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26 May 2024, 12:39 pm
#1
Couldn't see a way to post on the other thread on this topic - does anyone know that the current situation is with the THV accomodation issue?  The deadline for moving out of Felling has long since passed but haven't seen anything further about this and there's no update on their socials.  Hoping they managed to get something sorted.
stagecoachbusdepot
26 May 2024, 12:39 pm #1

Couldn't see a way to post on the other thread on this topic - does anyone know that the current situation is with the THV accomodation issue?  The deadline for moving out of Felling has long since passed but haven't seen anything further about this and there's no update on their socials.  Hoping they managed to get something sorted.

816
27 May 2024, 6:31 pm
#2
They got extended till the end of June but it's all going. They had 30 buses now down to 14 left in the shed. They leave at the end of June and sadly nothing has been sorted. It's sad to see 14 years of bus preservation gone in the blink of an eye
Aaron21
27 May 2024, 6:31 pm #2

They got extended till the end of June but it's all going. They had 30 buses now down to 14 left in the shed. They leave at the end of June and sadly nothing has been sorted. It's sad to see 14 years of bus preservation gone in the blink of an eye

920
27 May 2024, 10:35 pm
#3
I believe some of the buses have been scrapped already.
F114TML
27 May 2024, 10:35 pm #3

I believe some of the buses have been scrapped already.

27 May 2024, 11:14 pm
#4
Awful outcome if they have, a real shame new home(s) couldn't be found. Hopefully some of those remaining will be saved. Must be devastating for those involved who've grown the group over the years.
stagecoachbusdepot
27 May 2024, 11:14 pm #4

Awful outcome if they have, a real shame new home(s) couldn't be found. Hopefully some of those remaining will be saved. Must be devastating for those involved who've grown the group over the years.

30 May 2024, 9:55 am
#5
It's an awful end to perhaps the most progressive preservation group up here, but I think it ultimately highlights that you're never safe, unless you either have a long-term tenancy agreement (with no break option) or you own your own building.

Like most things though, people want to enjoy something, but generally aren't prepared to financially support the existence. The vast majority of bus preservation is still carried out from the owners pocket, though appreciating that is sometimes by choice.

NEBPT are also struggling for accommodation, due to the deteriorating condition of their place at Wardley/Felling, and they've been trying to source their own building for as long as I can remember.
Adrian
30 May 2024, 9:55 am #5

It's an awful end to perhaps the most progressive preservation group up here, but I think it ultimately highlights that you're never safe, unless you either have a long-term tenancy agreement (with no break option) or you own your own building.

Like most things though, people want to enjoy something, but generally aren't prepared to financially support the existence. The vast majority of bus preservation is still carried out from the owners pocket, though appreciating that is sometimes by choice.

NEBPT are also struggling for accommodation, due to the deteriorating condition of their place at Wardley/Felling, and they've been trying to source their own building for as long as I can remember.

30 May 2024, 5:24 pm
#6
(30 May 2024, 9:55 am)Adrian It's an awful end to perhaps the most progressive preservation group up here, but I think it ultimately highlights that you're never safe, unless you either have a long-term tenancy agreement (with no break option) or you own your own building.

Like most things though, people want to enjoy something, but generally aren't prepared to financially support the existence. The vast majority of bus preservation is still carried out from the owners pocket, though appreciating that is sometimes by choice.

NEBPT are also struggling for accommodation, due to the deteriorating condition of their place at Wardley/Felling, and they've been trying to source their own building for as long as I can remember.

You have to wonder if the various preservation groups wouldn't be better off joining forces and getting the economies of scale that could come from combining resources and sharing a space.  Appreciate there will be personalities and history at play, and risks of vandalism/loss of everything if anything went wrong...and that the geography might not work for a NE-wide approach but there's several T&W based groups each with their own sites and challenges as you point out.  I know things like lottery funding have supported some groups but presumably not to the scale needed, more for individual restorations.
stagecoachbusdepot
30 May 2024, 5:24 pm #6

(30 May 2024, 9:55 am)Adrian It's an awful end to perhaps the most progressive preservation group up here, but I think it ultimately highlights that you're never safe, unless you either have a long-term tenancy agreement (with no break option) or you own your own building.

Like most things though, people want to enjoy something, but generally aren't prepared to financially support the existence. The vast majority of bus preservation is still carried out from the owners pocket, though appreciating that is sometimes by choice.

NEBPT are also struggling for accommodation, due to the deteriorating condition of their place at Wardley/Felling, and they've been trying to source their own building for as long as I can remember.

You have to wonder if the various preservation groups wouldn't be better off joining forces and getting the economies of scale that could come from combining resources and sharing a space.  Appreciate there will be personalities and history at play, and risks of vandalism/loss of everything if anything went wrong...and that the geography might not work for a NE-wide approach but there's several T&W based groups each with their own sites and challenges as you point out.  I know things like lottery funding have supported some groups but presumably not to the scale needed, more for individual restorations.

