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Countryside Magical Mystery Tour - Sunday August 3rd 2008

Well, we had a great afternoon out. So where did we finally go? All will be revealed:

The weather was kind to us, just a few spots of rain as we headed for home. Everyone enjoyed this little countryside sortie.

Tiger Moth Club Fly-in, Sywell Aerodrome - Sat 16th August 2008

Departing the St James depot at 12.00 midday. After a short 20 minute journey to Sywell Aerodrome, we will stop over in the Sywell Aerodrome Museum car park. The top deck of the vehicle will provide a good viewing platform to observe any aircraft movements. You will also have the opportunity to view the exhibits in the aforementioned museum. Depart Sywell about 15.00hrs to arrive back at the depot no later that 15.30.

Please be aware that due to the prevailing weather conditions, especially if it is raining or the cloudbase is low, there may not be any aircraft to observe. If it is chucking it down with rain on the day, then the trip will probably be cancelled. Using the following link, you can check the Sywell Aerodrome Current Airfield Status on the morning of the trip.


Well the weather turned out to be quite good, although there was a brisk wind as can be seen by the flags and windsock on the roof of the Aviation Museum. (I really think the Met Office should invest in some more accurate forecasting software!). Unfortunately we missed the Tiger Moths because we had to leave before they were due back from their fly-in to one of the other participating airfields. All was not lost, however, since a de Havilland Dragon and Dragonfly made a welcome appearance earlier in the afternoon. Check out the pictures on the Photo Gallery page.

Heritage Weekend - Sat 13th and Sun 14th September 2008

Although the Heritage Open Day event begins on Thursday 11th September, the vintage bus service only operates on the last two days. Apart from ourselves, there will usually be an assortment of vintage vehicles present. Further details of this event can be found here on the Northampton Borough Council website.


We can now confirm that 154 will be operating 3 trips on the Southern Route on both Saturday and Sunday, departing opposite the Guildhall at 10:30, 12:30 and 14:30hrs. There are, of course, a variety of other trips being operated by an assortment of additional vintage vehicles including ex: Northampton Transport Daimlers 246 and 258. Please check the NBC website above for further details and timings.

The Southern Route, in brief, is as follows:

Click the links above (in blue) for further information regarding each particular attraction.

Kettering Vintage Rally & Steam Fayre - Sunday September 21st 2008

We will be departing the St James depot at 9.00am sharp. Apart from ourselves, there will be all sorts of vintage vehicles on display. For further information about this event please refer to the Kettering Vintage Rally website.

Village at War weekend, Stoke Bruerne - Sat 4th and Sun 5th October 2008

Provisional - to be confirmed later

We will be attending this Retro Event at Stoke Bruerne with 154, providing there are volunteers available for driving and conducting duties. As soon as the details have been confirmed, I will post the information here. Please check back at regular intervals.

Town or Country Saunter - Sunday October 12th 2008

Again, this will either be a town-based journey, taking in some of the old bus routes or a countryside mystery tour. The actual details will be announced at a later date. Meet at the First Bus depot in St James at 1.00pm. Please ensure that you park in the old Bus Club car park and not in the grounds of the First depot since National Express coaches will need constant access.


Well this turned out to be a town-based saunter and the weather could not have been better. The route taken was briefly as follows: