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By pamelajean
I was overwhelmed by your generous User Awards on my dicentra, a record number of awards for me.
Thankyou all so much.

Iím going to do a short series of images of this lovely old Bedford coach that belongs to Mervynís Coaches in Winchester.
Mervynís Coaches is a family run business with over 35 years of coaching experience.
This is a 1949 Duple Vista-bodied Bedford OB 29 seater with petrol/benzin engine.
This was taken on a King Alfred Bus Running Day, and I had a lovely ride on it.
It was in the TV series of Foyles War from 1941/42.
68 years old and still going well.


Tags: Transport Vintage Ride Winchester Bedford Coach Hampshire 1949 Duple Mervyn Foyles War

Voters: mrswoolybill, Philip_H, saltireblue and 56 more

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mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2406 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2018 3:31PM
Style, with a comfortable, accommodating look.
And it's the same vintage as me... Wink
saltireblue Plus
11 11.8k 75 Norway
3 Jan 2018 3:40PM
Those colours came back into fashion again in the 70s - led by BMC, or whatever they were called at that moment in time. Brown, beige, orange and dark yellows were all the rage (like avocado bathrooms were in the 80s).

3 Jan 2018 3:47PM
Excellent Pamela you've captured some great detail,
richmowil Plus
12 446 2 England
3 Jan 2018 4:15PM
Nice clarity to this close and well detailed image!!
ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
3 Jan 2018 4:17PM
That's great, PJ.
Always good to see these old vehicles. Look forward to more.
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2018 4:19PM
Very nice, Pamela. Hi
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2018 4:25PM
A smashing old coach and glad it is still on the road.
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
3 Jan 2018 6:13PM
The series will be wonderful--looking forward to the complete view!
Superb character image of the old Bedford, Pam.
It looks mighty impressive when viewed Large. SmileSmile
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2018 9:19PM
All of the above plus your choice of view/crop makes this feel rather threatening to me, like I am about to be run over.
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
3 Jan 2018 9:21PM
Back in the days when a man could work on his vehicle. Great image.
4 Jan 2018 3:33AM
Fabulous Pamela , these old cars can be works of Art . Wonderfully captured ! Look forward to seeing more.
cheers Walt
CaroleS Plus
11 442 3 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2018 10:27AM
They had character then and faces!! Love the pov.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
4 Jan 2018 3:55PM
Brings back memories of going on holiday when I were a lad! Grin Excellent viewpoint and capture, Pamela Smile
Trev Smile
netta1234 9 382 2 Wales
4 Jan 2018 9:42PM
Great image
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2018 8:04AM
Your subject has a great "face" Pam!
Beautiful photography! Isabel GrinGrin
capto Plus
9 6.6k 25 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2018 10:28PM
Bedford....a great name from the past.Smile
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2018 8:50PM
really iconic Pamela, and such a good crop
RSK 11 6 Canada
9 Jan 2018 7:03PM
Great frontal shot of this well maintained Bedford Coach.Not an easy capture to get right,due to all of its reflective surfaces,but you managed it really well.

RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
10 Jan 2018 5:08PM
Good to see this head on take on the bonnet area, after seeing your photo of 10th. January.
9 3 8 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2018 8:00PM
They certainly don't make things how they used to!Wink

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