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  The Royal Blue run was held in 2002  
  The first Royal Blue run organised by WHOTT was held in 2002 from Taunton to Ilfracombe and return to Taunton.  

Taunton - Norton Fizwarren, Milverton, Wiveliscombe, Bampton, South Molton, Barnstaple, Braunton and Ilfracombe following the old route on the A361. The return journey to Tiverton was via Combe Martin, Blackmoor Gate and B3226 to South Molton, A373 via Meshaw and Witheridge to Tiverton.

Taunton before leaving, left to right 1299, 2200, 1420 and 2365 1299 making a right turn up the main street in Milverton

Lay-by near Bampton, The stop enabled passengers to exchange vehicles


Royal Blue Vehicles
OTT 98 1953 Bristol LS6G Royal Blue 1299
OTT 43 1953 Bristol LS6G Royal Blue 2200
EDV 502D 1966 Bristol MW6G Western National 1420
HDV 624E 1967 Bristol RELH6G Royal Blue 2365
1299, 2200 and 1420 in convoy near South Molton  
2365 leading the run in a lay-by near South Molton where passengers exchanged vehicles 1420 arrives at Ilfracombe Bus Station closed followed by 1420
2200, 1299, 2365 and 1420 in the arrival bays at Ilfracombe Shadows lengthening at the end of the afternoon as the coaches rest after their journeys

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