'Who knew buses could be so much fun': Whittlesey Busfest 2018 lines streets with vintage public transport vehicles

PUBLISHED: 11:44 22 May 2018 | UPDATED: 11:44 22 May 2018

Craig Schofied - Hundreds flock to Whittlesey for Busfest 2018. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Craig Schofied - Hundreds flock to Whittlesey for Busfest 2018. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Ian Carter

For an event that relies on volunteer drivers and bus owners giving of their time - and vehicles - for free, this year's Busfest at Whittlesey achieved great success.

Left to right: Richard Morgan, Ray Ramsey, Charlie Tait and Steve Knight - Hundreds flock to Whittlesey for Busfest 2018. PHOTO: Ian CarterLeft to right: Richard Morgan, Ray Ramsey, Charlie Tait and Steve Knight - Hundreds flock to Whittlesey for Busfest 2018. PHOTO: Ian Carter

“Out of 79 planned services 76 of those ran as advertised even if a tad late,” said a spokesman reflecting on another highly successful day.

Organisers proudly called it “the biggest Busfest yet, a view echoed by the hundreds who gathered in the town centre on Sunday for the event on every bus buffs calendar.

Partnered with the Ramsey Classic Car Show, Busfest offered free rides from Whittlesey to the car event that featured more than 80 exhibits.

Hundreds flock to Whittlesey for Busfest 2018. PHOTO: Ian CarterHundreds flock to Whittlesey for Busfest 2018. PHOTO: Ian Carter

One fan of the event said on social media: “Well who knew that buses could be so much fun.

“Absolutely loved travelling round on the buses today at fenland bus fest, the 1979 open top bus was the winner for us all though.”

Another said: “Wife and I had a great day, trip to Ramsey to the classic car show, back to Whittlesey on an open top double decker, delicious Sunday lunch and a pint at the New Crown, nipped into the Bull for another.”

Hundreds flock to Whittlesey for Busfest 2018. PHOTO: Ian CarterHundreds flock to Whittlesey for Busfest 2018. PHOTO: Ian Carter

The Busfest spokesman added: ““It was a great event in brilliant weather with lots of buses, what more could anyone want?

“We had some lovely comments from people who came along. We’re planning an even better Busfest for next year.”

Hundreds flock to Whittlesey for Busfest 2018. PHOTO: Ian CarterHundreds flock to Whittlesey for Busfest 2018. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Hundreds flock to Whittlesey for Busfest 2018. PHOTO: Ian CarterHundreds flock to Whittlesey for Busfest 2018. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Hundreds flock to Whittlesey for Busfest 2018. PHOTO: Ian CarterHundreds flock to Whittlesey for Busfest 2018. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Hundreds flock to Whittlesey for Busfest 2018. PHOTO: Ian CarterHundreds flock to Whittlesey for Busfest 2018. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Hundreds flock to Whittlesey for Busfest 2018. PHOTO: Ian CarterHundreds flock to Whittlesey for Busfest 2018. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Hundreds flock to Whittlesey for Busfest 2018. PHOTO: Ian CarterHundreds flock to Whittlesey for Busfest 2018. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Hundreds flock to Whittlesey for Busfest 2018. PHOTO: Ian CarterHundreds flock to Whittlesey for Busfest 2018. PHOTO: Ian Carter

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