Ipswich Transport Museum
Preserving the transport heritage of Ipswich since 1965, and now supported by the Friends of the Ipswich Transport Museum. The Ipswich Transport Museum is a Registered Charity No. 276626 and an Accredited Museum, number RD890.
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Bedford WLB Bus
Bedford WLB Bus
Date:1932
Registration:WV 1209
Acquired by the Museum:1966
Current State:Unrestored
This Bedford WLB bus with a Waveney 20 seat body was built in 1932 by Alexander of Devizes, registered WV 1209. It later passed to Foremans of Orford who used it until the 1950s.

When withdrawn from service it was converted to a mobile tea bar called the 'Pink Elephant' although it was never actually used in this role.

It was rescued from scrapping in 1966 by the Museum.