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.......preserving our commercial road transport history for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations..........
     
  WHOTT DORCHESTER RUNNING DAY 2018  
     
  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.

Press Release: Western National book launches Dorchester Bus Rally

The following vehicles are booked to attend the 2018 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 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
A17   Mystery service vehicle    
A18 L127 ELJ DAF DB250 Optare Spectra H48/29F Wilts & Dorset 3127
A19 VDV 122S Bristol VRT/SL3/6LXB ECW H43/31F Western National 1122
A20   Mystery historic vehicle    
A21 LUC 213 AEC Regal IV Metro-Cammell B35F London Transport RF13
A22 ATA 559L Bristol VRT/SL/6G OT43/32F (ex-H43/34F) Devon General 559

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 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
B9 EMW 284 Bristol L6B Beadle C32R Wilts & Dorset 279
B10a RPR 738K Bedford VAL70 Plaxton C53F Rendell, Parkstone - or:
B10b KYA 284Y Leyland Tiger TRCTL11/3R  Plaxton C57F  Wake, Sparkford
B11 JDO 241W Bedford YMT Plaxton C53F Fowler, Holbeach Drove
B12 270 KTA Bristol SUL4A ECW C33F Western National 420

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

 

   
   
   
   
   
   

Running Day 2017

 

 
 
 
 

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