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Last updated 24 March 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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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: "The Sussex and Surrey Saunter", enthusiast tour with rides on a Leyland Tiger and two Duple 425 integrals. Pickup outside Guildford railway station at 1030.
11 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.
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 at Swansea Bus Museum.
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. Free trips on nostalgic routes.
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.
12 Mar: Nottingham Heritage Vehicles Charity Open Day, Portland Road, Hucknall.
12 Mar: "The MK Decker Delights", enthusiast trip featuring rides on Volvo Olympians and a Metrobus. Pickup outside Milton Keynes railway station 1130.
18 Mar: The 2 Way Stepper, depot visit and farewell running day of step entrance buses at 2 Way Transport, Scunthorpe. Pickup 1020 at Lakeside Retail Park, (and the railway station) Scunthorpe.
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: Retrobus Running Day from Winchester Broadway.
19 Mar: Exeter Bus Station event, free heritage bus Running Day and display at 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 Mar: Bristol Vintage Bus Group Spring Mini Running Day, based at Flowers Hill, Brislington.
26 Mar: Museum Reopening Day, Grampian Transport Museum, Alford, Aberdeenshire.
26 Mar: Models in the Museum, Aldridge Transport Museum, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
1 Apr: South East Bus Festival, Kent Showground, Detling.
1 Apr: Special Go Ahead London 36X express bus service to South East Bus Festival from Victoria, Camberwell, New Cross Gate, Lewisham, Eltham Road, Detling Showground. Timetable here.
1 Apr: Free bus service from Ashford International railway station to the South East Bus Festival (above) at 0925 and returning at 1600. Seats should ideally be reserved by emailing David Ferguson. Please include a mobile phone number.
1 Apr: "South Essex Explorer", front entrance double-deck running day using buses from Ensign's heritage fleet on three trips. Pick up Purfleet Station 0910 and Brentwood Station 0940. Fare £15. For further details email here.
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: TfL West Croydon Bus Station community day. Two RTs providing free rides, 1030 to 1530.
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 Station and 10 minutes from Enfield Town Stn. 1100-1430, £3, very limited car parking. 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: "The Kernow Cracker", enthusiast tour using 4 Volvo Olympians. Pick up Camborne Rail Stn 0915 or half-day option by joining Redruth station 13:00.
15 Apr: Wirral Transport Museum Easter Egg Hunt.
15 Apr: The Buses of Yesteryear, enthusiast visit to Confidence Bus & Coach of Leicester. Pickup from Wigston depot at 1000 and Leicester railway station at 1030.
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: Excursion to the Cumbria Vintage Bus Running Day, pickup 0945 at Darlington station.
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 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: 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: 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: "Johnson Brothers Running Day", enthusiast visit to Johnson Brothers of Hodthorpe, including rides on 7 of their Olympians. Pickup 1030 at Chesterfield railway station.
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: Wellingborough Bus Rally, Wellingborough Museum.
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: National "Drive it" Day, Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs.
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.
28-29 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.
29 Apr - 1 May: "Beer and Bands", Crich Tramway Village, Matlock, Derbyshire.
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.
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 May: South Shields Model Bus Show, Salvation Army Hall, Wawn Street, South Shields NE33 4EB. 0191-378-2128.
6 May: "The Gloucestershire Galavant", enthusiast trip with Optare Spectras and a Volvo B7TL. Pickup outside Cheltenham Spa railway station at 1030.
6-7 May: ** MOVED FROM 29-30 APRIL ** UK Coach Rally, Blackpool Promenade.
7 May: Thanet Road Run.
7 May: Ipswich to Felixstowe Historic Vehicle Run, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
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.
10 May: 70th Anniversary of the Post-War RT. Photographers event only - buses not in service. Victoria Bus Station 1045-1100, then Route 10 to Abridge and Leyton Garage.
11 May: Horse Tram Day, Crich Tramway Village.
13 May: "Somerset Yard Bash II", another spin around Somerset visiting as many depots as possible.
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: Swansea Bus Museum Early Summer Running Day, featuring 103rd anniversary of South Wales Transport with free trips around the area.
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: Basingstoke Festival of Transport & Autojumble, War Memorial Park.
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: "The Lomond Lollop", scenic enthusiast tour around Loch Lomond using two Olympians, pick ups Dumbarton Central Rail Stn 0930 or 1300 for half day.
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. 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.
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: 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 May: Dundee Museum of Transport, Bus & Coach Sunday.
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: Oxford Bus Museum, Free Vintage Buses to Oxford Parkway.
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.
4 June: "30 Years of Solent Blue Line", charity fun day based at Bargate, Southampton. Three heritage routes around the town.
