26/12/2012

Looking back... King's Lynn buses in the 1950's!

Today we bring you some very special, very old photographs of Eastern Counties Omnibus Company buses in King's Lynn in the 1950's, they were kindly supplied by David Bell who acquired them many years ago, details of who originally took them is long lost in the mysteries of time.

They show a variety of half cab buses, all were photographed in Millfleet near King's Lynn Library - once the main bus terminus in the town before current bus station opened at the Vancouver Centre (now renamed Vancouver Quarter)

Very old King's Lynn buses (c) D.G Bell Collection
© D.G Bell Collection
FAH104 - Bristol K6A/ECW seen bound for Sculthorpe Aerodrome, this bus was new new in 1945 and withdrawn in 1967.

Very old King's Lynn buses (c) D.G Bell Collection
© D.G Bell Collection
NG9112 - Bristol JNW on service 35B which was Kings Lynn to North Wootton, this bus was new in 1935 and withdrawn in 1958.

Very old King's Lynn buses (c) D.G Bell Collection
© D.G Bell Collection
ENG355 - Bristol L5G/ECW operating service 38B, this was a local service to Park Avenue just beyond the Tennyson Avenue level crossing - journey time just 7 minutes and it only operated on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. This bus was new in 1942 and withdrawn in 1959.

Very old King's Lynn buses (c) D.G Bell Collection
© D.G Bell Collection
KNG722 Bristol LL5G/ECW seen on the 44 to Fakenham, this bus was new in 1950 and withdrawn in 1967.

Look out for some more photographs from the D.G Bell Collection - coming soon!