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Last updated 17 November 2017

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

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


Events Diary 2017

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28 Jan: Chinese New Year Celebration, Wirral Transport Museum, Birkenhead, with genuine Hong Kong trams!
28-29 Jan: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours 'Winter Gold' Operating Weekend.
1 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.
18 Feb: Buses by Night, Aldridge Transport Museum, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
19 Feb: Tramway Opening Day, Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester.
19 Feb: Swansea Historic Vehicle Register Autojumble at Swansea Bus Museum.
24 Feb: Night at the Museum, Wirral Transport Museum.
25-26 Feb: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours 'Winter Gold' Operating Weekend and models at the Lyric Hotel.
26 Feb: Swansea Bus Museum Running Day. Free trips on nostalgic routes.
5 Mar: Cosham Spring Transport Fair, Community Centre, Wootton Street, Cosham, Portsmouth PO6 3AP. 1000-1530, £1.50. Stalls, refreshments, model displays and free bus trips. Email for details.
5 Mar: Spring Running Day, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St., St.Helens.
18 Mar: Epsom & Ewell Transport Fair, Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell KT17 1UF. Details from Julian Bowden, 21 Forde Avenue, Bromley,BR1 3EU (SAE please). Tel 07932-812268.
19 Mar: NX Historic Society and YWBC Model Fayre, West Midlands Travel Social Club, Wheelers Lane, Birmingham B13 0ST. 1000-1500, £1 entrance, refreshments. Free shuttle bus from Kings Heath.
25-26 Mar: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours March 'Winter Gold' Operating Weekend.
26 Mar: Museum Reopening Day, Grampian Transport Museum, Alford, Aberdeenshire.
26 Mar: Models in the Museum, Aldridge Transport Museum, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
2 Apr: 50 Years of the Manchester Transport Museum Society, Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester.
9 Apr: "Locals Day", Heaton Park Tramway welcomes folk who live nearby.
9 Apr: 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.
15 Apr: Wirral Transport Museum Easter Egg Hunt.
15-16 Apr: Easter Egg Hunt, East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft. 01502-518459.
15-17 Apr: "Eggstram", Easter Opening Days, Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester.
15-17 Apr: Easter Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
15-17 Apr: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours 'Easter Gold' Operating Weekend.
16 Apr: Transport Festival, Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum, Lincoln.
16 Apr: Penzance Vintage Bus Running Day. Free vintage bus services in West Cornwall.
16 Apr: Merseyside Transport Trust Port Panorama Running Day.
16 Apr: Easter Egg Hunt, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St., St.Helens.
16-17 Apr: Weston Park Transport Show, Weston Park, Shropshire. 01922-643385.
16-17 Apr: Easter Bank Holiday Open Weekend, The Transport Museum, Wythall.
17 Apr: Bank Holiday Easter Egg Trail, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
17 Apr: Wirral Transport Museum Easter Egg Hunt.
18-27 Apr: Vintage Bus Display in the exhibition hall at Locomotion (National Railway Museum, Shildon, County Durham). c/o Aycliffe & District Bus Preservation Society.
22 Apr: Bus & Rail Event, Quorn & Woodhouse Station Yard, Leicestershire, 1000-1700. Vintage bus rides from Quorn Station, vehicle display and transport sale stalls.
22 Apr: Volunteer Taster Day, Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester.
22-23 Apr: London Transport Museum, "Secrets of the Underground", Open Weekend at Acton Depot.
22-23 Apr: Sandbach Transport Festival, Cheshire.
22-23 Apr: Colne Valley Railway Vintage Vehicle Weekend, Castle Hedingham, Essex 01787-461174.
23 Apr: Road Transport Event, Great Central Railway (North), Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre, Ruddington.
23 Apr: Amberley Bus Riders Day, Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, West Sussex.
23 Apr: Vintage Bus Day, Mid-Norfolk Railway, Dereham, Norfolk NR19 1DF.
23 Apr: Classic & Vintage Ford Day, British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland, Lancs.
23 Apr: Spring Running Day, Aldridge Transport Museum, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
23 Apr: Teesside Vintage Bus Running Day organised by The 500 Group, based at Middlesbrough's Transporter Bridge. Email for details or phone 01642-317039.
28 Apr - 1 May: Abbey Hill Steam Rally, Yeovil.
29-30 Apr: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours May Day Bank Holiday Operating Weekend.
29 Apr - 1 May: May Day Bank Holiday Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
30 Apr: LT Country Bus Rally, East Grinstead.
30 Apr: Catton Hall Classic Car & Transport Show, near Lichfield.
30 Apr: Blackpool Vehicle Preservation Group Rally, Jubilee Gardens, North Promenade, Cleveleys.
30 Apr: Keighley Bus Museum Open Day featuring rear-engined buses.
30 Apr: Classic Vehicle Rally & Country Fayre, Earsham Hall, Bungay, NR35 2AN. 1000-1700, Tel 07599-935113. £5, under 16s free.
30 Apr: North East Bus & Coach Show, Newcastle Quayside.
30 Apr - 1 May: May Bank Holiday Operating Days, The Transport Museum, Wythall.
3 May: Samuel Ledgard Society Transport Film Show Evening by Yorkshire Film Archive, 7:30 at Grove Centre, New Street, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 4BH. Admission £3. Phone 0113-236-3695 or Email.
6 May: South Shields Model Bus Show, Salvation Army Hall, Wawn Street, South Shields NE33 4EB. 0191-378-2128.
7 May: Thanet Road Run.
7 May: Ipswich to Felixstowe Historic Vehicle Run, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
7 May: North West Transport Show, British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland, Lancs.
13-14 May: Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
13-14 May: "Mid-May 40s Weekend", East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft. 01502-518459.
