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What is the Devon and Dorset Group?

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The Devon and Dorset Group is a small group of bus enthusiasts with strong links to the Devon and Dorset areas.  Between us, we have a collection of preserved buses, most of which have connections to the South West and several originated with one of the most famous and respected names in the bus industry, Devon General.

The Group is, essentially, an affiliation of 4 like-minded individuals, all of whom own buses.  We do not have a formal membership but maintain a list of 'friends' who are interested in our vehicles and who have asked to be kept informed of news and events that we organise from time to time.  If you would like to be added to this list please e-mail our General Mailbox using the 'Contact' link above.

Our philosophy is that we enjoy running our buses just as much as attending rallies so, in addition to participating in a number of organised events each year, we try and stage a few less formal running days of our own, typically returning some of our vehicles to their old territory and re-creating routes of years gone by.

A central part of our activities each year have been the two Vintage Bus Running Days that we organise in Weymouth and Torquay.  Please visit the Weymouth Rally and Torbay Rally pages for further details of these events.  Both are currently 'resting' but we hope to see them revived in the not too distant future.

The remainder of this site gives details not only of the Weymouth Rally and Torbay Rally but also particulars of the vehicles we own, events that we plan to attend during the year, a little about the stories behind restoring old buses to near-original condition and plenty of photographs.  The site is updated regularly so do check back from time to time as extra features are planned.

Finally, we are most grateful to those who have provided us with photographs for inclusion on the site, particularly: Robin Woodcock, Graeme Selway, James Pratt, Terry Bennett, Terry Partridge, Gerry Tormey and Simon Coates.  There may be a few other shots where we have been unable to ascertain the identity of the photogapher - please let us know if any of them are yours so that we can give due credit.

The Devon and Dorset Group is a member of the National Association of Road Transport Museums (NARTM)
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