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Penzance Running Day

The highlight of the Cornwall Bus Preservation Society's year are the Penzance Running Days when historic buses run in and around Penzance and West Cornwall; usually April

Penzance Running Day 2020

Sunday, 19 April 2020 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Our Annual Penzance Running DayEach year in April CBPG holds an Annual Running Day with free bus trips around West Cornwall - check our Events for more information in association with Thames Valley & Great Western Omnibus Trustregistered charity which established in 2008 “to advance education of public in history of public road passenger transport and in particular history of those companies and types of vehicles operated through Thames Valley and Great Western road transport corridors”; TV&GWOT's defined operating area consists of ten local authority areas between West London and Cornwall, hence strap-line “Fro’ Paddington to Penzance” reflecting the extent of the Great Western Railway Road Motors operations over the period 1903 to 1929 and successor companies from then until the present day. http://www.tvagwot.org.uk/about.htm.

Vehicles associated with the group currently planning to be entered are:
1318Royal Blue; BDV 318L | Bristol LH | Fleet No. 1318 | CBPG, 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, 401Badgers and Flags Pointer Dart L401 VCV | Dennis Pointer Dart | Fleet No. 401 | CBPG , 1141, 1121, 1098, 1226November 2009, CBPG took over ownership of Bristol VR 38873(LFJ 873W) from Western National Preservation Group. Originally numbered 1226, she was the last new Bristol VR bought by Western National in 1981 LFJ 873W | Bristol VR | Fleet No. 38873 (ex 1226), 14601969 Bristol RELH6G with ECW C45F coachwork; New to Southern National March 1969, transferred to Western National, remained in service until May 1981 when became part of BaMMOTT collection at Wythall. Purchased by WHOTT May 2005 OTA 632G | Bristol RELH | Fleet No. 1460 and 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. There hopefully will be two more to add which we will give details of in due course.

Every effort will be made to adhere to the above list but this is of course is subject to availibility on the day. Some vehicles are due for MOTMinistry of Transport test close to the the running day and others have work to be completed on them before they are back on the road. Read more

Penzance Running Day 2019

Sunday, 21 April 2019 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Our Annual Penzance Running DayEach year in April CBPG holds an Annual Running Day with free bus trips around West Cornwall - check our Events for more information in association with Thames Valley & Great Western Omnibus Trustregistered charity which established in 2008 “to advance education of public in history of public road passenger transport and in particular history of those companies and types of vehicles operated through Thames Valley and Great Western road transport corridors”; TV&GWOT's defined operating area consists of ten local authority areas between West London and Cornwall, hence strap-line “Fro’ Paddington to Penzance” reflecting the extent of the Great Western Railway Road Motors operations over the period 1903 to 1929 and successor companies from then until the present day. http://www.tvagwot.org.uk/about.htm.

 

Vehicles associated with the group currently planning to be entered are:

1318Royal Blue; BDV 318L | Bristol LH | Fleet No. 1318 | CBPG, 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, 401Badgers and Flags Pointer Dart L401 VCV | Dennis Pointer Dart | Fleet No. 401 | CBPG , 1141, 803, 1098, 1226November 2009, CBPG took over ownership of Bristol VR 38873(LFJ 873W) from Western National Preservation Group. Originally numbered 1226, she was the last new Bristol VR bought by Western National in 1981 LFJ 873W | Bristol VR | Fleet No. 38873 (ex 1226) and 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.

This of course is subject to availibility as a few are due for MOTMinistry of Transport test close the the running day along with others due work to be completed on them before they are back on the road.

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11th Penzance Bus Running Day - Sun 15 April 2018

Sunday, 15 April 2018 - 9:30am - 5:00pm

Looking forward to the 11th Penzance 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. Centred on the towns bus station as normal.

