What this site is all about –

A website dedicated to the 'changeover years', when Southdown Motor Services Ltd gradually changed itself into an active subsidiary of the National Bus Company.

I visited the Sussex and Hampshire areas many times during the period 1974 - 1980 and the majority of the images displayed on the site were taken during this time. From August 1974 until June 1978 I was snapping away with my trusty Kodak Instamatic 135 in 'square' 126 transparencies. From that date onwards I was using a far more "sophisticated" Zenith E 35mm SLR, so please excuse the amateurish appearance of the earlier ones!

Check back for developments over the coming months, I'll be adding more images from my collection, links and anecdotes.