SK9135 : Vintage Bus Service, Grantham Festival of Speed

taken 6 years ago, near to Grantham, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Vintage Bus Service, Grantham Festival of Speed
Vintage Bus Service, Grantham Festival of Speed
FFU 860, a preserved 1950 AEC Regal III with Willowbrook DP35F coachwork, stands outside the Festival of Speed site at Grantham Station.

The bus, formerly belonging to the Lincolnshire Road Car Company (fleet number 860) is one of four preserved buses, belonging to the Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society LinkExternal link , which were used to transport visitors between the park and ride car parks and the Festival of Speed site.
Grantham Festival of Speed 2013
Over the weekend of 7th and 8th of September, The famous locomotive Mallard was the centrepiece of a free East Coast 'Festival of Speed' open 10am - 5pm each day at Grantham railway station.

The event formed part of the 75th anniversary celebrations of when the speed record was set just south of Grantham at Stoke Bank when the A4 Class steam locomotive hit 126mph on 3rd July, 1938 (Mallard75 LinkExternal link National Rail Museum).

The National Railway Museum reported, via its Facebook page, that the Grantham Festival of Speed attracted over 15,000 visitors over the weekend.

LinkExternal link Festival website
LinkExternal link BBC News Lincolnshire
LinkExternal link Grantham Journal

LinkExternal link Collection of photos (South Kesteven District Council Facebook page)
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Sunday, 8 September, 2013   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 15 September, 2013
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