Safeguard Coaches celebrated the 90th anniversary of the firm’s uniterupted operation as the premier coach hire operator in Surry and Hampshire with a charity open day, raising money for the British Heart Foundation and Great Ormond Street Hospital. The event was opened by the Mayor of Guildford and saw the people of Guildford and bus enthusiasts from across the country flocked to Safeguard Coaches’ depot in Ridgemount, Guildford.
The open day showcased new and old vehicles and the launch of a commemorative book charting the history and people of the firm. There was a beer tent selling a specially commissioned Safeguard commemorative ale, many workshop demonstrations of the current vehicle fleet and heritage buses and, finally, a visit from a new London Routemaster bus.
The managing director of Safeguard Coaches, Andrew Halliday, was delighted with the number of people who attended. He said: “What more could you want? Lots of people of all ages, enjoying a great community event and helping to raise money for worthwhile causes.”
The sun shined and great day was had by all!
For more pictures from the event please visit The Guildford Dragon’s review of the day