Town & Shire - Giving our past a future


Northampton Transport Heritage was formed in 2017, principally to look after three ex-Northampton Corporation Transport vehicles: ANH 154, DNH 197 and JVV 267G to secure their future for the public to access them and ride upon them. We also have access to vehicles owned by our members including BNH 246C a 1965 ex-NCT Daimler CVG6 and two recent additions to our fleet (owned by members) include H654 VVV a 1990 ex Stagecoach United Counties Leyland Olympian and SOX 859 a Commer TS3 Avenger ex-Wesleys Coach Services. We have also in the summer of 2020 acquired the former First Bus MV02VBZ (66334) – a Volvo B7L Single decker used in Northampton from late 2002 to 2012. See our vehicles for further information.

We also have extensive material of N.C.T. which along with the vehicles, We aim to conserve and make available to the public via a museum.

Our key ethos is to encourage interest and study of our vehicles, and we encourage schools, community groups and businesses to get involved and contact us for availability of these icons of the past.

That’s not all though, within out eventual aim to create a transport museum for Northampton and the shire, we aim to cater for all aspects of the rich transport heritage of town and county, whether is be bus, car, lorry, rail or water.

If it’s transport related with a Northamptonshire connection, we are interested.

We are always looking for new members and volunteers, So why not join us?

We produce four newsletters per year and have regular members outings and meetings with guest speakers and we hold regular “maintenance” days where members are encouraged to get involved and help clean and maintain our vehicles. NTH is currently in the process of applying for Charitable status.

We believe that our vehicles are equally important as any building. Historically as icons of Northamptonshire and we actively work with local authorities to promote our heritage and bring them to the public at events of displays.

For more information please visit our contacts page!



Join Us – Become a member!

If you wish to become a member of Northampton Transport Heritage please download the membership form below and return it to the address on the form!

The annual membership costs are as follows:

Single – £20.00
Family – £30.00
Under 18 years – £5.00



Our buses are always in need of work being carried out to keep them in a useable condition. This may involve some minor repairs or more likely cleaning and polishing.

We need your help, as members, to achieve this and hopefully maintain and improve the appearance of the buses. If you are able to spare an occasional two or three hours on a Monday morning (Every Monday morning except for Bank Holidays) to help then please contact us using the contact form on the contact page or alternatively call Malcolm on 07816 676175 or Graham on 07841 678018 for more details.

We supply the cleaning kit and you will get a cup of tea and a biscuit!


Have you got a current PCV driving licence?
Do you fancy driving one of our classic buses?
The please get in touch with any of our committee members!

Our buses are getting used for more and more for members and community events. We are always looking for reliable drivers so if you think you can help, even if it is only on an odd occasion, please get in touch. We can arrange for you to have a trial drive and will type train you.

Our drivers and conductors are a great gang and you will be made really welcome as part of our team.


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