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This page is dedicated to the late  

Benjamin Walter Jordan ... 1916 ~ 2002

who sadly passed away on Sunday, 19th May 2002, aged 86 years.

His yard at the Dell, Coltishall and his farm field adjacent to the former 'WWII Battle Of Britain' airfield at RAF Coltishall have been an invaluable source of Bristol/ECW spares for preservationists nationwide since 1949.

The restoration of LM 452, LC 556 & LL 711 was made possible by the existence of 'Jordans of Coltishall'.

~  Rest In Peace  ~


Here are the 60 known surviving Tilling era vehicles, listed here in numerical order by fleet number.

Most of the photograph copyrights lie with Maurice Doggett, Robert Mack and R H G Simpson. If, however, you see a photograph here that is not the work of any of the above, or it is a photograph you have taken and not been credited with, please contact the webmaster who will ensure the correct credit appears here.


D 3 / D 973  (CAH 923) 1938 Dennis Ace/ECW

Current status:  Restoration nearly completed!

Owned by and undergoing restoration at Ipswich Transport Museum, Ipswich (May 2018)


LFS 3  (5603 NG) 1960 Bristol FS5G/ECW

Current status:  Unknown

Owned by Nicholas de Laloe, Boise, Idaho, USA (Jun 2007)


LG 4 / HLG 4 (VG 5541) 1933 Bristol GO5G/ECW

Current status:  Restoration completed

Withdrawn by ECOC and subsequently exported to the USA in 1962. Now owned and being restored by Roger Burdett, Long Eaton, Notts and is the only surviving member of the LG class and the sole surviving Bristol G type. (repatriated by Roger from California, USA in 2000) Latest News... Vehicle is now fully restored and has returned to UK roads again this year.  (Jun 2018)  

Click here for a selection of photographs of the completed restoration.


LFS 13 (5613 NG) 1961 Bristol FS5G/ECW

 Current status:  Unknown

Believed to survive in the USA  (Jun 2017)


LFS 17 (1117 PW) 1961 Bristol FS5G/ECW

Current status:  Unrestored

Owned by Johan Alen, Brussels, Belgium  (Jun 2017)


LL 42 / LL 542  (CVF 842) 1939 Bristol L5G/ECW

Current status:  Restoration completed

Sold to Southern National Omnibus Company Ltd, Exeter as fleet number 377 in Nov 1954. Converted to mobile staff canteen in Dec 1967.  Passed to Western National Omnibus Company Ltd, Exeter still as a staff canteen in Nov 1969.  Now owned by Bunker of Lighthorne. Formerly owned by Group 94 of Coventry and William Staniforth, Birmingham. Preserved as Southern National 377  (Apr 2015)


LFS 48  (48 CNG) 1963 Bristol FS5G/ECW

Current status:  Unknown

Believed to survive in the USA


LFS 50  (50 CNG) 1963 Bristol FS5G/ECW

Current status:  Unknown

Believed to survive with an unidentified owner in the UK. Has since been re-registered.


LFS 53 (53 CPW) 1963 Bristol FS5G/ECW

Current status:  Unknown

Believed to survive in the USA


LFS 54 (54 CPW) 1963 Bristol FS5G/ECW

Current status:  Undergoing restoration

Owned by Richard Masterman of Stroud, Gloucestershire (formerly with Viv Carter (Carter's Coaches, Tattingstone, Suffolk) and Julian Patterson, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Undergoing major restoration  (May 2018)


LFL 57  (557 BNG) 1963 Bristol FL6G/ECW (originally FL6B)

Current status:  Restoration completed

Owned and fully restored by the East Anglia Transport Museum, Carlton Colville, Lowestoft  (May 2018)


LFL 58 (558 BNG) 1963 Bristol FL6G/ECW (originally FL6B)

Current status:  Unknown

Now re-registered BE-21-03. Last known with Verbeek, Wijk en Aalburg, Netherlands, but apparently sold on by Feb 2016.  (May 2017)


LFL 59 (559 BPW) 1963 Bristol FL6G/ECW (originally FL6B)