14 May: Nottingham Heritage Vehicles Charity Open Day, Portland Road, Hucknall.
14 May: Swansea Bus Museum Early Summer Running Day, featuring 103rd anniversary of South Wales Transport with free trips around the area.
14 May: Basingstoke Festival of Transport & Autojumble, War Memorial Park.
14 May: West Riding Bus Group Scarborough BusFest and Running Day, Scarborough seafront, including 110 years of Plaxton. Supporting RNLI.
19 May: Merseyside Transport Trust Liverpool LightNight, regular services around Liverpool City Centre.
20-21 May: MRX Model Railway Show, Manchester Museum of Transport.
20-21 May: Haworth 1940s Weekend, free vintage bus service operated by Aire Valley Transport Group.
21 May: South Wales Classic Car Show, Cardiff. Buses welcome!
21 May: Isle of Wight Festival of Transport, c/o Isle of Wight Steam Railway.
21 May: Staines Running Day, c/o Amersham & District Motorbus Society.
27 May: Wirral Transport Museum Teddy Bears Day Out.
27 May: Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire Bus Rally & Depot Open Day, Carlisle Willowholme Depot, Willow Holme Road, CA2 5RT. 1000-1600.
27-28 May: AEC Society Rally Newark Showground, Notts. Including "The Bedford Gathering", Bedford Enthusiasts Club.
27-29 May: Spring Bank Holiday Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
27-29 May: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours Spring Bank Holiday Gold Operating Weekend.
28 May: 7th Morecambe Bay Running Day, Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust. Morecambe Promenade.
28 May: Tilford Bus & Coach Rally, Rural Life Centre, Reeds Road, Tilford, Surrey. 0208-398-4624.
28 May: Bus Running & Aviation Day, Hooton Park Trust hangars, M53 Junc.6, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, 10am to 4pm, free entry. Email John Nolan or phone 0151-639-4929.
28-29 May: Ragley Hall Transport Show, Alcester, Warwickshire.
28-29 May: Spring Bank Holiday Operating Days, The Transport Museum, Wythall.
28-29 May: Family Fun Day, Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester.
29 May: Annual Bus Rally, Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Quainton. BRING YOUR BUSES! Contact Louis Richards on 01296-655720.
3-4 June: St.Albans Steam & Country Show, Oaklands College, St.Albans, Herts. 07896-555097.
3-4 June: Woolpit Steam, Warren Farm, Wetherden, Suffolk IP14 3JX.
4 June: Tyne Tees Run, Historic Commercial Vehicle Society.
4 June: Didcot Railway Centre Transport Rally.
4 June: Autokarna and Crowd Pullers Motor Show including Nottingham Heritage Vehicles Charity bus & commercial vehicle rally, Wollaton Park, Nottingham. Email to book a vehicle.
4 June: LT Country Bus Rally, Hertford.
4 June: The North West Vehicle Restoration Trust Annual Running & Open Day based from their premises at Kirkby, Liverpool.
10-11 June: Fir Park Free Show, Firpark, on the A46, Lincolnshire LN8 3YL.
11 June: "The Southsea Spectacular", Southsea Common, Portsmouth.
11 June: Barry Festival of Transport. Vehicle display at Barry Island, depot open day and bus runnings. Park & Ride provided. Cardiff Transport Preservation Group.
11 June: Alf Tunstall Bus Rally & Agricultural Day, Churnet Valley Steam Railway, nr.Stoke on Trent.
11 June: 49th East Coast Run, Hull (East Park) to Bridlington (Sewerby cliff top car park) for vehicles over 15 years old. Transport stalls at Sewarby. Email for details.
16-18 June: Royal Blue & Associated Motorways Vintage Coach Run. A recreation of an express coach route.
17-18 June: Weekend Trolleydays, featuring the 1940s on the Saturday, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
17-18 June: Country Fair & Classic Vehicle Show, Kent Life Heritage Farm Park, Sandling, Maidstone.
18 June: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Swansea Festival of Transport, Swansea City Centre.
18 June: Swansea Bus Museum Fathers' Day Running Event. Free trips on nostalgic routes. Visiting vehicles welcome.
18 June: Durham Vintage Bus Gathering, based at Howlands park & ride, North East Bus Preservation Trust
18 June: "Ridgeway Roundabout" (Henley to Quainton), Historic Commercial Vehicle Society.
18 June: Scottish Vintage Bus Museum Fife Historic Vehicle Club "Festival of Historic Transport", Lathalmond, Fife. 01383-623380.
18 June: Transport Festival, Trentham Gardens, Stoke-on-Trent. 01922-643385.
18 June: "Dad's Day Out", East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft. 01502-518459.
18 June: "Driver for a Father", Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester.
18 June: Fathers Day Out, The Transport Museum, Wythall.
24 June: Ipswich Transport & Model Festival, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
24-25 June: Shetland Commercial Vehicle Show, Cunninsburgh Show Field, Shetland. 01595-830220.
24-25 June: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours Starr Gate Running Operating Weekend + Totally Models.
25 June: Cressing Classics 2017, Classic, Retro, Car & Bike Show, Cressing Temple Barns, Witham Road, Braintree, Essex.
25 June: Sunday Service by the Black Prince Heritage Fleet. Free services on all the former Black Prince routes through Morley. Email for details.
1 July: Chiswick Transport Collectors Fair, Chiswick Town Hall.
1-2 July: The Llangollen Railway Classic Transport Weekend.
1-2 July: North Norfolk Railway Vintage Transport Festival & 1960s Weekend at Holt Station (A148). Free Vintage Buses Holt-Sheringham.
1-2 July: Worldwide Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
2 July: Annual Reading Buses Family Open Day, Great Knollys Street, Reading. 0118-959-4000.
2 July: Uncompleted Northern Line extension Walk & Study Tour. Finsbury Park to Alexandra Palace. Booking essential. Email for details.
