A prewar AEC Regent, a birthday cake, souvenir tickets and a fivevehicle running day all helped Reading Buses celebrate 100 years of continuous municipal motorbus operation in the Thames Valley town

On a rainy day that mirrored the inaugural bus journey in 1919, Reading Buses celebrated 100 years of continuous municipal bus operation in the town on 6 December and again with a vintage bus running event two days later.

Chief executive officer Robert Williams was joined by the mayor, Cllr Paul Woodward, representatives of the Reading Buses leadership team, company retirees, long serving members of staff and some of its newest recruits for a re-creation of the inaugural service from Caversham Heights (Harrogate Road) to Tilehurst (The Plough) via the town centre.

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