Lowestoft bus factory to be remembered at Carlton Colville transport museum

THE bygone days of a Lowestoft bus builder are to be remembered with a special weekend event at the East Anglia Transport Museum in Carlton Colville.

On Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17 the museum is holding a Eastern Coach Works event to mark the 25th anniversary of the bus factory closing.

Between 1931 and 1987 Eastern Coach Works supplied buses all over the world.

During the weekend many of the buses that were built at the factory and dating from the 1940s until 1987 will be on display at the museum.

And as a special treat for transport enthusiasts the museum will be displaying its new exhibit in the shape of the last bus built at the factory, which was numbered L263 and was nicknamed the Lucky Last Bus by the few remaining factory staff who remained in 1987.

A spokesman for the museum said: 'Twenty five years since the last bus was built at the Eastern Coach Works factory in Lowestoft join us for a celebration of our local bus builder.'

The event, which is sponsored by Anglian Bus, runs from 1pm to 5pm on the Saturday and from 10.30am to 5pm on the Sunday.

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It costs �7.50 for adults, �6.50 for OAPs and �5,50 for children with the museum's usual exhibitions and rides available.

There are also free bus services available to get to and from the museum on both days. Visit www.eatm.org.uk for further information.

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