Cocktails from a Tiger Cub

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Christmas Market season is here, or at least it is for those that have not been cancelled, and you never know what kind of vehicular activity you may find. This kind of event seems to be the regular haunt of the Citroen H Van, however this market being held in Oxford’s Gloucester Green offered something more fitting for an event held right next to a bus station!

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Immaculate former Trent Alexander Y-bodied Leyland Tiger Cub HRC 102C stood out amongst the standard food stall fair. It had previously seen service with Morrison’s Coaches, Thurso before moving to Northern Ireland and an operator called Sureline in Tandragee. It then entered preservation with the Ards Bus Preservation Group before returning to the UK some six years ago.

The current Oxford-based owner has done a lot of work to the vehicle and it looks to have been in their ownership since 2016, in which time is has had a full repaint into original livery and the fitment of bar inside. Some interesting images of its transformation can be found on by searching The Cocktail Bus on Facebook.

Customers are seen waiting for their cocktails to be made. RICHARD SHARMAN