07/01/2015

Looking back... Nothing but overall advert Bristol VRs - part 2

Today we conclude our first feature of the year - another excellent two part guest post by Philip Slynn, this time looking a colourful selection of overall advert Bristol VRs operating in both the local area as well as elsewhere in the country...

Bristol 2152
Advertising Radio Broadland is Eastern Counties VR251 a 1980 model. This shot was taken in 1984 at the Norwich British Bus Weekend. This VR was presumed scrapped by 1998 (c) Philip Slynn.

Bristol 1472
Here we have another Cardiff City VR, this time a series 2 new in 1974. This shot was taken in 1980. The bus is now with the Cardiff Transport Preservation Group (c) Philip Slynn.

Bristol 2204
Pictured at Poole bus station in 1984 is Wilts & Dorset 3455 advertising a car dealership. This was new to Hants & Dorset in 1980. This bus is now preserved (c) Philip Slynn.

Bristol 3778
This is Sussex Coastline 647 advertising Auto Trader. This is a 1993 shot in Havant. The vehicle was new to Southdown in 1978. This is reported as scrapped, although sister vehicle 651 is preserved (c) Philip Slynn.

Bristol 3782
Next is Solent Blue Line 89 advertising Radio Solent. This was taken in Southampton in 1993, the bus being new to Hants and Dorset in 1978 (c) Philip Slynn.

East Yorkshire VRs
Final picture is of 2 East Yorkshire VRs both promoting an anti crime campaign. They are East Yorkshire 710 and 711, but they were both new to Southdown in 1977. This was taken in Hull in 1991 and shows the front of one and rear of the other (c) Philip Slynn.

Many thanks to Philip Slynn for the content included in this two part feature.