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Last updated 12 December 2018

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. I've recently started showing the County at the end of each entry. This is by request of some of my readers who find it easier to scan the list and see what's happening in their particular area.

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


Events Diary 2018

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1 Jan: 2nd Coventry Running Day and Bus Fayre in conjunction with Bus & Coach Preservation magazine, at Butts Arena 1000-1600. Visiting vehicles (static or running) welcome. For entries phone Roger Burdett 07889-214236 or email here.
14 Jan: Nottingham Heritage Vehicles Charity Open Day, Portland Road, Hucknall.
20 Jan: Model Bus & Railway Exhibition, The Crossing Church, Newcastle Avenue, Worksop, Notts, 10am to 4pm. Displays and trade stalls. Contact 01909-281566.
26 Jan: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
10 Feb: Staines Transport Collectors Fair, Hythe Centre, Thorpe Road, Staines TW18 3HD. Free vintage buses from Staines railway station. Contact Julian Bowden, 21 Forde Ave, Bromley, BR1 3EU (SAE please) 07932-812268.
11 Feb: Tramway Opening Day, Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester.
23-24 Feb: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
25 Feb: Free Open Day, The Heritage Bus Depot, Portland Road, Hucknall, Notts.
4 Mar: Spring Heritage Bus Running Day, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St., St.Helens.
18 Mar: Independents Day, celebrating local private operators Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
23-24 Mar: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
24 Mar: Twilight Vintage Buses, Running Evening around Oxford City Centre, Oxford Bus Museum.
31 Mar - 2 Apr: Easter Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
1 Apr: Easter Egg Hunt, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St., St.Helens.
1 Apr: "Transport Festival", Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum, Lincoln.
1 Apr: Easter Chick Hunt, Oxford Bus Museum. Free rides.
2 Apr: Oxford Bus Museum Bus Running Day with regular services to Oxford Parkway, Witney and Woodstock.
2 Apr: Bank Holiday Easter Egg Trail, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
8 Apr: Stagecoach Stockton Depot TMT 50th Anniversary Open Day, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 2HW, 1000-1600. Email for details.
14-15 Apr: Fairground Organ Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
15 Apr: Penzance Vintage Bus Running Day. Free vintage bus services in West Cornwall.
q 21-22 Apr: Festival of Model Tramways, Manchester Museum of Transport.
22 Apr: Spring Road Run, Warminster to Crockerton, Commercial Transport in Preservation.
22 Apr: Amberley Spring Bus Show, Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, West Sussex.
22 Apr: Road Transport Event, Great Central Railway (North), Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre, Ruddington.
22 Apr: Teesside Vintage Bus Running Day organised by The Teesside 500 Group, based at Middlesbrough's Transporter Bridge. Email for details or phone 01642-317039 (withheld numbers barred).
27-28 Apr: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
28 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Irish Transport Heritage Bus & Coach Rally, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Cultra, County Down.
28 Apr: Mid Sussex 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.
29 Apr: Barry Depot Running Day & 40th Anniversary of National Welsh, Cardiff Transport Preservation Group, travel around the area by classic bus.
29 Apr: Thanet Road Run.
29 Apr: Keighley Bus Museum Open Day with free heritage bus services.
5-7 May: May Day Bank Holiday Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
6 May: Ipswich to Felixstowe Historic Vehicle Run, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
6 May: North East Bus & Coach Show, Spillers Wharf, Newcastle Quayside.
6 May: Bungay Lions Classic Vehicle Rally, Earsham Hall, Bungay, NR35 2AN. Tel 07599-935165 for stalls or 07599-935113 for vehicle entries.
7 May: Oxford Bus Museum, Bank Holiday Free Vintage Buses to Oxford Parkway, Witney and Woodstock.
7 May: Southern Transit Classic Buses running between Horsham and Shoreham on the route of the former Adur Valley railway line. RTs, RMs and other in action. Real Ale Guide available. 01273-464754.
12 May: South Shields Model Bus Show, Salvation Army Hall, Wawn Street, South Shields NE33 4EB. 0191-378-2128.
12-13 May: London Transport Weekend, Epping Ongar Railway.
12-13 May: "1940s Weekend", East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft. 01502-518459.
13 May: West Riding Bus Group Scarborough BusFest and Running Day, Scarborough seafront, featuring United Auto buses.
13 May: Black Prince Express to the Scarborough Bus Fest. Free bus, all welcome. Details on website.
18 May: Samuel Ledgard Society Transport Film Show Evening, 7:30 at Grove Centre, New Street, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 4BH. Phone 0113-236-3695 or Email.
19 May: 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.
19-20 May: Haworth 1940s Weekend, free vintage bus service operated by Aire Valley Transport Group.
20 May: Isle of Wight Festival of Transport, c/o Isle of Wight Steam Railway.
20 May: Annual Hastings Trolleybus Society Show, The Oval, Hastings.
25-26 May: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
26 May: Southdown Leyland National Run. YCD 75T will work from Worthing & Brighton to Lewes and PCD 80R from Crowborough & Uckfield to Lewes, then both to Eastbourne & Hastings, followed by various return journeys. Times on the website in February.
26 May: H.R.Aston Memorial Day, Marton, Warwickshire, 1000-1600. Vehicle and history displays, talks, rides, various events. Email for details.
26 May: Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire Bus Rally & Open Day, Lillyhall Depot, Workington.
26-28 May: 1960s Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
27 May: Tilford Bus & Coach Rally, Rural Life Centre, Reeds Road, Tilford, Surrey. 0208-398-4624.
28 May: Oxford Bus Museum, Bank Holiday Free Vintage Buses to Oxford Parkway, Witney and Woodstock.
28 May: Southern Transit Classic Buses running between Horsham and Shoreham on the route of the former Adur Valley railway line. RTs, RMs and other in action. Real Ale Guide available. 01273-464754.
1-3 June: Vintage Transport Meeting, Beale Park, Pangbourne, Reading. Bring your buses! Email for details.
