NTH Events Calendar

We are now building up our events for this year, and after the last few years we are running almost as normal. The only obvious problem we have is the cost of fuel running the vehicles, so any donations to allow us to store, maintain and run them would be most gratefully received, plus we can get Gift Aid on most donations which increases any donation by 25%.

 

As part of our Charity status, we participate in community events and educational visits to schools. We also try and support other preservation groups who, in turn, support NTH. In many of these instances we will have a sales and information stand. These activities will not be considered to be members outings and will not, generally, carry passengers to or from the venues. There are many reasons for this not least that the bus will often be loaded with stock and will need to be at the event long before the public are admitted so that the stall can be setup. We cannot have unnecessary visitors where we keep the buses and it is often not practical to run into Northampton to collect passengers as this adds time onto the day. These are already long days for our helpers and adding another couple of hours onto their day is not conducive to encouraging volunteers! It has been suggested that we also run another bus for members but this will then require another driver and conductor and also increase our costs and may mean attending the event and promoting NTH is no longer viable.     

 

For event trips the bus will normally pick up from Victoria Street, Northampton and return there at the end of the day. Departure and anticipated return times (unless shown in the event below) will be notified nearer to the date once details are finalised. Remember that some of the trips will involve entrance charges and we do not include these.

If you are interested in joining us on any of the days below please let us know, preferably by email to NTHeritage@talktalk.net or by text to 07816 676 175. Remember to say who you are and which trip you want to come on. Details will then be confirmed to you a short while before the event date.

When attending a trip, please remember to bring your Membership card with you or you may be denied travel. Please have it ready to show the conductor when you board.

 

We regret that we are unable to carry dogs on our vehicles except for registered assistance dogs.

 

Please note that all trips are subject to availability of the vehicle(s) and being able to provide a crew for the bus(es).

 

We look forward to seeing you.

 

All Dates subject to confirmation nearer the time, but below are the events that we have planned for

Events updated 22nd January 2023

 

