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VICTORIA COACH STATION 85TH ANNIVERSARY 10-12 MARCH 2017

On 10-12 March 2017 London's iconic Victoria Coach Station will be celebrating its 85th birthday with a three-day Coach Festival featuring vehicles from every decade since the grand opening on 10th March 1932. The Festival will showcase coaches, artefacts and presentations on the history of coach travel in Britain. There will be stalls from current operators, as well as a number of competitions raising money for Transport for London's chosen charity - The Transport Benevolent Fund. The most modern coaches will be on display and available for inspection and boarding, alongside preserved vehicles dating from the late 1920s to the 1990s.

Thames Valley & Great Western Omnibus Trust is assisting TfL in organising the event by encouraging the owners of preserved coaches to bring their vehicles to this iconic and nostalgic setting to celebrate its 85th Anniversary. Vehicles on display will be parked in Lanes 1-4 at the eastern end of the coach departure area and nearest to the main passenger entrance and facilities. The display area will be cordoned off from the operational area to allow free circulation of the public around the preserved coaches.

If you have a coach that was originally operated by one of the principal express coach companies or might possibly have been 'on-hire' to one of these companies at peak holiday weekends, please bring your vehicle to the gathering. You can find an entry form on the TV&GWOT website here or you can email Colin Billington for more information.

Last updated 16 January 2017

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 2017

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1 Jan: King Alfred mini Running Day, three King Alfred buses providing free vintage services around Winchester 1000-1600. 01737-823436.
1 Jan: Oxford Bus Museum, New Year's holiday open day with free rides.
2 Jan: Coventry Running Day in conjunction with Presbus at Butts Arena. Vehicle entries via Roger Burdett 07889-214236 or email here.
7 Jan: "Ralph's Roundup", enthusiast visit and Running Day at Ralph Bullocks of Cheadle. Pickup 1030 Stockport railway station. No need to book.
7 Jan: Chiswick Transport Collectors Fair, Chiswick Town Hall.
8 Jan: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
14 Jan: 22nd Annual Railway / Bus Collectors Fair, Pudsey Civic Hall 1000-1500. Tel Barry Rennison at 0113-236-3695 or email for details.
27-28 Jan: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
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.
4 Feb: "The Stotts Superstars", enthusiast visit to E.Stotts & Sons, Milnsbridge featuring several of their buses, and Coach Travel Services of Huddersfield. Pickup 1030 at Huddersfield railway station.
11 Feb: Enfield Transport Bazaar, St.Paul's Centre, 102 Church St., Enfield. 2 minutes walk from Enfield Chase Stn and 10 minutes from Enfield Town Stn. Email for details.
11 Feb: "Somerset Yard Bash", visit to several coach depots in North Somerset using a Centurian Coaches 1985 Bedford YMT.
11 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.
12 Feb: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
14 Feb: Bus Slide show at 1930, Wellingborough Museum, Castle Way, Wellingborough NN8 1XB.
18 Feb: Buses by Night, Aldridge Transport Museum, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
18 Feb: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone ME16 8RG.
19 Feb: Tramway Opening Day, Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester.
19 Feb: Swansea Historic Vehicle Register Autojumble.
24 Feb: Night at the Museum, Wirral Transport Museum.
24-25 Feb: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
25 Feb: Shoreham Transport Fair, The Shoreham Centre, Pond Road, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5WU.
25 Feb: "The Banbury Bard" enthusiast tour using three Olympians touring Cotswold region, pick ups Morton-in-Marsh 0900 and 1120.
25 Feb: Auction of London's Transport Collectables, Croydon Park Hotel, Altyre Rd., Croydon. 01737-237505.
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.
26 Feb: Gillingham (Dorset) Gathering, Commercial Transport in Preservation.
4 Mar: "The Bishop Buccaneer", enthusiast visit featuring trips from the fleet of Garnetts Coaches, Bishop Auckland. Pickup 1045 Darlington railway station.
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.
10-12 Mar: Victoria Coach Station 85th Anniversary Coach Festival.
12 Mar: Dewsbury Bus Museum, Open Day and Spring Transport Fair.
12 Mar: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
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: Front Entrance Bus Running Day from Winchester Broadway.
