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markkirk85 12:29pm, 28 January 2011
Events Diary 2011

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1 Jan: Stephensons Southend Heritage Bus Running Day (Castle Point Transport Museum will be open).

1-2 Jan: Oxford Bus Museum, New Year's Weekend opening.

2 Jan ** Not 1 Jan ! **: King Alfred Bus Running Day & Transport Enthusiasts Bazaar, Broadway, Winchester.

8 Jan: Chiswick Rail & Bus Collectors Fair, Chiswick Town Hall, London.

8 Jan: "The Humber Hopper" enthusiast trip around the Hull area from Hull Truck Theatre (depart 1045), using at least 4 Olympians from the "Fairway" fleet. £10 fare. Bring a hi-viz vest. Leo's Bus & Coach Tours.

9 Jan (now confirmed): North Staffs 'Winter Wanderer' Running Day, Stoke on Trent area.

15 Jan: Annual Railway/Bus Collectors Fair, Pudsey Civic Hall, Leeds. 0113-282-4986.

26 Jan (evening): Burton Toy & Train Collectors Fair, Town Hall, Burton on Trent. 01623-870666.

29 Jan: "The Sweyne Swinger" enthusiast trip from Goole rail station (depart 1030) via Thorne to the 'Sweyne' depot near Swinefleet and return. Lunch in Scunthorpe. £12.50 fare. Bring a hi-viz vest. Leo's Bus & Coach Tours.

12 Feb: "Dewhirst Dash" enthusiast trip around the Bradford area, using 4 Dewhirst Coaches double deckers. Feeder service from Leeds. Leo's Bus & Coach Tours.

13 Feb: Model Bus Extravaganza, Crosville WMC, Chester St., Crewe.

26 Feb: Enfield Spring Transport Bazaar, St.Stephen's Church Hall, Park Avenue, Enfield. Email for details.

26-27 Feb: Bury Transport Collectors Fair, Bury Transport Museum, Castlecroft Road, Bury. 0777-939-4575.

5 Mar: "The Lion's Pride" enthusiast trip from Blackburn rail station (depart 1030) to the 'Moving People' depot in Accrington and return. Lunch in Burnley. £10 fare. Bring a hi-viz vest. Leo's Bus & Coach Tours.

12-13 Mar: North Norfolk Railway, Celebration Spring Steam Gala with free classic bus services. All buses welcome!

12-23 Mar: London Transport Museum, Open Weekend at Acton Depot.

13 Mar: Dewsbury Bus Museum, Open Day and Spring Transport Fair.

26 Mar: "Vehicles of Yesteryear" Rally, Pevensey Bay car park, E.Sussex.

26 Mar: "The Lion Hunter" enthusiast trip to Northampton from Derby rail station (depart 0730) and Leicester Haymarket bus station (depart 0815) on a Nottingham Volvo Citybus. Contact Leo's Bus & Coach Tours.

26 Mar: Classic & Vintage Commercials Enthusiasts Day and Auction, Three Counties Showground, Malvern.

26-27 Mar: Spring Transport Festival, Manchester Museum of Transport, 0161-205-2122.

27 Mar: Bristol Vintage Bus Group Running Day from Brislington.

3 Apr: ** COBHAM EVENT MOVED TO 10 APRIL **

9 Apr: M&D 100, Centenary of Maidstone & District Motor Services, Kent Showground, Detling.

9-10 Apr: Trolley Weekend, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391

9-10 Apr: UK Coach Rally, East of England Showground, Peterborough.

9-10 Apr: North Norfolk Railway Train & Bus Weekend, with rally on the Sunday. All buses welcome! Bus entries email here.

10 Apr: ** MOVED FROM 3 APRIL ** Annual Spring Bus & Coach Gathering & RF60, London Bus Preservation Trust, Dunsfold Aerodrome, Surrey (with bus service from Guildford station). Museum not open.

14-17 Apr: Great North Steam Fair, Beamish, County Durham.

16 Apr: Irish Transport Trust Bus & Coach Rally, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Cultra, County Down. 07738-941848.

16-17 Apr: Classic & Vintage Weekend, East Anglia Transport Museum. 01502-518459.

17 Apr: Penzance Bus Running Day, regional routes from Penzance bus station, Cornwall Bus Preservation Society.

17 Apr: LT Country Bus Rally, East Grinstead.

17 Apr: Sandbach Transport Festival, Cheshire.

23-25 Apr: Easter Trolley Weekend, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391

24 Apr: National "Drive it" Day. Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs.

24 Apr: Open Day. Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum, Lincoln. 01522-500566.

24 Apr (and every Sunday until 2 Oct): Open Day, Scottish Vintage Bus Museum, Lathalmond, Fife. 01383-623380.

24-25 Apr: Medway Festival of Steam & Transport. Chatham Historic Dockyard, Kent. 01634-823800

24-25 Apr: Easter Operating Days, The Transport Museum, Wythall.

