Posts by Paul Jenkins

  1. NTT 661 takes part in the Taunton Vintage Bus Running Day Sunday 15th May 2022

    Our 1952 AEC Regent III NTT 661 – now in its Platinum Jubilee year – took part in the Taunton Vintage Bus Running Day on Sunday 15th May 2022. It ran three round trips between Sheppy’s Cider Farm (where the running day was based) and the West Somerset Railway at Bishop’s Lydeard, calling en route…

  2. Events we will be attending during Summer 2022

    Here are the events that we are currently planning for vehicles from our collection to attend during the coming summer: Sunday 26th June 2022 – Devon General Society members’ tour of Exeter Joint Services routes.  See: bit.ly/3rnbRMe Saturday 23rd July 2022 – Mid Devon Show at Tiverton. See: bit.ly/3KErOVW Saturday 30th July 2022 – RHS…

  3. DGOT to attend Taunton Vintage Bus Running Day 15th May 2022

    NTT 661, our 1952 Weymann-bodied AEC Regent III, will be taking part in the Taunton Vintage Bus Running Day on Sunday 15th May. Website: bit.ly/3NWmorf The organisers will provide more information about the event nearer the date. We hope to see you there! Issued 10th April 2022  

  4. DGOT buses take part in the ‘Devon General Remembered’ Running Day Sunday 5th September 2021

    Four buses from our collection took part in the ‘Devon General Remembered’ Running Day held at Tiverton on Sunday 5th September 2021. The event was organised by the Devon General Society, with the first departure from Tiverton bus station waved off by the Mayor of Tiverton. The civic party then travelled on town service 101…

  5. ‘Devon General Remembered 2021’

    We will be contributing buses to the ‘Devon General Remembered 2021’ running day in Tiverton on Sunday 5th September, which is being organised by our friends at the Devon General Society. We hope that the latest addition to our collection, AEC ‘Light Six’ ETT 995, will take part and enable the many people who donated…

  6. DGOT buses displayed at the Mid Devon Show

    We displayed four of our buses – VDV 817, NTT 661, ETT 995 and CTT 513C – at the Mid Devon Show on Saturday 24th July 2021. We were visited by a good number of families, with grandparents heard describing to their grandchildren what it was like to travel on buses like these when they…

  7. Devon General AEC Regent V at Exeter bus station plaque unveiling

    Our 1957 AEC Regent V VDV 817 featured in a ceremony at the new Exeter bus station on Monday 19th July, when the Prince of Wales unveiled a commemorative plaque. The bus was the backdrop to many photographs of Prince Charles. Peter Murnaghan, DGOT’s chairman, said “We were delighted to be asked by Stagecoach South…

  8. Devon General Omnibus Trust acquires unique ‘Light Six’

    The Devon General Omnibus Trust is delighted to announce that, following a successful fundraising appeal, it has added a fifth bus to its collection: Devon General ‘Light Six’ ETT 995. ETT 995 (fleet number DR705) is a unique vehicle from the heyday of Devon General. It features the chassis frame from a 1937 AEC Regent,…

  9. DGOT buses at the 2021 Mid Devon Show

    We are pleased to announce that the first outing for our buses in 2021 will be to the Mid Devon Show on Saturday 24th July. The event is being held at the Knightshayes Showground at Chettiscombe, just north of Tiverton, and is open from 0900 to 1730. It offers you the chance to “experience a…

  10. DGOT trustees thank donors to the DR705 appeal

    The DGOT trustees would like to thank everyone who donated to the DR705 appeal – your support has been greatly appreciated. DGOT is submitting its claim to HMRC for Gift Aid next, so it will be a while before the final amount collected is known. However, at the moment we are still short of the…

  11. DR705 appeal deadline extended to 31st March 2021

    The DGOT trustees have been delighted with the response so far to their appeal for funds to enable the trust to acquire ‘Light Six’ DR705. To allow more time for supporters to donate, the appeal’s closing date has been extended to 31st March 2021. To donate, visit https://www.dgot.org.uk/support-us/ Issued 20th January 2021  

  12. DGOT appeals for funds to acquire unique Devon General ‘Light Six’

    The Devon General Omnibus Trust has launched a fundraising appeal to help it purchase a unique Devon General bus – ETT 995 (DR705), the sole Saunders-Roe bodied ‘Light Six’ AEC Rebuild. DR705 has a remarkable story. In 1953, faced with a need for extra double deckers, Devon General’s workshops married the mechanical units of twenty…