Monday 18 November 2019

Ipswich Transport Museum ~ Bus Day

Ipswich Transport Museum held their Bus Day yesterday and regular contributor Reg Vardy has sent along some photos of the day. The event attracted both modern and classic vehicles and was well attended.

There can be no doubt that he travelled along to the event via the Happisburgh Touring Society Preservation Group's Volvo B10M/Van Hool YXI 6327 which is seen here at the Tower Ramparts Bus Station in the Suffolk town.

One of the stars of the event was the Museum's Dennis Ace DVF519 dating from the early 1940s. Whilst there was an issue with it first thing the Ace managed some runs in the afternoon which were well received. Understandably there were a few comments about driver Owen Phillip's right arm!

Another interesting vehicle was former Mulleys Motorways Bedford OB coach PV9371, new in 1941. Following closely behind is ex Eastern Counties Bristol MW LS829 APW829B.

As expected a number former ex Ipswich Buses took part and Reg snapped AEC Swift/ Willowbook 82 outside the Brooke Hall shops in Ipswich

Eastern Counties were also represented at the event by ECW bodied Bristol VR VPW85S - now owned by the VR190 Preservation Group.

It was good to see local operators supporting the event with Dan's Coach Travel, Beestons and Konectbus having a presence with the latter providing one of the new Norwich Park & Ride Enviro 200MMCs in the shape of  202 YX69NPG

My thanks to Reg for the photos


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