Message to tenants from THV's Directors


Dear member,


During these uncertain times, we want to keep our members informed about the measures we are taking to manage our response to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Tyneside Heritage Vehicles (THV) is a registered company and regarded as a place of work for carrying out vehicle restoration work at a hobbyist level. After following Government guidance on which businesses and venues are to close, we would like to reaffirm to all our members to refrain from going to our facility until further notice.


Even if you were to visit on your own and follow the government's social distancing rules, THV does not have the capacity to a carry out strict cleaning routines at a level where we can safely allow members to visit. By not allowing people access to THV during this time, we can prevent and slow the spread of the Covid-19 and help in making sure that people are making no unnecessary journeys. We recognise the importance we play in providing a place to escape to and carry out your hobby, but the health and safety of all tenants and visitors is a top priority.


At this stage we don’t know how long the government will enforce business and venue closures, however the first point of review of these measures is three weeks from 23rd March 2020. We’ll re-open again when it’s safe to do so.


THV will maintain updates with its members during this time, but in the meantime, please follow the government guidelines - remember you can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.


Kind regards
Lee, Stevie and Matt

SAVING & PRESERVING TYNESIDE'S BYGONE PUBLIC TRANSPORT

ABOUT THV

We are Tyneside Heritage Vehicles, a group of people in the North East of England pursuing our hobby in preserving some of our region's public transport vehicles.


Tyneside Heritage Vehicles (THV) is a private not-for profit organisation which houses a collection of historic vintage buses. As a bunch of like-minded people, everyone here has a bus interest; whether it be from working within the bus industry itself, or being introduced to the hobby by friends, or have always dreamed about owning a preserved vehicle - we all just like our buses! 


Based in the eastern suburb of Felling in Gateshead, the group was relaunched as Tyneside Heritage Vehicles in August 2014 and we have continued to restore and grow our collerction of historically important vehicles from the by-gone era. Bus preservation is an rewarding and dedicated hobby, but we also look to educate people about the world of vehicle preservation and engineering by showcasing our exhibits at events and shows around the country.

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SAVING AND PRESERVING

We are proud to be part of the bus preservation scene, showcasing the very best of the late 20th century bus industry.

Over the years we have accumulated an extensive archive of bus parts and supplies to help make preserving today easier for tomorrow. From engines and gearboxes, to switches and fuses, we are proud of our archive stores which help towards restoration projects and in providing spares for the years to come. We have collected various types of local transport material, such as; signs, timetables, magazines, photographs and promotional material.

But our facility not only caters for buses, we also have storage facilities for bygone-era car and van restoration projects.

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VEHICLE RESTORATION

Our collection features vehicles at various stages along their restoration journey. Some are fully preserved to their former glory, while others are in the process of restoration - which is what our hobby is all about.


Much of the THV collection once roamed the streets of Tyneside, with many originally operating during the height of the Tyne & Wear PTE executive body, in various adaptations of the iconic cadmium yellow livery - which people of the North East will remember fondly.


At over 16,000 square feet, our facility holds over 25 vehicles ranging from; former Tyne and Wear PTE, Northern General, Northumbria Motor Services and Busways Travel Services. There are also vehicles stored that come from places further afield like Leicester and the West Midlands.


THV owns six of these vehicles as a group, with the others being privately owned by individuals and organisations.

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NEWS & EVENTS

We love showing off our buses. Whether it be here at home in the North East or up and down the country, we want people to enjoy and reminisce over our collection.


Our group and its members look to attend as many events as possible so that people can admire our vehicles. Most of our outings happen during the summer months, and whether it be at a vehicle running day with the opportunity to ride a vehicle, or a static display line-up for photographers to snapshot and admire, we want to all to love our THV buses.


Our website has been created for enthusiasts and preservationists interested in our bus preservation; so check out our latest news and events archives.

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