Jurassic Mule buses returning to East Devon

PUBLISHED: 15:01 19 July 2018 | UPDATED: 09:17 23 July 2018

The fleet of Jurassic Mule open top buses. Picture: SUBMITTED

The fleet of Jurassic Mule open top buses. Picture: SUBMITTED


Popular open top bus service will operate between Charmouth, Lyme, Seaton and Beer

A fleet of open top buses is returning to the roads of East Devon and West Dorset for the tourist season.

Jurassic Mule Motorbus, part of Mendip Mule, is re-introducing its popular summer time service.

It begins operating the 124 route between Charmouth, Lyme Regis, Seaton and Beer on Saturday (July 21) and the service will continue until September 4.

The fleet of classic open top double decker buses includes Bristol VRs and Olympians with the occasional appearance of “Eric” the rare open top Bristol RE single decker.

Company owner Derek Gawn has appointed a new operations manager for this season. Edward Jacobs will already be familiar to many people as a professional musician, entertainer and musical director, working all over the South West and other parts of the UK.

What many may not know is that he also has a transport industry background, having run his own bus and coach company, ESJ Motor coaches, in South East Cornwall for 20 years up to 2007.

He has also managed a stretch limousine and wedding car company in Plymouth and currently runs ‘Jeeves’, a smaller wedding car company based in East Devon.

Said Mr Jacobs: “I am excited about the challenge of managing the Jurassic Mule operation this year and looking forward to stepping up to the challenges ahead and working with the team. “This will be very different from my usual line of work and gives me a welcome opportunity to return to the public transport industry.

“I know that we can help generate business and income for this beautiful part of East Devon and bring pleasure to many people who would like to ride our scenic route.”

Mr Jacobs and Mr Gawn have been working closely together over recent weeks preparing the classic buses which form the operational fleet for the forthcoming season.

Mr Jacobs will also be liaising with local town councils and residents across the operational region to form valuable working relationships and develop a positive ethos within the area.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other News Stories


Event raises £800 for the village school and church

Read more

Cars will be prevented from driving on to pavements after a child was nearly hit by a vehicle

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

Axminster and District Choral Society will perform works by Vaughan Williams

Read more
Yesterday, 13:01

RNLI crew puts to sea after reports that someone was in the water

Read more
Yesterday, 11:00

Beer residents will shortly be given the opportunity to confirm whether they want their Neighbourhood Plan to become part of the Development Plan for East Devon.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00

Fiona Taylor, of Christopher Piper Wines, discusses a delightful wine for an autumn evening.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00

Roger Woolland talks about his love for the town

Read more
Saturday, October 13, 2018

Police officers from across the region saddled up in Honiton to support two charities.

Read more
Saturday, October 13, 2018

Don’t miss our weekly round-up of photos from our readers.

Read more
Saturday, October 13, 2018

A county and district councillor has pledged to raise issues facing motorists using the A30 between Honiton and Monkton with Highways England.

Read more

Local Weather



max temp: 10°C

min temp: 10°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Midweek Herald twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications