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)                       

Vehicles NA 25 (VF 2836) Bungay Market Cross circa 1935 Vehicle type: ADC 423 (C30F) New to United Automobile Services Ltd in July 1928.

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

NEW!! Norfolk Classic Bus & Coach Show ~ 2024

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...


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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, 10th April 2024.


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