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Burwell Museum
« on: September 09, 2017, 11:20:22 am »
The village museum in Burwell, Cambridgeshire contains quite a number of artefacts recalling Burwell and District Motor Service, the bus company that linked the village with Cambridge and other neighbouring towns that was sold to Eastern Counties in 1979.

The museum site itself features a windmill with various outbuildings housing many aspects of local rural life in the area. Farm equipment, household appliances and wares, a telephone exchange, war time settings and some vehicles – the most significant to people like me is the preserved former B&D Plaxton bodied AEC Reliance 932 BCE new to the company in 1962.

There is a replica frontal area representing 9 DER, a Willowbrook bodied Daimler Fleetline, which contains a display case of B&D photographs, tickets and memorabilia of this respected local bus company. Another bus related feature is the restored wooden bus shelter that once stood in the High Street. There is also a model of Burwell railway station.

Some of my photographs taken at the museum may be seen at: http://www.ipernity.com/doc/davidslater-spoddendale/album/1012142

I recommend a visit. The museum is open on Thursdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from Easter until the end of October (1100-1700 with last entry at 1600). Exceptional value for £4 (£2 for children).

A link to the museum website: http://www.burwellmuseum.org.uk/

« Last Edit: September 09, 2017, 11:24:03 am by Spoddendale »
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My 1960s/1970s snapshots taken when I worked at Yelloway:
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Re: Burwell Museum
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2017, 01:00:08 pm »
The village museum in Burwell, Cambridgeshire contains quite a number of artefacts recalling Burwell and District Motor Service, the bus company that linked the village with Cambridge and other neighbouring towns that was sold to Eastern Counties in 1979.
There is a replica frontal area representing 9 DER, a Willowbrook bodied Daimler Fleetline, which contains a display case of B&D photographs, tickets and memorabilia of this respected local bus company. Another bus related feature is the restored wooden bus shelter that once stood in the High Street. There is also a model of Burwell railway station.

Some of my photographs taken at the museum may be seen at: http://www.ipernity.com/doc/davidslater-spoddendale/album/1012142


The museum site itself features a windmill with various outbuildings housing many aspects of local rural life in the area. Farm equipment, household appliances and wares, a telephone exchange, war time settings and some vehicles – the most significant to people like me is the preserved former B&D Plaxton bodied AEC Reliance 932 BCE new to the company in 1962.

I recommend a visit. The museum is open on Thursdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from Easter until the end of October (1100-1700 with last entry at 1600). Exceptional value for £4 (£2 for children).

A link to the museum website: http://www.burwellmuseum.org.uk/

This is the original  from 9 DER when it was scrapped and not a replica.
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