playbus history

  • Are you pictured in the Bewbush Playbus Photos?

    CRAWLEY residents of a certain age will have fond memories of the Bewbush Playbus.

  • Author visit to Year 1

    6 wheel bus

    I was recently booked for a day in a local school where I was asked to work with year 1 on their transport topic. The day was a mix of author booking as well as supply cover.

  • Bewbush Playbus book comments and reviews.

    Since the book was published it has been amazing how many people the Playbus helped over the years.

  • Jay-Jay at Buckingham Palace!

    'Jay-Jay the Supersonic bus' and the 'Bewbush Playbus' history book have been delivered to number 10 Downing Street as well as Buckingham Palace.

  • New tale 'Jay-Jay and the Carnival'

    I have often been asked, how did I become a children’s author. My children’s writing journey all began with the carnival.

  • Playbus Memories

    “What do you remember about the bus?” I asked.

    "The friendship and it was always full of laughter. It created happy memories" was the reply.

  • Strictly Playbus Challenge

    Do you remember the BBC television programme 'Challenge Anneka?

    This year’s celebrity line up for ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ includes Anneka Rice.

  • Summer Holiday

    Most people when you mention Playbus recall the 1963 British musical feature film ‘Summer Holiday’ which starred Sir Cliff Richard.

  • Supersonic the Bus that Flies

    This summer, the 2018, August edition of the Flybe magazine contained an article regarding the Bewbush Playbus books and the fictional tales of Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus.

    So why and how did this come about?

  • The Carnival Parade

    Carnival Parade

    What would you dress up in for the carnival parade?

  • The Summer Fun Bus


    ‘Bewbush is one of the many neighbourhood districts in the town of Crawley.

  • Where are they now?

    In 2012 the Bewbush Playbus photographic book was published. The photographs, from both public and private collections, had been used to promote the project, highlighting what a playbus was as well as what a playbus could offer.

  • World Book Day 2016

    World Book Day

    It was lovely to be invited to Southgate School for World Book Day 2016.

5 Star Reader Review

5 star reader review award

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