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  1. 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…

  2. 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,…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. Teignmouth Running Day – Sunday 31st May 2015

      DGOT organised a running day in Teignmouth on Sunday 31st May 2015 as part of the Teignmouth Heritage Transport & Bike Festival. It marked the 35th anniversary of the withdrawal of AEC Regents from the picturesque Service 2 Exeter to Newton Abbot route. A number of former Devon General vehicles attended and most operated…

  8. Exeter Bus & Coach Station 50th anniversary celebration Saturday 5th July 2014

    The bus and coach station in Paris Street, Exeter was opened on Sunday 5 July 1964 and leased to Devon General by the city council.  DGOT marked the 50th anniversary of this popular facility with a bus rally and rides to destinations around the city.  The event was supported by Stagecoach South West and over…