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  WHOTT held a new event near Tiverton Parkway Railway Station on Sunday 29th May 2016

We are pleased to report that following the very successful move of our archive to Coldharbour Mill, Uffculme, Devon, WHOTT supported mill steam days with feeder bus services. One of these steam days on 29th May included a running day which attracted many enthusiasts, most of whom also enjoyed tours around the working wool museum. Eight buses provided 20 departures on five routes in glorious Devon sunshine, including a free bus connection from Tiverton Parkway Railway Station which attracted several visitors by train. WHOTT's exhibition bus was also in attendance with a display of Exeter Tramways, and we were especially pleased to welcome those who arrived in classic cars to add variety to the day.

Star of the show was a 1932 Leyland TD4 with rare Santus body, ex Wigan Corporation, entered by Peter Hearn of Barnstaple. This contrasted with the newest vehicle, an ex-Devon General minibus entered by Harry Blundred of Transit Holdings fame. Other vehicles came from Bere Regis & District, Crosville, Exeter Corporation, London Transport, Thames Valley, Southern and Western National and travelled from as far afield as Okehampton, Minehead and Weston-Super-Mare.

Robert Crawley, Chairman.

The following vehicles were booked to attend 2016 rally.


No Reg No Make Original Owner/Operator Entered by
A1  FJ 6154  Mauldslay ML3  Exeter Corporation 5 WHOTT
A2 TDV 217J Leyland Panther PSUR1B/1R Exeter City Transport 217 WHOTT
A3 VDV 137S Bristol VRT/SL3/6LXB Devon General 937 WHOTT
A4 A927 MDV Ford Transit D160 Devon General 7 WHOTT
A5 L929 CTT Iveco F59-12 Devon General 1000 WHOTT
A6 EK 8867 Leyland TD4 Wigan Corporation 81 Peter Hearn
A7 GFM 882 Bristol L6A Crosville KB73 as Thames Valley S302 Quantock Heritage
A8 MTT 640 Leyland PD2 Devon General DL640 Carmel Coaches
A9 LYF 104  Leyland PD2 London Transport RTL1163 Peter Cousens
A10 VFJ 995 Leyland PD2 Exeter Corporation 60 West of England Transport Collection

KFM 893

HDV 626E

Bristol L5G 

Bristol RELL6G

Crosville Motor Services KG131

Southern National 2700

Crosville Motor Services (tbc) OR


No Reg No Make Original Owner/Operator Entered by
B1  OTT 98  Bristol LS6G  Royal Blue 1299  John Grigg (for WHOTT)
B2 AFJ 727T Bristol LH6L Western National 3307 WHOTT
B3 CLJ 413Y Bristol LHS6L Bere Regis & District Stuart Shelton


No Reg No Make Original Owner/Operator Entered by


No Reg No Make Original Owner/Operator Entered by



(C) David Ray

Photographs of previous rallies


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