Welcome to the Eastern Transport Collection website. This site will give you an insight into
the Society and provide information about buses in Eastern England. You can join the site as
a web member, but why not join as a full member and help to preserve the vehicles we own.
We also publish a 32-page magazine called "Terminus", published bi-monthly for our
members. This site will soon complement the articles in "Terminus" by providing an area
for photographs and providing up-to-date news about the Society.
The Eastern Transport Collection Society is an Educational Charity, number 290666, and began
as the Eastern Counties Omnibus Society, which was formed in 1969 by a handful of bus
enthusiasts in Norwich. Membership has grown over the years and is spread throughout the
United Kingdom. By 1984 the advantages of charitable status for the preservation activities
of the Eastern Counties Omnibus Society had become apparent, and the Eastern Transport
Collection Society was formed to take on board the work of the Eastern Counties Omnibus
Society in the preservation field. In 1986 the remaining activities of the Eastern Counties
Omnibus Society were amalgamated with the Eastern Transport Collection Society.
The object of the Eastern Transport Collection Society is to advance public
education by acquiring and restoring a mobile collection of historic vehicles,
which are related to public transport, and to establishing facilities
for their public exhibition.
The Eastern Transport Collection Society is registered with the Charity Commission as
an educational charity number 290666.
The Charity Commission is established by law as the regulator and registrar for charities in
England and Wales. If you would like any other information about the role of the
Charity Commissioner please click here to go to their website at
The Society can be contacted by clicking the links below, remove the [NOSPAM] from the address before