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Last updated 16 May 2015

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.

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Events Diary 2015

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1 Jan: Oxford Bus Museum, New Year's holiday open day with free rides.
3 Jan: Chiswick Rail & Bus Collectors Fair, Chiswick Town Hall, London.
10 Jan: 20th Annual Railway / Bus Collectors Fair, Pudsey Civic Hall 10.00am - 3.00pm. Tel 0113-282-4986.
11 Jan: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
24 Jan: Moxons of Oldcoates Olympian Running Day. Pick up at 10:30am from Doncaster Railway Station.
24 Jan: London Transport Museum, "Battle Bus" Guided Tour at Acton Depot.
30-31 Jan: London Transport Museum, Guided Tours at Acton Depot.
31 Jan: The Edwards Extravaganza, enthusiast visit to Edwards of Llantwit Fardre. Pickup from Cardiff.
31 Jan: "Traction Tea Break", informal gathering by Friends of Chatham Traction with updates on restoration of GKE 68. 2-4pm Function Suite, MidKent College, Gillingham ME7 1FN.
7 Feb: Staines Transport Collectors Fair, Hythe Centre, Thorpe Road, Staines TW18 3HD, 10.30 to 15.30. Vintage bus service (route 218A) to Staines railway station via the bus station. Details from Julian Bowden 07932-812268.
8 Feb: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
14 Feb: Barnet Transport Fair, Christ Church Hall, St. Albans Road, High Barnet EN5 4LA. Email for details.
14 Feb: Vintage bus service from Warminster Coach Station (from 10.00am) to Warminster & District Model Railway Exhibition.
15 Feb: Trip to Powells Bus of Hellaby, Rotherham, including rides on at least 5 of their buses. Pickup from Meadowhall at 1115 and Bridge St at 1130.
20-21 Feb: London Transport Museum, "Battle Bus" Guided Tour at Acton Depot.
21 Feb: Aston Manor Road Transport Museum, Evening Running Day, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
21 Feb: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone.
21 Feb: ** EVENT POSTPONED - SEE WEBSITE ** London's Transport Collectables Auction, Croydon Park Hotel, Altyre Rd., Croydon.
21 Feb: Crewe Model Bus Extravaganza, Crosville WMC, Chester St., Crewe.
21-22 Feb: Transport Collectors Fair and Steam Weekend, Bury Transport Museum / East Lancs Railway, Bolton Street Station, Bury BL9 0LN.
22 Feb: Swansea Bus Museum Running Day.
22 Feb: Gillingham (Dorset) Gathering, Commercial Transport in Preservation.
27-28 Feb: London Transport Museum, Guided Tours at Acton Depot.
28 Feb: McEwans Coaches, Mansfield, Coopers of Killmarsh and Slacks of Matlock depot visits. Pick up at 10:30am from Chesterfield Railway Station.
1 Mar: Ecclesall Road Running Day, Sheffield, for cancer charities. Preserved buses mostly running from Crucible Theatre, Sheffield Centre to former Ecclesall Tram Terminus 1000-1600.
8 Mar: The Mendip Meanderer, Enthusiast trip to Arleen Coach Services, Bath. Pick up at Westbury station 1330.
8 Mar: Dewsbury Bus Museum, Open Day and Spring Transport Fair.
8 Mar: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
8 Mar: The Original Cosham Transport Fair, Community Centre, Wootton Street, Cosham, Portsmouth PO6 3AP. 1000-1600. Stalls, refreshments and free bus trips. Email for details.
14 Mar: Merseyside Transport Trust West Lancs Running Day, Burscough and Ormskirk.
14 Mar: "The Double Beds.", enthusiast trip featuring six Leyland Olympians around Bedford. Pick up outside railway station at 0925.
15 Mar: "The Double Herts.", enthusiast trip using three Olympians and one Dennis Dragon around Hitchin. Pick up outside Hitchin station at 0930.
15 Mar: Oxford Bus Museum, Mothers' Day. Free admission for mothers accompanied by a paying child (of any age!)
15 Mar: Spring Running Day, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St., St.Helens.
22 Mar: The Black Country Tourer, enthusiast trip to Black Country Tours, Dudley. Pick up Sandwell & Dudley station at 1130.
22 Mar: Eastern Counties Running Day, Norwich.
27-28 Mar: London Transport Museum, Guided Tours at Acton Depot.
28-29 Mar: Spring Transport Festival and collectors' fair, Manchester Museum of Transport.
29 Mar: Bristol Vintage Bus Group Mini Running Day from Brislington.
29 Mar: Museum Reopening Day, Grampian Transport Museum, Alford, Aberdeenshire.
29 Mar: Aston Manor Road Transport Museum, Models at the Museum, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
4 Apr: Easter Egg Hunt, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St., St.Helens.
4-5 Apr: Kirkby Stephen & Brough Easter Commercial Vehicle Rally and Running Days. Stalls and displays at Kirkby Stephen Town Centre, East Station yard and Brough. Free bus service linking all sites.
