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STOP PRESS!
DENNIS LOLINE III 488 KOT WILL BE AT THE DENE RALLY
CHARLWOOD LANE, ROPLEY SO24 0HA (off the Petersfield Road)
ON SATURDAY 22nd JUNE from 10am

Dennis Loline III 488 KOT
Dene Rally - Great fun for the whole family! The young and the young at heart.
www.denerally.co.uk WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

Schedule of Events 2024
Please come and meet us and our Bus at the following events in 2024

Date

Event

ADORRS details
6th May, Monday
Bank Holiday
Winchester Bus Rally, FOKAB event. Successful day
See Video
19th May, Sunday Basingstoke Festival of Transport. Successful day
22nd June, Saturday Dene Rally at Ropley. Confirmed.
Click Here for further details.
13th July, Saturday Medstead Village Fete. Confirmed.
14th July, Sunday ADORRS Open Day for ADBIG members. Bus collecting ADBIG from Aldershot at 11am.
21st July, Sunday Alton Bus Rally. To be confirmed.
4th August, Sunday Alresford Free Bus Service (MDOG). Confirmed.
31st August, Saturday Classic Car Show at Alton. Waiting to see what space is available will know end of June 2024.

ALDERSHOT & DISTRICT OMNIBUSES RESCUE
& RESTORATION SOCIETY (known as ADORRS)
DENNIS LOLINE III 488 KOT
ATTENDANCE AT THE BASINGSTOKE FESTIVAL OF TRANSPORT
SUNDAY 19th MAY 2024

Dennis Loline III 488 KOT Dennis Loline III 488 KOT
AND CONGRATULATIONS TO 488 KOT - 60 YEARS OLD IN 2024!

On her fifth outing this year (which was a very hot day), Dennis Loline III 488 KOT was very well received and admired by the general public, on Sunday 19 May 2024 at the above event.

The quality of turnout of 488 KOT was excellent, this being due to our ADORRS Team having diligently prepared her for this event the day before. She is a tall bus to keep in such beautiful condition.

The ADORRS Sales stand raised more funds for her upkeep.

The Basingstoke Festival of Transport is a wonderful yearly show, and we were very grateful to have been a part of it.

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2024 has proved to be very successful for ADORRS so far, and the feedback from event Organisers has been very positive.

Additional members needed please! - Would you like to join ADORRS to help keep buses like 488 KOT preserved? Donations for upkeep are also greatly appreciated via this website. Thank you.

ALDERSHOT & DISTRICT OMNIBUSES RESCUE
& RESTORATION SOCIETY
DENNIS LOLINE III 488 KOT
BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 6 MAY 2024

Dennis Loline III 488 KOT

On her second outing this year, Dennis Loline III 488 KOT was presented very well, and received many positive comments. Whilst the Weather was far from kind, the enthusiasm of the general public was not dampened, and we had over 300 passengers in several hours.

The Bus performed well, and we were very proud ADORRS members at this special event.

Thank you to Friends of King Alfred Buses for their enthusiasm in inviting us. The whole day was as always very well organised, and a great tribute to Bus Preservation.

ADORRS is eager for New Members, (no experience necessary), so if you are thinking of joining our happy team, an Application form can be found on this website. We welcome anyone with an interest in Bus Preservation.

A Video from The Day

ALDERSHOT & DISTRICT OMNIBUSES RESCUE
& RESTORATION SOCIETY
DENNIS LOLINE III 488 KOT
LONDON BUS MUSEUM, LONDON BUS PRESERVATION TRUST LTD
SPRING GATHERING AT BROOKLANDS MUSEUM IN SURREY
SUNDAY 14 APRIL 2024

Dennis Loline III 488 KOT

Dennis Loline III 488 KOT

On the first outing for quite some time, Dennis Loline III 488 KOT was very well received and admired by the general public on Sunday 14th April 2024 at the above event. Many people remembered their travel on Dennis Loline buses, and commented on how she looked in such lovely condition.

'TEAM ADORRS' represented the group ably, and happily answered a variety of questions about 488 KOT.

ADORRS also took the Sales Stand along which was very successful, raising much needed funds for the upkeep of our vehicles.

As always, we are eager for New Members, so if you are thinking of joining our small but dedicated team, an Application form can be found on this website.

2024 ADORRS Working Days
at Milland, near Petersfield
Start time: 10am
All members very welcome
Do let us know via the ADORRS email if you wish to attend. Thank you.
 
A variety of tasks are available to do, for both skilled and unskilled, or for those wishing to meet our buses and get to know the friendly ADORRS crew and see what our latest project are.
 
Tasks include:
  • Various Engineering tasks and various projects including working on Dennis E.
  • Fascia cleaning.
  • Windows cleaning.
  • Paintwork tidying up.
  • Cleaning and repainting of seats.
  • Various possible Engineering tasks.
  • Tea or coffee provided.
 
The ADORRS Working Days dates for the remainder of 2024 are as follows:
  • Sunday 23rd June
  • Sunday 28th July
  • Sunday 25th August
  • Sunday 22nd September
  • Sunday 27th October
  • Sunday 24th November
 
ADORRS and our friendly buses look forward to seeing you

APPEAL FOR FUNDS TO RESTORE
OUR DENNIS E OMNIBUS

Aldershot and District Omnibus Rescue and Restoration Society (ADORRS) has the only surviving example of a Dennis E Omnibus, OT 8902.

Built for Aldershot & District by local manufacturer Dennis Bros, this project is an outstanding opportunity to secure and resurrect an important piece of South-West Surrey and North Hampshire transport history, and take her to transport events.

Our initial Target at the moment is £65,000. Each and every donation is appreciated by any of the following ways:

The Go-Fund me page - https://www.gofundme.com, then search for Restoration of a Dennis E 1928 Omnibus by Robin Montgomery.

If desired, cheques payable to ADORRS can be sent to:
Mr Laurie Powell, Hampshire House, 204 Holly Road, Aldershot, Hants GU12 4SE.
Please mark Dennis E on the reverse of the cheque.
On-line banking for Dennis E fundraising - sort code is 40-52-40, Account number - 00093236.

Dennis E
THANK YOU FROM Dennis E and ADORRS

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.

If you would like More Information please email us on:- adorrs25@gmail.com

Robin Montgomery (Chairman) robbiemonty5@gmail.com


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
Hampshire House, 204 Holly Road, Aldershot, Hants. GU12 4SE
Date last updated 12/6/24
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