2 June: NXWM West Bromwich Open Day, 1000-1500, displays, vintage buses, sales stalls. Email for details.
2-3 June: Woolpit Steam, Warren Farm, Wetherden, Suffolk IP14 3JX.
2-3 June: St.Albans Steam & Country Show, Oaklands College, St.Albans, Herts.
3 June: Dundee Museum of Transport, Bus & Coach Sunday.
3 June: Thames Valley & Reading Running Day. Free vintage bus services radiating from Reading.
3 June: Nottingham Bus & Commercial Gathering, Wollaton Hall, Nottingham.
9-10 June: Manchester Histories Festival, Manchester Museum of Transport.
10 June: Barry Festival of Transport. Vehicle display at Barry Island, depot open day and bus runnings. Park & Ride provided. Cardiff Transport Preservation Group.
13 June: Horse Tram Day, Crich Tramway Village.
15-17: Royal Blue & Associated Motorways Vintage Coach Run. A recreation of an express coach route.
16-17 June: 20th Century Buses & Coaches that served Bury. Displays and collectors fair at Bury Transport Museum and Heywood Station on the E.Lancashire Railway. 01706-359763 or entry forms on ELR website.
16-17 June: Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
16-17 June: Holbeach Town & Country Fayre, Kings Field, Fen Road, Holbeach, Lincs. Camping available. Details from 07939-724080 or email.
17 June: Fathers' Day Classic Car (and buses) Show, North Weald, Epping Ongar Railway.
17 June: Boston 1940s Event, 1000-1600, Central Park, Boston, Lincs PE21 6PH. Email for details.
17 June: Durham Vintage Bus Gathering, based at Howlands park & ride, North East Bus Preservation Trust
17 June: Oxford Bus Museum, Fathers' Day event with free bus rides.
17 June: Fathers' Day Event, Crich Tramway Village.
21 June: Dundee Museum of Transport, Dundee Corporation Buses. A talk by Derek Simpson, 6pm.
22-23 June: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
23 June: Husbands Bosworth Festival, Bosworth Hall Park, Leicestershire.
23 June: NXWM Acocks Green Garage Open Day, with free bus rides, sales stalls etc. 1000-1500, Email for details.
23 June: Ipswich Transport & Model Festival, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
24 June: Kent & East Sussex Railway Bus Rally at Tenterden. For vehicle entries contact Noel Young 07977-026670 or email.
24 June: ** NEW DATE ** Tavistock Mini Running Day. Invited vehicles recreate a day out in 1968
24 June: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust West End Festival Running Day. Free vintage bus services on circular route in the West End 1130-1730. Based on Riverside Museum of Transport and supported by Glasgow's museums service "Glasgow Life".
30 June - 1 July: North Norfolk Railway Vintage Bus Rally (on the Saturday) and Vintage Transport Festival (on the Sunday).
30 June - 1 July: Trolleybus 60 Weekend, 60 years since the end of St Helens trolleybuses. North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St., St.Helens. 01744-451681.
30 June - 1 July: Huddersfield 50 Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
30 June - 1 July: The Llangollen Railway Classic Transport Weekend, Glyndyfrdwy Station, LL21 9HF. Email for details.
1 July: Annual Reading Buses Family Open Day, Great Knollys Street, Reading. 0118-959-4000.
1 July: Keighley Bus Museum Running Day in Saltaire, Shipley and Baildon.
1 July: Haverhill Historic Transport Rally & Road Run, Arts Centre Car Park, Haverhill, Suffolk. Details & entry form from Mike Hickford 01787-277963 or email.
6 July: Fleur-de-Lys Thornes Park Gathering, Horbury Road, Wakefield.
7-8 July: "Electric Dreams", Electric street transport, past, present and future. East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft. 01502-518459.
7-8 July: London Transport Museum, "Family Fun", Open Weekend at Acton Depot.
8 July: Merseyside Transport Trust Annual Open Day at Burscough.
8 July: Hemel Hempstead Running Day featuring "Green RT 70" 1948-2018, c/o Amersham & District Motorbus Society.
8 July: West Riding Bus Group Running Day & Vehicle Rally, Heath Common, Wakefield.
8 July: Leyland Society Gathering Crich Tramway Village.
14 July: Black Prince at East Ardley Community Gala. Free service before and after Gala over Black Prince route 424, bus on display at Gala. Details on website.
14 July: Lancashire Model Bus & Transport Show, Independent Methodist Church, Netherfield Rd., Nelson BB9 9AW.
14-15 July: Edwardian Weekend, Crich Tramway Village.
14-15 July: "On the Buses", Ribble Steam Railway, Preston, Lancs.
15 July: Nottingham Area Bus Society Gathering & Running Day, Transport Heritage Centre, Ruddington.
15 July: Whitley Bay Bus Rally, The Links, Whitley Bay.
21 July: Ebbw Vale Classic Bus & Family Fun Day, Ebbw Vale town centre 1000-1500.
21 July: Mini Running Day from Scunthorpe town centre 1000-1500. Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum.
21 July: "Bricks by Road & Rail", vehicles from the Bedfordshire brickmaking area and elsewhere. The Forest Centre, Marston Moretaine. Email for details or phone 01234-838409.
22 July: Nottingham Heritage Vehicles Charity Open Day, Portland Road, Hucknall.
25 July: Noggin, Nosh & Natter, Commercial Transport in Preservation, The George Inn, Longbridge Deverill, near Warminster.
27-28 July: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
28 July: Metroline Potters Bar bus garage Open Day & Running Day.
28 July: Sandtoft Gathering preview, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
29 July: The Sandtoft Gathering, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
29 July: Bristol Vintage Bus Group Running Day based at Flowers Hill, Brislington. Frequent bus trips to Bristol city centre, Bath and Avon Valley Railway. Limited space for static exhibits so please email to book.
29 July: Merseyside Transport Trust Southport Open Top Tours on service 25 from the Pier, using buses 1449 and 1551.
29 July: Oxford Bus Museum, Vintage Transport Festival celebrating express coach services through Oxfordshire during the 1960s. Running Day with visiting buses and frequent services.
