‘Mary’ thanks to Stagecoach

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Southdown ‘Queen Mary’ Leyland PD3/4 409 DCD at St Michael’s Church. NICK LARKIN











A special bus made a former driver’s last journey memorable, reports Nick Larkin.

Stagecoach South stepped in at short notice to provide a legendary classic bus for a former driver’s funeral. Malcolm Pelling drove buses for 15 years with Southdown and became an area manager at Eastbourne. He also drove for Haven Bus and was latterly a revenue inspector at Brighton station, prior to a long illness.

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