19 Mar: ** DATE MOVED FROM 26 MARCH ** Exeter Bus Station Farewell, free heritage bus Running Day and display to mark final closure of the city's Paris Street bus & coach station.
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.
24-25 Mar: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
25 Mar: Twilight Vintage Buses, Running Evening around Oxford City Centre, Oxford Bus Museum.
25-26 Mar: Spring Transport Festival and collectors' fair, Manchester Museum of Transport.
25-26 Mar: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours March 'Winter Gold' Operating Weekend.
26 Mar: Oxford Bus Museum, Mothers' Day. Free admission for mothers accompanied by a paying child.
26 Apr: Museum Reopening Day, Grampian Transport Museum, Alford, Aberdeenshire.
26 Mar: Models in the Museum, Aldridge Transport Museum, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
26 Mar: ** DATE MOVED TO 19 MARCH ** Exeter Bus Station Farewell, free heritage bus Running Day and display to mark final closure of the city's Paris Street bus & coach station.
1 Apr: South East Bus Festival, Kent Showground, Detling.
2 Apr: 50 Years of the Manchester Transport Museum Society, Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester.
2 Apr: Spring Road Run, Warminster to Crockerton, Commercial Transport in Preservation.
2 Apr: Hemel Hempstead & Tring Running Day, c/o Amersham & District Motorbus Society.
6-9 Apr: Great North Steam Fair, Beamish, County Durham.
8 Apr: Enfield Transport Bazaar, St.Paul's Centre, 102 Church St., Enfield. 2 minutes walk from Enfield Chase Stn and 10 minutes from Enfield Town Stn. Email for details.
8 Apr: "The North Western Hopper", all-day enthusiast trip to Aintree Coachlines and Hilton Coaches. Pickup 0930 at Newton-le-Willows railway station.
9 Apr: Spring Bus & Coach Gathering (formerly the Cobham Rally), London Bus Museum, Brooklands, Surrey.
9 Apr: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
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: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone ME16 8RG.
15 Apr: Wirral Transport Museum Easter Egg Hunt.
15-16 Apr: Kirkby Stephen & Brough Easter Commercial Vehicle Rally and Running Days. Stalls and displays at Kirkby Stephen Town Centre, East Station yard and Brough.
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: 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 Apr: Easter Chick Hunt, Oxford Bus Museum. Free rides.
16-17 Apr: World War II - Home Front, Crich Tramway Village.
16-17 Apr: Medway Festival of Steam & Transport, Chatham Historic Dockyard, Kent. 01634-823800
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: Oxford Bus Museum Bus Running Day with visiting vehicles and regular services to Oxford Parkway, Witney and Woodstock.
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: Irish Transport Heritage Bus & Coach Rally, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Cultra, County Down.
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: Sandbach Transport Festival, Cheshire.
22-23 Apr: Wellingborough Bus Rally, Wellingborough Museum.
22-23 Apr: Colne Valley Railway Vintage Vehicle Weekend, Castle Hedingham, Essex 01787-461174.
23 Apr: National "Drive it" Day, Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs.
23 Apr: Amberley Bus Riders Day, Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, West Sussex.
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.
28-29 Apr: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
28 Apr - 1 May: Llandudno Transport Festival, Bodafon Fields, Llandudno, North Wales.
28 Apr - 1 May: Abbey Hill Steam Rally, Yeovil.
29-30 Apr: ** DATE MOVED TO 6-7 MAY ** UK Coach Rally, Blackpool Promenade.
29-30 Apr: Magnificent Motors, Eastbourne seafront, East Sussex. 01323-415415.
29-30 Apr: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours May Day Bank Holiday Operating Weekend.
29 Apr - 1 May: Rushden Cavalcade of Transport & Country Fair, Rushden, Northants.
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: North East Bus & Coach Show, location to be advised.
30 Apr - 1 May: May Bank Holiday Operating Days, The Transport Museum, Wythall.
1 May: Oxford Bus Museum, Free Vintage Buses to Witney.
1 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.
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: Theydon Bois Transport Bazaar & Vintage Bus Display, Theydon Bois Village Hall (opposite village green). No car parking at village hall. Email for details.
