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The Delaine Heritage Trust was established in 2015 by the Delaine-Smith family. To establish and maintain a museum for the benefit of the public dedicated to preserving, promoting and displaying in perpetuity the collection of heritage buses, photographs, documents, artefacts and memorabilia of Delaine Buses of Bourne, Lincolnshire, one of England’s oldest independent bus operators for the purposes of education, reference, research and general interest.

The origins of Delaine Buses of Bourne Lincolnshire can be traced back to 1890 when the family introduced horse-drawn vehicles to cater for local people wishing to travel to markets throughout the surrounding area. The first motor bus was introduced in 1919 and daily services from Bourne to Peterborough, Stamford, Spalding and Grantham were all established by 1923. Today the company’s fleet of 28 buses is operated by the fifth and sixth generation's of the Delaine-Smith family and the company ethos of quality, continuity and reliability is as important today as its always been. The core business is still based around some of the original services, which have been developed and tailored over the years using a careful blend of tradition and acting on current market demands.

Delaine Heritage Trust, 8 Spalding Road, Bourne, Lincolnshire, PE10 9LE

Tel 01778 422866                               enquiries@delaineheritagetrust.org

Delaine Heritage Trust is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, Registered Charity No: 1164647



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