SCT '61 Photo Index
Bristol GO
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1. JN6896
Westcliff's first Bristols arrived in 1936 and were GO5Gs with lowbridge Brush bodies. After the war all were rebuilt, some with Beadle bodies similar to JN3229, the rest with standard postwar ECW bodies. JN6896 was one of the latter, seen here late in its life as Eastern National 1229 outside Harwich Town Hall on 12th August 1957.
Photo taken Monday 12 August 1957, Harwich Town Hall
2. NJ9058
Brighton Hove and District 6325, NJ9058, a 1936 Bristol GO5G originally with a Tilling body.
Photo taken 1950, North Street, Brighton
3. ANJ831
In the background Eastern National 1008, GJ2011, an AEC Regent built in 1930 and rebodied by ECW OT59R in 1945, ex-Brighton Hove & District in 1954 and in front, another open-topper, 1248, ANJ831, a pre-war Bristol GO5G, also ex-Brighton Hove & District - 1248 lasted in the ENOC fleet until 1959.
Photo taken Leigh Beck Garage, Canvey Island
4. ANJ831
Eastern National 1248, ANJ831, one of four ex-Brighton & Hove Bristols acquired for sea front use in 1952/3 although this was the only one to be used at Southend.
Photo taken Saturday 29 August 1959, Kursaal, Southend
5. ANJ831
Eastern National acquired four ex-Brighton & Hove Bristols for sea front use in 1952/3, but the only one of these to be used at Southend was ANJ831. It is seen here at the Kursaal on route 67 in June or July 1956. AEC GJ2011 is behind it on the 68.
Photo taken Summer 1956, Kursaal, Southend
6. BDL101
BDL101, new as Southern Vectis 701, was one of a pair of Bristol GO5Gs with Eastern Coachworks H30/26R bodies new in 1937 and were the first Bristol vehicles to be purchased by the company. It was rebuilt in 1951 to L28/26R by Hants & Dorset Motor Services Limited with a more upright front, rubber mounted windows and sliding vents instead of half drop windows.
Photo taken Saturday 31 May 1958, near Lower Mosley Street Bus Station
7. BDL101
A second shot of BDL101, new as Southern Vectis 701, which was one of a pair of Bristol GO5Gs with Eastern Coachworks H30/26R bodies new in 1937, rebuilt in 1951 to L28/26R by Hants & Dorset Motor Services Limited.
Photo taken Saturday 25 October 1958, East Street Coach Station, Manchester
8. JN8570
Westcliff open topper JN8570 away from the seafront, a Bristol GO5G with ECW bodywork from 1937.
Photo taken Thursday 30 June 1955, Chalkwell Station, Southend
9. JN8570
In 1937 new modern vehicles were provided for the sea front service. There were three open top double deckers, Bristol GO5Gs with ECW bodywork, JN8570/1/2.
Photo taken 1945/6, Victoria Circus, Southend
10. JN8571
Eastern National 1245, JN8571, seen at Clacton was a Bristol GO5G with an ECW O30/26R body new in 1937 to Westcliff-on-Sea MS.
Photo taken Tuesday 1 September 1959, Clacton
11. JN8572
Eastern National 1246, JN8572, a 1937 Bristol GO5G new to Westcliff, converted to open-top.
Photo taken Friday 29 August 1958, Kursaal, Southend
12. JN8572
Eastern National 1246, JN8572, a Bristol GO5G with an ECW O30/26R body new in 1937 to Westcliff-on-Sea MS is seen in Clacton.
Photo taken Tuesday 1 September 1959, Clacton