Current status:  Unknown

Believed to survive in South Africa


LFL 60 (560 BPW) 1963 Bristol FL6G/ECW (originally FL6B)

Current status:  Unrestored

Owned by Alex Morse, Ovington, Norfolk. Formerly owned by the  Eastern Transport Collection Society, Norwich and the 'Omnibus Project' (Playbus) Worstead, Norfolk who kindly donated the vehicle to ETCS in September 2012  (Oct 2017)


LFS 68 (68 DNG) 1963 Bristol FS5G/ECW

Current status:  Unknown

Now re-registered BE-20-61. Owned by Baan, Alblasserdam, Netherlands (May 2017)


LL 74 / LL 574 (CVF 874) 1939 Bristol L5G/ECW

Current status:  Unrestored

Owned by the Ipswich Transport Museum, Ipswich. Presently stored in an unrestored (derelict) state at the museum (May 2018)


LFS 86  (BNG 886B) 1964 Bristol FS5G/ECW

Current status:  Unknown

Owned by Piet Verbeek, Veen, Netherlands. Converted to a mobile pub (Oct 2002)


LFS 101 (DNG 401C) 1965 Bristol FS5G/ECW

Current status:  Unknown

Owned by Interconsult, Poman, Poland (formerly owned by ETCS member, Mike Flynn)  (Nov 2004)


Former LL 107 / LL 607 / X 39  (ENG 707) Originally a 1942 Bristol L5G/ECW

Current status:  Undergoing restoration

Converted to a lorry by ECOC upon withdrawal in 1959 and renumbered X39 in the service vehicles fleet.  Owned by ETCS members, Mike Betterton & Sydney Eade, Attleborough, Norfolk  (Sep 2018)


  

LKH 108 (HPW 108) 1949 Bristol K5G/ECW

Current status:  Unrestored

Owned by Tony Brown of Rushden, Northants., a member of the Chelveston Bus Preservation Group, Raunds, Northants. Currently unrestored.  Formerly owned by Eastern Transport Collection Society of Norwich and then William Staniforth, Birmingham.  (Sep 2018)


LFS 109 (ENG 109C) 1965 Bristol FS5G/ECW

Current status:  Unknown

Believed to survive in France


LFS 122 (FVF 422C) 1965 Bristol FS5G/ECW (pictured left)

Current status:  Unknown

Believed to survive in France


LFS 123 (FVF 423C) 1965 Bristol FS5G/ECW

Current status:  Unknown

Believed to survive with an unidentified owner in the UK


LFS 125 (GNG 125C) 1965 Bristol FS5G/ECW

Current status:  Restoration completed

Owned and fully restored in NBC livery by Ipswich Transport Museum, Ipswich (May 2018)


LKH 133  (HPW 133) 1949 Bristol K5G/ECW

Current status:  Restoration completed

Owned and fully restored by LVVS member David Gray of Lincoln and kept at the Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society museum, North Hykeham, Lincoln  (May 2018)


LKD 194 (VVF 194) 1957 Bristol LD5G/ECW

Current status:  Unknown

Owned by Sorbe Creative Design, Boulder, Colarado, USA as a mobile office (Jul 2007)


LKD 207 (VVF 207) 1958 Bristol LD6G/ECW

Current status:  Unknown

Survives as an open topper with Churchill Pub, Miami, Florida, USA (Feb 2004)


AH 210  (NG 5401) 1932 Leyland TD2/ECW (originally TD2/ECOC)

Current status:  Derelict

Frank Jordan, Motor Dealer (formerly Ben Jordan), Coltishall, Norfolk as a storeshed at the Dell since 1958. Now derelict and subsequently damaged by a fallen tree. (Jun 2013)


LKD 229  (OVF 229) 1954 Bristol LD5G/ECW

Current status:  Restoration completed

Owned and fully restored by the Eastern Transport Collection Society, Attleborough, Norfolk (May 2018)


LKH 341  (NAH 941) 1952 Bristol KSW5G/ECW

Current status:  Undergoing restoration

Owned and undergoing restoration by the Eastern Transport Collection Society, Attleborough, Norfolk (May 2018)