6 May: Wales on Wheels 2017. National Waterfront Museum and Dylan Thomas Square, Swansea.
6-7 May: ** MOVED FROM 29-30 APRIL ** UK Coach Rally, Blackpool Promenade.
7 May: Annual London to Brighton Run, Historic Commercial Vehicle Society.
7 May: Depot Running Day Cardiff Transport Preservation Group, travel around the Vale of Glamorgan by classic bus.
7 May: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Depot Open Sunday. 0141-554-0544.
7 May: North West Transport Show, British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland, Lancs.
11 May: Horse Tram Day, Crich Tramway Village.
13-14 May: "Travel through Time" at the Faversham Transport Weekend, Faversham, Kent.
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: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Bus & Coach Running Day from Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
14 May: Abingdon Air & Country Show, Abingdon Airfield (Dalton Barracks), Oxfordshire.
14 May: Taunton Vintage Bus Display & Running Day, Somerset.
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 May: Auto Extravaganza, Rotary Club, Leek, Staffs, Heakley Hall Farm, Norton Green, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 8PW.
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.
20-21 May: "Rydabus", Island Buses Running Day based at Isle of Wight Bus & Coach Museum, Ryde.
21 May: Scottish Vintage Bus Museum Bus Running Day, Lathalmond, Fife. 01383-623380.
21 May: South Wales Classic Car Show, Cardiff. Buses welcome!
21 May: Fenland BusFest, Whittlesey Market Place and Thorney Museum, Cambridgeshire, with free buses to the Fenland Classic Car Show at Ramsey.
21 May: Annual Hastings Trolleybus Society Show, The Oval, Hastings.
21 May: Chippenham Bus Rally & Running Day, The Wharf Bus Station, Chippenham. Featuring buses from fleets that have operated to the town. 07746-412555 or email for details.
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.
26-27 May: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
27 May: Wirral Transport Museum Teddy Bears Day Out.
27-28 May: AEC Society Rally Newark Showground, Notts.
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.
27 May - 4 June: "Beside the Seaside" week, Crich Tramway Village will be transformed into a resort, complete with buckets and spades!
28 May: 7th Morecambe Bay Running Day, Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust. Morecambe Promenade.
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 May: Dundee Museum of Transport, Bus & Coach Sunday.
28-29 May: Ragley Hall Transport Show, Alcester, Warwickshire.
28 May: Tilford Bus & Coach Rally, Rural Life Centre, Reeds Road, Tilford, Surrey. 0208-398-4624.
28-29 May: Spring Bank Holiday Operating Days, The Transport Museum, Wythall.
28-29 May: Family Fun Day, Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester.
29 May: Oxford Bus Museum, Free Vintage Buses to Oxford Parkway.
29 May: Annual Bus Rally, Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Quainton.
3-4 June: St.Albans Steam & Country Show, Oaklands College, St.Albans, Herts. 07896-555097.
4 June: Tyne Tees Run, Historic Commercial Vehicle Society.
4 June: Didcot Railway Centre Transport Rally.
4 June: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Depot Open Sunday. 0141-554-0544.
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 June: Bournemouth Bus Rally & Running Day, Kings Park. Email for details.
10-11 June: Fir Park Free Show, Firpark, on the A46, Lincolnshire LN8 3YL.
11 June: "The Southsea Spectacular", Southsea Common, Portsmouth.
11 June (Provisional): Luton Festival of Transport, Stockwood Park, Luton, Beds. 01525-852251.
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: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, with models exhibition.
16-18 June: Royal Blue & Associated Motorways Vintage Coach Run. A recreation of an express coach route.
17 June: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone ME16 8RG.
17-18 June: Weekend Trolleydays, featuring the 1940s on the Saturday, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
18 June: Swansea Festival of Transport, Swansea City Centre.
18 June: Bromley Pageant of Motoring, Norman Park, Bromley, Kent.
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: Horse Tram Day, Crich Tramway Village.
18 June: Oxford Bus Museum, Fathers' Day. Free entry for Dads with a paying child.
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.
18 June: Peak Park Preserved Bus Gathering, Rowsley South Station, Peak Rail Heritage Railway, on A6 between Bakewell and Matlock, Derbyshire.
