Saturday, 6 April 2019

Query Corner

An unusual sighting of a former Scottish double decker was made by Jamie Skinner on early Thursday morning as he was driving eastbound along the A47 near Thickthorn on the outskirts of Norwich

It was Alexander (Belfast) bodied Volvo Olympian S916ANH which was running on trade plates. It was last with Bennetts of Kilwinning in Scotland and was still there in January of this year. The Olympian was  purchased new by Midland Red (South) in December 1998 and subsequently became Stagecoach Warwickshire 16616.

Jamie headed back to Great Yarmouth via Haddiscoe on the A143 and caught up with it again on Beccles Road in the town. This implied that it had done a circular route to Great Yarmouth and was returning to its place of origin, perhaps via  the A146 to the Norwich area.

My thanks to Jamie for the photo which was taken by one of his passengers. A photo of it in Scotland can be found  on the Ayrshire and UK Bus Images Facebook site

I would be grateful if anyone can provide any information as to why it was in the area and details of its current whereabouts



  1. Was recently for sale at around 2K on Ebay.

    1. Received a couple of replies to say it's parked up at St Olaves Marina/ Haddiscoe boat yard, so expect its privately owned. My thanks to Ashley (via Twitter) and Sam Wickham (via facebook) for helping to track it down