31 May 2024, 8:22 am
#7
(30 May 2024, 5:24 pm)stagecoachbusdepot You have to wonder if the various preservation groups wouldn't be better off joining forces and getting the economies of scale that could come from combining resources and sharing a space.  Appreciate there will be personalities and history at play, and risks of vandalism/loss of everything if anything went wrong...and that the geography might not work for a NE-wide approach but there's several T&W based groups each with their own sites and challenges as you point out.  I know things like lottery funding have supported some groups but presumably not to the scale needed, more for individual restorations.

I tend to agree. Having one CIC and charity setup to combine the various groups would probably be the best option, but I appreciate that it'll be seen as far from a simple solution. 

I know NEBPT have had some limited success with the likes of HLF, but not sure other groups have been in a position to bid? There's loads of different sources of funding around, but ideally you need to get someone involved who has experience of writing funding bids.

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Adrian
31 May 2024, 8:22 am #7

(30 May 2024, 5:24 pm)stagecoachbusdepot You have to wonder if the various preservation groups wouldn't be better off joining forces and getting the economies of scale that could come from combining resources and sharing a space.  Appreciate there will be personalities and history at play, and risks of vandalism/loss of everything if anything went wrong...and that the geography might not work for a NE-wide approach but there's several T&W based groups each with their own sites and challenges as you point out.  I know things like lottery funding have supported some groups but presumably not to the scale needed, more for individual restorations.

I tend to agree. Having one CIC and charity setup to combine the various groups would probably be the best option, but I appreciate that it'll be seen as far from a simple solution. 

I know NEBPT have had some limited success with the likes of HLF, but not sure other groups have been in a position to bid? There's loads of different sources of funding around, but ideally you need to get someone involved who has experience of writing funding bids.


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01 Jun 2024, 11:47 pm
#8
Update posted today on their facebook page confirming several vehicles sold out of area, or even worse for scrap, including GAG 3771.

Handful of vehicles listed as being retained with notable omissions being fully restored EJR111W and UVK290T - fingers crossed these aren't to be lost from the NE.

Pretty shameful that only one of the big three in the region look to have offered any support. Suspect would have been a bit different under the previous GNE leadership.
stagecoachbusdepot
01 Jun 2024, 11:47 pm #8

Update posted today on their facebook page confirming several vehicles sold out of area, or even worse for scrap, including GAG 3771.

Handful of vehicles listed as being retained with notable omissions being fully restored EJR111W and UVK290T - fingers crossed these aren't to be lost from the NE.

Pretty shameful that only one of the big three in the region look to have offered any support. Suspect would have been a bit different under the previous GNE leadership.

14279
02 Jun 2024, 12:04 pm
#9
(01 Jun 2024, 11:47 pm)stagecoachbusdepot Update posted today on their facebook page confirming several vehicles sold out of area, or even worse for scrap, including GAG 3771.

Handful of vehicles listed as being retained with notable omissions being fully restored EJR111W and UVK290T - fingers crossed these aren't to be lost from the NE.

Pretty shameful that only one of the big three in the region look to have offered any support.  Suspect would have been a bit different under the previous GNE leadership.

Saw a photo of GAG3771 that they shared and it appeared to have been dormant for quite a while. 
Caked in dust across the interior and the entrance full of leaves. 
Guessing it had been stored outdoors for a while. 

A shame it was allowed to get in to that state and a shame it is off for scrap. 

In the past, I've spoken about how these preservation groups are run by cliques. By hobbyist and fans of buses, who maybe have some sort of background in mechanics or paintwork. 
They're not business minded. They're not commercially savvy. 
It could be said they shouldn't need to be. But in the modern world, being reliant on the odd donation and whatever cash is left in the kitty - isn't going to get anyone very far. 

Whilst I'm not accusing THV of being any of those things or anything else, looking at things from the outside in, there's clearly a need to improve the way they operate.

'Illegitimis non carborundum'
Andreos1
02 Jun 2024, 12:04 pm #9

(01 Jun 2024, 11:47 pm)stagecoachbusdepot Update posted today on their facebook page confirming several vehicles sold out of area, or even worse for scrap, including GAG 3771.

Handful of vehicles listed as being retained with notable omissions being fully restored EJR111W and UVK290T - fingers crossed these aren't to be lost from the NE.

Pretty shameful that only one of the big three in the region look to have offered any support.  Suspect would have been a bit different under the previous GNE leadership.

Saw a photo of GAG3771 that they shared and it appeared to have been dormant for quite a while. 
Caked in dust across the interior and the entrance full of leaves. 
Guessing it had been stored outdoors for a while. 

