2016’s Event

The event continued to grow for the 2016 event, with a variety of buses and coaches from past generations taking part.

As well as the static and ‘service’ buses, attractions this year included a classic car display, enthusiast stalls and Blackdown Hills Market, a display of model trams in the Museum of Somerset, and an open day at the Buses of Somerset depot.

Our thanks to all involved.

The following buses / coaches ran ‘in service’ –

Double Deck Buses

Barton 851 (851 FNN), 1960 AEC Regent V / Northern Counties
Bath Services 8089 (OHY 938), 1952 Bristol KSW / ECW
Bath Services L 8515 (969 EHW), 1959 Bristol LD / ECW
Bournemouth 262 (H262 MFX), 1991 Dennis Dominator / East Lancs

Bristol C3386 (JHT 802), 1946 Bristol K / ECW
Caerphilly UDC 36 (LNY 536D), 1966 Leyland PD2 / Massey
Crosville DFG 81 (891 VFM), 1962 Bristol FSF / ECW (open top)

Damory Coaches 5070 (GEL 686V), 1980 Bristol VR / ECW
Devon General 19992 (LRV 992 – new to Portsmouth Corporation), 1956 Leyland PD2 / Metro-Cammell (open top)
Huddersfield JOC 178 (JVH 378), 1955 AEC Regent III / E. Lancs
Huddersfield JOC 217 (CCX 777), 1945 Daimler CWA6 / Duple
London Transport RT 1599 (KLB 721), 1950 AEC RT / Park Royal

‘Scout  Motor Services 18’ (RTC 822 – Originally Rawtenstall Corporation 18), 1953 Leyland PD2 / Leyland
Southern National 934 (VDV 134S), 1977 Bristol VR / ECW
Stockport 65 (HJA 965E), 1967 Leyland Titan PD2 / Neepsend

Western National 353 (FTT 704), 1945 Bristol K6A / ECW
Western National 1056 (OTA 290G), 1969 Bristol VR / ECW
Western National 1075 (BFJ 175L), 1975 Bristol VR / ECW

Western National 1121 (VDV 121S), 1978 Bristol VR / ECW
Western National 1168 (FDV 780V), 1979 Bristol VR / ECW
Western National 1936 (VDV 753), 1957 Bristol LDL / ECW (open top)
Western National 1969 (468 FTT), 1960 Bristol FLF / ECW

Single Deck Buses and Coaches

Bere Regis & District CLJ 413Y, 1983 Bristol LHS / Plaxton
Bournemouth 44 (JLJ 401), 1949 Leyland Tiger PS2 / Burlingham

Bristol Omnibus 353 (DHW 293K), 1972 Bristol LHL / ECW
Carmel Coaches (new to Way, Crediton, LOD 495), 1950 Albion Victor / Duple

Crosville CRG 103 (AFM 103G), 1969 Bristol RELH / ECW
Crosville KA 244 (LFM 320), 1949 Leyland Tiger PS1 / Weymann
Crosville TA 5 (JFM 575), 1948 AEC Regal III / Strachans
Davey Coaches MRL 765, 1950 Austin K8 / Tiverton (new to Chapman Bros)
Exeter Corporation 66 (EFJ 666), 1938 Leyland Tiger TS8 / Cravens

Hawkey’s, Newquay 100 VRL, 1964 AEC Reliance / Harrington
Mendip Mule 864 (new to Southern Vectis – TDL 564K), 1971 Bristol RELL / ECW (open top)
North Western 206 (CDB 206), 1950 Bristol L5G / Weymann
Royal Blue (Southern National) 2250, 1960 Bristol MW / ECW

Royal Blue (Western National) 1420 (EDV 502D), 1964 Bristol MW / ECW
Thames Valley S 302 (new to Crosville – GFM 882), 1948 Bristol L6A / ECW
West Riding 725 (EHL 336), 1953 Leyland PS2 / Roe
Western National 1613 (LTA 772), 1951 Bristol LWL / ECW
Yelloway WDK 562T, 1979 AEC Reliance / Plaxton

We are most grateful to all the vehicle owners