News - 2017

Wednesday 18th October

The annual Beer & Buses Weekend organised by The Isle of Wight Bus Museum took place over the weekend of Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October. 289 - E289 HRV made the trip across the Solent on Friday 13th for the weekend. On Saturday 14th, 289 was used in service to Cowes, Shanklin & Ventor. 367 - BTR 367B joined 289 on the island on Sunday 15th and was used in service to Cowes.

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Tuesday 10th October

289 - E289 HRV made the trip to Warminster on Sunday 1st October for the vintage bus running day. Whist on Friday 6th October, 367 - BTR 367B visit the children at Rownhams Saint John's CE Primary School, who are learning about transport.

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Music in the City took place in Southampton on Saturday 7th October: 1 - JOW 499E, 71 - LOW 217, 133 - TTR 167H, 289 - E289 HRV & 367 - BTR 367B were all in service during the event.

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133 - TTR 167H was back out in action on Sunday 8th October, providing a free link for the Fareham Model Railway Exhibition, which was taking place at Fareham Leisure Centre.

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Monday 25th September

71 - LOW 217 was at Wyvern College in Fair Oak near Eastleigh on Thursday 21st September as part of their 60th anniversary. As part of the event, 71 recreated the journey pupils would have taken from Eastleigh to the school in the 50s, 60, & 70s.

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Trains, Trains, Trains took place at Bursledon Brickworks on Sunday 24th September and 71 - LOW 217 was on display.

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Tuesday 12th September

The Southampton Heritage Open Days took place on Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th September. 1 - JOW 499E, 133 - TTR 167H, 289 - E289 HRV & 367 - BTR 367 took part in the events in Southampton.

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A number of heritage venues were open over the weekend including; Tudor House & Gardens, Southampton Old Bowling Green, Nuffield Theatre, Bitterne Local History Centre, SS - Shieldhall and The Southampton Tram Group & Dunkirk Little Ships workshop. The weekend was very successful, and a good weekend was had by all.


Monday 7th August

A family fun day at Bursledon Brickworks took place on Sunday 23rd July, 71 - LOW 217 & 289 - E289 HRV were on display for the event.

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We made the trip down to The Provincial Society Bus Rally at Stokes Bay, Gosport which took place on Sunday 6th August. 289 - E389 HRV attended the event.

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We will be taking part in Southampton Heritage Open Days over the weekend of Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th September. The event will be based around the Bugle Street area in the City Centre, with buses linking to other heritage locations around the City. Check out www.shods.org.uk for more information.


Tuesday 25th July

64 - FTR 511, 71 - LOW 217, 289 - E289 HRV & 335 - 335 AOW were on display at Netley Marsh Steam & Craft Show from Friday 21st till Sunday 23rd July.

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On Sunday 23rd July, 64 - FTR 511 took part in the Romsey Carnival.

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Monday 17th July

A busy Friday, Saturday & Sunday!!

On Friday 14th July, 335 - 335 AOW paid a visit to St. Marks School in Shirley. Then on Saturday 15th July, 1 - JOW 499E was on display at the Exbury Club Model Railway Show.

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The Alton Bus Rally took place on Sunday 16th July. 64 - FTR 511, 71 - LOW 217, 274 - KOW 274Y, 335 - 335 AOW and 367 - BTR 367B were on display at the event, whist 289 - E289 HRV was used in service. 289 visit Medstead Railway Station and Selborne during the day.

 
 

This coming weekend (Friday 21st till Sunday 23rd July), selection of our buses will be display at Netley Marsh Steam & Craft Show.


Tuesday 4th July

On Wednesday 28th June, we visited the Hedge End Men Shed at the King's Community Church. Our chairman David, gave the group a talk about our work and the history of buses in Southampton. Then the group enjoyed a trip on our A.E.C Swift 1 - JOW 499E.

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If you would like us to give your group a talk, do get in touch.

No. 1 - JOW 499E was out again on Saturday 1st July in Hedge End again, this time for the Hedge End Carnival.

