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Here is a further shot of former Eastern National 2385, WNO481.
In this offside shot can be seen the lettering "Wings Over Europe" that is still there, albeit very faded, in the 2007 shot in Tenerife. On the 1993 print it says that the nearside was lettered "Stena Line".
In an article by John G Lidstone from the 1990s, he records the history as:
Withdrawn by EN in January 1968 and sold to Eastern Counties. Sold by ECOC
in May 1971 and used by the pop group Wings (Paul McCartney's post-Beatles
band) for a European tour in 1972. There are pictures of the bus on tour here and here.
Then sold to Tricentrol and repainted in a mustard/white livery. At the time of the article, John had last seen it in May 1989 in a red/cream livery, heading for the Cannes Film Festival, see here. This photo is dated later than that but has the "Wings Over Europe" lettering, so was this a second application to commemorate the early 1970's European Tour?
Photo from the Essex Bus Enthusiasts Group collection, photographer unknown, courtesy Richard Delahoy, taken Wednesday 12 May 1993, Ridgmont Road, St Albans
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