The City of Portsmouth Preserved Transport Depot

Broad Street

The Final Open Day

The City of Portsmouth Preserved Transport Depot, Broad Street.

 

Sunday 9 March 2003

An introduction by the CPPTD Chairman

This day marked the end of an era as the final running day at Broad Street Depot took place. After more than ten years of short term leases and sometimes surviving a week at a time Portsmouth City Council have decided to sell the land on which our depot sits for redevelopment.

PCC have however agreed to a) assist us financially with moving to temporary storage and b) to assist us with finding long-term museum premises in Portsmouth.

The past ten years and more of our work at Broad Street has been appreciated by both transport enthusiasts and casual visitors, with a trip on the buses being a regular event for some families. They will miss us as we go and indeed we will miss many of our regular visitors. There is also the non public side of our work, restoring and maintaining the vehicles and this will continue to take place at Warnford and East Meon before we return to Portsmouth. Dave Norman pays tribute to the often unseen band of volunteers elsewhere in this publication.

In the immediate future most of the collection will be going to storage in the Meon Valley but we will not be able to open the building up to the public. Our running vehicles, and we hope to add to their number whilst we are away, will be taken to as many rallies, carnivals, fetes, etc as we can, most notably the Southsea Spectacular on 8 June 2003.

We are sad to report that as well as having to move we also see the end of the collection as a whole, with Guy Arab 55 returning to its owners in Fareham and Portsmouth City Council Museums & Records Service having decided at late notice to send their vehicles elsewhere. We understand that the Thornycroft, TD4 open topper and TD2 Tower Wagon are going to the Milestones Museum in Basingstoke and the Trolleybus to Hampshire Museums Service store near Winchester, whilst the PD2 closed top (ORV) will be at Eastney (Steam Museum area) under the care of the Meridian Trust.

We would like to think that when we return to Portsmouth in 2004 /2005 these vehicles would return to us but realistically we believe this is unlikely without support from Portsmouth Councillors. This will mean that the story of passenger transport in Portsmouth will be dispersed across Hampshire and not together in one location. A sad state of affairs.

Today, however, we want to mark the success of the last ten years and articles from my predecessors tell of some of the events that have occurred along the way.

We hope that you will want to stay in contact with us and support our continuing efforts to relocate back to Portsmouth. Our support group, the Friends of CPPTD, receives regular bulletins and will be the first to know of our future plans. A membership application form is included.

The end of one era and the start of a new one – we hope to see you again in the future.

Philip Marfleet

As well as our usual services we held a Cavalcade of Buses,

Which travelled past The Hard, along Queens Street to Commercial Road, along the Seafront to Eastney Steam Museum, with a photo spot so all vehciles could reassemble, and back along the seafront to the depot between 2.30 & 3.30pm.

Views shown below were taken by following the cavalcade, seen on the 9th March 2003.

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VEHICLES PREVIOUSLY BASED AT BROAD STREET

FAWLEY FLYER 1876 Horse drawn Coach, formerly operated by G. Wheeler of Fawley between Calshot and Hythe. Owned by the Working Omnibus Museum Project (CPPTD), Portsmouth – THIS IS CURRENTLY UNDERGOING RESTORATION.

TRAM 5 1902 British Electric Car Company open-top tram body, ex-Portsdown & Horndean Light Railway. Owned by the Working Omnibus Museum Project Ltd. (CPPTD), Portsmouth.

TRAM 13 1903 British Electric Car Company open-top tram, ex-Portsdown & Horndean Light Railway. Owned by the Working Omnibus Museum Project Ltd. (CPPTD), Portsmouth.

BK 2986 1919 Thornycroft J with c.1910 Dodson 34 seat open-top bodywork, ex-City of Portsmouth no.1, originally no.10. Owned by Portsmouth City Museums.

RV 3411 1933 Leyland Titan TD2 Tower Wagon, ex-City of Portsmouth no.TW.1, rebuilt from English Electric-bodied 50 seat double-decker no 17. Owned by Portsmouth City Museums.

RV 4649 1934 A.E.C. 661T Trolleybus with English Electric 50 seat bodywork, ex-City of Portsmouth no.201, originally no.1. Owned by Portsmouth City Museums.

RV 6368 1935 Leyland Titan TD4 with English Electric 50 seat open-top bodywork, ex-City of Portsmouth no.8, originally no.125. Owned by Portsmouth City Museums.

