26/10/2013

Looking back... buses & coaches at Mildenhall Air Show 1988/9 - part 1

For our latest Looking back... feature we have once again teamed up with our regular correspondant David Bell to bring you another selection of interesting photographs from his archives, in this two part special we are taking a trip back to 1988 and 1989 to look at a selection of buses and coaches attending the then popular Mildenhall Air Show.

David comments: "This time its from Mildenhall Air Show which attracted huge crowds in the eighties. People came from all over the country in all sorts of odd vehicles. Here's a selection of local buses and coaches from 1988 and 1989. The Wiffens Bova was new to Birds of Hunstanton."

Mildenhall Air Show 1988/9 part 1b (c) David Bell
Eastern National UCO 46L - Leyland National dating from 1972 © David Bell.

Mildenhall Air Show 1988/9 part 1b (c) David Bell
Cambus VEX 291X - ECW bodied Bristol VRT, new in 1981 © David Bell.

Mildenhall Air Show 1988/9 part 1a (c) David Bell
Southend Transport KWG 130W - Rare Duple Dominent III bodied Leyland PSU3, new in 1980 only eight of this chassis/body combination were built © David Bell.

Mildenhall Air Show 1988/9 part 1a (c) David Bell
Harris Bus E307 EYW, Alexander bodied Scania, new in 1987 © David Bell.

Mildenhall Air Show 1988/9 part 1a (c) David Bell
Wiffens B311 VVG - Bova Futura, new to local operator Birds of Hunstanton in 1984 © David Bell.

Many thanks to David for the photographs included in this post, look out for the second part - coming soon!