23-24 June: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
24 June: Auction of London's Transport Collectables, Croydon Park Hotel, Altyre Rd., Croydon. 01737-237505.
24 June: Ringwood Armed Forces Day, The Bickerley, Ringwood.
24-25 June: HCVS Members National Rally & The Original Bloxham Rally, Banbury, Oxfordshire.
24-25 June: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours Starr Gate Running Operating Weekend + Totally Models.
25 June: Brooklands Summer Event, London Bus Museum, Brooklands.
25 June: Basildon Bus Rally, Barleylands Farm Park, Billericay. "The most family-friendly bus rally in Britain".
25 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".
1 July: Retired Drivers' Day, Crich Tramway Village.
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: Bus & Coach Rally, Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, Wirksworth, Derbyshire DE4 4FB. Call 07590-992627 or Email.
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: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Depot Open Sunday. 0141-554-0544.
2 July: LT Country Bus Rally, Eastbourne.
8-9 July: Wiston Steam Rally, Steyning, West Sussex.
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: The 10th Annual Peterborough Bus & Commercial Vehicle Rally, Sacrewell Farm (A47/A1 junction). All buses and commercials welcome. Free entry.
9 July: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
9 July: 10th Classic Bus Rally & Running Day, Gloucester Warwickshire Railway, Toddington Station, Gloucestershire.
9 July: Haverhill Historic Transport Rally & Road Run, Haverhill, Suffolk.
9 July: Merseyside Transport Trust Annual Open Day at Burscough.
15 July: Alton Bristol RE and Country Pub Running Day. Hants & Surrey RE Group.
15 July: Wirral Transport Museum 80 years since the end of Birkenhead Tramways.
15 July: Oswestry Classic & Vintage Transport Rally, British Ironwork Centre, Whitehall, Aston, Oswestry. 01691-610952.
15-16 July: Edwardian Event, Crich Tramway Village.
15-16 July: Classic Transport Weekend, Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, Wirksworth, Derbyshire DE4 4FB.
15-16 July: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours, Fleetwood "Tram Sunday" Operating Weekend.
16 July: Tram Sunday, Fleetwood Festival of Transport.
16 July: LT Country Bus Rally, Sevenoaks.
16 July: Walsall Arboretum Transport Show, Broadway, Walsall.
16 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.
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.
26 July: Noggin, Nosh & Natter, Commercial Transport in Preservation, The George Inn, Longbridge Deverill, near Warminster.
26-30 July: Manx Heritage Transport Festival, Isle of Man.
28-29 July: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
29 July: Sandtoft Gathering preview, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
30 July: The Sandtoft Gathering, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
30 July: Worthing Sea Front Bus Gathering & Running Day, Worthing, West Sussex.
30 July: Beaumanor Hall Classic Car & Transport Show, Woodhouse, Leicestershire.
30 July: Oxford Bus Museum, Vintage Transport Festival celebrating 50 years. Vehicle Rally & Bus Running Day at Oxford Parkway station, with visiting buses and frequent services.
31 July: Horse Tram Day, Crich Tramway Village.
4-6 Aug: Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza, South Cerney airfield, nr.Cirencester.
5-6 Aug: Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend, Calder Holmes Park HX7 8EE.
6 Aug: Trans Pennine Run, Historic Commercial Vehicle Society, from Middleton, near Manchester, to Harrogate.
6 Aug: Tinkers Park Bus Rally, Hadlow Down, Uckfield, E.Sussex TN22 4HS.
6 Aug: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Depot Open Sunday. 0141-554-0544.
6 Aug: The Provincial Society Gosport Bus Rally, Stokes Bay, Gosport, Hants.
11-13 Aug: The Purbeck Rally, Wareham, Dorset. All buses welcome!
12-13 Aug: World War II - Home Front, Crich Tramway Village.
12-13 Aug: Military and Flying Machines, Maldon, Essex.
13 Aug: Dewsbury Bus Museum, Summer Spectacular, The Mill Outlet, Batley.
13 Aug: Vintage Bus Running Day, Top o' Town, Dorchester, West Country Historic Omnibus & Transport Trust.
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.
13 Aug: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
18-20 Aug: Oldtimer Buses and Camperbuses, annual show at Meiringen, Switzerland.
19-20 Aug: Model Tram and Railway Exhibition, Crich Tramway Village.
