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The Great British Bus Jubilee – a great event

Sunday 24 June saw the Museum hold its second on-site event – The Great British Bus Jubilee. This was a midsummer celebration of British buses, along with other attractions, and some 40 buses from all over southern England attended. Around 1,100 visitors enjoyed quite reasonable weather (by this summer’s standards) and took advantage of the heritage rides on Museum buses, open-top rides on our 1925 Dennis, the collectors’ market in the Museum as well as the varied displays of old and new buses in various locations throughout the Brooklands site. Also open to all were the various attractions of Brooklands Museum, giving visitors a whole-day experience.

Here are some pictures from the day:

Museum Trustee Roger Stagg takes another load of visitors round the site on the 1925 Dennis open-topper. Queen Victoria & Prince Albert are riding shotgun.

Rear-ends in the sun. One section of the various bus displays. It was good to have no fewer than 3 of the surviving London Leyland RTWs at the event.

Southdown was well represented at the event. Seen here are a Leyland PD2 and a 'Queen Mary', basking in the afternoon sun.

Tony Hildreth's working tram layout was a popular attraction. Here we see a 'Feltham' passing an E1 and ex-LCC car no. 1.

The Museum's 1949 Leyland RTL passes our 1925 Dennis on the internal roads at Brooklands. Picture courtesy of Daniel Sullivan.