SCT '61 Photo Index
Willowbrook
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1. RC1803
Trent RC1803, a 1934 BMMO ON with Duple body, rebodied by Willowbrook and fitted with an AEC 7.7 engine in 1945. Withdrawn in October 1955 and sold to Gleeson, Contractors.
Photo taken early 1950s, Alfreton Bus Station
2. ARA475
Silver Service of Rowsley ARA475, the famous and rare 1935-vintage AEC Q with Willowbrook body (left). It stands next to a Harrington-bodied AEC Reliance (149UMP) and a Duple-bodied Bedford VAS (549EAC).
Photo taken 1968, Rowsley depot, Derbyshire
3. BAL707
East Midland D7, BAL707, a Leyland TD4 dating from 1935 with a Willowbrook L27/28R body fitted in 1949 seen at Glasgow Paddocks Bus Station in Doncaster. It originally carried a Leyland L27/26R body of the early metal framed design.
Photo taken Friday 19 April 1957, Glasgow Paddocks Bus Station, Doncaster
4. JU6301
Browns Blue, Markfield, Bedford JU6301, new in 1935 with Willowbrook C25F body shown here on a Yeates trade card.
Photo taken c.1935
5. JU7225
Browns Blue, Markfield JU7225, a Dennis Lancet new in October 1935 with Willowbrook C31F body. Ex Hipwells, Ibstock in 1946, scrapped in 1957.
Photo taken May 1950, outside Browns Blue Garage, Ibstock
6. RC3719
Trent RC3719, a BMMO DON/Brush body new in 1936 with fleet number 348, renumbered to 519 when rebodied by Willowbrook in 1949, seen here on route to Manchester.
Photo taken 1950s, Derby Bus Station
7. RC3727
RC3727 new in 1936 to Trent as their 356, Brush body rebodied by Willowbrook in 1949. Sold to F Cowley in April 1958 still there in 1959. No further owners recorded.
8. VH8700
Seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place was O.K. Motor Services (Emmerson), Bishop Auckland VH8700, an A.E.C. 662 Regal.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
9. CRR678
East Midland N78, CRR678, was a Leyland TS7 new as E78 in 1937 with an ECW DP31R body. It is seen here at Glasgow Paddocks Bus Station, Doncaster carrying the Willowbrook B35R body fitted in 1948 when it was renumbered.
Photo taken Friday 19 April 1957, Glasgow Paddocks Bus Station, Doncaster
10. RC4601
RC4601 was new to Trent in 1937 with a Duple B35F body, rebodied in June 1950 by Willowbrook and sold to Frank Cowley in August 1958, to Collinson Bicester the same month and then to an unknown showman in 1963.
11. RC4613
Trent AEC Regal 712, RC4613, with a 1937 Willowbrook B35F body. Withdrawn in 1953 and sold to Prefect, Liverpool later.
Photo taken Tuesday 28 June 1949, Trent Parking ground Uttoxeter New Road, Derby
12. RC4615
RC4615, an AEC Regal new to Trent in 1937, with a Willowbrook B35F body. Sold to Frank Cowley October 1958 and now in preservation at BaMMOT Museum Wythall. Standing next to Trent SON RC7927.
Photo taken Sunday 13 October 2013, Tribute to Trent Day, Wythall Transport Museum
13. RC4615
Interior shot of RC4615, the 1937 Trent Regal with Willowbrook body. The seats are the original moquette. The Odeon style lights are quaint. Trent ran these types on seaside services and were understandably unpopular with passengers.
Photo taken Friday 12 October 2012, Wythall Transport Museum
14. RC4615
Rear view of RC4615, the 1937 Trent Regal with Willowbrook body
Photo taken Friday 12 October 2012, Wythall Transport Museum
15. RC4617
Trent 716, RC4617, an AEC Regal from 1937 with Willowbrook B35F body, rebodied by Willowbrook in 1950 and withdrawn 1958.
Photo taken Monday 22 August 1949, Trent parking ground, Uttoxeter New Road, Derby
16. RC4625
FWN807, a AEC Regal III with Willowbrook B34F body, built in 1949 for South Wales (fleet number 113) and sold to W.C.French in 1961 and RC4625, an AEC Regent with post-war Willowbrook L55R body, ex-Trent new in 1937.
Photo taken Saturday 21 March 1964, Seaway Car Park, Southend
17. RC4631
Prefect Coaches, Liverpool RC4631 and EDK726 were seen in the coach park in Portland Street, Manchester which backed on to Chorlton Street Bus Station. RC4631 was a 1937 A.E.C. O661 Regent acquired from Trent, Derby 1025 which had a Willowbrook H30/26R body new in 1948 whilst EDK726 was a Leyland TS11 Tiger, new to Yelloway, Rochdale in 1942 with a Burlingham C32- body.
Photo taken Saturday 28 February 1959, Portland Street, Manchester
18. RC4635
Trent AEC Regent 1344, RC4635, was new in 1937 with a Weymann H30/26F body. It was rebodied with a Willowbrook L27/28R body in 1949 and is seen here in Derby Bus Station.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 September 1959, Derby Bus Station
19. RC4637
RC4637, an AEC Regent new to Trent in 1937 with a Weymann body and rebodied in October 1948 by Willowbrook. Sold in March 1958 to Frank Cowley and sold onto to Passenger Transport Facility Manchester, last licenced in June 1960.
20. RC4641
Two vehicles in the W.C.French fleet, RC4641, 1937 AEC Regent with post-war Willowbrook L55R body, ex-Trent, and DNO271B based on a Ford Thames Trader lorry chassis.
Photo taken Saturday 9 May 1964, Seaway Car Park, Southend
21. RC4644
RC4644, W.C.French, an AEC Regent with post-war Willowbrook L55R body, ex-Trent new in 1937
Photo taken Saturday 19 September 1964, Seaway Car Park, Southend
22. RC4644
W.C.French HUO545, an AEC Regal with Weymann B35F body new in 1948 to Devon General and withdrawn by them in 1959 and to its left, 1937 AEC Regent RC4644 with post-war Willowbrook L55R body, ex-Trent in 1960.
Photo taken Saturday 21 March 1964, Seaway Car Park, Southend
23. RC4644
An earlier shot of contractor W & C French 1236, RC4644, looking very shiny compared with the photos taken in 1964/5. RC4644 was new in 1937 with a Weymann H28/26F body as Trent 1038 who had it rebodied by Willowbrook L55R post-war.
Photo taken early 1960s, Victoria Station, Southend
24. HL8814
West Riding, Wakefield 222, HL8814, was a Leyland TS8, the first of four delivered to Bullock, Featherstone in June 1938 with Barnaby C32F bodies.
Photo taken Friday 26 August 1960, Leeds Bus Station
25. JA7717
North Western 401, JA7717, seen here in Parker Street, Manchester was the second of sixty-four Bristol K5Gs new in 1938/9 with ECW L23/24R bodies. It was, along with the others rebodied in 1951 by Willowbrook with the L27/26R body seen here.
Photo taken Sunday 19 January 1958, Parker Street, Manchester
26. JA7722
North Western 406, JA7722, seen at Manchester L.M.S. on the X60 service to Blackpool, was one of sixty-four Bristol K5Gs new in 1938/9 with Eastern Coachworks L23/24R bodies. All were rebodied in 1951/2 with Willowbrook L27/26R bodies.
Photo taken Friday 15 April 1960, Lower Mosley Street Bus Station, Manchester
27. JA7727
North Western 411, JA7727, is a 1938 Bristol K5G, with a 1951 Willowbrook L27/26R body.
Photo taken Monday 18 May 1959, Hague Bar Road, New Mills
28. JA7787
North Western 415, JA7787, awaiting departure at Glossop (Norfolk Arms Hotel) during the late 1950's. It was a Bristol K5G, new in 1938 with fleet number 887 and an ECW body but in 1951 it was rebodied by Willowbrook and renumbered.
Photo taken late 1950s, Norfolk Arms Hotel, Glossop
29. JA7793
North Western 421, JA7793, is a 1938 Bristol K5G with a 1951 Willowbrook L27/26R body. Also withdrawn by the time the Ian Allan ABC was published in 1964, it carries the version of the livery with the cream roof.
Photo taken Monday 18 May 1959, Hague Bar Road near New Mills, Cheshire
30. JA7795
Two North Western Road Car Company buses from different eras, 423, JA7795, a Bristol K5G with Willowbrook L27/28R body, delivered new in 1938 as Fleet No 895 originally with an ECW body but was rebodied in 1951/2. It was not withdrawn until 1965.
Photo taken c. 1961, Mersey Square, Stockport
31. RC5984
RC5984, a 1938 Daimler COG5 new to Trent and rebodied by Willowbrook in 1943. Sold to a dealer in Nottingham in April 1953 and passed to an unknown showman in 1953.
Photo taken Dover?
