East Yorkshire’s well-known ‘Poppy Bus’, a Volvo B7TL Plaxton President first decorated to celebrate the centenary of the start of the First World War in 2014, has just been re-liveried again to mark 100 years since Passchendaele, also known as the second Battle of Ypres, which took place between July and November 1917.
EYMS Chief Executive, Peter Shipp, said: “The bus was so well-received when it first appeared to mark 100 years since the beginning of the First World War that each year since then we have redesigned it to mark another poignant anniversary – firstly VE Day in 1945 and last year the Battle of the Somme which took place in 1916.
“Having thought hard about what would be most appropriate for this year, we chose Passchendaele which was another long battle in the First World War when again many lives were lost.
“I hope it will have some significance for those who lost friends and relatives in that battle including those from the Hull and East Riding area.”
As before, the new livery was designed by the company’s in-house design studio and the new vinyls were applied in the EYMS main workshops at Anlaby Road in Hull.