Open Day - Sunday 2 November 2014

We would like to thank everyone who came to our 'end of season' event on Sunday 2 November, in particular the owners of visiting vehicles, our volunteers and all our neighbours whose invaluable assistance with the use of their premises makes the event possible.

The 2014 event once again broke our record, with nearly 1,100 paying visitors passing through the Museum's door in the course of the day. 37 buses and coaches ran 'in service' on our free services, alongside six of the cars and vans from our collection. A further 45 visiting buses / coaches attended the event, along with many vintage and classic cars and motorcycles. As the event has grown, we had to seek further space for visiting vehicles, and received the generous support of another of our neighbours on Whisby Road.

A new home was also found for the 'park and ride' operation, this time at the new Teal Park business park - we are most grateful to Lincolnshire County Council's Highways and Planning department for making this happen.

On the 'bus service', long term Museum resident 952 JUB, currently in the livery it carried as Tyne & Wear PTE 413 made its Open Day debut, as did Grimsby Cleethorpes 57 and Nottingham 724, both owned by Society members. Unfortunately, museum resident CVL 850D (Lincolnshire 1431) was unable to run, and Lincoln 1 had mechanical problems during the day and was unable to complete its schedule. 87 years separated 'No. 1' from the newest vehicle (Delaine Buses' latest double decker) operating on the day.

VIsiting buses in service included two coaches from the Scottish Bus Museum at Lathalmond, Fife, and a Barton AEC Regent from the fleet of Quantock Heritage, Somerset.

above - The Museum's 1936 Austin 18 saloon visited North Hykeham Asda a few days before the event to publicise the Open Day

above right - this was followed on Saturday 1 November by the Museum's Austin Champ and Ford V8, along with Grimsby Cleethorpes 57, owned by one of our members, taking centre stage in Cornhill, Lincoln.

right - some of the many classic cars visiting the Open Day
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LVVS Open Day above left - A quiet moment - Stagecoach Lincolnshire's 1961 Bristol SC at Doddington, on the service connecting our Museum with Doddington Hall and Whisby Nature Park

above - two Seddon / Alexander coaches from the Scottish Vintage Bus Museum, visiting for the weekend.

left - a convoy of visiting buses from East Yorkshire and Kingston on Hull Corporation arriving at the event.
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above - Lincoln 73 and Tyne & Wear 413 approaching the Museum from Lincoln and the park & ride site respectively

above right- shades of red - two Northampton Corporation Daimlers and Eastern Counties Bristol Lodekka.

right - visiting Barton AEC Regent and Austin Seven re-create a quiet street scene of the past.
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LVVS Open Day left - York Pullman 64 was the first of four Roe bodied buses required for the 5 pm twilight 'City Tour' - here pausing at Lincoln Cathedral

below - a few of the buses 'in service' at the event waiting to enter service.
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Thanks to 'Londoner14' on Flickr and Ken Jones for use of their photographs.

More of our photographs from the event can be seen on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.

Some of our visitors have put their photo / video selections from the day on the web, including-

BHL 343 (flickr)
bigdan14025 (flickr)
John Carter (flickr)
Davespencer 32 (video on Youtube - DVD trailer)
driffbus (flickr)
John Hague (flickr) - and 'night bus' set
JPT Photos (flickr)
Londoner14 (flickr)
N Gauge Fan (flickr)
Railway Dave (flickr)
return2layerroad (flickr)
RightgoodMotor (flickr)
RL Buses (flickr)
Snapper 60809 (flickr)
SwimmingTrunks (flickr)
47424 (flickr)

(All remain copyright of their owners)

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Our thanks are due to our neighbours Anglo Structural Engineering Ltd, Danwoods Group, Fixfirm, A Green Engineering (Lincoln) Ltd, Green of Lincoln, all at Hillcroft Business Park, Krystals, and Lincolnshire Co-operative Society Ltd for their help and co-operation with the use of premises.

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