Summer weekend heritage service from Seaford & District

The Seaford & District heritage fleet includes ECW-bodied Series 2 Bristol VRT open-topper 6690 (HKE 690L), photographed operating Brighton & Hove summer service 77 to Devil’s Dyke last year.

Seaford & District is introducing a new summer weekends service using some of its collection of restored vintage and open-top buses.

East Sussex Tourist Trail service 124 (Lewes- Eastbourne) operates on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holiday Mondays from 10 June to 28 August, serving such visitor attractions and points of interest as Glyndebourne House, Charleston House, Berwick, Drusillas Park, Alfriston, Pevensey Bay and Pevensey Castle.

A day rover ticket will be available from the on-board conductor, which will also include travel on the company’s Eastbourne Sightseeing open-top bus tour, offering a saving over buying separate tickets.

Seaford & District proprietor David Mulpeter says: ‘We wanted to try something a little different this year and this does just that. We will aim to provide a variety of interesting vehicles from our heritage fleet, subject to current Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency local service licensing allowances for historic vehicles. Details of which vehicles will be in operation will be posted on our social media channels each weekend.’

The route followed by Seaford & District 124.