2 July: Tramtastic Day Out, Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester.
2 July: Keighley Bus Museum Running Day in Saltaire, Shipley and Baildon.
7 July: Fleur-de-Lys Thornes Park Gathering, Horbury Road, Wakefield.
8 July: Lancashire Model Bus & Transport Show, Independent Methodist Church, Netherfield Rd., Nelson BB9 9AW.
8 July: Open Day at Arriva Southern Counties Northfleet depot, 1200-1700.
8 July: Black Prince Morley "Shophopper" Circular. Free Route 424 service in conjunction with the community gala event at East Ardsley. Email for details.
8-9 July: Eastern Coach Works 30th Anniversary Weekend, East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft. 01502-518459.
8-9 July: "Race for Life" Open Days, Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester.
9 July: West Riding Bus Group Running Day & Vehicle Rally, Heath Common, Wakefield.
9 July: Leatherhead Running Day, c/o Amersham & District Motorbus Society.
9 July: Nottingham Heritage Vehicles Charity Open Day, Portland Road, Hucknall.
9 July: Leyland Society Gathering Old Warden Aerodrome, Biggleswade, Beds.
9 July: Darwen Transport Museum Trust display of vehicles at Winfields, Haslingden and free vintage buses to the East Lancashire Railway at Rawtenstall. 01254-761167.
9 July: Haverhill Historic Transport Rally & Road Run, Haverhill, Suffolk.
9 July: Merseyside Transport Trust Annual Open Day at Burscough.
9 July: Aldridge Transport Museum, Open & Running Day, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
15 July: Alton Bristol RE and Country Pub Running Day. Hants & Surrey RE Group.
15 July: Saxilby Gala, Memorial Field, Saxilby, Lincolnshire.
15 July: Wirral Transport Museum 80 years since the end of Birkenhead Tramways.
15 July: Ebbw Vale Classic Bus & Family Fun Day, Ebbw Vale town centre 1000-1500.
15 July: Oswestry Classic & Vintage Transport Rally, British Ironwork Centre, Whitehall, Aston, Oswestry. 01691-610952.
15-16 July: London Transport Weekend, Epping Ongar Railway.
15-16 July: Classic Transport Weekend, Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, Wirksworth, Derbyshire DE4 4FB.
16 July: Whitley Bay Bus Rally, The Links, Whitley Bay.
16 July: Nottingham Area Bus Society Gathering & Running Day, Transport Heritage Centre, Ruddington.
16 July: Tram Sunday, Fleetwood Festival of Transport.
16 July: LT Country Bus Rally, Sevenoaks.
16 July: Walsall Arboretum Transport Show, Broadway, Walsall.
22 July: Free heritage local bus services from Boston Bus Station. Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum, Lincoln.
22 July: Potters Bar Metroline Garage Open & Running Day.
22-23 July: "Sixties Fest", North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Trains, vehicles and music!
23 July: South Yorkshire Transport Trust, Grand Door Opening at their new premises at Eastwood, Rotherham.
23 July: Big Burnley Bus Bash, Queensgate depot, Burnley 1000-1600.
29-30 July: The First "North East Festival of Transport" on Sunderland's sea front.
30 July: Worthing Sea Front Bus Gathering & Running Day, Worthing, West Sussex.
30 July: Beaumanor Hall Classic Car & Transport Show, Woodhouse, Leicestershire.
5-6 Aug: Weald of Kent Steam Rally, Woodchurch, Kent.
11-13 Aug: The Purbeck Rally, Wareham, Dorset. All buses welcome!
12 Aug: Pensnett Garage Charity Open Day, National Express West Midlands.
12-13 Aug: Firle Vintage Summer Fair, Firle Place, near Lewes, East Sussex.
12-13 Aug: Military and Flying Machines, Maldon, Essex.
13 Aug: Vintage Bus Running Day, Top o' Town, Dorchester, West Country Historic Omnibus & Transport Trust. Includes new Southern National book launch.
13 Aug: Bournemouth Route 11 recreation, Bournemouth Travel Interchange - Pier - Boscombe - Hengistbury Head, using 1950 Leyand Titan KEL 133. Fare-paying service.
13 Aug:
Norwich Bus Bash, Heritage bus rides and Depot Open Day. First Norfolk & Suffolk, Roundtree Way.
13 Aug: Vintage Bus Display with stalls and bus rides, Locomotion (National Railway Museum, Shildon, County Durham). c/o Aycliffe & District Bus Preservation Society.
13 Aug: Dundee Museum of Transport, Dundee Motor Show, Baxter Park.
18-20 Aug: Oldtimer Buses and Camperbuses, annual show at Meiringen, Switzerland.
19 Aug: Metroline Willesden Garage Open Day.
19-20 Aug: Blues & Twos Weekend, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
20 Aug: The Leeds Running Day - Classic Connections linking classic Leeds locations. More details via the "Contact us" form on our website.
26 Aug: 'Imberbus', a half-hourly Routemaster service from Warminster railway station, across rarely-seen parts of Salisbury Plain. Timetable on website at least 2 weeks before the event.
26-28 Aug: Rudgwick Steam & Country Show, The Showground, Rudgwick, W.Sussex. 01403-822378.
26-28 Aug: Fir Park Wings & Wheels Show, Firpark, on the A46, Lincolnshire LN8 3YL.
26-28 Aug: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours August Bank Holiday Operating Weekend.
27 Aug: Sheffield Bus Running Day, Abbeydale Road Tesco, Sheffield S7 2QB.
27 Aug: Bournemouth Route 11 recreation, Bournemouth Travel Interchange - Pier - Boscombe - Hengistbury Head, using 1950 Leyand Titan KEL 133. Fare-paying service.
