|Crimson Tours immaculate 675OCV
My quick whistle stop tour on Sunday afternoon provided an opportunity of some photos of the attendees but I was very much surprised at the low numbers of the public attending. No doubt due to the unreliable British summer weather!
Inside on display was Crimson Tours coach 1962 Bedford SB Duple Super Vega 675 OCV
Among the deckers providing trips was this Bristol VRT KRU848W. It was new to Hants & Dorset in December 1980 and became a Wits & Dorset bus in 1983 when the company was split into two. It was renumbered to 4448 in July 1984 and was totally refurbished by December 1996
It was primarily based at Salisbury and Poole depots and gave 28 years service before being withdrawn at Lymington in December 2008. After nine months storage at Poole depot it was eventually sold to Ensign at Purfleet. It was another nine months before it's current owner discovered it and bought it there and then.
Other vehicles were also in attendance including my favourite - Eastern Coach Works bodied Bristol MW APW829B from the Ipswich Transport Museum. A pity the event wasn't more well supported