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Sir George White Centenary Celebration Tuesday 22nd November 2016

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 Group.

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