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On the second afternoon of the 2015 Royal Blue run and with the help from First group who still had to run service buses of 6 per hour, the organisers arranged for coaches to come down to St Ives bus station in small groups for pictures - not the easiest of things to do with crowds etc but here is one of my shots. The aim was where possible to recreate pictures of the coach and St Ives Bay / harbour. 56GUO is a Bristol MW6G dating from 1961 with a ECW C39F body. In 2010 it became part of the Roger Burdett collection but is on long term loan to his close friend and best man, Graham Clifford. The vehicle was also driven during the weekend by Steve Morris of Quantock heritage and for this trip into St. Ives it was driven by Alex Lawson from WYRCC preservation group. The vehicle is based near Brighton.
The coaches wanting to be photographed assembled at Carbis Bay and photographers such as me went down on the first coach LTA729 and back on the last coach EDV502D. Quite a lot of organising to get this right and in the hour it took to arrange for some 15 vehicles to come down to the bus station the weather changed from bright sunshine to low sea mist.

Photo taken by Ken Jones, Saturday 20 June 2015, St. Ives Cornwall
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