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  Provincial Society Bus Rally

Last updated: 24 July 2017

 
     
 

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This years rally will be held on

Sunday 6th August 2017

10:00 to 17:00 at Stokes Bay, Gosport

We extend a warm welcome to you and hope that you will find all the information your require on the website. The souvenir programme and rally timetable will be available approximately one week before the 6th August.

By Post for £5.00 including P&P by either
- Sending a cheque payable to 'The Provincial Society' to The Provincial Society, 30 Penhale Gardens, Fareham, Hampshire PO14 4NL, or
- Paying by Paypal (include any postal/delivery instruction in the notes)

We look forward to seeing you at the rally.

 
 
 
 

Vehicle Entry Form                   Traders Entry Form

 
 
 
  The following vehicles and stall holder are currently booked
No Reg No Operator Year Type
001 900 SAF Camden Coaches 1963 AEC Reliance
002 ECG 112K Gosport & Fareham 12 1972 Bristol RELL6G
003 A301 KJT People's Provincial 1 1984 Leyland National
004 AHC 442 Eastbourne Corporation 42 1951 AEC Regent III
005 EHO 228 Gosport & Fareham 55 1942 Guy Arab
006 274 KTA Western National 1224 1962 Bristol SUL4A
007 GNU 568R Trent 421 1974 Leyland National
008 NPJ 472R Alder Valley 251 1976 Leyland National
009 H132 GVM Stagecoach Manchester 15032 1991 Dennis Dominator
010 412 DCD Southdown 412 1964 Leyland PD3/4
011 VLT 254 London Transport RM254 1960 AEC Routemaster
012 TCD 374J Southdown 374 1970 Daimler Fleetline
013 BUF 122C Southdown 122 1964 Leyland Leopard
014 CJH 141V Alder Valley 601 1980 Bristol VRT/SL3/6LXB
015 K879 ODY Stagecoach Hants & Surrey 879 1993 Mercedes 709D
016 AFJ 86B Greenslades 86 1964 AEC Reliance
017 BFX 570T Hants & Dorset 3402 1979 Bristol VRT/SL3/6LXB
018 HFG 923V Southdown 123 1975 Leyland National
019 GNJ 583N Southdown 583 1975 Bristol VRT/SL3/501
020 HDL 25E Southern Vectis 810 1967 Bristol RESL6G
021 PPM 210G Southdown 2210 1968 Bristol RESL6G
022 VMO 234H Thames Valley 214 1969 Bristol LH6L
023 UUF 110J Southdown 510 1971 Bristol VRT/SL2
024 E289 HRV Southampton Citybus 289 1987 Leyland Olympian
025 BTR 367B Southampton Corporation 367 1964 AEC Regent V
026 KOW 274Y Southampton  Citybus 274 1982 Leyland Atlantean
027 HOR 590E King Alfred 590 1967 Leyland Atlantean
028 MUF 488 Southdown 649 1953 Leyland TS8
029 MMR 552 Silver Star 10 1955 Leyland Tiger Cub
030 K96 SAF London United DRL96 1993 Dennis Dart
031 LRV 996 City of Portsmouth 4 1956 Leyland PD2/12
032 EHO 869 Gosport & Fareham 57 1943 Guy Arab II
033 H523 CTR People's Provincial 1990 ACE Cougar
034 R241 LGH Y Services, Fareham 1997 Volvo Olympian
035 EWS 751W Bristol Omnibus 5543 1981 Bristol VRT/SL3/680
036 766 MDV Royal Blue 2278 1963 Bristol MW6G
037 YX66 xxx First Hampshire & Dorset 671xx (Eclipse) 2016 ADL Enviro200MMC
038 SN65 0LE First Hampshire & Dorset 63302 (Ranger) 2015 Wright Streetlite
039 TBC First Hampshire & Dorset xxxxx (Double Deck) TBC TBC
040 YN54 xxx First Hampshire & Dorset 650xx 2004 Scania Omnicity
041 YJ14 Bxx First Hampshire & Dorset 5360x 2014 Optare Solo
042 SK63/SN14 xxx First Hampshire & Dorset 47xxx (City Red) 2013/4 Wright Streetlite
043 HY09 xxx First Hampshire & Dorset 693xx (The Three) 2009 Volvo B7RLE
044 SK63 xxx First Hampshire & Dorset 630XX (Star) 2013 Wright Streetlite
045 TBC First Hampshire & Dorset (Training Vehicle) TBC TBC
046 G742 ODL Southern Vectis 742 1993 Leyland Olympian
 
