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Bishop's Move Morris Van at 54th HCVS London to Brighton run

06 May 2015

Bishop's Move Morris Van at 54th HCVS London to Brighton run
87-year old “Sammy” from Bishop’s Move completes the HCVS London to Brighton run - and wins 2nd place in her Class.

Bishop’s Move, the UK’s largest family owned removals & storage company, has completed the 54th Historic Commercial
Vehicle Society Challenge as it travelled from Crystal Palace to Brighton on Sunday May 3rd displaying one of its vintage vehicles. Neil Bishop, Business Development Director, was joined by his father and recently retired Bishop’s Move Chairman, Roger Bishop, as they crossed the finish line together in the company’s 1928 Morris 1 tonne pantechnicon, affectionately known throughout the company as "Sammy".

The Historic Commercial Vehicle Society London to Brighton run features restored historic commercial vehicles, buses, fire
engines, vans and steam vehicles. Starting at 7am in Crystal Palace, the route saw the competing vehicles travel through Streatham Common, Coulsdon Town and Redhill, before stopping in Crawley; home of a Bishop’s Move branch. The route
then wound-down parts of East and West Sussex before finishing in Madeira Drive, Brighton where the vehicles remained on display for the remainder of the day.

We are pleased to announce that our historic removals van was placed 2nd in her Class (Class C).

Neil Bishop, comments: “The Historic Commercial Vehicle Society London to Brighton Challenge is a firm fixture in the Bishop’s Move calendar. We are proud of our history and heritage and displaying our vehicle demonstrates the transformation the business has witnessed throughout the past 161-years. We would like to thank the Society for its accommodation on the day during what was another memorable event.”

Parked up at the finish on Madeira Drive%44 Brighton