27 Aug:
Colne Valley Railway Bus & Commercial Rally, Castle Hedingham, Essex.
27-28 Aug: August Bank Holiday Operating Days at The Transport Museum, Wythall.
27-28 Aug: Classic Transport Show, Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway, Torfaen, S.Wales. 01639-720708.
28 Aug: Vintage Bus Charity Running Day on Seaford & District Route 124 between Eastbourne and Lewes.
28 Aug: Seaburn Historic Vehicle Display, Seaburn Recreation Ground, North East Bus Preservation Trust
28 Aug: Lytham Hall Running Day, Lytham St Annes FY8 4JX c/o Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust.
28 Aug: Ride a Fire Engine Day, Ipswich Transport Museum.
2-3 Sept: "Vintage by the Sea", Morecambe. Free bus services organised by the Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust.
2-3 Sept: Free vintage bus tours from/to Medway Model Railway Show, Fort Pitt Grammar School, Fort Pitt Hill, Chatham, Kent ME4 6TJ.
3 Sept; Horsham Bus Rally, Hop Oast Park & Ride.
3 Sept: Dudley Classic Car & Transport Show, Himley Hall, nr. Dudley, West Midlands.
3 Sept: Leicester Transport Heritage Trust Bus Running Day at Birstall Park & Ride.
3 Sept: Tetbury Classic Vehicle Show, Memorial Recreation Ground, Tetbury, Glos.
3 Sept: Brentford Festival & Transport Display. All vehicle types and stallholders welcome, application forms here. Route 657 running every 20 mins.
3 Sept: Trans Lancs Transport Show, joint event by Heaton Park Tramway, and the Manchester Museum of Transport with free heritage buses between the two.
9 Sept: Chingford Royal Forest Hotel, bus display and collectors fair. Email for details.
9 Sept: East Lancashire Municipal Bus Rally, Cathedral Square, Blackburn. Free vintage bus rides between Blackburn and Darwen. Vehicles particpate by invitation only due to space limits. 01254-761167
9 Sept: East Kent 101 Vintage Bus Day, Walmer Green. 07434-951985.
9-10 Sept: Northampton Heritage Weekend with former Corporation buses running on two routes around the town. Email for details.
9-10 Sept: Coventry Heritage Weekend, Timetabled City Tours using vehicles from Roger Burdett's Collection & visiting vehicles. Phone 07889-214236 or email for details.
9-10 Sept: Aldridge Transport Museum, Heritage Open Days (Free entry!), Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
9-10 Sept: Heritage Open Days (free admission), Manchester Museum of Transport.
9-10 Sept: Southampton Heritage Open Days, Free bus rides as part of city-wide event.
10 Sept: "Green & Red Rover" Epping Ongar Railway special bus running day, featuring 1960s / 70s buses and a few unexpected visitors.
10 Sept: Classic Vehicle Day, Gloucester Warwickshire Railway, Toddington, Gloucestershire.
10 Sept Crosville Bus & Steam Rally, Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare.
10 Sept: Merseyside Transport Trust Annual Running Day, services around south Liverpool.
10 Sept: Blackpool Vehicle Preservation Group, Display of buses, commercials and militaries with judging. South Promenade, Lytham St Annes.
10 Sept: The Atkinson Gathering, British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland, Lancs.
10 Sept: Bus & Coach Wales, Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre, Vehicle Display and Running Day; c/o Cardiff Transport Preservation Group.
16 Sept: Kingsbridge 7'6" wide Vintage Bus Running Days, Kingsbridge bus station, The Quay. 07990-505373.
16 Sept: Trolleyday, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
16 Sept: Wirral Transport Museum 60 years since Liverpool's last tram.
16-17 Sept: North Norfolk Railway 1940s Weekend.
17 Sept: Trolleyday, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
17 Sept: Family Fun Day, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St., St.Helens. 01744-451681.
17 Sept: Vintage Transport Gathering, Bury Transport Museum / East Lancs Railway, Bolton Street Station, Bury BL9 0LN.
17 Sept: End of Season Transport Show, British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland, Lancs.
23 Sept: Lothian Buses Doors Open Day, Central Depot, Annandale Street, Edinburgh. Includes a heritage bus service.
23-24 Sept: Weekend Trolleydays & Steam Rally, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
23-24 Sept: Trolleybus Weekend, East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft. 01502-518459.
23-24 Sept: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours Tramway Anniversary Spectacular.
23-24 Sept: Kettering Vintage Rally and Steam Fayre, Cranford, Northants.
24 Sept: Amberley Autumn Bus Show and Running Day, Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, West Sussex. 01798-831370.
24 Sept: Potteries Connection Running Day & First Potteries Open Day, based at Gladstone Pottery Museum, Stoke on Trent 1000-1630. Tel 07774-546100 or Email for details.
30 Sept: Red & White Day, Old Ferry Inn, Beachley, Gloucestershire. 07929-940958.
30 Sept: Delaine Heritage Running Day, buses running every 30 minutes between Bourne and Stamford.
1 Oct: Nottingham Heritage Vehicles Charity Open Day, Portland Road, Hucknall.Free entrance, free rides.
1 Oct: Heritage Bus Rally at the Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington, North Yorkshire in association with Thornes Independent Coachways.
1 Oct: Amersham and High Wycombe Running Day, c/o Amersham & District Motorbus Society.
1 Oct: Warminster Vintage Bus Running Day 1000-1700, town centre.
1 Oct: Bluebell Railway Vintage Bus Running Day, based at Sheffield Park and East Grinstead stations, Sussex.
7 Oct: Pennine Buses return around Skipton.
7 Oct: Classic Vehicles Day, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
8 Oct: Yorkshire Dales Vintage Bus & Coach Running Day, Skipton. Aire Valley Transport Group.
8 Oct: Running Day on London Route 11.
8 Oct: Canvey Island Transport Museum Open Day, Point Rd., Canvey Island, Essex. 01268-684272.
8 Oct: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
8 Oct: Autumn Running Day and Birmingham buses birthday, The Transport Museum, Wythall.
14 Oct: Theydon Bois Transport Bazaar & Vintage Bus Display, Theydon Bois Village Hall (opposite village green). No car parking at village hall. Email for details.
