12/03/2014

Looking back... Emblings of Guyhirn in the 70's & 80's - part 1

We are pleased to announce a further new series of Looking back... guest posts by one of our regular correspondents - Philip Slynn.

As with Philip's previous guest posts we will be focusing on operators in the Cambridgeshire/Peterborough area, the first of which will be Emblings Of Guyhirn, an operator who is still around today and have run an interesting mixture of vehicles over the years (as indeed they do today!)

This feature will be spread over three parts. All of the photographs, dating from the 1970's & 1980's and scanned from slides, as well as the accompanying captions have been kindly provided by Philip - enjoy!

Emblings Of Guyhirn in the 1970's/1980's (1) (c) Philip Slynn
The first one is a Bova registered DEG 296Y and was one of a number of new Bovas that Emblings bought new in the 1980s. This was new in 1982 and the picture dates from 1984 © Philip Slynn.

Emblings Of Guyhirn in the 1970's/1980's (1) (c) Philip Slynn
Here we have 69 KWD a Bedford J2/Plaxton new in 1964. The picture dates from 1974 in Peterborough © Philip Slynn.

Emblings Of Guyhirn in the 1970's/1980's (1) (c) Philip Slynn
Another Bedford is DEG902K Bedford VAS5/Duple new in 1972 to Shaws of Maxey - another local operator. The picture was taken in 1975, not too sure where © Philip Slynn.

Emblings Of Guyhirn in the 1970's/1980's (1) (c) Philip Slynn
This Bedford VAL, YWU 615G was new in 1969 and is seen here at the 1985 Norwich bus rally © Philip Slynn.

Emblings Of Guyhirn in the 1970's/1980's (1) (c) Philip Slynn
An example of one of the many Bristol VRs operated is this 1971 example UUF 112J, new to Southdown and purchased by Emblings in 1987. This picture dates from 1989 at the Guyhirn operating centre © Philip Slynn

Hope you enjoyed the first part of this feature, look out for the next part which should be online, along with the concluding part of our 'Colchester in 1994' feature over the weekend.