19-20 Aug: Blues & Twos Weekend, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
19-20 Aug: Open Weekend, Scottish Vintage Bus Museum, Lathalmond, Fife. 01383-623380.
20 Aug: Leeds Classic Bus Runday. Heritage buses operating a network of 5 routes around Leeds adjacent to the bus station. Email for details.
20 Aug: Key Publishing Buses 2017 Festival, Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, Warwickshire.
21-27 Aug: Discovery Week, Crich Tramway Village, a week of discovery for all ages, focusing on the history and science of trams.
22 Aug: Horse Tram Day, Crich Tramway Village.
24-28 Aug: Great Dorset Steam Fair, Tarrant Hinton, near Blandford Forum.
25-26 Aug: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
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.
26-27 Aug: "Dunsfold Wings & Wheels", Dunsfold Park, Surrey.
26-28 Aug: Rudgwick Steam & Country Show, The Showground, Rudgwick, W.Sussex. 01403-822378.
26-28 Aug: Big City Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
26-28 Aug: Fir Park Wings & Wheels Show, Firpark, on the A46, Lincolnshire LN8 3YL.
26-28 Aug: Hellingly Festival of Transport, Broad Farm, Hellingly, East Sussex. 01323-843202.
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: Colne Valley Railway Bus & Commercial Rally, Castle Hedingham, Essex.
27-28 Aug: Classic Transport Gathering, Crich Tramway Village.
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: Oxford Bus Museum, Free Vintage Buses to Witney.
28 Aug (provisional): Lytham Hall Running Day, Lytham St Annes FY8 4JX c/o Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust.
31 Aug: Horse Tram Day, Crich Tramway Village.
3 Sept: Autumn Road Run, to/from Salisbury Livestock Market, Commercial Transport in Preservation.
3 Sept: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Depot Open Sunday. 0141-554-0544.
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: 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: Oxford Bus Museum buses offering free rides on the streets of Oxford as part of the city's Open Doors event.
9 Sept: Chingford Royal Forest Hotel, bus display and collectors fair. Email for details.
9 Sept: East Kent 101 Vintage Bus Day, Walmer Green. 07434-951985.
9 Sept: Winchester Heritage Open Day. King Alfred free twilight bus services 1600-2100. 01737-823436.
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 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: "On the Buses", Vintage Buses on display, Bewdley Station, Severn Valley Railway.
10 Sept: Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway Bus Rally. 01797-362353 or email
10 Sept: South Yorkshire Transport Rally and Open Day at South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
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: Wirral Transport Museum 60 years since Liverpool's last tram.
16-17 Sept: "Salute to the '40s Weekend". Chatham Historic Dockyard, Kent. 01634-823800.
16 Sept: Trolleyday, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
17 Sept: Trolleyday & Vintage Coach Rally, 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: SHOWBUS International, Donington Park, Leicestershire.
17 Sept: End of Season Transport Show, British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland, Lancs.
23-24 Sept: The Footman James Sywell Classic Pistons & Props motoring festival, Sywell Aerodrome, Northants.
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.
24 Sept: Amberley Autumn Bus Show and Running Day, Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, West Sussex. 01798-831370.
29-30 Sept: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
1 Oct: Warminster Vintage Bus Running Day 1000-1700, town centre.
1 Oct: Wirral Bus & Tram Show, Taylor Street Transport Museum, Birkenhead, Merseyside. 1000-1600. All vehicles welcome. Email John Nolan or phone 0151-639-4929.
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: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone ME16 8RG.
7-8 Oct: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Annual Open Weekend. 0141-554-0544.
8 Oct: Yorkshire Dales Vintage Bus & Coach Running Day, Skipton. Aire Valley Transport Group.
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.
14-15 Oct: Isle of Wight Beer & Buses Weekend, based at the Isle of Wight Bus Museum, Ryde and also Newport Quay, Newport.
15 Oct: Samuel Ledgard Buses 50th Anniversary Running Day at Otley and Ilkley. Aire Valley Transport Group jointly with Samuel Ledgard Society.
15 Oct: Trolleyday + Isle of Axholme Running Day & Rally, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
21-22 Oct: "1960s Weekend", Greater Manchester's Buses from the 1960s, Manchester Museum of Transport.
