Oct 26, 2019 - Explore John Yates's board "Southdown Buses" on Pinterest. Bognor Regis. The Stage Coach brand was also applied to occasional services to Winchester and Salisbury (710), Hawkhurst and Canterbury (718), Windsor and St Albans (735), and Oxford (738). Beacon Motor Services of Crowborough was fully acquired in 1954 (although it had been controlled by Southdown since 1949). Southdown Motor Services can trace its history back to a pair of steam buses which operated between Pulborough and Worthing. CORONAVIRUS INFO *SERVICE CHANGES FROM 25/01/2021* HOME. Royal Mews, Steine Street1915 3. All Rights Reserved. Upon the closure of the depot in Eastbourne in 2003, operations were split with the eastern end becoming "Stagecoach in Hastings" and the western division becoming "Stagecoach in the South Downs". £0.99 postage. It had a network of garages and a works at Portslade. 88 Bognor Bus Depot 13. Southdown's assistant traffic manager devised a scheme to overcome delays caused by the blackout on country routes by extending journey times on evening services, ensuring that connections would be maintained. Registered Charity No. 278722. The bus garage at Amberley is typical of a design of Southdown garages of the 1920s. In 1946, a co-ordination agreement with Portsmouth Corporation was reached, splitting mileage and receipts on a 57:43 share, Southdown being the minority. Southdown Motor Services Ltd 1958 Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 Beadle C37F. Agreement for hire of kiosk at Aquarium, Brighton 1915 6. As a boy I remember being told that the 31 then running from Brighton to Portsmouth was the longest bus journey in England that would stop at every Request Stop (if required) during the length of its journey. TICKETS. In 1969 Southdown became part of the National Bus Company (NBC) as a result of Nationalisation. The apple green and cream buses and coaches of Southdown Motor Services have been a firm favourite with bus enthusiast for many years. £0.95. Southdown's early orders favoured Tilling-Stevens chassis until the outbreak of World War II, although some all-Leyland Titans provided the company with its first closed top vehicles in 1929. Southdown succeeded in maintaining a certain individuality during its NBC years, even painting some coaches in traditional livery and fleetnames (albeit with a small NBC logo). We have a collection of restored buses and ‘tramocars’ from different eras ranging from 1908 to 1938, mainly on loan from the Southdown Omnibus Trust. The post war building programme continued with garages established at Crawley, Hassocks, Moulsecoomb and Seaford, while bus stations were opened in Chichester, Haywards Heath and Lewes. This was followed by the Regency Route (729) in 1977 between Brighton and Tunbridge Wells, operated jointly with M&D. 1971 also saw the transfer of most Crawley services to and from London Country - a newly formed organisation within the National Bus Company. efe model bus in good used condition southdown logo pay by paypal or cash if collecting postage discount for multiple purchases,see my other items. SOUTHDOWN BUS GARAGE. Bus Stations and Garages. As well as its bus operations, Southdown was renowned for its coaching and touring activities, building up large fleets of especially luxurious vehicles, some of which featured two and one seating. Rush Hill, Bath, BA2 2QX. 40b and 40c Park Street(Freshfield Road Garage) 1915 4. Garages were built to house them in most towns and many villages and one of the earliest central overhaul works in the country was opened at Portslade in 1928. Thousands of people throng the village, many in ’40s civilian and forces dress to celebrate britishness and the allied victory over the Axis states. The scroll fleetname returned on minibus operations and eventually the operations (except Brighton) were re-unified as Southdown. The legal title of the western division then reverted to Southdown Motor Services Ltd. Until 2005, Stagecoach had four depots remaining in East Sussex (Eastbourne Outstation, Lewes, Seaford, Uckfield); the business in this area was sold to Brighton & Hove along with 15 buses and 66 staff. It incorporates a number of components rescued from other buildings. This replaced an earlier agreement dating from 1931 involving protective fares on Southdown routes within the city. ABOUT US. Similar services to Southampton and Winchester (joint with Hants & Dorset) began in 1922, although