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On the right Yorkshire Woollen District 700, HD8554, a Leyland PS2/5 with a Willowbrook B32F body, one of thirty-five such saloons new in 1950. On the left is Yorkshire Woollen District 705, HD8559, one of a number where the chassis was extended and the body rebuilt by Willowbrook in 1955 resulting in it being B38F.
It can be seen that the chassis was not extended within the wheelbase, just a single standard bay being inserted at the rear presumably on a bolt on extension similar to those used to accomodate rear luggage boots on coaches which may also account for the slightly raised floor at the rear to clear the wheel arches. That would easily allow for those that later became double deck conversions.
This is a Yorkshire Woollen official photo one of a number posed at the Three Nuns Hotel near Mirfield, but my copy has a Roy Marshall stamp on it which I believe is due to him possibly acquiring the Willowbrook archive.
Photo taken by Yorkshire Woollen official photo, Ken Aveyard collection, 1955, Three Nuns Hotel, near Mirfield
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