18/01/2013

Looking back... Ben Jordan's bus scrapyard in 1983 - part 1

In this three part Looking back... photo special we are focusing on the well known Norfolk bus scrapyard - Ben Jordan's in Coltishall.

Once home to hundreds of scrapped buses (the vast majority from Eastern Counties) the scrapyard was a valuable source of spare parts for bus preservationists over the years, all of the photographs in this three part special were kindly supplied by Colin Apps who took them in 1983 - thirty years on the site has been cleared.

Ben Jordans scrapyard, Coltishall 1983 (c) Colin Apps
© Colin Apps
YAH 910J - ECW bodied Bristol LH, new to Eastern Counties in 1970.

Ben Jordans scrapyard, Coltishall 1983 (c) Colin Apps
© Colin Apps
TVF 509 - ECW bodied Bristol SC, new to Eastern Counties in 1956.

Ben Jordans scrapyard, Coltishall 1983 (c) Colin Apps
© Colin Apps
APW 825B - ECW bodied Bristol MW new to Eastern Counties in 1964.

Ben Jordans scrapyard, Coltishall 1983 (c) Colin Apps
© Colin Apps
WVX 443 - ECW bodied Bristol LS, new to Eastern National in 1953 before passing to Eastern Counties in 1966.

Ben Jordans scrapyard, Coltishall 1983 (c) Colin Apps
© Colin Apps
VNG 378H - ECW bodied Bristol VR, new to Eastern Counties in 1969.

Look out for the second part of our Ben Jordan's photo special - coming soon!