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Henry Christopher Chambers set up a saddlery business in Bures, a village that straddles across the Suffolk/Essex border, in 1877, and began began operating a horse drawn bus service a few years later. Up to the time when it was taken over by Go Ahead in 2012, H C Chambers & Son of Bures laid claim to being the oldest bus operating company in England.
After WW2, Guy Arabs became the favoured double deck chassis for several years, and here, seen in Colchester bus station in August 1969 is Crossley L27/28R bodied 5LW powered Arab III ECF756, new to Chambers in June 1952 and withdrawn in 1971.
Photo taken by Roger Cox, August 1969, Colchester Bus Station
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