playbus history

  • Are you pictured in the Bewbush Playbus Photos?

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

  • Bewbush Playbus book comments and reviews.

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

  • Bus Rallies

    Bus Rally 2000 Big Bus Bash

    A bus rally was a chance for mobile play projects to get together, to share their working experiences, to show off their converted vehicles and to meet other like minded play workers.

    The vintage bus rallies were similarly, a chance for bus enthusiasts to get together and to talk about buses to other like minded enthusiasts.

  • How would you dress for the Carnival Parade?

    Carnival Parade

    What would you dress up in for the carnival parade?

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • Where did The Summer Fun Bus start her journey?


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