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Buses Festival

Buses Festival

Date: Sun, August 20, 2017

Venue: British Motor Museum Gaydon

Classic and modern Bus event.. Read more

Imberbus 2017

Imberbus 2017

Date: Sat, August 26, 2017

Venue: Near Warminster, Wiltshire

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

Brentford Festival 2017

Brentford Festival 2017

Date: Sun, September 3, 2017

Venue: Blondin Park, Swyncombe, London W5 4DN

With a bigger and better display ............ Read more

Showbus 2017

Showbus 2017

Date: Sun, September 17, 2017

Venue: Donnington

Showbus is zooming back to Donnington.. Read more

12th Anniversary of Routemasters leaving route 159

12th Anniversary of Routemasters leaving route 159

Date: Sat, December 9, 2017

Venue: London

Anniversary road run to take place........... Read more

Imberbus 2017

Date: Sat, August 26, 2017

Venue: Near Warminster, Wiltshire

Imberbus 2017

 


The date for this year’s Imberbus service on Saturday 26th August has now been confirmed.


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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