30 July: Horse Tram Day, Crich Tramway Village.
3-5 Aug: Croft Circuit Nostalgia Weekend, Dalton-on-Tees, North East Bus Preservation Trust
4 Aug: Morley Yorkshire Day Festival. Black Prince buses on display in Morley. Email for details.
4-5 Aug: Weald of Kent Steam Rally, Woodchurch, Kent.
5 Aug: Merseyside Transport Trust Southport Open Top Tours on service 25 from the Pier, using buses 1449 and 1551.
5 Aug: Tamworth Garage 90th Anniversary Open & Running Day, free event in Tamworth town centre, bus station and garage 1000-1700. Memorabilia displays and trade stands. All buses & coaches welcome, particularly Midland Red. Contact Damian Pope on 07875-441764 or email.
11-12 Aug: Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
11-12 Aug: ** NEW DATE AND VENUE ** Historic Commercial Vehicle Society 60th Anniversary Rally, Hollycombe Steam Collection, Hants.
12 Aug: Bournemouth to Hengistbury Head, regular services on Bournemouth 1950 vintage Leyland bus KEL 133.
12 Aug: Merseyside Transport Trust Southport Open Top Tours on service 25 from the Pier, using buses 1449 and 1551.
12 Aug: Vintage Bus Display & Free Bus Service, at Locomotion (National Railway Museum, Shildon, County Durham). c/o Aycliffe & District Bus Preservation Society.
12 Aug: Dundee Museum of Transport, Dundee Motor Show, Baxter Park.
12 Aug: Vintage Bus Running Day, Top o' Town, Dorchester, West Country Historic Omnibus & Transport Trust.
14 Aug: Horse Tram Day, Crich Tramway Village.
18 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.
19 Aug: Bournemouth to Hengistbury Head, regular services on Bournemouth 1950 vintage Leyland bus KEL 133.
19 Aug: Merseyside Transport Trust Southport Open Top Tours on service 25 from the Pier, using buses 1449 and 1551.
19 Aug: Tetbury Classic Vehicle Show, Memorial Recreation Ground, Tetbury, Glos.
19 Aug: Oxted & Westerham Running Day, c/o Amersham & District Motorbus Society.
19 Aug: City of Portsmouth Preserved Transport Depot Open Day, Cranleigh Road, Fareham PO16 9DN. No parking on the site but free bus service from Cosham and Portchester. 1000-1600.
19 Aug: The Leeds Running Day & Leeds "Heritage Trails". Black Prince and Classic Connections present historic Leeds in conjunction with Leeds Museums. Based at Thwaite Mills Watermill.
23-26 Aug: Old Timer Bus & Coach Rally, de Zigeuner, Diepenbeek, Belgium.
24-25 Aug: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
25-27 Aug: Reading Trolleybus closure 50th Anniversary Weekend, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
25-27 Aug: Hellingly Festival of Transport, Broad Farm, Hellingly, East Sussex. 01323-843202.
26 Aug: Merseyside Transport Trust Southport Open Top Tours on service 25 from the Pier, using buses 1449 and 1551.
26 Aug: Bournemouth to Hengistbury Head, regular services on Bournemouth 1950 vintage Leyland bus KEL 133.
26 Aug: Dover Community Regatta, with extensive vintage vehicle participation organised by the Dover Transport Museum Society. Huge dedicated display area from the Esplanade to Marine Crescent. Email for details or entry forms.
26 Aug: Colne Valley Railway Bus & Commercial Rally, Castle Hedingham, Essex. 1030-1700, email for details.
26-27 Aug: Classic Transport Gathering, Crich Tramway Village.
26-27 Aug: Classic Transport Show, Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway, Torfaen, S.Wales. 01639-720708.
27 Aug: Oxford Bus Museum, Free Vintage Buses to Witney and Woodstock every 30 minutes.
27 Aug: Southern Transit Classic Buses running between Horsham and Shoreham on the route of the former Adur Valley railway line. RTs, RMs and other in action. Real Ale Guide available. 01273-464754.
27 Aug: Ride a Fire Engine Day, Ipswich Transport Museum.
27 Aug: Seaburn Historic Vehicle Display, Seaburn Recreation Ground, North East Bus Preservation Trust
27 Aug: Lytham Hall Running Day, Lytham St Annes FY8 4JX c/o Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust.
27 Aug: Seaford Running Day c/o Seaford & District, E.Sussex.
1 Sept: Mini Running Day from Sleaford station 1000-1500. Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum.
1 Sept: Medway Model Show & Medway Model Railway Show, Fort Pitt Grammar School, Chatham. Local classic bus tours with a Routemaster and an early Dennis Dart. Download full timetable here.
1 Sept: Simply Trams (plus models), Crich Tramway Village.
2 Sept: Autumn Road Run, to/from Salisbury Livestock Market, Commercial Transport in Preservation.
2 Sept; Horsham Bus Rally, Hop Oast Park & Ride.
6 Sept: Horse Tram Day, Crich Tramway Village.
8 Sept: Oxford Bus Museum buses offering free rides on the streets of Oxford as part of the city's Open Doors event.
8-9 Sept: North East Festival of Transport, Seaburn Recreation Ground, North East Bus Preservation Trust
8-9 Sept: Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
9 Sept: Merseyside Transport Trust Annual Running Day, services around south Liverpool.
9 Sept: Norwich Heritage Bus Day, free services every 15 mins between Norwich (Castle Mall), Hethersett and Wymondham Cross. Eastern Transport Collection.
9 Sept: Vintage Vehicle Gathering, Bury Transport Museum / East Lancs Railway, Bolton Street Station, Bury BL9 0LN.
9 Sept: Classic Vehicle Day, Gloucester Warwickshire Railway, Toddington, Gloucestershire.
9 Sept: South Yorkshire Transport Rally & Open Day at South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
9 Sept: Bus & Coach Wales, Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre, Vehicle Display and Running Day c/o Cardiff Transport Preservation Group.
