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Saturday 11th December 2021 Purfleet, Essex

Recreating the sights and sounds of a traditional London Bus Garage

Another opportunity to come with us back to the days when London’s Bus Garages were full of traditional buses, when the streets were full Route Masters & RT’s that were all looked after at night in the depot.


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About this event

London Transport had Bus Garages all over London back in the day and while many still exist, few look as they did when frequented by the traditional buses that once pounded the streets of the Capital. 

This winter we will take you back to a Saturday evening in the mid 1960’s when depot activity was high with buses being prepared for the week ahead, the depot foreman would be overseeing the fixing of broken parts and the garage manager would be keeping a glancing eye on proceedings.

Continuing our regular London Transport theme we are extremely pleased to be visiting the depot of Ensign Bus, located just off the M25 in Purfleet in Essex for this very unique opportunity. Ensign Bus are one of our partners that regularly provide buses for our over night foray’s into the Capital and are the proud owners of over 40 heritage LT Buses. With so many buses in the fleet we feel with careful positioning in there ‘heritage garage’, some TLE lighting and of course a little human interest there will be some very convincing cameos to capture. All buses will be free of 'private hire' regalia and will have traditional route blinds in.

In addition to the London theme this visit will also see us take the opportunity to utilise some of the other provincial buses that Ensign have in the fleet of heritage buses these will feature in separate scenes away from the London cameos. We will update you with a list of these in due course. 

While the site is massive we are going to keep participants down to 30 to ease photography and to allow everyone plenty of time to get their images. 

Our shoot will start at 19:30 and see us shooting until around 22:30, we hope many of you will want to join us on this unique event.

Currently all of our events will run in line with our Covid-19 policy that follows government guidelines. You can find our Covid-19 policy information page here.

Event requirements


  • Spare batteries
  • Camera
  • Lense cloths
  • Lenses
  • Tripod


  • All levels welcome


  • Low

Other essentials

  • Warm clothing

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