14 Oct: 13th Annual Samuel Ledgard Society Transport Collectors' Fair and Running Day marking the 50th Anniversary of last day of Samuel Ledgard buses. Pudsey Civic Hall, near Leeds 1000-1700. Details from Barry Rennison 0113-236-3695 or email.
15 Oct: Samuel Ledgard Buses 50th Anniversary Running Day at Otley and Ilkley. Aire Valley Transport Group jointly with Samuel Ledgard Society.
15 Oct: Aldridge Transport Museum, Autumn Leaves Running Day, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
15 Oct: Trolleyday + Isle of Axholme Running Day & Rally, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
15 Oct: "Sprat & Winkle Run", Sevenoaks to Hastings, Historic Commercial Vehicle Society.
21 Oct: The Provincial Society Annual Indoor Transport Fair, Portchester Parish Hall PO16 9PY.
21 Oct: Wheels by Lamplight, Ipswich Transport Museum.
21-22 Oct: "1960s Weekend", Greater Manchester's Buses from the 1960s, Manchester Museum of Transport.
28 Oct: Auction of London's Transport Collectables, Croydon Park Hotel, Altyre Rd., Croydon. 01737-237505.
28 Oct: Halloween Event, East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft. 01502-518459.
28 Oct: Twilight Running Day, The Transport Museum, Wythall.
28-29 Oct: Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
28-30 Oct: Dun Laoghaire Harbour Rally, Ireland's largest gathering of veteran & vintage buses, truck and military vehicles.
29 Oct: Autumn Heritage Bus Running Day, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St., St.Helens. 01744-451681.
29 Oct: Swansea Bus Museum End of Season Running Day. Free trips on nostalgic routes.
29 Oct: Keighley Bus Museum Open Day and Twilight Running Day.
29 Oct: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Nocturnal Heart of the Pennines Rally, Piece Hall, Halifax. Aire Valley Transport Group.
29 Oct: Autumn Running Day, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St., St.Helens. Celebrating 30 years at Hall Street.
30 Oct - 5 Nov: Winter Festival, Crich Tramway Village.
30 Oct - 9 Nov: Vintage Bus Display in the exhibition hall at Locomotion (National Railway Museum, Shildon, County Durham). c/o Aycliffe & District Bus Preservation Society.
2 Nov: "Transport of Delight", 60 Years of Bradford Trolleybuses. A pie and pea supper with talk and presentation by Robin Kitson & Gary Wilkinson. 7:45 at Farsley Liberal Club, Leeds LS28 5DH. Phone 0113-257031 or email.
4 Nov: Aldenham Transport Spectacular, Allum Hall, Allum Lane, Elstree.
4 Nov: "The Midlands Montage", enthusiasts visit to various bus depots in the East Midlands and Yorkshire. Pickup 1030 at The Penny Black pub behind Sheffield Interchange.
5 Nov: Open Day. Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum, Lincoln.
5 Nov: "The North Hykeham Express", enthusiast visit to the Lincoln Vintage Bus Rally, pickups in Leeds and Sheffield.
12 Nov: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
12 Nov: Cosham Autumn Transport Fair, Community Centre, Wootton Street, Cosham, Portsmouth PO6 3AP. 1000-1530. Adult admission £1.50. Stalls, refreshments, model displays and free bus trips. Model display. Email for details.
18 Nov: Enfield Transport Bazaar, St.Paul's Centre, 102 Church St., Enfield. 2 minutes walk from Enfield Chase Station and 10 mins from Enfield Town. 1100-1430, £3, limited car parking. Email for details.
18 Nov: Twilight & After Dark Trolleyday, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
18 Nov: "The Wirral Wanderer", enthusiast visit to various bus depots around Cheshire, Merseyside and the Wirral. Pickup 1030 at Liverpool Lime Street station.
18 Nov: Wirral Transport Museum "Pirate's Day"!
18 Nov: Northampton Transport Fair", Abington Church Rooms, Park Avenue North, Northampton NN3 2HT. 1030-1530, refreshments available. Stagecoach bus 16 stops outside.
10 Nov: "The Glover's Gander", Enthusiast visit to Glover's and Mason's of Ashbounre. Pickup from Ashbourne bus station 1130. £10 payable on the day, no need to pre-book. Email for details.
19 Nov: Dewsbury Bus Museum, Autumn Open Day, Ravensthorpe.
19 Nov: Aldridge Transport Museum, Collectors' Fair, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
19 Nov: Classic Buses & Coaches, Ipswich Transport Museum.
24-25 Nov: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
25 Nov: "The North Eastern Explorer", Enthusiast visit to Gillingham's of Annfield Plain. Pickup from Durham railway station 1030. £10 payable on the day, no need to pre-book. Email for details.
25 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.
25-26 Nov: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours 'Winter Gold' Operating Weekend.
2 Dec: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone ME16 8RG.
2 Dec: Swansea Bus Museum Santa Special. Vintage bus trips to the place where Santa lives and hands out presents!
2 Dec: Ensignbus Vintage Bus Running Day, three routes serving Gravesend, Bluewater, Lakeside, Upminster, Grays, Brentwood & Shenfield.
2-3 Dec: The Christmas Cracker Transport Collectors' Market, Manchester Museum of Transport.
3 Dec: The Christmas Cracker, Ipswich Transport Museum.
3 Dec: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Busfest by Night, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire 1300-1900.
