Tuesday Time Tunnel: Back to 1978

Eastern Counties LM604 by the Gaydun Pub, or The Ratcatchers as
it was formerly and currently known as (Return2LayerRoad)
In this week's Tuesday Time Tunnel we take a ride back to 1978 with this photograph from regular contributor "Return2LayerRoad"s collection.

Photographed facing Haveringland after heading from Cawston is Eastern Counties LM604, a bus which had been allocated to the Eastern Counties outstation at Brandiston - which at the time of photography was the Eastons Coaches depot, lying a mile or so along the road to the left of the bus as we see it.

It is notable to also point out that the Gaydun Pub - previously the Ratcatchers Pub, and the name it has reverted back to today - was owned by the Easton family from as early as 1900. The premises passed from hand to hand through the family until it was licensed by Alfred Easton - who formed Eastons Coaches in 1953. The pub is named The Ratcatchers as the local ratcatchers were the first people to stay at the building as its original purpose as an inn.
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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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