Colne Estuary Preserved Buses, incorporating

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Colchester-based Colne Estuary Preserved Buses (CEPB) is a group of enthusiasts who own, restore and maintain heritage buses and coaches. Each vehicle has links to the owner’s interests. Group members and their friends and families often assist each other with knowledge and vehicle maintenance. This website provides information about our vehicles and their histories. The Suffolk Bus Preservation Group (SBPG) are part of CEPB dedicated to preserving Suffolk-based buses.



Attendance at the listed events depends on vehicle owners' interests and vehicle serviceability. We haven't decided which of these we're attending just yet, so check back regularly! This list will be updated as dates and attendances are confirmed. Events organised by CEPB are in red. As well as rallies, we've listed local operator running days that might interest local enthusiasts!

7 Apr: South East Bus Festival, Celebrating 60 years of the Leyland Atlantean. Kent Showground, Detling. Arriva page here.
15 Apr: Spring Bus & Coach Gathering, London Bus Museum, Brooklands, Surrey.
22 Apr: National "Drive it" Day, Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs.
6 May: Ipswich to Felixstowe Historic Vehicle Run, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
12-13 May: "1940s Weekend", East Anglia Transport Museum, near Lowestoft. 01502-518459.
13 May: Bus & Coach Day, Mid-Norfolk Railway, Dereham, Norfolk NR19 1DF.
19-20 May: "Rydabus", Island Buses Running Day based at Isle of Wight Bus & Coach Museum, Ryde.
20 May: Fenland BusFest, Whittlesey Market Place, Cambridgeshire, with free buses to Peterborough, Thorney, Ramsey, March & Chatteris.
20 May: Isle of Wight Festival of Transport, c/o Isle of Wight Steam Railway.
2-3 June: Woolpit Steam, Warren Farm, Wetherden, Suffolk IP14 3JX.
30 June - 1 July: North Norfolk Railway Vintage Bus Rally (on the Saturday) and Vintage Transport Festival (on the Sunday).
1 July: Haverhill Historic Transport Rally & Road Run, Arts Centre Car Park, Haverhill, Suffolk. Details & entry form from Mike Hickford 01787-277963 or email.
8 July: The 11th Annual Peterborough Bus & Commercial Vehicle Rally, Sacrewell Farm (A47/A1 junction). All buses and commercials welcome. Free entry.
14 July: Alton Bristol RE and Country Pub Running Day. Hants & Surrey RE Group.
15 July: Alton Bus Rally & Running Day, Anstey Park, Alton. Free entry and free bus services. Around 150 buses & coaches expected & large display of other vehicles.
22 July: Essex Bus Rally (formerly Basildon Bus Rally), in association with The Londoner in the Country. Barleylands Farm Park, Billericay. Free parking and free bus rides.
29 July: Bristol Vintage Bus Group Running Day based at Flowers Hill, Brislington. Frequent bus trips to Bristol city centre, Bath and Avon Valley Railway. Limited space for static exhibits so please email to book.
29 July: Worthing Sea Front Bus Gathering & Running Day, Worthing, West Sussex.
29 July: Ingatestone Hall Classic Car Show, Ingatestone, near Chelmsford, Essex CM4 9NR.
26 Aug: Colne Valley Railway Bus & Commercial Rally, Castle Hedingham, Essex. 1030-1700, email for details.
"Reshaping & Beyond", Bus Rally at the Epping Ongar Railway.
15-16 Sept: North Norfolk Railway 1940s Weekend.
30 Sept: SHOWBUS International, Donington Park, Leicestershire.
6 Oct: Classic Vehicles Day, Ipswich Transport Museum, Suffolk.
13-14 Oct: Isle of Wight Beer & Buses Weekend, based at the Isle of Wight Bus Museum, Ryde and also Newport Quay, Newport.
20 Oct: Wheels by Lamplight, Ipswich Transport Museum.

Check back regularly for updates and more details

Because each owner has his or her own interests, CEPB & SBPG buses can often be spotted at local shows and events. Find out about past events and recent news on our "News and Features" page. You can also follow us on social networking:-

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Preserved Buses

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