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.
4-6 Apr: Easter Trolley Weekend, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391
5 Apr (and every Sunday until 4 Oct): Open Day, Scottish Vintage Bus Museum, Lathalmond, Fife. 01383-623380.
5 Apr: Open Day. Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum, Lincoln.
5 Apr: "MTT Buses to Page Moss", Merseyside Transport Trust Easter Running Day.
5 Apr: Open Day, Oxford Bus Museum. Easter Chick Trail, free rides.
5-6 Apr: Weston Park Transport Show (formerly the Midlands Festival of Transport), Weston Park, Shropshire. 01922-643385.
5-6 Apr: Medway Festival of Steam & Transport, Chatham Historic Dockyard, Kent. 01634-823800
5-6 Apr: Easter Operating Days, The Transport Museum, Wythall.
5-6 Apr: Easter 1940s 'Home Front' Weekend, Crich Tramway Village.
6 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Brijan Tours 10th Charity Open Day, The Coach Station, Unit 4/5, Bottings Industrial Estate, Curdridge SO30 2DY.
6 Apr: Bank Holiday Easter Egg Hunt, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
10-12 Apr: Great North Steam Fair, Beamish, County Durham.
11 Apr: Enfield Transport Bazaar, St.Paul's Centre, Church St, Enfield 1100-1500. Reviving events staged at this venue in the 1990s. Admission £3. Refreshments. No car parking at the centre. Email for details.
11 Apr: "The Scania Sensation", enthusiast tour to Redfern Travel of Mansfield including rides. Pickup at Chesterfield Railway Station 1000.
12 Apr: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
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: Bus & Coach Show, British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland, Lancs.
12 Apr: A2Z Spring Road Run, start/end at Warminster, Commercial Transport in Preservation.
12 Apr: Ride the Amberley Buses Day, Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, West Sussex. Featuring the Southdown centenary.
12 Apr: LT Country Bus Rally, East Grinstead. Route 424 and 50 years of the XF.
12 Apr: "Oldtimer Buses", three classic Swiss buses operate a timetable through the Zurich Oberland.
18 Apr: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone.
18-19 Apr: Trolley Weekend, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391
18-19 Apr: Colne Valley Railway Vintage Vehicle Weekend, Castle Hedingham, Essex 01787-461174.
18-19 Apr: UK Coach Rally, Alton Towers, Staffs.
18-19 Apr: Sandbach Transport Festival, Cheshire.
19 Apr: Penzance Vintage Bus Running Day and VR Revival. Free vintage bus services in West Cornwall.
19 Apr: Aston Manor Road Transport Museum, Museum Running Day, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
19 Apr: Spring Bus & Coach Gathering (formerly the Cobham Rally), London Bus Museum, Brooklands, Surrey.
23-26 Apr: "Oldtimer Buses", Classic Austrian buses on show to celebrate 85 years of Kerschner Travel.
24-25 Apr:
London Transport Museum, Guided Tours at Acton Depot.
25 Apr: Irish Transport Heritage Bus & Coach Rally, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Cultra, County Down.
25 Apr: ** DEFINITELY TAKING PLACE ON THIS DATE ** Bus & Commercial Vehicle Display, Leicester Transport Heritage Trust, at Great Central Railway, Quorn. 07891-071908.
25 Apr: A & A Coaches Olympian Running Day, Boroughbridge. Pickup from Memorial Gardens, York 1100.
25-26 Apr: 1940s Weekend, Dover Transport Museum, Whitfield, Kent.
25-26 Apr: Dundee Museum of Transport, Birthday Weekend.
25-26 Apr: London Transport Museum, Open Weekend at Acton Depot.
25-26 Apr: Bus Event Weekend, Wellingborough Museum, Northants.
26 Apr: Keighley Bus Museum Joint Open Day with Transdev depot.
26 Apr: National "Drive it" Day, Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs.
26 Apr: Road Transport Event, Great Central Railway (North), Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre, Ruddington.
26 Apr: Delaine 125th Anniversary Running Day, Bourne, Lincolnshire.
26 Apr: Watford Running Day, Watford Bus Interchange, c/o Amersham & District Motorbus Society.
26 Apr: Teesside Vintage Bus Running Day based at Middlesbrough's Transporter Bridge, 01642-782796.
26 Apr: Open Day, Workington Transport Heritage Trust, Cumbria.
26 Apr: Classic Ford Show, British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland, Lancs.
1-4 May: Abbey Hill Steam Rally, Yeovil.
2 May: "May Madness", a chance to ride on the only tri-axled Volvo Olympian in the UK.
2-3 May: Magnificent Motors, Eastbourne seafront, East Sussex. 01323-415442.
2-4 May: Trolley Weekend, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391
2-4 May: Rushden Cavalcade of Transport & Country Fair, Rushden, Northants.
