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Last updated 22 September 2021

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 2021

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1 Jan: Black Prince Free Hourly Bus Service on part of former Route 87, Morley Railway Station - Town Hall - White Rose Shopping Centre.
1 Jan: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Happy New Year! East Anglia Transport Museum Open Day. Suffolk.
1 Jan: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** King Alfred Micro-Running Day based on Winchester Broadway 0930-1600. Free services using 3 double deckers (max 30 passengers per bus). 01737-823436. Hampshire.
2 Jan: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** 26th Annual Railway / Bus Collectors Fair, Pudsey Civic Hall, near Leeds, 1000-1500. Tel 0113-236-3695 or email for details.
16 Jan: The Omnibus Society, Midland Branch, meeting BY ZOOM.
14 Feb: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Oxford Bus Museum Free Valentines Day Heritage bus rides from the Museum. Oxford.
17 Feb: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Oxford Bus Museum Free Half Term Heritage bus rides from the Museum. Oxford.
20 Feb: The Omnibus Society, Midland Branch, MEETING BY ZOOM.
20 Feb: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone, Kent.
21 Feb: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Oxford Bus Museum Free Half Term Heritage bus rides from the Museum. Oxford.
6 Mar: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Winter Running Day & Buses by Night, afternoon and evening. Aldridge Transport Museum, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
6-7 Mar: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Tram Driving Taster Session Days, Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester.
7 Mar: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Cosham Spring Transport Fair, Community Centre, Wootton Street, Cosham PO6 3AP 1000-1530. Admission £1.50. Stalls, models, refreshments & free bus rides. Email for details or Facebook: Vintage Transport Group. Hants.
13 Mar: The Omnibus Society, South Wales & West Branch, AGM and talk. MEETING BY ZOOM.
13 Mar: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Delaine Bus Museum Open Day 1200-1600, Bourne, Lincolnshire.
14 Mar: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Oxford Bus Museum Free Mothers Day Heritage bus rides from the Museum. Oxford.
20 Mar: The Omnibus Society, Midland Branch, MEETING BY ZOOM.
27 Mar: The Omnibus Society, Northern Branch, AGM plus presentation, MEETING BY ZOOM. Stockton-on-Tees.
27-28 Mar: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Spring Spectacular Transport Collectors' Market, Manchester Museum of Transport.
28 Mar: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Bristol Vintage Bus Group Spring Mini Running Day, based at Flowers Hill, Brislington, Bristol.
3 Apr: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone, Kent.
3-4 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Tram Driving Taster Session Days, Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester.
3-5 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Easter Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
4 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Easter TransportFest Show, Museum of Power, Maldon, Essex,
4-5 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Oxford Bus Museum Free Easter Heritage bus rides from the Museum. Oxford.
4-5 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Easter Weekend, The Transport Museum, Wythall, W.Midlands.
4-5 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Easter Family Treasure Trail, East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft, Suffolk.
8-11 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Great North Steam Fair, Beamish, County Durham.
10 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Delaine Bus Museum Open Day 1200-1600, Bourne, Lincolnshire.
11 Apr: Spring Bus & Coach Gathering, London Bus Museum. ** UPDATE ** To be replaced with a Running Day on Route 65. Ealing to Kingston, Surrey.
17 Apr: The Omnibus Society, Northern Branch, MEETING BY ZOOM. Newcastle.
17-18 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
18 Apr: RLH Running Day in Stratford organised by Timebus to commemorate 50 years since the last RLH buses ran in LT service. East London.
18 Apr: Penzance & West Cornwall Vintage Bus Flyby. A socially-distanced run for local vintage buses to be enjoyed from afar via Facebook page. No public rides. Cornwall.
24 Apr: ** EVENT POSTPONED ** Ash Grove Bus Garage, 40th Anniversary Community Open Day. Hackney, East London.
25 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Amberley Spring Bus Show, Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, West Sussex.
25 Apr: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Spring Running Day, Aldridge Transport Museum, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
1 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Tram Driving Taster Session Day, Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester.
1-3 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** May Day Bank Holiday Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
1-3 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Llandudno Transport Festival, Bodafon Fields, Llandudno, North Wales.
2 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Medstead Depot Omnibus Group operating free vintage bus circular service from Alresford Station on the Watercress Line. Hampshire.
2 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Depot Open Sunday. Glasgow.
2-3 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** May Day Bank Holiday Event, The Transport Museum, Wythall, W.Midlands.
3 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** King Alfred Running Day, vintage bus services on routes in and around Winchester operated by Friends of King Alfred Buses. Hampshire.
3 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Oxford Bus Museum Free Bank Holiday Heritage bus rides from the Museum. Oxford.
8 May: Auction of London's Transport Collectables. Online only - see website.
8 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Delaine Bus Museum Open Day 1200-1600, includes heritage bus ride. Bourne, Lincolnshire.
15 May: Road Run on a circular route through Darlington (no passengers). Aycliffe & District Bus Preservation Society. Co.Durham.
