2015 Event Write-Ups

The 2015 season was the first time we rallied as the Tyneside Heritage Vehicles group. Throughout the year we have been supporting events right across County Durham, Northumberland and Tyne & Wear. Many of these events had been organised by the North East Bus Preservation Trust, which as ever, put on a great show and it was great to support the trust.


Whitley Bay Classic Car Show 2015

On Sunday 20th September, Tyneside Heritage Vehicles returned to Whitley Bay where we made an appearance at the annual Whitley Bay Classic Car Show.

The event, now in its second year, attracted a wide range of classic cars alongside a few vintage buses organised though the NEBPT.

The event was busier than ever, with The Links hugely populated with cars and visitors. The event will had a couple of fairground rides for the children, together with refreshments and live music.

THV look forward to supporting this event nexr year, where we hope to bring more of our vehicles.

Date: Sunday 20th September 2015

Location: The Links, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear

Seaburn Historic Vehicle Display

On Monday 31st August 2015, Seaburn Recreation Ground held its annual August bank holiday rally. Organised and hosted by the North East Bus Preservation Trust (NEBPT), the event attracted a large collection of vintage vehicles from around the region and beyond. The event enticed bus preservationists and local companies to present their vehicles and allow members of the public to take a look on them. In addition, car enthusiasts from the area took part in the event resulting in quite a vast collection of classic cars being on show. The event was moderately attended to by the people of the North East, with the damp weather perhaps putting many off! With free shuttles on the day and refreshments, the event was superbly organised by trust.

We took three Leyland Atlanteans; 290 UVK290T, 176 AVK176V and 680 GBB156K. Also, NEBPT vehicles 1101 R101KRG and 1723 K723PNL, which are stored at THV attended. 176 in particular was a surprise to many, after much work getting her ready for her MOT.

Date: Monday 31st August 2015

Location: Seaburn Recreation Ground, Off Sea Lane, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear


Trams and Transport Day

On Sunday 9th August 2015, the North East Bus Preservation Trust (NEBPT) hosted a Trams and Transport day at Sunderland's North East Land, Sea and Air Museum. The annual event, now in its third year, has always attracted a steady crowd from around Tyne & Wear, and gives people the opportunity to visit a combined bus, tram and aircraft exhibition.

In addition, the event has grown to include many classic cars, trucks and vans, many of which are local to the area. The covered areas of the museum held workshops and gave people the chance to discover the North East's history on land and air.

To support the event, three vehicles from our premises went to the event; 290 UVK290T, 680 GBB156K and NEBPT vehicle 1723 K723PNL.

680 attended looking slightly different to normal, in a white undercoat.

Date: Sunday 9th August 2015

Location: North East Land Sea and Air Museum, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear

Whitley Bay Bus Rally

On Sunday 5th July, The Links in Whitley Bay was the site of another North East Bus Preservation Trust (NEBPT) event. The Whitley Bay Bus Rally, although a small low-key event attracted a good crowd. The event mainly saw preserved buses gathering together, however local companies including Go North East and Stanley Travel provided entries to the show.

The rally had two shuttle services linking the site with Tynemouth and Stevenson Railway Museum. The Tynemouth trips used the older vehicles present, whereas shuttles to the Railway Museum were provided by Go North East and coincided with the train times at the museum. Stevenson Railway Museum had its own 'Diesel Day' event on.

We took group owned Leyland Atlantean UVK290T to the event as well as NEBPT owned Dennis Dart 1723 K723PNL.

Date: Sunday 5th July 2015

Location: The Links, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear


NEBPT Durham Vintage Bus Gathering

The annual Father Day rally at Durham's Howlands Park & Ride site took place on Sunday 21st June. The event hosted by the North East Bus Preservation Trust enticed a large gathering of locally important vehicles from right across the North East.

The event seen a selection of classic buses on display with a regular free bus service between Howlands and Durham City Centre. The Howlands site offers the public scenic photo opportunities of vehicles as they enter and exit the site.. As usual, a selection of local trade stalls were present selling a wide range of bus memorbillia.

The event was well received by all, and was the first public appearance in preservation for ex-Busways Alexander ALX200 bodied Dennis Dart 1101 (R101KRG), which has been purchased by an NEBPT member and being stored at THV's Felling site. As a group, we also brought group owned Leyland Atlantean 290 (UVK290T)

Date: Sunday 21st June 2015

Location: North East Land Sea and Air Museum, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear

Morpeth Fair Day

Sunday 14th June marked the annual Morpeth & District Chamber of Trade’s annual flagship event, the Morpeth Fair. The event sees the towns main shopping streets transformed into an arcade of stalls, childrens rides and other entertainment. As usual, a number of vehicles were invited to the event to provide a free vintage Park & Ride service between the County Hall and the town's bus station.

Tyneside Heritage Vehicles were kindly invited to take part in the event to form part of the event's Park & Ride service in which we used Leyland Atlantean 290 (UVK290T). The none-stop shuttle service also featured;  ex-Buswaus Dennis Dart K715PNL, former Portsmouth single-deck Seddon Pennine bodied Atlantean TBK196K, and former Exeter Corporation Guy Arab IV UFJ292.

The shuttles were heavily loaded all day, with the event being a great sucess.

Date: Sunday 14 June 2015

Location: Morpeth, Northumberland


NEBPT North East Bus & Coach Show

The Metrocentre Bus & Coach Show is one of the most highly anticipated events in the North East and brings together a vast collection of local and regional vehicles.

On Monday 4th May Gateshead's intu Metrocentre held its annual event which seen a vast collection buses and coaches from the world of preservation and local companies. The preserved line-up included two entries from Tyneside Heritage Vehicles - Leyland Atlanteans 680 and 290.

Go North East, Arriva North East and local independant operators also provided modern vehicles, some which were only less than a year old. The addition of these modern buses add contrast to the event which celebrates vehicle preservation, and is what makes the North East Bus & Coach Show appealable to all.

Date: Monday 4th May 2015

Location: Metrocentre Coach Park, Dunston, Gateshead, NE11 9YG













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