16/03/2014

Looking back... Emblings of Guyhirn in the 70's & 80's - part 2

Today we continue our latest series of Looking back... guest posts by one of our regular correspondents - Philip Slynn.

As with Philip's previous guest posts we are 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 is 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 70's/80's (2) (c) Philip Slynn
This 1985 DAF MB200, B877 AKX was new to Smith of Alcester, but by 1987 had found its way to Emblings on National Express contracts © Philip Slynn.

Emblings 70's/80's (2) (c) Philip Slynn
This 1983 DAF, 8753 ET was originally in the fleet of Easy Travel of March, hence the registration - originally ECP567Y. 1989 picture at Guyhirn © Philip Slynn.

Emblings 70's/80's (2) (c) Philip Slynn
This 1964 Daimler Fleetline, RCM 501 was originally Birkenhead Corporation 101. This photo was taken at Guyhirn in 1979 © Philip Slynn.

Emblings 70's/80's (2) (c) Philip Slynn
This Ford R1114, CEW 205V was new to Emblings in 1979 and is a standard Ford/Plaxton of the era. This 1982 picture shows it in Kings Lynn on National Express duty © Philip Slynn.

Emblings 70's/80's (2) (c) Philip Slynn
At the 1983 Norwich rally is YHA351J new to Midland Red in 1971 - a Ford R192 with a Plaxton Derwent body © Philip Slynn.

Look out for the concluding part of this post which should be online later this week.