2-4 May: Llandudno Transport Festival, Bodafon Fields, Llandudno, North Wales.
3 May: Abingdon Air & Country Show, Abingdon Airfield (Dalton Barracks), Oxfordshire.
3 May: Spring Running Day from Barry Depot. Cardiff Transport Preservation Group.
3 May: Annual London to Brighton Run, Historic Commercial Vehicle Society.
3 May: Catton Hall Classic Car & Transport Show, near Lichfield.
3 May: Ipswich to Felixstowe Historic Vehicle Run, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
3 May: ** MOVED TO 4 MAY ** North East Bus & Coach Show, Metrocentre Coach Park, Gateshead.
3 May: Classic Vehicle Rally & Country Fayre, Bungay Area Lions Club, Earsham Hall, Bungay, NR35 2AN. 1000-1700, Tel 07599-935113. Click for vehicle registration form.
3 May: Blackpool Vehicle Preservation Group Rally, Old Ferry Terminal, Dock Road, Fleetwood.
3 May: Bungay Classic Vehicle Rally & Country Fayre, Earsham Hall, Bungay, Norfolk NR35 2AN. Charity event, free entry for display vehicles.
3-4 May: King Alfred Running Gala Weekend and Transport Enthusiasts Bazaar, Winchester.
3-4 May: Bank Holiday Operating Days, The Transport Museum, Wythall.
4 May: Aston Manor Road Transport Museum, Bus Rally, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
4 May: ** MOVED FROM 3 MAY ** North East Bus & Coach Show, Metrocentre Coach Park, Gateshead.
9 May: Theydon Bois Transport Bazaar & Vintage Bus Display, Theydon Bois Village Hall (opposite village green). No car parking at village hall. Free rides on various classic LT buses celebrating centenary of buses to Epping (Routes 10A, 20, 20A, 20B). Email for details.
9 May: Fenland Vintage Vehicle Gathering, Whittlesey Market Place and Thorney Abbey, Cambridgeshire.
9 May: South Shields Model Bus Show, Salvation Army Hall, Wawn Street, South Shields.
10 May: Taunton Vintage Bus Display & Running Day, Somerset.
10 May: Rotherham Bus Running Day, South Yorkshire Transport Museum.
10 May: Spring Transport Show, British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland, Lancs.
10 May: 1940s Trolley Day, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391
10 May: Eastern Bloc Vehicle Day, The Transport Museum, Wythall.
10 May: Oxted Running Day, Oxted town centre and Westerham, c/o Amersham & District Motorbus Society.
10 May: Basingstoke Festival of Transport & Autojumble (c/o The Thornycroft Society), War Memorial Park. 01256-844844.
13 May: Horse Tram Day, Crich Tramway Village.
16 May: Auto Extravaganza, Rotary Club, Leek, Staffs, Lodge Farm Equestrian Centre, Mill Lane, Wetley Rocks, Stoke-on-Trent ST9 0BN.
16 May: Wales on Wheels 2015. National Waterfront Museum and Dylan Thomas Square, Swansea.
16 May: The West Lothian Wanderer, enthusiast trip to E&M Horburgh, pick up at Haymarket Terrace, 1030.
16-17 May: "Travel through Time" at the Faversham Transport Weekend, Faversham, Kent.
16-17 May: Haworth 1940s Weekend, free vintage bus service operated by Aire Valley Transport Group.
16-17 May: "Mid-May 40s Weekend", East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft. 01502-518459.
17 May: Potteries Transport Rally & Running Day, Britannia Stadium, Stoke on Trent.
17 May: ** MOVED TO 31 MAY ** Swansea Bus Museum Running and Family Fun Day, in conjunction with First Cymru.
17 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.
17 May: South Wales Classic Car Show, Cardiff City Football Stadium. Buses welcome!
17 May: LT Country Bus Rally, Sevenoaks.
17 May: Yeldham Transport Museum Open Day, Great Yeldham, Halstead, Essex.
17 May: Annual Hastings Trolleybus Society Show, The Oval, Hastings.
17 May: Scottish Vintage Bus Museum Bus Running Day, Lathalmond, Fife. 01383-623380.
17 May: Spring Running Day, Isle of Wight Bus & Coach Museum, Ryde.
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17 May: Isle of Wight Festival of Transport, c/o Isle of Wight Steam Railway.
19 May: Horse Tram Day, Crich Tramway Village.
23 May: Stagecoach Cumbria and North Lancashire Bus Rally and Depot Open Day, Lillyhall, Workington.
23 May: Mid Sussex Transport Fair, Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 3DN. 07932-812268.
23-24 May: Dundee Museum of Transport, Commercial and Bus Weekend.
23-24 May: AEC Rally Newark Showground. Free buses to Newark and Lincoln museum on Sunday.
23-25 May: Trolley Weekend, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391
23-31 May: "Beside the Seaside" week, Crich Tramway Village will be transformed into a resort, complete with buckets and spades!
