13/07/2015 - It’s off to Brighton 1920’s style!
Recreating Epsom Coaches' first ever trip!
As part of Epsom Coaches celebrations of 95 years since its founding in 1920, the company undertook to recreate its first ever journey from Epsom to Brighton. In the early days it took 5 hours to cover the 50 miles or so to "London by the Sea", but even taking the scenic route, the latest Epsom Coach comfortably made it in just 90 minutes.
The coach was expertly driven by Project Manager Peter Minnette, who took along the Managing Director of Epsom Coaches Steve Whiteway, himself a former coach driver, to tell all 48 lucky travellers the history of this long established company on route. Both Peter and Steve were dressed in 1920's style with a long "Ice Cream" coat, a white hat and of course white gloves.
Steve Whiteway commented "Peter and I certainly created a stir with our smart uniforms, our customers had a great day out and they tell me they enjoyed learning about the history of Epsom Coaches, whilst taking in the scenery. We celebrated this milestone by charging the same as we did in 1920, just £1, but everyone generously contributed to our charity of the year and we raised £515 on the day.
All in all another memorable day, which I am sure will be remembered for a long time to come".