Publications

Postal Sales

The latest SEC Sales List, which gives details all of the publications that are currently available can be downloaded by clicking on the link below. Use the list to order multiple items as the postage cost for more than one item may be less. We also accept payment by BACS transfer – details of how to pay are on our sales list.

An updated Sales List has been published titled October 2023. Please click on the button below to download it.

Important Information:

The SEC Sales Officer has moved home and post sent to the former Burgess Hill address will not be forwarded. Please use the new address shown on the latest Sales List.

Fleet List 2023 front cover.

Fleet List 2023

Published July 2023 : Our annual Fleet List Book contains details of the Stagecoach South and South East Fleets; Brighton & Hove, Metrobus and First Hampshire and Dorset including fleet numbers, liveries, registration numbers, chassis and body numbers, delivery dates and allocations.
The 2023 edition can be ordered for £10.50 (including postage) by sending a cheque to: SEC Sales, 5 Angelica Avenue, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 6ZP. Please make cheques payable to ‘The SEC’. No personal callers please.

Southdown Survivors - Autumn 2021

Published September 2021

This updated book contains details of the vehicles operated by Southdown Motor Services Ltd up to April 1992 that are believed still to survive, showing their current status and details of any modifications to the vehicles and an indication of where many of them are to be found. It includes 26 pictures of the vehicles listed.
Southdown Survivors can be ordered for £8.00 (including postage) by sending a cheque to: SEC Sales, 5 Angelica Avenue, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 6ZP. Please make cheques payable to ‘The SEC’. No personal callers please.

 

Southdown Survivors Autumn 2021 Front Cover
Sussex Independents 2023 front cover.

Sussex Independents 2023

Published June 2023

This companion to the Southdown Enthusiasts’ Club annual Fleet Book covers Compass Bus and selected other smaller operators who operate bus services in Sussex, and details the public services operated by these companies. Sussex Independents 2023 can be ordered (including postage) by sending a cheque for £9.00 (including postage) to: SEC Sales, 5 Angelica Avenue, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 6ZP. Please make cheques payable to ‘The SEC’. No personal callers please.

Working Together - A detailed look at the Heathfield Pool Services 1957-1971

Published March 2017

The complicated Heathfield Pool Services involved Southdown and Maidstone & District working six services jointly from seven (later eight) garages. Details of the introduction, working and eventual decline of the scheme are included together with previous and subsequent histories of the services involved, as are vehicle workings and timetables from May 1966 when one-person working was introduced by both companies. The book has glossy full-colour card covers and has 92 pages. Working Together can be ordered by sending a cheque for £12.00 (including postage) to: SEC Sales, 5 Angelica Avenue, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 6ZP. Please make cheques payable to ‘The SEC’. No personal callers please. 

Working Together - A detailed look at the Heathfield Pool Services 1957-1971
Southdown Fleet and Routes 1969

Fleet and Routes 1969

Published July 2023: Southdown Fleet and Routes 1969 shows the fleet at 1 January 1969, including the vehicles transferred from Brighton Hove & District on that day, together with the bus and express services operated at that time and operational notes, details of the service fleet, the garages in use and much more. The booklet has four full pages of colour photographs, five other black and white and three colour photographs depicting some of the batches of vehicles, and a colour cover. It is a useful companion to our Fleet History series. Fleet and Routes 1969 can be ordered by sending a cheque for £10.50 (including postage) to: SEC Sales, 5 Angelica Avenue, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 6ZP. Please make cheques payable to ‘The SEC’. No personal callers please.

Southdown Fleet History

Published August 2023

Part 36 of our detailed Fleet History, in the usual A5 format, is now available. Following the acquisition of the Brighton Hove & District fleet on 1/1/69 (covered in parts 34 and 35 of the series) this booklet deals with the other vehicles taken into the fleet in 1969. In this part we revert to the usual styling with some detail about the period and of the affairs of the company, followed by descriptions of the sixtythree new vehicles added to the Southdown fleet during 1969. The new intake was made up of twenty o-m-o saloons, thirty dual-purpose vehicles and thirteen o-m-o double-decks with rear engines, the first in the fleet. All the latter vehicles were in the BH&D red/cream livery which was initially retained by Southdown. These vehicles were off-set by seventy-three buses and coaches that left the operational fleet. As usual there are summaries of the company’s premises and of the complete fleet at the end of the previous year (31/12/68), both by chassis and by bodywork, while a separate table lists the buses and coaches that left the fleet during 1969. The colour cover has one colour photograph on the front and two on the rear and there is a four-page centre section with eight black & white photographs within a total of 64 pages (including covers).

This part can be ordered by sending a cheque for £9.50 (including postage) to: SEC Sales, 5 Angelica Avenue, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 6ZP. Please make cheques payable to ‘The SEC’. No personal callers please. All previous parts are still in stock.

 

Southdown Fleet History 36 front cover.
TTL-BH&D FH Part 13 cover

Brighton Hove & District Fleet History

Published October 2019

All parts of the Brighton Hove & District Fleet History are now available. The contents of each part are detailed on our on-line shop page. Individual copies are available from SEC Sales, 5 Angelica Avenue, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 6ZP for £9.50 (except Part 7 is £7.00). For multiple copies see our sales list, link above.

Miscellany series

Usually published bi-monthly and consisting of 24 pages,
this series reproduces various articles published since 1894 in several trade publications on the fleets that we cover. Edition no. 178 was published in September 2023 and can be ordered by sending a cheque for £3.50 (including postage and please note new price) to: SEC Sales, 5 Angelica Avenue, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 6ZP. Please make cheques payable to ‘The SEC’. No personal callers please. To purchase previous issues please download the sales list at the top of this page. A subscription scheme is also available, costing £11.00 for five editions including postage (SEC members £8.50 post free). Details can be downloaded using the following link here.

Miscellany 178 front cover

Other Publications

In additon, other publications are produced in previous years are still available for purchase. Full details are on our sales list which can obtained by emailing dave.sec@btinternet.com or by clicking the link at the top of this page.