EHO 228 1942 Guy Arab I with 1955 Reading 56 seat bodywork, ex-Gosport & Fareham no.55. Owned by First Hampshire Ltd., Fareham.

CTP 200 1944 Bedford OWB with Duple 32 seat bodywork, ex-City of Portsmouth no.170. Owned by Cliff Burgess, Portchester.

DTP 823 1947 Leyland Titan PD1 with Weymann 56 seat bodywork, ex-City of Portsmouth no.189. Owned by The Working Omnibus Museum Project Ltd. (CPPTD), Portsmouth.

AHC 442 1951 A.E.C Regent III with Bruce 56 seat bodywork, ex-Eastbourne Corporation no.42. Owned by the Eastbourne Regent Preservation Group, Cowplain.

EHV 65 1951 Bedford OB with Duple 29 seat bodywork, ex-East Ham Borough Council but restored as Hants & Sussex no. 31. Owned by EHV 65 Group, Portsmouth.

LRV 996 1956 Leyland Titan PD2/12 with Metro-Cammell-Weymann 59 seat open-top bodywork, ex-City of Portsmouth no.4, originally no.104. Owned by the Working Omnibus Museum Project Ltd. (CPPTD), Portsmouth.

ORV 989 1958 Leyland Titan PD2/40 with Metro-Cammell-Weymann 56 seat bodywork, ex-City of Portsmouth no.112. Owned by Portsmouth City Museums.

BBK 236B 1964 Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Metro-Cammell-Weymann 76 seat bodywork, ex-City of Portsmouth no.236. Owned by CPPTD Atlantean Group, Portsmouth.

BTR 361B 1964 A.E.C Regent V with East Lancs [Neepsend] 66 seat bodywork, ex-Southampton City Transport no.361. Owned by members of the Solent Transport Trust, Southampton

TBK 190K 1971 Leyland Atlantean PDR2/1 with Seddon Pennine 40 seat bodywork, ex-City of Portsmouth no.190. Owned by 190 Group, Portsmouth.

XTP 287L 1973 Leyland Atlantean AN68/1R with Alexander 75 seat bodywork, ex-City of Portsmouth no.287. Owned by Mark Halstead, Portsmouth.

CPO 100W 1981 Leyland National MK2 with 40 seat Leyland body, ex-City of Portsmouth no.100. Owned by Colin Ricquier, Portsmouth.

The following vehicles visited Broad Street on the 9th March 2003.

RV 720 1931 Crossley Condor breakdown lorry, ex-City of Portsmouth no.74. Owned by Portsmouth City Museums.

NG 1109 1931 Reo Pullman with Taylor 23 seat bodywork, ex-Reynolds of Overstrand. Owned by John Golding, Wellow, IOW

KEL 405 1950 Bristol LL6B with 1961 Eastern Coach Works 37 seat bodywork, ex-Hants & Dorset

No.677. Owned by Mike Smith, Fareham.

CC 8671 1929 Dennis G with Roberts 19 seat "toastrack" bodywork, ex-Llandudno U.D.C. Owned by Southampton University Engineering Faculty Society.

GDL 764 1950 Leyland Titan PD2/1 with Leyland 53 seat bodywork, ex-Seaview Sevices. Owned by Derek Hunt, Rookley, IOW.

PPF 492 1951 AEC Regal III 6821A with Harrington 37 seat bodywork, ex-Surrey Motors. Owned by Dave Hurley and colleagues, Worthing

FFX 458 1952 Bedford MLC with Lee Motors 14 seat bodywork, ex-Dorset County Council. Owned by Norman Aish, Poole.

MUF 488 1953 Leyland/Beadle semi-chassisless 31 seat coach, using pre-war Leyland running units, ex-Southdown no.649. Owned by Bob Gray, Funtley.

XHO 370 1960 AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Weymann 40 seat bodywork, ex-Aldershot & District no.370. Owned by the A&D 370 Group, Camberley.

766 MDV 1963 Bristol MW6G with Eastern Coach Works 39 seat bodywork, ex-Western National/Royal Blue no.2278. Owned by D Bodger, Portchester.

370 FCR 1963 AEC Regent V with East Lancashire Body ex Southampton Corporation Transport owned by Glenn Turner and housed at Medstead

YNR 780 1961 AEC Mercury Lorry ex Bees Transport, Hinckley,Leicetershire. Restored and owned since 1990 by Bob Smith

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