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.......preserving our commercial road transport history for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations..........

The West Country Historic Omnibus and Transport Trust (WHOTT) was founded at a meeting in Somerset on 10 October 1998 and was incorporated as a company limited by guarantee on 26 May 1999 (Registered in England No. 3780463). On 26 March 2000, the Trust was awarded charitable status (Registration No. 1079795) based on its objects as set out in the Company's Memorandum and Articles of Association, as follows:

  • To establish and preserve for posterity a representative selection of omnibuses and other vehicles from the counties of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset and relics relating to the vehicles and their operation

  • To enhance this collection by providing secure long term accommodation for other historic omnibuses and other vehicles principally those with West Country connections.

  • To provide an archive of material relating to West Country road transport.

  • To facilitate public access to the collection.

  • To act as a centre for the retention and development of the skills necessary for restoration of historic vehicles and associated relics.

Policies and Procedures

WHOTT's Trustees are striving to ensure that the organisation is properly constituted and endowed to provide for the very long term preservation of our West Country bus and commercial road transport heritage.

To help the Trust achieve its aims, WHOTT obtains advice from the Arts Council, England (www.artscouncil.org.uk), formerly the Museums, Libraries and Archives South West (MLASW), the Association of Independent Museums (www.aim-museums.co.uk), and the National Association of Road Transport Museums (www.nartm.org.uk).

Trustees' CVs

Stuart Malcolm Andrews

Geoff Chidzey

Robert Crawley

Terry  Damerel

If you would like more information or would like to help us in any way, contact WHOTT by post via our registered office:

Kalmia, Church Road, Colaton Raleigh, Devon EX10 0LW, or the Chairman


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Registered in England Company No. 3780463. Registered Charity No. 1079795