Spectra takes Rodney to Lydney

An Optare Spectra-bodied DAF DB250 celebrates an all-time favourite BBC television comedy in its new role as a fast food diner at Lydney in the Forest of Dean, with Welsh and English flags acknowledging its closeness to the border between the two home nations.

R873 MDY was one of a dozen late model step-entrance Spectras that council-owned Eastbourne Buses bought from the Arriva Bus & Coach dealership in 1998 and which ran more recently with Tanat Valley Coaches in Shropshire. At one point in its life in Eastbourne, it wore a blue and green livery with The South Downs Connection branding.

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