24 May: Crosville, Birkenhead & Wallasey Joint Running Day, Hooton Park Trust hangars, M53 Junc.6, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, 10am to 4pm. All vehicles welcome. Email John Nolan or phone 0151-639-4929.
24 May: Oxford Bus Museum, Teddy Bear Day. Free admission for any child with teddy bear.
24 May: Tilford Bus & Coach Rally, Rural Life Centre, Reeds Road, Tilford, Surrey. 0208-398-4624.
24 May: 5th Morecambe Bay Running Day, Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust. Morecambe Promenade.
24-25 May: Bank Holiday Operating Days, The Transport Museum, Wythall, including 100 years of Walsall buses.
24-25 May: Ragley Hall Transport Show, Alcester, Warwickshire.
25 May: Model Bus Display, The Transport Museum, Wythall.
25 May: Annual Bus Rally, Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Quainton.
25 May: "The Have or Havant", enthusiast tour using ex LT Fleetline and Titan and ex Vectis Olympian. Pickups at Havant Railway Station.
25 May: 'OMO' Buses, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
29-30 May: London Transport Museum, Guided Tours at Acton Depot.
30 May: "The Sherwood Seduction", enthusiast trip using seven Leyland Olympians. Pick-ups Mansfield Woodhouse 0940 and Chesterfield Railway Station 1015.
30 May: East Yorkshire Motor Services Last Olympians Farewell Trips from Hull.
30-31 May:
Earls Barton Festival of Transport, Aggate Way, Earls Barton, Northamptonshire.
30-31 May: St.Albans Steam & Country Show, Oaklands College, St.Albans, Herts. 07896-555097.
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.
31 May: ** MOVED FROM 17 MAY ** Swansea Bus Museum Running and Family Fun Day, in conjunction with First Cymru.
31 May: The North West Vehicle Restoration Trust Annual Running & Open Day based from their premises at Kirkby, Liverpool.
31 May: Slough Running Day, based at Slough Bus Station, Brunel Way, c/o Amersham & District Motorbus Society.
31 May: Clacton Bus Rally & Running Day, Clacton Factory Outlet, Essex.
6-7 June: Trolley Weekend, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391
7 June: Southdown 100 Rally, Southsea Common.
7 June: Bus Rally & Agricultural Day, Churnet Valley Steam Railway, nr.Stoke on Trent.
7 June: Didcot Railway Centre Transport Rally.
7 June: Bromley Pageant of Motoring, Norman Park, Bromley, Kent.
7 June: Tyne Tees Run, Historic Commercial Vehicle Society.
7 June: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Depot 50th Anniversary. 0141-554-0544.
7 June: LT Country Bus Rally, Hertford and Stevenage.
7 June: Aston Manor Road Transport Museum, Vintage Fair, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
13 June: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone.
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.
13-14 June: "Classic London" weekend, Crich Tramway Village, featuring London trams and visiting vehicles.
13-14 June: Swinging Sixties Weekend, North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Trains, vehicles and music!
14 June: "Festival of Transport" Bus & Commercial Vehicle Show, Dover Transport Museum, Whitfield, Kent.
14 June: 46th East Coast Run, Hull (East Park) to Bridlington (Sewerby Fields).
14 June: Luton Festival of Transport, Stockwood Park, Luton, Beds. 01525-852251.
14 June: Wilts & Dorset Centenary Event, Salisbury.
14 June: Barry Festival of Transport, Hood Road, Barry. Contact Cardiff Transport Preservation Group.
14 June: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
14 June: Annual Reading Buses Family Open Day, Great Knollys Street, Reading. 0118-959-4000.
14 June: Classic Vehicle Day, Gloucester Warwickshire Railway, Toddington, Gloucestershire.
19-21 June: Royal Blue & Associated Motorways Vintage Coach Run. A recreation of the express coach route from Slough and Windsor to Salisbury, Exeter, Newquay and Penzance.
20 June; Epsom Coaches Depot Open Day, Roy Richmond Way, Epsom.
20 June; "Peak Park Prelude", a new tour operated by East Coast Regional Bus Tours in association with TM Travel, using at least 7 of their buses (Volvo B10Ms and Olympians). Pick up at Halfway Park & Ride and Chesterfield Station. Email for details.
20-21 June: Trolley Weekend,
The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391
20-21 June: Clwyd Vintage Vehicle Rally, Oswestry Showground.
20-21 June: 60s-70s Themed Weekend, Leyland Festival of the Saturday British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland, Lancs.
21 June: North Weald Bus Rally, North Weald airfield, near Epping.
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.
21 June: Glasgow West End Festival Vintage Bus Running Day, frequent free service around west end of Glasgow using buses from the GVVT collection, and a display at the Riverside Museum.
