Throwback Thusday: How time flies!

Hedingham L344 seen whilst on loan to Anglianbus in mid 2012
I've recently been uploading a few photos from the past three years over on our Facebook group, all of which have created quite a level of interest, which has prompted my decision to share some similar photographs. Both were taken between 2012 and 2013, before a time when there was rapid change in the local bus scene.

Seen now two years and three days ago on the 17th of June 2012 is Hedingham Plaxton Pointer bodied Dennis Dart L344 P104OLX. L344 had been loaned to Anglianbus alongside slightly newer V250BNV, which represented the upgraded Dennis Dart chassis and Plaxton Pointer bodywork. The pair spent most of their time on service 580, which is now the 80. Note next to them the appearance of two buses which have both since departed the Anglianbus fleet. Around the same time, but at two separate occasions, Northern Counties Palatine bodied Volvo Olympians L337 R279LGH and L373 R629MNU were also on loan from Hedingham.

Sanders or Anglianbus? YN03UVM at Surrey Street in 2013
At first what may appear to be also from Anglianbus is YN03UVM. Seen on the 28th March 2013, the bus had just been sold from Anglianbus to Sanders and is seen before it was given an allover advert livery promoting Sheringham and what it has to offer. It was purchased alongside sisters YN03UVT and YN03UVR, also from Anglianbus, which joined vehicles of the type already existing in the Sanders fleet. Here she is seen operating the 44A whilst turning into Norwich Bus Station, at a time where there was the X40, X41, X44, 44, 44A and 44S all operating into Norwich from Sheringham and Cromer.

There we go! I'll be digging out a few more from the past few years in the coming weeks, so keep and eye out for more.
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Norwich Buses Blog was founded in December 2013 by Sam Larke after he left another popular blog, Norwich Bus Page. Since it's launch, the site has grown dramatically, especially whilst written solely by Kieran Smith during 2015. The blog is now in it's third year and we look forward to more success and growth in the future. If you think you'd make a good writer for Norwich Buses Blog, please do get in touch via email: samuel.larke@gmail.com
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