Visitors to Eastbourne’sseafront will see a blast from the past today as Stagecoach launch aclassic bus service numbered route 110.
The new service will follow a circular route from the Sovereign Centre to the theatres via Eastbourne Pier and Terminus Road and will use a restored 1950 AEC Regal single decker and a 1967 Leyland PD2 double decker with an open rear platform.
The service, which will have a driver and a conductor, is part of Stagecoach’s year long celebration of the 110th anniversary of bus services in Eastbourne. The company has also pledged 10p from every ticket sale to St Wilfrid’s Hospice.
Without knowing who has created the works, people can bid for them on eBay until the auction, called The Big Art Secret, closes on Sunday. Proceeds from the sale will go to St Wilfrid's Hospice. Hockney's work is "an ink and colour crayon drawing on a postcard" and Emin has donated four postcards.