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  WHOTT DORCHESTER RUNNING DAY Sunday 14th August 2022  
  Arrangements are now being made to stage this event at the same location, Top o’ Town car park, Dorchester.  Please note that all necessary steps will be taken to comply with Government rules in regard to Covid 19 that may apply on the day.  The latest situation regarding the wearing of face masks is being interpreted as follows:

Face masks MUST be worn when riding on or sitting in vehicles.  Masks may be removed while circulating in the open parking area but MUST be worn when in close proximity to other people.  Our marshals will politely ensure these conditions are met. 

This year there may be no timetabled services if fewer vehicles are being operated.  However, those vehicles in operation will provide a circuitous route around the Dorchester area, giving people the chance to ride for about 30 minutes.  Each vehicle will carry hand sanitisers and waste bins.  After each run the vehicles will be ventilated before going out again.

A marquee will provide a covered sales outlet to protect people from the sun.  Here no more than six people will be able to enter at any one time and face masks MUST be worn while inside.  Hand sanitisers and paste bins will be provided.  We will have on offer a larg selection of transport titles, both new and quality second-hand, plus hundreds of photographs and some models.  This could be the first time in many months you will have had the opportunity to rummage and buy that elusive title or photo.

Our representatives will be on hand to answer any questions about WHOTT, invite you to become a Member and provide back issues of our quarterly magazine, WHOTT’s NEWS.

In addition to the running vehicles there will be several more on static display.  This may be the first time these vehicles have been out and about for several months, so the owners will be proud to exhibit and be on hand to speak about them, even if not in service.

We all look forward to making this event a success after a difficult time.  More ambitious plans are in store for 2022, but in the event of further lockdowns it may again have to be a scaled down version of our previous running days.  If any unforeseen circumstances arise, WHOTT reserves the right to cancel at short notice and in this regard cannot be held liable for any inconvenience or financial outlay.  At the beginning of 2022 you will be invited to enter a vehicle either as a static exhibit or in service by downloading an application form.  If you cannot download or print off, please contact us on 01395-567795 for a form sent in the post.

Vehicle Entry Form

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Robert Crawley



The following vehicles were booked to attend the 2022 running day


No Reg No Make Bodywork Original Owner/Operator
A1 GLJ 681N   Leyland National Leyland Hants & Dorset 3645
A2 SN65 *** ADL Double Decker E400 MMC First Hampshire & Dorset 339**
A3 DAE 511K Bristol RELL6L ECW Bristol Omnibus C1257
A4 WS 4522 Leyland Tiger TS7 Cowieson Scottish Motor Traction
A5 RG51 FWZ Dennis Dart Marshall First Centrewest DML403
A6 FEL 218 Bedford WTB Burlingham Bournemouth Corporation 15
A7 AFJ 727T Bristol LH Plaxton Southern National 3307
A8 VDV 137S Bristol VRT ECW Devon General 937
A9 8159 EL Leyland Titan Weymann Bournemouth
A10 H262 MFX Dennis Dominator East Lancs Bournemouth 262
A11 N465 TPR Dennis Dart East Lancs Yellow Buses 465
A12 GEL 686V Bristol VR ECW Damory 5070
A13 654 DYE AEC Routemaster Park Royal London Transport RM1654
A14 GEL 686V Bristol VR ECW Damory 5070
A15 MXX 398 AEC RF Metro Cammel London Transport
A16 K740 ODL Leyland Olympian Northern Counties Southern Vectis 740


No Reg No Make Bodywork Original Owner/Operator
B1 D41 MAG Iveco 4910 Robin Hood East Yorkshire 41
B2 OTT 98 Bristol LS6G ECW Royal Blue 1299
B3 EFJ 92 Bedford WTB Heaver Taylors of Exeter
B4 JDY 888Y Bedford VAS5 Plaxton Rambler of Hastings
B5 JDV 754 Bedford OB Duple Woolcombe & Morthoe
B6 AFJ 692T Bristol LH6L Plaxton Western National 3131


No Reg No Make Bodywork Original Owner/Operator
C1 KGV 659F Morris Van -
C2 FOW 486 Austin K4 Brewers Dray Eldridge, Poe & Co
C3 Q183 GPR 3" Freelance Showmans Road Loco Len & Milly Watts

Classic Cars

No Reg No Make Bodywork Original Owner/Operator



A free coach will run from Knowstone to Dorchester picking up as follows:


Knowstone 07.00

Tiverton, Lea Road 07.25

Cullompton tba

Exeter, Gallows Corner 08.05

Exeter, Sowton Park & Ride 08.15

Honiton, High Street Boots 08.40

Axminster, Trinity Square 09.05

Bridport, West Street Coach Park 09.30

Dorchester arrive 10.00


Intending passengers should call 07948 796 994 to ensure the coach driver knows to expect them.

(C) J Roberts

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