24-25 Apr: Easter 1940s Weekend, Crich Tramway Village.

25 Apr: Carnival of Transport, Coleford, Gloucestershire. Free Park & Ride.

30 Apr - 1 May: Magnificent Motors, Eastbourne seafront, East Sussex. 01323-415442.

30 Apr - 2 May: Cavalcade of Transport & Country Fair, Rushden, Northants. 01933-315006.

30 Apr - 2 May: Llandudno Transport Festival, Bodafon Fields, Llandudno, North Wales.

30 Apr - 2 May: Trolley Weekend, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391

1 May: 50th Annual London to Brighton Run, Historic Commercial Vehicle Society.

1-2 May: Truckfest Peterborough, East of England Showground, Peterborough.

1-2 May: Holiday Operating Days, The Transport Museum (BaMMoT), Wythall.

7 May: Theydon Bois Transport Bazaar & Bus Running Day, Theydon Bois Village Hall (opposite village green). 1100 till 1530. No car parking at village hall.

8 May: Abingdon Air & Country Show, Abingdon Airfield (Dalton Barracks), Oxfordshire.

8 May (provisional): Arriva Tour of Arriva-Yorkshire depots, proceeds to Sick Children's Trust.

8 May: Wheel Nuts 2011 (charity show), St. Roses School, Stroud, Gloucester. 01453-763793.

8 May: Potteries Rally & Running Day, Wedgwood Visitor Centre, Barlaston, Stoke-on-Trent.

8 May; Midland Red Revival Run, Nuneaton-Coventry-Warwick-Stratford-on-Avon and return, following old routes. Up to fifteen Midland Red vehicles. Entries and details from Roger Burdett 07889-214236.

8 May: Basingstoke Festival of Transport & Autojumble (c/o The Thornycroft Society), War Memorial Park. 01256-844844.

14-15 May: Trolley Weekend, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391

15 May: Chiltern Hills Vintage Vehicle Rally, Aston Clinton, Aylesbury, Bucks.

15 May: LT Country Bus Rally, Sevenoaks.

15 May: Bristol Harbourside Rally & Running Day.

21 May: Malta Commercial Truck & Bus Rally, Ta Qali, Malta.

22 May: Lewes Bus Rally, Malling Recreation Ground, Lewes, East Sussex.

22 May: Dewsbury Running Day in conjunction with historic vehicle event in Wakefield.

28-30 May: Bank Holiday Weekend, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391

29 May: Enthusiasts Tram Event, Crich Tramway Village.

29 May: Aldershot & District Tilford Bus & Coach Rally, Tilford, near Farnham, Surrey.

29-30 May: Holiday Operating Days, The Transport Museum, Wythall.

30 May: "Beside the Seaside", Crich Tramway Village.

3-4 June: North Norfolk Railway, Mixed Traction Gala with free classic bus services. All buses welcome!

4 June: Reading Rail-Bus transport fair, Rivermead Complex, Reading.

4 June: Chesterfield Preserved Buses Running Day, based at St.Mary's School, Newbold, Chesterfield.

4 June: LT Country Bus Rally, Stevenage route re-enactment day.

5 June: LT Country Bus Rally, Hertford, Stevenage & Hitchin.

5 June: Churnet Valley Steam Railway, Alf Tunstall Classic Bus Rally, Froghall Stn., nr.Stoke on Trent.

5 June: Clacton Vintage Bus Display & Running Day, Clacton Factory Outlet, Essex.

5 June (provisional): Nottingham Heritage Vehicles Bus & Coach Gathering (in conjunction with Autokarna, supported by Nottingham City Council), Wollaton Park, Nottingham. 07971-105491. Entry forms available on website.

11-12 June: Classic & Vintage Commercial Motor Show, Gaydon.

11-12 June: Trolley Weekend, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391

12 June: Bromley Pageant of Motoring, Norman Park, Bromley, Kent.

12 June: 100 Years of the Trolleybus, East Anglia Transport Museum. 0102-518459.

12 June; Weymouth Vintage Bus Running Day, Lodmoor Coach Park. Email for entry details. (Change of venue and date from 19 June)

17-19 June: Royal Blue & Associated Motorways Coach Run, Oxford to Exeter. Oxford-Exeter (on 17th), Exeter-Newquay (18th), Looe-Exeter (on 19th). Email or 07990-505373.

