The brilliant team at Men’s Sheds Crawley are working hard to get Danny finished, three of the crew Tony, Dave and Harry are working extra days to get the bus done – thank you guys. Heartfelt thanks also to team leader Ian who has volunteered to lay the brand new vinyl floor covering.Local folk have asked about the bus and… More →
Here is Danny on arrival with us in March 2017, he had spent the last two years at the back of Fulwell bus garage, following the end of the Richmond Youth Cafe for which he was originally converted for.
Fast forward to February 2018, we discovered a brilliant organisation called “Men’s Shed Crawley” The idea which originally started in Australia in 2006 aims to provide support to men who may have recently retired, carers, widowers and those who might prefer to share and learn skills to take part in meaningful and productive projects. This includes, gardening, woodwork and other… More →
On 29 November 2017, Welfare officer Mick and Chairman Steve went to collect Danny from Mardens….what a difference!
We all knew how important it was to get Danny out of his “butterfly” livery and to look more professional and grown up! But having a double deck bus painted is not cheap! Our chairman Steve buys and sells buses at his day job at Chartwell Bus Sales. Steve has regularly used Mardens Commercials of Benfleet to paint buses that… More →
Danny is an MCW Metrobus this model was built in Birmingham between 1979 and 1989 during this period over 4,000 buses were built. Our bus B178 WUL was one of 1440 purchased by London Transport between 1978 and 1985 it was given fleet number M1178 and joined LT in February 1985. During Dannys 17 years in London he worked from,… More →
The plan for the interior is to have a small galley kitchen downstairs, where we can provide hot drinks and food for the homeless folk. The rest of the lower deck will have a large table where folk can eat and chat or watch TV. On the top deck there will be individual sleep “pods” with a self contained area… More →
As you can see we have a lot of work to do to the interior to make it work for our charity! Top deck front to back, this area will be the main dormitory. Top deck back to front, the plan is to get 12 bunks in here. Separate room top deck front. We hope to get four bunks… More →