New Sussex bus rally

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Seen with 1961 Harrington-bodied Leyland Leopard L2, 2726CD is Bob Jackson’s 1960 Leyland Tiger Cub with Weymann Fanfare bodywork, XUF 141, which is among the vehicles booked in for the new Sussex bus rally. RON COLLINS

A new bus rally organised by retired former Stagecoach South Operations Manager Bob Jackson is set for Saturday 17 August at the Weald & Downland Living Museum, Singleton, West Sussex.

It’s being staged as part of the museum’s ‘Saddles to Steam’ weekend.

“There was an empty field at the event on the Saturday and the organisers approached the Southdown Historic Vehicle Group to suggest we might like to fill it with buses,” said Bob.
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Entries are welcome for the 1st Sussex Summer Bus Show. There is no entry charge for buses, and up to four passengers will be admitted to the museum free of charge.

There will be no trade stalls in the bus display area, but vehicle owners will be permitted to offer items for sale, the proceeds of which will be used for the benefit of restoration and upkeep.

Added Bob: “We are very much looking forward to this event. It’s a great venue.” His 1960 Leyland Tiger Cub with Weymann Fanfare bodywork, XUF141, is among the vehicles already booked in.

Stagecoach service 60 from Midhurst to Chichester stops outside the museum every 30 minutes.

If you would like to attend the event with a vehicle, email Bob Jackson at [email protected]
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