18 June: Model Buses & Railways Exhibition, Central United Reform Church, Norfolk Street, Sheffield.

18 June: "Under Milk Wood" Classic Vehicle Run, Mumbles, Swansea to Laugharne, Carmarthenshire.

18-19 June: Oswestry Vintage Vehicle Rally, Oswestry Showground.

19 June: National Transport Festival of Wales, Landore Park & Ride site, Swansea. 07814-958379.

19 June: "Ridgeway Roundabout" (Henley to Quainton), Historic Commercial Vehicle Society.

19 June: Scottish Vintage Bus Museum Fife Historic Vehicle Club "Historic Transport Rally", Lathalmond, Fife. 01383-623380.

19 June: Fathers Day Event and link to Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, The Transport Museum, Wythall.

19 June: Peak Park Preserved Bus Gathering (formerly Chatsworth Bus Gathering), Rowsley Stn., Peak Rail Heritage Railway.

19 July: White Cliffs Classic Vehicle Rally, Dover Transport Museum, Whitfield, Kent.

25-26 June: 1950s Weekend, Crich Tramway Village.

25-26 June: Trolley Weekend, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391

26 June: Totally Transport 2011, New South Promenade and Ocean Boulevard, Blackpool. Classic cars, buses & trams.

26 June: Bus & Coach Event, East Anglia Transport Museum. 0102-518459.

2-3 July: Truckfest South West, Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet.

2-3 July: Classic Transport Gala, Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, Wirksworth, Derbyshire. 07590-992627 or Email.

3 July: Crosville & South Cheshire Running Day, Railway Heritage Centre, Vernon Way, Crewe.

3 July: North Weald Bus Rally, North Weald airfield, near Epping. Bus services from Epping and Ongar. Email for details.

3 July: Keighley Festival of Transport, road & rail event, heritage bus and train services. Heavy vehicles at Keighley College, cars and light commercials at Ingrow Railway Centre. 01282-413179.

4 July: North Norfolk Railway Vintage Transport Day Free Vintage Buses Holt-Weybourne-Sheringham, and display at Holt Station (A148). All buses welcome!

9-10 July: Ardingly Vintage & Classic Vehicle Show, Ardingly, West Sussex.

9-10 July: Edwardian Weekend, Crich Tramway Village.

9-10 July: Trolley Weekend, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391

10 July: The Fifth Peterborough Bus & Commercial Vehicle Rally, Sacrewell Farm (A47/A1 junction). All preserved buses and commercials welcome. Free entry. 07828-754412 or 01462-626750.

10 July: GWR Historic Bus Rally & Running Day, Toddington Station, Gloucester & Warwickshire Railway.

16 July: 2nd Alton Bristol RE and Country Pub Running Day. Hants & Surrey RE Group.

17 July: Mid-Hants Railway / Alton Bus Rally & Running Day, Anstey Park, Alton.

17 July: Tram Sunday, Fleetwood Festival of Transport.

17 July: Wings, Wheels & Steam, Groombridge Place, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

22-24 July: Netley Marsh Steam & Craft Show, Meadowmead Farm, Netley Marsh, Hampshire.

23-24 July: Bus & Rail Gala, Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, Wirksworth, Derbyshire. Exhibitors please book early, as space is limited. 07590-992627 or Email.

30-31 July: The Gathering, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391

31 July: Worthing Sea Front Bus Rally & Running Day, Worthing, West Sussex. For stalls email here.

31 July: Classic & Vintage Bus Day, Cambridge Museum of Technology, Cheddars Lane, Cambridge (vehicles must pre-book). Contact Andy Baker 01353-741367 or John Wakefield 01223-843802.

5-7 Aug: Gloucestershire Steam & Vintage Extravaganza, *New Venue* South Cerney airfield, nr.Cirencester.

6-7 Aug: Truckfest Scotland, Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh.

6-7 Aug: West Somerset Railway Steam Fayre & Vintage Vehicle Rally, Allerford Lane, Norton Fitzwarren, Somerset (probably including Quantock Motor Services classic bus services between Taunton bus & railway stations and the rally site).

7 Aug: Potteries Connection Running Day, Gladstone Pottery Museum, Longton, Stoke on Trent.

7 Aug: Eastbourne Running Day, based at the main Railway Station and the Miniature Railway.

7 Aug: The Provincial Society Gosport Bus Rally, Stokes Bay, Gosport, Hants.

7 Aug: 43rd Trans Pennine Run, Historic Commercial Vehicle Society, (from Middleton, near Manchester, to The Stray, Harrogate).

