Below are a selection of letters we have received concerning the services we have provided.

3 May 2022

Hi John I just wanted to say thankyou to you and Mike for your help on Saturday at Kieran and Natasha wedding. All the guests loved the bus and it really made the day.

Thanks again

Sam B.

12 November 2021

Dear South Devon Railway,

Through Walter Parson's Funeral Directors, I hired your Routemaster Bus for my husband's funeral on 14th October.

I just wanted to send you my huge thanks for your wonderful contribution to this very important day.

My husband leaves behind a 3 year old son Fred, who adores red buses - and we, as a family shared a passion for vintage vehicles together whilst Dad was alive. This bus was the most fitting tribute vehicle for this day - but in particular as a way for my 3 year son, who did not attend the funeral, to feel, in the future, that he was still being thought of in the event. John very kindly allowed Fred to have a ride in the bus after the funeral so he had a treat that day too - unconnected to the actual funeral.

The driver and the conductor were so very easy going from the very start - they brought a tone to the event that matched exactly what my husband wanted; friendliness, positivity and warmth. It could not have been more perfect! The bus was superb in itself and we all enjoyed its ride up the hill to the Cemetery, and I think many people in the village enjoyed it visiting Calstock too! It looked simply amazing driving down the road to the Cemetery and then uploading all its special passengers. The trip set up the day beautifully - and again, helped set exactly the right tone - that then made for a super funeral event. The funeral was a truly beautiful event (I know how odd that might sound!) and your bus was absolutely central to that!

Thank you so much for making this happen. I'll be looking forward to telling Fred about the day properly when he's older - and coming to visit the Routemaster again hopefully - so keep it in good nick please!

Many thanks


Friday, 14th June 2019

Dear John & Team,

Just to say a big Thank you for Making Our Daughter's wedding on 25th May 2019 such a wonderful occasion. Everyone loved the bus and we all went home with happy memories.

Many Thanks,

Margaret & David & Family

Sunday, 4th November 2018

Dear John

We just wanted to write and thank you for the great service we received on our wedding day, it was an amazing day and the bus was the perfect transport for us.

Many many thanks once again

Kay and Andy

Monday, 3rd September 2018

Hi John,

Just wanted to send a message to say thank you so much for Saturday, as I didn't get a chance on the day. All the guests loved the bus and we got some great photos of it outside the Chapel and the hotel to keep.

Thank you very much for the keepsake, which we've already put up! Next time we are in Devon visiting my parents, I will make sure we have a trip on the steam railway!

Many thanks,


Friday, 16th September 2016

Thank you so much John for the loan and driving of the bus. Despite the rain, everyone seemed to enjoy it and we have had some very positive feedback. John Germon has put a picture of the bus and all the drawers on the Ashburton face book page which you may like to see. Please pass on our thanks as well to the conductor on the bus .

I will e mail Alasdair as well so he can pass on our thanks to all the people who helped us at both stations.

Thanks again,

Sally and the Ashburton Festival Committee

Thursday, 29th May 2016

Hi John, I was very pleased to meet you on Sunday evening and thank you for the use of the Routemaster. With the good weather we had a great evening and enjoyed the event. Your staff were very helpful and courteous and jolly. With most of the party being locals, they got to know the excellent value that you offer. I did, as you know coordinate the trip with Plymouth Boats who also did a good job. Again, my thanks, I will try to last another 5 years to do it again. 2006 Sunday charter on the South Devon Railway with a single decker coach from our friend, 2011 another charter with the SDR and 6430 and the Routemaster,so I am getting to be a regular. Best wishes, and all success to your enterprise Barry

Friday, 21st September 2015

Dear John,

Luke and I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all that you did on our wedding day...we had the most wonderful day and are still on a high...! everyone thoroughly enjoyed it and said how charming you were...! the bus and the train made it truly unique and our destination banner is in pride of place at home...! ...we will be getting the photos soon and I will email some to you....once again thank you for letting us share your wonderful bus...

best wishes Luke & Lisa

Thursday, 17th July 2015

Hi John,

Just wanted to drop you a quick email to thank you for coming along on Saturday at such short notice the heritage bus was a fantastic addition to the procession and looked absolutely great, I know the crowds really enjoyed seeing it and I know the judges love to travel in style along the procession route.

