Guest speakers announced for South East Bus Fest

Two guest speakers will be giving talks at this year’s South East Bus Festival, which is to be held on Saturday 1 April at Kent Showground near Maidstone.

Reflecting the main theme of the event, the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Metrobus of Orpington company, one of its co-founders, Peter Larking, will give a talk on the history of the company which is now part of the Go-Ahead Group.

The second guest speaker will be Roger French, former Managing Director of the Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company.

Co-organiser, Richard Lewis, said: “We are delighted that Peter and Roger have agreed to give talks at this year’s bus festival and we know that they will be very interesting for visitors to the event.

“Both have considerable experience of running bus companies over long periods of time and an enthusiastic dedication to the bus industry.”

Standard admission prices covering entry to both the South East Bus Festival and the Heritage Transport Show are £10 if booked in advance via the Kent County Agricultural Society website or £12 at the gate on the day. Anyone between five- and 13-years-old will be charged just £1 and four free admissions will be given to all buses and coaches entering the site. Under-fives will also be admitted free of charge. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by someone with a standard ticket.

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