9 Dec: Swansea Bus Museum Santa Special. Vintage bus trips to the place where Santa lives and hands out presents!
9 Dec: 12th Anniversary of Routemasters leaving Route 159. Routemaster Association private road run (not available to passengers).
9 Dec: "The Bullocks Xmas Cracker", enthusiast visit to Ralph Bullock Coaches of Cheadle. Pickup Stockport station 1030.
10 Dec: South Yorkshire Transport Trust, Pre-Hiberation Open Day at Eastwood, Rotherham.
10 Dec: Oxford Bus Museum, Santa's Bus Grotto and vintage bus rides.
10 Dec: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
16 Dec: Wirral Transport Museum Santa Special.
16 Dec: Swansea Bus Museum Santa Special. Vintage bus trips to the place where Santa lives and hands out presents!
16-17 Dec: Santa Special Weekend, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St., St.Helens. 01744-451681.
17 Dec: Oxford Bus Museum, Santa's Bus Grotto and vintage bus rides.
25 Dec: Black Prince Christmas Running Day, free X51 service from Morley Tingley Mills to Leeds city and hospitals. Email for details.
30 Dec: 20 years of Nu-Venture in the Medway Towns, bus running day.
30 Dec: Mid Sussex Christmas Transport Fair, Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 3DN. Details from Julian Bowden, 21 Forde Avenue, Bromley,BR1 3EU (SAE please). Tel 07932-812268.

Events Diary 2018

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1 Jan: Oxford Bus Museum, New Year's Day vintage bus Running Day on three different routes: Oxford Parkway, Witney & Woodstock, plus sales stalls.
1 Jan: King Alfred mini Running Day, three King Alfred buses providing free vintage services around Winchester 1000-1600. 01737-823436.
1 Jan: 2nd Coventry Running Day and Bus Fayre in conjunction with Bus & Coach Preservation magazine, at Butts Arena 1000-1600. Visiting vehicles (static or running) welcome. For entries phone Roger Burdett 07889-214236 or email here.
6 Jan: Chiswick Transport Collectors Fair, Chiswick Town Hall.
6 Jan: The Salt End Skipper, Ellie Rose Coaches of Hull hosting an enthusiast running day. Pick up at 1045 from Hull Truck Theatre.
13 Jan: 23rd Annual Railway / Bus Collectors Fair, Pudsey Civic Hall, near Leeds, 1000-1500. Tel Barry Rennison at 0113-236-3695 or email for details.
14 Jan: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
20 Jan: Model Bus & Railway Exhibition, The Crossing Church, Newcastle Avenue, Worksop, Notts, 10am to 4pm. Displays and trade stalls. Contact 01909-281566.
26 Jan: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
3 Feb: The 2 Way Specialty, depot visit and running day at 2 Way Transport, Scunthorpe. Pickup 1030 from outside Scunthorpe railway station.
11 Feb: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
13 Feb: Bus Slide show at 1900, Wellingborough Museum, Castle Way, Wellingborough NN8 1XB. Email for details.
17 Feb: Enfield Transport Bazaar, St.Paul's Centre, 102 Church St., Enfield. 2 minutes walk from Enfield Chase Station and 10 minutes from Enfield Town Stn. 1100-1430, £3, very limited car parking. Email for details.
17 Feb: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone ME16 8RG.
17 Feb: Auction of London's Transport Collectables, Croydon Park Hotel, Altyre Rd., Croydon. 01737-237505.
23-24 Feb: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
24 Feb: Shoreham Transport Fair, The Shoreham Centre, Pond Road, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5WU.
11 Mar: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
11 Mar: Dewsbury Bus Museum, Open Day and Spring Transport Fair.
18 Mar: Retrobus - The Bristol VRT, Running Day from Winchester Broadway.
23-24 Mar: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
24 Mar: Twilight Vintage Buses, Running Evening around Oxford City Centre, Oxford Bus Museum.
24-25 Mar: Spring Spectacular Transport Collectors' Market, Manchester Museum of Transport.
25 Mar: Bristol Vintage Bus Group Spring Mini Running Day, based at Flowers Hill, Brislington.
25 Mar: Gillingham (Dorset) Gathering, Commercial Transport in Preservation.
31 Mar - 1 Apr: Kirkby Stephen & Brough Easter Commercial Vehicle Rally and Running Days. Stalls and displays at Kirkby Stephen Town Centre, East Station yard and Brough.
1 Apr: Easter Chick Hunt, Oxford Bus Museum. Free rides.
1-2 Apr: Medway Festival of Steam & Transport, Chatham Historic Dockyard, Kent. 01634-823800
1-2 Apr: World War II - Home Front, Crich Tramway Village.
2 Apr: Oxford Bus Museum Bus Running Day with regular services to Oxford Parkway, Witney and Woodstock.
5-8 Apr: Great North Steam Fair, Beamish, County Durham.
7 Apr: South East Bus Festival, Celebrating 60 years of the Leyland Atlantean. Kent Showground, Detling.
7 Apr: Enfield Transport Bazaar, St.Paul's Centre, 102 Church St., Enfield. 2 minutes walk from Enfield Chase Station and 10 minutes from Enfield Town Stn. 1100-1430, £3, very limited car parking. Email for details.
8 Apr: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
14 Apr: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone ME16 8RG.
15 Apr: Spring Bus & Coach Gathering, London Bus Museum, Brooklands, Surrey.
21-22 Apr: Wellingborough Bus Rally, Wellingborough Museum. 1000-1600 both days, free entry, rides, stalls, refreshments. Email for details.
22 Apr: Spring Road Run, Warminster to Crockerton, Commercial Transport in Preservation.
22 Apr: National "Drive it" Day, Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs.
27-28 Apr: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
28 Apr: National Welsh 40th Anniversary, recreation of express coach routes Cheltenham to Cardiff and Cardiff to Barry.
28 Apr: Irish Transport Heritage Bus & Coach Rally, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Cultra, County Down.
