On the buses: A vintage road run around Thanet

All aboard the bus run (2019) Photo Frank Leppard

Seven vintage buses travelled around Thanet yesterday (July 14) for an annual charity event.

The Thanet Vintage Bus Road Run features privately owned vintage buses with the aim of giving the owners the chance to show off their pride and joy and meet up. It also gives photography enthusiasts an opportunity to capture the old buses on their old routes.

Photo Brian Whitehead

The buses are free for people to ride but there are collections for local charities.

This year the bus run supported Cats In Crisis. The run started at Ramsgate Boating Pool and headed to Minnis Bay via Ramsgate, Broadstairs and Margate following the old 69 open top service. There is a lunch stop in Westgate, another stop in Minnis Bay and then the vehicles head back to Ramsgate.

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A spokesman for the run said: “We had an absolutely brilliant time on the run and the weather was definitely on our side as our seven vintage buses travelled around Thanet.”

Find The Thanet Vintage Bus Road Run on facebook here