Fenland BusFest

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Attracting a lot of interest was this 12-seat steam bus believed to have been converted from a diesel-powered Leyland Commando, which operated a short service to the Straw Bear Pub

Whittlesey near Peterborough played host again to Fenland BusFest on Sunday (May 21, 2017), organised by Eastern Bus Enthusiasts. Around 40 buses and coaches, some from as far afield as the West Midlands and Yorkshire, took up residence in Broad Street and part of Market Street which were closed to general traffic for the day. Many of those vehicles helped operate a network of six free bus services which left from the Market Square, traditional departure point for routes from the town and served Thorney, Peterborough, Ramsey where a classic car show was being held, Turves, March and Chatteris. Loadings throughout the day were impressive, helped by the good weather and underlining that this is an event that appeals to all, not just enthusiasts. Andy Izatt was there and took the pictures.