30 Apr 2016
This Sunday, 1st May, 2016, Bishop’s Move is taking part in the 55th HCVS (Historic Commercial Vehicle Society) London to Brighton Run in two of its vintage removal vehicles. Neil Bishop, Chairman, and his father, Roger Bishop, retired Bishop’s Move Director will be driving the company’s 1928 Morris 1 tonne pantechnicon. Whilst their friend, Gareth Jones, and son, Ian Jones, will be steaming their way in a rare Foden HH Steam Wagon – one of only three in existence today.
On average, around 200 vehicles take part in the annual event, from historic fire engines and buses to milk floats and coal trucks. From 7am in the morning, the vehicles will leave Crystal Palace, London, and pass through Streatham Common, Coulsdon Town and Redhill, before having a half-way stop in Crawley; home of a Bishop’s Move branch. They will then continue on through Pease Pottage and on to their destination - Madeira Drive, Brighton.
Bishop's Move is the UK's largest family-owned removals company and has been undertaking home removals and furniture storage since 1854. These types of vehicles, plus many others, were used to undertake moves and hopefully will give the public a glimpse of a bygone age.
All the vehicles will be on display to the public for the remainder of the day.