32. RC5998
Trent 1050, RC5998, a Daimler new in 1938 rebodied by Willowbrook in 1946.
Photo taken Thursday 30 June 1949, bus parking, Derby Bus Station
33. AJA152
Preserved North Western 432, AJA152, a 1939 Bristol K5G with Willowbrook body.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 2008, Manchester Museum of Transport
34. AJA152
North Western bought this Bristol K6G in 1939. 432, AJA152, originally carried ECW bodywork but following the second world war it was rebodied in 1951 by Willowbrook to give a further 15 years of service, finally being withdrawn in 1965.
Photo taken Sunday 19 June 2011, Rowsley
35. BAJ846
Tees-side Railless Traction Board BAJ846, a Leyland Tiger TS8 converted to a tower wagon. New in 1939 with a Willowbrook body and numbered 25.
Photo taken January 1968, South Bank Depot
36. GNU184
Naylor, Alfreton GNU184, an Albion with Willowbrook C39F body, new in February 1939.
Photo taken 1951
37. GNU750
Former Tailby & George (Blue Bus) of Willington GNU750, a Daimler COG5/40 with Willowbrook C35F body, new in 1939.
Photo taken Sunday 5 May 1968, somewhere on the A23!
38. JA7723
Worth, Enstone JA7723 was a Bristol K5G dating from 1939 which had been rebodied in 1951 with this Willowbrook L27/26R body when it was with the North Western Road Car Company in Stockport and is seen leaving Gloucester Green Bus Station in Oxford.
Photo taken Saturday 11 March 1961, Gloucester Green Bus Station, Oxford
39. RC7085
RC7085, a 1939 ex Trent BMMO ONC with Willowbrook C31F body, was sold to a Nottingham dealer at an unknown date and became a caravan by 1959. Appears to be supported at the front on concrete blocks, presumably the exit is on the other side. There's nothing TAT about the Ford at the side of the bus.
40. RC7927
Preserved ex-Trent 417, RC7927, a BMMO SON with a Willowbrook B34F body new in 1940 was seen at Harrogate at the conclusion of the Trans Pennine Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 5 August 1979, Harrogate
41. RC7927
Preserved Trent 417, RC7927, a BMMO SON with a Willowbrook B34F body new in 1940, seen operating a shuttle service between Alfreton and the Crich Transport Extraveganza.
Photo taken August 1979, Alfreton Bus Station
42. RC7927
Midland Red GHA337 alongside Trent's 1940 BMMO SON 417, RC7927.
Photo taken Sunday 13 October 2013, BaMMOT Bus Museum Wythall
43. BJA133
North Western 14, BJA133, was a Guy Arab II fitted with a Strachan L27/28R body when new in 1943. It was rebodied in 1950 with the Willowbrook L27/26R body it is seen with here at Manchester (L.M.S.).
Photo taken Saturday 24 May 1958, Lower Mosley Street Bus Station, Manchester
44. BJA185
North Western 29, BJA185, is a 1943 Guy Arab II 5LW from 1943 but carrying a 1950 Willowbrook L27/26R body.
Photo taken Wednesday 27 May 1959, Hague Bar Road, New Mills
45. JDH109
New in 1944 as Walsall number 18, JDH109, with a Park Royal H30/26R body this Guy Arab II was rebodied with a Willowbrook H30/26R body in 1953 and renumbered to 206.
Photo taken Saturday 6 October 1962, Walsall
46. JDH275
Walsall 211, JDH275, was a Guy Arab II of 1945, originally with a utility Park Royal H30/26R body and numbered 41. In 1953 it was rebodied with a Willowbrook H30/26R body and renumbered 211.
Photo taken 1966, St. Paul's Street Bus Station, Walsall
47. BJA423
North Western BJA423, fleet number 829 (later 268) is a Bristol L5G from 1946 but carrying a 1952 Willowbrook B38R body.
Photo taken Monday 3 August 1959, Daw Bank, Stockport
48. BJA425
Preserved North Western 270, BJA425, a 1946 Bristol L5G with Willowbrook body
Photo taken Saturday 17 May 2008, Manchester Museum of Transport
49. BJA429
North Western, Stockport 273, BJA429, a Bristol L5G with a Willowbrook B38R body is seen in Stockport on the parking area behind Mersey Square.
Photo taken Tuesday 6 June 1961, behind Mersey Square, Stockport
50. FRW987
Leon, Finningley 34, FRW987, seen in Glasgow Paddocks, Doncaster, was a Daimler prototype leading to the post-war CVD6 range and was designated TV45.2 with chassis number 12580 and had a Willowbrook B35F body (6001) new in 1946.
Photo taken Friday 2 June 1961, Glasgow Paddocks bus station, Doncaster
51. FUP393
Seen at Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Venture, Consett 111, FUP393, was a Willowbrook B35F bodied Daimler CVD6 new in 1946.
Photo taken Friday 31 July 1959, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
52. RC8997
Trent 731, RC8997, an AEC Regal with Willowbrook B34F body new in 1946.
Photo taken Monday 4 July 1949, bus parking, Derby Bus Station
53. RC9012
RC9012 was an AEC Regal new to Trent in 1946 as their fleet number 746. Withdrawn in September 1960 it was converted in January 1961 to carry wheelchair passengers at the Leonard Cheshire home at Staunton Harold, near Melbourne, South Derbyshire.
Photo taken mid 1960s, Meadow Road Garage, Derby
54. RC9012
Former Trent 746, RC9012, showing the converted rear to facilitate wheelchairs.
Photo taken January 1961, Markeaton Park, Derby
55. AHL807
West Riding 298, AHL807, was a Leyland Tiger PS1/1 with a Willowbrook B35F body built in 1947 for J. Bullock & Sons, Featherstone. It passed to West Riding on takeover in 1950, retaining its fleet number of 298.
Photo taken 1960, Central Bus Station, Leeds
56. GPT60
Venture of Consett 127, GPT60, a Willowbrook B35F bodied Daimler CVD6
Photo taken John Street, Consett
57. GPT962
Venture, Consett 136, GPT964, was from the second batch of Daimler CVD6s with Willowbrook B35F bodies and was one of twenty new in 1947. It was seen at Marlborough Crescent Bus Station.
Photo taken Friday 31 July 1959, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
58. HHN297
United Auto LP7, HHN297, was one of fifty Leyland PS1s with Willowbrook B35R bodies new in 1947. It was seen at Marlborough Crescent Bus Station. When new it was numbered LTO197 and had been renumbered in May 1951.
Photo taken Friday 31 July 1959, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
59. HHN306
Seen at Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, United Auto LP16, HHN306, was one of fifty Leyland PS1s with Willowbrook B35R bodies new in 1947. When new it was numbered LTO206 and was renumbered in May 1951.
Photo taken Friday 31 July 1959, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
60. RC9652
Trent RC9652, an AEC Regent from 1947 with Willowbrook H30/26R body. Was withdrawn in 1960, passed to Office Cleaning Services London WC1 and by September 1964 to Cooke London, Breaker.
Photo taken October 1951, bus parking, Derby Bus Station
61. RC9658
Trent AEC Regal 752, RC9658, was new in 1947 with a Willowbrook B35F body, being the first of a batch of forty-three delivered in 1947/8. In 1958 it was one of twenty rebuilt and converted to FDP39F and renumbered 301 as seen here at Manchester (L.M.S.) on the service from Derby.
Photo taken Saturday 11 October 1958, Lower Mosley Street Bus Station, Manchester
62. RC9671
Trent 304, RC9671, was one of twenty AEC Regals with Willowbrook B35F bodies dating from 1947 which were rebuilt by Willowbrook to FDP39F in 1958. It is seen here at Derby Bus Station.
Photo taken Thursday 1 October 1959, Derby Bus Station
63. RC9672
New in 1947 with Willowbrook B35F body, Trent 766, RC9672, was an early post-war AEC Regal and is laying over outside Manchester (L.M.S.) before returning to Nottingham despite the destination display. In 1958 twenty from the batch of forty-three were converted to FDP39F.
Photo taken Monday 18 May 1959, Lower Mosley Street Bus Station, Manchester
64. RC9680
Express Motors, Rhostryfan, RC9680, an AEC Regal 0662 with Willowbrook FDP39F body. New to Trent in 1947 with Willowbrook B35F body and numbered 774, Willowbrook lengthened it to 30ft and rebuilt it in this form in 1958, becoming no. 308. Acquired by Express Motors in 1962.
Photo taken Summer 1965, Castle Square, Caernarvon
65. ACH640
Trent 1150, ACH640, an AEC Regent II with Willowbrook H56R body, new in 1948
Photo taken Friday 26 August 1960, Mount Street, Nottingham
66. ACH646
ACH646, an AEC Regent II new to Trent in 1948 with a 56 seat Willowbrook body, withdrawn and sold in March 1962.
