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The Ugly Buses Ball

Homeland Tours, Croydon operated JVB908, a Leyland PSU1/13 Royal Tiger with a rare Mann Egerton (Crellin-Duplex) HDC24/26C body dating from 1952.
Following sale to Venture, Hendon in 1955, Thomas, Biggleswade in 1960, and finally Pegg, Caston in 1962, it is was saved for preservation by Robert Jenkinson of Consett and is currently undergoing full restoration.
This official photograph was given to me by Francis Flin (former owner of Homeland Tours prior to their sale to Wallace Arnold), and shows the coach on a pre-delivery publicity run, possibly close to the Mann Egerton works in Norwich.
My thanks to John Kaye for all this information.

Photo taken by Anon - from the Paul Haywood collection, 1952

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Photo ref: zzjvb908. Page and photo added November 2012
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