4 June: Tyne Tees Run, Historic Commercial Vehicle Society.
4 June: Didcot Railway Centre Transport Rally.
4 June: Autokarna and Crowd Pullers Motor Show, Wollaton Park, Nottingham.
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: Classic Transport Gathering, Crich Tramway Village.
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.
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: Clwyd Vintage Vehicle Rally, Oswestry Showground.
17-18 June: Weekend Trolleydays, featuring the 1940s on the Saturday, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
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: Bromley Pageant of Motoring, Norman Park, Bromley, Kent.
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: Kingston-Epsom Running Day, Route 406.
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 June:Husbands Bosworth Festival, Bosworth Hall Park, Leicestershire.
24 June: Ipswich Transport & Model Festival, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
24-25 June: HCVS Members National Rally & The Original Bloxham Rally, Banbury, Oxfordshire.
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: 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: Sunday Service by the Black Prince Heritage Fleet. Free services on all the former Black Prince routes through Morley. Email for details.
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: Keighley Bus Museum Running Day in Saltaire, Shipley and Baildon.
2 July: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Depot Open Sunday. 0141-554-0544.
2 July: CBR Classic Buses Eastbourne, East Sussex.
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: 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: 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: Leatherhead Running Day, c/o Amersham & District Motorbus Society.
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: 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: 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.
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: 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: 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.
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 July: Free heritage local bus services from Boston Bus Station. Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum, Lincoln.
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.
29-30 July: The First "North East Festival of Transport" on Sunderland's sea front.
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.
5-6 Aug: Weald of Kent Steam Rally, Woodchurch, Kent.
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: Firle Vintage Summer Fair, Firle Place, near Lewes, East Sussex.
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.
26-27 Aug: Plymouth Transport Bank Holiday Weekend Extravaganza with vehicle display at Plymouth Hoe. Saturday 1200 to Sunday 1630.
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: Seaburn Historic Vehicle Display, Seaburn Recreation Ground, North East Bus Preservation Trust
28 Aug: Oxford Bus Museum, Free Vintage Buses to Witney.
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.
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: Tetbury Classic Vehicle Show, Memorial Recreation Ground, Tetbury, Glos.
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 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 Sept: Winchester Heritage Open Day. King Alfred free twilight bus services 1600-2100. 01737-823436.
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: "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: "Birmingham Bus Bash", Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham. Email here for Sales Stall enquiries, and Email here for Bus Entries. General enquiries 07909-637620.
10 Sept: South Yorkshire Transport Rally & Open Day at South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
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: Tram Day and Model Layout, Crich Tramway Village.
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.
16-17 Sept: North Norfolk Railway 1940s Weekend.
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.
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.
29-30 Sept: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
30 Sept: Red & White Day, location to be confirmed, but possibly at Old Ferry Inn, Beachley, Gloucestershire. 07929-940958.
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: 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 Oct: Classic Vehicles Day, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
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: 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.
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.
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: 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.
29 Oct: Bristol Vintage Bus Group Autumn Mini Running Day based at Flowers Hill, Brislington.
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: Nocturnal Heart of the Pennines Rally, Piece Hall, Halifax. Aire Valley Transport Group.
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.
4 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.
4 Nov: "The 2 Way Specialty", enthusiast trip to running day at 2 Way Transport, Scunthorpe. Pickup 1030 from outside Scunthorpe railway station.
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: 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.
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: 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!
2-3 Dec: The Christmas Cracker, Manchester Museum of Transport.
3 Dec: The Christmas Cracker, Ipswich Transport Museum.
9 Dec: Swansea Bus Museum Santa Special. Vintage bus trips to the place where Santa lives and hands out presents!
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: 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. )

4 June: Stephensons of Essex Olympian Running Day, Rochford, Essex. Olympians scheduled for Bury St Edmunds / Haverhill / Newmarket routes.
3 July: Annual Reading Buses Family Open Day, Great Knollys Street, Reading. 0118-959-4000.
17 July: Devon Coastal Safety Run & Rally, Mill Marsh Park, Bovey Tracey.
31 July: Built in Workington Buses Day, Workington Transport Heritage Trust.
13-14 Aug: Vintage Transport Weekend, Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park, Sussex.
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.
4 Sept: Horsham Bus Rally, Hop Oast, Horsham, West Sussex.
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.
10-11 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.
17 Sept: Open day at Abellio's Fulwell Garage.
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: Birkenhead Park Festival of Transport, Wirral.
1-2 Oct: "Life on the Holme Front" 1940s Weekend, Holmewood Hall, Holme, Peterborough.
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: Open day at Go Ahead London's Stockwell Garage.
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: 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: 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: 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: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Autumn Gala, Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester.
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: 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).
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.
18 Dec: Oxford Bus Museum, Santa's Bus Grotto.
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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