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The Society was formed in 1996 to save two 1928 former Aldershot and District Dennis E buses from a field at Four Marks, Hampshire. Since then the society has grown, it has become a limited company and a charity and more buses have been rescued. The fleet now comprises six vehicles dating from the 1920s to the 1960s when public transport was in its heyday.

The Dennis E type vehicles form the backbone of the fleet but all require major restoration work to get them back onto the road. We have had to take a practical approach to these very rare buses. The cost of restoring the two buses found in 1996 in a field, OT 8592 and OT 8898 would cost in the region of £500,000 and this is beyond the Society's means. However the bus found by the River Thames, inside a house has a much better chance of being restored. In 2016 the Society obtained donated funds to enable restoration of this chassis and hopefully this will be DRIVEN out of our barn at Milland. Some time ago we managed to obtain the original registration, OT 8902, so eventually one, or a combination of two of the earlier found bus bodies will be attached to OT 8902. In the 1920's vehicles were made of two parts, chassis and body, unlike the present day construction. The Trustees believe it is better to get one good bus fully restored rather than struggle with three!

Two of the success stories are the two Loline III's, 462 EOT and 488 KOT which have been fully restored and have been playing a prominent part in bus Rally's for several years. To keep these rare double-deck buses running we have had to 'borrow' parts from AAA 508C including the excellent engine and gearbox. It has now come to the extent that 508 has loaned so much that it would cost a huge amount to restore, so it will be kept as a storage bus. 488 has benefitted by having the engine and 5 speed gearbox from 508.

This work is/has been carried out by a small band of volunteers, but we urgently need more support, both to help finance the restorations and to carry out the practical side of the restoration work.

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Robin Montgomery (Chairman)
Ray Le Mesurier-Foster (President)

Report on Open Day of
ALDERSHOT & DISTRICT OMNIBUSES
RESCUE & RESTORATION SOCIETY (ADORRS)
25th ANNIVERSARY OPEN DAY

MILLAND, NEAR LIPHOOK, HAMPSHIRE

Thank you to everyone who visited us on Sunday 19th September 2021

We had a great turnout from members of the public, and also members of our Group. A lot of enthusiasm was shared by all.

Members of the public saw our Double Decker bus ‘Dennis Loline 462’, and ‘1920’s Dennis E’ which is currently under restoration and for which funds are currently being raised. In addition we also had on display, a Police Exhibition unit which also proved very popular.

Also enjoyed were the Bus videos of Dennis E’s and ‘Double Deckers’ by Richard Pretious. A lot of people viewed these and a few purchased copies to enjoy in their own homes.

We hope that those who took membership applications with them, decide to join our happy and dedicated group of Volunteers.

Throughout 2022 we hope to be at several events with one of our buses – when our schedule is finalised it will be available on this website.

Thank you to everyone who so kindly donated to our Dennis E fund. Every penny counts towards the restoration of this vehicle.

Photographs from the day

Open Day 2021
 
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Vintage Buses - Our Moving History

BUSES IN TRUST WITH A.D.O.R.R.S

  • OT 8592 Dennis E (D217) 1928
  • OT 8898 Dennis E (D226) 1928
  • OT 8902 Dennis E (D235) 1928
  • 462 EOT Dennis Loline III (462) 1962
  • 488 KOT Dennis Loline III (488) 1964
  • AAA 508C Dennis Loline III (508) 1965

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Aldershot & District Omnibuses Rescue & Restoration Society is a registered Charity
Charity No. 1069954. Company - No. 3423760 England
Date last updated 28/1/22
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