East Yorkshire transition

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Looking smart despite wintry conditions is MCV-bodied Volvo B5TL BP66 VLC. LEWIS WELHAM

The story of the transition of East Yorkshire Motor Services from family owned operator to Go-Ahead subsidiary is profiled in a new book which could make an ideal Christmas present, reports Nick Larkin

Lewis Welham, the author of a new book on East Yorkshire Buses, works in the ambulance service as a paramedic but has been a keen bus enthusiast throughout his life, with a particular interest in East Yorkshire. “As with many people, it started off with a toy bus at Christmas and my passion the buses has just developed from there, although I’ve lost count of how many models I now own,” he laughs. “I’m so grateful to my mum, dad and grandma who took me on days out and let my love for buses blossom, and I have an amazing girlfriend who supports me. They don’t know how much it means to me.”

Asked why he doesn’t work in the industry he has such a passion for, Lewis explained: “Being a paramedic can be challenging at times and having a day off where I can escape with the camera from the stresses of modern life keeps me sane! Sometimes mixing business with pleasure means you lose that enthusiasm – although I’d never say never! The job is of course stressful and I’m sadly attending some severe incidents – getting out with the camera offers me that escape and it definitely keeps me sane.

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