Nostalgia time for bus enthusiasts as the 90th anniversary celebrations for old Whittlesey company get under way

A SPECIAL event to mark the 90th anniversary of much missed Cambridgeshire independent bus operator Morley’s of Whittlesey took place on Saturday.

Based at Whittlesey Market Place and the former Morley’s premises in the town, the event included free rides on former Morley’s vehicles plus a host of visiting buses and coaches.

A regular service also operated to Thorney, with its historic abbey, museum and excellent teashop.

There was also a special journey to a ‘location of Morley’s interest’ as well as a trip to legendary Morley’s destination The Three Horseshoes.

Morley’s was set up by John Morley in 1922, when he bought a coach for �12. The company ceased trading in 2005.

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Spokesman for organisers Eastern Bus Enthusiasts, Nick Larkin said; “Morley’s was an independent operator of true character with a unique place in the local community. A Morley’s 80 event ten years ago proved a huge success so we’re staging Morley’s 90 as a tribute.”

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