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DSCF4448 Stagecoach (Cambus) AE55 DJY and Norfolk Green X249 VWR
Tuesday 4 February 2014 (1252) - Market Street, Ely : Stagecoach (Cambus) 18338 (AE55 DJY) passing Norfolk Green 611 (X249 VWR). On 17 December 2013 the Stagecoach Group bought the Norfolk Green business. The Norfolk Green identity is to remain rather than the Stagecoach corporate identity being applied. I believe Stagecoach national fleet number 47881 was assigned to this bus. 18338, an Alexander ALX bodied Dennis Trident new in October 2005, was working the 1215 service 9 from Chatteris to Cambridge and 611 (47881) new in December 2000 (as an Optare demonstrator?), was working the 1255 departure of the Ely town circular branded ‘AbsolutELY’. working the 1255 departure of the Ely town circular branded ‘AbsolutELY’. Norfolk Green names its buses after local personalities - William‘Turkey’ Smart (1830-1919) was an agricultural labourer born in Welney who achieved local fame as a champion Fenland skater winning 13 contests in 1855 alone. His prize money for that months skating equated to two years wages at his regular job.