15-16 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Haworth 1940s Weekend, free vintage bus service operated by Aire Valley Transport Group, West Yorkshire.
15-16 May: ** POSTPONED TO LATER IN THE YEAR ** Rydabus 2021, Southern Vectis Island Buses Running Day based at the Bus & Coach Museum, Ryde, Isle of Wight.
15-16 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** MRX Model Railway Exhibition, Manchester Museum of Transport.
15-16 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
16 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** LT Country Bus Rally, East Grinstead. Facebook page. Kent.
22 May: The Omnibus Society, Northern Branch, MEETING BY ZOOM. Durham.
22-23 May: ** MOVED FROM 1-2 MAY ** Magnificent Motors, Eastbourne seafront, East Sussex.
23 May: South Midland's Heritage Bus & Coach Run. Start 1000 from Hams Hall Business Park, Coleshill to Solihull, south Birmingham, Henley, Stratford (break), Warwick, Leamington, Coventry (break), Bedworth, Fillongley, Hams Hall. Open to all buses & coaches for all or part of the route. Email Dave Bickley or foden7@gmail.com for details. West Midlands.
23 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Dewsbury Bus Museum Golden Jubilee Spring Running Day. Ravensthorpe, Yorks.
23 May: Isle of Wight Festival of Transport, c/o Isle of Wight Steam Railway.
23 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Morecambe Bay Running Day & Display, Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust. Morecambe Football Club, Globe Arena, and the Promenade, Morecambe, Lancashire.
29 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Tram Driving Experience Day, Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester.
29-30 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** AEC Society Rally, Newark Showground, Notts.
30 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Great Yarmouth Running Day. Eastern Counties Bus Preservation Group. Norfolk.
30-31 May: Spring Bank Holiday Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
30-31 May: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Keighley Historic Transport Festival, linking the canal, Keighley & Worth Valley Railway and local buses, including a display by the Keighley Bus Museum. Yorkshire.
30-31 May: Spring Bank Holiday Open Days, The Transport Museum, Wythall. West Midlands.
31 May: Oxford Bus Museum Free Bank Holiday Heritage bus rides from the Museum. Oxford.
31 May: Annual Bus Rally, Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Quainton, Bucks.
5-6 June: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Woolpit Steam, Warren Farm, Wetherden, Suffolk. See also here.
5-6 June: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** St.Albans Steam & Country Show, Oaklands College, St.Albans, Herts.
6 June: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Depot Open Sunday. Glasgow.
6 June: ** POSTPONED UNTIL 2022 ** Northampton Transport Heritage Brixworth Sunday Saunter. A display of buses and free local rides at Brixworth Country Park. See Facebook page or Email for information. Northants.
6 June: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Medstead Depot Omnibus Group operating free vintage bus circular service from Alresford Station on the Watercress Line. Hampshire.
6 June (provisional): LT Country Bus Rally, Hitchin & Stevenage. Facebook page. Herts.
6 June: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Tyne Tees Run, Historic Commercial Vehicle Society.
12 June: Delaine Bus Museum Open Day 1200-1600, includes heritage bus ride. Bourne, Lincolnshire.
13 June: Tram Driving Experience Day, Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester.
13 June: ** APPEARS TO BE CANCELLED - NO DEFINITE INFORMATION ** LT Country Bus Rally, Sevenoaks. Facebook page. Kent.
13 June: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** 52nd East Coast Run, East Park Hull to Sewerby Cliff Top, Bridlington for all vehicles over 20 years old. Email for entry details. Yorkshire.
13 June: Oxford Bus Museum Country Bus Event & Heritage bus rides from the Museum. Oxford.
16 June: The Omnibus Society, Midland Branch, MEETING BY ZOOM.
18-21 June: Royal Blue Vintage Coach Run. A recreation of express coach routes. National centenary +1.
19 June: ** POSTPONED UNTIL 2022 ** Transport Day at Abington Park Museum, Northampton. Display of classic vehicles and free bus rides. See Facebook page or Email for information. Northants.
19 June: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone, Kent.
19-20 June: Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
19-20 June: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Holbeach Town & Country Fayre, Kings Field, Fen Road, Holbeach. Camping available. Details from 07939-724080. Lincs.
20 June: Durham Vintage Bus Gathering, Howlands park & ride, North East Bus Preservation Trust, Durham.
20 June: Tram Driving Taster Session Day, Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester.
20 June: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Fathers Day Out, The Transport Museum, Wythall, W.Midlands.
20 June: Oxford Bus Museum Free Fathers Day Heritage bus rides from the Museum. Oxford.
20 June: "Red & White 100", display of preserved buses and coaches at the Dean Forest Railway, Norchard, near Lydney, Gloucestershire.
27 June: Dewsbury Bus Museum, West Riding Omnibus Preservation Society Golden Jubilee Running Day, celebrating 50 years of Wakefield bus preservation. Heath Common, Wakefield, WF1 5SL Yorks.
