Classic buses to offer trips around town on special day

A 1936 Leyland TD Open topper at the 2013 Running Day Event SUS-151206-144901001
A 1936 Leyland TD Open topper at the 2013 Running Day Event SUS-151206-144901001

A trip down memory lane will be available as buses from the 1930s to 1970s are put back on the road for a special event in Eastbourne.

The popular annual Running Day will be held by Eastbourne Classic Bus on Sunday July 5.

These free services will run along traditional routes operated by the former Eastbourne Corporation and Southdown bus companies.

This year will also mark the 100th anniversary of Southdown Buses.

Around 25 vehicles are expected to attend and provide regular trips including open top services to Beachy Head, Birling Gap and East Dean, seafront rides to Princes Park and the Sovereign Centre as well as journeys through the Sussex countryside to Hailsham and Pevensey Bay and a recreation of the 1970s Town Tour.

All bus trips will start from the car park next to Eastbourne Station between 10am and 5pm. The event provides a great family day out with recent years seeing more than 2,500 people enjoying the rides.

A souvenir programme will be available for £8 on the day or £7.50 in advance and helps to cover some of the costs required to operate these privately owned vehicles.

For more information visit www.eastbourne-classicbus.co.uk or contact Steven Wood on 07730 162605.

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