22 Oct: TransportFest 2017, London Bus Museum, Brooklands.
23-29 Oct: Starlight Spectacular, Crich Tramway Village.
27-28 Oct: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
28 Oct: Auction of London's Transport Collectables, Croydon Park Hotel, Altyre Rd., Croydon. 01737-237505.
28 Oct: Twilight Running Day, The Transport Museum, Wythall.
28-29 Oct: Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
29 Oct: Halloween Event, East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft. 01502-518459.
29 Oct: Nocturnal Heart of the Pennines Rally, Piece Hall, Halifax. Aire Valley Transport Group.
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.
4 Nov: Enfield Transport Bazaar, St.Paul's Centre, 102 Church St., Enfield. 2 minutes walk from Enfield Chase Stn and 10 minutes from Enfield Town Stn. Email for details.
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: Twilight & After Dark Trolleyday, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
18 Nov: Wirral Transport Museum "Pirate's Day"!
19 Nov: Dewsbury Bus Museum, Autumn Open Day, Ravensthorpe.
24-25 Nov: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
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.
2-3 Dec: The Christmas Cracker, Manchester Museum of Transport.
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.
16-17 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.
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.

Past Events from 2016

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( If you have 2017 dates for these events please let me know. Thanks. )

13 Feb: Barnet Transport Fair, Christ Church Hall, St. Albans Road, High Barnet EN5 4LA. Email for details.
20 Mar: Aston Manor Road Transport Museum, Spring Collectors' Fair at the Museum, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
26-27 Mar: Weston-Super-Mare Pageant of Transport, Beach Lawns, Weston, Somerset.
27 Mar: Open Day. Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum, Lincoln.
28 Mar: Bank Holiday Easter Egg Trail, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
3 Apr: Bristol Vintage Bus Group Spring Mini Running Day, based at Flowers Hill, Brislington.
3 Apr: Open Day & Model Collectors Fair, Workington Transport Heritage Trust, The Old Fire Station, King St. CA14 4DR Cumbria.
10 Apr: Bus & Coach Day, British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland, Lancs.
23-24 Apr: London Transport Museum, Open Weekend at Acton Depot.
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: Road Transport Event, Great Central Railway (North), Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre, Ruddington.
1 May: Thanet Road Run.
1 May: Classic Vehicle Rally & Country Fayre, Earsham Hall, Bungay, NR35 2AN. 1000-1700, Tel 07599-935113. Free entry for under 16s.
1 May: Ipswich to Felixstowe Historic Vehicle Run, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
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.
21-22 May: The Bedford Gathering, Bedford Enthusiasts Club, Vauxhall Motors Club, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.
22 May: Potteries Transport Rally & Running Day, Britannia Stadium, Stoke on Trent ST4 4EG.
22 May: Swansea Bus Museum Running Day based at the Museum, Langdon Road, Swansea. Email for details.
28 May: Stagecoach Cumbria & N.Lancashire Open Day and Rally, White Lund Depot, Whitegate, Morecambe.
29 May: The Bus Collection at Alford Open Day, 1100-1600 free entry via the Grampian Transport Museum. Email for details.
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 June: Stephensons of Essex Olympian Running Day, Rochford, Essex. Olympians scheduled for Bury St Edmunds / Haverhill / Newmarket routes.
5 June: "Festival of Transport" Bus & Commercial Vehicle Show, Dover Transport Museum, Whitfield, Kent.
5 June: East Midlands Bus & Commercial Vehicle Rally, Wollaton Park, Nottingham, presented by Nottingham Heritage Vehicles.
5 June: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** 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: Clacton Bus Rally & Running Day, Clacton Factory Outlet, Essex.
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.
18 June: Leyland Festival, British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland, Lancs.
18-19 June: Clwyd Vintage Vehicle Rally, Oswestry Showground.
19 June: Durham Vintage Bus Gathering, based at Howlands park & ride, North East Bus Preservation Trust
25 June:Husbands Bosworth Festival, Bosworth Hall Park, Leicestershire.
25 June: Ipswich Transport & Model Festival, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
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: Leyland 120 Gathering, British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland, Lancs.
9 July: Lancashire Model Bus & Transport Show, Independent Methodist Church, Netherfield Rd., Nelson BB9 9AW.
9-10 July: Classic Vehicles Weekend, North Yorkshire Moors Railway.
