Picture special: Torbay buses

A nice selection of Devon General and Stagecoach buses

A selection of Devon General and Stagecoach buses - Credit: Stephen Coombes

Life on the buses in the 1980s is the theme for this week's #NaturallyInspiring photographs by Stephen Coombes.

Retired bus driver Stephen, who lives in Torbay, spends a great deal of his spare time taking photographs of our #NaturallyInspiring Torbay and South Devon.

In this feature, Stephen shares the beauty of the Bay and surrounding area with Torbay Weekly readers.

This week, Stephen shares his images of an open day at Oldway Mansion back in 2007.

Stephen would like to dedicate his pictures to the NHS frontline and support staff for all the tremendous life-saving work they are doing. Our Heroes.

A lovely old  Leyland Atlantean which would have been in service in the Torbay area

A lovely old Leyland Atlantean which would have been in service in the Torbay area. No power steering back then - when you had a full load on, it took some turning - Credit: Stephen Coombes

Retired bus driver Dave Heathfield drew this - Stephen Coombes at the age of 60!

Retired bus driver Dave Heathfield drew this - Stephen Coombes at the age of 60! - Credit: Dave Heathfield

A Leyland open-top bus with such fine detail it took retired bus driver Dave Heathfield weeks to complete

A Leyland open-top bus with such fine detail it took retired bus driver Dave Heathfield weeks to complete - Credit: Dave Heathfield

A Leyland diesel open topper with a very smart driver 

A Leyland diesel open topper with a very smart driver - Credit: Stephen Coombes

A single decker from Exeter depot 

A single decker from Exeter depot - Credit: Stephen Coombes

AEC Regent 111

AEC Regent 111 - Credit: Stephen Coombes