27 June: Classic & Retro Show, The Lawn, Rochford, Essex.
27 June: "On the Buses" Summer Event, London Bus Museum, Brooklands.
2-4 July: 100 Years of Blackpool Buses. Tours displays and rides. Blackpool and the Fylde Coast.
3 July: McGills Greenock Depot Open Day. Bus tours, models, shuttle from West Stewart Street and Gourock Station. Glasgow.
3-4 July: Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
4 July: Medstead Depot Omnibus Group operating free vintage bus circular service from Alresford Station on the Watercress Line. Hampshire.
4 July: Whitley Bay Bus Rally, on The Links opposite Bournemouth Gardens car park. North East Bus Preservation Trust. North Tyneside.
4 July: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Eastbourne Classic Bus Running Day, based at the railway station. Facebook link. E.Sussex.
4 July: Classic Bus & Coach Rally, Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, Wirksworth Station, DE4 4FB. Email for details. Derbyshire.
4 July: Keighley Bus Museum 'Welcome back' Open Day at Riverside Technology Park. W.Yorks.
4 July: "The Ridgeway Run" (Henley to Quainton), Historic Commercial Vehicle Society. Bucks.
4 July: Oxford Bus Museum, Heritage bus rides from the Museum. Oxford.
4 July: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Depot Open Sunday. Glasgow.
10 July: Delaine Bus Museum Open Day 1200-1600, includes heritage bus ride. Bourne, Lincolnshire.
10-11 July: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Wiston Steam Rally, Steyning, West Sussex.
10-11 July: Railway Gala & Heritage Transport Show, Evesham Vale Light Railway, Cotswolds, Worcestershire.
11 July: Stroud Vintage Bus Show, Stroud College, Stratford Road GL5 4AH. 1000 to 1700. Gathering of vintage buses and coaches with free rides around the local area. Gloucestershire.
11 July: Bus Run to celebrate 90th Anniversary of Eastern Counties. Kings Lynn - Norwich - Swaffham. Eastern Counties Bus Preservation Group. Facebook link here. Norfolk.
11 July: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Thames Valley Centenary + 1, Vintage Bus Running Day, Reading. Berkshire.
11 July: Weston Park Motor Show, near Telford, Shropshire.
11 July: Walsall Arboretum Classic Motor Show, Broadway, Walsall.
11 July: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Aldridge Transport Museum, Open & Running Day, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
17 July: The Omnibus Society, Midland Branch, route tour in the West Midlands. Join us in Birmingham.
17 July: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** 10th Anniversary Open Day (cancelled last year) at the Xelabus depot in Eastleigh. Stalls, historic bus runs etc. Visiting vehicles and stall holders email for details. Hampshire.
18 July: Nottingham Area Bus Society Summer Running Day, Great Central Railway, Ruddington, Nottingham.
18 July: Big Lemon London to Brighton Electric Vehicle Rally, London Southbank to Madeira Drive, promoting sustainable transport. Brighton.
18 July: Oxford Bus Museum, Heritage bus rides from the Museum. Oxford.
21 July: The Omnibus Society, Midland Branch, talk by David Astill, MD of Nottingham City Transport. MEETING BY ZOOM.
24 July: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Sandtoft Gathering preview, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
24-25 July: Late July Trolley Weekend (replacing the Sandtoft Gathering), The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
25 July: North East Bus & Coach Show, Metrocentre Coach Park, North East Bus Preservation Trust. Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
25 July: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** The Sandtoft Gathering, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
25 July: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Lytham Hall Running Day, Lytham St Annes FY8 4JX c/o Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust. 1000-1600. Lancashire.
25 July: Beaumanor Hall Transport Nostalgia Show, Woodhouse, Leicestershire.
25 July: Bristol Vintage Bus Group Rally & Running Day based at Flowers Hill, Bristol.
28 July: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Noggin, Nosh & Natter, Commercial Transport in Preservation, The George Inn, Longbridge Deverill, near Warminster.
31 July: Auction of London's Transport Collectables. Online only - see website.
31 July - 1 Aug: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend, Calder Holmes Park, Yorks.
1 Aug: Keighley Bus Museum 'Yorkshire Day' at Riverside Technology Park. W.Yorks.
1 Aug: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Shrewsbury & Ironbridge Heritage Sightseeing Tour Company Running Day using the entire fleet, plus guest operators. Shropshire.
1 Aug: Medstead Depot Omnibus Group operating free vintage bus circular service from Alresford Station on the Watercress Line. Hampshire.
1 Aug: Family Fun Day, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St, St.Helens, Merseyside.
1 Aug: Bus & Coach Day, Mid-Norfolk Railway, Dereham, Norfolk.
1 Aug: Oxford Bus Museum, Heritage bus rides from the Museum. Oxford.
1 Aug: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust, Family & Community Fun Day, Bridgeton Bus Depot Open Sunday. Glasgow.
1 Aug: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Trans Pennine Run, Historic Commercial Vehicle Society, from Middleton, near Manchester, to Harrogate.
1 Aug: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Dorking Running Day, c/o Amersham & District Motorbus Society. Surrey.
