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SAT 15TH JUNE    PLYMOUTH MOTOR SHOW  STATIC DISPLAY

We attended the Plymouth motor show with Leyland Atlantean TTT 171X as static display, alongside  Tom Pearce's Volvo B58 and a very nice period Bedford flat bed truck. We attracted some good attention throughout the day. Also being able to get back to Cadson in evening sunlight was a bonus

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SUN 14TH APRIL  M53 HOD PLYMOUTH TOUR

Ian Bryne's Volvo B6 M53 HOD made a welcome return to Plymouth's roads. We had a test run around some of its old routes. 24 to Mount Gould and Greenbank, 25 Barbican and west Hoe, 18 Millbridge, 46 city circular via St Budeaux, Pemros Rd, Ernesettle and the 61 West Park

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APRIL 2024 IMPROVEMENTS AT CADSON

It was with great surprise when we arrived to do some work that the access lane to Cadson has been hardcored all the way from the entrance gate down to the barn entrance by our landlord. Plus drainage has been improved to clear lane of standing water. 

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SUN 31ST MARCH  PLYMOUTH BUS CLUB 50th ANNIVERSARY SOUTH HAMS TOUR

 P.C.T.P.G members were invited to attend the recreation of an original "Plymouth Bus Club" tour from Sunday 31st March 1974 around the villages and routes of the South Hams.

 Organised by PCB members David Burch and Mervyn Kendall through TVGWT at Loddiswell, who also put the original tour together. The tour pretty much ran to the same time as 50 years before.

 We took our members to Loddiswell with NDR 509J to join the trip leaving at 10am.  The vehicle for todays trip was Bristol SUS 672 COD fleet number 600, with a total of 20 members of the 2 preservation groups onboard. The only thing missing was the original tour vehicle which was a Bristol SUL dual-purpose coach 317 EDV fleet number 1207. Based at Western National Laira depot. Though remarkably TVGWT had acquired one of the original fleet number plates "1207" so part of the bus did do the tour!!

 Originally the tour started at Plymouth Bretonside and travelled out along the A379 to Modbury where we started the 2024 tour.

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 The first recreation stop was California cross just north of Modbury. The windswept tree had apparently only been chopped down a couple of years ago. The stump can still be seen in front of the California pub.

 The next stop was Loddiswell Station on the old Kingsbridge branch. In the original photo it is Mr and Mrs (Paul) Burch senior 

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Travelling on into Kingsbridge and out to the Start point area of the South Hams, stopping at the tiny village of Beeson before turning at Beesands. Here it wasn't possible to get to the original photo shot.  

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Carrying on around the incredibly narrow and tight turned Start Peninsular we got to the village of East Portlemouth, opposite side of the river to Salcombe. Here the 3 original participants of the 1974 trip posed for a photo, L to R Mervyn Kendall. David Burch (holding 1207 fleet plate) and Philip Heseltine. Also the slip board painted by Paul Burch which used to accompany PBC tours if not using club owned PD1 89

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Heading back into Kingsbridge and then onto Salcombe for an Ice cream stop. The next stop was South Milton

where a photo was taken outside a former coach depot. Passing Inner hope the next stop was Thurlestone. Then onto a very steep and tight hamlet of Buckland and down into Bantham beach where we were allowed to turn around in the private beach car park  

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APRIL 2ND VOLVO B6 M53 HOD RETURNS 

Today Ian Bryne brought 53 back to our Cadson base from having an overhaul at Winkleigh. Also successfully passed M.O.T at Guscotts. It will be out for a members morning tour on Sun 14th April, departing Royal Parade at 10.30 returning by 13.00  

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above left M51 HOD as delivered at Milehouse (Gareth Ruby) 

above 53 having an assessment with P.C.B.S back in the days of our Outland Rd site.

right and left, 53 arrives back at Cadson 

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