On the bygone buses ...

Churchdale Road - The former bus garage in Churchdale Road, we believe taken in the 1930's

Churchdale Road - The former bus garage in Churchdale Road, we believe taken in the 1930's

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Our feature on various modes of transport in Eastbourne from yesteryear in last week’s Herald has prompted a look at some of the buses that have graced the town’s roads over the years.

Here is a selection of pictures supplied by the East Sussex Omnibus Society.

They include an AEC double deck converted to open top, opposite the Pier during the 50/60s, the former bus garage in Churchdale Road, believed to have been taken in the 1930s, a 1950 AEC 
Regal that is preserved and is still in service today, a Leyland PD2 seen in Cornfield Road during the 1970s, an AEC Regent in the traditional livery of blue and primrose, an AEC Regent in Seaside in the 1970s with the revised livery of cream with a blue band and a Leyland Atlantean 33 in 
Terminus Road in the early 1990s.

In addition our photograph in last week’s Looking Back of a tram, its passengers and conductor at the Electric Tram Depot in Princes Park taken in 1958 prompted reader David Rivers to get in touch.

David was the conductor in the photograph who then started driving trams the following year and still does where it is now located in the West Country.

David doesn’t live in the town anymore but his family members still do and 
they passed the article on to him.