Every year there is a collection of Southdown and other buses that gather at Horsham’s Park and Ride then give free of charge trips around the district. This year, on September 2nd, was no different. In addition to the regular open topper were a number of very old to ‘paint barely dry’ buses and coaches to be seen.
I am not sure what the oldest bus was but my guess is the 1938 Leyland 8,600 litre pick up truck converted from a double decker, pictured below. It is one of only four still on the road. The newest was ‘White Bus’ made by Dennis and was just one day old, bearing a 68 licence plate.
Acoustic guitar player and singer Trevor Clawson was back at Horsham’s Carfax Bandstand today courtesy of Horsham Rocks (site being updated at the moment). The sparse audience enjoyed the range of covers and own songs. The full photo album is on Flickr
The red (or maybe orange) 1948 5.4 litre American F-1 Ford pickup was parked up in town as part of the Big Nibble in September 2018. It belongs, as per the sign-writing, to Horsham Forge, and I first spotted it back in May 2017.
The 1st of September saw the launch of Horsham’s 2018 Food and Drink Festival. There are a collection of photos in this Flickr album, some shown below. Check out also the singing chef. It’s not often I’ll run a video but Jon Nulty from Vice Puddings has a great voice as he sung along to some classics whilst explaining how to make desserts.
It’s been too long since I last ventured into Horsham Museum’s back garden. In there is a sculpture, in bronze, of a dragon that was put in place in August 2013, six months after the death of the creator Edwin Russell. The dragon was created some 30 years earlier.
It’s definitely more than a rumour now as the lorries are delivering and the signage is up. This weekend the store closes in Worthing Road and reopens in Sainsbury’s. And the petrol prices have gone up since I took this photo.