01/03/2014

Looking back... Colchester in 1994 - part 1

For our first Looking back... feature this month we are travelling back 20 years to take a look at the colourful local bus scene that could be found in Colchester in 1994, across the three parts of this post, using photographs from David Bell's wonderful archives we will see operators including Beestons, Chambers, Colchester Borough Transport, Eastern Counties, Eastern National, Hedingham Omnibuses & more.

Colchester 1994 - 1 (c) David Bell
Our first photo in this part shows Eastern National Leyland National YEV312S, new to this operator in 1978 © David Bell

Colchester 1994 - 1 (c) David Bell
Next up we have unusual Northern Counties bodied Dennis Lance K737JAH, this was one of five new to Eastern Counties in 1993, all later transferred to Eastern National © David Bell.

Colchester 1994 - 1 (c) David Bell
We move back to Eastern National for this view of Plaxton Pointer bodied Dennis Dart L807OPU which was new when pictured here in 1994, this vehicle later passed to Eastern Counties where it saw service in Great Yarmouth © David Bell.

Colchester 1994 - 1 (c) David Bell
The penultimate photo in this part shows Chambers Duple Dominant bodied Bedford YMT D642DRT, which was new to this operator in 1987 © David Bell.

Colchester 1994 - 1 (c) David Bell
We finish this part with this photograph of municipal operator Colchester Borough Transport's Leyland Lynx G40YHG © David Bell.

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