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PENZANCE RUNNING DAY - 16 April 2017

Cornwall Bus Preservation SocietyCornwall 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 in association with the Thames Valley & Great Western Omnibus Trustregistered charity which established in 2008 “to advance education of public in history of public road passenger transport and in particular history of those companies and types of vehicles operated through Thames Valley and Great Western road transport corridors”; TV&GWOT's defined operating area consists of ten local authority areas between West London and Cornwall, hence strap-line “Fro’ Paddington to Penzance” reflecting the extent of the Great Western Railway Road Motors operations over the period 1903 to 1929 and successor companies from then until the present day. http://www.tvagwot.org.uk/about.htm invited you to come to sunny, warm West Cornwall for our event on Sunday 16 April 2017. This was Easter weekend in 2017 so many brought all the family and friends and enjoyed a long weekend break in Cornwall. Read more

10th Anniversary Penzance VR Revival and Running Day - Sunday16 April 2017

Sunday, 16 April 2017 - 9:30am - 5:30pm

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PENZANCE RUNNING DAY - 17 April 2016

The Cornwall Bus Preservation SocietyCornwall 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 in association with the Thames Valley & Great Western Omnibus Trustregistered charity which established in 2008 “to advance education of public in history of public road passenger transport and in particular history of those companies and types of vehicles operated through Thames Valley and Great Western road transport corridors”; TV&GWOT's defined operating area consists of ten local authority areas between West London and Cornwall, hence strap-line “Fro’ Paddington to Penzance” reflecting the extent of the Great Western Railway Road Motors operations over the period 1903 to 1929 and successor companies from then until the present day. http://www.tvagwot.org.uk/about.htm invited you to come to sunny, warm West Cornwall for our event on Sunday 17 April 2016. Bring all the family and friends and spend the weekend in Cornwall. This was the 9th vintage bus running day in Penzance following the original Final VR 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 9 December 2006 – yes it’s more than 9 years since VRs were withdrawn from service!
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Penzance Running Day 2016

Sunday, 17 April 2016 - 9:30am - 5:00pm

The Cornwall Bus Preservation  Society in association with the Thames Valley & Great Western Omnibus Trustregistered charity which established in 2008 “to advance education of public in history of public road passenger transport and in particular history of those companies and types of vehicles operated through Thames Valley and Great Western road transport corridors”; TV&GWOT's defined operating area consists of ten local authority areas between West London and Cornwall, hence strap-line “Fro’ Paddington to Penzance” reflecting the extent of the Great Western Railway Road Motors operations over the period 1903 to 1929 and successor companies from then until the present day. http://www.tvagwot.org.uk/about.htm invites you to come to sunny, warm West Cornwall for our event on Sunday 17 April 2016. Bring all the family and friends and spend the weekend in Cornwall. This will be the 9th vintage bus running day in Penzance following the original Final VR Running  Day on 9 December 2006 – yes it’s more than 9 years since VRs were withdrawn from service! Read more

PENZANCE RUNNING DAY - 19 April 2015

A record number of visitors turned out for our annual Penzance 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 & VR Revival on 19 April 2015, with a total of 4,826 passenger journeys counted. The sunshine and variety of visiting vehicles no doubt enabled us to achieve this 26% increase on last year's record.
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Running Day - Penzance 2015

Sunday, 19 April 2015 - 9:30am - 5:00pm

Penzance VR Revival and Vintage Bus Running Day. Free vintage bus services in West Cornwall.

We are holding our running day in Penzance on Sunday 19th April 2015 and we hope to see you all there!

There will be buses running to various destinations including Lands End, St Ives and Hayle.

Bring your bus along! - if you are planning to bring your bus it would help us a lot if you could please complete our Registration Form

PENZANCE RUNNING DAY - 20 April 2014

The 7th event took place this year on Easter Sunday. The associated Bank Holiday made travelling much easier and so the event has attracted a record entry of 28 vehicles including 10 VRs ensuring 2014 really is a revival year.

Buses made return trips from Penzance bus station between 10am and 5.15pm. Destinations included Land’s End, St Ives, St Just, St Buryan, Perranuthnoe, Mousehole and Praa Sands. An open top service will provide a circular service through Penzance (weather permitting).
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