A shame it was allowed to get in to that state and a shame it is off for scrap. 

In the past, I've spoken about how these preservation groups are run by cliques. By hobbyist and fans of buses, who maybe have some sort of background in mechanics or paintwork. 
They're not business minded. They're not commercially savvy. 
It could be said they shouldn't need to be. But in the modern world, being reliant on the odd donation and whatever cash is left in the kitty - isn't going to get anyone very far. 

Whilst I'm not accusing THV of being any of those things or anything else, looking at things from the outside in, there's clearly a need to improve the way they operate.


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816
02 Jun 2024, 5:40 pm
#10
(02 Jun 2024, 12:04 pm)Andreos1 Saw a photo of GAG3771 that they shared and it appeared to have been dormant for quite a while. 
Caked in dust across the interior and the entrance full of leaves. 
Guessing it had been stored outdoors for a while. 

A shame it was allowed to get in to that state and a shame it is off for scrap. 

In the past, I've spoken about how these preservation groups are run by cliques. By hobbyist and fans of buses, who maybe have some sort of background in mechanics or paintwork. 
They're not business minded. They're not commercially savvy. 
It could be said they shouldn't need to be. But in the modern world, being reliant on the odd donation and whatever cash is left in the kitty - isn't going to get anyone very far. 

Whilst I'm not accusing THV of being any of those things or anything else, looking at things from the outside in, there's clearly a need to improve the way they operate.

How can they improve. There shed was full of 30 vehicles and most wasn't even theres. Idk what improvement they could have given
Aaron21
02 Jun 2024, 5:40 pm #10

(02 Jun 2024, 12:04 pm)Andreos1 Saw a photo of GAG3771 that they shared and it appeared to have been dormant for quite a while. 
Caked in dust across the interior and the entrance full of leaves. 
Guessing it had been stored outdoors for a while. 

A shame it was allowed to get in to that state and a shame it is off for scrap. 

In the past, I've spoken about how these preservation groups are run by cliques. By hobbyist and fans of buses, who maybe have some sort of background in mechanics or paintwork. 
They're not business minded. They're not commercially savvy. 
It could be said they shouldn't need to be. But in the modern world, being reliant on the odd donation and whatever cash is left in the kitty - isn't going to get anyone very far. 

Whilst I'm not accusing THV of being any of those things or anything else, looking at things from the outside in, there's clearly a need to improve the way they operate.

How can they improve. There shed was full of 30 vehicles and most wasn't even theres. Idk what improvement they could have given

02 Jun 2024, 8:22 pm
#11
(02 Jun 2024, 12:04 pm)Andreos1 Saw a photo of GAG3771 that they shared and it appeared to have been dormant for quite a while. 
Caked in dust across the interior and the entrance full of leaves. 
Guessing it had been stored outdoors for a while. 

A shame it was allowed to get in to that state and a shame it is off for scrap.

Most of the vehicles at THV were privately owned, and I presume on the basis that they paid a storage fee for their buses to be stored there. 3771 was one of them.

I'm not sure on it's detailed history, but it had been stored outside for some years. Presumably, at a point when the storage fee isn't being paid for and they need space for other vehicles?

There's always a similar pattern with preservation projects. Everyone wants something saved, but no one is willing to stick their hand in their pocket to save it.

Even if you haven't the expertise to restore it, just saving it from the scrapper and paying its storage fee is a start, and that's still rarely forthcoming.

I'd only been to THV twice, and I found them to be a great bunch of lads. Very welcoming, and I got to have a good look around on both occasions. It's a crying shame that we've lost all that hard work and a unique collection.

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Adrian
02 Jun 2024, 8:22 pm #11

(02 Jun 2024, 12:04 pm)Andreos1 Saw a photo of GAG3771 that they shared and it appeared to have been dormant for quite a while. 
Caked in dust across the interior and the entrance full of leaves. 
Guessing it had been stored outdoors for a while. 

A shame it was allowed to get in to that state and a shame it is off for scrap.

Most of the vehicles at THV were privately owned, and I presume on the basis that they paid a storage fee for their buses to be stored there. 3771 was one of them.

I'm not sure on it's detailed history, but it had been stored outside for some years. Presumably, at a point when the storage fee isn't being paid for and they need space for other vehicles?

There's always a similar pattern with preservation projects. Everyone wants something saved, but no one is willing to stick their hand in their pocket to save it.

Even if you haven't the expertise to restore it, just saving it from the scrapper and paying its storage fee is a start, and that's still rarely forthcoming.

I'd only been to THV twice, and I found them to be a great bunch of lads. Very welcoming, and I got to have a good look around on both occasions. It's a crying shame that we've lost all that hard work and a unique collection.