Photo taken Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
67. DCT486
Longland, Crowland DCT486 was a 1948 Crossley DD42/5 with a Willowbrook H28/26R body acquired from Delaine, Bourne 27 in June 1956 and was seen at Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
68. DCT486
Seen here at Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough was Longland, Crowland DCT486 which was a Crossley DD42/5 with a Willowbrook H28/26R body new in November 1948 as Delaine, Bourne 27 and which had been acquired in June 1956.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
69. DCT486
A shot taken at the Beckley premises of Dengates and shows fleet No11, NJ6603, a 1935 Dennis Lancet with a Thurgood B32F body. It was purchased new by Dengates and was withdrawn in 1954 when it became a static office as seen here. It remained in this capacity until the early 60s when it was scrapped. The double decker is DCT486, the 1948 Crossley DD42/5 with Willowbrook H28/26R bodywork. New to Delaine, Bourne, it was acquired by Dengates in 1959 and withdrawn in 1963. It was sold to Cowleys in 1965.
Photo taken early 1960s?, Beckley
70. DVH114
Willowbrook advertising sent to the Trent Company circa 1949/50 when Derek worked in the Works Office.
Photo taken c.1949
71. GYG205
Rossie Motors Daimler CVD6 GYG205 with Willowbrook DP35F body, new in 1948, is seen at the Glasgow Paddocks Bus Station in Doncaster.
Photo taken Wednesday 31 July 1957, Glasgow Paddocks Bus Station, Doncaster
72. HTX443
Caerphilly Guy Arab III 43, HTX443, new in 1948 with a Willowbrook L27/26R body, seen here in Station Terrace, Caerphilly. Another similar Guy is just turning the corner behind it. The building in the left background is the main booking office building for Caerphilly station.
Photo taken Station Terrace
73. HTX445
Caerphilly U.D.C. 45, HTX445, one of four Willowbrook L27/26R bodied Guy Arab IIIs new in 1948.
Photo taken Thursday 16 August 1962, Caerphilly
74. JPT551
Venture bought sixty Daimler CVD6 buses with Willowbrook B35F bodies between 1946 and 1948. JPT551, number 163, was one of the last ten to be delivered and had by the time of this photograph been fitted with a two piece door and modified cab for one man operation.
Photo taken Wednesday 20 May 1964, Venture's Blackhill garage, Back Park Road, Blackhill
75. LTN464
Newcastle Transport 364, LTN464, a Daimler CVD6 with Willowbrook B35F new in 1948.
Photo taken 1963
76. RC9699
RC9699, an AEC Regal delivered to Trent in 1948 with Willowbrook 35 seat half cab front entrance bus. The chassis extended and body rebuilt to 30 ft in length, full width cab by Willowbrook in 1958. Withdrawn in October 1962 sold to Frank Cowley, Salford, purchased by the Clynnog & Trevor Motor Company Ltd in 11/62, scrapped in 1972
Photo taken late 1960's
77. VVO737
Barton 737, VVO737, was a Leyland Tiger PS1 given a Willowbrook double deck body in 1957. Barton were one of the last major operators to provide a parcels service as exemplified by the sign on the radiator
Photo taken Thursday 27 April 1972, Huntingdon Street Bus Station, Nottingham
78. VVO737
Barton 737, VVO737, a Leyland Tiger PS1 formerly a coach, but rebodied by Willowbrook as L31/30RD in 1957. An admittedly rather poor quality image, but showing the art deco architecture of Barton's depot opposite Huntingdon Street Bus Street Station in Nottingham.
Photo taken July 1970, Barton Depot, Huntingdon Street, Nottingham
79. WAL782
Like a number of companies in the fifties, Barton rebuilt a number of Leyland Tigers some of which received double deck bodies by Willowbrook. Seen at the 2011 Kirkby Stephen rally is Barton 782, WAL782, which was new to Barton in 1948 as a saloon. It was rebuilt in 1957.
Photo taken Sunday 24 April 2011, Brough
80. ECX791
Huddersfield Corporation 91, ECX791, was a Daimler CVG6 with a Willowbrook B34R body new in 1949.
Photo taken Sunday 14 July 1957, Upperhead Row Bus Station, Huddersfield
81. FBC664
Ex-Leicester City Daimler CVD6 81, FBC664, with Willowbrook H60R body, new in 1949, seen here with contractor Taylor Woodrow
Photo taken Sunday 28 June 1964, Lowestoft
82. FFU860
Preserved LRCC 860, FFU860, 1949 AEC Regal III / Willowbrook body. It was ordered by Enterprise, Scunthorpe in Lincolnshire, but delivered after Road Car had acquired the company. It operated for a short while in Enterprise's red/cream livery then repainted in green.
Photo taken Sunday 20 April 2003, Open Day, LVVS Road Transport Museum, Lincoln
83. FFU860
Preserved Lincolnshire 860, FFU860, an AEC Regal III with Willowbrook DP35F body, new in April 1949. It was ordered by Enterprise, Scunthorpe, but delivered after Road Car had acquired the company. It operated for a short while in Enterprise's red/cream livery then repainted in green. It was restored to Enterprise livery in 1998.
Photo taken Sunday 27 May 2012, Newark Showground
84. FWN807
FWN807, a AEC Regal III with Willowbrook B34F body, built in 1949 for South Wales (fleet number 113) and sold to W.C.French in 1961 and RC4625, an AEC Regent with post-war Willowbrook L55R body, ex-Trent new in 1937.
Photo taken Saturday 21 March 1964, Seaway Car Park, Southend
85. FWN820
New in 1949 to South Wales as 820, FWN820, this AEC Regal III with Willowbrook B34F body passed to Llynfi, Maesteg 83 in February 1961.
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1969, Rugby Club, Maesteg
86. NJO703
City of Oxford 703, NJO703, a preserved AEC Regal III from 1949 with Willowbrook DP32F body.
Photo taken c.1975, Southend
87. NJO703
City of Oxford AEC Regal 703, NJO703, has Willowbrook dual purpose 32 seat body and dates from 1949. It carries a reversed cream and maroon livery and is seen at the Oxford Bus Museum.
Photo taken Sunday 18 August 2013, Oxford Bus Museum
88. NJO703
The neat rear end of City of Oxford AEC Regal 703, NJO703. This Willowbrook bodied saloon dates from 1949.
Photo taken Sunday 18 August 2013, Oxford Bus Museum
89. NJO707
City of Oxford 707, NJO707, was an A.E.C. 9621A Regal with a Willowbrook DP32F body.
Photo taken Saturday 11 March 1961, Gloucester Green Bus Station, Oxford
90. NJO709
City of Oxford 709, NJO709, was one of ten A.E.C 9621A Regal IIIs with Willowbrook DP32F bodies new in 1949. It is seen here at Gloucester Green, Oxford.
Photo taken Wednesday 20 August 1958, Gloucester Green Bus Station, Oxford
91. VVO735
Barton Transport 735, VVO735, a 1949 Leyland Tiger PS1, originally fitted with a Duple coach body and numbered 560, KAL380, but rebodied in 1957 with a Willowbrook L31/30R body and renumbered and registered as shown.
Photo taken early 1970, Melton Road/Welby Road, Asfordby Hill
92. BCP828
Hebble 19, BCP828, a Willowbrook DP33F bodied Leyland PS2/3 is seen in leafy surroundings at Stonegate Road Circus, Leeds. It had been numbered 41 when new in 1950 and became 19 in June 1957, being further renumbered to 184 in June 1958 and to 133 in August 1960.
Photo taken Saturday 6 July 1957, Stonegate Road Circus, Leeds
93. BCP829
Great Yarmouth 17, BCP829, was a Leyland PS2/3 with Willowbrook B33F body new in 1950 which was acquired from Hebble in September 1962.
Photo taken Sunday 11 October 1964, Caister Road Garage
94. BCP829
Leyland PS2 BCP829 is being used here by Wallasey Welfare Department. It appears to have been modified for one man operation while still in PSV use and has later been modified somewhat at the rear, possibly in connection with fitting a wheel chair lift.
Photo taken Wallasey
95. BCP829
A busy day at Lower Mosley Street Bus Station in Manchester sees Hebble 185, BCP829, departing on the X12 service to Bradford. This was a Willowbrook DP33F bodied Leyland PS2/3 new in 1950 as number 42, becoming 20 in June 1957, 185 in June 1958 and finally 134 in August 1960. After withdrawal in February 1962 it passed to Great Yarmouth as number 17 entering service in October. It passed in May 1965 to Wallasey Corporation Welfare Department and was rebuilt to B17FL.
Photo taken Monday 18 May 1959, Lower Mosley Street Bus Station, Manchester
96. BCP829
Acquired by Great Yarmouth in 1962 from Hebble, Halifax and numbered 17, BCP829 was a Leyland PS2/3 with a Willowbrook DP33F body new in 1950 as Hebble 20 later 185 and finally 134 before its withdrawal by Hebble in 1962.
