I decided to take up my position on Marine Parade opposite the Stagecoach depot at Library Place. Immediately outside the Pier entrance was ex London Transport AEC Routemaster RMA11 NMY648E. I had noticed it there on the previous evening and it appeared to have been abandoned. Owned by Southdown Heritage Vehicles, fitters were seen later in the afternoon attempting to revive it.
I later found out from a Facebook post that the vehicles were being used on schools contract work. (thought they had already finished for the summer break!)