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issue 155June - July 2018

Would you believe it, even early bus rallies have entered the classic bus world. Clive Baker recalls the Rykneld Run that first took place over 40 years ago. And a postcard at Scarborough causes John Sinclair to recall childhood memories of going to the seaside resort in the 1950s and 1960s.

We’re off out into the Atlantic Ocean, to look at the story of Vic’s Tours on the Isles of Scilly, with some gorgeous old buses and coaches to ogle at. Chassis designations when engines have been replaced? - this got Peter Tulloch thinking about Foden and he gives us some gutsy looking Fodens to admire. We also have a sweeping panorama of Compton Bay on the Isle of Wight to admire, complete with an Olympian trundling by.

Surplus London Country RFs operating in Oxford? It was considered by City of Oxford Motor Services in NBC days, so we fantasise what they might have looked like. And also in Oxford, Barry Hitchcox reminds us of a Regent that went to Wales via Macclesfield and ended up back on home ground. Staying in NBC days, Martin Curtis has delved into his archives and gives his take on the NBC corporate identity.

Basil Hancock shows us some early Leyland Atlanteans, and Martin Perry gives the lowdown on a derelict coach Robert Jowitt once photographed in a field.
There’s a splendid new book about the buses of Lancashire United, so we have a short feature about this much-loved independent. Robert Jowitt takes us into summer in his series on the seasons, so expect some gorgeous scenes with buses at home and abroad.

Of course, we have our usual lively and well-illustrated Forum section, with topics ranging far and wide, several new books to consider, too, so take out a subscription and enjoy the shamelessly nostalgic ride with Classic Bus!

Now with four extra pages - you can also now pay for it all by Direct Debit.

We’ve got loads more lined up in future issues including rides with NBC Wanderbus tickets in the 1970s and 1980s, East Kent in East Sussex, and Ribble in Preston. We’ll be seeing the world of buses through more postcards, exploring the Peak District, and washing Red & White buses and coaches in Cardiff.
We’ve got oddities in the West Country, we’ll be going round the Chiswick roundabout and we’re back in New Brighton (from Wigan). We’ll be telling the story of Redcar’s bus station, doing National Service in Egypt and the Yemen (with a trip down to Nairobi), taking a lunch break in Stamford (and coffee in the Chilterns), go on some trolleybus tours, look down from on high, and much more besides . . .

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