Oxford bus museum receives The Queen’s Award

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The Lord-Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, Tim Stevenson OBE, announced that the Oxford Bus Museum has been awarded ‘The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.’

The first bus acquired for restoration by the group in 1967 – a 1949 AEC Regal III of the City of Oxford

It is the first Road Transport Museum to receive such an Award and acknowledges over 50 years of Restoration by unpaid volunteers.

Mr Stevenson said: “I am delighted that the hard work and dedication of this group has been recognised by this prestigious award.”

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities.

The award was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen’s coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups, and only about 200 awards are made nationally each year.

One of the Museum’s directors, Chris Butterfield stated that it was a great honour to receive the award. He said: “The Award has given the volunteers a fillip in the preparations for the annual rally on July 29.”