the Winchester service was truncated at Fareham in 1926. Southdown: the history v. 1 (british bus heritage). SERVICE UPDATES. These are accepted at all times on Southdown Routes 422, 424 & 524 which serve Crawley and Gatwick, and offer reduced weekly, monthly & annual travel passes. A further batch of Fleetlines with ECW bodywork was delivered in 1972. The East Sussex division registered a fairly basic network from the outset, linking a number of services together to form trunk services linking the major towns, sometimes by fairly circuitous routes. Southdown shared the operation of the Flightline 777 Service between Crawley, Gatwick Airport and London Victoria with London Country's Green Line operation. this is in quite good condition considering age. Find the perfect historic vintage southdown bus stock photo. The more elderly buses on display are mainly used for educational purposes during school visits and bus shows, but one of the vehicles is in use every day providing a free bus service around the site. Feb 21, 2018 - Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Southdown Bus Garage - Original 35mm slide c/w copyright at the best online prices at eBay! The company also controlled three services operated by Sargents of East Grinstead although these passed to M&D in 1951. Bus photograph (5.5" x 3.5"): duf9 southdown ms (9). This also extended the company's eastern boundary to Heathfield. It is always good to see and to record models/dioramas completed by others and especially so when they have been scratchbuilt to scale and to an exceptionally high standard. This often had the result, at the end of the year, that buses from one operator would be put onto routes of the other to balance the mileage. He also did bus tours from Maderia Drive in the sixties. CONTACT US. 73 Middle Street- let in 1915 for a bus station 2. Later vehicles were painted in Southdown's green and cream livery with the fleetname 'Southdown BH&D'. The war was a difficult time in many ways for the company, although the casualties from enemy action remained low. Ending 24 Jan at 5:18PM GMT 8d 15h. A scanned negative from 1988 The fleet colours adopted were Apple Green and Primrose for buses and two tones of green for coaches. Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. In 1969 Southdown became part of the National Bus Company. Southdown was acquired by the Stagecoach Group in August 1989. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a cameraphone. The first in the Southdown Country Garage series recreating memories of lost garages from the popular Sussex and Hampshire bus operator, Southdown Motor Services. The model has been displayed in a cabinet and is in very good condition. You may even recall the routes displayed in our 1930s enquiry and booking office, along with many artefacts such as tickets, uniforms and signs. The operating area of the company was bounded by Eastbourne, Portsmouth and the Sussex border. On the launch of both these services, messages were exchanged between the mayors of the terminus towns. Used, Southdown: The History v. 1 (British Bus Her . Regular express services began in 1924, initially between Brighton and London (Lupus Street). 1 bid. These routes were rebranded (somewhat ironically) as Stage Coach in 1982. I have many fond memories of travelling with him on days out and I believe he recieved a long service award. The model measures 20CM X 20CM X 7CM and is bult to 1:76 scale. Former bus companies of the United Kingdom, CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (, Learn how and when to remove this template message, https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/00140534, https://www.vehicle-operator-licensing.service.gov.uk/view-details/licence/20122, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Southdown_Motor_Services&oldid=997921826, Articles lacking in-text citations from October 2014, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 2 January 2021, at 22:11. ROUTE INFORMATION. At the Southdown Cavendish Place depot in 1962 we see a visiting Aldershot & District AEC Reliance on their Coastal Service, pulling out of the depot into the coach station area watched by an inspector. Southdown Motors Services Ltd (although this was the legal name of the company (until 1992) it was normally referred to as Southdown Motor Services) was a bus and coach operator in East and West Sussex and parts of Hampshire, in southern England.It was