Hedingham Omnibuses


Hedingham Omnibuses

Hedingham Omnibuses is an Essex bus company founded shortly after WWI by Aubrey Ernest Letch, trading under his own name.

Due to Letch's bad health illness, it was sold and renamed Hedingham and District Omnibuses in 1960. Since then company has grown through a mixture of organic growth and purchases of other companies. These include Blackwells, Earls Colne, C & R Coach, Little Tey, Jennings of Ashen, Kemps Coaches, Clacton-on-Sea, W Norfolk and Sons, Nayland, Wents of Boxford, Freemans Coaches and G W Osborne, Tollesbury.

ervices

Hedingham operates coach hire, commercial services, school services and council contracts. Timetables can be found on http://www.traveline.org.uk/.

Services operated as at 5th February 2008 (excluding most school contracts):

*1: Ashen - Sudbury (Thursdays)
*2: Mistley - Manningtree - Tendring - Weeley - Clacton (Monday - Saturday) ECC
*3, Colchester Town Service: Town Centre - Bridgebrook - Longridge Park - Hythe (Monday - Friday)
*4: Little Baddow - Woodham Walter - Maldon (Thursdays & Saturdays) ECC
*4: Colchester Town Service: Stanway (Medical Centre) - Westlands - Home Farm - Prettygate - Town Centre (Monday - Friday)
*5: Sible Hedingham - Castle Hedingham - Sudbury (Thursdays) ECC
*7: Stambourne - Gestingthorpe - Halstead (Tuesdays) ECC
*7: Clacton - Holland - Kirby Cross - Frinton - Walton (Sundays) ECC
*8: Toppesfield - Stambourne - Steeple Bumpstead - Haverhill (Fridays) ECC
*8A: Clacton - Holland - Kirby Cross - Kirby Le Soken - Frinton - Walton (Sundays) ECC
*9: Walton - Frinton - Kirby Cross - Great Holland (Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays) ECC
*9: Braintree - Shalford - Wethersfield - Finchingfield - Great Bardfield (Saturdays) ECC
*10/11, Clacton Town Service: Jaywick (Tower Camp) - Town Centre (Sundays) ECC
*10: Cornish Hall End - Stambourne - Braintree (Wednesdays)
*11, Colchester Town Service: Highwoods - St. Johns - Cowdray Avenue - North Station (Monday - Friday peak hours) ECC Contract ends 29/8/08
*14: Tiptree - Great Totham - Heybridge - Maldon - Chelmsford (Fridays)
*15, Colchester Town Service: Shrub End - Prettygate - Home Farm - Lexden - North Station (Monday - Friday peak hours) ECC Contract ends 29/8/08
*16: Wethersfield - Finchingfield - Stebbing - Felsted - Broomfield Hospital - Chelmsford (Mondays - Saturdays) ECC (contract ends 30/8/08)
*16, Colchester Town Service: Old Heath (Speedwell Road) - St. Helena School (Schooldays) ECC
*16A, Colchester Town Service: Old Heath (Canwick Grove) - Barnhall - St. Helena School (Schooldays) ECC - contract ends after Summer Term
*17/18: Clacton - St Osyth - Point Clear (Sundays) ECC
*17: West Bergholt - Stanway Secondary School (Schooldays) ECC
*23: Steeple Bumpstead - Braintree (Wednesdays) ECC
*50: Tollesbury - Malting Green - Layer de la Haye - Colchester (Monday - Friday) Part ECC
*73A: Maldon (Lower Plume School) - Heybridge Basin (Schooldays) ECC
*78: Brightlingsea - Wivenhoe - University of Essex - Colchester General Hospital (Sunday Evenings) ECC Contract ends 24/8/08
*80: Fordham - Colchester - Boxted (Monday - Friday)
*85: Brightlingsea - Mistley (Wednesdays) ECC
*86: Colchester - Aingers Green (Wednesdays) ECC
*88: Colchester - Earls Colne - Halstead (Monday - Saturday)
*89: Braintree - Halstead - Hedinghams - Great Yeldham (Monday - Saturday)
*89B: Halstead - Hedinghams - Great Yeldham - Ashen - Haverhill (Fridays)
*91/A: Witham - Kelvedon - Tiptree - Tollesbury (Monday - Saturday) Part ECC
*92: Tollesbury - Birch - Colchester (Monday - Friday)
*95: Maldon - Heybridge - Tollesbury (Monday - Friday)
*115: Thorpe Le Soken (Tendring Technology College) - Little Clacton - Weeley (Schooldays)ECC
*129: Ramsey - Harwich - The Oakleys - Stones Green - Beaumont - Clacton (Tuesdays)
*131: Clacton Town Service Jaywick - Town Centre - Crossways - Jaywick (Monday - Friday)
*134: Clacton Town Service Holland Haven - Town Centre - Sea Front - Holland Haven (Monday - Friday)
*135: Clacton Town Service Great Clacton - Town Centre - Coppins Green - Constable Avenue- Great Clacton (Monday - Friday)
*136: Clacton Town Service Jaywick Tower Camp - Bishops Park College - Brook Retail Park - Town Centre - Bishops Park College - Jaywick Tower Camp (Monday - Friday) ECC
*137: Clacton Town Service - Clacton - Burrsville Park - Shopping Village - Retail Park - Clacton (Daily)
*176: East Mersea - West Mersea - Great Wigborough - Layer - Stanway - Colchester Town Centre - Highwoods (Mondays)
*323: Greenstead Green - Earls Colne - Pebmarsh - Lamarsh - Middleton - Sudbury (Thursdays)ECC
*341: Fuller Street - Terling - Witham (Thursdays) ECC
*342: Black Notley - White Notley - Witham (Thursdays) ECC
*343: Braintree - The Notleys - Witham - Gambles Green - Fuller Street (Saturdays) ECC
*344: Black Notley - Terling - Broomfield Hospital - Chelmsford (Fridays) ECC
*345: Fuller Street - Fairstead - Terling - White Notley - Braintree (Wednesdays) ECC
*417: Rayne - Stebbing - Great Bardfield - Finchingfield - Radwinter - Saffron Walden - Newport Grammar School (Schooldays) ECC
*418: Great Saling - Great Bardfield - Finchingfield - Radwinter - Saffron Walden - Newport Grammar School (Schooldays) ECC
*581: Great Clacton - Weeley - Great Bentley - Colchester (Norman Way) (Schooldays)- Ceases at end of Summer Term
*X16: Chappel - Coggeshall - Halstead - Bury St Edmunds (Wednesdays)

