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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"  
     
 
Thames Valley 100
The London transport Museum’s 1914 B Type ‘Battlebus’ is confirmed as attending and will be on display at Reading Station. Thames Valley Bristol K, KSW, FLF, L, LL, LWL and LH types will operate on free bus services together with Alder Valley and Bee Line representatives. More details here.
 
Thames Valley 100

Pre-order your programme for our Centenary event on 2 August. A cavalcade expected to contain at least 12 vintage Thames Valley buses will leave Bridge Avenue, Maidenhead at 09:10 for Reading. More details here.

 
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

02 August 2015

Thames Valley 100

Celebrating the centenary of the start of bus services between Reading and Maidenhead by the forerunners of the Thames Valley Traction Company. Click here for details


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
09 August Bristol Vintage Bus Group, Rally & Open Day, Brislington
06 September Severn Valley Railway 50th Anniversary Year – On the Buses, Bewdley
12-13 September South Devon Railway – Heritage Transport Gala, Buckfastleigh
04 October West of England Transport Collection – Open Day, Winkleigh

 
     
 

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