03/12/2013

Looking back... Great Yarmouth 1986

For the latest installment in our Looking back... series we are once again heading East to the seaside town of Great Yarmouth, this time the photographs were taken by David Bell in 1986, the first three photos show visitors at the Beach Coach Station, whilst the remaining couple of shots provide a brief look at Eastern Counties now demolished Wellington Road bus garage.

Gt Yarmouth 1986 2 (c) David Bell
Titteringtons RHH 355R - Plaxton bodied Volvo B58 new in 1976, this operator based in Penrith in Cumbria are still going strong today © David Bell.

Gt Yarmouth 1986 1 (c) David Bell
Melbourn Athletic Club CTJ 703B - Bedford SB, this vehicle dates from 1964 so was getting on a bit when pictured here © David Bell.

Gt Yarmouth 1986 1 (c) David Bell
Partridge Coaches NPV 306W - Duple bodied Bedford YMT, new in 1980 © David Bell.

Gt Yarmouth 1986 2 (c) David Bell
Wellington Road 1 - Eastern Counties ECW bodied Bristol VRT VR219 BVG 219T is seen here inside the garage © David Bell

Gt Yarmouth 1986 2 (c) David Bell
Wellington Road 2 - Eastern Counties ECW bodied Bristol VRT VR266 RAH 266W, this bus was later involved in the famous road collapse incident in Earlham Road Norwich © David Bell.

Many thanks to David Bell for keeping us supplied with photographs from his excellent archives, look out for more - coming soon!