Depot to be remembered

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Leyland National PCD80R passing the depot in Western Road, Crowborough on the last operating day of the depot on May 1980. JOHN ROBERTS

An appeal has been launched for any photos and memories of a bus depot in time for an event to commemorate the 40th anniversary of its closure, reports Nick Larkin

The Southdown Crowborough Depot 40th Anniversary Service Run in East Sussex is set for Saturday 16 May. The event is being organised by Paul Llewellyn, owner of the last service bus to run into the depot, Leyland National PCD80R. The historic duty was performed at 2342hrs on 17 May 1980, the bus having completed a 119 journey from Lewes. In company with sister Leyland National YCD78T the bus would be taken back to Lewes depot the next day as this was to be its new home.

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