Bat­tle bus in Lottery Awards shortlist

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week - nick larkin

A 1914 AEC B-se­ries bus re­stored as a mo­bile memo­rial to World War I is the only ve­hi­cle short­listed in this year’s Na­tional Lottery Awards – the an­nual search for the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded projects.

Com­pleted in 2014, us­ing parts from four ve­hi­cles and cost­ing around £250,000, the AEC is part of the Lon­don Trans­port Mu­seum Col­lec­tion. It has now been trans­formed into a ‘Bat­tle Bus’ rep­re­sent­ing more than 1000 sim­i­lar ve­hi­cles that were sent to France and Bel­gium to carry troops.

Other com­peti­tors in the Her­itage cat­e­gory in­clude a dance school cel­e­brat­ing Gaelic Her­itage in South Uist and a Welsh lido. The win­ners will each get a £3000 to spend on their project, and will at­tend a star-stud­ded awards cer­e­mony in Lon­don.

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