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So, what is a Honeymoon Bus, anyway?

Well, my grandparents met during WWII in England. Grandad was a glider pilot in the Royal Air Force, and Nana was in the Civil Service.

When they married, they planned a simple civil ceremony with their families. Their siblings surprised them with a delicious wedding supper and homemade cake - all of which required everyone to save some of their rations and food stamps for months leading up to the wedding.

There wasn't opportunity to take a honeymoon the way we would think of a honeymoon today.

A farmer friend of the family had set up his own "cottage" by emptying out an old white bus, permanently parking it in the middle of one of his most remote fields, and retrofitting it with a pot-bellied stove, bed,…

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About

So, what is a Honeymoon Bus, anyway?

Well, my grandparents met during WWII in England. Grandad was a glider pilot in the Royal Air Force, and Nana was in the Civil Service.

When they married, they planned a simple civil ceremony with their families. Their siblings surprised them with a delicious wedding supper and homemade cake - all of which required everyone to save some of their rations and food stamps for months leading up to the wedding.

There wasn't opportunity to take a honeymoon the way we would think of a honeymoon today.

A farmer friend of the family had set up his own "cottage" by emptying out an old white bus, permanently parking it in the middle of one of his most remote fields, and retrofitting it with a pot-bellied stove, bed, curtains etc. He kindly offered it to my Nana and Grandad to use for their honeymoon.

It turned out to be a great start - that Honeymoon Bus saw the beginning of a marriage that lasted almost 67 years!

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