Operators thanked for support

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This 1966 East Lancs-bodied Leyland PD2, new to Eastbourne Corporation, is owned by Stagecoach in Eastbourne driver Garth Porrell. PAUL LLEWELLYN

The organiser of a major bus rally has thanked operators for their ‘exceptional support.’ A best-ever attendance of 39 vehicles and 1,300 visitors was seen at the Tinkers Park Bus Rally at Hadlow Down, East Sussex on 4th August.

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“It was a great event and the support from operators was exceptional,” said Paul Llewellyn, who has worked in the bus industry since the early 1980s.

Free bus services were run to Uckfield, Heathfield, Mark Cross and Rushlake Green.

Local bus companies, Stagecoach South, Brighton & Hove, Go-Coach of Sevenoaks, MWH Commercials of Newhaven, Southdown PSV of Copthorne and Seaford & District joined Big Bus Tours and South East Coachworks in providing vehicles for the event.

“We had an excellent turnout of preserved vehicles, with several making their first appearance in preservation for several years,” said Paul. The rally, which began in 2016, took place alongside the Model Railways Plus event.