Northampton Transport Heritage was formed in September 2017 to secure the future of three former Northampton Corporation Transport Daimler double deckers. Two of these classic buses – 154 (ANH 154) and 267 (JVV 267G) – are in regular use whilst the third – 197 (DNH 197) – is in need of considerable renovation. We also have former First Northampton 66334 (MV02 VBZ) – a Wright Eclipse bodied Volvo B7TL.
NTH has extensive archive materials which it is intended to conserve and ultimately make available to the public. Our remit is not limited to Northampton and extends to the whole of the county to include the United Counties Omnibus Company – historically the main operator to develop a network of bus services throughout Northamptonshire – and the many independent bus and coach operators who have been active throughout the shire.
Several of our members own buses and coaches that have been part of the County scene. Our eventual aim is to create a Transport Museum for Northampton and the shire to cater for all aspects of the rich transport heritage of town and county whether it be bus, car, lorry, rail or water. If it’s transport related with a Northamptonshire connection then we are interested.
NTH is keen that our buses are available to the public to enjoy as a living museum. We regularly take them to schools on educational visits, to community groups and to local events. In addition, we provide free bus services in connection with the annual Heritage Open Days event and also organise bus rallies and running days where the public can view the buses that we and our members have with the chance to ride on some. Our members are also able to travel on our buses when we attend rallies organised by other groups.
However, all this costs money, as does the maintenance of the buses. As a voluntary organisation, we have to raise funds ourself in order to carry out this work. This involves income from membership fees (although most of this income is spent on members benefits such as the quarterly ‘Traffic Notice’ newsletter), donations and fundraising. In order to try and boost our income we now offer you the opportunity to sponsor various aspects of our work and objectives. If you would like to help us with our regular costs in providing Membership benefits such as the Traffic Notice, looking after the buses and being able to provide them for the public to enjoy and the expense of organising events you can do so through a range of Sponsership offers. In return we will be happy to offer you a token of our appreciation that you can opt to take advantage of.
Email: NTHeritage@talktalk.net if you are intersted or want to see the full list of sponsorships available