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Halifax Corporation 124, PCP804, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Alexander B43F body.
New to Hebble Motor Services in 1962 as their 196, it had been renumbered 665 in 1970. It passed to Halifax on the takeover of most of Hebble 's local services in March 1971, operating in Hebble livery for a while (and still numbered 665) and it's seen here having just been repainted in the July, yet it was withdrawn in 1972 and sold to Paul Sykes (dealer), Barnsley. It passed to the Bradford-Lahore Transport Company, Bradford for an intended overland service to Pakistan, but never made it out of Bradford, being sold two months later to North's (dealer), Sherburn-in-Elmet, passing then to Advance, Goole in 1973, who did actually repaint it into their own livery.
The Hebble destination display being unable to show a route number, it is seen operating the 29 service to Norton Tower. At the time the town's inner relief road - Burdock Way - was under construction, and services leaving town via Pellon Lane were temporarily rerouted along St. James' Road and up Commercial Road. St. James' Road then became cut off by the new Burdock Way and now doesn't continue much further than this point.
Photo taken by John Stringer, Tuesday 13 July 1971, St. James' Road, Halifax
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