ECC - Essex County Council Contract

Depot codes

HD:
*Wethersfield Rd Sible HedinghamCN:
*Stephenson Rd, Gorse Lane Ind Est Clacton
*Brunel Rd, Gorse Lane Ind Est ClactonKN:
*Unit 8 215-7 High St KelvedonSY:
*Meekings Rd Chilton Ind Est Sudbury, SuffolkTY:
*62 New Rd TollesburyHW:
*Iconfield site,parkeston Harwich, Essex

Liveries

Normal livery: Cream with red relief.

Variations include:
*EX6566 - In preserved Great Yarmouth livery

Other local operators

*See List of bus companies

External links

* [http://www.hedingham.co.uk/ Official website]
** [http://www.hedingham.co.uk/comphistory.htm Full history]
* [http://www.essexbus.org.uk/ Essex Bus Enthusiasts Group]
* [http://www.showbus.com/gallery/homeco/hedingham.htm Showbus pictures]
* [http://www.britishmodelbuses.com/_vti_bin/shtml.exe/search_page.htm Models Search for Hedingham Omnibuses]
* [http://www.southbus.co.uk/ Southbus Profile and pictures]
* [http://web.ukonline.co.uk/robsly/vrhdol.html Complete History of Hedingham Omnibus Bristol VR's]
* [http://www.busblinds.co.uk/ Hedingham Bus Blinds]


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