02/11/2013

Looking back... buses & coaches at Mildenhall Air Show 1988/9 - part 2

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 the second of this two part special we are taking a trip back to 1988 and 1989 to look at a further selection of buses and coaches attending the then popular Mildenhall Air Show.

Following on from part 1 David comments: "Also interesting is NCT 549M which as you can see is lettered for Norwich Airport Staff Sports and Social Club - not sure what the Red Roofs means."

Mildenhall Air Show 1988/9 part 2b (c) David Bell
Ambassador Travel CAH 878Y - ECW bodied Leyland PSU3, new to Eastern Counties in 1982 © David Bell.

Mildenhall Air Show 1988/9 part 2b (c) David Bell
Luton & District F636 LMJ - Alexander RL bodied Leyland Olympian, new in 1988 © David Bell.

Mildenhall Air Show 1988/9 part 2b (c) David Bell
Lincoln City Transport KIB 6474 - East Lancs bodied Volvo B10M Citybus, including strangely positioned passengers at the front of the top deck! © David Bell.

Mildenhall Air Show 1988/9 part 2x (c) David Bell
Norwich Airport NCT 549M - Plaxton bodied Bedford YRQ, new to Kimes, Folkingham in 1973 © David Bell.

Mildenhall Air Show 1988/9 part 2b (c) David Bell
Stevenage Bus B262 LPH - Roe/ECW bodied Leyland Olympian, this vehicle was one of a batch built to Roe's design by ECW for London Country in 1984 following the closure of the Roe factory © David Bell.

Keep an eye out for our next Looking back... feature, focusing on the varied Northampton Corporation fleet over the years - coming soon!