LK 374 (KNG 374) 1949 Bristol K6B/ECW

Current status:  Restoration completed

Owned and fully restored by the Ipswich Transport Museum, Ipswich (May 2018) 


LL 407 (KAH 407) 1949 Bristol L4G/ECW

Current status:  Restoration completed

Owned and fully restored by the Ipswich Transport Museum, Ipswich  (May 2018)


LL 408  (KAH 408) 1949 Bristol L4G/ECW

Current status:  Undergoing restoration

Owned by the East Anglia Transport Museum, Carlton Colville, Lowestoft, but now stored remotely in a semi-restored state, undergoing restoration at the Chelveston Bus Preservation Group, Raunds, Northants (May 2018)


FLF 441 (GPW 441D) 1966 Bristol FLF6G/ECW

Current status:  Unknown

Owned and preserved by George Acosta, Farmington, Minnesota, USA (Apr 2007)


FLF 442 (GPW 442D) 1966 Bristol FLF6G/ECW

Current status:  Unknown

Owned by Markus Burri, Piccadilly Tours, Winterthur, Switzerland (Jan 2007)


FLF 447 (HPW 447D) 1966 Bristol FLF6G/ECW

Current status:  Unrestored

Owned by Lyndon Carter, Tattingstone, Suffolk. Unrestored. Formerly with Ian R. Mahoney of Brentwood, Essex. Initially acquired by Viv Carter following the closure and sale of Denyer's yard in Stondon Massey, Essex where the vehicle was originally stored  (May 2018)


FLF 449 (HPW 449D) 1966 Bristol FLF6G/ECW

Current status:  Unknown

Owned by Mark Hickton, Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada (Aug 2005)


LL 452 / LM 452 / LM 952 (3014 AH) 1958 Bristol MW5G/ECW

Current status:  Restoration completed

Owned and fully preserved as LM 452 by Patrick Burnside of Eye, Suffolk (the webmaster)  Now owned for 40 years!  (Jun 2018)

Download LM 452's potted history in .pdf format


FLF 452  (JAH 552D) 1966 Bristol FLF6G/ECW

Current status:  Restoration completed

Now open topped and owned by StageCoach East at Peterborough (Operated as a full PCV)  (May 2018)


FLF 453  (JAH 553D) 1966 Bristol FLF6G/ECW

Current status:  Restoration completed

Owned by StageCoach East at Peterborough (Operated as a full PCV)  (May 2018)


FLF 459 (JPW 459D) 1966 Bristol FLF6G/ECW

Current status:  Unknown

Owned by Franck Sirach, Vannes, Brittany, France.  Formerly owned by the Cambridge Omnibus Society (2012)


FLF 470 (KNG 470D) 1966 Bristol FLF6G/ECW

Current status:  Unknown

Owned by Puunene, Maui, Hawaii, USA (Nov 1994)


FLF 473  (KPW 473D) 1966 Bristol FLF6G/ECW

Current status:  Undergoing restoration

Owned by Mark Armstrong of Oberon, New South Wales, Australia, who acquired and exported the vehicle to Australia in May 2012. Formerly owned by the Church Army, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire as a mobile coffee bar and drop-in centre (Feb 2015)


LC 543  (VVF 543) 1957 Bristol SC4LK/ECW

Current status:  Undergoing restoration

Owned and undergoing restoration by Fred Ward of Ipswich, Suffolk (formerly owned by William Staniforth, Birmingham and then Tony Brown of the Chelveston Bus Preservation Group, Raunds, Northants)  (May 2018)


LC 551  (VVF 551) 1957 Bristol SC4LK/ECW

Current status:  Unknown

Owned by Robert Rowe, a former travelling circus clown and converted to a caravan. Sited in the owner's garden in Southern Ireland. Formerly owned by David Cooke of Long Stratton, Norfolk (preservation) who sold the vehicle in late 1980. (Dec 2010)


