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  WHOTT DORCHESTER RUNNING DAY Sunday 15th August 2021  

Arrangements are now in place to stage this event at the same location, Top o’ Town car park, Dorchester.  Please note that all necessary steps will be taken to comply with Government rules in regard to Covid 19 that may apply on the day.  The latest situation regarding the wearing of face masks is being interpreted as follows:

Face masks MUST be worn when riding on or sitting in vehicles.  Masks may be removed while circulating in the open parking area but MUST be worn when in close proximity to other people.  Our marshals will politely ensure these conditions are met. 

This year there will be no timetabled services because fewer vehicles are being operated. However, those vehicles in operation will provide a circuitous route around the Dorchester area, giving people the chance to ride for about 30 minutes.  Each vehicle will carry hand sanitisers and waste bins. After each run the vehicles will be ventilated before going out again.

A marquee will provide a covered sales outlet to protect people from the sun.  Here no more than six people will be able to enter at any one time and face masks MUST be worn while inside.  Hand sanitisers and paste bins will be provided. We will have on offer a larg selection of transport titles, both new and quality second-hand, plus hundreds of photographs and some models.  This could be the first time in many months you will have had the opportunity to rummage and buy that elusive title or photo.

Our representatives will be on hand to answer any questions about WHOTT, invite you to become a Member and provide back issues of our quarterly magazine, WHOTT’s NEWS.

In addition to the running vehicles there will be several more on static display.  This will probably be the first time these vehicles have been out and about for over twelve months, so the owners will be proud to exhibit and be on hand to speak about them, even if not in service.    

We all look forward to making this event a come-back after a difficult time. It will, in any case, be a scaled down version of our previous running days but more ambitious plans are in store for 2022.  If any unforeseen circumstances arise, WHOTT reserves the right to cancel at short notice and in this regard cannot be held liable for any inconvenience or financial outlay.   You are invited to enter a vehicle either as a static exhibit or in service by clicking here for an application form.  If you cannot download or print off, please contact us on 01395-567795 for a form sent in the post.


Robert Crawley



The following vehicles were booked to attend the 2019 running day


No Reg No Make Bodywork Original Owner/Operator
A1 STK131T Leyland Atlantean Roe Plymouth Citybus
A2 654DYE AEC Routemaster RM Park Royal London Transport
A3 MXX398 AEC Regal IV  RF Metro Cammell London Transport
A4 OLD564 AEC Regent   RT Weymann London Transport
A5 V735FAE Dennis Dart Alexander First Somerset & Avon
A6 E208GCG Volvo B10M Alexander Yellow Buses, Bournemouth
A7 EAS956 Leyland PS1 Crossley Potteries independent
A8 LYF104 Leyland 7RTL Park Royal London Transport
A9 8159EL Leyland PD3 MCW Bournemouth Corp
A10 6167RU Leyland PD3 MCW Bournemouth Corp
A11 H262MFX Dennis Dominator East Lancs Bournemouth Corp
A12 VDV137S Bristol VR Eastern Coach Works Devon General


No Reg No Make Bodywork Original Owner/Operator
B1 JDY888Y Bedford VAS.5 Plaxton Rambler coaches
B2 CLJ413Y Bristol LHS Plaxton Bere Regis
B3 EFJ92 Bedford WTB Heaver Taylor's Coaches, Exeter
B4 AFJ727T Bristol LHS Plaxton Southern National
B5 OTT98 Bristol LS Eastern Coach Works Royal Blue


No Reg No Make Bodywork Original Owner/Operator
C1 RRU49R Bedford TK Fire Engine Poole Fire Service
C2 KGV659F Morris Van privately owned
C3 FOW486 Austin K4 Brewers Dray Eldridge Pope

Classic Cars

No Reg No Make Bodywork Original Owner/Operator


S1 Westcountry Historic Omnibus & Transport Trust
(C) J Roberts

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