28-29 Apr: UK Coach Rally, Blackpool Promenade.
29 Apr: Depot Running Day Cardiff Transport Preservation Group, travel around the area by classic bus.
4-7 May: Llandudno Transport Festival, Bodafon Fields, Llandudno, North Wales.
5 May: Theydon Bois Transport Bazaar & Vintage Bus Display, Theydon Bois Village Hall (opposite village green). No car parking at village hall. Email for details.
5-6 May: Magnificent Motors, Eastbourne seafront, East Sussex. 01323-415415.
5-7 May: Rushden Cavalcade of Transport & Country Fair, Rushden, Northants.
6 May: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Depot Open Sunday. 0141-554-0544.
6 May: Abingdon Air & Country Show, Abingdon Airfield (Dalton Barracks), Oxfordshire.
6 May: Annual London to Brighton Run, Historic Commercial Vehicle Society.
6-7 May: "Beer and Bands", Crich Tramway Village, Matlock, Derbyshire.
7 May: King Alfred Running Day, vintage bus services on routes in and around Winchester operated by Friends of King Alfred Buses and visiting vehicles. 01737-823436.
7 May: Oxford Bus Museum, Bank Holiday Free Vintage Buses to Oxford Parkway, Witney and Woodstock.
12-13 May: "Travel through Time" at the Faversham Transport Weekend, Faversham, Kent.
13 May: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Bus & Coach Running Day from Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
13 May: Chippenham Vintage Bus Rally & Running Day. See website for details and application forms.
19 May: Auto Extravaganza, Rotary Club, Leek, Staffs, Heakley Hall Farm, Norton Green, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 8PW.
19 May: Wales on Wheels 2018. National Waterfront Museum and Dylan Thomas Square, Swansea.
20 May: Fenland BusFest, Whittlesey Market Place, Cambridgeshire, with free buses to Peterborough, Thorney, Ramsey, March & Chatteris.
19-20 May: "Rydabus", Island Buses Running Day based at Isle of Wight Bus & Coach Museum, Ryde.
20 May: Annual Hastings Trolleybus Society Show, The Oval, Hastings.
20 May: Scottish Vintage Bus Museum Bus Running Day, Lathalmond, Fife. 01383-623380.
25-26 May: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
26 May - 3 June: "Beside the Seaside" week, Crich Tramway Village will be transformed into a resort, complete with buckets and spades!
28 May: Oxford Bus Museum, Bank Holiday Free Vintage Buses to Oxford Parkway, Witney and Woodstock.
1-3 June: Vintage Transport Meeting, Beale Park, Pangbourne, Reading. Bring your buses! Email for details.
3 June: Dundee Museum of Transport, Bus & Coach Sunday.
3 June: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Depot Open Sunday. 0141-554-0544.
9 June: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone ME16 8RG.
10 June: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, with models exhibition.
10 June: Luton Festival of Transport, Stockwood Park, Luton, Beds. 01525-852251.
13 June: Horse Tram Day, Crich Tramway Village.
16-17 June: Clwyd Vintage Vehicle Rally, Oswestry Showground.
17 June: Bromley Pageant of Motoring, Norman Park, Bromley, Kent.
17 June: Oxford Bus Museum, Fathers' Day event with free bus rides.
17 June: Fathers' Day Event, Crich Tramway Village.
17 June: Peak Park Preserved Bus Gathering, Rowsley South Station, Peak Rail Heritage Railway, on A6 between Bakewell and Matlock, Derbyshire.
22-23 June: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
23 June:Husbands Bosworth Festival, Bosworth Hall Park, Leicestershire.
23-24 June: The Original Bloxham Rally, 50th Show, Banbury, Oxfordshire.
24 June: Basildon Bus Rally, Barleylands Farm Park, Billericay. 10am to 4pm. Free entry, free parking and free bus rides.
24 June: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust West End Festival Running Day. Free vintage bus services on circular route in the West End 1130-1730. Based on Riverside Museum of Transport and supported by Glasgow's museums service "Glasgow Life".
24 June: Brooklands Summer Event, London Bus Museum, Brooklands.
24 June: Kent & East Sussex Railway Bus Rally.
1 July: Auction of London's Transport Collectables, Croydon Park Hotel, Altyre Rd., Croydon. 01737-237505.
1 July: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Depot Open Sunday. 0141-554-0544.
1 July: Eastbourne Classic Bus Running Day, based at the railway station. Facebook link.
1 July: Bus & Coach Rally, Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, Wirksworth, Derbyshire DE4 4FB. Call 07590-992627 or Email.
7 July: Bournemouth Bus Rally & Running Day, Kings Park. Email for details.
7-8 July: Wiston Steam Rally, Steyning, West Sussex.
8 July: 11th Classic Bus Rally & Running Day, Gloucester Warwickshire Railway, Toddington Station, Gloucestershire.
8 July: Hemel Hempstead Running Day featuring "Green RT 70" 1948-2018, c/o Amersham & District Motorbus Society.
8 July: The 11th Annual Peterborough Bus & Commercial Vehicle Rally, Sacrewell Farm (A47/A1 junction). All buses and commercials welcome. Free entry.
8 July: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
14-15 July: Edwardian Weekend, Crich Tramway Village.
15 July: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours, Fleetwood "Tram Sunday".
15 July: Alton Bus Rally & Running Day, Anstey Park, Alton. Free entry and free bus services. Around 150 buses & coaches expected & large display of other vehicles.
25 July: Noggin, Nosh & Natter, Commercial Transport in Preservation, The George Inn, Longbridge Deverill, near Warminster.
25-29 July: Manx Heritage Transport Festival, Isle of Man.
