Rd., Croydon. 01737-237505.
24-25 June: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
25 June: Ringwood Armed Forces Day, The Bickerley, Ringwood.
25-26 June: Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
26 June: Brooklands 80s (Routemaster) Summer, London Bus Museum, Brooklands.
26 June: Basildon Bus Rally, Running Day based at the Bus Station and rally at Barleylands.
2-3 July: North Norfolk Railway Vintage Transport Festival & 1960s Weekend at Holt Station (A148). Free Vintage Buses Holt-Sheringham. Email for details and entries
2-3 July: Swinging Sixties Weekend, North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Trains, vehicles and music!
2-3 July: Festival of Model Tramways, Manchester Museum of Transport.
2-3 July: The Llangollen Railway Classic Transport Weekend.
3 July: Keighley Bus Museum Running Day in Saltaire, Shipley and Baildon.
3 July: Annual Reading Buses Family Open Day, Great Knollys Street, Reading. 0118-959-4000.
3 July: Bus & Coach Rally, Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, Wirksworth, Derbyshire DE4 4FB. Call 07590-992627 or Email.
3 July: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Depot Open Sunday. 0141-554-0544.
3 July: Uncompleted Northern Line extension Walk & Study Tour. Finsbury Park to Alexandra Palace. Email for details.
3 July: Leyland 120 Gathering, British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland, Lancs.
9 July: Holloway Metroline Garage Open Day.
9 July: Lancashire Model Bus & Transport Show, Independent Methodist Church, Netherfield Rd., Nelson BB9 9AW.
9-10 July: Wiston Steam Rally, Steyning, West Sussex.
9-10 July: Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
9-10 July: Classic Vehicles Weekend, North Yorkshire Moors Railway.
10 July: Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway 9th Classic Bus Rally & Running Day, Toddington Station.
10 July: Aston Manor Road Transport Museum, Open & Running Day, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
10 July: West Riding Bus Group Running Day & Vehicle Rally, Heath Common, Wakefield.
10 July: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
10 July: Merseyside Transport Trust Annual Open Day at Burscough.
10 July: Poole Vintage Bus Family Fun & Running Day, c/o Morebus / Go South Coast.
10 July: Green Line 724 50th Anniversary Event, c/o Amersham & District Motorbus Society.
10 July: Eastbourne Bus Running Day, based at Eastbourne Station.
10 July: The 10th Annual Peterborough Bus & Commercial Vehicle Rally, Sacrewell Farm (A47/A1 junction). All buses and commercials welcome. Free entry.
15-17 July: Edwardian Event, Crich Tramway Village.
16 July: Alton Bristol RE and Country Pub Running Day. Hants & Surrey RE Group.
16 July: Saxilby Gala, St Andrews Community Centre, Saxilby, Lincolnshire. 07775-959662 or email.
16 July: Oswestry Classic & Vintage Transport Rally, British Ironwork Centre, Whitehall, Aston, Oswestry. 01691-610952.
16 July: Plymouth Heritage Bus Running Day to mark Bretonside Bus Station closure. Free services 1300-1800 on routes around the City including the waterfront and Hoe.
16-17 July: Classic Transport Weekend, Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, Wirksworth, Derbyshire DE4 4FB.
16-17 July: Fir Park Wings & Wheels, Firpark, on the A46, Lincolnshire LN8 3YL.
16-17 July: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours, Fleetwood Tram Sunday Operating Weekend.
17 July: Tram Sunday, Fleetwood Festival of Transport.
17 July: Plymouth Classic Bus & Coach Running Day and classic vehicle rally, George Junction Park & Ride, Plymouth. Free heritage buses 1000-1600 on routes into the City and across the Moors.
17 July: Alton Bus Rally & Running Day, Anstey Park, Alton.
17 July: Whitley Bay Bus Rally, The Links, Whitley Bay.
17 July: Nottingham Area Bus Society Gathering & Running Day, Transport Heritage Centre, Ruddington.
17 July: Walsall Arboretum Transport Show, Broadway, Walsall.
24 July: "WMT 30", celebrating the 90th Anniversary of Birmingham Route 11 Outer Circle. Bus displays and stalls, West Midlands Travel (Birmingham) Sports & Social Club, Wheelers Lane, Kings Heath, Birmingham B13 0ST.
27 July: Noggin, Nosh & Natter, Commercial Transport in Preservation, The George Inn, Longbridge Deverill, near Warminster.
27-31 July: Manx Heritage Transport Festival, Isle of Man.