7 Aug: Tram Driving Taster Session Day, Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester.
7-8 Aug: Vintage Transport Extravaganza, Severn Valley Railway. Classic & vintage vehicles welcome, Email for an application form. Kidderminster.
8 Aug: Tinkers Park Bus Rally, Hadlow Down, Uckfield, TN22 4HS East Sussex.
8 Aug: ** MOVED FROM 22 AUGUST AND VENUE CHANGED ** Key Publishing Buses Festival 2021, East of England Showground, Peterborough, Cambs.
8 Aug; "Buses to the Bill" Bus & Coach Road Run. Salisbury - Blandford Forum - Puddletown - Dorchester - Poundbury - Weymouth (for lunch)- Portland - Portland Bill. Email Dave Bickley for details. Wiltshire / Dorset.
8 Aug: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Dewsbury Bus Museum, Summer Spectacular & Running Day at Ravensthorpe and The Mill Outlet, Batley, Yorks.
8 Aug: Dundee Museum of Transport, Dundee Motor Show, Baxter Park.
13-15 Aug: Retro Festival, Newbury Showground, Berks.
14 Aug: Delaine Bus Museum Open Day 1200-1600, includes heritage bus ride. Bourne, Lincolnshire.
14 Aug: ** CANCELLED, BUT SEE 4 SEPT ** East Kent 105 Vintage Vehicle Run, without passengers. Canterbury-Thanet-Sandwich-Deal-St.Margaret's-Dover-Folkestone-Canterbury. Kent.
14 Aug: The Eighth Annual Wellingborough Bus Rally, Wellingborough Museum, Castle Way, Wellingborough NN8 1XB. 1000-1600, free entry. Free bus rides, memorabilia displays, sales stalls etc. Email for details or see the 794 Group Facebook page. Northants.
14 Aug: ** MOVED FROM 15 MAY ** 40th Anniversary of Crowborough Depot's closure (delayed by 1 year!), East Sussex.
14-15 Aug: Blues & Twos Weekend Trolleydays + firefighting, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
14-15 Aug: ** MOVED FROM 7/8 AUGUST ** Weald of Kent Steam Rally, Woodchurch, Kent.
14-15 Aug: World War II - Home Front Weekend, Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire.
15 Aug: Oxford Bus Museum, Heritage bus rides from the Museum. Oxford.
15 Aug: Members Open Day and Road Run, Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust. From depot at Freckleton to Lytham and Blackpool, departures every half hour 1100-1500. Public passengers will not be carried. Lancashire.
15 Aug: Kent & East Sussex Railway Bus Rally at Tenterden 1000-1600. Kent.
15 Aug: Suffolk Bus Run, Haverhill to Bury St Edmunds via Ipswich. Eastern Counties Bus Preservation Group. Suffolk.
15 Aug: North Norfolk Railway Vintage Transport Day. Free bus service between Holt and Sheringham stations half hourly 1000 until 1700. Norfolk.
20-22 Aug: Nostal Bus Rally 2021. Starts in Oudenaarde, Belgium. Bus display on Friday, rally through Ypres to Bruges on Saturday, closing event in Bruges on Sunday. Information (in English) for visitors and participants. Belgium.
21 Aug: Imberbus Car Free Day 2021, Routemaster services from Warminster railway station, across rarely-seen parts of Salisbury Plain. Only the scheduled buses permitted on the routes. Wiltshire.
21-22 Aug: Open Weekend, Scottish Vintage Bus Museum, Lathalmond, Fife, Scotland.
21-22 Aug: Model Tram and Railway Weekend, Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire.
22 Aug: Vehicles at the Brickworks Museum, Bursledon Brickworks Museum, Hants.
22 Aug: Lodge's Coaches Annual Car & Bus Show from 1000 (definitely on). Visiting vehicles welcome, pre-book on 01245-231262. The Garage, High Easter, Chelmsford, Essex.
22 Aug: ** MOVED FROM 9 MAY ** Basingstoke Festival of Transport & Autojumble, War Memorial Park. Hampshire.
22 Aug: ** MOVED FROM 2 MAY ** 60th Anniversary of Sheffield East Bank Garage. Open and Running Day at First South Yorkshire, Olive Grove, Sheffield. Email for details. Sheffield.
22 Aug: ** MOVED FROM 20 JUNE ** Peak Park Preserved Bus Gathering, Rowsley South Station, Peak Rail Heritage Railway, on A6 between Bakewell and Matlock, Derbyshire.
22 Aug: Vintage Bus Display and free bus service, Locomotion, Shildon. Aycliffe & District Bus Preservation Society. County Durham.
28-29 Aug: Midland Classic Heritage Bus Weekend. Saturday - Route 21 Swadlincote-Burton, Sunday - Route 401 Uttoxeter-Burton. E.Midlands.
28-30 Aug: August Bank Holiday Weekend Trolleydays, and British Trolleybus Society 60th Anniversary Weekend, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
28-30 Aug: "Bedford 90", 90 years since the first Bedford was built. Pages Park LU7 4TG, with Leighton Buzzard Railway. Displays, road run, stalls etc. c/o Bedford Enthusiasts Club. Bedford.