     
 
001 Paulsons Close Photos
002 Yardley Wood Bus Club
003 Reg Davies
004 Chris Pearce
005 R E Gray
006 Barry Field
007 Ian McKnight
008 David Harris/Ron Boreham - 'Ron Lines'
009 Mark Turner
010 The Provincial Society
011 Wessex Transport Society
012 John Bulman
013 FoKAB
014 Gosport Heritage Open Day (GHOD)
015 Alan Russell
016 JB Postcards
 
 
 
 
                                         Strangers in town 4: Fareham town centre and Western Wards

This A5 book is the fourth in the series written by Fred York for the Provincial Society. The contents reveal some of the buses and coaches in various guises seen around Fareham and the Western Wards. There are 35 pages with an extensive introduction to the topic and 48 colour photographs taken from the author’s vast collection. This book should be launched at this year’s Provincial Bus Rally on 6 August.

                                              
 
 
 
 

Free bus services will operate throughout the day departing from the rally field. Full details of the services will be published in the rally programme.

There will a cavalcade of vehicles around Gosport departing at 13:30, members of the public may travel on the vehicles subject to the drivers permission.

ROUTE: Stokes Bay Road - Gomer Lane - Privett Road - Grange Road - Rowner Road - Fareham Road - Brockhurst Road - Forton Road - Mumby Road - South Street - Forster Road, Bury Road, Privett Road - Jellicoe Avenue - Stokes Bay Road

 
 
 
  How to Get There  
 
   
By Road

SatNav : PO12 2BL

M27 Junction 11 (Fareham Central) follow the signs for Fareham, then join the A32 towards Gosport as far as Brockhurst. There are two roundabouts adjacent to a large fort on the left hand side. At the second roundabout take the third exit. This is Military Road which goes through a large military establishment called HMS Sultan. Proceed straight on and you will reach another roundabout. Go straight across this roundabout and follow the road until you reach the next roundabout (last one), at which you will need to bear left. This road goes along the sea front at Stokes Bay. The rally site in a further half a mile on your right.


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By Train
Nearest station is Portsmouth Harbour served by the following train companies:
South West Trains
Southern Railways
First Great Western
 
By Ferry - Portsmouth Harbour to Gosport
Gosport Ferry
 
By Bus
From Gosport Bus Station
Frequent vintage bus shuttle service from Gosport Ferry to Stokes Bay (details below)
 
From Fareham Bus Station
Service X5 operated by First Hampshire and Dorset
 
 
 
  Free Bus Services (Gosport Ferry to Stokes Bay)  
     
  Service 88 will depart from Coach Bay 3 at Gosport Bus Station. The bus station is adjacent to the Gosport/Portsmouth ferry.  
     
 

88

Gosport Ferry - Stokes Bay
Via Alverstoke (Departures from Coach Bay 3)
Gosport Ferry Dep 0945 1005 1025 1045 1105 1115 1145 1215 1245 1315  
Stokes Bay Arr 0956 1016 1036 1056 1116 1126 1156 1226 1256 1326 0000
                         
Gosport Ferry Dep CAV 1430 1500 1530 1600 1620 1640        
Stokes Bay Arr CAV 1441 1511 1541 1611 1631 1651        
 
     
 

88

Stokes Bay - Gosport Ferry
Via Alverstoke
Stokes Bay Dep NIS NIS 1040 1100 1125 1200 1230 1300 CAV    
Gosport Ferry Arr NIS NIS 1051 1111 1136 1211 1241 1311 CAV   1401
                  **      
Stokes Bay Dep 1415 1445 1515 1540 1600 1620 1640 1700      
Gosport Ferry Arr 1426 1456 1526 1551 1611 1631 1651 1711 1548 1713  
 
     
 
Notes: ** - only runs if required
  CAV - service suspended during Cavalcade - First operate service X5 from outside the rally site at 1333 to Gosport Ferry arriving at 1345: return at 1400 arriving Stokes Bay at 1413. NORMAL FARES PAYABLE ON THESE 2 SERVICES, NOT PART OF OUR FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE
 
     
 

Other free bus services will operate throughout the day - details in the Rally Programme

 
     
  Sponsored by  
 
First Hampshire & Dorset Limited
 
     
 

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