Over the next six pages, you will find a gallery highlighting some of the vehicles present this year, with build dates ranging from 1932 to present day.

Routemaster RM 2180 leads RT 4317 and RMC 1476 as the trio arrive at the festival.

After a digital-only event last year, Buses Festival came back on August 8 and is thought to be the largest bus rally held since before the pandemic. The new venue of the East of England Showground, Peterborough, made a good impression on visitors, who appreciated the greater amount of space between vehicles for improved photo opportunities and closer proximity to traders. With pre-booked tickets up on previous years, attendance from enthusiasts was high.

Dennis Lancet I MJ 4549 was the oldest bus at the event, built in 1932.

The late venue and date change and the lingering impact of the Covid-19 pandemic meant there were not quite as many buses and coaches on display as in previous years, though organisers are confident that next year’s line-up will be significantly larger. Buses Festival will once again be held at the East of England Showground on August 7, 2022.

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