Alton Bus & Pub Running Day Saturday 19th July 2014
As per previous years the Hants & Surrey Bristol RE Group pulled off an absolutely fantastic event which attracted hundreds of people. The trips were very busy between establishments and were all filled with a lively crowd of whom ensured they enjoyed a number of ales as well as the quality vehicles that were transporting them.
The rally has again been another success as proven by a complete sell out in programmes. Take note for next year, this is not an event to be missed! Lively, relaxed atmosphere, great people, laughter, hellfire vehicles and real ale, this event has everything for a great day out.
A highlight of the day was seeing Trent SJA 352K Marshall Bodied Bristol RELL operate throughout the day without fault after spending a good four years off the road. Pubs that took part in the day: The Selborne Arms who put on 7 different ales. The George in Alton who had 10 real ales and a BBQ on the go. The Star in Bentworth who had a BBQ and additional ales to the range. The Gliding Club at Lasham where a BBQ and some additional local ales were on offer. The Ship in Bishops Sutton. A Mini Beer Festival was held with up to 12 different beers available! The Eight Bells in Alton. The Flower Pots in Cheriton. Rose & Crown at Upper Farringdon. The Golden Pheasant in Lower Farringdon. Royal Oak in Lasham.
Vehicles that operated throughout the day: North Western Bristol RELL SJA 352K Devon General Bristol RELL POD 830H Ulsterbus Bristol RELL POI 2190 Safeguard Leopard OPC 26R Southern Vectis Bristol VRT UDL 669S Southern Vectis Bristol RESL HDL 23E Southern Vectis Bristol RELL XDL 122L Badgerline Bristol VRT DHW 351W City of Oxford Bristol VRT NUD 105L Southdown Bristol VRT PUF 586R Hants and Dorset Bristol RELL XLJ 726K Southdown Atlantean SCD 731N (Control Vehicle)