Photo taken Sunday 11 October 1964, Caister Road Garage
97. BCP830
Seen at the Walnut Street garage in Halifax is Hebble 186, BCP830, the last of six Willowbrook DP33F bodied Leyland PS2/3s new in 1950. Originally numbered 43 it was renumbered 21 in June 1957, 186 in June 1958 and was repainted into the bus livery in 1958. It was again renumbered to 135 in August 1960 and was withdrawn in February 1962.
Photo taken Sunday 4 January 1959, Walnut Street Garage, Halifax
98. BRC302
Trent 102, BRC302, an AEC Regal III with Crossley gearbox and Willowbrook DP33F body new in 1950 seen outside Manchester (L.M.S.) having duplicated the service car from Nottingham.
Photo taken Saturday 24 May 1958, Lower Mosley Street Bus Station, Manchester
99. BRC302
BRC302 ex Trent AEC Regal, new in 1950 with Willowbrook 33 seat body. Withdrawn in 9/61 sold to Edmunds of Rassau in 1/62 sold in 12/67, scrapped in Cullompton 3/71. Standing beside it is RC9683 new to Trent in 1948, converted to full front in 1958, sold to Frank Cowley in 10/63, withdrawn by Edmunds in 10/66, registration void in 3/72
Photo taken Edmunds Garage, Rassau, near Ebbw Vale
100. BRC406
BRC406, an AEC Regent III with 56 seat highbridge Willowbrook body, new to Trent in June 1950. It was their fleet number 1206. Withdrawn in July 1964, it is seen here at Nottingham in new condition.
Photo taken 1950, Huntingdon Street Bus Station, Nottingham
101. CHL771
West Riding 341, CHL771, was a Daimler CVD6 with Willowbrook B35F body delivered to J Bullock and Sons in 1950 just four months before the takeover by West Riding.
Photo taken 1965, Leeds Central Bus Station
102. CHL772
West Riding Autos 342, CHL772, was one of two Daimler CVD6's with Willowbrook B35F body bought by Bullock & Sons in 1950. It was the last bus to be registered by them, just four months before they were taken over by West Riding. Like its sister (341) it had bus seating, but 342 maintained this coach livery.
Photo taken Saturday 6 March 1965, Leeds Central Bus Station
103. CHL772
West Riding Autos 342, CHL772, was one of two Daimler CVD6's with Willowbrook B35F body bought by Bullock & Sons in 1950
Photo taken c.1969, Hollins Hill, Baildon
104. FFU858
Seen in an almost deserted Glasgow Paddocks, Doncaster is Lincolnshire 1871, FFU858. Although delivered to Enterprise & Silver Dawn as 54 it had not been licensed when Lincolnshire acquired the company in March 1950 and it entered service in July 1950 as Lincolnshire 854. It became 1871 in the 1953 renumbering and was an A.E.C. 9621E Regal III with a Willowbrook DP35F body.
Photo taken Friday 19 April 1957, Glasgow Paddocks bus station, Doncaster
105. FFU860
A rear view of preserved former Enterprise of Scunthorpe 60, FFU860, an AEC Regal III 9621E with Willowbrook B35F body, new in 1950.
Photo taken Sunday 31 July 1983, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
106. GAY171
Stevenson of Uttoxeter 21, GAY171, a 1950 Leyland Tiger PS1 with Willowbrook body originally in the fleet of Leicester independent Alen of Mountsorrel.
Photo taken 1976, Uttoxeter Garage
107. JUE351
Stratford Blue 53, JUE351, a Leyland PS2/3 with a Willowbrook DP34F body of 1950. It was rebodied by Northern Counties as a double-decker (35) in 1963
Photo taken 1962, Stratford-upon-Avon Red Lion Bus Station
108. LDE950
Silcox, Pembroke Dock 23, LDE950, a Bristol K6G, is seen here at the garage with the 1948 Willowbrook L31/28R body from 47, RC4633, which had been fitted by June 1961 in place of the Davies H33/26R body it carried when it entered service in February 1950.
Photo taken Tuesday 3 August 1971, Silcox Garage, Pembroke Dock
109. MHN470
Seen in the Market Place in Bishop Auckland was United Auto BG423, MHN470, was a Bristol L5G with a Willowbrook B35R body new in 1950 as BLO470, being renumbered in May 1951.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Market Place, Bishop Auckland
110. OJO725
A rear view of City of Oxford 725, OJO725, an A.E.C. 9621A Regal III, one of nine new in 1950 with Willowbrook B32F bodies seen at Gloucester Green Bus Station.
Photo taken Saturday 11 March 1961, Gloucester Green Bus Station, Oxford
111. OJO728
City of Oxford received nine A.E.C. 9621A Regal IIIs in 1950 and the penultimate one 728, OJO728, with a Willowbrook B32F body is seen here at Gloucester Green, Oxford.
Photo taken Wednesday 20 August 1958, Gloucester Green Bus Station, Oxford
112. BJX675
Hebble 47, BJX675, a Willowbrook B43F bodied Leyland Royal Tiger seen here in Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford. It was the first of six similar buses new in 1951.
Photo taken Sunday 13 May 1956, Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford
113. BJX676
Hebble 148, BJX676, seen leaving Burnley Cattle Market Bus Station was a Leyland PSU1/11 Royal Tiger with a Willowbrook B43F body new in 1951. Passengers will change on to a double-deck AEC Regent at Halifax to continue their journey to Leeds.
Photo taken Sunday 14 September 1958, Cattle Market Bus Station, Burnley
114. KDF982
Black & White 131, KDF982, seen at Victoria Coach Station was a Willowbrook C33C bodied Leyland PSU1/11 Royal Tiger new in 1951.
Photo taken Monday 22 May 1961, London Victoria Coach Station
115. KDF982
Black & White 131 and 135, KDF982 and KDF986 awaiting the next departure from Cheltenham Coach Station. The coach station is virtually empty, waiting for the arrivals from all parts of the country for passengers to change coaches for onward travel.
Photo taken Saturday 5 September 1964, Cheltenham Coach Station
116. LXV213
Birch Bros K213, LXV213 a Guy Arab III with Willowbrook FH27/26F body, new in 1951.
Photo taken May 1960, Pancras Road, London Kings Cross
117. LXV215
LXV215 was the last of six Guy Arab IIIs with Willowbrook FH27/26F bodies delivered in 1951. Numbered K215 it was named 'Prince Eugene' and is seen in Bedford on the 203 service to London.
Photo taken Saturday 6 February 1960, De Parys Avenue, Bedford
118. LXV215
A Birch Brothers Guy Arab III with Willowbook FH27/26F body, K215, reg LXV215, delivered in 1951 on its way to Rushden
Photo taken Saturday 13 June 1959, Hatfield Railway Station
119. LXV222
Birch Brothers K222, LXV222, seen at Bedford was a Willowbrook FH27/26F bodied Leyland PS1/4 new in 1951 and named 'Oudenarde'. After withdrawal it passed in June 1960 to Dale, Manchester.
Photo taken Saturday 6 February 1960, De Parys Avenue, Bedford
120. MTT635
MTT635, a Leyland PSU1/9 Royal Tiger with a Willowbrook B43F body had been new in 1951 as Devon General SL635 and was acquired by Great Yarmouth in 1963 and numbered 15. One of two acquired it is seen here outside the garage.
Photo taken Sunday 11 October 1964, Caister Road Garage
121. PRA387
PRA387, a Daimler CD650 new to Blue Bus Services Willington in 1951. The gentleman on the right is Percy Tailby one of owners of Blue Bus. It was withdrawn in December 1971 and the body went to a dealer in Derby and the engine to a Marine Co in Jersey.
Photo taken Wednesday 28 March 1951, Willowbrook Works, Loughborough
122. PRA388
Looking at the message board regarding decapitated double deckers, I remembered I had this photo of PRA388 from the Blue Bus (Willington) file. It must have hit the bridge there with a tidy wallopand the whole top has gone but a testament to the rugged build of Willowbrook
Photo taken 1960s, Blue Bus Garage, Willington
123. CJX68
†Hebble, Halifax 267, CJX68, an AEC 9613A Regent III with a Willowbrook L27/28R body is seen in Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford.
Photo taken Monday 5 June 1961, Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford
124. CJX71
Hebble 270, CJX71, one of four 1952 Willowbrook L27/28R bodied AEC Regent IIIs, new as number 70, seen at Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford.
Photo taken Sunday 23 March 1958, Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford
125. DRC217
With a Willowbrook H32/28R body on a Sunbeam F4 chassis, Derby 217, DRC217, dating from 1952 was seen in the town centre.
Photo taken Friday 2 October 1959, Victoria Street, Derby
126. FDB512
Seen in Eccles on a short working on the service to Levenshulme is North Western 512, FDB512, one of two Willowbrook B44R bodied Atkinson Alpha chassis delivered in 1952 and entering service in 1953 after being exhibited at the 1952 Commercial Motor Show.