9 Sept: ** MOVED FROM 8 SEPT ** Coventry Heritage Tours using preserved Coventry buses, 1000-1600. Phone Roger Burdett on 07889-214236 or email for details.
9 Sept: ** MOVED FROM 7 OCT ** "Reshaping & Beyond", Bus Rally at the Epping Ongar Railway.
15 Sept: King Alfred Twilight Running Day. Free bus services on authentic King Alfred routes around Winchester in the afternoon and evening, including visiting vehicles. 01737-823436.
15 Sept: Metroline Holloway bus garage Open Day & Running Day.
15 Sept: Kingsbridge Bus Running Day. Free vintage bus services on coast and country routes from Kingsbridge bus station, South Devon. 07990-505373.
15 Sept: East Lancashire Municipal Bus Rally, Cathedral Quarter, Blackburn.
16 Sept: First South Yorkshire Depot Open Day, Olive Grove, Sheffield.
23 Sept: "Buses to War", public service to active service. Nottingham Heritage Vehicles Charity, Heritage Bus Depot, Portland Road, Hucknall.
15-16 Sept: North Norfolk Railway 1940s Weekend.
16 Sept: Family Day, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St., St.Helens. 01744-451681.
16 Sept: The Great Harwood Bus Rally, Hyndburn, Lancashire, organised by The Town & District Transport Trust.
22 Sept: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
22-23 Sept: Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
22-23 Sept: Kettering Vintage Rally and Steam Fayre, Cranford, Northants.
22-23 Sept: London Transport Museum, "Moving London", Open Weekend at Acton Depot.
22-23 Sept: Trolleybus Weekend, East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft. 01502-518459.
23 Sept: Amberley Autumn Bus Show and Running Day, Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, West Sussex. 01798-831370.
23 Sept: Nottingham Heritage Vehicles Charity Open Day marking 140 years of Nottingham City Transport. Portland Road, Hucknall.
23 Sept: Wimborne Model Town mini Steam & Yellow Bus Vintage Day, rides around Wimborne every half hour on 1960 vintage Leyland bus KEL 133.
23 Sept: Vintage Day, Crich Tramway Village.
29 Sept: Delaine Heritage Running Day, buses running every 30 minutes between Bourne and Stamford, and featuring 90th anniversary of Yeates Coachbuilders.
29 Sept: Farewell Connexionsbuses Route 38 in Leeds, last day supplemented by Black Prince free classic buses, White Rose Centre to Whitkirk Skyliner.
6 Oct: Steampunk Day, Crich Tramway Village.
6 Oct: Classic Vehicles Day, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
7 Oct: Road Transport Event, Great Central Railway (North), Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre, Ruddington.
7 Oct: Bluebell Railway Vintage Bus Running Day, based at Sheffield Park (Route 20 to Brighton) and East Grinstead (Route 88 to Haywards Heath) stations. 01825-720800.
7 Oct: Amersham and Chesham Running Day, c/o Amersham & District Motorbus Society.
14 Oct: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
14 Oct: Canvey Island Transport Museum Annual Show & Open Day at The Labworth.
14 Oct: Isle of Axholme Running Day, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
14 Oct: "Sprat & Winkle Run", Sevenoaks to Hastings, Historic Commercial Vehicle Society.
20 Oct: ** ONE DAY, NOT TWO ** A Gathering of Heritage Plaxton Coaches at Kirklees Light Railway car park, Clayton West, West Yorkshire. 07733-118043 or Email for details.
20 Oct: Wheels by Lamplight, Ipswich Transport Museum.
21 Oct: TransportFest 2018, London Bus Museum, Brooklands.
21 Oct: SPT Vintage Bus Fayre, Buchanan Bus Station, Glasgow. Mixture of static and running buses, stalls, models etc.
26-27 Oct: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
y 27 Oct: Auction of London's Transport Collectables, Croydon Park Hotel, Altyre Rd., Croydon. 01737-237505.
27 Oct: Halloween Event, East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft. 01502-518459.
27-28 Oct: Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
28 Oct: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Nocturnal Heart of the Pennines Rally, Piece Hall, Halifax. Aire Valley Transport Group.
28 Oct: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Basingstoke Running Day 2018, new charity event in the Milestones area.
28 Oct: Autumn Heritage Bus Running Day, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St., St.Helens. 01744-451681.
28 Oct: Keighley Bus Museum Open Day and Twilight Running Day.
29 Oct - 3 Nov: Starlight Spectacular, Crich Tramway Village.
3 Nov: Aldenham Transport Spectacular, Allum Hall, Allum Lane, Elstree. Facebook page here.
3 Nov: "The Conquering Coachman", enthusiast visit to 2 Way Transport hoping to use 6 of their vehicles. Pickup 1015 at Scunthorpe Railway Station and 1025 at Lakeside Retail Park.
4 Nov: "Transport Festival", Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum, Lincoln.
4 Nov: "The North Hykeham Express", excursion to the Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum Transport Festival. Pickup 0900 at Doncaster Railway Station.
4 Nov: Black Cat Travel free Park & Ride to the Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum Transport Festival from their depot at Harmston (just south of Lincoln) using heritage vehicles. Also Depot Open Day for enthusiasts.
4 Nov: Bristol RE Mini Running Day from Winchester to local villages.
10 Nov: "The People's Performance", Running Day at People's Bus, Aintree. Pickup at Liverpool Lime St. Station 1030.
10 Nov: Wickham Transport Fair, 1000-1600 Wickham Community Centre, Wickham, Hampshire PO17 5AL. Email for details.
10 Nov: NXWM Yardley Wood Garage 80th Anniversary Open Day, 1000-1500. Vintage buses, sales stalls etc. Email for details.
11 Nov: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
17 Nov: Twilight & After Dark Trolleyday, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. 01724-711391.
18 Nov: Dewsbury Bus Museum, Autumn Open Day, Ravensthorpe.
18 Nov: Classic Buses & Coaches, Ipswich Transport Museum.
23-24 Nov: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
25 Nov: Finchley Running Day. RMLs providing free service on routes 104 & 104A. 07956-528474.
2 Dec: The Christmas Cracker, Ipswich Transport Museum.
9 Dec: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day (1940s Christmas) at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham.
