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(Photo: unknown)Martin Cory writes "The picture of the Southdown Royal Tiger 835 is not at Brighton at all, but is actually at what is now called the Lombard Roundabout in Croydon, at the junction of Thornton Road and Purley Way (the A23) and Canterbury Road and Mitcham Road.
The trolleybus wiring overhead was for London Transport route 630 that ran along Mitcham Road, on its way from West Croydon to Harlesden.
Undoubtedly one of the great style icons of post-war coachbuilding, the Southdown Cavaliers looked at their best (in my opinion!
This was basically the Duple Ambassador, but some 1953 models were named 'Coronation' to celebrate the Queen's coronation that year.
These bodies were somewhat heavy and an unpopular option (East Kent bought two, but that may be all).
This is No.1806 (LCD 206), previously numbered 806, heading along Pevensey Road, Eastbourne, approaching the Southdown Coach Station in Cavendish Place after returning from a sunny day trip to Brighton in the summer of 1962.
Looking typically smart, it still retains its original attractive cream roof, which it was soon to lose. The second part of this batch had the Harrington Wayfarer coachwork, again seating a luxuriously spacious 26.