Next Zoom Meeting on Friday 3 September 2021 - John Parkin
A presentation by John Parkin. John will take us to a wide variety of systems in the UK and overseas. He promises "Very much a mixed bag, perhaps with a few surprises!"
Zoom meetings are open from 19.15 and the presentations, which last for around one hour, start at 19.30
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BTS 60th Anniversary Event August Bank Holiday 2021
The BTS (originally formed as the Reading Transport Society in 1961) will be celebrating its 60th birthday in 2021 and we are planning a number of events to mark the occasion.
August Bank Holday Weekend Saturday 28 To Monday 31 August 2021
The first event will be over the August bank holiday Saturday 28 August to Monday 30 August 2021 at the Trolleybus Museum At Sandtoft. We will be running as much of the BTS fleet of trolleybuses as possible over the three day event. We were hoping to launch Bournemouth 301 into service if its refurbishment is finished but it is unlikely to be back at Sandtoft in time. There will be presentations in the Regal Cinema (located by the bus stop in Sandtoft Square) looking at the histpry of the BTS. Additional attractions include the Toy Museum, created by BTS member Graham Bilbe, a cycle museum and a number os shop displays. It will be well worth members attending.
60th Anniversary Events in Reading
There were to be events the following weekend after the August bank holidayin Reading to mark the occasion, but these have had to be postponed until 2022 due to Government covid restrictions and the reluctance of hotels to take bookings for large numbers at the present time.
Friday 1 April 2022
The BTS Reading meeting on Friday 1 April 2022 will be devoted to looking back at our 60 years existence and I can gaurantee a lot of fun as we present digital photo shows and cine fim featuring many of us as youngsters!
Saturday 2 April 2022
On Saturday 2 April 2022 there will be a tour of the former trolleybus routes in Reading in a preserved motorbus followed by an Anniversary dinner at a local hotel. More details will appear later this year once details are finalised.