SHOWTIME AT SYWELL

Buses Festival 2022 took place on August 7. Here are some of the highlights and award winners from Sywell Aerodrome, where the festival was held for the first time this year

The line-up of vehicles providing bus services on the day. Nearest to the camera is Leyland National HTA 844N, in Western National livery, built in 1974.
JAMES DAY

The gloriously sunny weather of this summer made for a pleasant day out at this year’s Buses Festival. The lineup of 55 vehicles, some brand new, others dating from as far back as 1935, gave an excellent snapshot of the UK bus industry through the years.

Feedback on the new venue for this year, Sywell Aerodrome, was broadly positive, with its art-deco structures, light aircraft and helicopters providing a pleasant backdrop to the lineup of buses and coaches. A big success was a presentation from Ray Stenning of Best Impressions. He talked through his career, thoughts on bus design and answered questions from a packed audience with standing-room only. It was clear form responses afterwards that attendees thoroughly enjoyed the discussion.

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