The next in our Revisited series goes back to 2006 and a trip to a sunny Ipswich in June of that year. Armed with my trusty Canon Powershot S80 I drove down the A12 to capture the latest happenings in the Suffolk town.
First up is Beestons of Hadleigh's Optare Metrorider M939FTN working the 119 service into Ipswich. It was new to Sunderland & District which became part of Go North East. It left Beestons in late 2006 and passed to Zeebus in Canterbury.
Next up is Network Colchester Scania Omnidekka AY55DKA, new in 2005 the vehicle was operated by Tellings Golden Miller who took over operations of Arriva Colchester in 2004 and set up the Network Colchester brand under the control of Burtons Coaches, the operations were then sold back to Arriva in 2008 but continue under the same name.
Another local operator working into Ipswich is Carters of Capel St Mary, owned by local enthusiast Viv Carter, the fleet is ever changing and still going strong today. Pictured above is Dennis Dart SLF P693RWU which was new to Armchair of Brentford.
Finally its a vehicle that ended its career back here in Great Yarmouth. Former First Potteries Dart 40114 M953XVT transferred to Ipswich in 2006 before moving to Yarmouth later that year. Its pictured here working the 64 service from Aldeburgh arriving at the Old Cattle Market Bus Station.