13/03/2015

Looking back... A Sunny Summer Sunday in Skegness - part 2

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 this part as we did with the last with some local buses, first up is another Road Car open topper, East Lancs bodied Leyland Atlantean UBV 85L which when pictured here was carrying a multitude of colourful advertisements for local businesses, this was new to Blackburn Corporation in 1972 (c) David Bell.

Skegness, Summer 1990
Next up carrying a overall advert for Skegness Stadium is Road Car ECW bodied Bristol VR SVL 176W (c) David Bell.

Skegness, Summer 1990
A local independent still around today is Hunts, seen here operating on Summer service is Seddon bodied Leyland Panther MCK 229J, this bus was new to Preston Corporation in 1971 (c) David Bell.

Skegness, Summer 1990
On to some visiting coaches for this view of this smart Grayscroft Coaches Plaxton Paramount bodied Dennis Javelin G961 WNR which was new when pictured here (c) David Bell.

Skegness, Summer 1990
The penultimate photo in this part shows East Yorkshire Leyland Royal Tiger 46 EYB, this caoch which carries the name Haltemprice Star was new in 1984 (c) David Bell.

Skegness, Summer 1990
We finish with this Country Lion short wheelbase Duple bodied Dennis Javelin F25 DVV, this 35 seater was new in 1988 (c) David Bell.

Many thanks to David Bell for the photographs included in this feature, look out for the final part - coming soon.