DEVON EVENTS SWING FROM SUN TO DELUGE

Such was the unpredictability of weather in September that two major events in Devon 13 days apart experienced contrasting climatic extremes. Devon General Remembered in Newton Abbot was bathed in sunshine, while the remnants of Hurricane Lee deluged the Kingsbridge Running Day with low cloud and monsoon-like rain. The Devon General Society ran ten buses on September 3 on free services linking Newton Abbot with Bovey Tracey, Denbury and Lawes Bridge, with open-toppers on the route to Teignmouth, and trips run to the nearby villages of Bishopsteignton, Daccombe, Hennock, Ideford and Stoneyhill.

CHRIS DREW
GRAHAM JONES
ANDY IZATT

Photographed departing the town centre Highweek Way terminus for Denbury was 1951 lowbridge Leyland-bodied Titan PD2/1 DL640 (MTT 640), overtaking 1958 Willowbook-bodied Albion Nimbus 839 (XTA 839) while 1965 Park Royal-bodied AEC Regent V 513 (CTT 513C) waited its turn behind.

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