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  Provincial Society Bus Rally

Last updated: 20 July 2018

 
     
 

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This years rally will be held on

Sunday 5th August 2018

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 5th 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 holders are currently booked
No Reg No Operator Year Type
001 A301 KJT People's Provincial 1 1984 Leyland National
002 CJH 141V Alder Valley 601 1980 Bristol VRT
003 274 KTA Western National 1224 1962 Bristol SUL4A
004 HCD 449 Southdown 1249 1947 Leyland Tiger PS1
005 BUF 122C Southdown 122 1967 Leyland Leopard
006 448 UXS Dave's Buses RM848 1961 AEC Routemaster
007 SK63 Kxx First Hampshire & Dorset 630xx 2013 Wright Streetlite
008 YJ14 Bxx First Hampshire & Dorset 5360x 2014 Optare Solo
009 YX66 Wxx First Hampshire & Dorset 671xx 2016 ADL Enviro200MMC
010 tbc First Hampshire & Dorset (Double Decker) tbc tbc
011 YN54 Nxx First Hampshire & Dorset 650xx 2004 Scania OmniCity
012 SK63/SN14 First Hampshire & Dorset  47xxx 2013/2014 Wright Streetlite
013 HY09 Axx First Hampshire & Dorset 693xx 2009 Volvo B7RLE
014 tbc First Hampshire & Dorset (Driver Training) tbc tbc
015 EHO 228 Gosport & Fareham 55 1942 Guy Arab
016 H523 CTR People's Provincial 3 1990 ACE Cougar
017 EHO 869 Gosport & Fareham 57 1943 Guy Arab II
018 tbc Xelabus xxx tbc Volvo B5L Hybrids
019 tbc Xelabus xxx tbc tbc
020 ECG 112K Provincial 12 1972 Bristol RELL6G
021 R241 LGH Y Services 1997 Volvo Olympian
022 JAA 708 King Alfred 708 1950 Leyland Olympic
023 FTR 511 Southampton Transport 64 1949 Guy Arab III
024 JOW 499E Southampton Transport 1 1967 AEC Swift
025 KOW 274Y Southampton City Transport 274 1982 Leyland Atlantean
026 SN56 AWX BlueStar 1851 2016 Volvo B7TL
027 KV51 KZJ Emsworth & District 551 2001 Dennis Dart
028 WV02 NNA Thamesdown 198 2002 Dennis Dart
029 NPJ 472R Alder Valley 252 1976 Leyland National
030 G515 VYE London Buses DT15 1990 Dennis Dart
031 B69 WUL London Regional Transport  M1069 1984 MCW Metrobus
032 766 MDV Royal Blue 2278 1963 Bristol MW
033 HF54 HFT BlueStar 2204 2004 Volvo B7RLE
034 SN67 WWD Stagecoach South 26159 2017 ADL E20D
035 F601 MSL Stagecoach South 14951 1988 Leyland Olympian
036 Q967 AAK Wheelers Travel 2008 Mini / Lion Omnibus
 
     
 
001 Provincial Society
002 Mark Turner
003 Ron Lines
004 Barry Field
005 Reg Davies
006 Paulsonclose photos
007 Bob Gray
008 John Bulman
009 Gosport Heritage Open Day (GHOD)
010 Wessex Transport Society
 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 
   

NEW PUBLICATION AVAILABLE FROM 5TH AUGUST ON THE PROVINCIAL SOCIETY STALL LOCATED BEHIND THE CONTROL BUS

 

Strangers in Town 5: Around Fareham by Fred York

As a sequel to ‘Strangers in town: 4, this A5 book is the fifth in this series written by Fred York for the Provincial Society.

The contents reveal some of the unusual buses and coaches in various liveries seen around Fareham. There are 36 pages with a brief introduction and 67 colour photographs taken by the author.

 
 
 
 
  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 Western Railway
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
 
 
 
  Feeder Service  
     
  Southampton & District Transport Heritage Trust are providing a feeder service to the rally on 5 August with the following pick up points:  
     
 

09.00 dep Bursledon Brickworks
09.15 dep Swanwick railway station
09.40 dep Fareham railway station
10.00 arr Stokes Bay rally

 
  Returning to the above points after the rally – leaving the rally field at Stokes Bay at 16.00hrs  
 
 
  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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