Photo taken Saturday 10 January 1959, Eccles
127. LDD770
Seen at Airdrie Cross is Baxter 100, LDD770, a Leyland PSU1/11 Royal Tiger with Willowbrook B44F body which had been new to Bevan Bros., Cinderford in January 1952 and which passed to Baxter in February 1953 as number 60, being renumbered in 1954. It was withdrawn in July 1960.
Photo taken Saturday 9 April 1960, Graham Street, Airdrie Cross
128. ODE401
Silcox, Pembroke Dock 24 a Bristol K6G ODE401 dating from 1952 was fitted, when new, with a secondhand body from a Birmingham trolleybus but was rebodied in 1961/2 with a 1948 Willowbrook L27/28R body ex Trent 42 (RC4630) and is seen in the garage yard.
Photo taken Tuesday 14 August 1962, Pembroke Dock
129. PRA387
Blue Bus Services of Willington, PRA387, one of their fleet of rare Daimler CD650s fitted with Willowbrook bodies, built in 1952. To the right is Stevensons of Uttoxeter, 10 (HLW203), being ex-London Transport RT203.
Photo taken 1968, Burton
130. RHN69
RHN69, a bus well known to most of SCT61's North East contingent and formerly United's sole Guy double decker numbered GGH1. Originally ordered by the Durham independent Darlington Triumph, it was delivered in chassis form to United and then bodied by Willowbrook.
Photo taken 1968, Thirsk
131. RHN69
United Auto GGH1, RHN69, a Guy Arab III with Willowbrook H32/28R body, new in 1952
Photo taken circa 1961, Barras Bridge, Newcastle
132. SFC607
City of Oxford put into service in 1952 four A.E.C. 9821S Regal IVs with Willowbrook C37C bodies and 607, SFC607, the first of them, is seen at Oxford's Cowley Road garage.
Photo taken Sunday 27 March 1966, Cowley Road Garage, Oxford
133. SFC609
A rear view of City of Oxford 609, SFC609, one of four Willowbrook C37C bodied A.E.C. 9821S Regal IVs new in 1952 seen at Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 22 July 1961, London Victoria Coach Station
134. SFC610
City of Oxford 610, SFC610, one of four Willowbrook C37C bodied A.E.C. 9821S Regal IVs new in 1952 seen at Wembley Stadium. They were fitted with red steering wheels to indicate their 8'0" width to the staff.
Photo taken Saturday 13 May 1961, Wembley Stadium
135. SFC610
City of Oxford 610, SFC610, still exists in the care of the Oxford Bus Museum, one of four Willowbrook C37C bodied A.E.C. 9821S Regal IVs new in 1952.
Photo taken Saturday 2 May 2009, Oxford Bus Museum
136. SFC731
City of Oxford 731, SFC731, an A.E.C. 9821S Regal IV with a Willowbrook B42F body new in 1952 seen at Reading Station.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, Reading Station
137. SFC735
City of Oxford 735, SFC735, was an A.E.C. 9821S Regal IV with a Willowbrook B42F body.
Photo taken Saturday 11 March 1961, Gloucester Green Bus Station, Oxford
138. DRC224
Preserved ex-Derby 224, DRC224, a Sunbeam F4 with Willowbrook H32/28R body, new in 1953.
Photo taken Sunday 10 September 2006, at East Anglia Transport Museum, Carlton Colville
139. DRC224
Preserved ex-Derby 224, DRC224, a Sunbeam F4 with Willowbrook H32/28R body, new in 1953.
Photo taken Sunday 19 September 2010, at East Anglia Transport Museum, Carlton Colville
140. DRC230
Derby 230, DRC230, a Sunbeam F4 with Willowbrook H32/28R body, new in 1953, seen here a few weeks after the system was abandoned on 9th September 1967.
Photo taken late 1967, Ascot Drive depot, Derby
141. ECH211
Trent, Derby 211, ECH211, seen here in Mersey Square, Stockport was a Willowbrook C37C bodied Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tiger new in 1953.
Photo taken Tuesday 6 June 1961, Mersey Square, Stockport
142. ECH212
Seen at Manchester (L.M.S.) is Trent 212, ECH212, a Willowbrook C37C bodied Leyland Royal Tiger, one of six new in 1953, which having worked the X1 service from Nottingham was continuing to Blackpool.
Photo taken Saturday 31 May 1958, Lower Mosley Street Bus Station, Manchester
143. ECH213
ECH213, a Leyland Royal Tiger with Willowbrook C37C body new to Trent in 1953. These well appointed stylish coaches gave good service on tours, excursions and private hires for 10 years. Sold to Monks of Warrington via Frank Cowley in 1963. a rather sad end to a fine vehicle.
Photo taken between 1964-67
144. EHE947
Yorkshire Traction 1000, EHE947, was a Leyland Royal Tiger PSU1/13 with Willowbrook B42F body new in 1953.
Photo taken 1965, Barnsley
145. FDO573
FDO573, an AEC Regent pictured in Folkingham. This slide has remained a mystery to me as its one of a very few that I did not record any details whilst on a whistle stop tour of the area and with no legal lettering visible when snapped. It had been new in March 1953 to Camplin, Donington, an AEC Regent III with Willowbrook H32/26RD body.
Photo taken Wednesday 21 July 1971, Folkingham, near Sleaford
146. FDO573
Camplin (Holme Delight), Donington FDO573, a 1953 AEC Regent III 9613E with a Willowbrook H32826RD body in the museum workshop at North Hykeham during the Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society Running Day.
Photo taken Sunday 5 November 2017, LVVS Museum, Whisby Road, North Hykeham
147. GUH515
Western Welsh AEC coach GUH515 in Cardiff Bus Station, probably on a tour. It was an AEC Regal IV with Willowbrook C39C body new in 1953.
Photo taken Cardiff Bus Station
148. NUO685
Devon General (Grey Cars) TCR685, NUO685, was an AEC 9822S Regal IV with a Willowbrook C41F body, new in 1953.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, near London Victoria Coach Station
149. NUO690
Devon General (Grey Cars) TCR690, NUO690. was an AEC 9822S Regal IV with a Willowbrook C41F body new in 1953.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, near London Victoria Coach Station
150. OTV583
Skill, Nottingham 83, OTV583, an A.E.C. 9822S Regal IV with a Willowbrook C43F body seen at Victoria Coach Station, no doubt on hire to United Counties.
Photo taken Saturday 17 June 1961, London Victoria Coach Station
151. RDH990
Walsall 350, RDH990, the unique 3-axle Sunbeam S7 with Willowbrook H62D body, new in 1953.
Photo taken March 1966, High Street, Bloxwich
152. SRB424
Blue Bus Services (Tailby & George) were famous for operating four of the rare Daimler CD650's, each with a Willowbrook lowbridge body, PRA387/8 new in 1951 and SRB424/5 new in 1953 with fleet numbers DR13-16 respectively. SRB424, dating from 1953, makes a speedy departure from an eerily quiet Derby bus station.
Photo taken 1966, Derby Bus Station
153. NVE1
A rear view of NVE1, a Willowbrook C41C bodied Daimler D650HS Freeline, new in 1954, in the fleet of Mansfield, Burling & Welsh, Burwell (t/a Burwell & District).
Photo taken Sunday 11 September 1966
154. ORR140
West Bridgford Urban District Council ran a small fleet mainly on joint services with nieghbouring Nottingham. From the 1930s, only AEC chassis were bought. 21, ORR140, is a 1954 AEC Regent III with lowbridge Willowbrook bodywork.
Photo taken 1995, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
155. PAT412
East Yorkshire 620, PAT412, a 1954 Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2T with Willowbrook C39R body seen at Newark on the London to Leeds service alongside a West Yorkshire CUG class coach.
Photo taken Friday 19 April 1957, Newark
156. RPT128
RPT128 was an Atkinson BPL745H with Willowbrook B45F bodywork which was new to Venture of Consett in October 1954 as their 168 although it didnít enter service until the following year.
Photo taken 1969, AComb, Tyne Valley Coaches depot
157. TDH904
Walsall 854, TDH904, a Sunbeam F4A with Willowbrook H70R body, new in 1954. Note the wooden chock under the front offside wheel.
Photo taken April 1966, St. Paul's Street Bus Station, Walsall
158. TDH905
Walsall 855, TDH905, a Sunbeam F4A with Willowbrook H36/34RD body, built in 1954.
Photo taken 1967, St. Paul's Street Bus Station
159. TDH905
Walsall 855, TDH905, was a Sunbeam F4A with Willowbrook H36/34RD body of 1954. Next to it is WMPTE (Birmingham) 591, JOJ591, a Guy Arab IV with MCCW H30/24R of 1951.
Photo taken 1970, St. Paul's Street Bus Station, Walsall
160. TDH909
Walsall 859, TDH909, a Sunbeam F4A with Willowbrook H70R body, new in 1954.