29 Aug: Apedale Transport Show and Bus Rally, Apedale Valley Light Railway. Email for details. M6 Junc 16, Staffordshire.
29-30 Aug: August Summer Bank Holiday Operating Days at The Transport Museum, Wythall, W.Midlands.
29-30 Aug: Knebworth Classic Motor Show, Knebworth, Hertfordshire.
30 Aug: Seaburn Bus & Coach Running Day, Recreation Ground. North East Bus Preservation Trust. Sunderland.
30 Aug: Oxford Bus Museum, Summer Bank Holiday Event with Heritage bus rides from the Museum. Oxford.
30 Aug: "Back to School Running Day". Network of 22 routes based on local school services in the Chippenham area. Wiltshire.
4 Sept: East Kent 105 Vintage Bus Day. Combined event with Dover Transport Museum. Kent.
5 Sept: "Devon General Remembered" Running Day at Tiverton. Devon General Society.
5 Sept: "35 Years of Badgerline" at Weston Super Mare Helicopter Museum. Featuring Badgerline and Bristol Omnibus but all buses welcome. For details Email Kelvin Amos. Somerset.
5 Sept: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Bromley Bus Preservation Group Running Day between East Grinstead & Godstone using ex London double deckers from Olympians to Tridents. Feeder services from Westerham, Oxted and Crawley. There is a Facebook page. Kent.
5 Sept: "Nostalgia 2021", Leek Rotary Club, Heakley Hall Farm, Norton Green, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 8PW Staffs.
5 Sept: Keighley Bus Museum Open Day. West Yorkshire.
5 Sept: "RF and Friends", RFs and more, surprises to be announced. Epping Ongar Railway. Essex.
5 Sept: Classic & Retro Show, Himley Hall, nr. Dudley, West Midlands.
5 Sept: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Bridgeton Bus Depot Open Sunday. Glasgow.
5 Sept: Autumn Road Run, to/from Salisbury Livestock Market, Commercial Transport in Preservation. Wiltshire.
5 Sept: Medstead Depot Omnibus Group operating free vintage bus circular service from Alresford Station on the Watercress Line. Hampshire.
11 Sept: Delaine Bus Museum Open Day 1200-1600, includes heritage bus ride. Bourne, Lincolnshire.
11 Sept: ** MOVED FROM 12 JUNE ** Abingdon Air & Country Show, Abingdon Airfield (Dalton Barracks), Oxfordshire.
11 Sept: Edinburgh Running Day. Gifford Transport Group. Scotland.
11 Sept: Alperton Garage Open & Running Day. Last opportunity - garage closes for ever! 1000-1600, sales stand and free trips. London.
11 Sept: Oxford Bus Museum Free Oxford Open Doors Day Heritage bus rides from around Oxford city.
11-12 Sept: Northampton Transport Heritage Open Days. Classic buses running around Northampton and surrounding area. See Facebook page or Email for information. Northants.
11-12 Sept: Heritage Open Days (free admission), Manchester Museum of Transport.
11-12 Sept: Winchester Heritage Open Days. Vehicle display and free vintage bus services by Friends of King Alfred Buses. Hampshire.
11-12 Sept: Steampunk Weekend, Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire.
12 Sept: ** MOVED FROM 16 MAY ** Taunton Vintage Bus Day. Taunton Historic Bus Group. Free vintage bus service between Taunton and Wellington via Sheppy's Cider Farm. Somerset.
12 Sept: King's Lynn Heritage Open Day, Free Heritage heritage bus service around the town. Norfolk.
12 Sept: Open Day at South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, Yorks.
12 Sept: Blackpool Vehicle Preservation Group, Display of buses, commercials and militaries with judging. South Promenade, Lytham St Annes, Lancs.
12 Sept: Wyvern Bus Preservation Group event, Worcester Warriors Stadium, WR3 8ZE. Worcester.
12 Sept: Halifax Heritage Bus Day. There is also a Facebook page. Halifax Town Centre.
12 Sept: ** MOVED FROM 6 JUNE ** The North West Vehicle Restoration Trust Annual Running & Open Day (and 10th Anniversary of the NWVRT) based at Charley Wood Road, Kirkby, Liverpool. Merseyside.
18 Sept: Kingsbridge 7'6" Bus Running Day. Free vintage bus services on coast and country routes from Kingsbridge bus station. Celebrating "SU 60 + 1". South Devon.
18 Sept: Tram Operating Day, Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire.
18 Sept: Dundee Museum of Transport, Bus Day with the Angus Transport Group. Scotland.
18 Sept: Barnet Transport Fair, Christ Church Hall, St Albans Road, Barnet EN5 4LA. Many buses stop at The Spires Shopping Centre nearby. Nearest Tube station High Barnet. 1100-1430, £2. Email for details.
18-19 Sept: "Salute to the '40s Weekend", Chatham Historic Dockyard, Kent.