21 June: Swansea Festival of Transport.
21 June: Oxford Bus Museum, Fathers' Day. Fathers admitted free when accompanied by a paying child.
21 June: Transport Festival, Trentham Gardens, Stoke-on-Trent. 01922-643385.
21 June: Durham Vintage Bus Gathering, based at Howlands park & ride, North East Bus Preservation Trust
21 June: Fathers Day Out, The Transport Museum, Wythall.
21 June: 10th Anniversary Peak Park Preserved Bus Gathering, Rowsley South Station, Peak Rail Heritage Railway, on A6 between Bakewell and Matlock, Derbyshire.
21 June: Lewes Bus Rally, Malling Recreation Ground, Lewes, Sussex.
21 June: Scottish Vintage Bus Museum Fife Historic Vehicle Club "Festival of Historic Transport", Lathalmond, Fife. 01383-623380.
24 June: "Open All Hours", Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
26-27 June: London Transport Museum, Guided Tours at Acton Depot.
27 June: Ipswich Transport & Model Festival, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
28 June: Brooklands 70s Summer, London Bus Museum, Brooklands.
28 June: "Wings & Wheels", Speke Aerodrome Heritage Group, Liverpool.
28 June: "The Cheshire Champion". Tour around Cheshire featuring rides on a number of Leyland Vehicles. Pickup Stoke station 1130, and Crewe at 1215.
28 June: Free Museum Bus Rides Day, Manchester Museum of Transport.
28 June: Ringwood Bus Rally, Main Car Park, Ringwood, Hants. c/o Wessex Transport Society.
29 June: London's Transport Collectables Auction, Croydon Park Hotel, Altyre Rd., Croydon.
3-19 July: "The Great War - Home Front", Crich Tramway Village, re-enactors, exhibitors, lectures and educational sessions, along with period tramcars.
4 July: Yelloway Centenary at Rochdale Town Hall. A unique display of restored former Yelloway coaches and artefacts etc. Email for details.
4-5 July: Trolley Weekend, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391
4-5 July: Model Event, Isle of Wight Bus Museum, Ryde.
4-5 July: North Norfolk Railway Vintage Transport Festival & Bus Weekend at Holt Station (A148). Free Vintage Buses Holt-Sheringham. Email for details and entries
4-5 July: The Llangollen Railway Classic Transport Weekend.
4-5 July: Bus & Coach Weekend, Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, Wirksworth, Derbyshire DE4 4FB. Limited space, book in early. Free all day rail rover ticket each entry. Call 07590-992627 or Email.
4-5 July: 50th Anniversary of the Museum Site, East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft. 01502-518459.
5 July: Whitley Bay Bus Rally, The Links, Whitley Bay.
5 July: Yelloway Centenary Celebration Road Run from Manchester Museum of Transport to Bury Transport Museum, via Oldham, Rochdale and Rawtenstall. Email for details.
5 July: Keighley Bus Museum Running Day in Shipley and Baildon.
5 July: East Lancashire Bus & Commercial Vehicle Rally, Winfields, Haslingden.
5 July: Eastbourne Bus Running Day, based at Eastbourne Station.
5 July: Uncompleted Northern Line extension Walk & Study Tour. Finsbury Park to Alexandra Palace. Email for details.
11 July: "Barnett's Olympian Running Day", tour with Volvo Olympian rides from Barnetts Coaches of Hull.
11 July: Potters Bar Metroline Garage Open Day.
11-12 July: Wiston Steam Rally, Steyning, West Sussex, with gathering of Southdown buses.
12 July: Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway 8th Classic Bus Rally & Running Day, Toddington Station.
12 July: What's in Store? See behind the scenes, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
12 July: Haverhill Historic Transport Rally & Road Run, Haverhill, Suffolk.
12 July: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
12 July: Merseyside Transport Trust, Open Day.
12 July: Aston Manor Road Transport Museum, Open & Running Day, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
12 July: The 9th Annual Peterborough Bus & Commercial Vehicle Rally, Sacrewell Farm (A47/A1 junction). All buses and commercials welcome. Free entry.
12 July: West Riding Bus Group Running Day & Vehicle Rally, Heath Common, Wakefield.
13-19 July: First World War, Crich Tramway Village.
15 July: Horse Tram Day, Crich Tramway Village.
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: Alton Bristol RE and Country Pub Running Day. Hants & Surrey RE Group.
18-19 July: Fir Park Wings & Wheels, Firpark, on the A46, Lincolnshire LN8 3YL.
18-19 July: Classic Transport Weekend, Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, Wirksworth, Derbyshire DE4 4FB.
19 July: Alton Bus Rally & Running Day, Anstey Park, Alton.
19 July: Tram Sunday, Fleetwood Festival of Transport.
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.
19 July: Walsall Arboretum Transport Show, Broadway, Walsall.
20 July: "Made in Scotland", Grampian Transport Museum, Alford, Aberdeenshire.
24-25 July: London Transport Museum, Guided Tours at Acton Depot.