29-30 July: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
30 July: Sandtoft Gathering preview, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
31 July: The Sandtoft Gathering, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
31 July: Beaumanor Hall Classic Car & Transport Show, Woodhouse, Leicestershire.
31 July: Worthing Sea Front Bus Gathering & Running Day, Worthing, West Sussex.
31 July: Bristol Vintage Bus Group Rally & Running Day in collaboration with Avon Valley Railway, based at Brislington Park & Ride.
5-7 Aug: The Purbeck Rally, Wareham, Dorset. All buses welcome!
5-7 Aug: Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza, South Cerney airfield, nr.Cirencester.
6-7 Aug: Military and Flying Machines, Upminster, Essex.
6-7 Aug: Weald of Kent Steam Rally, Woodchurch, Kent.
6-7 Aug: Croft Military & Historic Vehicle Rally, Croft Circuit, near Darlington.
7 Aug: The Provincial Society Gosport Bus Rally, Stokes Bay, Gosport, Hants.
7 Aug: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Depot Open Sunday. 0141-554-0544.
7 Aug: Trans Pennine Run, Historic Commercial Vehicle Society, from Middleton, near Manchester, to Harrogate.
7 Aug: ** CHANGE OF DATE ** Oxted & Westerham Running Day, c/o Amersham & District Motorbus Society.
7 Aug: Tinkers Park Bus Rally, Hadlow Down, Uckfield, E.Sussex TN22 4HS. Free bus services from Uckfield, Buxted and Heathfield.
7 Aug: Classic Car & Transport Show, Shugborough Hall, Milford, near Stafford.
8-14 Aug: World War 2 Home Front, Crich Tramway Village.
13-14 Aug: Vintage Transport Weekend, Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park, Sussex.
13-14 Aug: Norwich Charity Motor Show, Royal Norfolk Showground.
14 Aug: Dewsbury Bus Museum, Summer Spectacular, The Mill Outlet, Batley.
14 Aug: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
14 Aug: Bus & Coach Running Day, Dorchester, West Country Historic Omnibus & Transport Trust.
19-21 Aug: Oldtimer Buses and Camperbuses, annual show at Schaan, Switzerland.
20 Aug: 'Imberbus' service, using Routemaster buses from Warminster railway station, across rarely-seen parts of Salisbury Plain. Timetable on website 2 weeks before the event.
20-21 Aug: Open Weekend, Scottish Vintage Bus Museum, Lathalmond, Fife. 01383-623380.
21-21 Aug: Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
20-21 Aug: Model Tram and Railway Exhibition, Crich Tramway Village.
21 Aug: Key Publishing Buses 2016 Festival, Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, Warwickshire.
21 Aug: Hampshire Road Run (c/o The Thornycroft Society), from the Milestones Museum, Basingstoke to the Hinton Arms.
21 Aug: Sheffield Bus Running Day, Abbeydale Road Tesco, Sheffield S7 2QB.
21 Aug: Leeds Classic Bus "Runday" (formerly Leeds City Transport Vintage Bus Running Day), heritage buses operating free services on Leeds routes 26 and 46. Email for details.
21 Aug: Eastern Transport Collection Annual Rally, Old Buckenham Airfield.
22-29 Aug: Discovery Week, Crich Tramway Village, a week of discovery for all ages, focusing on the history and science of trams.
26-27 Aug: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
27-28 Aug: "Dunsfold Wings & Wheels", Dunsfold Park, Surrey. In association with Brooklands Museum.
27-29 Aug: Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
27-29 Aug: Hellingly Festival of Transport, Broad Farm, Hellingly, East Sussex. 01323-843202.
27-29 Aug: Rudgwick Steam & Country Show, The Showground, Rudgwick, W.Sussex. 01403-822378.
27-29 Aug: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours August Bank Holiday Operating Weekend.
28-29 Aug: The Big Operating Days at The Transport Museum, Wythall.
29 Aug: Lytham Hall Running Day, c/o Ribble Vehicle Reservation Trust. Lytham St Annes FY8 4JX.
29 Aug: Seaburn Historic Vehicle Display, Seaburn Recreation Ground, North East Bus Preservation Trust
29 Aug: Oxford Bus Museum, Free Vintage Buses to Witney.
25-29 Aug: ** CHANGE OF DATE ** Great Dorset Steam Fair, Tarrant Hinton, near Blandford Forum.
