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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. 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…

  5. 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,…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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  

  9. DGOT appeals for funds to acquire unique Devon General ‘Light Six’

    The Devon General Omnibus Trust has launched a fundraising appeal to help it purchase a unique Devon General bus – ETT 995 (DR705), the sole Saunders-Roe bodied ‘Light Six’ AEC Rebuild. DR705 has a remarkable story. In 1953, faced with a need for extra double deckers, Devon General’s workshops married the mechanical units of twenty…

  10. DGOT behind the scenes video

    What lies behind those fabulous Devon General buses you see at rallies or running days? A dedicated band of volunteers, that’s what! Whether it’s restoring, repairing, painting or cleaning, there’s a lot of work needed to bring these old buses back to life. To see what it’s like in Ken Baker’s ‘behind the scenes’ video,…

  11. 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.  

  12. 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,…