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You wait ages for a bus to come along… then dozens turn up at once

13 Jun

Modern buses

I am not really what you would call a bus enthusiast, but being someone who relies on public transport and someone with an interest in many aspects of history I was delighted excited to attend the bus rally at Madeira Drive, Brighton, East Sussex.

The bus rally was to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company. Madeira Drive is right on the seafront at Brighton and the buses looked great in the sunshine. There was a large selection of "vintage" and modern buses and several stalls selling all sorts of bus related merchandise.

Brighton Hove & District FUF 63

I think the bus above was one of the oldest on display today, being built just before the Second World War. There was quite a variety of "vintage" buses and I could easy imagine some of my relatives and ancestors climbing aboard buses like these when they needed to go into town.

Some of the "vintage" buses weren’t that old, or at least they didn’t seem so to me because they reminded me of the buses we used to take into Horsham. I think the buses (like the one below) may have been replaced by the time I was old enough to travel on them on my own, although I can’t remember at what age that would have been.

Southdown RUF37R

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