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4707
02 Jun 2024, 8:47 pm
#12
(02 Jun 2024, 12:04 pm)Andreos1 Saw a photo of GAG3771 that they shared and it appeared to have been dormant for quite a while. 
Caked in dust across the interior and the entrance full of leaves. 
Guessing it had been stored outdoors for a while. 

A shame it was allowed to get in to that state and a shame it is off for scrap. 

In the past, I've spoken about how these preservation groups are run by cliques. By hobbyist and fans of buses, who maybe have some sort of background in mechanics or paintwork. 
They're not business minded. They're not commercially savvy. 
It could be said they shouldn't need to be. But in the modern world, being reliant on the odd donation and whatever cash is left in the kitty - isn't going to get anyone very far. 

Whilst I'm not accusing THV of being any of those things or anything else, looking at things from the outside in, there's clearly a need to improve the way they operate.

I think the bigger problem is no-one cares. Old buses just aren't interesting to 99.9% of people unless they're really old, Routemasters etc. Trains are the same pretty much, no-one wants to go and see a Class 319 at a museum as they're dull as dish water.

I'm part of that 99.9% aswell, there's no real revenue from them so the only way they're going to stay afloat is if someone rich funds them imo.
Storx
02 Jun 2024, 8:47 pm #12

(02 Jun 2024, 12:04 pm)Andreos1 Saw a photo of GAG3771 that they shared and it appeared to have been dormant for quite a while. 
Caked in dust across the interior and the entrance full of leaves. 
Guessing it had been stored outdoors for a while. 

A shame it was allowed to get in to that state and a shame it is off for scrap. 

In the past, I've spoken about how these preservation groups are run by cliques. By hobbyist and fans of buses, who maybe have some sort of background in mechanics or paintwork. 
They're not business minded. They're not commercially savvy. 
It could be said they shouldn't need to be. But in the modern world, being reliant on the odd donation and whatever cash is left in the kitty - isn't going to get anyone very far. 

Whilst I'm not accusing THV of being any of those things or anything else, looking at things from the outside in, there's clearly a need to improve the way they operate.

I think the bigger problem is no-one cares. Old buses just aren't interesting to 99.9% of people unless they're really old, Routemasters etc. Trains are the same pretty much, no-one wants to go and see a Class 319 at a museum as they're dull as dish water.

I'm part of that 99.9% aswell, there's no real revenue from them so the only way they're going to stay afloat is if someone rich funds them imo.

14279
03 Jun 2024, 10:28 am
#13
https://www.facebook.com/share/p/T7E5e7ChnH5fKvqd/

Relevant, but not relevant - it appears MG has sold his faux-Northumbria liveried Olympian.

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Andreos1
03 Jun 2024, 10:28 am #13

https://www.facebook.com/share/p/T7E5e7ChnH5fKvqd/

Relevant, but not relevant - it appears MG has sold his faux-Northumbria liveried Olympian.


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816
03 Jun 2024, 10:58 am
#14
(03 Jun 2024, 10:28 am)Andreos1 https://www.facebook.com/share/p/T7E5e7ChnH5fKvqd/

Relevant, but not relevant - it appears MG has sold his faux-Northumbria liveried Olympian.

It's been sold for a while now. Last appeared at seaburn event in 2022. It appeared at Whitley Bay 2022 not under MG anymore and then went to the County Durham Bus Preservation Group then went to THV before it went to Latholmand and has now gone to another Preservation Group
Aaron21
03 Jun 2024, 10:58 am #14

(03 Jun 2024, 10:28 am)Andreos1 https://www.facebook.com/share/p/T7E5e7ChnH5fKvqd/

Relevant, but not relevant - it appears MG has sold his faux-Northumbria liveried Olympian.

It's been sold for a while now. Last appeared at seaburn event in 2022. It appeared at Whitley Bay 2022 not under MG anymore and then went to the County Durham Bus Preservation Group then went to THV before it went to Latholmand and has now gone to another Preservation Group

03 Jun 2024, 11:58 am
#15
(03 Jun 2024, 10:58 am)Aaron21 It's been sold for a while now. Last appeared at seaburn event in 2022. It appeared at Whitley Bay 2022 not under MG anymore and then went to the County Durham Bus Preservation Group then went to THV before it went to Latholmand and has now gone to another Preservation Group

Must admit well done to MG for doing that-  he is always busy with other commitments up and down the country
DaveFromUpNorth
03 Jun 2024, 11:58 am #15

(03 Jun 2024, 10:58 am)Aaron21 It's been sold for a while now. Last appeared at seaburn event in 2022. It appeared at Whitley Bay 2022 not under MG anymore and then went to the County Durham Bus Preservation Group then went to THV before it went to Latholmand and has now gone to another Preservation Group

Must admit well done to MG for doing that-  he is always busy with other commitments up and down the country

 
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