Monday, 29 June 2015

KNG711's 65th Birthday

Bristol LL 711 at Hingham Market Place
On Sunday morning Patrick Burnside took his preserved Bristol LL single decker on a road run to celebrate its 65th birthday

Ex ECOC KNG711 in St Stephens Street with the new guard behind
Eastern Coach Works bodied KNG711 re-enacted the former Eastern Counties Omnibus Company's route 15 from Norwich to Downham Market. The rerun began in St Stephen's Street in the city and replicated as closely as possible the original route serving Hingham, Watton, Mundford, Northwold, Methwold and Stoke Ferry.

A lunch stop was made at The George and Dragon Public House opposite the village pond in Wereham
Another of the many stops was at the 'Desert Rats' memorial in Ickburgh
Seats on the special were limited and but Cameron Robinson was onboard and has sent in numerous photos of the celebratory run.

KNG711 in the rain at the Crown Public House in Methwold on the outward journey
As there were many photographic stops along the way, the complete venture took some eight hours to complete! Cameron said he thoroughly enjoyed the journey and I am grateful to him for the many photos and can only apologise for not being able to use them all!

At Hingham Market Place on the return journey

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