THE year is 1948 and this group from the local gas company in Southampton were all set for a day out at the seaside.

Apparently, it needed a large number of coaches, including this one from the Hants and Dorset bus company, to cater for all the employees and their families who were all looking forward to heading for the beaches and promenade at Weston-super-Mare.

The outing was part of the celebrations to mark the centenary of the gas company in Southampton.

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