3 Sept: "East Kent 100", Centenary Event, Walmer Green, A258 near Deal.
4 Sept: Dudley Classic Car & Transport Show, Himley Hall, nr. Dudley, West Midlands.
4 Sept: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Depot Open Sunday. 0141-554-0544.
4 Sept: "Fares Please 2016", Bus & Coach Gathering, Bewdley Station, Severn Valley Railway. Vehicle entrants / stallholders contact Andrew Hawthorn 07775-746926 or Email.
4 Sept: Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway Bus Rally. 01797-362353 or email
4 Sept: Tetbury Classic Vehicle Show, Memorial Recreation Ground, Tetbury, Glos.
4 Sept: Autumn Road Run, to/from Salisbury Livestock Market, Commercial Transport in Preservation.
4 Sept: Leicester Transport Heritage Trust Bus Running Day and First Leicester Depot Open Day, associated with Abbey Pumping Station Museum, National Space Centre, Great Central Railway and First Leicester.
4 Sept: Trans Lancs Transport Show, Heaton Park, with free heritage bus service to Manchester Museum of Transport.
4 Sept: Horsham Bus Rally, Hop Oast, Horsham, West Sussex.
10 Sept: Oxford Bus Museum buses offering free rides on the streets of Oxford as part of the city's Open Doors event.
10 Sept: ** CHANGE OF DATE ** Chingford Royal Forest Hotel, bus display and collectors fair. Email for details.
10 Sept: Tram Enthusiast Day, Crich Tramway Village.
10-11 Sept: Heritage Open Days (free admission), Manchester Museum of Transport.
10-11 Sept: Coventry Heritage Weekend City Tours using vehicles from Roger Burdett's Collection. Phone 07889-214236 for details.
10-11 Sept: Aston Manor Road Transport Museum, Heritage Open Days (Free entry!), Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
11 Sept: Merseyside Transport Trust Annual Running Day, services around south Liverpool.
11 Sept: Blackpool Vehicle Preservation Group, Display of buses, commercials and militaries with judging. Fairhaven Lake, Lytham St Annes.
11 Sept: South Yorkshire Transport Rally and Open Day at South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
11 Sept: Classic Vehicle Day, Gloucester Warwickshire Railway, Toddington, Gloucestershire.
11 Sept: Bus & Coach Wales, Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre; c/o Cardiff Transport Preservation Group.
16-17 Sept: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
17-18 Sept: European Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
17-18 Sept: "Salute to the '40s Weekend". Chatham Historic Dockyard, Kent. 01634-823800.
17-18 Sept: Kingsbridge 7'6" wide Vintage Bus Running Days, Kingsbridge bus station, The Quay. 07990-505373.
18 Sept: Autumn Transport Show, British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland, Lancs.
18 Sept: Potteries Connection Running Day, Gladstone Pottery Museum, Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke on Trent ST3 1PQ. Includes a First Potteries Open Day.
18 Sept: Vintage Transport Gathering, Bury Transport Museum / East Lancs Railway, Bolton Street Station, Bury BL9 0LN.
24-25 Sept: The Footman James Sywell Classic Pistons & Props motoring festival, Sywell Aerodrome, Northants.
24-25 Sept: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours Tramway Anniversary Spectacular.
24-25 Sept (PROVISIONAL): Dublin Port Rally, national gathering for vintage buses and commercials in Ireland. Tours of port in preserved buses.
25 Sept: Keighley Bus Museum Open Day featuring 30 years of bus deregulation and Yorkshire Rider.
25 Sept: Family Fun Day, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St., St.Helens. 01744-451681.
25 Sept: Amberley Autumn Bus Show and Running Day, Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, West Sussex. 01798-831370.
25 Sept: SHOWBUS International, Donington Park, Leicestershire.
1 Oct: Auction of London's Transport Collectables, Croydon Park Hotel, Altyre Rd., Croydon. 01737-237505.
1 Oct: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone ME16 8RG.
1 Oct: Potters Bar Metroline Garage Open Day.
1-2 Oct: Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
1-2 Oct: "Life on the Holme Front" 1940s Weekend, Holmewood Hall, Holme, Peterborough.
2 Oct: Amersham and Chesham Running Day, c/o Amersham & District Motorbus Society.
2 Oct: Oxford Bus Museum, Vintage Vehicle Rally & Bus Running Day, with miniature steam railway display.
2 Oct: Wirral Bus & Tram Show, Taylor Street Transport Museum, Birkenhead, Merseyside. 10am to 4pm. All vehicles welcome. Email John Nolan or phone 0151-639-4929.
