A RESTORED bus from Tunbridge Wells brought home a retro award from the last ever SHOWBUS display, held late last month in Hertfordshire.
The red DAF double-decker was named ‘Best 90s Bus’ at the 50th anniversary show on September 25.
It had been restored and returned to its former glory by a team at the Arriva, Tunbridge Wells depot in Kingstanding Way.
Daniel Hardcastle, a member of the engineering team at Arriva in Tunbridge Wells, told the Times that keeping the buses on the road and getting them up to the show was a team effort between the Bromley Bus Preservation Group (BBPG) and South East Bus Preservation Group (SEBPG),
“They are owned between members of BBPG – Neil Gardner and Stuart Boxall – and SEBPG – myself, but stored and maintained at the Arriva Tunbridge Wells garage.
“Neil and I both work in engineering at Arriva, so most of the work has been done by us, in our own time and at our own cost,” he explained.