13-14 Aug: "100 Years of Transport", Robins Cook Farm, Kingsmill Lane, Redhill, Surrey 07799-191013.

13-14 Aug: Blues and Twos Weekend, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391

13-14 Aug: 1940s Weekend, Crich Tramway Village.

13-14 Aug: Vintage Transport Weekend, Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park, Sussex.

20-21 Aug: Open Weekend, Scottish Vintage Bus Museum, Lathalmond, Fife. 01383-623380.

27-29 Aug: Hellingly Festival of Transport, Broad Farm, Hellingly, East Sussex. 01323-843202.

27-29 Aug: Rudgwick Steam & Country Show, The Showground, Rudgwick, W.Sussex. 01403-822378.

27-29 Aug: Bank Holiday Weekend, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391

28-29 Aug: Bank Holiday Operating Days, The Transport Museum (BaMMoT), Wythall.

28-29 Aug: "Alice in Woodland" and Bank Holiday Extravaganza, Crich Tramway Village.

28-29 Aug: "Dunsfold Wings & Wheels", Dunsfold Park, Surrey. In association with Brooklands Museum.

2-4 Sept: North Norfolk Railway Steam Gala Free Vintage Buses Holt-Weybourne-Sheringham-Cromer, and also Norwich-Sheringham. All buses welcome!

4 Sept: Torbay Vintage Bus Running Day, Shedden Hill car park & seafront, Torbay, Devon.

4 Sept: LT Country Bus Rally, Oxted.

10-11 Sept: Trolleybus Weekend, East Anglia Transport Museum. 01502-518459.

11 Sept: Classic Ford Day, Crich Tramway Village.

11 Sept: Amberley Bus Show, Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, West Sussex. 01798-831370.

11 Sept: Leicester Transport Heritage Trust Bus Running Day. 0116-275-1642.

17 Sept: Kingsbridge 7'6" wide Vintage Bus Running Day, Kingsbridge bus station, The Quay. 07990-505373.

17-18 Sept: Trolley Weekend, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391

17-18 Sept: North Norfolk Railway 1940s Weekend. Free vintage buses Holt-Weybourne-Sheringham, and static display. All old buses welcome!

18 Sept: Bus Running Day (50 years of the Y-Type) Scottish Vintage Bus Museum, Lathalmond, Fife. 01383-623380.

18 Sept: "Fares Please" Classic Bus & Coach Day, Bewdley Station, Severn Valley Railway. 07775-746926 or email for details.

18 Sept: EFE Showbus Rally, Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire.

18 Sept: South Yorkshire Transport Rally, Meadowhall Shopping Centre Coach Park, Sheffield. 0113-267-8506.

1-2 Oct: Trolley Weekend, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391

2 Oct: Open Day, Scottish Vintage Bus Museum, Lathalmond, Fife. 01383-623380.

2 Oct (provisional): Purbeck Bus Rally, Beach Car Park, Victoria Avenue, Swanage, Dorset. 01202-293245.

8 Oct: Theydon Bois Transport Bazaar, Theydon Bois Village Hall (opposite village green, no parking at village hall). Free classic bus service. Email for details.

9 Oct: Operating Day, The Transport Museum, Wythall.

9 Oct: Amberley Vintage Vehicle Show, Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, West Sussex. 01798-831370.

11 Oct: Samuel Ledgard Society, Reunion, Rose & Crown pub, Bondgate, Otley, from 7:30. 0113-236-3695.

16 Oct: St. Leger Rally, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391

22-23 Oct: Models Weekend, and Red Oktober (Sun only), Crich Tramway Village.

29 Oct: Starlight Halloween, Crich Tramway Village.

29 Oct: Samuel Ledgard Society 7th Annual Transport Collectors Fair, Pudsey Civic Hall, Dawson's Corner, 10am to 4pm, admission £1. 0113-236-3695 or Email.

30 Oct: Bristol Vintage Bus Group Mini Running Day from Brislington.

6 Nov: Open Day. Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum, Lincoln. 01522-500566.

13 Nov: Twilight Trolleybuses, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391

13 Nov: Dewsbury Bus Museum, Open Day.

19 Nov (Saturday, not Sunday this year): LOTS Autumn Transport Sale, Harrow Leisure Centre. Details available later on the LOTS website.

10-11 Dec: Santa Weekend, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, Sandtoft, nr.Doncaster. 01724-711391
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