1/77 Built in 1976 delivered to Southdown in January 1977, allocated to the Eastbourne area. Leyland National: 11351A/1A - Number: 04100: Five-speed semi automatic gearbox: Capacity B49F+24: Southdown body number B3788: Fleet number 34:
17/05/80 34 was the last service vehicle to enter Crowborough depot at 23:42hrs on service 119 from Lewes. The doors closed for the last time as an operational depot. 34 was taken to Lewes on the Sunday morning with National 78 ( YCD 78T )
2/83 Entered Portslade Works for overhaul and repaint. Left Works on 30/7/83
8/86 Painted green and cream with yellow Southdown East & Mid Sussex fleet.
8/88 Painted green and cream with white Southdown fleet names applied.
8/89 Stagecoach buys Southdown Motor Services Ltd
9/90 Painted white with three blue Stagecoach style strips.
10/90 Eastbourne & District fleet names applied.
8/91 Blue stripes replaced by standard Stagecoach strips.
8/91 Given Stagecoach Southdown fleet names.
4/92 Acquired by South Coast Buses Ltd. (34)
7/92 Renumbered to 180.
4/93 Southdown fleet names removed.
1/99 Acquired by Renown Coaches Ltd., Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex.
2/99 Painted dark blue in Renown livery
7/02 Acquired by Wealden PSV Sales, Five Oak Green, Kent
8/02 Acquired by Bryan Lane, Eastbourne, East Sussex (for spare parts)
9/10 Acquired by Paul Llewellyn, Crowborough, East Sussex – Current Owner
Photo by Richard Maryan