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Mark Chadwick with Southcoast Motor Services’ new to Southdown 1961 Harrington-bodied Leyland Leopard. MARK CHADWICK

Nick Larkin speaks to a long-serving coach industry figure, whose memories of the past were rekindled by a recent Industry Heritage feature

The piece in CBW1463’s Industry Heritage on the two former Green Line London Country Plaxton-bodied coaches B288 KPF and C201 PPE (fleet number STL 1, and currently carrying the registration RIL 9469) prompted former London Country South West Coaching Manager Mark Chadwick to get in touch.

Mark is celebrating 50 years in the PSV industry this year, and shared some other memories of his long career. “I think I must have been born on a bus as I’ve always loved them,” he said.
Living in Redhill, Surrey, he on one line regularly to school in Oxted on the then-AEC RLH-operated 410 service from Reigate to Bromley North Station.

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