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The history of AFM 103 G - Part 7 : Bristol Greyhound (May 2009 onwards)

  
  On the 17th May a much more local rally was attended at Bristol Harbourside.

BRISTOL RELH ECW coach AFM103G in Bristol
   BRISTOL RELH ECW coach AFM103G in Libanus June the 3rd saw AFM visiting Herefordshire, The Brecon Beacons and the Wye Valley.

  On the 14th June it was off to South Wales again to celebrate 80 years of Western Welsh and the opening of the Bus Depot in Barry.

BRISTOL RELH ECW coach AFM103G in Cardiff
   BRISTOL RELH ECW coach AFM103G in Dorchester A busy weekend saw AFM running between Cheltenham and Wells as part of a 'Royal Blue' run on the 20th June, then down to Weymouth for the Weymouth Vintage Bus running day on the 21st.

  28th June was the Stroud running day, including a run out to Minchinhampton.

BRISTOL RELH ECW coach AFM103G in Minchinhampton
   BRISTOL RELH ECW coach AFM103G in Tewkesbury Toddington was the destination on the 12th July for the Gloucestershire Warwickshire railway's bus rally.

  The first of August was a short trip up to Kemble for the Kemble Steam Show, then the longer journey on the 2nd August to Stokes Bay near Gosport for the Provincial Society Bus Rally.

BRISTOL RELH ECW coach AFM103G in Gosport
   BRISTOL RELH ECW coach AFM103G in Taunton On the 9th August AFM attended the Bristol Vintage Bus Group/Avon Valley Railway Rally, then on the 12th it ran between Taunton and Cheltenham as part of the Royal Blue Penzance - Aberdeen run.

  On the 31st of August a visit was made to the Pontypool and Blaenavon railway's transport event, then on the 6th September AFM103G set off for Dorset to attend the Wessex Transport Society's rally at Swanage.

BRISTOL RELH ECW coach AFM103G in Swanage
   BRISTOL RELH ECW coach AFM103G in Duxford On the 27th September AFM103G again made the long trek across to Showbus, this time it was possible to line up all the remaining vehicles that carry the 'Bristol Greyhound' livery.
  The final rally of the season was to celebrate 60 years of 'Buses' magazine at Wroughton near Avebury.

BRISTOL RELH ECW coach AFM103G in Avebury
   BRISTOL RELH ECW coach AFM103G in Winchester The first day of 2010 saw a cold journey to Winchester for the King Alfred running day, including runs on the vehicle display shuttle and out to Sutton Scotney.
Thanks to Ken Jones for this photograph in Winchester.

  Hurn airport was visited again on the 7th March for the Bournemouth Aviation Museum Transport Day. This was followed by several weeks off the road whilst one of it's cross members was replaced.Then it was off to London on the 17th April for a special visit; 85 years since Bristol Greyhound had started express coach services.

BRISTOL RELH ECW coach AFM103G in London
   BRISTOL RELH ECW coach AFM103G in Horseshoe Pass The Llandudno Transport Festival was visited again in May, including a stop off at the Horseshoe Pass.

  On the 16th May a visit was made to the Bristol Harbourside rally which was followed by the need for repairs to it's suspension. Following this was the longer trip to Chatsworth House for the Chatsworth Preserved Bus Gathering on 13th June 2010.

BRISTOL RELH ECW coach AFM103G in Chatsworth House
   BRISTOL RELH ECW coach AFM103G in Weymouth The 20th June then saw AFM make it's 4th visit to the Weymouth Vintage bus running day.

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