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  1. 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…

  2. 2019 Kingsbridge Running Day

    VDV 817 attended the Kingsbridge Running Day on Saturday 21st September 2019. We ran on free services to Aveton Gifford, Slapton Village, and Totnes and carried 210 passengers in all.  

  3. DG100 Torquay seafront nostalgic bus rides 8th September 2019

    The final event arranged by the Devon General Society to mark the centenary of Devon General was on Sunday 8th September 2019. We contributed our 1957 AEC Regent V DR817 to a ‘mini running day’, giving free rides from the stops near the Pavilion on a circuit along the seafront, turning at the Grand Hotel,…

  4. DG100 Bus Rally and Running Day at Newton Abbot racecourse Sunday 4th August 2019

    We were pleased to assist with the centrepiece of the Devon General Society centenary celebrations held at Newton Abbot racecourse on Sunday 4th August 2019. Both DR817 and 513 attended, and ran free trips to Bovey Tracey, Chudleigh, and the railway station. Large crowds attended the event and both buses ran with full loads throughout…

  5. DG100 Civic Run Thursday 18th July 2019

    18th July 2019 marked the exact centenary of the start of Devon General’s bus services and the Devon General Society marked the occasion by recreating a trip on one of the first routes, Service 2 fron Exeter to Torquay via Dawlish, Teignmouth and Newton Abbot. We were delighted to contribute DR661 and 513 to the…

  6. 2019 Minehead Vintage Bus Running Day

    Our 1965 AEC Regent V CTT 513C travelled to deepest West Somerset on Sunday 12th May 2019 to take part in the Minehead Vintage Bus Running Day, where all the vehicles were at least 50 years old. 136 passengers enjoyed the warm Spring sunshine on the two round trips 513 made to nearby Porlock Weir…

  7. DG100 Devon General staff reunion Sunday 21st April 2019

    Easter Sunday 2019 saw the first event organised by the Devon General Society to mark the centenary year of the company, with a staff reunion at the site of the head office and depot in Newton Road Torquay, now an Asda store. We provided 513 to be on display, and Jonathan Hawkins brought along his…

  8. 2018 Dorchester Vintage Bus Running Day

    On Sunday 12th August 2018 our AEC Regent V CTT 513C attended the annual Dorchester Vintage Bus Running Day organised by the West Country Historic Omnibus & Transport Trust. Although the weather was not brilliant, the bus was nevertheless enjoyed by some 225 passengers during the day on free services from Dorchester to Winterbourne Steepleton,…

  9. 2018 Devon Coastal Run

    On Sunday 18th July 2018 we entered our AEC Regent Vs VDV 817 and  CTT 513C in the annual Devon Coastal Run organised by the Historic Transport Club. Devon General Society members, family and friends were invited to travel with us free of charge and we were joined by AEC Reliance 1 RDV and Leyland…

  10. Recreation of Service 217 Exeter – Minehead

    On Easter Monday 2nd April 2018 a joint event organised by the DGOT and the Thames Valley and Great Western Omnibus Trust (TVaGWOT) saw a recreation of the old 217 route between Exeter and Minehead. This route was at one time jointly worked by Devon General and Western National, so vehicles from both fleets were…

  11. 2017 Exeter Spring Running Day

    Originally planned to mark the closure of Exeter Bus & Coach Station for redevelopment, the Exeter Running Day organised by DGOT on Sunday 19th March 2017 went ahead despite postponement of the closure, as a memorial to our founding trustee Philip Platt, who passed away in December 2016. Some 24 vehicles took part in the…

  12. Exeter to Plymouth – Farewell cavalcade to mark the closure of two bus & coach stations Saturday 16th July 2016

    In a joint venture with the Plymouth City transport preservation group, DGOT organised a cavalcade between the two bus and coach stations in Devon whose closure was imminent. To celebrate the heyday of coaching, 20 coaches gathered at Exeter to drive to Plymouth Bretonside, along the traditional route that was used before the A38 South…