18-19 Sept: Heritage Open Days (free admission), Manchester Museum of Transport.
18-19 Sept: Sywell Classic Pistons & Props motoring festival, Sywell Aerodrome, Northants.
18-19 Sept: Models Weekend, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
19 Sept: Northampton Transport Heritage "100 Years of United Counties Omnibuses". Northampton Market Square with a display of buses and free local rides. See Facebook page or Email for information. Northants.
19 Sept: Amberley Autumn Bus Show and Running Day, Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, West Sussex.
19 Sept: 25th Anniversary Open Day, Aldershot & District Omnibuses Rescue & Restoration Society. Free admission. Milland, Liphook, Hampshire.
19 Sept (provisional): "Recreating the 635". Chippenham-Bristol route 635 back for one day only. Wiltshire.
19-20 Sept: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust "Doors Open Days". PRE-BOOKING ONLY. Glasgow.
24-27 Sept: The Omnibus Society, Presidential Weekend.
25 Sept: Delaine Bus Museum Heritage Running Day 0930-1630. Frequent heritage bus rides on two routes. Bourne, Lincolnshire.
25 Sept: Tinkers Park Open Day, Hadlow Down, Uckfield, TN22 4HS East Sussex.
25 Sept: ** MOVED FROM 8 MAY ** "Lee Victory Festival", The Provincial Society, Hants.
25-26 Sept: Autumn Transport Gala, Beamish Living Museum, County Durham.
25-26 Sept: Trolleybus Weekend, East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft, Suffolk.
25-26 Sept: Kettering Vintage Rally and Steam Fayre, Cranford, Northants.
26 Sept: ** MOVED FROM 25 APRIL ** Hulleys of Baslow Centenary Event, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire.
26 Sept: "SHOWBUS", Hertfordshire County Showground, near St Albans, Herts.
2 Oct: Theydon Bois Transport Bazaar, Theydon Bois Village Hall (opposite village green) CM16 7ER. 1100-1530, £3, refreshments. Large public car park. Email for details. Essex.
2 Oct: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone, Kent.
2 Oct: ** UPDATE ** Heritage Plaxton Coach Gathering, Kirklees Light Railway. Free viewing of coaches and rides to/from Denby Dale station, but please buy tickets in advance to access other attractions at Whistlestop Valley.
2-3 Oct: Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
3 Oct: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** White Rose Bus Group Rally, Kirklees Light Railway. West Yorkshire.
3 Oct: Medstead Depot Omnibus Group operating free vintage bus circular service from Alresford Station on the Watercress Line. Hampshire.
3 Oct: ** MOVED FROM 18 JULY ** South Yorkshire Transport Trust, Open & Running Day, Eastwood Trading Estate, Rotherham, Yorks.
3 Oct: Keighley Bus Museum Open Day. West Yorkshire.
3 Oct: Midland Red Running Day, The Transport Museum, Wythall, W Midlands.
3 Oct: Chesham & Amersham Running Day, c/o Amersham & District Motorbus Society. Bucks.
3 Oct: Wirral Transport Show, Taylor Street Transport Museum, Birkenhead, 1000-1600. Displays, stalls, refreshments, bus trips to local sites etc. Email John Nolan or phone 0151-639-4929. Merseyside.
9 Oct: Delaine Bus Museum Open Day 1200-1600, includes heritage bus ride. Bourne, Lincolnshire.
9 Oct: Pennine Buses Return to Skipton. Bus & Coach Running Day (Day 1). Aire Valley Transport Group, Yorkshire.
9 Oct: Barton Heritage "Founders Day", Chilwell Garage, Beeston, Notts.
9 Oct: Running Day on Route 93, between Putney Heath, Epsom and Dorking. c/o The London Bus Museum. Surrey.
9 Oct: Quorn & Woodhouse Bus & Train Spectacular, Great Central station Quorn & Woodhouse yard. Leicestershire.
9-10 Oct: Isle of Wight Classic Buses, Beer and Walks Weekend ** REPLACED WITH VECTIS BUS 100 EVENT ** Bus & Coach Museum, Ryde, Isle of Wight.
9-10 Oct: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Annual Open Weekend, Bridgeton Bus Depot. Glasgow.
10 Oct: ** MOVED FROM 10 APRIL ** South East Bus Festival, Kent Showground, Detling, Kent.
10 Oct: ** MOVED TO 17 OCTOBER ** "Sprat & Winkle Run", Sevenoaks to Hastings, Historic Commercial Vehicle Society.
10 Oct: Open Day at South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, Yorks.
10 Oct: Yorkshire Dales Vintage Bus & Coach Running Day, Aire Valley Transport Group, Skipton, Yorkshire.
16-17 Oct: ** MOVED FROM 4 JULY ** 101 Years of Salford Buses, Manchester Museum of Transport.
