Pleased to report that RVPT has received a Restoration Award from the Transport Trust to help fund the final stages of the restoration of White Lady Atlantean 1279. This well known double deck coach was taken out of service by us due to the poor condition of the interior and deterioration of the rear part of the chassis. A brief history of the coach can be found in the “Our Vehicles” section of this website.
A significant amount of restoration has already taken place – all seats have been re-padded and covered with original pattern moquette. The heating pipework has been replaced and new lino laid upstairs. This £1500 grant will allow us to work on replacing the defective chassis parts and then complete restoration of the lower deck. Still plenty of work to do but we hope to have it back in service by the summer of 2017.