Welcome to all enthusiasts of the old
This website aims to provide a nostalgic overview of East Anglia's famous red and cream omnibuses, depots, outstations, routes, offices, in fact anything connected with this much loved 'Tilling' bus & coach operator.
Are you an enthusiast or perhaps a former 'Tilling era' Eastern Counties employee? If so, the webmaster would be delighted to hear from you! Any contributions to this site would be greatly welcomed.
Please contact the webmaster if you have any ideas, photographs, stories, artefacts or anecdotes, etc which you feel may enhance this site, or complete the visitor feedback form to leave your messages.
Thank you for visiting this site and please do call back again soon as new information is frequently added.
Site Directory Norwich Classic Bus Running Day - 2015
What's new? "Lest we forget..." LL 711's 65th Birthday Celebratory Run
How the passion began... by the webmaster ECOC wins Brighton Coach Rally - 1956
A brief history of the Eastern Counties Omnibus Company Ltd (1931-1969)
Depots, outstations, works & offices
Timetables, faretables & other ephemera
Routes operated Parcels service
Advertising & publicity
Known preserved & surviving vehicles
Links to related sites Events page
Eastern Counties Omnibus memories
Questions & answers Postal service
Visitor feedback form
Eastern Counties Bus Museum project
Early beginnings - NA 25 (VF 2836) at Bungay, Market Cross around 1935 is a 30 seater ADC 423, new to Eastern Counties constituent company, United Automobile Services Ltd in 1928
Click here to listen to John Crisp sing 'Eastern Counties Bus' and watch a video of Eastern Counties buses at work in and around Suffolk while he's singing!
Take a virtual ride around the streets of Ipswich on restored LK 374 (KNG 374) 1949 Bristol K6B/ECW lowbridge double decker (pictured left). Click the yellow text below...
Outward trip Return trip
Take a virtual ride through the streets of Beccles, Suffolk on restored LL 711 (KNG 711) 1950 Bristol L5G/ECW saloon (pictured right). Click here to view Nigel Utting's splendid video taken from the front nearside seat...
(Please use your browser's 'back' button to return to this page after viewing the YouTube videos)
Click here to view some wonderful vintage footage of buses and trolleybuses at work in various parts of the UK in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, including some very rare footage of Eastern Counties LJ class coaches departing from London, Victoria Coach Station and other pre-WWII Eastern Counties and municipal buses in and around Norwich, Lowestoft and Yarmouth.
Sadly...this lovely and unique film appears to have been taken offline for some reason!!
Click here to view some more wonderful ECOC area footage and here to view some lovely colour footage of Norwich Surrey Street Bus Station in the summer of 1958! (appears towards the end of the film)
Please note, this website is not in anyway connected with the present First Eastern Counties Bus Company.
The sole objective of this site is to promote interest in and enthusiasm for the 'Tilling' era of the Eastern Counties Omnibus Company prior to its full assimilation into the National Bus Company in 1970.
The site is best viewed at 1280 x 800 screen resolution.
This website is designed and maintained by Patrick Burnside of Eye, Suffolk, England and was last updated on Wednesday, 11th January 2023.
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