23/05/2014

Spalding Tulip Parade in the nineties - part 3

For our latest photo feature, David Bell is sharing some of his photographs from the 'glory days' of the Spalding Tulip Parade when a large number of buses and coaches descended on the South Lincolnshire town for the once popular, but now discontinued event.

This feature which contains photographs from the early nineties has been spread across three parts...

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Alec Head Scania Metropolitan KJD 250P, this bus was new to London Transport in 1976 and later operated with Reading Transport before joining the Alec Head fleet © David Bell.

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Ingfield - Northern Rose Plaxton Paramount bodied Scania K112 TXI 6342, this was new to Armstrongs of Ebchester as C180 ONL © David Bell.

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Stuart Reisen MIW 4840, an unusual LAG Galaxy bodied DAF MB200 © David Bell.

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Homeland Tours short wheelbase Van Hool bodied Dennis Lancet C137 GHS, this 35-seater was new to Glen Hire of Dyce in 1986 © David Bell.

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Fowlers Travel Plaxton Derwent bodied Bedford YMT D823 UBH, it is seen here wearing it's previous operators livery when working on the town centre shuttle © David Bell.

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Fowlers Travel Plaxton bodied Bedford SB3 519 SLG, this was new to Thornley of Woodley in 1961 © David Bell.

That's it for this feature, hope you enjoyed it - many thanks to David for supplying the excellent and varied selection of photographs!