09/03/2015

Looking back... A Sunny Summer Sunday in Skegness - part 1

For the latest feature in our popular Looking back... series we are heading across The Wash to take a look at a typical Sunny Summer Sunday in Skegness in circa 1990, a time when all sorts of buses and coaches used to turn up at the Lincolnshire coastal resort. Included in this three parter are photos of both local buses in action as well as visiting coaches from around the UK, all of the photographs are from David Bell's fantastic archives - enjoy!

Skegness, Summer 1990
We'll start with a couple of local buses, first up seen here is Lincolnshire Road Car Bristol VR open topper HWJ 924W, this bus was new the Yorkshire Traction operation in 1980 and was converted to open top four years later before moving to Lincolnshire in 1988 where it remained for the next ten years before withdrawal (c) David Bell.

Skegness, Summer 1990
Next up is Leyland Atlantean RCN 98N seen operating whilst on loan to local operator Enterprise / New Dawn, when photographed it was wearing East Kent livery, this bus was new to Tynemouth & District in 1974 (c) David Bell.

Skegness, Summer 1990
Moving onto coaches for this shot of Brittain's Plaxton Paramount bodied Volvo B10M C124 PNH, this Northampton-based operator is no longer around having passed to another local operator Country Lion (c) David Bell.

Next up and for the last three shots in this part we have a trio of Cambus coaches seen on excursion...

Skegness, Summer 1990
Plaxton Paramount bodied Leyland Tiger C455 OFL dating from 1986, this coach later passed to Premier Travel (c) David Bell.

Skegness, Summer 1990
Plaxton bodied Leyland Leopard SPW 105R, this coach was new to Eastern Counties in 1977 (c) David Bell.

Skegness, Summer 1990
Plaxton Paramount bodied Vlvo B10M F107 NRT, this coach was new to Burton, Bury in 1988, after being photographed here it later passed to United Counties (c) David Bell.

Look out for the next part of this feature including more local buses, open toppers and visiting coaches - coming soon!