East Sussex Omnibus Society

Leyland Lion - No. 12


Meetings 2011


Our meetings take place on the second Thursday of each month at the Red Lion Pub at Stone Cross near Eastbourne, unless stated otherwise.

We have put together a varied programme of events and will do our utmost to keep within the calendar, however, we reserve the right to alter or cancel the dates where applicable.

The programme for 2011 is listed below.

13th JanuaryWe welcome Ray Golds with some 50's and 60's gems.
10th FebruaryMervyn Stedman - Buses and Coaches in my life time.
10th MarchAlan Snatt - Another Bash!
14th AprilHoward Butler returns with a look into the past.
30th April &
1st May
Magnificent Motors Rally on Eastbourne Seafront.
For more information on this event, visit the website at www.magnificentmotors.co.uk
12th MayPhilip Lamb from Bus & Coach Preservation.
9th JuneOur annual run out for a pint leaving from Red Lion, Stone Cross at 8pm sharp.
14th JulyAnnual General Meeting.
Followed by Peter Bryden.
11th AugustSocial and Slides Evening at Red Lion.
27th to 29th AugustFestival of Transport Show at Hellingly.
For more information on this event, visit the Eastbourne Historic Vehicle Club website at www.ehvc.co.uk
8th SeptemberAdam Yates - My life in buses.
13th OctoberTravels with Malcolm Keeping.
10th NovemberJohn Bishop recounts some of his exploits.
8th DecemberChristmas Social Evening with Slides, Raffle and a Buffet.

- Meetings 2011 - printable PDF file.


Meeting Reports

  Reports of this year's meetings are listed below. For reports of other year's meetings, click here.
August 2011
Social and Slides Evening at Red Lion.

The August meeting returned to "The Red Lion" for member's slide presentation and as John Bishop was "All at Sea" and Glyn Kraemer-Johnson was indisposed it fell to our President, Adam Yates to host the evening. Unfortunately only Terry Blackman and myself brought along any material to show but I believe the 27 members and guests present went home satisfied none-the-less, after a very relaxed evening and a widely varied presentation.

Having (eventually!) got the screen and projector sorted into "working mode" and with grateful thanks to the landlord for the loan of an extension lead (the very last thing I thought about bringing along!) I began proceedings with a selection of 1960's material, largely "Municipal" but with a few odds and sods thrown in for good measure. A chance conversation at the Running Day had caused me to hunt our a couple of London Trolleys at Highgate Hill and a London Coaches Metroliner coach at Eastbourne Pier, so these were thrown in for good measure, but the Glasgow "Cunarder" tram was best recieved by the audience.

After the break Terry's material was very up-to-date and very much up to his usual high standard. Terry likes to obtain his photos in scenic, out of the way places and returns over and again to the best locations to get the results just right - and boy do the results show how much his hard work benefits them. We were treated to a selection of views of operations in Kent and Sussex dealing with recent tendering changes and services which only operate occasionally to out of the way villages, be they by Stagecoach companies or a myriad of smaller operators.

It is earnestly hoped that more members will dust off their collections in future to entertain the members but a good evening was had by all.

Alan Snatt

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