Natalie Hicks

Events Co-ordinator

Newton Abbot Town Council

Sunday, 12th July 2015

Hello John

Just a note to thank you for the arrangements you made for our vintage transport in the Routemaster bus.

Our members were most appreciative.


Phil Evans ( Pullman Society )

Saturday, 11th July 2015

Dear John

Thank you so much for the bus service for Rebecca’s Prom last week.

Everyone was really pleased with it.

Rebecca & me thought it was just perfect.

The time at the sports centre was really valuable for brilliant photos and we really appreciated your efforts in getting there early.

Thank you again

Diane King

Friday, 10th April 2015

John and Mike,

Thank you for everything you did for us on our wedding day.

Having got engaged on the SDR it was really important for us to use your 'bus.

Everyone so enjoyed travelling to and from the zoo on the 'bus; low branches and all.

We're really grateful for what you did to make our day so special.

Best wishes,

Dawn and Dave Lewis

Friday, 26 September 2014


A huge thank you from all the Baileys for your part in making ours a memorable wedding, everyone loved the bus,

thought it was very unique and great fun, we very much appreciated everything you did.

Kind regards,

Marilyn Bailey

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Kaye and John,

A huge thank you for the gorgeous vehicles you supplied on Friday! Everything went off without a hitch (as far as

I'm aware!) and was considered a roaring success! There weren't as many people on the bus as i'd expected,

but for those who were, it meant saved taxi fares and a stylish and entertaining segment in the day.

I'm sorry I didn't get to chat to the driver properly, it was all a bit pressured outside the church.

But the attention in getting that peach of a parking slot, and the well orchestrated manouvres at The Imperial

were noted and very much appreciated! And the Jag was just perfect! It looked wonderful, and allowed us to make

a real stylish entrance.

Jock was a real star - a lovely friendly calming presence. So thank you again for everything, we were absolutely

delighted with everything - and are getting the bus blinds framed!! Will send you proper pics anon.

All the very best,

Noel and Johanna

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Dear John,

Thank you for yet another very successful excursion and for looking after us so well. We are so impressed with the

way you handle those Dartmoor roads in all weathers and get us home safe and sound. We look forward to the next one.

Best wishes,

Sue & Bill Parratt

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Dear John,

It was a pleasure to meet you last Saturday. Thank you so much for providing a wonderful service.

The bus is magnificent and seemed to cause a stir wherever we went. My guests were thrilled to be provided with

such a nostalgic form of transport. The journey along the coast was magnificent.

Thank you for being on time - a large weight off my mind! - and for your flexibility in picking up our passengers.


Richard Manterfield.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013


Would just like to say Thank you for your great service on our prom night (Torquay Academy's 21st May 2013)

the service was excellent, the driver and attendants were incredibly kind and friendly making the service even better.

I would quite happily recommend you to anyone and if you are interested I have many pictures of the bus if you

would like any for use of your business.

Sorry that this is a month late but have been very busy with exams etc.

Once again thank you for your great service on our booking and use of the red London bus.

Many thanks

James Jefferson

May 2013


Just a quick note to thank you and Alex very much for providing the bus to transport our wedding guests on Saturday.

It was one if the highlights of the day and the guests said how much they enjoyed themselves (we hope your ears

have recovered from their rendition of 'the wheels on the bus'!).

Off to Guadeloupe on honeymoon now!

All the best,

Becky and Dick.

Re: Wedding on 26/04/13

Hi John,

Thank you for these photos. We had an amazing day and the Routemaster was all part of it. Our guests loved the bus

ride and taking pictures of us afterwards with the name banner used on the front of the bus.

As I said on the day, if you want to use any of these shots for publicity, you are more than welcome.

Thank you again

Nicola (& Nigel!)