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  WHOTT will be holding its 4th running day in Dorchester on Sunday 12th August 2018 from 10am to 4pm.

We are pleased to announce that following a very successful Bere Regis & District running day at Dorchester in 2017, WHOTT will return there in 2018. Further details will appearing in enthusiast publications and rally diaries leading up to the event. Due to limited space, this event will be mainly a running day 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. Advanced enquiries for bookings can be made any time by contacting us at rally@busmuseum.org.uk.

The event will be run in accordance with NARTM’s guidance notes on the operation of free bus services (revision 3 dated May 2013) and 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, restoration of which is currently nearing completion.

Vehicle Entry Form

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

Many thanks, Robert Crawley, Chairman, WHOTT.

The following vehicles are booked to attend the 2018 running day


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 A927 MDV Ford Transit D160 Carlyle MC B16F Devon General 7
A4 L929 CTT Iveco F59-12 Mellor B21D Devon General 1000
A5 8159 EL Leyland PD3/1

Weymann H37/25D


Bournemouth 159
A6 ORU 230G Leyland PDR1A/1 Alexander H43/31F Bournemouth 230
A7 H262 MFX Dennis Dominator DDA1033 East Lancs H47/33F Bournemouth 262
A8 MSJ 499 (ex 925 GTA) Leyland PDR1/1 Metro Cammell CO44/31F Devon General DL925
A9 LYF 104 Leyland PD2/1 Park Royal H30/26R London Transport RTL1163
A10 YN04 GLV Scania N94UD East Lancs H43/26F First Hampshire & Dorset 36005
A11 BFX 570T Bristol VRT/SL3/6LXB ECW H43/31F Hants & Dorset 3402
A12 BFX 666T Bristol VRT/SL3/6LXB ECW H43/31F Hants & Dorset 3413
A13 GEL 686V Bristol VRT/SL3/6LXB ECW H43/31F Hants & Dorset 3436
A14 CTT 513C  AEC Regent V 2D3RA  Park Royal H40/29F Devon General 513
A15 KRU 224F  Bristol FLF6B (now 6LX)  ECW H38/32F Hants & Dorset 1557
A16 DAE 511K  Bristol RELL6L ECW B50F (ex B44D) Bristol C1257


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 E289 HRV Leyland Olympian ONLXB/1RH East Lancs CH43/27F Southampton 289
B6 F5 HOR Daf DB250LF  East Lancs Myllenium Lowlander CH45/26F  Bus Vannin (FMN 623J), later Blackpool (L400 BTS)
B7 675 OCV Bedford SB3 Duple C37F Crimson Tours, St Ives
B8 FNV 557 Leyland PS2/3 Whitson FC33F Royal Blue, Pytchley


No Reg No Make Bodywork Original Owner/Operator
C1 tba Bedford TK HCB Angus Dorset Fire Engine
C2 KGV 659F Morris 1 Ton Van Integral Rogers Toys & Model Shop, Bury St Edmunds

Classic Cars

No Reg No Make Original Owner/Operator


Photos - John Roberts

Running Day 2017



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