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« on: March 10, 2019, 08:02:41 pm »

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We are holding our third Chippenham Bus Rally and Running Day since the sad demise of Bristol Harbourside event. This year features a display to celebrate fifty years since the formation of the National Bus Company (NBC), an important event in the bus industry whatever your views on the demise of old companies and traditional, smart liveries that went with them.

As usual, there will be buses and sales stands at Wiltshire College & University Centre, Cocklebury Road, Chippenham, and the opportunity to ride free on vintage buses running a series of routes based on Chippenham Bus Station. Click here to download a vehicle entry form and here to download a trade stall entry form which will be published as soon as they become available.

Excellent day out last year.    Ironically, no bus connections available from Melksham (unless they run some 234s) but there will be trains

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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2019, 08:14:31 pm »

From last year







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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2019, 09:46:00 am »

Some of those buses look familiar from last September's Kingsbridge Vintage Bus Rally, which I can thoroughly recommend, unless you don't like vintage buses of course!
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2019, 12:11:08 pm »

From last year




I don't remember seeing you at Lyneham  Grin

I've got a shot of the same bus in the same place with the same shadows so we were clearly on the same one. If I could work out how to post an image on this forum I'd upload it Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2019, 01:22:11 pm »

I don't remember seeing you at Lyneham  Grin

I've got a shot of the same bus in the same place with the same shadows so we were clearly on the same one. If I could work out how to post an image on this forum I'd upload it Smiley

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I think the bus did multiple trips that day, operating with a frequency that most rural locations would be highly envious of today.   The sun may not have move around all that far.   Were you on the return run that accidentally ended up in Iceland car park in Chippenham?

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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2019, 02:13:15 pm »


Hi, Robin

  Were you on the return run that accidentally ended up in Iceland car park in Chippenham?


Yes I was a victim of that lack of route knowledge on the part of the driver...  Grin

Thanks for the info on uploading images
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