Sunday 13 June 2010 On Sunday 13 June there was a gathering of the greatest collection of Bristol cars, lorries, buses, aero-engines and aircraft memorabilia in a static display at the Rolls-Royce site at Filton.
- almost the entire collection of surviving Bristol Lorries;
- almost every mark of Bristol Car;
- the finest array of Bristol Buses from the oldest roadworthy single decker from 1933 and the oldest double decker from 1940 right through all the technological developments to the 1970s;
- the latest hybrid bus, the Alexander-Dennis Enviro 400H, with a drive developed by BAE Systems to give a much reduced impact on the environment.
- The Bristol Aero Collection, which has preserved the heritage of all the “Bristol” companies, will also be providing fascinating items from their collection.
Some of the vehicles in the display will form a parade to honour the memory of Sir George White, the founder of Bristol Aeroplane Company (BAC), and the work he did to gather funds for the Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI). We are delighted that Lady White, the wife of the current Sir George, will be there to officially start the parade when it departs Rolls-Royce at 1.30pm.
The vehicles travelled down the Gloucester Road, past the BRI, back up through Cotham, where Sir George lived, past the original aircraft factory, Filton House (both old and new) and, finally, the airfield before returning to Rolls-Royce.