Photo taken June 1967, Blakenhall
161. UHA196
Midland Red 4196, UHA196, a 1954 BMMO C3 type with Willowbrook C37C coachwork arrives at a soggy Victoria Coach Station in April 1966.
Photo taken Saturday 9 April 1966, Victoria Coach Station, London
162. UHA198
Midland Red 4198, UHA198, a C3 class with 37 seat Willowbrook body, new in 1954
Photo taken c. 1955, London Victoria Coach Station
163. UHA228
Midland Red 4228, UHA228, was one of sixty-three Willowbrook C37C bodied B.M.M.O. C3s new in 1954. Sixteen of them were rebodied with Plaxton C36F bodies in 1962 after the chassis had been extended and were reclassisfied to C3Ls.
Photo taken Sunday 13 July 1958, Gloucester
164.
An unidentified, ex Walsall Willowbrook bodied Sunbeam F4A trolleybus. It could possibly be 864, TDH914, but I'm not sure. Now in use as a store shed at Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
Photo taken Sunday 14 July 2013, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
165. 687FVD
Carmichael, Glenboig ran 687FVD a Leyland L1 Leopard with Willowbrook B45F body which was seen in Coatbridge
Photo taken Saturday 31 July 1965, Coatbridge
166. NVE1
Burwell & District Motor Services of Burwell, Cambridgeshire had three Daimler Freelines. NVE1 was a D650HS model & was new in March 1955 with this rather stubby looking Willowbrook C41C coachwork.
Photo taken Thursday 1 April 1971, Depot, Burwell
167. PAD181
Seen in Newbury, whilst heading for Cheltenham, is Black & White, Cheltenham 181, PAD181, a Guy Arab LUF which had a Willowbrook C37C body and was new in 1955.
Photo taken Saturday 25 October 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
168. PAD183
The classic view of Cheltenham Coach Station taken in July 1967 with nearest the camera PAD183 a Guy Arab LUF of 1955 with Willowbrook body. Next to it is WDG631, a 1959 AEC Reliance with Roe body and beyond 3 unidentified Plaxton bodied Leyland Leopards.
Photo taken July 1967, Cheltenham Coach Station
169. PAD187
Black & White 187, PAD187, was a Guy Arab LUF with a Willowbrook C37C
Photo taken 1965, Waterloo Road, Hinckley
170. RUP437
Venture, Consett 176, RUP437, new in 1955 was an Atkinson Alpha PM745H with a Willowbrook B45F body seen at Marlborough Crescent Bus Station.
Photo taken Friday 31 July 1959, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
171. SAL55
The unique Willowbrook C41F bodied AEC Monocoach, registered SAL55, was bought new by Morley, Edwinstowe and is seen here at the garage.
Photo taken Thursday 11 April 1963, Edwinstowe
172. TDH912
Walsall was known for its more eccentric designs (e.g. running both the shortest and longest Daimler Fleetlines). Here we see trolleybus 862, TDH912, a Sunbeam F4A built in 1955 with a distinctive Willowbrook body.
Photo taken Saturday 10 June 2006, Black Country Living Museum, Dudley
173. TDH912
A second view of Walsall 862, TDH912, showing its sleek lines and fully enclosed rear platform.
Photo taken Saturday 10 June 2006, Black Country Living Museum, Dudley
174. TDH912
Seen at a trolley bus event at the Black Country Museum c.1995, Walsall Sunbeam F4A TDH912 with Willowbrook body is seen with visiting vehicles from Bournmouth.
Photo taken 1990, Black Country Living Museum, Dudley
175. TDH915
Walsall 865, TDH915, was a Willowbrook bodied Sunbeam dating from 1955.
Photo taken 1970, St. Paul's Street Bus Station, Walsall
176. WJO739
City of Oxford 739, WJO739 was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance with a Willowbrook B43F body, one of six, WJO736-741, new in 1955. A further three, WJO742-744, were diverted to become Potteries S5624-6 in the livery of Wells Motor Services.
Photo taken Sunday 23 May 1971, City Of Oxford Garage
177. WJO739
City of Oxford 739, WJO739, one of six A.E.C. MU3RV Reliances new in 1955 with Willowbrook B43F bodies is seen at Gloucester Green, Oxford. There were to have been a further three but they were diverted to Potteries Motor Traction as S5624-5626, WJO 742-744, in the livery of Wells Motor Services.
Photo taken Wednesday 20 August 1958, Gloucester Green Bus Station, Oxford
178. WVT330
Potteries MT L510, WVT330, a Leyland Titan PD2/20 built in 1955 with Willowbrook L27/28R bodywork.
Photo taken June 1969, Hanley Bus Station
179. FCN714
Northern General 1714, FCN714, an AEC Reliance MU3RV built in 1956 with Willowbrook DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
180. FCN716
Northern General 1716, FCN716, an A E C Reliance MU3RV built in 1956 with Willowbrook DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken December 1968, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle Upon Tyne
181. KTL780
Delaine, Bourne 45, KTL780, a 1956 Leyland PD2/20 with Willowbrook H35/28RD body, preserved by the operator is seen here at a rally at Hillingdon, Middlesex.
Photo taken Sunday 24 June 1979, Hillingdon, Middlesex
182. KTL780
Delaine, Bourne 45, KTL780, was a Willowbrook H35/28RD bodied Leyland PD2/20 dating from April 1956. It has been preserved.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
183. KTL780
Delaine, Bourne 45, KTL780, was a Leyland PD2/20 with a Willowbrook H35/28RD body new in April 1956.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 1964, Peterborough Bus Station
184. SAD189
Black and White coaches 189, SAD189, and 191, SAD191, a pair of Guy Arab LUFs with Willowbrook C37C bodies, new in 1956.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
185. SDF203
Black & White Motorways 203, SDF203, an AEC Reliance with Willowbrook body built in 1956.
Photo taken 1966, Waterloo Road, Hinckley
186. SDU711
Samuel Ledgard SDU711, a Daimler CVG6 with Willowbrook H37/29RD body. New in 1956, it started life as a Daimler demonstrator before joining the Samuel Ledgard fleet in 1960.
Photo taken Monday 9 August 1965, Wellington Street, Leeds
187. TNX456
Willowbrook H35/28RD bodywork was carried by TNX456, a Leyland PD2/12 which was Stratford Blue 22 and one of three new in 1956 seen in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Photo taken Saturday 18 October 1958, Stratford-upon-Avon Red Lion Bus Station
188. TPT113
TPT113 was one of the third batch of Atkinson BPL745H buses bought by Venture. Like the others this had a Willowbrook body, B45F in this case, and caried fleet number 182, being new in 1956.
Photo taken Wednesday 20 May 1964, Consett Bus Station
189. TPT113
Venture, Consett 183, TPT113, seen at Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, was an Atkinson Alpha PM745H with a Willowbrook B45F body which entered service in 1956 although it was, along with 178-182, registered in 1955.
Photo taken Friday 31 July 1959, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
190. TVO233
Two single deckers of Austinís, TVO233 and FCH27. TVO233 was a Leyland Tiger Cub with Willowbrook DP41F body new in 1956 to East Midland while FCH27 was ex-Trent.
Photo taken Newport Road, Stafford
191. VKH34
East Yorkshire 634, VKH34, was an AEC Regent V with Willowbrook H30/26RD 'Beverley Bar' bodywork. Numerically the first of a batch of 15 which were delivered in November 1956, it was on of the final pair to be withdrawn and sold in April 1972.
Photo taken c.1969, Hull, Ferensway Coach Station
192. VKH37
East Yorkshire 645 and 637, VKH45 and VKH37, both AEC Regent Vs with Willowbrook H30/26RD "Beverley Bar" body of 1956.
Photo taken 1971, Hull
193. VKH44
East Yorkshire 644, VKH44, a 1956 AEC Regent V with Willowbrook body - the famous Beverly Bar roof is clearly seen. Alongside is 777, CKH777C, a 1965 AEC Renown with front entrance Park Royal body while the roof contour is not as pronounced as on 644 there is still a distinct inward taper to the upper deck
Photo taken 1993, Trans Pennine Rally Halifax
194. VKH45
Seen in Leeds is East Yorkshire 645, VKH45, one of fifteen with Beverley Bar style H30/26RD body by Willowbrook on AEC Regent V chassis new in 1956.
Photo taken Friday 4 April 1958, parking area between Castle Street and Saville Street, Leeds
195. VKH46
East Yorkshire 646, VKH46, an A.E.C. MD3RV Regent V had a Willowbrook H30/26RD body and is seen in Lombard Street, Hull at its junction with Ferensway.
Photo taken Sunday 27 July 1969, Lombard Street/Ferensway, Hull
196. WDH911
Walsall Daimler 836, WDH911, on route 12 to Pelsall passes trolleybus 859, TDH909 on route 30 to Bloxwich. Major alterations are taking place, which should help date the shot.
