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White Rose for Shuttleworth

The Shuttleworth Trust has taken the opportunity to acquire a third bus from the renowned collection of early Leyland buses restored by Mike Sutcliffe MBE.

1923 Leyland SG7 'White Rose' recently acquired for the Shuttleworth Collection with the assistance of the SVAS - photo by Ciara Harper

The Leyland SG7 was built in 1923 for Brookes Brothers, Rhyl who traded as White Rose Motors.  It is a 40 seat bus with full front and a dual entrance body which is split into two saloons.

The Shuttleworth Trust decided to acquire the bus because of its uniqueness and also to supplement the wedding packages that are offered in The House and The Swiss Gardens.

1923 Leyland SG7 'White Rose' interior photo by Ciara Harper
1923 Leyland SG7 ‘White Rose’ interior photo by Ciara Harper

Kevin Panter, Chairman of the Shuttleworth Veteran Aeroplane Society commented ‘The SVAS is very pleased to be able to help the Shuttleworth Trust by providing 50% of the funding for the acquisition of the ‘White Rose’ bus as it fits in with the early motor vehicles at the Collection. It will join the other vintage Leyland buses, which have also been purchased with assistance from the SVAS,  in being used for visitor experiences of 1920s travel in short rides around the Shuttleworth estate.’

Shuttleworth Season Premiere Tickets Selling Fast!

The Shuttleworth Collection has warned that tickets are selling fast for Sunday’s Season Premiere air display.
Please can any SVAS members wishing to attend purchase their tickets in advance at the Shuttleworth website to avoid disappointment.
For the first time in over 30 years the Red Arrows will display at Shuttleworth, kicking off the 2016 event season in style! Joining them on programme will be Collection ‘heavies’ such as the Westland Lysander, Gloster Gladiator, and Hawker Sea Hurricane. Battle of Britain Hurricane R4118 will also display, and visiting acts include the Curtiss P40 KittyHawk, Calidus autogyro, BBMF Dakota, Lunak glider and Global Stars aerobatic team will make this a season opener to remember.

Volunteer Membership Accounts Manager Needed

The Shuttleworth Veteran Aeroplane Society urgently needs a volunteer Membership Accounts Manager to assist with membership applications and renewals. The work would entail reconciling payments with subscription forms, preparing and banking incoming payments, preparing and posting subscription forms to the Treasurer, liaison with the Treasurer over membership issues, copying and filing Gift Aid Declarations.

This voluntary position would suit anybody with a background in administration or accounting although it could be undertaken by anyone capable of carrying out administrative work with accuracy. It is expected that the successful applicant will need to work at the S.V.A.S. office located at Old Warden around two days a week and full training will be given.

To apply, please contact Alan Reed on 07743 946400 or email details to him at