February 2023
5
Sunday
Northampton Transport Heritage AGM from 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Our Annual General Meeting will be held at Kingsley Park Working Men's Club, Kettering Road, Northampton. There will be reports of progress during 2022 and proposals for the coming year. This is your chance to question your committee and to have your say about the future of NTH.
12
Sunday
MEMBERS ONLY trip to launch 260 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm
A short tour to launch our latest coach - former United Counties Bristol MW number 260. This is a MEMBERS ONLY event - sorry no guests - to give you a ride before we start using the bus for events. Depart Victoria Street at 14:00. Please book your seat by email to events@ntheritage.org or message 07816 676175
March 2023
11
Saturday
Aldridge Transport Museum Winter Running Day at 2:00pm for 5 hours
A visit to the former Aston Martin Museum for their winter running day. This is an afternoon and evening event. Admission charges will apply.
April 2023
1
Saturday
Wellingborough Bus Rally
We hope to send a selection of our buses to support our friends at the 794 Group. These running days take place in conjunction with Wellingborough Museum. A selection of Heritage and more modern buses will be on display with some running a free bus service.We will also have a stall at the museum to publicise NTH
2
Sunday
Wellingborough Bus Rally
We hope to send a selection of our buses to support our friends at the 794 Group. These running days take place in conjunction with Wellingborough Museum. A selection of Heritage and more modern buses will be on display with some running a free bus service.We will also have a stall at the museum to publicise NTH
22
Saturday
Delaine Heritage Museum Running Day
We intend to return to this old established operator for their annual Heritage Bus Running Day. Delaine are Britain's oldest bus operator established in 1890 and still a family business. The Delaine Museum will be open and there will be frequent bus rides available on vehicles from the Delaine Heritage fleet as well as visiting buses. Admission charges will apply
May 2023
14
Sunday
Didcot Festival of Heritage Transport
The Thames Valley and Great Western Omnibus TRust and the Great Western Society joint event. A chance to visit the Didcot Railway Centre, a former GWR engine shed and now a museum, and have a train ride or see the bus and coach display and have a free bus ride.
20
Saturday
Eastfield and Headlands (Northampton) Festival
We will be attending a bus to this community event
21
Sunday
Fenland Busfest at Whittesey
A return to Whittlesey for his bus rally and running day based at Whittlesey which usually sees frequent bus services running to Peterborough, Thorney, Turves and Yaxley and frequent services to Ramsey where the popular classic car show will be taking place.
June 2023
4
Sunday
Matlock Bath and Peak Park Preserved Bus gathering
A return visit to Derbyshire. The bus will drop off and pick up at Matlock Bath if required. This inland resort has riverside walks and is home to a Mining Museum, The Heights of Abraham with its cable car link and underground cavern tours and to Gullivers Kingdom. The Peak Park Gathering this year is being held at Chatsworth House and usually attracts around 50 classic vehicles. There will be free rides operating to Bakewell and surrounding villages.
24
Saturday
Transport Day at Abington Park Museum, Northampton
Supporting the Museum Service, we will be taking a selection of buses to operate free bus rides in conjunction with this popular event.
July 2023
8
Saturday
Crick Scarecrow and Music festival
Our first visit to this popular show where we will have a stand and be running a free shuttle bussssss through the village and short local tours. Do come and visit the show and pop in and see us.
9
Sunday
Crick Scarecrow and Music festival
Our first visit to this popular show where we will have a stand and be running a free shuttle bussssss through the village and short local tours. Do come and visit the show and pop in and see us.
16
Sunday
Members Outing to East Carlton Country Park
A change from Foxton sees our Members Outing visiting this popular Country Park. Covering some 102 acres of park and woodland, this was originally a deer park whilst the Hall was the home of the Palmer family until the 1930's. There is a cafe and shop and you will have time to explore the grounds. The trip nwill drop off at Market Harborough on the way and pick up on the way home should you wish to spend time there instead.
August 2023
12
Saturday
Spring Boroughs Community Event (Northampton)
We will have a bus on display during the afternoon at Doddridge Street for the Summer Fair
12
Saturday
Roade Model Railway Show
We return to Roade Village Hall, Bailey Brooks Lane for the Northampton and District Model Railway Club where we will have a stand and be running free, local bus rides. Come along and see us...and the Model Show.
September 2023
3
Sunday
BUSES Festival
BUSES Festival returns to Sywell Aerodrome and will see up to 100 modern, restored and vintage buses and coached on display with many operating free bus services. There are also gtrade stands selling a variety of bus related items including books, DVD's, models and more. Admission charges will apply.
9
Saturday
Heritage Open Days
One of our busiest weekends with see NTH operating a network of free bus services connecting the local venues which are particpating in this national Event
10
Sunday
Heritage Open Days
One of our busiest weekends with see NTH operating a network of free bus services connecting the local venues which are particpating in this national Event
16
Saturday
Daventry Bus Running Day
Our most succssful event in 2022. We will be returning to Daventry with a display of buses and will operate some free bus rides to surrounding villages based on traditional bus routes.
17
Sunday
Northampton Classic Bus Rally and Running Day
Where will be this year? The Market Square is scheduled for redeveloped so will nbeed to find an alternative location for our annual event
30
Saturday
Quorn and Woodhouse Bus and Train Spectacular
An event organised by our friends at the Leicester Transport Heritage Trust in conjunction with the Great Central Railway will see a display of classic buses with some operating free bus services and an enhanced train service on this preserved heritage line - the only preserved double track main line railway in Britain.Today is the 'Bus and Train Spectacular' with free local bus services as well as the usual train service. The railway has been in preservation since 1976 and runs between Loughborough and Leicester, a distance of 8.25 miles. Each of the stationsis themed. Loughborough Station is home to the museum, engine sheds and workshop, signal box, emporium and a buffet, Quorn and Woodhouse station has a picnic area, cafe and NAAFI style buffet whils Rothley station boasts two tea rooms and a nearby miniature railway. Leicester North is the end of the line and has a tea room. The line is very scenic running through the edge of Charnwood Forest and crossing Swithland Reservoir
October 2023
1
Sunday
The Transport Museum, Wythall
Today the museum is holding an event to celebrate the advent of rear-engined buses from the ground-breaking Leyland Atlantean 65 years ago and also featuring Fleetlines, Olympians and Metrobuses. Lots to see and lots to do at this venue and a selection of nuses and coaches giving free rides. Admission charges will apply
November 2023
25
Saturday
Northampton Transport Fair
A return to the new venue at Roade Village Hall on Bailey Brooks Road. We will be supporting our friends at the 794 group by providing free bus shuttle service from Northampton to the event where we will have a sales stall. Admission charges will apply.
25
Saturday
Stony Stratford WatlingFest
Our annual outing to Stony Stratford for the switch-on of the lights. You will find plenty to do and see with events and displays taking place and some stalls in addition to the usual shopsss, pubs and clubs. A lantern procession takes place in the afternoon from 16:15 hours with the lights switch-on at 17:00 hours and there then follow carols. More information can be found at http://www.stonylights.org/