formed in 1915 and had various owners throughout its history, being purchased by the National Bus Company (NBC) in 1969. Southdown bus photo | eBay. British Electric Traction (BET) took an early interest in the company, as did Thomas Tilling. If you work at Gatwick Airport, an easit CRAWLEY member company at selected companies in City Place, you could be eligible for a Gatwick Travelcard. No.383 (383 AOU) was delivered in 1961 and wears the bus livery with a green roof. Ending 21 Jan at 2:35PM GMT 5d 13h. Little change was noticeable at first, the corporate green and white livery not appearing until the early 1970s. The co-ordination of services, dubbed Portsmouth Area Joint Transport Services, lasted until deregulation in 1986. The only visible difference at first was the addition of 2000 to the fleet numbers. Lease of stabling yard and premises, part of Freshfiel… Southdown also began to establish a programme of local long distance tours throughout the twenties and it was in 1921 that the famous Southdown scroll logo was adopted. More. Amberley Museum New Barn Road, Amberley, Near Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9LT, © Amberley Museum 2020. We have a collection of restored buses and ‘tramocars’ from different eras ranging from 1908 to 1938, mainly on loan from the Southdown Omnibus Trust. Southdown Bus. SOUTHDOWN BUSES. Offered for sale is a model of a Southdown bus garage that is scratch built (home made) therefore unique. Many Sussex visitors will recall the yellow and green livery of the Southdown Motor Services, which began in 1915, and which had routes across Sussex and Hampshire. Stagecoach South is a bus operator providing services in South East England.It is a subsidiary of Stagecoach.It operates services in Hampshire, Surrey, and Sussex with some routes extending into Berkshire and Wiltshire.As at April 2013 it operates 473 buses from seven depots. After the war, Southdown started its first overseas tours with a 17-day tour to France and Switzerland in 1950, operated by Leyland Tiger number 1223. Southdown Bus Photos. In 1964, Southdown moved into new headquarters in Freshfield Road, which also became the headquarters of Brighton Hove & District in 1969 when that company passed to Southdown. southdown motor services ltd Description: Records deposited to date represent principally the corporate, shareholding and financial aspects of the Company's history but the document books (with the associated series of original contracts, agreements, etc., which are as yet unlisted), contain important evidence of working arrangements. I do not know if this building survives today, nor its exact location. Southdown became associated with BET following the division of Tilling and BET in 1942. Bloodhound x Southdown Plaxton Leyland Leopard 175 DCD 35mm B&W Negative. Very interested in the garages and enquiry office in EG High Street. Photographs of Southdown buses and coaches from establishment in 1915. The old Southdown depots at Chichester and Worthing remain in use with Stagecoach today. London area operators and their garages Contacts Most bus routes in London are operated by various companies under management contracts to London Buses, part of Transport for London.Complaints, commendations, comments and suggestions relating to these should therefore be directed to TfL. The network included services from Brighton to Worthing, Bognor Regis, Chichester and Portsmouth (700), Newhaven and Eastbourne (712), Lewes, Uckfield and Tunbridge Wells (729), Haywards Heath (770) and between Eastbourne and East Grinstead (780) and Rye via Hastings (799). Bus Coach Barnsley London Photos Brighton Garage Ebay Drive Way Garages Car Garage The following year saw the introduction of the 'Solenteer' between Portsmouth and Southampton (X71), operated jointly with Hants & Dorset. 225 likes. Crown Car Care M O T Centre Ltd. The company fleet name was lost when it was acquired by the Stagecoach Group in 1989 but buses operated under that legal name until 2015 when the operating licence was transferred to another company within the Stagecoach Group and 1915 company became dormant but still owned by the Stagecoach Group.