The first bus to arrive in the the resort was former Ipswich Borough Transport Leyland Atlantean MRT6P complete with Roe bodywork New in 1976 she was acquired by Ipswich Transport Museum in 1994
Another Ipswich arrival was CDX516, an AEC Regent III with a Park Royal
body. No 16 was new to Ipswich Corporation in April 1954 and was withdrawn in 1973.
London Transport was well represented with two Routemasters and an RF in attendance. RML2463 JJD463D appeared in London red whilst RML2419 JJD419D was in London Country Green. RF113 LYF464 is an AEC Regal IV with Metro Cammel bodywork and was built in 1954
District Council Massey bodied Leyland PD2 PBJ2F also attended
Essex independent Lodges of High Easter, Chelmsford sent two Duple bodied Bedfords from their preserved fleet. MJB481 was a 1956 SBG whilst an open sided OB (LTA752) from 1950 was the star of the show as far as I was concerned.
Another Bedford OB, LUR446, was exhibited by Kirbys of Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire - new in September 1950
A Bedford YMT RGV690W was also observed. She was new to Suffolk County Council and has been preserved in a cream livery with "Prince of the Road" fleetnames.
A total of fifteen buses and coaches completed the run between the two Suffolk towns
With the event taking place in glorious sunshine, one of the organisers of the event 'hailed it as a great success'