Vintage Brighton and Hove bus back on the road for charity

The Argus: Vintage Brighton and Hove bus back on the road for charity Vintage Brighton and Hove bus back on the road for charity

A vintage bus will be back on the road for charity today.

Brighton and Hove Bus Company’s 1953 Bristol KSW will operate a complete service with a conductor before being handed over to its new owners Seaford and District Motor Services.

The bus, affectionately known as “the old girl”, will service routes five and six around the city in aid of The Argus Appeal and The Martlets Hospice.

Seaford and District Motor Services’ proprietor David Mulpeter said: “The Bristol KSW is an iconic bus to add to our collection of heritage vehicles and we are so pleased to be helping to keep her in the local area where she has worked for many years.”

In return for the bus, Seaford and District Motor Services will be making a donation to The Argus Appeal and The Martlets Hospice.

Brighton and Hove Buses is not receiving any proceeds from the undisclosed sale “fee” but instead inserted a “tie breaker” in its requirements, inviting bidders to make a charitable contribution.

The bus will service the 9.35am Hangleton to Patcham and 10.18am Patcham to Hangleton on route five.

It will also service route six at 1.50pm Brighton station to Sainsbury’s, 2.40pm Sainsbury’s to Brighton station, 3.30pm Brighton station to Sainsbury’s and 4.20pm Sainsbury’s to Brighton station.

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1:39pm Thu 19 Dec 13

medianscore says...

Takes me back to the 1960's and early 70's. They were wonderful buses from an era when B&H was a lovely twin town to grow up and live in. Wonderful memories.
Takes me back to the 1960's and early 70's. They were wonderful buses from an era when B&H was a lovely twin town to grow up and live in. Wonderful memories. medianscore

1:43pm Thu 19 Dec 13

billy goat-gruff says...

Come on petrolheads, leave your oversized cars at home for the day and have a go on a vintage bus!
Come on petrolheads, leave your oversized cars at home for the day and have a go on a vintage bus! billy goat-gruff

1:25am Fri 20 Dec 13

Bristol VR says...

This historically important bus for Brighton, must never be allowed to die and i am disappointed that Brighton & Hove Bus company have not recognised it's huge importance to the town (Brighton will NEVER be a city!) by keeping it as part of their fleet for heritage purposes. It just goes to show that the Go-Ahead group who own Brighton & Hove buses don't give a flying fig about our heritage in Brighton and are willing to sell the family silver off without so much as a by your leave for history. Well done Dave Mulpeter & Seaford & District, please look after her because B&H obviously don't give a toss anymore!
This historically important bus for Brighton, must never be allowed to die and i am disappointed that Brighton & Hove Bus company have not recognised it's huge importance to the town (Brighton will NEVER be a city!) by keeping it as part of their fleet for heritage purposes. It just goes to show that the Go-Ahead group who own Brighton & Hove buses don't give a flying fig about our heritage in Brighton and are willing to sell the family silver off without so much as a by your leave for history. Well done Dave Mulpeter & Seaford & District, please look after her because B&H obviously don't give a toss anymore! Bristol VR

12:51pm Fri 20 Dec 13

bluemonday says...

Bristol VR wrote:
This historically important bus for Brighton, must never be allowed to die and i am disappointed that Brighton & Hove Bus company have not recognised it's huge importance to the town (Brighton will NEVER be a city!) by keeping it as part of their fleet for heritage purposes. It just goes to show that the Go-Ahead group who own Brighton & Hove buses don't give a flying fig about our heritage in Brighton and are willing to sell the family silver off without so much as a by your leave for history. Well done Dave Mulpeter & Seaford & District, please look after her because B&H obviously don't give a toss anymore!
come back roger French all is forgiven
[quote][p][bold]Bristol VR[/bold] wrote: This historically important bus for Brighton, must never be allowed to die and i am disappointed that Brighton & Hove Bus company have not recognised it's huge importance to the town (Brighton will NEVER be a city!) by keeping it as part of their fleet for heritage purposes. It just goes to show that the Go-Ahead group who own Brighton & Hove buses don't give a flying fig about our heritage in Brighton and are willing to sell the family silver off without so much as a by your leave for history. Well done Dave Mulpeter & Seaford & District, please look after her because B&H obviously don't give a toss anymore![/p][/quote]come back roger French all is forgiven bluemonday

7:32pm Fri 20 Dec 13

ghost bus driver says...

While I agree that this should not really have happened, I can think of far worse people to sell it to than Dave Mulpeter. At least he has a proven track record of keeping heritage vehicles on the road. Personally I think Amberley Museum would have been the best people to keep hold of it, Hopefully Dave will run it more, as for the last few months it has been parked up at the back of the garage at Conway Street alongside the Routemaster. Part of the decision to sell was due to spares availability, of which Routemaster spares are easier to come by.
While I agree that this should not really have happened, I can think of far worse people to sell it to than Dave Mulpeter. At least he has a proven track record of keeping heritage vehicles on the road. Personally I think Amberley Museum would have been the best people to keep hold of it, Hopefully Dave will run it more, as for the last few months it has been parked up at the back of the garage at Conway Street alongside the Routemaster. Part of the decision to sell was due to spares availability, of which Routemaster spares are easier to come by. ghost bus driver

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