Vintage buses hit the road

A fleet of 18 vintage buses is taking to the streets of Southampton to raise money for Naomi House. The oldest bus - a 1947 double decker.

A ride back in time

A fleet of vintage buses took to the streets of Southampton today to recreate the routes of days gone by. The event - called the Mighty Regents - meant passengers could board a classic double decker and travel in style to do their shopping.

But as Juliette Fletcher found out, it was sometimes a bit of a bumpy ride. She spoke to passengers and Bus collector, Phil Blair.

Vintage buses take to the streets

1960's bus
Old buses on old route Credit: ITV Meridian

A fleet of 18 vintage busses is taking to the streets of Southampton to raise money for Naomi House. The oldest bus is a 1947 double decker (the Bristol K6A), which is re-creating its 1960s route from Southampton Docks to the city centre.

The busses are providing free services from the docks / city centre to other districts such as Portswood, Swathling, Bitterne Park and Basset. Organisers PH Bus hope locals will take a ride and raise money for Naomi House Hospice and Jacks Place at Sutton Scotney in Hampshire.

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