10 July: East Lancashire Bus & Commercial Vehicle Rally, Winfields, Haslingden.
10 July: Aston Manor Road Transport Museum, Open & Running Day, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
16 July: Saxilby Gala, St Andrews Community Centre, Saxilby, Lincolnshire. 07775-959662 or email.
16 July: Ebbw Vale Classic Bus & Family Fun Day, Ebbw Vale town centre 1000-1500.
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: Devon Coastal Safety Run & Rally, Mill Marsh Park, Bovey Tracey.
17 July: Whitley Bay Bus Rally, The Links, Whitley Bay.
17 July: Nottingham Area Bus Society Gathering & Running Day, Transport Heritage Centre, Ruddington.
23 July: Bricks by Road & Rail. Gathering of preserved buses and commercials associated with brickmaking in Bedfordshire and the surrounding area. The Forest Centre, Station Road, Marston Moretaine, Beds. MK43 0PS.
23 July: "Londoner Live", event arranged by Visions International held at Stagecoach's West Ham Garage.
23 July: Free RT services on London routes 69 & 262, operated by Ensignbus. Timetable here.
31 July: Bristol Vintage Bus Group Rally & Running Day in collaboration with Avon Valley Railway, based at Brislington Park & Ride.
31 July: Built in Workington Buses Day, Workington Transport Heritage Trust.
6-7 Aug: Weald of Kent Steam Rally, Woodchurch, Kent.
6-7 Aug: Croft Military & Historic Vehicle Rally, Croft Circuit, near Darlington.
7 Aug: ** CHANGE OF DATE ** Oxted & Westerham Running Day, c/o Amersham & District Motorbus Society.
13-14 Aug: Vintage Transport Weekend, Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park, Sussex.
13-14 Aug: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Norwich Charity Motor Show, Royal Norfolk Showground.
14 Aug: Nottingham Bus Museum Project, Storage Depot Open Day, Portland Road, Hucknall, Nottingham.
21 Aug: Hampshire Road Run (c/o The Thornycroft Society), from the Milestones Museum, Basingstoke to the Hinton Arms.
21 Aug: Eastern Transport Collection Annual Rally, Old Buckenham Airfield.
29 Aug: Seaburn Historic Vehicle Display, Seaburn Recreation Ground, North East Bus Preservation Trust
29 Aug: Ride a Fire Engine Day, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
4 Sept: Tetbury Classic Vehicle Show, Memorial Recreation Ground, Tetbury, Glos.
4 Sept: Horsham Bus Rally, Hop Oast, Horsham, West Sussex.
10 Sept: East Lancashire Municipal Bus Rally, Cathedral Square, Blackburn.
10 Sept: Go South Coast Olympian Farewell, Isle of Wight. Duplicates are planned using Olympians on certain journeys on route 9 (Ryde-Newport) between approximately 0955 and 1820. Subject to availability one of each of the K-ODL, M-HDL and R-GDL batches will be used during the day.
10 Sept: Red & White Gathering, Old Ferry Inn, Beachley, Gloucestershire, including 50th anniversaries of the original Severn Bridge and Routes 300/1 Bristol-Cardiff.
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.
10-11 Sept: Northampton Heritage Open Days with a selection of buses operating services in and around the town. Email for information.
11 Sept: Stevensons of Uttoxeter 90th Anniversary Running Day. Free buses to Burton. 01283-500228 or Email for details.
11 Sept: Classic Vehicle Day, Gloucester Warwickshire Railway, Toddington, Gloucestershire.
17 Sept: Open day at Abellio's Fulwell Garage.
17-18 Sept: North Norfolk Railway 1940s Weekend.
18 Sept: Potteries Connection Running Day, Gladstone Pottery Museum, Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke on Trent ST3 1PQ. Includes a First Potteries Open Day.
24 Sept: Edinburgh Open Doors Day, Lothian Buses open day, Central Depot, Annandale Street, Edinburgh 1200-1600. Also a vintage bus running day on route 16 between Lothian Road and Newhaven between 0900 and 1800.
24-25 Sept: Kettering Vintage Rally and Steam Fayre, Cranford, Northants.
24-25 Sept: Birkenhead Park Festival of Transport, Wirral.