25 July: "Gathering preview", including twilight trolleybuses, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391
25-26 July: ** EVENT CANCELLED - SEE WEBSITE ** Western National Preservation Group Plymouth Bus & Vehicle Rally, Plymouth Hoe. Two-day event to celebrate 30th anniversary.
26 July: Plymouth Bus Rally, organised by Plymouth City Transport Preservation Group.
26 July: The Sandtoft Gathering, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391
26 July: Black Prince Buses "Welcome Home" event, 10th anniversary of closure. Based at Morley with former Black Prince buses running to Leeds, Thorpe and Gildersome. Email for timetables and more details.
26 July: Nottingham Area Bus Society Gathering & Running Day, Transport Heritage Centre, Ruddington.
26 July: Beaumanor Hall Classic Car & Transport Show, Woodhouse, Leicestershire.
26 July: Worthing Sea Front Bus Rally & Running Day, Worthing, West Sussex.
29 July: Noggin, Nosh & Natter, Commercial Transport in Preservation, The George Inn, Longbridge Deverill, near Warminster.
29 July - 2 Aug: Manx Heritage Transport Festival, Isle of Man.
31 July - 2 Aug: Gloucestershire Steam & Vintage Extravaganza, South Cerney airfield, nr.Cirencester. Includes Bedford OB 76th Anniversary.
2 Aug: Southdown Centenary Bus Rally and Model Railway Exhibition, Tinkers Park, Hadlow Down, E.Sussex. Narrow gauge railway, free parking & bus services.
2 Aug: Hebden Bridge vintage rally.
2 Aug: Trans Pennine Run, Historic Commercial Vehicle Society, from Middleton, near Manchester, to Harrogate.
2 Aug: LT Country Bus Rally, Chesham Mini Runday.
2 Aug: Thames Valley 100, centenary of bus services between Reading and Maidenhead.
2 Aug: The Provincial Society Gosport Bus Rally, Stokes Bay, Gosport, Hants.
2 Aug: Aston Manor Road Transport Museum, 3 Museums Day, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
3-9 Aug: 1940s Week, Crich Tramway Village.
7-9 Aug: The Purbeck Rally, Wareham, Dorset. All buses welcome!
8 Aug: Primrose Coaches Bus Tour, Hexham. Pick up at Newcastle Station 1100.
8-9 Aug: Military and Flying Machines, Upminster, Essex.
8-9 Aug: Croft Military & Historic Vehicle Rally, Croft Circuit, near Darlington.
8-9 Aug: Vintage Transport Weekend, Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park, Sussex.
8-9 Aug: Firle Vintage Fair, Firle Park, near Lewes, Sussex.
9 Aug: Dewsbury Bus Museum, Summer Spectacular.
9 Aug: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
9 Aug (provisional): Herne Bay Bus Rally, William Street Car Park, Herne Bay. Email for info.
9 Aug: Classic Bus Display, Locomotion (National Railway Museum, Shildon). c/o Aycliffe & District Bus Preservation Society.
9 Aug: Bristol Vintage Bus Group Avon Valley Railway Rally and Open Day based at Brislington Park & Ride.
9 Aug: Classic Car & Transport Show, Shugborough Hall, Milford, near Stafford.
14-16 Aug: Oldtimer Buses and Camperbuses, annual show at Schaan, Switzerland.
15-16 Aug: Trolley Weekend, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391
15-16 Aug: Open Weekend, Scottish Vintage Bus Museum, Lathalmond, Fife. 01383-623380.
15-16 Aug: Norwich Charity Motor Show, Royal Norfolk Showground.
16 Aug: Hemel Hempstead Running Day, based at Hemel Bus Station, c/o Amersham & District Motorbus Society.
16 Aug: Bus & Coach Running Day, Dorchester, West Country Historic Omnibus & Transport Trust, including Bere Regis book launch.
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.
17-23 Aug: Discovery Week, Crich Tramway Village, a week of discovery for all ages, focussing on the history and science of trams.
18 Aug: Horse Tram Day, Crich Tramway Village.
20 Aug: Horse Tram Day, Crich Tramway Village.
22 Aug: 'Imberbus' service, using Routemaster buses from Warminster railway station, across rarely-seen parts of Salisbury Plain. Timetable on website two weeks before the event.
22-23 Aug: Model Tram & Railway Exhibition, Crich Tramway Village.
23 Aug: Leeds City Transport Vintage Bus Running Day "2nd Loiners Return", classic Leeds buses operating free services in Leeds. Email for details.
23 Aug: Key Publishing Buses 2015 Festival, Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, Warwickshire.
23 Aug: Eastern Transport Collection Annual Rally, Old Buckenham Airfield. Email for information and timetables, or entries.
28-29 Aug: London Transport Museum, Guided Tours at Acton Depot.
29-30 Aug: "Dunsfold Wings & Wheels", Dunsfold Park, Surrey. In association with Brooklands Museum.
