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1999 Rally

Hastings Trolleybus Restoration Group's  7th Annual Rally 1999

Our rally on Sunday 16th May 1999 commemorated the 40th anniversary of the closure of the trolleybus system in the Hastings Area, these pictures were specially taken by Ion Castro and remain his copyright.

Sunbeam Trolleybus 
!947 Sunbeam, fleet No 34, BDY 809, ran behind Happy Harold in the final procession in 1959
Alvis Firebird
1935 Alvis Firebird Special
Cars at 1999 rally 
Some of the classic cars and hot rods
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Stagecoach vehicles and ex East Kent 35 seater coach. Ex Brighton in the background

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View from the top deck of Happy Harold
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Star of the show, Happy Harold, supplied new to Hastings in 1928 Fleet No 3, DY4965
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Ex Maidstone & District, 1945  Bristol K6A by Weymann, 56 seat highbridge body HKE867
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Newly restored top deck interior of No 34, Hastings' 1947 Sunbeam
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also 1947, Jaguar Mk IV 1.5 Litre, identical to pre-war SS
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more views of some of the buses on parade
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Happy Harold in pride of place in the line-up with a couple of superb RT's
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a panorama of  buses
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1968 Leyland Leopard by Willowbrook and an RT
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a pair of open toppers, amongst the last to leave, Southdown's Leyland PD3/4 and a rare Bristol VRT
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The RE Group's single decker
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Top Deck Travel

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