Formed in November 2017 by Jamie Vendy & Kaylee McNamara with our first vehicle S574TPW, 1999 Scania L94UB Wright single decker. This was purchased from Connexions Buses this is our flagship vehicle of the group.
In 2019 N619GAH, 1995 Mercedes-Benz minibus joined us by somewhat of surprise in May, after we had initially approached OR Jones in January and the sale didn’t happen as someone had beat us to it! However then the phones went off in early May & then 240 miles later without missing a beat she came home to our base in Guyhirn.
In July after months of planning P330RVG, 1997 Volvo B10M coach then joined us from LynxBus, this has been initially laid up. But serving us as our stores for all our parts for all the group vehicles. With 3 vehicles being owned privately it was decided the group would be formed at this point it was decided by Jamie & Kaylee to form "The Eastern Counties Bus Preservation Group".
During the winter of 2019/2020 it was decided to formally register the
group as a charity which was granted in March 2020. (1188658)
In early 2020, YYE274T, 1979 Leyland National single decker joined us after some years laid up. This has now be jointly purchased by Wesley Tierney and Ryan Charlton.
In the summer of 2020, when you think everything would be quiet? Well we recovered for restoration CVF29T, 1979 Bristol VR double decker. New in 1979 to Great Yarmouth Transport this joins the group after being used as a summer house since 2003 in North Norfolk.
The objective of the group is preserve and restore historic commercial vehicles for the advancement of historical, technical and general education, including artefacts, records of historical and general interest and educational value. Our focus is around the 1990’s era of Eastern Counties including the de regulation period - Grampian takeover leading to the formation of First Bus. Our vehicles in the group represent this era in various ways. We also have a large artefacts from this period including articles from Great Yarmouth Transport, Eastern Counties, First Eastern Counties, Flying Banana etc
We have few ways you can donate money to our group all funds raised goes towards the restoration of vehicles, one of which is via Paypal to give us a one off donation.
We also have Amazon Smile. So every time you make a purchase it automatically gives the group a percentage of the sale.
Site was built with Mobirise