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 the 1950s and 1960s. VDV 817 spent its career at Exeter depot up to withdrawal in 1971, and it typifies the open-platform rear-entrance double deckers used on the city services during that time.

DGOT is grateful to Exeter City Council for inviting us to join in with the festivities. Thanks to Ben Beaver for the main picture.


Issued 3rd June 2022