9 Dec: LT Country Bus Rally, Bromley mini-Running Day.
9 Dec: Oxford Bus Museum, Santa's Bus Grotto and vintage bus rides.
9 Dec: Nottingham Heritage Vehicles Free Festive Open Day, Portland Road, Hucknall.
15 Dec: 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.
15 Dec: Blackpool Heritage Trams Christmas enhanced service and Santa visits.
15-16 Dec: Santa Special Weekend, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St., St.Helens. 01744-451681.
16 Dec: Oxford Bus Museum, Santa's Bus Grotto and vintage bus rides.
22 Dec: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
22 Dec: Ensignbus Christmas Special to Winter Wonderland & Lights Tour". To Hyde Park and Christmas Lights on a Routemaster. Limited space so book early.
22 Dec: Blackpool Heritage Trams Christmas enhanced service and Santa visits.
25 Dec: Black Prince Morley & Leeds Christmas Running Day. FREE X51 hourly service from Morley Tingley Mills to Leeds city and hospitals, provided by volunteer staff.
25 Dec: Christmas Day bus service, East Lancashire, organised by The Town & District Transport Trust.
28 Dec: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
29 Dec: Mid Sussex Transport Fair, Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 3DN. Details from Julian Bowden, 21 Forde Avenue, Bromley,BR1 3EU (SAE please). Tel 07932-812268.


Events Diary 2019

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1 Jan: Black Prince Free Bus Service on part of former Route 87, Morley Railway Station - Town Hall - White Rose Shopping Centre.
1 Jan: No.376 Bristol - Wells free service using classic buses. Bristol Road Transport Collection.
1 Jan: King Alfred Mini-Running Day with three to four vehicles operating free bus services in and around Winchester approx 0930 to 1600. Hampshire.
1 Jan: Oxford Bus Museum, New Year's Day vintage bus Running Day in association with Bus & Coach Preservation magazine. Oxfordshire.
5 Jan: Chiswick Transport Collectors Fair, Chiswick Town Hall, London.
5 Jan: "The January Jolly", enthusiast visit to Browns Coaches of South Kirby and Globe Coaches of Barnsley. Also Coopers Tours of Killamarsh. Pickup 1030 from outside The Leopard pub near Doncaster railway station. Yorks.
12 Jan: 24th Annual Railway / Bus Collectors Fair, Pudsey Civic Hall, near Leeds, 1000-1500. Tel 0113-236-3695 or email for details.
13 Jan: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, Yorks.
26-27 Jan: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours 'Winter Gold' Operating Weekend.
3 Feb: Lothian Buses 100th Anniversary, Bus2020 Launch. Edinburgh.
10 Feb: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, Yorks.
12 Feb: Bus Slide Show, Wellingborough Museum, Castle Way, Wellingborough NN8 1XB. Opens 1900, admission £3 includes free tea/coffee. Details from Steve Loveridge, 75 Bakers Crescent, Irchester, Wellingborough NN29 7BA or email. Northants.
16 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.
16 Feb: Winter Running Day & Buses by Night, Aldridge Transport Museum, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
23 Feb: Shoreham Transport Fair, The Shoreham Centre, Pond Road, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5WU Email for details. Sussex.
23 Feb: Auction of London's Transport Collectables, Croydon Park Hotel, Altyre Rd., Croydon. 01737-237505.
23 Feb: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone, Kent.
23-24 Feb: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours 'Winter Gold' Operating Weekend.
24 Feb: Swansea Bus Museum Running Day. Free trips on nostalgic routes. Wales.
24 Feb: Green Line Running Day, Epping Ongar Railway, North Weald Station, Essex.
2 Mar: London Transport Museum, "Cab it!", London Underground Guided Tour at Acton Depot.
3 Mar: Cosham Spring Transport Fair, Community Centre, Wootton Street, Cosham PO6 3AP 1000-1530. Stalls, models, refreshments & free bus rides. Email for details or Facebook: Vintage Transport Group. Hants.
10 Mar: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, Yorks.
10 Mar: Dewsbury Bus Museum, Ravensthorpe. Spring Open Day. Yorks.
16 Mar: Transport Collectors Market, Chiswick Town Hall, 1100 to 1500. London.
23-24 Mar: Spring Spectacular Transport Collectors' Market, Manchester Museum of Transport.
23-24 Mar: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours "Winter Gold" Operating Weekend.
24 Mar: Models in the Museum, Aldridge Transport Museum, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
24 Mar: Red RF Running Day on Routes 218 & 219 from Kingston (and others), commemorating 40 years since they were withdrawn, c/o Amersham & District Motorbus Society. Middx.
30 Mar: RT event in Barking. Part of RT80 celebration and marking 40 years since RTs and RFs came out of service with London Transport. Essex.
30 Mar: Museum Reopening Day, Grampian Transport Museum, Alford, Aberdeenshire.
31 Mar: Bristol Vintage Bus Group Spring Mini Running Day, based at Flowers Hill, Brislington, Bristol.
6 Apr: South East Bus Festival, Kent Showground, Detling, Kent.
6-7 Apr: UK Coach Rally, Blackpool Promenade, Lancs.
7 Apr: Spring Bus & Coach Gathering, London Bus Museum, Brooklands, Surrey.
7 Apr: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Depot Open Sunday. Glasgow.
11-14 Apr: Great North Steam Fair, Beamish, County Durham.
13 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.
13 Apr: Lothian Buses 100th Anniversary, Vintage Running Day, Edinburgh.
13-14 Apr: Wellingborough Bus Rally, Wellingborough Museum. 1000-1600 both days, free entry, rides, stalls, refreshments. Email for details.
13-14 Apr: Sandbach Transport Festival, Cheshire.
14 Apr: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, Yorks.
20 Apr: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone, Kent.
20-21 Apr: Easter Family Treasure Trail, East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft, Suffolk.
