Friday, 14 August 2015

Southdown 100


Southdown Motor Services celebrated 100 years in operation this year with a special celebration rally taking place at Southsea Common. Kath Lomas has sent us pictures of the event.
On 2 June 1915, one year into the First World War, Southdown Motor Services was formed of pioneering motorbus and charabanc operators Worthing Motor Services, London & South Coast Haulage and the country routes of the Brighton, Hove & Preston United Omnibus Co. The company grew rapidly to form a company whose bus network stretched from Hastings to Fareham, and whose luxury coaches were a common sight throughout the UK.









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Our West Country correspondent Phil G has provided us with a fine selection of preserved buses and coaches, that attended the Alton Bus & Country Pub Running Day in Hampshire. So with a rather fortuitous link of this former Southdown Bristol VR, an album has been created which can be viewed by clicking here



 

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