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NEW  ****************
at Weald & Downland Living Museum, Singleton,
near Chichester
Saturday 17th August 2019 
See General Notices page for further information
Highlights in this edition :-

Stagecoach South vehicle loans for various events

Alexander Dennis Enviro200 MMC loaned to Stagecoach South for the Winchester Park & Ride service

Three Stagecoach South buses to receive special graphics to mark 30 years of Stagecoach operation in the former Southdown area

Details of Stagecoach South’s former Wheeler’s services in the Andover area

Stagecoach South starts all-night operation of Gold service 1 in the Aldershot area

Stagecoach East Kent puts a large batch of new Enviro200 MMCs into service on the ‘Thanet Loop’, leading to cascades of numerous other single-deck types.

Recently acquired Volvo/Plaxton coaches now in use by Stagecoach East Kent on a new express service between Canterbury and North Greenwich

Details of Stagecoach East Kent’s former Eastbourne Coachways’ services in the Bexhill area

Brighton & Hove Buses takes two Go Ahead London coaches on loan for Wimbledon

Brighton & Hove to change its timetables to the 24-hour clock from September

Tesco withdraws two of the free Holmbush Express services run by Compass Bus

The Big Lemon takes additional vehicles into its fleet

Seaford and District reports interesting developments in its heritage fleet.

This 48 page edition with seven topical colour photographs is being printed and should be delivered to members during the first days of August.



The following new publications are now available. For details of how to purchase them by post please see our publications page. 
Brighton Hove & District Fleet History Part 12 - 1969-1971 Southdown-Owned but Red and Cream - vehicles numbered from 2093 to 2127 and 2211 to 2213 (published October 2018)

NEW: Southdown Enthusiasts Club Fleet Book 2019 updated to May 2019 showing the current fleets of Stagecoach South, Stagecoach South East, Brighton & Hove and First Hampshire & Dorset

NEW: Sussex Independents 2019 updated to May 2019 showing the fleets of Compass Bus and other smaller operators in Sussex, together with details of routes that these companies operate

NEW: Fleet and Routes 1939 showing the Southdown fleet and routes operated in 1939. This is a completely revised version of the book first published in 1974 including research undertaken for the SEC Southdown Fleet History series.
NEW: Miscellany edition no.152 (Published May 2019)