02/05/2013

Looking back... independant double deckers in East Anglia - part 1

For the latest in our Looking back... series we are bringing you a selection of photographs showing double deckers operated by various small independant operators in East Anglia in the 70's & 80's.

All of the photographs in this two part special were kindly supplied by and are © David Bell.

The main subject of this part is the Dennis Loline, of which we have three examples...

East Anglia Independant DD's (c) David Bell
The first Dennis Loline is 102 JTD, owned by Canhams of Whittlesey, pictured in Hunstanton High Street, this bus was new to Lancashire United.

East Anglia Independant DD's (c) David Bell
The second Dennis Loline is RDB 817, owned by Hubert Smith of Emneth, this operation which has been featured on the blog in the past was based in the owners garden - note the horse & vegetables!

East Anglia Independant DD's (c) David Bell
The third and final Dennis Loline is 399 COR, owned by Norfolk's of Nayland, this bus was new to Aldershot & District.

East Anglia Independant DD's (c) David Bell
Moving away from the Dennis Lolines, the last photo in this part is flat fronted Bristol VR NAG 588G, seen here at Colchester bus station with Osborne's of Tollesbury, this bus was new to the Scottish Bus Group.

Look out for the second part of this photo special - coming soon!