Busfest busts records

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Nick Larkin reports from the 10th Fenland Busfest, the most successful ever with tremendous support from operators

Special tributes, newly restored vehicles and a great atmosphere characterised this year’s Fenland BusFest, which was well supported by operators.

A gathering of former Kenzies of Shepreth vehicles took place, paying tribute to legendary proprietor Cyril Kenzie, who died last year aged 93. These ranged from 1951 Bedford OB JBY 804, now a member of the Dew’s Coaches fleet, to Andrew Fowler’s 1971 Plaxton-bodied Bedford YRQ PJE 999J, Bedford YMT/Plaxton PEB 2R, Volvo B10M C25 KAV and a 2010 Van Hool-bodied Volvo B12B, registration JJZ 8022, now with Norfolk-based Peelings Coaches. The former Kenzies vehicles took part in a road run – though sadly excessive traffic put paid to the original idea of a convoy.
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