27-28 July: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
28 July: Sandtoft Gathering preview, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
29 July: The Sandtoft Gathering, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
29 July: Ingatestone Hall Classic Car Show, Ingatestone, near Chelmsford, Essex CM4 9NR.
29 July: Oxford Bus Museum, Vintage Transport Festival celebrating express coach services through Oxfordshire during the 1960s. Running Day with visiting buses and frequent services.
30 July: Horse Tram Day, Crich Tramway Village.
3-5 Aug: Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza, South Cerney airfield, nr.Cirencester.
4-5 Aug: Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend, Calder Holmes Park HX7 8EE.
5 Aug: Tinkers Park Bus Rally, Hadlow Down, Uckfield, E.Sussex TN22 4HS.
5 Aug: Trans Pennine Run, Historic Commercial Vehicle Society, from Middleton, near Manchester, to Harrogate.
5 Aug: The Provincial Society Gosport Bus Rally, Stokes Bay, Gosport, Hants.
6 Aug: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Family & Community Fun Day, Bridgeton Bus Garage.
11-12 Aug: World War II - Home Front Weekend, Crich Tramway Village.
12 Aug: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
12 Aug: Dewsbury Bus Museum, Summer Spectacular, The Mill Outlet, Batley.
13-17 Aug: Discovery Week, Crich Tramway Village, a week of discovery for all ages, focusing on the history and science of trams.
14 Aug: Horse Tram Day, Crich Tramway Village.
18-19 Aug: Open Weekend, Scottish Vintage Bus Museum, Lathalmond, Fife. 01383-623380.
18-19 Aug: Model Tram and Railway Exhibition, Crich Tramway Village.
19 Aug: Key Publishing Buses Festival 2018, British Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire.
23-27 Aug: Great Dorset Steam Fair, Tarrant Hinton, near Blandford Forum.
24-25 Aug: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
25-26 Aug: "Dunsfold Wings & Wheels", Dunsfold Park, Surrey.
25-26 Aug: Plymouth Bus Weekend 2018. Stalls, static display and bus trips on the Saturday. Rally and running day with stalls and free bus trips in conjunction with Plym Valley Railway on the Sunday. Location to be confirmed.
25-27 Aug: Reading Trolleybus closure 50th Anniversary Weekend, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
25-27 Aug: Hellingly Festival of Transport, Broad Farm, Hellingly, East Sussex. 01323-843202.
26-27 Aug: Classic Transport Gathering, Crich Tramway Village.
27 Aug: Oxford Bus Museum, Free Vintage Buses to Witney and Woodstock every 30 minutes.
2 Sept: Autumn Road Run, to/from Salisbury Livestock Market, Commercial Transport in Preservation.
2 Sept: Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway Bus Rally. 01797-362353 or email
2 Sept: "On the Buses", Vintage Buses on display, Bewdley Station, Severn Valley Railway.
2 Sept: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Depot Open Sunday. 0141-554-0544.
6 Sept: Horse Tram Day, Crich Tramway Village.
8 Sept: Oxford Bus Museum buses offering free rides on the streets of Oxford as part of the city's Open Doors event.
9 Sept: "Birmingham Bus Bash", Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham.
9 Sept: South Yorkshire Transport Rally & Open Day at South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
15 Sept: King Alfred Twilight Running Day. Free bus services on authentic King Alfred routes around Winchester in the afternoon and evening. 01737-823436.
15-16 Sept: "Salute to the '40s Weekend". Chatham Historic Dockyard, Kent. 01634-823800.
22 Sept: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
22-23 Sept: The Footman James Sywell Classic Pistons & Props motoring festival, Sywell Aerodrome, Northants.
30 Sept: SHOWBUS International, Donington Park, Leicestershire.
6 Oct: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone ME16 8RG.
6 Oct: Steampunk Day, Crich Tramway Village.
6-7 Oct: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Annual Open Weekend. 0141-554-0544.
7 Oct: Wirral Bus & Tram Show, Taylor Street Transport Museum, Birkenhead, Merseyside. 1000-1600. All vehicles welcome. Email John Nolan or phone 0151-639-4929.
13 Oct: Theydon Bois Transport Bazaar & Vintage Bus Display, Theydon Bois Village Hall (opposite village green). No car parking at village hall. Email for details.
13-14 Oct: Isle of Wight Beer & Buses Weekend, based at the Isle of Wight Bus Museum, Ryde and also Newport Quay, Newport.
14 Oct: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
20-21 Oct: Classic GeMs event. Rare survivors of Greater Manchester's distinctive traditional buses. Manchester Museum of Transport.
21 Oct: TransportFest 2018, London Bus Museum, Brooklands.
26-27 Oct: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
27 Oct: 14th Annual Samuel Ledgard Society Transport Collectors' Fair, Pudsey Civic Hall, near Leeds 1000-1500. Details from Barry Rennison 0113-236-3695 or email.
27 Oct: Auction of London's Transport Collectables, Croydon Park Hotel, Altyre Rd., Croydon. 01737-237505.
28 Oct: Bristol Vintage Bus Group Autumn Mini Running Day based at Flowers Hill, Brislington.
29 Oct - 3 Nov: Starlight Spectacular, Crich Tramway Village.
11 Nov: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
17 Nov: Enfield Transport Bazaar, St.Paul's Centre, 102 Church St., Enfield. 2 minutes walk from Enfield Chase Station and 10 minutes from Enfield Town Stn. 1100-1430, £3, very limited car parking. Email for details.
18 Nov: Dewsbury Bus Museum, Autumn Open Day, Ravensthorpe.
23-24 Nov: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
1 Dec: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone ME16 8RG.
1-2 Dec: The Christmas Cracker Transport Collectors' Market, Manchester Museum of Transport.
9 Dec: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
22 Dec: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
28 Dec: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.


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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