8 Oct: Theydon Bois Transport Bazaar & Vintage Bus Display, Theydon Bois Village Hall (opposite village green). No car parking at village hall. Email for details.
8-9 Oct: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Annual Open Weekend. 0141-554-0544.
9 Oct: Amberley Autumn Historic Transport Gathering, Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, West Sussex. 01798-831370.
9 Oct: Canvey Island Transport Museum Open Day, Point Rd., Canvey Island, Essex. 01268-684272.
9 Oct: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
9 Oct: Autumn Running Day and WMPTE 30th celebration, The Transport Museum, Wythall.
9 Oct: Yorkshire Dales Vintage Bus & Coach Running Day, Skipton. Aire Valley Transport Group.
15-16 Oct: Isle of Wight Beer & Buses Weekend.
15-16 Oct: "The Big Orange", a Celebration of Manchester's Orange Buses, Manchester Museum of Transport.
15-16 Oct: "Beer & Buses", Isle of Wight Bus Museum Model Event, Ryde.
16 Oct: Isle of Oxholme Running Day & Rally, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
16 Oct: Aston Manor Road Transport Museum, Autumn Running Day, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
22 Oct: The Provincial Society Annual Indoor Transport Fair, Portchester Parish Hall PO16 9PY.
23 Oct: TransportFest 2016, London Bus Museum, Brooklands.
24-29 Oct: Starlight Spectacular, Crich Tramway Village.
28-29 Oct: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
29 Oct: Twilight Running Day - New for 2016! The Transport Museum, Wythall.
29 Oct: Samuel Ledgard Society Annual Transport Collectors Fair, Pudsey Civic Hall, Dawson's Corner, 10am to 4pm. 0113-236-3695 or Email.
30 Oct: Keighley Bus Museum Open Day and Twilight Running around Keighley.
30 Oct: Bristol Vintage Bus Group Autumn Mini Running Day based at Flowers Hill, Brislington.
5 Nov: Twilight Trolleyday, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
5 Nov: Barnet Transport Fair, Christ Church Hall, St. Albans Road, High Barnet EN5 4LA. Email for details.
6 Nov: Open Day. Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum, Lincoln.
6 Nov: End of Season Trolleyday, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
12 Nov: Twilight Trolleybuses, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391.
12 Nov: LOTS Autumn Transport Spectacular, RAF Museum, Colindale, London NW9, 1030-1530. Email for inquiries and stand bookings.
13 Nov: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
13 Nov: Dewsbury Bus Museum, Autumn Open Day, Ravensthorpe.
20 Nov: Aston Manor Road Transport Museum, Collectors' Fair, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
25-26 Nov: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
26 Nov: Epsom & Ewell Transport Fair, Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell, KT17 1UF. Contact Julian Bowden, 21 Forde Ave, Bromley,BR1 3EU (SAE please) 07932-812268.
26 Nov: East Midland Bus & Depot Tour, enthusiast tour of various operators in the East Midland area.
26-27 Nov: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours 'Winter Gold' Operating Weekend.
3 Dec: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone ME16 8RG.
3-4 Dec: Christmas Cracker & collectors' fair, Manchester Museum of Transport.
10 Dec: Enfield Christmas Transport Bazaar, St.Paul's Centre, 102 Church St., Enfield. 5 minutes walk from Enfield Town. No car parking at the Centre. Email for details.
11 Dec: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
11 Dec: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
11 Dec: Oxford Bus Museum, Santa's Bus Grotto.
17-18 Dec: Santa Special Weekend, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St., St.Helens. 01744-451681.
18 Dec: Oxford Bus Museum, Santa's Bus Grotto.


Events Diary 2015 - Does anyone have 2016 dates for these events please?

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21 Feb: Crewe Model Bus Extravaganza, Crosville WMC, Chester St., Crewe.
22 Mar: Eastern Counties Running Day, Norwich.
4-5 Apr: Start of Season Easter Gala, East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft. 01502-518459.
4-5 Apr: Weston-Super-Mare Pageant of Transport, Beach Lawns, Weston, Somerset.
6 Apr: Bank Holiday Easter Egg Hunt, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
12 Apr: Omnibus Society Fife Tour, Starts at Dunfermline at 1100, to Stagecoach depots at Dunfermline (plus Rennie's), Cowdenbeath (plus Bay Travel), Glenrothes and Aberhill. All welcome. Email for details.
