|Five privately preserved Eastern Coach Works bodied Bristols at the Bus Day in Dereham Station yard|
Former Eastern Counties FLF6G JPW456D was making its first public appearance in the UK after spending 32 years in Belgium as a catering vehicle. New in August 1966, it is currently in the ownership of Julian Patterson.
Another interesting vehicle attending was ECW bodied VRT VPW85S. Ordered by Waveney District Council prior to takeover by Eastern Counties, it was subsequently retained by Bristol Commercial Vehicles for roller break testing prior to entering service with Counties in September 1997. It is now owned by the VR190 Preservation Group.
Marshall bodied Bristol RESL TCD490J made an appearance in its Southdown livery. It was new to the operator in October 1970.
Thetford based Coach Services sent along their ex Trent Barton Alexander (Belfast) bodied Volvo B10M-60 M51PRA. New in January 1995, Coach Services acquired it from Green Triangle of Atherton, Greater Manchester in October 2008.
My thanks to 'Reg Vardy' for providing the photos from the very successful event.