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  WELCOME TO THE THAMES VALLEY & GREAT WESTERN OMNIBUS TRUST  
  A registered charity committed to keeping alive the rich history of road passenger transport "fro' Paddington to Penzance"  
     
 
Kingsbridge Running Day 2015
Just a a few weeks to go until our annual Kingsbridge Vintage Bus Running Day. Join us in sunny South Devon on Saturday 19 September for blue skies, sand, sea, country lanes, and free vintage bus services in this unique part of the world.
 
Thames Valley 100

Thousands turned out to help us celebrate #TV100 in August, with the largest ever coming together of preserved Thames Valley vehicles. Almost four thousand passengers sampled our free bus services between Reading, Maidenhead and Streatley, and many more enjoyed our display of early motorbuses at Reading station.

 

 
Royal Blue Run 2015
Seventeen coaches joined in the June 2015 Royal Blue Run, all returning safely after a round trip of at least 615 miles. Relive the run in photos and film by taking a trip to our blog, and click here to read more about the history of our Royal Blue Coach Runs.
 
Successful first Didcot Transport Rally

TV&GWOT organised vintage bus services to Didcot Parkway, Chilton and Wantage on former GWR Road Motors routes details here.

 

 
Penzance 2015: A Record Breaker

The sights and sunshine of West Cornwall brought a record number of visitors to our Penzance Running Day on 19 April. We recorded 4,826 passenger journeys, with 26 vehicles in service. Click here to relive the day.

 
446 Supporters' Inaugural Run
Our 1946 Bristol K6A revisited its former bases across the Thames Valley in March, during a special tour for those who enabled the Trust to secure the bus last year. Click here to read more about 446.
 
Apprenticeships

TV&GWOT now wishes to recruit two specialist apprentices to help develop and maintain the vehicle collection. Both on the job training and tuition within a specialist technical academy are components of the scheme. For more information click here.

TV&GWOT Events 2015/6

19 September 2015

Kingsbridge 7'6" Vintage Bus Running Day.

Free vintage bus services in the South Hams, Devon. Click here for details.


17 April 2016

Penzance VR Revival and Vintage Bus Running Day.

Free vintage bus services in West Cornwall. Click here for details


TV&GWOT will be attending the following events
05 September Celebrate Plymouth - Free vintage bus services marking the final day of First Devon
12-13 September South Devon Railway Heritage Transport Gala, Buckfastleigh
04 October West of England Transport Collection Open Day, Winkleigh

 
     
 

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