Sunday, 9 August 2015

Big Snail Creeps In To Town

A trip to Norwich today in which we were subjected to delays with the first involving what was thought to be a three car accident near the Vauxhall Holiday Camp on the edge of the town

The result was a crawl at a snails pace to get past the incident and imagine my surprise when I saw the above! The delay enabled me to get a reasonable photo of  Eastern Coachworks bodied Bristol FS6B 674UYG. It was an open topper with Brighton Hove & District as SPM22 and was new in July 1960

Rob Sly has prepared an illustrated history of the vehicle which states it later moved to Southdown in January 1969 before returning to Brighton & Hove Bus Company in September 1986. By October 1990 it was at dealers North of Sherburn-in-Elmet and in August 1981 was in Switzerland being converted for use as a mobile home

In April last year Adam Colby of Norwich acquired the bus for preservation and continues to use it as a mobile home. In August 2014 the Bristol was re registered 674UYG. At one time it also carried the registration XWV602A


1 comment:

  1. The mystery is over! I have saw this one near Norwich in June and have never been able to find it since