10/09/2014

Looking back... Hampton Court Flower Show in the mid nineties - part 3

Concluding our latest Looking back... trip to the nineties we are focusing on coaches visiting the Hampton Court Flower Show in circa 1996 - an event which remains popular today, included in this three part feature has been an interesting selection of coaches from around the UK as well as a few from local operators, all of the photographs have once again been kindly supplied by our regular correspondent David Bell.

Hampton Court Flower Show circa 1996
We start this part with this striking double decker coach from Chambers of Bures, E600 WDV is a Neoplan Skyliner which new to Trathens of Plymouth for National Express duties in 1987 (c) David Bell.

Hampton Court Flower Show circa 1996
Our second photo in this part shows Boddens of Romsey Berkhof bodied Scania K113 M682 LRU which was new to this operator in 1995 - so around a year old when seen here (c) David Bell.

Hampton Court Flower Show circa 1996
Next up with the interesting fleet name of Dorset Queen is Caetano bodied Volvo B10M J511 LRY, this coach was one of two of this type new to Harley & Preece, Hednesford in 1992 (c) David Bell.

Hampton Court Flower Show circa 1996
The penultimate, and oldest vehicle in this part is White Bus Services Duple bodied Bedford YMT RLW 778R which was new to Fox of Hayes in 1977 (c) David Bell.

Hampton Court Flower Show circa 1996
We finish this part as we did the last with a minibus, Wadham Stringer bodied Mercedes-Benz 711d M12 FUG is seen here operating with its owner from new Fuggles of Benenden (c) David Bell.

Many thanks to David for supplying the photographs included in this post, look out for more photo specials - coming soon!