29-31 Aug: 'Blues & Twos' Trolley Weekend, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391
29-31 Aug: Rudgwick Steam & Country Show, The Showground, Rudgwick, W.Sussex. 01403-822378.
29-31 Aug: Hellingly Festival of Transport, Broad Farm, Hellingly, East Sussex. 01323-843202.
30 Aug: Colne Valley Railway Bus & Commercial Rally, Castle Hedingham, Essex 01787-461174.
30-31 Aug: The Big Operating Days at The Transport Museum, Wythall.
30-31 Aug: Transport Rally, Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway, Torfaen, S.Wales. 01639-720708.
31 Aug: Lytham Hall Running Day, c/o Ribble Vehicle Reservation Trust. Lytham St Annes FY8 4JX.
31 Aug: Ride a Fire Engine Day, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
31 Aug: Seaburn Historic Vehicle Display, Seaburn Recreation Ground, North East Bus Preservation Trust
2-6 Sept: Great Dorset Steam Fair, Tarrant Hinton, near Blandford Forum.
5 Sept: Camberwell Garage Open Day, Go Ahead London.
5 Sept: Chingford Royal Forest Hotel, bus display and collectors fair. Email for details.
5 Sept: Devon General Heritage Bus Display & Rides, Newton Abbot town centre 1000-1530. The Devon General Omnibus Trust.
5-6 Sept: Trams, Traffic and Work Vehicle event, Crich Tramway Village.
6 Sept: Horsham Bus Rally, Hop Oast, Horsham, West Sussex.
6 Sept: 'On The Buses' Classic Bus & Coach Day, Bewdley Station, Severn Valley Railway. Email for details.
6 Sept: Trans Lancs Transport Show, Heaton Park, with free heritage bus service to Manchester Museum of Transport.
6 Sept: Tetbury Classic Vehicle Show, Memorial Recreation Ground, Tetbury, Glos.
6 Sept: Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway Bus Rally. 01797-362353 or email
6 Sept: Autumn Road Run, Commercial Transport in Preservation.
6 Sept: Leicester Transport Heritage Trust Bus Running Day, associated with Abbey Pumping Station's "Seaside Special" event.
6 Sept: Dudley Classic Car & Transport Show, Himley Hall, nr. Dudley, West Midlands.
12 Sept: Oxford Bus Museum buses offering free rides on the streets of Oxford as part of the city's Open Doors event.
12-13 Sept: Heritage Open Days (free admission), Manchester Museum of Transport.
12-13 Sept: Vintage Transport Gathering, Bury Transport Museum / East Lancs Railway, Bolton Street Station, Bury BL9 0LN.
13 Sept: Classic Vehicle Day, Gloucester Warwickshire Railway, Toddington, Gloucestershire.
13 Sept: Merseyside Transport Trust, Annual Running Day, Liverpool.
13 Sept: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham combined with the South Yorkshire Transport Rally.
13 Sept: Bus & Coach Wales, Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre; c/o Cardiff Transport Preservation Group.
13 Sept: Blackpool Vehicle Preservation Group, Display of buses, commercials and militaries with judging. Fairhaven Lake, Lytham St Annes.
16 Sept: Horse Tram Day, Crich Tramway Village.
19 Sept: Willesden Metroline Garage Open Day.
19 Sept: Kingsbridge 7'6" wide Vintage Bus Running Day, Kingsbridge bus station, The Quay. 07990-505373.
19 Sept: East Yorkshire Big Bus Day, Streetlife Museum, Hull.
19 Sept: Museum 60th Anniversary, Crich Tramway Village.
19-20 Sept: North Norfolk Railway 1940s Weekend, with free vintage bus services Holt-Sheringham.
19-20 Sept: "Salute to the '40s Weekend". Chatham Historic Dockyard, Kent. 01634-823800.
19-20 Sept: European Trolley Weekend, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391.
19-20 Sept: Birkenhead Park Festival of Transport, Wirral.
19-20 Sept: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Doors Open Days, Bridgeton depot, Fordneuk Street, Glasgow. 0141-554-0544.
20 Sept: West Fife Doors Open Day, Scottish Vintage Bus Museum, Lathalmond, Fife.
20 Sept: SHOWBUS International, Woburn Abbey, Bedforshire.
20 Sept: Autumn Transport Show, British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland, Lancs.
20 Sept: Family Fun Day, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St., St.Helens. 01744-451681.
25-26 Sept: London Transport Museum, Guided Tours at Acton Depot.
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: Dublin Port Rally, national gathering for vintage buses and commercials in Ireland. Tours of port in preserved buses.
26-27 Sept: 130 years of Blackpool Trams.
26-27 Sept: End of Season Gala, East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft. 01502-518459.
27 Sept: Amberley Bus Show and Riders Day, Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, West Sussex. 01798-831370.
27 Sept: Potteries Connection Running Day, Gladstone Pottery Museum, Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke on Trent ST3 1PQ.
