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  WHOTT DORCHESTER RUNNING DAY 2019  
     
 

WHOTT will be holding its 5th running day in Dorchester on Sunday 11th August 2019 from 10am to 4pm. It will include timetabled arrivals and departures on some routes before and after the actual event where no other method of reaching Dorchester by public transport is possible.

We are pleased to announce that following very successful running days at Dorchester since 2015, WHOTT will return to the Top o’ Town car park in 2019. Further details will appear in enthusiast publications, rally diaries and on this website leading up to the event. Due to limited space, efforts will concentrate on vehicles providing free trips to delightful double-barrelled Dorset destinations, but we can accept a small number of static exhibits if booked in advance. Please indicate on your entry whether you are willing to run in service, if so for how long, and whether you need a local conductor to show you the routes. A vehicle entry form can be downloaded by clicking on rally@busmuseum.org.uk or can be obtained by post from Paul Madge (07817-489113).

The event will be run in accordance with the latest version of NARTM’s guidance notes on the operation of free bus services. Anyone not already familiar with this should contact WHOTT before completing the application. It would be particularly good to see entries that represent vehicles once owned by the independent operators, of which there were many in the southwest, although we welcome all types of vehicle and from all areas. WHOTT will enter its 1938 Bedford WTB, formerly operated by Taylor’s of Exeter. Last year atrocious weather prevented it coming along but we hope 2019 will witness the seasonally sunny day that all other Dorchester events have enjoyed. We look forward to seeing you there.

Vehicle Entry Form

With your participation we look forward to making the event even more enjoyable.

Many thanks, Robert Crawley, Chairman, WHOTT.

Press Release: A Family Day out at Dorchester for another Vintage Bus Running

The following vehicles are booked to attend the 2019 running day

BUSES  

No Reg No Make Bodywork Original Owner/Operator
A1 TDV 217J Leyland Panther PSUR1B/1R Marshall B3000 B47D now mobile exhibition Exeter City Transport 217
A2 VDV 137S Bristol VRT/SL3/6LXB ECW CO43/31F Devon General 937
A3 L929 CTT Iveco F59-12 Mellor B21D Devon General 1000
A4 DAE 511K Bristol RELL6L ECW B50F Bristol Omnibus C1257
A5 6167 RU Leyland PD3 Weymann H39/30F Bournemouth 167
A6 MSV 499 (925 GTA) Leyland Atlantean Metro-Cammell CO44/31F Devon General DL925
A7 GEL 686V Bristol VRT/SL3/6LXB ECW H43/31F Damory 5070
A8 F5 HOR DAF DB250LF East Lancs Dekkabus
A9 ATA 559L Bristol VRT//SL6G ECW O43/32F Western National 559
A10 KDL 203W Bristol LHS6L ECW DP31F Southern Vectis 203

COACHES

No Reg No Make Bodywork Original Owner/Operator
B1 EFJ 92 Bedford WTB

Heaver C25F

Taylor's of Exeter
B2 OTT 98 Bristol LS6G ECW C39F Royal Blue 1299
B3 AFJ 727T Bristol LH6L Plaxton Supreme IV Express 7'6" C43F Western National 3307
B4 CLJ 413Y Bristol LHS6L Plaxton Supreme V C35F Bere Regis & District
B5 675 OCV Bedford SB5 Duple C41F Crimson Tours
B6 RPR 738K Bedford VAL70 Plaxton C53F Rendell
B7 MRL 765 Austin K5 Tiverton Coachworks C14F Davey Coaches

COMMERCIALS

No Reg No Make Bodywork Original Owner/Operator
C1 RRU 49R Bedford TK HCB Angus Dorset Fire Engine
C2 KGV 659F Morris 1/2 Ton Van Integral Rogers Toys & Model Shop, Bury St Edmunds
C3 FOW 486 Austin K4 Series-1 4-ton 3-plank dropside dray Eldridge Pope, Dorchester

Classic Cars

No Reg No Make Original Owner/Operator
D1      

SALES STANDS

S1 WHOTT
 

Free feeder bus times

 

Weymouth (King's Statue K5)

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0900

1000

1009

1019

1100

1200

Radipole (Spa Hotel)

 

0907

1007

1016

1026

1107

1207

Upwey (Elwell Street)

 

0915

1015

1024

1034

1115

1215

Dorchester (Top O' Town Car Park)

arr

0926

1026

1035

1045

1126

1226

 

Sherborne (Digby Road Shelter)

 

0900

Sherborne (Rail Station)

 

0901

Longburton (Rose & Crown)

 

0907

Lyons Gate

 

0921

Minterne Magna

 

0924

Cerne Abbas (Giant's Car Park)

 

0930

Godmanstone (Smith's Arms)

 

0935

Charminster Cross (A352)

 

0939

Charminster Church

 

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Dorchester (Top O' Town Car Park)

arr

0950

 

Bridport (Nationwide Building Society)

 

0900

Winterbourne Abbas (opp Church)

 

0920

Winterbourne Steepleton (Triangle)

 

0922

Martinstown (Post Office)

 

0927

Poundbury (Queen Mother Square)

 

0935

Dorchester (Top O' Town Car Park)

arr

0941

 

Blandford Forum (Market Place)

 

0845

0945

Blandford St Mary (Tesco)

 

0848

0948

Winterborne Whitechurch (Bus Shelter)

 

0857

0957

Milborne St Andrew (Post Office)

 

0903

1003

Puddletown (Traffic Lights)

 

0911

1011

Dorchester (Top O' Town Car Park)

arr

0926

1026

 

Bere Regis (Drax Arms)

 

0900

1130

1315

Briantspuddle (War Memorial)

 

0907

1137

1322

Affpuddle (Blacksmiths Cottages)

 

0909

1139

1324

Topuddle (Martyrs' Museum)

 

0914

1144

1329

Puddledtown (Traffic Lights)

 

0920

1150

1335

Dorchester (Top O' Town Car Park)

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0932

1202

1347

 

   
   
   
   
   
   

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