On one side of Steyning High Street, sadly not the side where most passengers wait, is a truly magnificent people shelter. [Ex brother-in-law used to insist that such edifices were NOT bus shelters as you could not realistically squeeze a bus inside!]
The village minibus arrived to disgorge a few elderly residents into the pouring rain ...
Come and explore this historic shopping village where you will find over 20 individual and unique independent businesses selling a wide range of products such as dog accessories and treats, fearies and angels, handbags, shoes, scarves, handmade, fashion and gemstone jewellery, fascinators, hand knitted baby items, haberdashery, crafts, childrens toys, vitamins and supplements, shabby chic accessories for your home, aviation and steam prints, cards and gifts, gifts and homewares inspired by nature and the sea, vintage treasures, ethnic and fair trade products, handcrafted chopping boards and accessories, hand painted water colour prints and cards also card readings and spiritual healing, massage and beauty treatments to relax you.
A watery sun had now appeared and there was time for a quick saunter along the High Street of this picturesque little town. But, damp and cold, fbb and Mrs were very ready to join the shelterless queue for the 1225 service 2 back to Shoreham-by-Sea.
So it was a sad goodbye to an appealing little community that deserved a longer and more thorough explore.
Of course, many years ago, they could have done the journey by train.