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GetTogether_PortladeWks_ShorehamTptFair_2018x.jpgSHOREHAM TRANSPORT FAIR
Saturday 24th February

The SEC will have a sales stand at this event, details of which can be found from the link below. 

A get-together of former Southdown Portslade Works staff will also take place with Richard Alexander between 10.30 and 12.00, but he will also be present at the sale later in the day. If you know anybody who used to work at Portslade Works, please spread the word.
Saturday 26th May
On the above date Paul Llewellyn has arranged a tour with former Southdown Leyland Nationals
PCD 80R (from Crowborough and Uckfield) plus
YCD 75T (from Worthing) covering the route of the former 799 service from Brighton to Eastbourne, Hastings and Rye (where there will be a lunch break), then back to Hastings and onward to Hailsham via Bexhill, Ninfield and Herstmonceux along the 98 route.
Details can be found from the link below :-  


Two more London Tridents acquired by Stagecoach South for spares

Stagecoach South revises its fares and ticket prices

East Kent’s February adjustments to Eastbourne area services

Proposals to demolish the former Southdown garage building in Heathfield

Brighton & Hove’s new StreetDecks all now in service on routes 7 and 49

Three more Brighton & Hove Polish Scania OmniCitys now with Metrobus

Brighton & Hove - Metrobus gives names to its driver training buses

Compass Bus steps in as Seaford & District withdraws from daytime bus services

First Hampshire & Dorset gain surplus buses following the run-down of First’s Berkshire operations

This 40 page edition has three topical colour photographs.

It has now been distributed to members. 


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 10 - 1959-1962 The First Lodekkas - vehicles numbered from 1 to 50 (published October 2017)

Southdown Fleet History Part 28 - 1963 - The First Long Leopard Buses Details of the affairs of the Company in 1963 and descriptions of the 64 new vehicles added to the Southdown Fleet. Includes 8 colour photographs within its 64 pages.
Southdown Enthusiasts Club Fleet Book 2017 updated to April 2017 showing the current fleets of Stagecoach South, Stagecoach South East, Brighton & Hove and First Hampshire & Dorset
NEW: Miscellany edition no.143 (Published November 2017)