Devon General return

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Weymann-bodied 1957 AEC Reliance VDV 798 meets 1961 ‘Sea Dog’ class Leyland Atlantean. RICHARD NARDI

Nick Larkin reports on a special event in the South West which brought together a pair of local open-top icons

Devon General buses returned to the Newton Abbot area in force for a much enjoyed running day recently. Everything from the legendary ‘Sea Dog’ convertible Leyland Atlanteans to AEC Regents in the delicious red and cream livery took part in the event organised by the Devon General Society on 3 September.

Local bus routes of the 1960s were recreated with free services to Highweek Way, to Bovey Tracey, Denbury and Lawes Bridge, with open-top buses on the route to Teignmouth. There were also trips to the nearby villages of Bishopsteignton, Daccombe, Hennock, Ideford and Stoneyhill.


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