The Hollies have purchased 3 ex Hedingham Dublinbus Volvo Olympians, 2 of which are being converted into self catering holiday homes. The third will be having something done to it, but as yet nothing firm has been decided. Also purchased is an ex Hedingham Wright bodied Volvo B10BLE which is being converted into a tea room. I went to the site office to find two really nice ladies, including Louise, who told me about the project. I was given a really warm welcome and given permission to go round the site taking photos.
The 3 Olympians are on the Glamping field, glamping being a merge of "glamourous camping". One is being used to store the seats of the other 2, and is the one with the undecided future.
|Ex Hedingham L361 M144 UKN no with more seats than intended!|
|Ex Hedingham L360 on its pitch at The Hollies|
|Lower deck stripped out ready for conversion|
|And the upper deck, with the seats stored in the bus visible through the windscreen|
|Ex Hedingham 362 M182 UKN|
|No pane no gain!|
My thanks to Louise and her colleague whose name I didn't get for their warm welcome, and I look forward to following the progress of the conversions. Now if you need a guinea pig to try them out and review once they're done.......
The tea bar will be ex Hedingham 481 R216 HCD. Not much more than a shell at the moment, but again I'll be following its progress
|Ex Hedingham 481 in state of conversion|
|The empty engine bay|
Coming up later this week a bus with a shed on the back. Never thought I'd type those words! Take care all.