[2]. Crowborough Garage is featured with now preserved Leyland National, Car 34, which was the last bus back to the garage before it closed its doors for good. The Southdown buses that then passed through Felpham were the 31, 50, 50A and 69. Saved by eBay.co.uk. This service later known as the South Coast Express (and eventually joint with Royal Blue) continued until NBC days. Companies acquired included Royal Red Coaches of Hove and Eastbourne operators Foard's, Cavendish, Southern Glideway and Chapman & Sons. No need to register, buy now! Garage Services in Southdown Bath Somerset. Southdown celebrated its 70th anniversary in 1985, the year before deregulation, and buses carried a special logo (shown above) which also appeared on publicity. It incorporates a number of components rescued from other buildings. 98 were here. Huge collection, amazing choice, 100+ million high quality, affordable RF and RM images. However the company itself was formed in 1915, abandoning plans to call itself South Coast Motor Services (a similar name had been registered by a Folkestone operator). In 1929 the company started a coastal express service between Bournemouth and Margate, joint with East Kent Road Car Company and Hants & Dorset in competition with an existing Royal Blue service. In 1921, joint services with Maidstone & District Motor Services (M&D) were started between Brighton and Hawkhurst (later service 18) and Eastbourne and Hastings via Hailsham (15). SERVICE UPDATES. Eastern Coachworks was a new supplier for Southdown and the overall layout was not far removed from the post-war standard for bus bodywork from ECW (C31R). The driver/conductor would not change, thereby working on a 'foreign' vehicle. The booklet has six pages of photographs, a map of the services operated in 1939, and a colour cover. Worthing Bus Coach Coaches Buses Train City Modern Trainers City Drawing. The original company has passed into history, so it is to the preserved examples we look to today that keeps the memory alive. It was formed in 1915 and had various owners throughout its history, being purchased by the National Bus Company (NBC) in 1969. Haworth Village comes alive when the 1940s comes to the Worth Valley. Mark Lane Mews, Upper St. James's Street, Brighton 1916 7. The rear of Portslade Works in Brighton September 1980 ... (So long associated with many of the traditional coaching companies many Southdown express coach services departed from here) Bognor Bus Station July 1979 (Opened in 1934 the facility closed in 1982) Oil engines were favoured and bodywork provided by a number of different coachbuilders, although Park Royal provided the majority of bus bodies, a relationship which continued into the NBC period. Southdown did not take any deliveries of rear engined double deck vehicles until 1970 when it purchased a batch of Daimler Fleetlines with Northern Counties bodywork similar to that on later PD3s for Brighton & Hove and a number of Bristol VRTs with Eastern Coach Works (ECW) bodies painted in green and cream livery. List View Map View | Related Types of Business | Related Locations. The original registered office was in Middle Street, Brighton and in 1916, a garage was built in Freshfield Road. bore little resemblance to the original. Southdown benefited from the establishment of the London Passenger Transport Board in 1933, gaining services previously operated by East Surrey and Autocar in the Weald south of East Grinstead and Crawley. This gallery features some photos taken at the 2012 Amberley Bus Day of a scale model of the extensive former Hilsea bus depot set in the heydays of Southdown and Portsmouth Corporation. There was, however, an influx of rear-engined double decker vehicles into the fleet, starting with Bristol VRTs and later Leyland Atlantean AN68s with Park Royal bodywork. Vehicles and artefacts of the old company are preserved at Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre by the Southdown Omnibus Trust.[3]. This service initially used Leyland Leopards, and latterly Leyland Tigers, and was one of four "airport network" service connecting Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton and Stansted with Central London. 