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CBPS/WNPG news update for August 2018

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This August month, we attended the Carnhell Green Vintage Vehicle Rally with Bristol LHSBristol LH chassis range introduced in spring 1968, 3 variants: LHS at 26' (7.9m); 1254Former Western National Bristol LHS 1254 (VOD 124K), one of six purchased for Mousehole - Penzance route; acquired privately by Steve and Paul towards the end of 2017 (VOD 124KFormer Western National Bristol LHS 1254 (VOD 124K), one of six purchased for Mousehole - Penzance route; acquired privately by Steve and Paul towards the end of 2017) and Steve brought his Bristol LH 1318Royal Blue; BDV 318L | Bristol LH | Fleet No. 1318 | CBPG (BDV 318LRoyal Blue; BDV 318L | Bristol LH | Fleet No. 1318 | CBPG). Also attending was Peter Dalley with his Bristol VRBristol VR Bristol's rear-engined bus chassis, designed as competitor to Leyland Atlantean and Daimler Fleetline. 1098 (PTT 98R) and many commercial vehicles in spite of the very damp conditions that greeted us. However, there was a window of about three hours in the middle of the day for the vehicles to parade in the ring before the rain returned to curtail the day earlier than expected. Read more

CBPS/WNPG news update for July 2018

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I will start this news update with details of the next event that CBPSCornwall Bus Preservation Society - formed by a group of bus and coach enthusiasts who are involved in maintaining, restoring and preserving a number of buses which saw operational service in Cornwall that have been bought, donated or even loaned to members of the group are doing this month. We are attending St Buryan Vintage Rally on Saturday and Sunday, 28/29 July 2018 and will have several vehicles attending. At the moment LHS 1254Former Western National Bristol LHS 1254 (VOD 124K), one of six purchased for Mousehole - Penzance route; acquired privately by Steve and Paul towards the end of 2017 (VOD 124KFormer Western National Bristol LHS 1254 (VOD 124K), one of six purchased for Mousehole - Penzance route; acquired privately by Steve and Paul towards the end of 2017) and LH 1318Royal Blue; BDV 318L | Bristol LH | Fleet No. 1318 | CBPG (BDV 318LRoyal Blue; BDV 318L | Bristol LH | Fleet No. 1318 | CBPG) are going with one or two others. We were hoping our VRT 1141 (AFJ 706T) would go but this has been made difficult due to youngsters getting inside the vehicle  and making as much mess as possible! If any 'friends' are interested and require a lift on either or both days, please contact the group. Read more

CBPS/WNPG news update for June 2018

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Well here we are almost halfway through another year. Following on from our running day and the Trevithick Day P&R in April, May was a quieter month with 1254Former Western National Bristol LHS 1254 (VOD 124K), one of six purchased for Mousehole - Penzance route; acquired privately by Steve and Paul towards the end of 2017 (VOD 124KFormer Western National Bristol LHS 1254 (VOD 124K), one of six purchased for Mousehole - Penzance route; acquired privately by Steve and Paul towards the end of 2017) coming out on 1st June to transport our friends and guests around on their wedding day taking the LHS back to Mousehole yet again. This was a good day with many locals delighted to see the bus running through Newlyn to and from Mousehole. Read more

CBPS/WNPG news update for May 2018

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In this update I am pleased to say that our 11th Penzance VR Revival & Vintage Bus Running DayEach year in April CBPG holds an Annual Running Day with free bus trips around West Cornwall - check our Events for more information 2018 broke all records for the number of passengers carried during the day. Even our four legged friends (accompanied by their owners of course) managed many more trips on the buses than before. Read more

CBPS/WNPG news update for April 2018

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Well not long to go now to the 11th Penzance VR Revival & Vintage Bus Running DayEach year in April CBPG holds an Annual Running Day with free bus trips around West Cornwall - check our Events for more information on Sunday 15 April 2018 and I am now in a position to give some details of vehicle entries. Read more

CBPS/WNPG news update for March 2018

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I am pleased to say that things have moved on in preparation for the 11th Penzance VR Revival & Vintage Bus Running DayEach year in April CBPG holds an Annual Running Day with free bus trips around West Cornwall - check our Events for more information on Sunday 15 April 2018.

The first good news involved getting Bristol LHSBristol LH chassis range introduced in spring 1968, 3 variants: LHS at 26' (7.9m); 1254Former Western National Bristol LHS 1254 (VOD 124K), one of six purchased for Mousehole - Penzance route; acquired privately by Steve and Paul towards the end of 2017 (VOD 124KFormer Western National Bristol LHS 1254 (VOD 124K), one of six purchased for Mousehole - Penzance route; acquired privately by Steve and Paul towards the end of 2017) out on the road for the first time in about 6 years which culminated with an MOTMinistry of Transport test pass at the end of the day. Well done to Steve for getting her ready with some assistance from me painting and cleaning! Read more

CBPS/WNPG news update for February 2018

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Hello everybody. The days are drifting by so it won't be long before our big event 11th Penzance VR Revival & Vintage Bus Running DayEach year in April CBPG holds an Annual Running Day with free bus trips around West Cornwall - check our Events for more information on Sunday 15 April 2018.

Again, we hope to have in excess of 25 vehicles attending to give the enthusiasts, visitors and local people a sample of how bus and coach travel used to be taking in Lands End, St Buryan, St Just, Mousehole, St Ives, Perranuthnoe, Praa Sands, Relubbus, Hayle and Camborne. Read more

CBPS/WNPG news update for January 2018

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After a long break, we are back with the news update for CBPS/WNPGCornwall Bus Preservation Society including Western National Preservation Group - formed by group of bus and coach enthusiasts who are involved in maintaining, restoring and preserving a number of buses which saw operational service in Cornwall that have been bought, donated or even loaned to members of the group so I would like to wish a belated Happy New Year to all followers out there. Read more

CBPS/WNPG news update for January 2018

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After a long break, we are back with the news update for CBPS/WNPGCornwall Bus Preservation Society including Western National Preservation Group - formed by group of bus and coach enthusiasts who are involved in maintaining, restoring and preserving a number of buses which saw operational service in Cornwall that have been bought, donated or even loaned to members of the group so I would like to wish a belated Happy New Year to all followers out there. Read more

WNPG/CBPS news update for August 2017

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Here is the update for August 2017. The weekend of Saturday/Sunday 26th & 27th August sees the Plymouth Transport Weekend on the Hoe, Plymouth. The event now back on the Hoe which is an ideal setting for the vehicles has a static Rally day on the Saturday and a Running day on the Sunday with trips around the City and some out onto Dartmoor. We hope to take our Dennis Dart 401Badgers and Flags Pointer Dart L401 VCV | Dennis Pointer Dart | Fleet No. 401 | CBPG (L401 VCVBadgers and Flags Pointer Dart L401 VCV | Dennis Pointer Dart | Fleet No. 401 | CBPG) and Mercedes VarioMercedes-Benz Vario (model designation W670) is a heavy van manufactured by Mercedes-Benz 52529529 became 52529 in national numbering system, fitted with 27 seats and soon received her current livery; S529 RWP | Mercedes Vario | Fleet No. 52529 | CBPG (S529 RWP) along on both days. Read more

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