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Safeguard Coaches Celebrates Centenary with Free Community Event, Saturday, March 16

Published on: 31 Jan, 2024
Updated on: 31 Jan, 2024

Safeguard Coaches is celebrating 100 years of being in the bus and coach business with a free celebratory event at Guildford Cathedral on Saturday, March 16 between noon and 4pm.

Safeguard Coaches’ centenary event (free to attend) takes place at Guildford Cathedral on Saturday, March 16.

There will also be free rides to the event on a heritage bus, as a fleet of six vehicles will be running on the day.

One of the buses that will be at the event supplied by the London Bus Museum, based at Brooklands, Weybridge.

The buses have been provided by the London Bus Museum and also private owners to make the day a real treat for locals and the many transport enthusiasts expected to attend.

The event also includes a host of transport-related activities including bus washing, a heritage bus display, arts and crafts, talks and stalls.

The managing director of Safeguard Coaches, Andrew Halliday.

The managing director of Safeguard Coaches, Andrew Halliday, said: “We’re all so proud to have reached this incredible milestone and want to share the celebration transport enthusiasts from all over England. It promises to be a fantastic day, and I am looking forward to seeing everybody there.”

Attendees on the day will get the chance to buy an exclusive centenary celebration booklet, proceeds from which will support The Fountain Centre at the Royal Surrey County Hospital.

The charity has been chosen by the Safeguard team who lost a cherished member of staff to cancer last year.

The event will be opened by the Mayor of Guildford, Musak Miah, it will be compered by broadcaster and transport enthusiast Dave Guest, plus there will be an illustrated talk on the story of Safeguard, its buses and coaches, by local historian David Rose.

As parking is not available at the cathedral, the heritage buses will also be transporting visitors to the event from Guildford town centre, the railway station and Onslow Park & Ride as well as from Park Barn, which Safeguard Coaches has served since the estate was built in the 1950s.

To find out more about the event click here.

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Responses to Safeguard Coaches Celebrates Centenary with Free Community Event, Saturday, March 16

  1. Steve Grove Reply

    February 1, 2024 at 11:00 pm

    May I be one of the first to congratulate Safeguard on their Centenary Birthday. Their buses and coaches are always clean, the drivers helpful and pleasant, and the buses are generally on time, dependant of course on Guildford’s sometimes chaotic traffic problems.
    Well done to everyone at Safeguard, and here’s to the next 100.
    I look forward to seeing them at the Cathedral on the 16th March.

  2. John Lomas Reply

    February 2, 2024 at 8:14 pm

    Did Safeguard ever operate any Dennis’s?
    If so we are missing photos of any on and contributions of photos are always welcome particularly if they cover an Operator/Maker, or Model, combination not previously featured.

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