My Annual Visit to Worthing Festival

Today I paid what has become my annual visit to Worthing. Nothing like a day at the seaside normally and the past few years it has been scorching hot. However I was not so lucky this year as it started spitting with rain as I got near Worthing.

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As I was sitting waiting for my friends to arrive outside the multi-story car park I  was joined by two seagulls!

The festival or to give it it’s correct name the Worthing Lions Festival is held around the last weekend in July each year. The main attractions are a big firework display on the Friday night, a market on the Saturday and on the Sunday a American Rod and Custom Car Show along with the Bus Rally. Other events also take place over the weekend including local charity stalls and fund raising and are all centred around a funfair.

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For me the buses are the normal attraction but as we got near them it really started raining.

However I did manage to get a quick look around and this year there was many more buses present.

 

 

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AEC Regent V 8859 VR, that was operated by Mayne of Manchester. Built in 1964 by Neepsend Coachworks of Sheffield which built bodies to the East Lancashire Coachbuilders designs between 1964 and 1968.

 

 

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LRV 992 a 1956 Titan PD2/12 bus converted in the early 1970’s to open top with a Metro-Cammell-Weymann 59 seat conversion for Portsmouth Corporation.

Unfortunately the rest of the pictures were no good as rain got on the camera lens.

The day finished off with quality fish and chips eaten whilst watching the American cars leaving the show.

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