12 Apr: "Oldtimer Buses", three classic Swiss buses operate a timetable through the Zurich Oberland.
23-26 Apr: "Oldtimer Buses", Classic Austrian buses on show to celebrate 85 years of Kerschner Travel.
16-17 May: "Mid-May 40s Weekend",
East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft. 01502-518459.
17 May: Yeldham Transport Museum Open Day, Great Yeldham, Halstead, Essex.
23-24 May: Dundee Museum of Transport, Commercial and Bus Weekend.
25 May: 'OMO' Buses, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
31 May: Thanet Road Run.
31 May: Devon General Heritage Bus Running Day, Teignmouth seafront 1000-1600. The Devon General Omnibus Trust.
31 May: East Midlands Bus & Commercial Vehicle Rally, Wollaton Park, Nottingham, presented by Nottingham Heritage Vehicles.
13 June: The FINAL Model Bus Federation Annual Transport Exhibition, Central United Reformed Church, Norfolk Street, Sheffield, 1000-1600. Many layouts on display Email for details.
20 June; Epsom Coaches Depot Open Day, Roy Richmond Way, Epsom.
21 June: "Ridgeway Roundabout" (Henley to Quainton), Historic Commercial Vehicle Society.
21 June: ** EVENT CANCELLED - SEE WEBSITE ** Totally Transport 2015, New South Promenade and Ocean Boulevard, Blackpool.
24 June: "Open All Hours", Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
27 June: Ipswich Transport & Model Festival, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
28 June: Ringwood Bus Rally, Main Car Park, Ringwood, Hants. c/o Wessex Transport Society.
4-5 July: 50th Anniversary of the Museum Site, East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft. 01502-518459.
5 July: East Lancashire Bus & Commercial Vehicle Rally, Winfields, Haslingden.
12 July: What's in Store? See behind the scenes, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
12 July: Haverhill Historic Transport Rally & Road Run, Haverhill, Suffolk.
18 July: Ebbw Vale Classic Bus & Fun Day, Ebbw Vale town centre.
18 July: "Sparklefest", classic and unusual vehicle event, Finedon Road Industrial Estate, Wellingborough. Free entry, please register first.
18 July: Chiswick Transport Collectors Fair, Chiswick Town Hall.
18-19 July: Commercial Vehicle Weekend, Quorn & Woodhouse Yard, Great Central Railway, Leicestershire.
19 July: Built in Workington Day, Workington Transport Heritage Trust, held at Energus opposite the Leyland bus factory premises.
19 July: Devon Coastal Run, Exeter to Bovey Tracey.
20 July: "Made in Scotland", Grampian Transport Museum, Alford, Aberdeenshire.
1-2 Aug: Eridge Bus Rally, Spa Valley Railway.
2 Aug: Hebden Bridge vintage rally.
2 Aug: LT Country Bus Rally, Chesham Mini Runday.
8-9 Aug: "Blackpool Rocks Manchester", Heaton Park Tramway. Blackpool Trams in service and connecting buses.
8-9 Aug: Firle Vintage Fair, Firle Park, near Lewes, Sussex.
9 Aug: Classic Bus Display, Locomotion (National Railway Museum, Shildon). c/o Aycliffe & District Bus Preservation Society.
16 Aug: Classic & Vintage Bus Day, Cambridge Museum of Technology, Cheddars Lane, Cambridge, in conjunction with Cambridge Omnibus Society. Free vintage shuttle bus between museum and bus station. Vehicles must pre-book. Andy Baker 01353-741367 or John Wakefield 01223-843802.
22-23 Aug: NostalBusRally, Historic buses and coaches in Ghent and Bruges, Belgium.
30 Aug: Colne Valley Railway Bus & Commercial Rally, Castle Hedingham, Essex 01787-461174.
30-31 Aug: Transport Rally, Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway, Torfaen, S.Wales. 01639-720708.
31 Aug: Ride a Fire Engine Day, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
5 Sept: Camberwell Garage Open Day, Go Ahead London.
5 Sept: Devon General Heritage Bus Display & Rides, Newton Abbot town centre 1000-1530. The Devon General Omnibus Trust.
6 Sept: Trans Lancs Road Run, SELNEC Preservation Society, from Manchester Museum of Transport to the Trans Lancs event at Heaton Park (above). Email for details.
12-13 Sept: Nottingham Heritage Vehicles Open Doors Weekend, former Trent bus depot, Portland Road, Hucknall NG15 7SF.
