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Stephenson’s New Year’s Day Running Day – takes a day off
« on: September 09, 2012, 07:09:13 PM »
After five years of successful "Heritage Running Days" on New Year's Day in
Southend, it has been decided to take a break and hence there will not be a
running day on 1/1/13.

To explain:

The event has been very well received but takes a great
deal of organising and the burden of that falls on just a few people.
Equally, we have relied heavily on the same few operators and
drivers/conductors and it is time to give them a break to let them enjoy New
Year's Day in other ways. Finding interesting heritage buses that have not
been seen in the town every year is also becoming more difficult. We know
that the decision will disappoint some people, but we have to be realistic.

I'd like to thank all those who have participated, whether as drivers,
conductors, schedulers, supervisors, cashiers or the host of other back room
jobs - plus the operators who willingly supplied vehicles to us.
We mustn't also forget the support from the passengers who used the

Over five years we have raised more than £6,000 for charity and have
provided a valuable local service - and had a lot of fun, but also a degree
of stress and angst!

We hope to be back in 2014 or 2015, suitably refreshed!

Best regards

Richard Delahoy for Stephensons of Essex Ltd