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.

 

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

Events updated 14th July 2024.

 

 

July 2024
20
Saturday
Roade Model Railway Show
Our repeat attendance has been requested to display a bus and give short, local rides.
21
Sunday
Northampton Trams
We hope to organise a local tour marking the opening of the electrified tramway on 21 July 1904. See News page.
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.
11
Sunday
The Big Bus Show
We plan to take 654 to this event. It is held at Stonham Barns in Suffolk so would be a long day. Times yet to be confirmed
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
1
Sunday
Buses Festival
The show returns to Sywell and will take the usual format. At the moment we intend to send two buses.
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. We will run routes on traditional United Counties, Midland Red and Geoff Aos routes to surrounding villages. There will be a morning and lunchtime service from Northampton
8
Sunday
1940's Day at Milton Keynes Museum
We intend to take 146 to the Museum and possibly offer short tours
14
Saturday
Northampton Heritage Open Day
The proposed date for this event is 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. On the Saturday we will be running a variety of services from George Row to particpating venues.
October 2024
20
Sunday
Biggleswade Bus Rally
The UCPG have asked us to join them at this event, this year it will be a dedicated bus event. We will be sending several buses and there will be a pick-up in Northampton
November 2024
23
Saturday
Roade Transport Fair
Our usual provision on a shuttle service from Northampton to the event.
December 2024
15
Sunday
Northampton Trams
We hope to arrange a local tour to mark the withdrawal of trams on this date in 1934