17 Oct: ** MOVED FROM 10 OCTOBER ** "Sprat & Winkle Run", Sevenoaks to Hastings, Historic Commercial Vehicle Society.
17 Oct: Tram Driving Taster Session Day, Heaton Park Tramway, Manchester.
17 Oct: Isle of Axholme Running Day, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
17 Oct: Cambridgeshire Bus Run, Wisbech to March via Cambridge. Eastern Counties Bus Preservation Group. Cambridge.
17 Oct: Aldridge Transport Museum, Autumn Leaves Running Day, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
24 Oct: Oxford Bus Museum Free Half Term Heritage bus rides from the Museum. Oxford.
24 Oct: TransportFest 2021, London Bus Museum, Brooklands, Surrey.
27 Oct: Oxford Bus Museum Free Half Term Heritage bus rides from the Museum. Oxford.
29-30 Oct: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
30 Jan: Auction of London's Transport Collectables. Online only - see website.
30 Oct: 17th Annual Samuel Ledgard Society Transport Collectors' Fair, Pudsey Civic Hall, near Leeds 1000-1500. Details from Barry Rennison 0113-236-3695 or email.
30 Oct: Halloween Event, East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft, Suffolk.
30 Oct: The Londoner Live "PD @ 40", 40th Anniversary of the opening Plumstead Bus Garage (Stagecoach), in aid of Macmillan Cancer. Bus displays, sales stands, refreshments, shuttle buses from Woolwich Arsenal, and a mini tour of the area for ticket holders. Tickets available on the day, or (cheaper) by advance booking here. London.
30-31 Oct: Weekend Trolleydays, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
31 Oct: Oxford Bus Museum Free Half Term Heritage bus rides from the Museum. Oxford.
31 Oct: End of Season Twilight Running Day, The Transport Museum, Wythall, W.Midlands.
31 Oct: Bristol Vintage Bus Group Autumn Mini Running Day based at Flowers Hill, Brislington. Bristol.
5-6 Nov: Aldenham Transport Spectacular, Fri 1200-1800, Sat 1000-1600, Allum Hall, Allum Lane, Elstree, Herts.
6 Nov: Regent Street Motor Show, showcasing 125 years of motoring. Regent Street will be pedestrianised and 500,000 visitors are expected.
7 Nov: Black Cat Travel Depot Open Day, Harmston, Lincoln.
7 Nov: Bristol RE Mini Running Day, 1000-1630, routes in and around Winchester. Hampshire.
7 Nov: Lichfield Heritage Bus Running Day. Free heritage bus services centred around Lichfield with services to Sutton Coldfield, Burton upon Trent, Rugeley and Tamworth. Email for information and entries. Staffs.
7 Nov: Keighley Bus Museum Twilight Running Day, 1200-1800. West Yorkshire.
7 Nov: Muswell Hill Running Day. Routes running; 134a with RMs, 212 with RFs and 212 EXPRESS, 244 and 251a with RTs. For more details contact 07956-528474. London.
13 Nov: Northampton Transport Collectors Fair, Roade Village Hall NN7 2LS 1000-1600. Free vintage bus from Northampton. Stall bookings and details from Steve Loveridge, 794 Preservation Group, 75 Bakers Crescent, Irchester NN29 7BA. Northants.
14 Nov: Dewsbury Bus Museum, Golden Jubilee End-of-Season Autumn Running Day including the Wulfrunian Reunion, Ravensthorpe, Yorks.
14 Nov: Open Day at South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, Yorks.
20 Nov: Twilight & After Dark Trolleyday, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, near Doncaster. Lincolnshire.
20 Nov: Enfield Transport Bazaar, St.Paul's Centre, 102 Church St, Enfield EN2 6AR. 2 minutes walk from Enfield Chase Station and 10 minutes from Enfield Town Stn. 1100-1430, £3, NO PUBLIC CAR PARKING! Email for details.
21 Nov: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Cosham Autumn Transport Fair, Community Centre, Wootton Street, Cosham PO6 3AP 1000-1530. Admission £1.50. Stalls, models, refreshments & free bus rides. Email for details or Facebook: Vintage Transport Group. Hants.
21 Nov (provisional): Doleham Rail Replacement. "Southern don't replace trains to Doleham but, for one day only, we will." Wiltshire.
26 Nov: London Transport Museum, Depot Discovery Tours at Acton Depot.
27 Nov: Christmas Family Fun Day, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St, St.Helens, Merseyside.
28 Nov: Aldridge Transport Museum, Collectors' Fair, Aldridge, nr.Walsall WS9 8TP.
4 Dec: Ensignbus Christmas Heritage Bus Running Day. London.
4 Dec: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair, Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone, Kent.
4-5 Dec: The Christmas Cracker Transport Collectors' Market, Manchester Museum of Transport.
12 Dec: Oxford Bus Museum Father Christmas visit and free bus rides from the Museum. Oxford.
12 Dec: Open Day at South Yorkshire Transport Museum, Aldwarke premises, Rotherham, Yorks.
19 Dec: Oxford Bus Museum Father Christmas visit and free bus rides from the Museum. Oxford.


Does anyone please have 2021 dates for these (past) 2020 events?

