Welcome to my web site.

This site includes my experiences of a Busmen's holiday touring Europe in a 1950's double decker bus.

The vehicle was bought from Eastern National for 100 in 1966. A 1950 Bristol K6B, Eastern Coachworks lowbridge body type, 6 cylinder Bristol AVW engine, registration DHJ 612. The Bus had spent it's final years at the Hadleigh depot, previously with Westcliff-on-Sea Motor Services, before being purchased for a job more challenging than ever before.

After parting with my cash the bus was then driven to its new home for a complete makeover for it's gruelling task ahead.

We made two trips to Europe with collegues from the Hadleigh Depot. Visiting France, Spain, Germany, Yugoslavia, Turkey and many other European countries. This site includes photos of the journeys, media coverage and also journals written by myself of the holidays.

I hope you enjoy browsing through this site.

Derek Rogers

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