20-21 Apr: Cumbria Easter Rally in Kirkby Stephen & Brough. Stalls and displays in Kirkby Stephen Town Centre, East Station yard and Brough, Cumbria.
20-22 Apr: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours "Easter Gold" Operating Weekend.
21 Apr: Easter TransportFest Show, Museum of Power, Maldon, Essex,
21-22 Apr: Weston Park Easter Motor Show, near Telford, Shropshire.
21-22 Apr: Medway Festival of Steam & Transport, Chatham Historic Dockyard, Kent.
21-22 Apr: World War II - Home Front, Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire.
21-22 Apr: Easter Weekend and Bristol Buses Spring Gathering, The Transport Museum, Wythall, W.Midlands.
27 Apr: Lothian Buses 100th Anniversary, East Coast Buses Open Day, Edinburgh.
27 Apr: Leicester Heritage Trust Bus & Rail Event, Great Central Railway, Quorn & Woodhouse Station Yard 1000-1700. Vehicle display, bus & rail rides, sale stalls 07891-071908. Leicestershire.
28 Apr: LT Country Bus Rally, East Grinstead, Sussex.
28 Apr: Spring Running Day, Aldridge Transport Museum, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
28 Apr: National "Drive it" Day, Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs.
3-6 May: Abbey Hill Steam Rally, Yeovil.
4-5 May: Magnificent Motors, Eastbourne seafront, East Sussex.
4-6 May: Llandudno Transport Festival, Bodafon Fields, Llandudno, North Wales.
4-6 May: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours "May Day Gold" Bank Holiday Operating Weekend.
5 May: Abingdon Air & Country Show, Abingdon Airfield (Dalton Barracks), Oxfordshire.
5 May: Blackpool Vehicle Preservation Group Rally, Jubilee Gardens, North Promenade, Cleveleys.
5 May: Catton Hall Classic Car & Transport Show, Alrewas, Derbyshire.
5 May: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Depot Open Sunday. Glasgow.
5-6 May: "Beer and Bands", Crich Tramway Village, Matlock, Derbyshire.
5-6 May: May Day Open Weekend, The Transport Museum, Wythall.
6 May: King Alfred Running Day, vintage bus services on routes in and around Winchester operated by Friends of King Alfred Buses and visiting vehicles. Hants.
11 May: Theydon Bois Transport Bazaar, Theydon Bois Village Hall (opposite village green). No car parking at village hall. Email for details. Essex.
12 May: Annual London to Brighton Run, Historic Commercial Vehicle Society. Sussex.
12 May: LT Country Bus Rally, Sevenoaks, Kent.
12 May: Classic Bus Day, Mid-Norfolk Railway, Dereham, Norfolk.
12 May: Basingstoke Festival of Transport & Autojumble, War Memorial Park.
12 May: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Bus & Coach Running Day from Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, Yorks.
12 May: "Beside the Seaside". Minehead Running Day with Taunton Historic Bus Group and Quantock Heritage, Somerset.
18 May: Auto Extravaganza, Leek Rotary Club, Heakley Hall Farm, Norton Green, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 8PW Staffs.
18 May: London Transport Museum, "Cab it!", London Underground Guided Tour at Acton Depot.
18 May: Wales on Wheels 2019. National Waterfront Museum and Dylan Thomas Square, Swansea.
18-19 May: Faversham Transport Weekend, Faversham, Kent.
18-19 May: MRX Model Railway Exhibition, Manchester Museum of Transport.
18-19 May: Rydabus, Island Buses Running Day based at Bus & Coach Museum, Ryde, Isle of Wight.
19 May: Fenland BusFest, Whittlesey Market Place, Cambridgeshire, with free buses to Peterborough, Ramsey (Classic Car Show), Thorney, Turves & Yaxley. Cambs.
19 May: The Potteries Running Day in conjunction with the Apedale Valley Light Railway, Loomer Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme. Email for more information. Staffs.
19 May: South Wales Classic Car Show, Cardiff City Football Ground.
19 May: Classic Transport Gathering, Crich Tramway Village welcoming pre-1977 vehicles.
19 May: Scottish Vintage Bus Museum Open Day, Lathalmond, Fife. 01383-623380.
25 May (Provisional): Stagecoach Depot Open Day at Morecambe, Lancs.
25-26 May: AEC Society Rally, Newark Showground, Notts.
25-27 May: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours "Spring Gold" Bank Holiday Operating Weekend.
25 May - 2 June: "Beside the Seaside" week, Crich Tramway Village will be transformed into a resort, complete with buckets and spades! Derbyshire.
26 May: Morecambe Bay "Ribble 100" Running Day & Display, Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust. Morecambe Promenade, Lancs.
26 May: Chippenham Bus Rally and Running Day, including "NBC 50", a National Bus Company celebration. Bristol Road Transport Collection.
26 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** "NBC 50", a National Bus Company celebration based in Winchester by Hampshire Bus Preservation and Southern Bus Events. Hants.
26-27 May: Ragley Hall Transport Show, Alcester, Warwickshire.
26-27 May: Spring Bank Holiday Open Days, The Transport Museum, Wythall. With displays by the Model Bus Federation and Metrobus 40th on the Monday.
27 May: Annual Bus Rally, Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Quainton, Bucks.
2 June: Tyne Tees Run, Historic Commercial Vehicle Society.
2 June: The North West Vehicle Restoration Trust Annual Running & Open Day based from their premises at Charleywood Road, Kirkby, Liverpool.
2 June: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Depot Open Sunday. Glasgow.
8-9 June: Fir Park Free Show, Firpark, on the A46, Lincolnshire.
o 9 June: Bournemouth Bus Rally & Running Day, Kings Park. Email for details. Dorset.
9 June: Luton Festival of Transport, Stockwood Park, Luton, Beds.
9 June: 51st East Coast Run, Hull (East Park) to Bridlington (Sewerby cliff top car park) for all vehicles over 20 years old. Transport stalls at Sewarby. Entry form from EYTCC Events, P.O. Box 320, Hull HU11 5QR or Email. Yorkshire.