  LC 556  (3003 AH) 1958 Bristol SC4LK/ECW

Current status:  Restoration completed

Owned and fully restored by Patrick Burnside of Eye, Suffolk (the webmaster).  Re-registered as FRE 699A in the mid 1980s by a previous owner from Stoke-on-Trent. Repatriated with original registration number in April 2015. (May 2018)

Download LC 556's potted history in .pdf format


LL 651 (FPW 522) 1947 Bristol L5G/ECW

Current status:  Broken for spares

Laid derelict in J. Slender's scrap yard, North Walsham, Norfolk for 44 years after service as a mobile greengrocers in the 1960s! The scrap yard was cleared in June 2013 following the death of the owner. The remains of the vehicle (mainly chassis) was rescued for spares by the Eastern Transport Collection Society, Attleborough, Norfolk in June 2013  (May 2018)


RS 658  (KVF 658E) 1967 Bristol RESL6LX/ECW

Current status:  Restoration completed

Owned and fully restored in NBC livery by the Eastern Transport Collection Society, Attleborough, Norfolk  (May 2018)


LL 666  (GPW 666) 1948 Bristol L5G/ECW

Current status:  Unknown

Owned by Bruyninckx, Kapellen, Belgium. Formerly undergoing a complete body rebuild by Phil James at his garage business on the A487 at Blaenporth, near Cardigan, Mid Wales  (2009)


LL 679  (GPW 679) 1948 Bristol L5G/ECW

Current status:  Semi restored

Owned and partially restored by Ian R. Mahoney of Brentwood, Essex (May 2018)


LE 699 (KNG 699) 1950 Bristol L5G/ECW/DP

Current status:  Semi restored

Owned by Tony Brown of Rushden, Northants., a member of the Chelveston Bus Preservation Group, Raunds, Northants. Formerly owned and partially preserved by the late Peter Hughes, Hartley, Dartford, Kent. (May 2018)


 LL 711 (KNG 711) 1950 Bristol L5G/ECW

Current status:  Restoration completed

Owned and fully restored by Patrick Burnside of Eye, Suffolk (the webmaster)  (May 2018)

Download LL 711's potted history in .pdf format


LL 718  (KNG 718) 1950 Bristol LL5G/ECW

Current status:  Restoration completed

Owned and restored by the Eastern Transport Collection Society, Attleborough, Norfolk.  Currently in storage awaiting further bodywork restoration  (May 2018)


LL 744  (MAH 744) 1951 Bristol LS4G/ECW (Prototype)

Current status:  Restoration completed

Owned and restored by the Ipswich Transport Museum, Ipswich (May 2018)


LS 789  (5789 AH) 1959 Bristol MW5G/ECW

Current status:  Restoration completed

Owned and fully restored by the Eastern Transport Collection Society, Attleborough, Norfolk (May 2018)


LS 809  (3809 PW) 1962 Bristol MW6G/ECW  (pictured left)

Current status:  Undergoing restoration

Owned and partially restored by Ian R. Mahoney of Brentwood, Essex (May 2018)


LS 813 (3813 PW) 1962 Bristol MW6G/ECW

Current status:  Broken for spares

Formerly owned by Ian R. Mahoney of Brentwood, Essex (This vehicle has since been broken for spares to assist the restoration of  LS 809) (May 2018)


LS 829  (APW 829B) 1964 Bristol MW6G/ECW

Current status:  Restoration completed

Owned and fully restored by the Ipswich Transport Museum, Ipswich (May 2018)


LSC 870 (TVF 870) 1956 Bristol SC4LK/ECW/DP

Current status:  No longer exists

Rumoured to have survived with an unidentified preservationist in Lincolnshire. However, information has since come to light indicating that this vehicle was exported to Guernsey and converted to a caravan in mid 1978. Unfortunately, it was last noted in August 1987 at Guernsey airport being utilised as an 'airside fire practice vehicle' and is now confirmed as having been destroyed around that time.  (May 2018)


RE 896  (SVF 896G) 1969 Bristol RELH6G/ECW

Current status:  Restoration completed

Owned and fully restored by Charles White of Harston, Cambridgeshire (May 2018)


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Page last updated on Thursday, 29th November 2018


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