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AEC Society annual rally and Bomber County Road Run

AEC Society annual rally and Bomber County Road Run

Date: Sat, May 26, 2018 to Sun, May 27, 2018

Venue: Newark showground, Nottinghamshire

Organised by the AEC Society for all heritage commercial vehicles.. Read more

34th Annual Quainton Bus Rally

34th Annual Quainton Bus Rally

Date: Mon, May 28, 2018

Venue: Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Aylesbury

Routemaster gathering at Quainton Railway.. Read more

On the Buses

On the Buses

Date: Sun, June 24, 2018

Venue: Brooklands

Commemorating 60 years since the first production Routemasters.. Read more

Peterborough Bus Rally

Peterborough Bus Rally

Date: Sun, July 8, 2018

Venue: Sacrewell Farm

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Essex Bus Rally

Essex Bus Rally

Date: Sun, July 22, 2018

Venue: Barleylands Farm Park, Billericay

Essex Bus Rally (formerly the Basildon Bus Rally).. Read more

Basingstoke Special Bus Running Day

Basingstoke Special Bus Running Day

Date: Sun, July 29, 2018

Venue: Milestones Museum, Basingstoke

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Imberbus 2018

Imberbus 2018

Date: Sat, August 18, 2018

Venue: Near Warminster, Wiltshire

The date for this year’s Imberbus service is now available,.. Read more

Buses Festival

Buses Festival

Date: Sun, August 19, 2018

Venue: British Motor Museum Gaydon

Classic and modern Bus event.. Read more

Showbus 2018

Showbus 2018

Date: Sun, September 30, 2018

Venue: Donnington

Showbus is again taking place at Donnington.. Read more

Imberbus 2018

Date: Sat, August 18, 2018

Venue: Near Warminster, Wiltshire

Imberbus 2018

 


The date for this year’s Imberbus service on Saturday 18th August has now been confirmed.


As usual it is intended that there will be a few Routemasters in operation this year......


 


For those who do not know what is Imberbus, here is an extract from the explanation on the Imberbus website.


The village of Imber is no longer inhabited as the residents were evicted just before Christmas 1943 by the MoD, in order to step up army training in advance of D-Day. The villagers were promised that their village would be returned to them after the war but this was not to be and nearly 72-years on it is still uninhabited, much of it having been damaged or destroyed. It remains in use for army training purposes but the connecting road is open to the public on a limited number of occasions each year and previously only accessible to the public if they had their own transport.


Following lengthy negotiations with the Ministry of Defence at a very senior level, the Bath Bus Company was permitted, with the cooperation of several other operators, Transport for London and Wiltshire Council’s Transport Department, to run a bus service 23A from Warminster to the village of Imber on 5th September 2009. Operated as an ordinary local bus service using former London Transport Routemaster buses, the service proved to be very successful and so has now become an annual event, with services now extending beyond Imber to the villages of Market Lavington, Tilshead and Chitterne, plus other remote locations on Salisbury Plain, such as New Zealand Farm Camp and Brazen Bottom.


The 2014 event proved to be the most successful yet with 7 vehicles in operation and more than £2000 donated to the Imber Church fund and the Royal British Legion.


 


 


 


 

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