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Membership is open to all, wherever you live - locally or far away. We have Members resident in the US, in Europe and until recently, in China as well as those who live closer to our operation. By becoming a Member, you are contributing to the long term survival of out collection. In return, you will receive 4 editions annually of “BSBS”, enjoy occasional trips out in the vehicles and enjoy the company of a wide and diverse mix of people


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“The support of our Members is now all important to help us achieve our target of purchasing the site at Wicor Farm.”

Join in and support us - and become a member of CPPTD.

  • City of Portsmouth Preserved Transport Depot, one of three separate bus preservation centres in Hampshire / West Sussex administered by the Working Omnibus Museum Project Ltd., a registered charity no. 1020411.

  • If you are interested in old buses and are a “hands-on and get mucky” sort of person, CPPTD could be just your kind of society! Alternatively, if you do not wish, or are unable, to offer physical help we will be just as pleased to welcome you, and your subscription will be equally as valuable.

    For your annual subscription you will receive at least 4 issues of our magazine, “BSBS”, which will keep you informed of progress on the vehicles and depots as well as news of other preservation projects, the whereabouts of old Portsmouth and Southdown buses, articles and details of tours, visits and other social events.
  • Taxpayers can help us considerably by completing the Gift Aid declaration form to enable us to reclaim tax paid by you on your donations for as long as the Gift Aid scheme lasts.
  • A proportion of your subscription will go towards preservation projects and the upkeep of the vehicles and depots, as well as the purchase of essential tools and equipment. You will also have the satisfaction of knowing that, by your financial, practical and moral support, items of importance in local road passenger transport history are being restored to working order and preserved for posterity.
  • The costs of moving our collection of vehicles and artefacts, not to mention tools, paint, workbenches and spares, out of storage and into Wicor Farm, has been considerable, and the support and help of the Membership is now more vital than ever. It is essential that we keep alive the spirit of the City of Portsmouth Preserved Transport Depot! We firmly believe that our hobby should be educational, stimulating, enjoyable and rewarding, but, above all, FUN, and we have always tried to reflect this in our style of operation.
  • If you are interested in joining as a member of CPPTD, please complete the application form accessible by clicking the symbol to the left of this page. You will need Adobe Acrobat to read the document - if you don’t have this, we’ve provided a further link for you.

  • Membership form

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    CPPTD is a constituent of the Working Omnibus Museum Project Ltd, a registed educational charity no. 10204111.