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21 Nov: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** 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. Surrey.
6 Dec: Three Shires Winter Road Run. Starts 1000 at Tamworth Services, routing via Ashby, Kegworth, Loughborough, Quorn, Leicester, Coalville, Ibstock back to Tamworth around 1530. Email for details.
6-21 Dec: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Santa Tram, East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft, Suffolk.
12-13 Dec: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Blackpool Heritage Trams Santa Specials 1000-1600.
12-13 Dec: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Santa Weekend, North West Museum of Road Transport, Hall St, St.Helens, Merseyside.
13 Dec: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Halifax Heritage Bus Day, now amended to the Holme & Calder Bus Run 1030-1600. Facebook page here. Organisers website here. Yorkshire.
19-20 Dec: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Blackpool Heritage Trams Santa Specials 1000-1600.
19-20 Dec: Ride the Lights East Anglia Transport Museum Open Day. Suffolk.
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.
30 Dec: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Mid-Sussex Transport Fair, Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath, 07932-812268. W.Sussex.


Events Diary 2022

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1 Jan: Chester & Wrexham Charity Heritage Bus Running Day. Large selection of vehicles running on free service 1H. Cheshire.
1 Jan: Oxford Bus Museum, New Year's Day Free Heritage Bus rides from the Museum 1030 to 1630. Oxfordshire.
1 Jan: "Ale & Ride", The Provincial Society and CAMRA running free vintage buses on Route 22 so that you can experience fine ales and excellent food between Fareham, Titchfield, Stubbington, Lee on Solent and Gosport, Hants.
8 Jan (provisional): Chiswick Transport Collectors Fair, Chiswick Town Hall, London.
29 Jan: Auction of London's Transport Collectables. Online only - see website.
12 Mar: ** EVENT CANCELLED ** Transport Collectors Market, Chiswick Town Hall, 1100 to 1500. London.
27 Mar (provisional): Dorking Running Day, c/o Amersham & District Motorbus Society. Surrey.
2 Apr: South East Bus Festival, Kent Showground, Detling, Kent.
9-10 Apr: UK Coach Rally, Blackpool Promenade, Lancs.
10 Apr: Spring Gathering, London Bus Museum, Brooklands.
23-24 Apr: Sandbach Transport Festival, Cheshire.
24 Apr: National "Drive it" Day, Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs.
1-2 May: "Leyland National 50" event, celebrating 50 years of Leyland in West Cumbria. Workington Transport Heritage Trust. Whitehaven Harbourside, Cumbria.
8 May: Annual London to Brighton Run, Historic Commercial Vehicle Society. Sussex.
14-15 May (provisional): Faversham Transport Weekend. Bus event on the Saturday. Faversham, Kent.
15 May: Fenland BusFest, Whittlesey Market Place, Cambridgeshire.
10-12 June: Retro Festival, Newark Showground, Nottingham.
12 June: Bromley Pageant of Motoring, Norman Park, Bromley, Kent.
12 June: Luton Festival of Transport, Stockwood Park, Luton, Beds.
25-26 June: Towy Valley Vintage Club Annual Show at Pontargothi Showground, near Carmarthen SA32 7NG. Access off the A40. Saturday evening entertainment and on-site camping available. Wales.
3 July: Bournemouth Bus Rally & Running Day, Kings Park, Dorset. Email for details. Dorset.
16 July: Barrow Festival of Transport, Town Centre, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.
17 July: Tram Sunday, Fleetwood Festival of Transport, Lancs.
17 July: Alton Bus Rally & Running Day, Anstey Park, Alton GU34 2NB. Free entry and free bus services. Over 150 buses & coaches expected plus large display of other vehicles. Hampshire.
27-31 July: Manx Heritage Transport Festival, Isle of Man.
31 July: Worthing Sea Front Bus Gathering & Running Day, Worthing, West Sussex.
5-7 Aug: The Purbeck Rally, Wareham, Dorset.
5-7 Aug: Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza, South Cerney airfield, nr.Cirencester.
6 Aug: Newton Town Show, Mesnes Park, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside.
7 Aug: The Provincial Society Gosport Bus Rally, Stokes Bay, Gosport, Hants.
14 Aug: WHOTT Rally & Dorchester Bus Running Day, West Country Historic Omnibus & Transport Trust. Dorset.
25-29 Aug: Great Dorset Steam Fair, Tarrant Hinton, near Blandford Forum.
26-29 Aug: Hellingly Festival of Transport, Broad Farm, Hellingly, East Sussex.
3-4 Sept: The Great Harwood Bus Rally & Open Weekend, Great Harwood Showground, Hyndburn, organised by The Town & District Transport Trust. Lancashire.
4 Sept: Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway Bus & Taxi Rally, Hythe. Email for a booking form or call 01797-362353. Kent.
4 Sept: Brentford Festival & Transport Display, Blondin Park, near Northfields tube station, London W5.
1-3 Nov: Euro Bus Expo, Bus & Coach Industry Exhibition, NEC, Birmingham.


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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