27 Sept: Open Day, Workington Transport Heritage Trust, Cumbria.
3 Oct: Theydon Bois Transport Bazaar & Vintage Bus Display, Theydon Bois Village Hall (opposite village green). No car parking at village hall. Email for details.
3 Oct: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone.
3 Oct: Classic Vehicles Day, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
3-4 Oct: "Life on the Holme Front" 1940s Weekend, Holmewood Hall, Holme, Peterborough.
3-4 Oct: Trolley Weekend, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391
4 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.
4 Oct: Amersham Running Day, based at car park adjoining Met Station, King George V Road, c/o Amersham & District Motorbus Society.
4 Oct: Oxford Bus Museum, Rally and Running Day.
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.
10-11 Oct: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Open Days, Bridgeton depot, Fordneuk Street, Glasgow. 0141-554-0544.
11 Oct: Autumn Running Day and Fleetline celebration, The Transport Museum, Wythall.
11 Oct: Canvey Island Transport Museum (formerly known as Castle Point) Open Day, Point Rd., Canvey Island, Essex. 01268-684272.
11 Oct: Road Transport Event, Great Central Railway (North), Transport Heritage Centre, Ruddington.
11 Oct: Yorkshire Dales Vintage Bus & Coach Running Day, Skipton. Aire Valley Transport Group.
11 Oct: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
11 Oct: Model Transport Show, British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland, Lancs.
15-18 Oct: Autocars Anciens de France, four-day classic bus tour around Alsace.
17 Oct: Wheels by Lamplight, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
17-18 Oct: Isle of Wight Beer & Buses Weekend.
18 Oct: Isle of Axholme Running Day, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391
18 Oct: Aston Manor Road Transport Museum, Event Day, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
18 Oct: Free Museum Bus Rides Day, Manchester Museum of Transport.
18 Oct: TransportFest 2015, London Bus Museum, Brooklands.
18 Oct: Oxford Bus Museum, last day of free vintage bus rides.
24 Oct: The Provincial Society Annual Indoor Transport Fair, Portchester Parish Hall PO16 9PY.
25 Oct: Keighley Bus Museum Nocturnal event in Bradford.
25 Oct: Swansea Bus Museum Running Day.
25 Oct: Bristol Vintage Bus Group Mini Running Day from Brislington.
26-31 Oct: Starlight Specials, Crich Tramway Village, evening trams and lights through the week.
30-31 Oct: London Transport Museum, Guided Tours at Acton Depot.
31 Oct: Twilight Trolleybuses, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391.
31 Oct: London's Transport Collectables Auction, Croydon Park Hotel, Altyre Rd., Croydon.
31 Oct: Halloween Event, East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft. 01502-518459.
31 Oct: Samuel Ledgard Society 11th Annual Transport Collectors Fair, Pudsey Civic Hall, Dawson's Corner, 10am to 4pm. 0113-236-3695 or Email.
1 Nov: Open Day. Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum, Lincoln.
1 Nov: Bluebell Railway, Southdown bus service 20 re-creation from Brighton to Sheffield Park via Lewes, Sussex.
1 Nov: End of Season Trolley Day, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391.
7 Nov: Barnet Transport Fair, Christ Church Hall, St. Albans Road, High Barnet EN5 4LA. Email for details.
8 Nov: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
14 Nov: LOTS Autumn Transport Spectacular, RAF Museum, Colindale, London NW9, 1030-1530. Email for inquiries and stand bookings.
15 Nov: Dewsbury Bus Museum, Autumn Open Day.
15 Nov: 50th Anniversary Day, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
27-28 Nov: London Transport Museum, Guided Tours at Acton Depot.
28 Nov: Epsom & Ewell Transport Fair, Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell, KT17 1UF. 07932-812268.
29 Nov: Aston Manor Road Transport Museum, Collectors' Day, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
5 Dec: The Christmas Cracker, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
5 Dec: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone.
5-6 Dec: Christmas Cracker & collectors' fair, Manchester Museum of Transport.
6 Dec: Oxford Bus Museum, Santa's Bus Grotto.
12 Dec: Routemasters on the 159, 10th Anniversary event.
12-13 Dec: Aston Manor Road Transport Museum, Christmas Fair, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
12-13 Dec: Oxford Bus Museum, Santa's Bus Grotto, free rides.
12-13 Dec: Santa Special Weekend, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St., St.Helens. 01744-451681.
13 Dec: Oxford Bus Museum, Santa's Bus Grotto.
13 Dec: Santa Special, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St., St.Helens. 01744-451681.
13 Dec: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
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.


Events Diary 2016

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1 Jan: Newbury Ice Breaker Running Day, free trips on former Newbury & District and Thames Valley routes.
2 Apr: South East Bus Festival, Kent Showground, Detling.
17 Apr: Penzance VR Revival and Vintage Bus Running Day.


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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