The Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle
Society’s museum has been in existence since 1959. The date in early November is now established
in the ‘Rally Calendar’ for the excellent Open and Running Day put on by the
members of the Society. In 2014 this was
Sunday 2nd November and it was attended by
the independent transport videos cameras for the first time. Our cameras were in place at the start of the
day as the buses and coaches arrived and departed from Pyke
Road and ran along Whisby Road where the Museum is
It is 30 years since the Leeds
bodybuilder, Charles H. Roe, closed its doors and this event commemorated the
fact with the running of many preserved Roe bodied vehicles. Lincoln Corporation indeed operated Roe
bodied vehicles from 1941 to 1970. We
see examples from Grimsby Cleethorpes Corporation, York Pullman, Leeds City
Transport to name but a few.
Lincolnshire Road Car is also well represented with Bristol / ECW buses
in the shape of a K, SC, FS and two VRTs running in service, as well as an RELH
coach, Bristol L and an MW bus on display.
The buses on display were exhibited at various sites near to the museum
and can be seen on this programme. Our
first ride of the day is on board former United Counties Bristol KSW6B, 964
(KNV 337) with lowbridge ECW bodywork. We travel out to the Lincolnshire lanes for a
photo shoot with this fine vehicle.
After returning to the display area at the museum we film more action
before joining former Leeds City Transport AEC Regent V, with Roe H70R
bodywork. Numbered 952 (952 JUB) in the
Leeds fleet, this bus has been restored by the museum in the guise it wore in
the early 1970s as Tyne & Wear PTE 413 – carrying these fleet names on
yellow panels as well as a yellow radiator cowl. This ‘musical’ bus takes us to Lincoln
railway station where we see a former Darlington Corporation Roe bodied single
deck Daimler Fleetline 27 (VHN 527G) and the arrival of
Eastern Counties Bristol Lodekka LFL57 (557 BNG) and Lincolnshire
RCC 2115 (DBE 187) a highbridge bodied ECW Bristol K6A. 2115 is our transport back to Whisby Road.
As darkness falls the atmosphere becomes
quite magic as the tungsten bulbs glow in the dark and the crowds of passengers
line up for the evening city tour to the ‘Cathedral Quarter’. We board Lincoln Corporation 64 (BFE 419), a
1941 Leyland Titan TD7 with Roe H56R bodywork.
Our camera takes up its position on the lower deck where we enjoy the
sounds of this superb vehicle as it climbs the hill towards the cathedral. Fully loaded it arrives at the cathedral in
time to see Grimsby Cleethorpes Roe bodied Daimler CVG6 57 (NAT 766A – TJV 100)
arriving behind it. We then return to
the Museum ‘park and ride’ stop to complete our day in Lincoln. A big thank you must go to all the people
involved with organising this excellent event.
We hope you enjoy our programme!
|| 69 minutes (approx).
|| Within UK - £16
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|| DVD -R
|| Picture Aspect 16:9