Photo taken St Paul's Street, Walsall
197. XDH66
West Midlands PTE ex-Walsall Corporation 866, XDH66, a Sunbeam F4A with Willowbrook body new in 1956 and converted at some time to forward entrance.
Photo taken 1970, Walsall Corporation Depot
198. XDH68
Walsall 868, XDH68, was one of the 1956 batch of Willowbrook-bodied Sunbeam F4A's.
Photo taken 1970, St. Paul's Street Bus Station
199. XDH71
Walsall trolleybus 871, XDH71, a Willowbrook-bodied Sunbeam F4A, passes 131, ODH89, a full-front Park Royal-bodied Leyland PD2/1 of 1951.
Photo taken 1967, St Paul's Street, Walsall
200. XDH72
Walsall 872, XDH72, was the highest numbered trolleybus in the Walsall fleet, their last new trolley to enter service (14 October 1956) and the last trolleybus of all to operate on the streets of Walsall. This photograph, taken on a hot and sunny day - everything that could open was open - shows 872 in Bloxwich High Street whilst operating a 30 Circular; it has come from Walsall via Leamore and will return via Blakenhall.
Photo taken c.1969, High Street, Bloxwich
201. XDH72
On the last day of trolleybus operation in Walsall, 872, XDH72, leaves Birchills Depot for the last time. 872 is a Sunbeam F4A with 70 seat Willowbrook body, designed by R. Edgley Cox, who is at the wheel in this photo.
Photo taken Saturday 3 October 1970, outside Birchills Depot, Walsall
202. 203BEH
Potteries MT L679, 203BEH, a Leyland PD2/20 built in 1957 with Willowbrook L27/28R bodywork.
Photo taken May 1969, Stoke on Trent
203. 465FRB
Tailby & George (Blue Bus), Willington DS1, 465FRB, was a Wllowbrook H37/33RD bodied Dennis Y1 Loline, seen here in Burton-upon-Trent.
Photo taken Friday 2 October 1959, Burton-upon-Trent
204. 725AEH
Potteries MT SN725, 725AEH, an AEC Reliance MU3RV built in 1957 with Willowbrook DP44F bodywork. One of 10 such vehicles delivered in 1957 with a body type that PMT used on other chassis as well.
Photo taken May 1969, Burslem Market Place
205. 727AEH
Potteries MT SN727, 727AEH, an A E C Reliance MU3RV built in 1957 with Willowbrook DP44F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1969, Charles Street, Hanley
206. AFT49
Tynemouth 219, AFT49, a Leyland Titan PD2/12 built in 1957 with Willowbrook H35/28R bodywork. On driver training duties and a number of Northern service vehicles in the background.
Photo taken June 1972, NGT Queen Street Depot, Gateshead
207. FT9917
Tynemouth 217, FT9917, an AEC Reliance with Willowbrook DP43F body new in 1957.
Photo taken November 1961, Coast Road/Falstaff Avenue, Billy Mill
208. GCN45
Northern General 1745, GCN45, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 built in 1957 with Willowbrook DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1970, Durham Bus Station
209. GCN49
Northern General 1749, GCN49, was a Willowbrook DP41F bodied Leyland PSUC1/2T Tiger Cub seen at Wellington Street Coach Station, Leeds.
Photo taken Sunday 6 July 1958, Wellington Street Coach Station, Leeds
210. GCN50
Seen in Wellington Street Coach Station in Leeds is Northern General 1750, GCN50, a Leyland PSUC1/2T Tiger Cub with a Willowbrook DP41F body.
Photo taken Saturday 22 August 1959, Wellington Street Coach Station, Leeds
211. LRC434
Whippet, Hilton acquired LRC434, a Leyland PD3/4 with a Willowbrook H41/31RD body in August 1971.
Photo taken Sunday 5 September 1971, Whippet's Garage, Hilton
212. OCY682
Taylor Woodrow OCY682, an AEC Regent V MD3RV built in 1957 with Willowbrook H32/28R bodywork.
Photo taken November 1970, Hartlepool Nuclear Power Station
213. PEA195
New in 1957, PEA195, West Bromwich 195. was one of twelve Daimler CVG6s with Willowbrook H34/26R bodies and is seen here at Oak Lane Garage.
Photo taken Sunday 22 March 1964, Oak Lane Garage, West Bromwich
214. SDF195
Black & White 195, SDF195, seen at Ascot was a Willowbrook C37C bodied AEC MU3RV Reliance new in 1957.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, Ascot
215. SDF196
SDF196 a Willowbrook C37C bodied AEC Reliance, new in 1957, carried fleet number 196 in the Black & White fleet.
Photo taken Saturday 10 September 1960, London Victoria Coach Station
216. SDF201
From left to right - Midland Red 4233, UHA233, a BMMO CL3 originally new in 1954 with a Willowbrook C37C body, but lengthened and rebodied with a Plaxton Panorama C36F body in 1962; Midland Red 5672, EHA672D, a BMMO CM6T with BMMO C44Ft body, new in 1966; Black & White, Cheltenham 201, SDF201, an AEC Reliance MU3RV with Willowbrook C37C body, new in 1957.
Photo taken Summer 1970, Digbeth Coach Station, Birmingham
217. VKH49
East Yorkshire Motor Services 649, VKH49, AEC Regent V with lowbridge Willowbrook bodywork dates from 1957
Photo taken c. April 1971, Ferensway Bus Park, Hull
218. VKH50
East Yorkshire 650, VKH50, a Willowbrook L31/28R bodied AEC Regent V, one of two new in 1957, waits in Selby Market Place.
Photo taken Sunday 6 April 1958, Selby Market Place
219. VKH50
East Yorkshire 650, VKH50, an AEC Regent V with lowbridge Willowbrook bodywork new in 1957.
Photo taken 1971, Ferensway Bus Park, Hull
220. VPT549
Seen at Marlborough Crescent Bus Station in Newcastle, Venture 186 registered VPT549 carried Willowbrook B45F bodywork on its Atkinson BPL745H chassis new in 1957 and was one of the last six Atkinsons bought by Venture.
Photo taken Wednesday 20 May 1964, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
221. VPT552
Venture, Consett 189, VPT552, was an Atkinson BPL745H with Willowbrook B45F body (having been reseated from DP41F) new in 1957, seen here in Stanley.
Photo taken Friday 4 August 1967, Front Street, Stanley
222. VTX44
This 1957 Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2, VTX44, with Willowbrook DP41F body was operated by John, Coity trading as Coity Motors and is seen at Bridgend.
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1969, Bridgend
223. VUP667
Gillett Bros, Quarrington Hill, VUP667, an A E C Reliance MU3RV built in 1957 with Willowbrook DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1970, Bishop Auckland Market Place
224. VVO737
Barton 737, VVO737, was one of nine Leyland PS1/Bs new in 1957. It had the reconstructed chassis from Barton 563, KAL 502, and had a Willowbrook L31/30RD body.
Photo taken Saturday 6 October 1962, Nottingham
225. WAL782
Preserved Barton 782, WAL782, a Leyland Tiger PS1 single deck chassis rebuilt with a Willowbrook L61RD body in 1957
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 2006, Wisley Aerodrome
226. 164BUP
Venture Transport 200, 164BUP, was an Albion Aberdonian with Willowbrook B45F bodywork, formerly an unregistered demonstrator dating from 1958. It entered service in January 1959 and was Venture's first bus to have a three-track number blind, somewhat superfluous for a company whose highest numbered service during its independent existence was 88. It was allocated to Blackhill depot and I well remember it coming through our village displaying 500 instead of 005.
Photo taken c.1968, Stanhope Market Place
227. 164BUP
Dixon & Nice Ltd (contractor) operated 164BUP, an Albion Aberdonian MR11 built in 1958 with Willowbrook B45F bodywork. When new, this had been 200 in the fleet of Venture, Consett.
Photo taken May 1972, Hartlepool
228. 762CVT
Potteries Motor Traction C8762, 762CVT, was an AEC Reliance with Willowbrook Viking C41F bodywork of 1958.
Photo taken 1965, York Road, Leeds
229. 763CVT
Willowbrook Viking C41F bodywork on an AEC Reliance chassis formed Potteries C8763, new in 1958, and registered 763CVT seen on private hire duties at Victoria Coach station.
Photo taken Monday 22 May 1961, London Victoria Coach Station
230. LDB752
North Western 752, LDB752, an AEC Reliance AH470 2MU3RA built in 1958/9 with Willowbrook DP43F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1969, Macclesfield Bus Station
231. LDB774
North Western Road Car Company 774, LDB774, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/1 with Willowbrook DP41F body.
Photo taken Saturday 2 May 1959, Coliseum Bus Station, Blackpool
232. LRC434
Trent 400, LRC434, was one of twenty-two Leyland PD3/4s with Willowbrook H41/32RD bodies new in early 1958 It is seen here in Derby.
