THE SOUTH OF ENGLAND BUS IMAGE GALLERY
Hastings & District

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Hastings & District Guy BTX Happy Harold trolleybus DY4965
The occasion of the Queen's Silver Jubillee in 1977 was a special year, and the National Showbus Jubillee Rally celebrated it in style with a road run from Royal Windsor to Hillingdon. Many vehicles were decorated specially for the occasion and Maidstone & District dusted down 'The Diddler', a trolleybus acquired with the Hastings & District undertaking and converted to motor power. It had been decorated before - with electric lights - on the occasion of the Coronation. It is seen climbing Windsor Castle Hill - no mean feat - followed by a former Hull decker adorned with Union Jacks.
 
Hastings & District Happy Harold Guy BTX DY4965
In 2011 Maidstone & District celebrated its centenary with what is now an established event at the Kent Showground, near Maidstone. It was an occasion when "Happy Harold", as DY4965 is also known, was put on display.
 
Hastings & District Guy BTX Happy Harold trolleybus DY4965
Happy Harold made several Showbus appearances - here it is seen at the Showground in 1979.
 
Hastings & District Guy BTX Happy Harold trolleybus DY4965
A second 79 showground picture.
 
Hastings & District Guy BTX Happy Harold trolleybus DY4965
Here Happy Harold is seen leaving the RAF Uxbridge parade ground in 1979, about to set off on the Windsor Road Run.
 
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