1950 also saw the introduction of scenic open top services from Brighton to Devil's Dyke and Eastbourne to Beachy Head, operated by decapitated war time Guys. With deregulation, the company adopted "Southdown East & Mid Sussex" and "Southdown West Sussex" fleetnames, while the Brighton & Hove operations became a separate company (Brighton & Hove). Southdown Depot - a former bus garage used here as a car park. £0.99. GOV.UK:Face coverings are mandatory on all public transport. In 1958, mileage agreements were reached with the London Transport Executive for services in Crawley and with Brighton & Hove and Brighton Corporation for services in Brighton - establishing Brighton Area Transport Services, similar to the arrangements in Portsmouth established in the previous decade. Between 2000 and 2005 Queen Marys were operated on route 77 between Brighton and Devil's Dyke during the summer months by Southcoast Motor Services which is an operator specialising in operating preserved ex-Southdown buses. Locally, Heathfield garage opened in 1927, with Uckfield bus station and garage opening in 1936. 0 bids. Southdown Fleet and Routes 1939 shows the fleet at 1 January 1939, together with the bus and express services operated at that time, details of the service fleet, the garages in use and much more. Southdown turned to Hove coach builder Harrington for coach bodies, an arrangement that continued until the 1960s. It was a Southdown coach which was the first vehicle to enter Victoria Coach Station on 10 March 1932 (fleet number 202 - a Tilling-Stevens). Southdown pursued a policy of purchasing rival operators to consolidate its business. Find the best information and most relevant links on all topics related toThis domain may be for sale! The Leyland National became the standard single deck bus while the Leyland Leopard fulfilled coach orders. A version of Southdown's traditional livery was adopted, albeit with less cream than on the pre-NBC incarnation. Southdown Leyland Titan PD3 267 (BUF 267C) bus at the Keighley & Worth War time weekend. Southdown's existence ended effectively in 1992 when the company changed its name to South Coast Buses Ltd, using the fleet names "In East Sussex" and "Coastline Buses" for the west. The Titan continued to be the favoured double deck chassis until the end of BETs interest in the company. £1.00 postage. Bus Photo Southdown Leyland PD3 6918 CD Service 94 . These vehicles were used on express coach work initially. 1975 saw the forerunner of the 'Stagecoach' limited stop services with the 51 mile Brighton to Portsmouth Coastliner route 700. In 2008, the Leyland PD3 or "Queen Marys" celebrated 50 years of operation, with many events held across the Southdown area. Southcoast Motor Services took its name from the original proposed name of Southdown Motor Services. Saved by june gulliv er. He was a bus driver for Southdown for many years. Horsham marked the boundary with Aldershot & District, Southdown later abandoning its operations in Haslemere in favour of the Aldershot company. Southdown PSV is a bus company providing local and school bus services, bus sales and Bus Engineering in the west sussex area. The bus garage at Amberley is typical of a design of Southdown garages of the 1920s. In 1957 Southdown also entered into the Heathfield Pool agreement (also known as the Heathfield Cycle) with M&D by which all services through Heathfield became joint operations. Taken in the mid sixties at the exit of Eastbourne Cavendish Place coach station this photo is of one of the last batch of Southdown’s 130 Tiger Cub/ Beadle coaches. 14 West Street, Brighton, coal yard 1915 5. It was during the late 1950s and 1960s that Southdown purchased many of the vehicle types most commonly associated with the company, notably the Leyland Titan PD3 'Queen Mary' vehicles. See more ideas about bus coach, bus, bedford buses. A few vehicles (mainly Leyland Nationals) soon received the original Stagecoach white and stripes livery, albeit with the fleetname bearing "SOUTHDOWN - Part of the Stagecoach Group". 6 x 4 photo of Southdown Leyland PD3 6918 CD great british buses 2 models lt rtw doible decker & southdown bristol lodeka. With the advent of NBC, green/white livery was adopted and the BH&D suffix dropped from the fleetname, although by 1985 most Brighton area Southdown vehicles carried Brighton & Hove fleetnames, being operated as a dedicated section of the company within the former BH&D area. DAYS OUT. BLACK & WHITE BUS PHOTO - SOUTHDOWN 16. Free delivery for many products! Southdown Motor Services started out in Worthing and Brighton, and the National Archive shows the following Brighton sites being acquired in 1915/6: 1. Southdown Motors Services Ltd (although this was the legal name of the company (until 1992) it was normally referred to as Southdown Motor Services[1]) was a bus and coach operator in East and West Sussex and parts of Hampshire, in southern England.

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