9 June: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, Yorks.
15 June: London Transport Museum, "Cab it!", London Underground Guided Tour at Acton Depot.
15-16 June: Clwyd Vintage Vehicle Rally, Oswestry Showground.
16 June: "The Ridgeway Run" (Henley to Quainton), Historic Commercial Vehicle Society. Bucks.
16 June: Fathers Day Out, The Transport Museum, Wythall, W.Midlands.
16 June: Peak Park Preserved Bus Gathering, Rowsley South Station, Peak Rail Heritage Railway, on A6 between Bakewell and Matlock, Derbyshire.
16 June: Transport Festival, Trentham Gardens, Stoke-on-Trent.
22 June: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone, Kent.
22-23 June: The Original Bloxham Rally, 50th Show, Banbury, Oxfordshire.
22-23 June: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours Totally Models weekend, enhanced heritage tram tours, free vintage bus service, model displays and depot tours.
23 June: Bromley Pageant of Motoring, Norman Park, Bromley, Kent.
23 June: The Lawn Motor Show, Rochford, Essex.
23 June: "On the Buses" Summer Event, London Bus Museum, Brooklands.
29 June: Auction of London's Transport Collectables, Croydon Park Hotel, Altyre Rd., Croydon.
30 June: Classic Bus & Coach Rally, Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, Wirksworth DE4 4FB. Email for details. Derbyshire.
30 June: Stroud Vintage Bus Show, Stroud College, Stratford Rd, Stroud, GL5 4AH. Static buses and free bus vintage rides around the Stroud Valleys. Facebook: Stroud Vintage Bus Show 2019 or Email Adam Hall for details. Gloucestershire.
6 July: Chiswick Transport Collectors Fair, Chiswick Town Hall, London.
7 July (provisional): Eastbourne Classic Bus Running Day, based at the railway station. Facebook link. E.Sussex.
7 July: Uncompleted Northern Line extension Walk & Study Tour. Finsbury Park to Alexandra Palace. Booking essential. Email for details. London.
7 July: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Depot Open Sunday. Glasgow.
13-14 July: Wiston Steam Rally, Steyning, West Sussex.
13-14 July: "Sixties Fest", North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Trains, vehicles and music!
14 July: Peterborough Bus & Commercial Vehicle Rally, Sacrewell Farm (A47/A1 junction). All buses and commercials welcome. Free entry. Cambs.
14 July: Aldridge Transport Museum, Open & Running Day, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
14 July: Walsall Arboretum Transport Show, Broadway, Walsall.
14 July: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, Yorks.
14 July: Oswestry Classic & Vintage Transport Rally, British Ironwork Centre, Whitehall, Aston, Oswestry. 01691-610952.
20 July: Alton Bristol RE and Country Pub Running Day. Hants & Surrey RE Group.
20-21 July: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours "Tram Sunday Weekend".
21 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. Hants.
21 July: Tram Sunday, Fleetwood Festival of Transport, Lancs.
21 July: Ingatestone Hall Classic Car Show, Ingatestone, near Chelmsford, Essex CM4 9NR.
21 July: South Yorkshire Transport Trust, Summer Running Day, Eastwood Trading Estate, Rotherham, Yorks.
24-28 July: Manx Heritage Transport Festival, Isle of Man.
27 July: Essex Bus Rally (formerly Basildon Bus Rally), in association with The Londoner in the Country. Barleylands Farm Park, Billericay. Incorporates Visions International's "The Londoner in the Country" show. Free parking and free bus rides. Essex.
28 July: Toddington Classic Bus Rally & Running Day, Gloucester Warwickshire Railway, Toddington Station, Gloucestershire.
28 July: Lothian Buses 100th Anniversary, Bus Cavalcade, Edinburgh.
28 July: Beaumanor Hall Classic Car & Transport Show, Woodhouse, Leicestershire.
28 July: Worthing Sea Front Bus Gathering & Running Day, Worthing, West Sussex.
2-4 Aug: Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza, South Cerney airfield, nr.Cirencester. Incorporating the Bedford OB Get-together - all OBs welcome!
3 Aug: Newton Town Show, Mesnes Park, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside.
3-4 Aug: Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend, Calder Holmes Park HX7 8EE, Yorks.
4 Aug: Tinkers Park Bus Rally, Hadlow Down, Uckfield, E.Sussex TN22 4HS.
4 Aug: Trans Pennine Run, Historic Commercial Vehicle Society, from Middleton, near Manchester, to Harrogate.
4 Aug: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Family & Community Fun Day, Bridgeton Bus Garage, Glasgow.
4 Aug: Devon General Centenary Rally & Running Day, Newton Abbot Racecourse, Devon.
4 Aug: The Provincial Society Gosport Bus Rally, Stokes Bay, Gosport, Hants.
9-10 Aug: The Purbeck Rally, Wareham, Dorset.
10-11 Aug: World War II - Home Front Weekend, Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire..
11 Aug: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, Yorks.
11 Aug: Dewsbury Bus Museum, Summer Spectacular & Running Day, Ravensthorpe and The Mill Outlet, Batley, Yorks.
11 Aug: Running day at Hooton Park Trust Hangars, Ellesmere Port 1000-1600. Display and rides on former Crosville buses. Follow signs from M53 junction 6. Details at 0151-639-4929 or Email John Nolan. Cheshire.
12-16 Aug: Discovery Week, Crich Tramway Village, a week of discovery for all ages, focusing on the history and science of trams. Derbyshire.
17-18 Aug: Open Weekend, Scottish Vintage Bus Museum, Lathalmond, Fife, Scotland.
17-18 Aug: Model Tram and Railway Exhibition, Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire.
18 Aug: Key Publishing Buses Festival 2019, British Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire.
22-26 Aug: Great Dorset Steam Fair, Tarrant Hinton, near Blandford Forum.
24-25 Aug: "Dunsfold Wings & Wheels", Dunsfold Park, Surrey.
24-26 Aug: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours August Bank Holiday Gold Operating Weekend.
24-26 Aug: Fir Park Wings & Wheels Show, Firpark, on the A46, Lincolnshire.