A section of the fleet will be at the Alton Bus Rally on Sunday 16th July at Anstey Park in Alton.


Monday 26 thJune

On Saturday 24th June , we attend the Minstead Model Railway Show with 1 - JOW 499E and the our sales stand.

64 - FTR 511 was on display at Waterside Historic Vehicle Club, Classic Vehicle Show on Sunday 25th June.


Tuesday 13th June

Over the weekend of 10th & 11th June we attended 3 events!

On Saturday 10th June, 289 - E289 HRV attended a new bus event in Bournemouth at Kings Park. During the day, 289 made several trips to Christchurch as part of the event.

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Sunday 11th June saw 64 - FTR 511 provide free heritage tours of the New Forest as part of the Copythorne Steam Rally and 274 - KOW 274Y & 289 - E289 HRV, made the trip down to Southsea Common for the Southsea Spectacular.

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The Minstead Model Railway Show is taking place on Saturday 25th June, organized by AAR Models. We will be there with 1 - JOW 499E and our sales stand.


Tuesday 30th May

On Thursday 25th May, the Merseyside Bus Club visited Southampton. 64 - FTR 511 welcomed the party to the city and the group also had a tour of the Southampton Tram Project workshop in the Docks along with a trip on the bus. 64 was on display at Riverside Park, Bitterne for the first Riverfest on Saturday 27th May.

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Bank Holiday Monday, 64 - FTR 511 was out again. This time providing free heritage Dock Tours from the SeaCity Museum

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After its recent repaint, 289 - E289 HRV has passed its annual M.O.T test on Monday 22nd May at IM Services. The final vinyls have also been fitted.

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The Copythorne Steam & Vintage Rally takes place on Sunday 11th June at the Scout Headquarters and Field in Copythorne. 64 - FTR 511 will be in attendance at the event and providing free trips.


Monday 15th May

On Sunday 7th May, 71 - LOW 217 provided a free bus service from Alton Railway Station (The Mid Hants Railway 'Watercress Line') to Jane Austen's House Museum at Chawton.

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The first Bursledon Brickworks Beer Festival is took place on Saturday 13th May, 289 - E289 HRV was used on the free heritage link from Swanwick Railway Station to Bursledon Brickworks. We were joined by Portsmouth No. 4 - LRV 996 for the event.

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Over the weekend of Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th May, 1 - JOW 499E & 64 - FTR 511 were on display at the Bill Targett Memorial Steam Rally near Eastleigh.

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Wednesday 3rd May

367 - BTR 367B, made a trip to Berrywood School at Hedge End for their Car Fest on Friday 28th April.

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On Monday 1st May, 1 - JOW 499E & 289 - E289 HRV were at the Friends of King Alfred Buses 'Winchester Buses Running Days'. The event marked 50 years to the day, that No. 1 entered service in 1967! It was also the first outing for 289, back in its delivered livery.

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71 - LOW 217 will be back in action on Sunday 7th May. 71 will be providing a free bus service from Alton Railway Station (The Mid Hants Railway 'Watercress Line') to Jane Austen's House Museum at Chawton. For timetable information for the free service check out: www.mdog.org.uk/events.

The first Bursledon Brickworks Beer Festival is taking place on Saturday 13th May, we will be providing a free heritage link from Swanwick Railway Station to Bursledon Brickworks for the event. Information regarding tickets for this event can be found at www.bursledonbrickworks.org.uk/events.

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1 - JOW 499E & 64 - FTR 511 will be at the Bill Targett Memorial Steam Rally, which takes place at Highbridge Farm near Eastleigh over the weekend of Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th May.


Sunday 16th April

289 - E289 HRV was collected from I M Services, Romsey on Saturday 15th April, where a full repaint took. 289 now carries the red & cream delivered livery, which she only wore for 6 months when new in 1987. 2017 marks 30th anniversary year for the bus.

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We would like to thank the staff at I M Services for their assistance in a superb job, which has given us a wonderful result. The first public outing for 289 will be on Monday 1st May at the Winchester Bus Running Days.


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