25 Sept: Keighley Bus Museum Open Day featuring 30 years of bus deregulation and Yorkshire Rider.
1 Oct: Classic Vehicles Day, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
1-2 Oct: "Life on the Holme Front" 1940s Weekend, Holmewood Hall, Holme, Peterborough.
1-2 Oct: Winkleigh Vintage Weekend, Devon (new location adjacent to WETC). Details from Cliff Hoare 01837-680184.
2 Oct: "Number Ones and Odd Ones", bus display at North Weald Station, Epping Ongar Railway. Includes RT1, RM1, DMS1, XF1, SM1, T1 etc. Many will be in service.
2 Oct: Amersham and Chesham Running Day, c/o Amersham & District Motorbus Society.
2 Oct: Nottingham Bus Museum Project, Storage Depot Open Day, Portland Road, Hucknall, Nottingham.
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.
9 Oct: Road Transport Event, Great Central Railway (North), Transport Heritage Centre, Ruddington.
9 Oct: "Sprat & Winkle Run", Sevenoaks to Hastings, Historic Commercial Vehicle Society.
15 Oct: Wheels by Lamplight, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
15 Oct: Open day at Go Ahead London's Stockwell Garage.
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.
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: Southdown service 20 Brighton / Pool Valley via Lewes prison to Sheffield Park station, recreation as free vintage bus service for Bluebell Railway 'Giants of Steam', 01825 720800.
30 Oct: Bristol Vintage Bus Group Autumn Mini Running Day based at Flowers Hill, Brislington.
30 Oct: Model Collectors Fair, Workington Transport Heritage Trust, Cumbria.
30 Oct: Autumn Running Day, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St., St.Helens. Celebrating 30 years at Hall Street.
30 Oct: Swansea Bus Museum Running Day, end of season show.
30 Oct: Halloween Event, Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester.
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: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Autumn Gala, Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester.
12 Nov: LOTS Autumn Transport Spectacular, RAF Museum, Colindale, London NW9, 1030-1530. Email for inquiries and stand bookings.
13 Nov: Classic Buses & Coaches, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
19 Nov: Northampton Transport Collectors Fair, from 1030 to 1600 at Abington Church Rooms, Park Avenue North, Northampton NN3 2HT. Admission £1. Contact Steve Loveridge, 75 Bakers Crescent, Irchester, Northants NN29 7BA.
20 Nov: Aston Manor Road Transport Museum, Collectors' Fair, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
20 Nov: Sheffield Ecclesall Road Classic Bus Charity Running Day. Buses run from the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield to Dore and the Fox House, Peak District 1000-1700. Donations to Pancreatic Cancer Research. Email for details.
25-26 Nov: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
3 Dec: Ensignbus Heritage Bus Day, X55 (Upminster-Lakeside-Bluewater-Gravesend), X81 (Shenfield-Lakeside-Grays), X21 (Upminster-Brentwood-Ongar).
3 Dec: The Christmas Cracker, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
10 Dec: "Select Olympian Tour", circular tour from Stafford using Select Bus Services Olympian, via Penkridge area, Wolverhampton, Bridgnorth & Newport. Pick up at Stafford Station 0930 and 1100, return approx 1700. Fare for all £10. Email for details.
10 Dec: Annual Road Run over London's Route 159 by the Routemaster Association. Private event.
11 Dec: Bromley Christmas Shoppers event, classic buses 0930-1630 on routes 227 and 94.
11 Dec: Nottingham Bus Museum Project, Storage Depot Open Day, Portland Road, Hucknall, Nottingham.
11 Dec: Oxford Bus Museum, Santa's Bus Grotto.
17 Dec: "Salisbury Spectra Swansong", a small event in Salisbury to mark the imminent departure of the Optare Spectra from the Go South Coast fleet.
18 Dec: Oxford Bus Museum, Santa's Bus Grotto.
25 Dec: Black Prince Christmas Running Day, free X51 service from Morley Tingley Mills to Leeds city and hospitals.
26 Dec: Boxing Day free bus services, based on Workington Bus Station, Workington Transport Heritage Trust, Cumbria.
27 Dec: Llandudno Toy & Train Fair, 1030-1530, Venue Cymru, Llandudno LL30 1BB.


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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