Tuesday November 22nd 2016 marks the centenary of the death of Sir George
White, the founder of both the Bristol Tramways & Carriage Company
Ltd and the British & Colonial Aeroplane Company Ltd. The former became the
Bristol Omnibus Company and Bristol Commercial Vehicles whilst the
latter became the Bristol Aeroplane Company.
Sir George was held in such esteem that his funeral was held at Bristol
Cathedral and all of the trams in service in Bristol were draped in black on
the day. For the entire duration of the service, all trams stopped wherever
they were in the city as a mark of respect. Imagine the traffic chaos if
something like that was to happen today!
To commemorate this event, a small convoy of vintage buses ran through
Bristol on Tuesday 22nd November 2016 calling at significant landmarks that
were associated with Sir George. Full details of the route and vehicles
taking part will be announced at later.
The Bristol Road Transport Collection would like to thank various
organisations and private individuals who have given up the time
and provided vehicles to operate these services. These include the
Bristol Omnibus Vehicle Collection and The Bristol Vintage Bus
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