by Sue Wickstead
Gloria is a special Playbus.
She is painted with bright colours that make her stand out.
Now she is ready for the summer of fun, but will Max enjoy the adventure?
Why don’t YOU join in the fun too?
The real Gloria, NRG 176M, was a Leyland Atlantean bus which came into service in 1989 to replace the old AEC Regent Bewbush Playbus, JJK 261.
The bus was often seen parked up at Gatwick airport, where it offered a quiet haven for children (and adults) caught up in airport delays. This association with the airport led to British Caledonian offering to paint the new livery.
Gloria and Gary Gatwick, the airport teddy bear mascots, were included on the new livery and reflected the bus links with Gatwick airport.
The Playbus provided children’s groups and play opportunities around the town of Crawley.
Each of the airports had teddy bear mascots. This is where Gloria got her name in this storybook.
With a free cardboard cut-out model.
38 pages Colour drawings throughout