13 Sept: Depot Open Day, Transdev Lancashire United in Blackburn.
19 Sept: East Yorkshire Big Bus Day, Streetlife Museum, Hull.
19-20 Sept: North Norfolk Railway 1940s Weekend, with free vintage bus services Holt-Sheringham.
19-20 Sept: Birkenhead Park Festival of Transport, Wirral.
20 Sept: West Fife Doors Open Day, Scottish Vintage Bus Museum, Lathalmond, Fife.
25-26 Sept: London Transport Museum, General Tours at Acton Depot.
26 Sept: Lothian Buses Doors Open Day, Central Garage, Annandale Street, Edinburgh 1200-1600.
26 Sept: Red & White Day, at the Old Ferry Inn, Beachley, Gloucestershire; c/o Cardiff Transport Preservation Group.
26-27 Sept: Kettering Vintage Rally and Steam Fayre, Cranford, Northants.
26-27 Sept; Openshaw Festival Vintage Vehicle Display, Lime Square, Openshaw, Ashton-under-Lyne, Manchester.
26-27 Sept: Stamford's Georgian Festival providing a unique chance to ride in a horse-drawn omnibus or authentic mail coach. 01780-763203.
26-27 Sept: End of Season Gala, East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft. 01502-518459.
27 Sept: Open Day, Workington Transport Heritage Trust, Cumbria.
3 Oct: Classic Vehicles Day, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
4 Oct: Thornes Independent Coaches Classic Bus Gathering, Yorkshire Air Museum.
4 Oct: Bluebell Railway Vintage Bus Running Day, Sheffield Park, Sussex.
4 Oct: West of England Transport Collection Open Day, Winkleigh airfield, Devon. 07855-125913 or email.
10 Oct: Garage Open Day, Tower Transit Westbourne Park for local folk and staff families.
11 Oct: Road Transport Event, Great Central Railway (North), Transport Heritage Centre, Ruddington.
11 Oct: Model Transport Show, British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland, Lancs.
13 Oct: Samuel Ledgard Society social gathering and former staff reunion at the Rose & Crown pub, Bondgate, Otley from 7.30pm. Nostalgic evening and free bus ride. Email Barry Rennison.
15-18 Oct: Autocars Anciens de France, four-day classic bus tour around Alsace.
17 Oct: Wheels by Lamplight, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
24 Oct: Romford Area Running Day, supplementary historic vehicles operating on TfL routes 103 (morning), 175 (afternoon) and 294 (afternoon) with some peak flow trips on route 86 and isolated trips on other routes.
24 Oct: Pensnett Garage Open Day, National Express West Midlands 1000-1600. 01384-555503.
31 Oct: Halloween Event, East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft. 01502-518459.
1 Nov: Bluebell Railway, Southdown bus service 20 re-creation from Brighton to Sheffield Park via Lewes, Sussex.
7 Nov: Presbus Publishing Open Day, Bargains Galore 1000-1500. Free bus rides. 12 Redland Close, Aldermans Green Industrial Estate, Coventry CV2 2NP.
8 Nov: Open Day, Nottingham Heritage Vehicles, The Old Bus Depot, Portland Road, Hucknall NG15 7SF.
15 Nov: 50th Anniversary Day, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
15 Nov: The Cosham Autumn Transport Fair, Community Centre, Wootton St., Cosham, Portsmouth PO6 3AP. 1000-1530, admission £1.50. Stalls, refreshments, free bus trips. Email for details.
21 Nov: Transport Collectors Fair, Abingdon Church Rooms 1030-1600, Park Avenue North, Northampton NN3 2HT.
27-28 Nov: London Transport Museum, Bookable Guided Tours at Acton Depot.
28 Nov: The North West Vehicle Restoration Trust Nocturnal Running Day.
5 Dec: The Christmas Cracker, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
5 Dec: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone ME16 8RG.
5 Dec: Ensignbus Running Day, Essex.
12-13 Dec: Aston Manor Road Transport Museum, Christmas Fair, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
13 Dec: Bromley Running Day including RFs and TD95.
13 Dec: Santa Special, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St., St.Helens. 01744-451681.
25 Dec: Free Leeds "Hospital Link H51" service on Christmas Day with a Black Prince bus. Hourly from Leeds City Centre (Morley Tingley Mills) to St.James's & LGI hospitals.
26 Dec:Boxing Day Buses in Workington, Workington Transport Heritage Trust.
28 Dec: Mid Sussex Transport Fair, Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 3DN. 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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