10/10/2013

Looking back... Ipswich in 1990 - part 1

This week we begin the first of another two part Looking back... photo special, with a selection of photographs from David Bell's wonderful archives which show the Ipswich bus scene in 1990, included in this part are buses operated by Eastern Counties and local council owned company Ipswich Buses that ran an interesting variety of vehicles including Dennis Falcons and Leyland Atlanteans - enjoy!

Looking back... Ipswich circa 1990 (c) David Bell
Eastern Counties PCL 256W - ECW bodied Bristol VRT/SL3 seen operating on the 76 to Felixstowe Dock, this bus was new in 1980 © David Bell.

Looking back... Ipswich circa 1990 (c) David Bell
Eastern Counties NBJ 462P - Willowbrooke bodied Bedford YRT seen operating on the 93 to Colchester, this bus was new to Squirrell, Hitcham in 1976 and is still around in an unrestored condition at Dews, Somersham © David Bell.

Looking back... Ipswich circa 1990 (c) David Bell
Ipswich Buses RGV 40W - Leyland Atlantean seen operating on the 3 to Heath Road Hospital, this bus was new in 1980 © David Bell.

Looking back... Ipswich circa 1990 (c) David Bell
Ipswich Buses C113 SDX - Northern Counties bodied Dennis Falcon new in 1986 and seen operating the 12 to Chantry © David Bell.

Looking back... Ipswich circa 1990 (c) David Bell
Ipswich Buses C106 SDX - East Lancs bodied Dennis Falcon also new in 1986 and seen on the 12 to Chantry © David Bell.

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