NTH Events Calendar

Listed below are the provisional events for 2024. We have the increasing cost of running the vehicles at these events, 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%. Please use any of the donation links on the various pages of our web site, thank you.

 

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.

 

The events list below does NOT include private events or visits to schools etc.

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

Events updated 4 January 2024 - These show basic information, more details will be added at a later date.

 

 

April 2024
6
Saturday
Wellingborough Bus Rally
The bus rally will take place as usual outside the Museum in Wellingborough on both days. There will be various routes organised that may go to Wollaston and Bozeat, Orlingbury, Earls Barton and Finedon and Irthlingborough. There is bus service from Wellingborough Station to the event and also a bus leaving Northampton Station 9.05 calling at Victoria Street, then returning from Wellingborough at 4.30pm. Please see the News page for a list of buses attending.
7
Sunday
Wellingborough Bus Rally
The bus rally will take place as usual outside the Museum in Wellingborough on both days. There will be various routes organised that may go to Wollaston and Bozeat, Orlingbury, Earls Barton and Finedon and Irthlingborough. There is bus service from Wellingborough Station to the event and also a bus leaving Northampton Station 9.05 calling at Victoria Street, then returning from Wellingborough at 4.30pm. Please see the News page for a list of buses attending.
May 2024
18
Saturday
Oundle Town Event
We have a request for a vehicle to attend this event - we have yet to confirm attending.
18
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 services. The railway has been in preservation since 1976 and runs between Loughborough and Leicester, a distance of 8.25 miles. Each of the stations is ‘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, café and NAAFI style buffet whilst Rothley station boasts two tea rooms and nearby is a miniature railway. Leicester North station 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.
June 2024
8
Saturday
Earls Barton Festival
After the success of the bus in 2023 we have been asked to take 154 along to the event and provide a shuttle service around the village.
15
Saturday
Transport Day at Abington Park
The event will take place on Saturday 15 June 2024. Based at the layby on Park Avenue South.
23
Sunday
Long Buckby Car Show
An event that has replaced the popular Watford Car Show. We will be attending this year with a few buses and running a free bus service around Long Buckby and provisionally to and from East and West Haddon, so you can leave your cars at home and use our vintage buses. More details nearer the time.
July 2024
14
Sunday
Crick Scarecrow and Music Festival
A repeat visit. Following our first attendance this year. I anticipate that we will provide similar local shuttle services. This was a fairly successful event for us in 2023 and I think has great potential to develop into a more major fundraiser.
20
Saturday
Roade Model Railway Show
Our repeat attendance has been requested to display a bus and give short, local rides.
August 2024
7
Wednesday
Wellingborough Beach
Pencilled in are Wednesdays in August to provide the shuttle service from the Beach to the Splash Park in conjunction with the Town Council.
14
Wednesday
Wellingborough Beach
Pencilled in are Wednesdays in August to provide the shuttle service from the Beach to the Splash Park in conjunction with the Town Council.
21
Wednesday
Wellingborough Beach
Pencilled in are Wednesdays in August to provide the shuttle service from the Beach to the Splash Park in conjunction with the Town Council.
28
Wednesday
Wellingborough Beach
Pencilled in are Wednesdays in August to provide the shuttle service from the Beach to the Splash Park in conjunction with the Town Council.
September 2024
7
Saturday
Daventry Heritage Bus Running Day
We were invited to return for this showcase event during our visit this year. DTC asked if the date could be brought forward by a week so as to not coincide with the Mop Fair. They will reschedule the Foodies Market for the same day.
14
Saturday
Northampton Heitage Open Days
The proposed date for this event are now Saturday 14 September 2024. This puts the event on the second weekend of HOD rather than the first one as has been the case in the past. We cannot hold the Sunday event as the town centre is being used for another event.
November 2024
23
Saturday
Roade Transport Fair
Our usual provision on a shuttle service from Northampton to the event.