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On the Buses: 10 September 2017
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Divington_R



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:15 pm    Post subject: On the Buses: 10 September 2017 Reply with quote

I have added this discussion item as could not find it already listed?

My question relates to this show looking like it clashes with a similar show in Birmingham on the same day. Is the railway aware of the Birmingham Bus Bash?

Web admin note: Post title adjusted to reflect the SVR official name for this event [was Bewdley Bus Show].
PJ August 2017.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know but a Google search shows this as a new event announced by NX Historic Society and Yardley Wood Bus Club in January, after the SVR announced its event on, I think, its usual weekend.

I've emailed Lewis Maddox, SVR events co-ordinator

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Bewdley Bus Show on 10th September Reply with quote

Divington_R wrote:
I have added this discussion item as could not find it already listed?

My question relates to this show looking like it clashes with a similar show in Birmingham on the same day. Is the railway aware of the Birmingham Bus Bash?


I can't find it in the events webpage of cannon hill park, nor on the birmingham council leisure webpage. It looks like it's poorly advertised.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.classicbuses.co.uk/events.html

Listed in the above.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The SVR organisers are aware, they found out, like us, after all the SVR's dates had been confirmed. They have adjusted plans to mitigate it.

The Bash organisers' Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/nxhistoric/

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the SVR website:
Refer to http://www.svr.co.uk/SEItem.aspx?a=51

On the Buses
London Transport heads to Bewdley for our Bus Gala in 2017!

Our exciting bus Gala this year will feature a number of London Transport vehicles on display at Bewdley Station. Rides on these historic vehicles will be available, and we have a surprise star attraction!

Come and see our line-up of vintage buses all beautifully preserved. We have a selection of stalls selling bus memorabilia that may take your interest or maybe have a bite to eat, and watch the buses go by, at our hot pork roll stand.

Attractions include:

A superb display of historic London Transport buses, together with others from different regions and eras.
Sales and information stands selling a range of bus related items and memorabilia.
FREE bus rides around Bewdley and Stourport-on-Severn.

Visiting Buses on display:

AEC Routemaster RM5, built 1959
AEC Routemaster RM1005, built 1962
LNWR 'Charabanc' CC1087, built 1914
Hansons Local Bus (Ex Metrobus Croydon) Mini Pointer 2 Dennis Dart, built 1999
New Routemaster (Boris Bus), built 2011-2017

Parking is not available at Bewdley Station during this event. Free parking is available at Bewdley High School, which is an easy short walk away.

Admission is FREE with 'Freedom of the Line' travel tickets or 2 for those without tickets - proceeds go to the upkeep of Bewdley Station.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joe2027 wrote:
Divington_R wrote:
I have added this discussion item as could not find it already listed?

My question relates to this show looking like it clashes with a similar show in Birmingham on the same day. Is the railway aware of the Birmingham Bus Bash?


I can't find it in the events webpage of cannon hill park, nor on the birmingham council leisure webpage. It looks like it's poorly advertised.
Dear All, I decided to look it up on the Google system and found a bus company page for the Birmingham show. This is link to take you to it http://nxbus.co.uk/west-midlands/information/useful-information/birmingham-bus-bash-sunday-10th-september-2017
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been thinking about this situation. How about this as a suggestion?

In summary there are two bus shows on the same day, one in Birmingham the other at Bewdley. A distance apart of some 20 miles. I believe the Birmigham show is the larger one (50 or so)?

So has anyone thought about using the show buses to get from one event to the other? Would it be possible to set up a regular timetable service for the day, just like the one from Birmingham station to Cannon Park? Isn't this is what buses are supposed to be good at doing?

This idea could make sense and bring some additional visitors to Bewdley?

There is a week left to get something sorted.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Divington_R wrote:
I have been thinking about this situation. How about this as a suggestion?

In summary there are two bus shows on the same day, one in Birmingham the other at Bewdley. A distance apart of some 20 miles. I believe the Birmigham show is the larger one (50 or so)?

So has anyone thought about using the show buses to get from one event to the other? Would it be possible to set up a regular timetable service for the day, just like the one from Birmingham station to Cannon Park? Isn't this is what buses are supposed to be good at doing?

This idea could make sense and bring some additional visitors to Bewdley?

There is a week left to get something sorted.


I'm not a bus enthusiast, other than having a passing interest. However, having looked at the info for the Birmingham show, it appears (to me, at least) to be put on by National Express West Midlands to showcase their daily operation. The emphasis would appear to be modern busses, with a few vintage vehicles on display. The Railway event, on the other hand, is the reverse - mostly vintage, with a Boris Bus for good measure. Two quite different events, I suspect.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Divington_R wrote:
I have been thinking about this situation. How about this as a suggestion?

In summary there are two bus shows on the same day, one in Birmingham the other at Bewdley. A distance apart of some 20 miles. I believe the Birmigham show is the larger one (50 or so)?

So has anyone thought about using the show buses to get from one event to the other? Would it be possible to set up a regular timetable service for the day, just like the one from Birmingham station to Cannon Park? Isn't this is what buses are supposed to be good at doing?

This idea could make sense and bring some additional visitors to Bewdley?

There is a week left to get something sorted.


Are you volunteering to organise the regular timetable service for the day that you suggest? You've got a week left to get something sorted.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mrmover wrote:
I'm not a bus enthusiast, other than having a passing interest. However, having looked at the info for the Birmingham show, it appears (to me, at least) to be put on by National Express West Midlands to showcase their daily operation. The emphasis would appear to be modern busses, with a few vintage vehicles on display. The Railway event, on the other hand, is the reverse - mostly vintage, with a Boris Bus for good measure. Two quite different events, I suspect.


It's deliberate. One of the SVR organisers tells me they ensured it was so, hence the LT theme. Kudos to them for differentiating the event after the nearby NX event organised to be on the same day.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The SVR website now updated to advise there will be up to 25 vintage and modern buses on display.
Refer to http://www.svr.co.uk/SEItem.aspx?a=51
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good day out On The Buses. Why did the Boris bus leave at about 2.30pm?

I've been going to the On The Buses event for the past 10 years, and this year has been the worse for the weather. Perhaps next year there could be some bus shelters?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Joe, do you think the weather and also the other bus show in Birmingham affected the attendance?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Divington_R wrote:
Dear Joe, do you think the weather and also the other bus show in Birmingham affected the attendance?


Maybe the attendence was a little down. I think that was more likely because of the weather. The SVR On The Buses event also has steam trains, and beautiful towns and countryside. It's not just a load of old buses in a city park.
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