29/01/2014

Looking back... Canhams of Whittlesey - part 1

We are pleased to bring you another Looking back... guest post by one of our regular correspondents Philip Slynn, across the two parts of this feature we will be taking a look at Canhams of Whittlesey, a once well known Cambridgeshire independent that operated for 63 years between 1920 and 1983.

Philip comments: "Some of my slides of Canhams are of poor quality, but I have chosen a few that show some of the variety of the fleet."

Canhams of Whittlesey 1 (c) Philip Slynn
YRU 123 - The first one is a 1959 Bedford SB3 photographed, looking a bit the worse for wear at their Whittlesey premises in 1973 © Philip Slynn

Canhams of Whittlesey 1 (c) Philip Slynn
WEB 955L - The second one, also a Bedford was purchased new in 1973, and is pictured here in 1981 in Peterborough in the revised livery of orange and cream © Philip Slynn

Canhams of Whittlesey 1 (c) Philip Slynn
NEV 327C - The next is one of the first slides I took and is a 1965 Albion with a Duple body in Peterborough sometime in 1973 © Philip Slynn

Canhams of Whittlesey 1 (c) Philip Slynn
102 JTD - Next we have a 1959 Dennis Loline new to Lancashire United in 1959. Seen here in Whittlesey in 1974 © Philip Slynn

Canhams of Whittlesey 1 (c) Philip Slynn
TVF 550 - Finally for this batch is this Bristol SC originally Eastern Counties LC550. This was acquired with the business of Smiths of March. It is pictured laying over in Peterborough in 1972 - another very early slide of mine © Philip Slynn

Many thanks to Philip Slynn for the photos and captions used in this post, keep your eyes peeled for the second part - coming soon!