25-26 Aug: Knebworth Classic Motor Show, Knebworth, Hertfordshire.
25-26 Aug: August Bank Holiday Operating Days at The Transport Museum, Wythall, W.Midlands.
31 Aug: East Kent 103 Vintage Bus Day, Walmer Green, Deal, Kent.
1 Sept: "On the Buses", Classic Bus Gala, Bewdley Station, Severn Valley Railway. Email here for vehicle and stallholder inquiries. Shropshire.
1 Sept: Crosville Heritage & Steam Rally, Weston-super-Mare. Email Kelvin Amos for details. Somerset.
1 Sept: Classic & Retro Show, Himley Hall, nr. Dudley, West Midlands.
1 Sept: Brentford Festival & Transport Display, Blondin Park. Essex.
1 Sept: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Depot Open Sunday. 0141-554-0544. Glasgow.
1 Sept: Trans Lancs Transport Show, joint event by Heaton Park Tramway, and the Manchester Museum of Transport with free heritage buses between the two.
1 Sept: Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway Bus Rally. 01797-362353 or email. Kent.
7 Sept: 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 Sept: South Yorkshire Transport Rally & Open Day at South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, Yorks.
8 Sept: Blackpool Vehicle Preservation Group, Display of buses, commercials and militaries with judging. South Promenade, Lytham St Annes.
8 Sept: Wentworth Classic Motor Show, Wentworth Woodhouse, Rotherham, Yorks.
8 Sept: Potteries Connection Running Day, The Gladstone Pottery Museum, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. Email for details. Staffs.
14-15 Sept: Northampton Transport Heritage, Classic Bus Services running around Northampton and surrounding area. Email for information.
14-15 Sept: Heritage Open Days (free admission), Manchester Museum of Transport.
21-22 Sept: Heritage Open Days (free admission), Manchester Museum of Transport.
21-22 Sept: Aldridge Transport Museum, Heritage Open Days (Free entry!), Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
21-22 Sept: "Salute to the '40s Weekend". Chatham Historic Dockyard, Kent.
21-22 Sept: The Footman James Sywell Classic Pistons & Props motoring festival, Sywell Aerodrome, Northants.
22 Sept: Swansea Bus Museum Running Day. Free trips around the city, displays and attractions at the Museum. Wales
22 Sept: Northampton Transport Heritage "Return to the Market Square". Classic buses running free local services in and around Northampton and some on static display. Email for information.
28 Sept: Lothian Buses 100th Anniversary, Doors Open Day, Edinburgh.
28-29 Sept: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours Tramway Anniversary Spectacular.
29 Sept: SHOWBUS International, Hertfordshire County Showground, Redbourn, Herts.
5 Oct: London Transport Museum, "Cab it!", London Underground Guided Tour at Acton Depot.
5 Oct: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone, Kent.
6 Oct: Wirral Bus & Tram Show, Taylor Street Transport Museum, Birkenhead, 1000-1600. All vehicles welcome. Email John Nolan or phone 0151-639-4929. Merseyside.
14 Oct: Autumn Running Day & WMPTE 50th, The Transport Museum, Wythall, W Midlands.
12 Oct: Theydon Bois Transport Bazaar, Theydon Bois Village Hall (opposite village green). No car parking at village hall. Email for details. Essex.
12 Oct: Pennine Buses Return to Skipton. Bus & Coach Running Day (Day 1). Aire Valley Transport Group, Yorkshire.
12-13 Oct: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Annual Open Weekend. 0141-554-0544. Glasgow.
12-13 Oct: Isle of Wight Classic Buses, Beer & Walks Weekend, based at the Isle of Wight Bus Museum, Ryde and also Newport Quay, Newport.
13 Oct: Yorkshire Dales Vintage Bus & Coach Running Day (Day 2), Skipton. Aire Valley Transport Group, Yorkshire.
13 Oct: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, Yorks.
19-20 Oct: "Transpo 50" Weekend, celebrating Greater Manchester's Transport 1969-2019 and 50 years since the formation of the PTE, Manchester Museum of Transport.
20 Oct: TransportFest 2019, London Bus Museum, Brooklands, Surrey.
20 Oct: Aldridge Transport Museum, Autumn Leaves Running Day, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
26 Oct: End of Season Twilight Running Day, The Transport Museum, Wythall, W.Midlands.
26 Oct: 15th Annual Samuel Ledgard Society Transport Collectors' Fair, Pudsey Civic Hall, near Leeds 1000-1500. Details from Barry Rennison 0113-236-3695 or email.
27 Oct: Bristol Vintage Bus Group Autumn Mini Running Day based at Flowers Hill, Brislington.
10 Nov: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, Yorks.
10 Nov: Cosham Autumn Transport Fair, Community Centre, Wootton Street, Cosham PO6 3AP 1000-1530. Stalls, models, refreshments & free bus rides. Email for details or Facebook: Vintage Transport Group. Hants.
i 16 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.
16 Nov: Northampton Transport Collectors Fair, Abington Church Rooms, Park Avenue North, Northampton NN3 2HT. 1000-1600, admission £1.50. Details from Steve Loveridge, 75 Bakers Crescent, Irchester, Wellingborough, NN29 7BA.
23-24 Nov: Blackpool Heritage Trams Seasonal Tours "Winter Gold" Operating Weekend.
24 Nov: Aldridge Transport Museum, Collectors' Fair, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
7 Dec: Ensignbus Heritage Bus Running Day". Christmas shopping services to Bluewater and Lakeside from Gravesend, Upminster, Grays, Tilbury, Brentwood etc.
7-8 Dec: The Christmas Cracker Transport Collectors' Market, Manchester Museum of Transport.
7-8 Dec: Blackpool Heritage Trams Santa Specials 1000-1600.
8 Dec: South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Open Day at Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, Yorks.
14 Dec: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone, Kent.
14-15 Dec: Blackpool Heritage Trams Santa Specials 1000-1600.
21-22 Dec: Blackpool Heritage Trams Santa Specials 1000-1600.


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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