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  1. 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…

  2. ‘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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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.  

  6. 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,…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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,…

  12. 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…