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  1. Events we will be attending in Summer 2024

    Here are the events that we are planning for vehicles from our collection to attend this summer: Sunday 2nd June – Taunton Vintage Bus Day: see bit.ly/455GvvW Saturday 6th July – Tiverton Farmers Market at the Pannier Market: see bit.ly/3CkW6dD Saturday 27th July – Mid Devon Show at Tiverton: see bit.ly/39kpxBN Sunday 11th August –…

  2. DGOT buses take part in the ‘Devon General Remembered’ Running Day Sunday 3rd September 2023

    Five DGOT buses took part in the ‘Devon General Remembered’ Running Day organised by the Devon General Society at Newton Abbot on Sunday 3rd September 2023. The event was based at Highweek Way and recreated local bus routes of the 1960s. The DGOT vehicles concerned were NTT 661, our 1952 AEC Regent III; ETT 995,…

  3. AEC Regent V 503 RUO has its public debut

    Ten years after it was the Trust’s first acquisition, 1964 Willowbrook-bodied AEC Regent V 503 RUO made its public debut on Sunday 4th June, following the completion of its restoration. The bus carried a party of Devon General Society members and their guests on a Torbay Trams and Trains Tour, visiting sites with historic links…

  4. DGOT buses take part in the ‘Devon General Remembered’ Running Day Sunday 4th September 2022

    DGOT contributed four buses to the ‘Devon General Remembered’ Running Day organised by the Devon General Society at Exmouth on Sunday 4th September 2022. The event recreated local bus routes of the 1960s and added a circular town tour with open-top buses. The vehicles concerned were NTT 661, our 1952 AEC Regent III; ETT 995,…

  5. DGOT buses on display at RHS Garden Rosemoor, Saturday 30th July 2022

    Two of our buses attended the Vintage Weekend at RHS Garden Rosemoor, near Great Torrington, on Saturday 30th July 2022. NTT 661, our 1952 Weymann-bodied AEC Regent III, and VDV 798, our 1957 Weymann-bodied AEC Reliance, were accompanied by a 1971 MGB Roadster brought along by one of our volunteers. We had some famous visitors!…

  6. DGOT takes part in Exeter’s Jubilee Street Party, Thursday 2nd June 2022

    Our 1957 AEC Regent V VDV 817 was on display in Exeter High Street on Thursday 2nd June 2022 as part of the city’s Street Party to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. We were visited by a large number of people keen to see what travel on Devon General’s Exeter city services looked like in…

  7. DGOT supporting Exeter’s Jubilee Street Party Thursday 2nd June 2022

    The Devon General Omnibus Trust is delighted to be invited to take part in Exeter’s Jubilee Street Party on Thursday 2nd June: bit.ly/3lMB0N2 Look out for our 1957 AEC Regent V VDV 817 at the west end of the High Street, outside McDonald’s. 817 is representative of the open-platform rear-entrance AEC Regent V double-deckers purchased…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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,…

  11. 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…

  12. 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