To end, a colour shot of the ‘business end’ of Humber Warehousing’s Scammell Pioneer recovery vehicle. May 16 57 Detimg’DeUghts The Heritage Transport Show and South East Bus Festival, held at the Kent Showground, Detling, near Maidstone, is growing into a major early season rally. Admittedly, the vehicles are mainly from the local area, but the combination of buses, lorries, military vehicles, tractors, cars and trade stalls means there is something for everyone all spread over a wide area, although garage door remote limited range rides on all sorts of buses, from 1930s Leylands to the latest London Transport single-decker, mean you can see it all without hiking too far. This year's show was blessed with lovely weather, too, so a good day out was had by all.
Let the pictures tell the story. The show commemorated 100 garage door remote limited range of the East Kent Road Car company this year, so there were plenty of its vehicles at the event. Plenty of visitors were keen for a ride around the showground on lovely looking JG 9938, a 1937 Leyland TS8 with Park Royal C32R body. This East Kent Park Royal-bodied AEC Regent V, GJG 739D, has unusually been restored in the livery of Sealink, for which the company provided services to the docks in Dover.
It is also now 50 years since the closure of coachbuilder Thomas Harrington of Hove, which was also commemorated at Detling, with this lie-up of coaches, with the ex-King Alfred of Winchester Bedford SB with Harrington Crusader bodywork, 326 CAA of 1961, rubbing shoulders with the Harrington Grenadier-bodied AEC Reliance of Camden Coaches, the Cavalier-bodied Leyland Leopards of Ribble and Southdown, Reliance-Cavalier of Maidstone & District and the latter's Harrington single-deck bus A garage door remote limited range among the commercials at the show, with a Guy, BF 4475, dating from 1929, next to Commer OX tipper, 206 HYB, of 19 It was great to see this uncommon Bradford dropside ‘lorry', as they were known, NKK 561 Kent, 1950 in such great condition at the show, next to a Morris Minor van in ‘Ever Ready' livery, reflected in the Bradford's shiny paintwork. 58 May 16 -• ^ • V In his article on the company, Malcolm Wright mentions GKE 68, the 1939 Weymann-bodied Bristol K5G, the Chatham & District bus which is now finally being restored to its former glory. It was on display"at Detling, showing how much has been done and how much is left to do. 1: Among the different army vehicles on display were these two GS General Service lorries, a 1943 Austin K4 and 1941 Bedford OLD, offering a comparison of styles.