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TV&GWOT has supported the Great Western Society and Didcot Railway Centre in organising a transport Rally and vintage bus running day in recent years.
The events are based adjacent to the Railway Centre and Didcot Parkway station and typically take place on the first Sunday in June.
The network of routes trace former Great Western Railway Road Motors, Thames Valley and City of Oxford bus routes and include destinations like Wantage, Blewbury, Chilton, Wallingford and Abingdon, many passing through pretty rural villages.
In 2019, 24 buses and coaches complemented a display of vintage cars in Ladygrove Park and other transport attractions at the Didcot Railway Centre. Free bus rides ran over a network of six routes giving 3,373 passenger journeys.
Programmes are produced by TV&GWOT for each event. Beyond a record of the vehicles in service and the routes for the running day, these programmes include newly researched articles on aspects of the local transport scene over the years, lavishly illustrated with old photographs and ephemera from the Trust’s Collection.
Themes addressed in the pages of Didcot Running Day programmes to date include:
While stocks remain past event programmes are available to purchase at the discounted price of £3 each including p&p.
TV&GWOT’s Blog also has an account of the 2016 Didcot event.
The Gallery below shows examples of the vehicles and scenery to be enjoyed at Didcot:
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