Photo taken Sunday 15 June 1969, Derby Depot
233. LRC452
Trent 1052, LRC452, a Leyland PD3/4 with Willowbrook H73R body, new in 1958
Photo taken Friday 26 August 1960, Nottingham
234. LRC454
Trent 1054, LRC454, a Leyland Titan PD3/4 with Willowbrook body. The bus dates from 1958 and is seen at the 2000 Halifax Piece Hall Rally.
Photo taken 2000, Piece Hall, Halifax
235. LRC454
Trent only bought one batch of Leyland Titan PD3s prior to switching to rear engined chassis. 1054, LRC454, is a 1958 Leyland Titan PD3/4 with Willowbrook bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 19 June 2011, Rowsley
236. LRC454
Trent 1054, LRC454, a Leyland PD3 with Willowbrook 73 seat body new in 1958 transferred to Trent ancillary fleet, with behind FRC956, a Leyland PD2 with all Leyland body new in 1955 and withdrawn in April 1967, now resident at BaMMot Museum at Wythall.
Photo taken Sunday 13 October 2013, Maypole near Wythall
237. TAX710
West Mon moved from maroon to blue from 1969 before the change of name to Islwyn Borough Transport that came following the 1974 local government reorganisation. Still displaying the old name 23, TAX710, was a Leyland Titan PD2/40 with Willowbrook L31/28RD bodywork new in June 1958 and is seen at Blackwood depot after withdrawal.
Photo taken Thursday 3 August 1978, Depot Yard, Blackwood
238. TBC164
Preserved Leicester City 164, TBC164, a Leyland Titan PD3/1 with Willowbrook H41/33R body, new in 1958. It was withdrawn from service in 1974.
Photo taken Sunday 3 October 1982, Leicester City Transport Abbey Park Depot
239. TBC164
A rear view of preserved former Leicester City Transport 164, TBC164, a Leyland Titan PD3/1 with Willowbrook H41/33R body, new in 1958.
Photo taken Sunday 31 July 1983, Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum
240. UWO688
West Mon 13, UWO688, was a Leyland PD2/38 with Willowbrook B31F body, new in 1958 to replace an ageing Leyland Bull. It was fitted with sprag gear to enable it to operate on the Bargoed Hill route, along with Foden HWO590, and was later rebodied as a double decker.
Photo taken Friday 17 August 1962, Hanbury Square, Bargoed
241. VDA32
Brown, Trench VDA32 was a Guy Warrior WUL with a Willowbrook B44F body new in 1958 as a Guy Motors demonstrator. Seen here in Victoria Street, Wellington it was acquired by Brown in January 1959.
Photo taken early 1971, Victoria Street, Wellington
242. VKV99
McGill's ex-demonstrator VKV99, a Daimler CVG6LX-30 with Willowbrook H41/33R bodywork. New in April 1958, it saw service with a number of operators until acquired by McGill in March 1961 with whom it remained until November 1978.
Photo taken early 1970s, McGill's Depot, Muriel Street, Barrhead
243. XDV851
Devon General (Grey Cars) TCR851, XDV851, a Willowbrook C41F bodied AEC MU3RV Reliance new in 1958 seen at Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, London Victoria Coach Station
244. XDV852
Grey Cars XDV852, an AEC Reliance with Willowbrook C41F body, new in June 1958.
Photo taken c. 1958, Torquay
245. XDV855
XDV855, an A E C Reliance MU3RV built in 1958 with Willowbrook Viking C41F bodywork. New as Devon General 855, this was with an unidentified Juvenile Jazz Band when photographed.
Photo taken April 1977, off Coronation Terrace, Coxhoe
246. XTA839
Two variations on the small single decker theme. Preserved Devon General XTA839, SN839, is a 1958 Albion Nimbus NS3AN with Willowbrook B31F bodywork, whilst preserved East Kent EFN568 is a 1950 Dennis Falcon P3 with Dennis B29F bodywork. Both are seen here at the 2003 Worthing Rally.
Photo taken July 2003, Marine Parade, Worthing
247. XTA839
Preserved Devon General XTA839, SN839, a 1958 Albion Nimbus NS3AN with Willowbrook B31F bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 17 July 2005, Alton
248. XTA839
Preserved Devon General XTA839, SN839, is a 1958 Albion Nimbus NS3AN with Willowbrook B31F bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 17 September 2017, Dartmoor
249. XTA843
Yuill, Hartlepool based contractor, XTA843, an Albion Nimbus NS3N of 1958 with Willowbrook B31F bodywork
Photo taken August 1972, Yuill's Hartlepool Depot
250. XUP399
1958 Albion Aberdonian MR11N, XUP399, with Willowbrook DP41F body was number 197 in the Venture, Consett fleet and was seen in Newcastle at Marlborough Crescent Bus Station with a Northern General Willowbrook bodied Leyland Tiger Cub behind.
Photo taken Wednesday 20 May 1964, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
251. XUP399
1958 Albion Aberdonian MR11N XUP399 with Willowbrook DP41F body was number 197 in the Venture, Consett fleet and was seen in Newcastle at Marlborough Crescent Bus Station.
Photo taken Friday 4 August 1967, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
252. 1292RE
In July 1959 Harper Bros., Heath Hayes bought four Guy Arab LUFs, two with Burlingham C41C bodies and two with Willowbrook C41F bodies. The second of the Willowbrook ones, numbered 58, 1292RE, is seen here at the garage at Heath Hayes.
Photo taken Sunday 22 March 1964, Heath Hayes
253. 335KPL
Brady, Forest Green (Brown Motor Services) put 335KPL, an Albion NS3N Nimbus with a Willowbrook B31F body into service in July 1959 and it is seen here in the Farnham Road Bus Station in Guildford on his service to Holmbury St. Mary.
Photo taken Monday 31 August 1959, Farnham Road Bus Station, Guildford
254. 550CPT
Venture 207, 550CPT, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 built in 1958/9 with Willowbrook Viking C41F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1969, leaving Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
255. 550CPT
550CPT was a one off in the Venture, Consett fleet, carried fleet number 207, and was a Willowbrook Viking C41F bodied Leyland PSUC1/2 Tiger Cub new in 1958/9 seen at Consett along with Northern General Routemasters.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 July 1969, Consett Bus Station
256. 601EPT
208, 601EPT, new in 1959 carried the last Willowbrook body supplied to Venture. B45F bodywork was carried by the Leyland Tiger Cub which was seen at Consett.
Photo taken Wednesday 20 May 1964, Consett Bus Station
257. 601EPT
208, 601EPT new in 1959 carried the last Willowbrook body supplied to Venture. B45F bodywork was carried by the Leyland Tiger Cub which was seen at the Garage.
Photo taken Wednesday 20 May 1964, Venture's Blackhill Garage, Back Park Road, Blackhill
258. 629ANN
Morley, Edwinstowe ran 629ANN, a Willowbrook Viking C41F bodied AEC MU3RV Reliance seen here at the garage.
Photo taken Thursday 11 April 1963, Edwinstowe
259. 890ADV
Grey Cars 890, 890ADV, an AEC Reliance with 41 seat Willowbrook "Viking" coach body, new in 1959
Photo taken Sunday 2 January 2011, Winchester Bus Station
260. CEX490
Great Yarmouth bought six Albion NS3N Nimbus buses with Willowbrook B31F bodies in 1959. Seen here at the garage is 90, CEX490, the first of the batch.
Photo taken Sunday 11 October 1964, Caister Road Garage
261. CEX494
Among the second hand Albion Nimbus' purchased by Booth and Fisher were five with Willowbrook 31 seat bodies from Great Yarmouth Corporation, CEX490-494. The last of that batch, CEX494, is seen at Halfway Depot in South Yorkshire PTE days.
Photo taken Sunday 9 July 1978, Halfway Depot
262. JCN445
Northern General 1845, JCN445, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RV built in 1959 with Willowbrook C37F bodywork. Painted in bus livery and working the long route X1 Middlesbrough to Newcastle Worswick Street where the coach seating would be appreciated.
Photo taken December 1970, Park Street, Middlesbrough
263. JCN447
Northern General 1847, JCN447, seen after rebuilding, was an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance which, when new in 1959 had a Willowbrook Viking C37F body. In 1965 the front end was rebuilt for stage carriage work and it became DP41F, as seen here in the bus station in Consett.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 July 1969, Consett Bus Station
264. JCN454
Northern General 1854, JCN454, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RV built in 1959 with Willowbrook C37F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1968, Park Lane Depot, Sunderland
265. JCN882
Northern General 1882 JCN882 Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/1 built in 1959 with Willowbrook B45F bodywork. A foul day at Sunderland.
Photo taken April 1969, Park Lane Bus Station, Sunderland
266. JCN886
Northern General 1886, JCN886, was a Leyland PSUC1/1 Tiger Cub with a Willowbrook B45F body, one of twenty new in 1959.
Photo taken Friday 31 July 1959, Manors Bus Park, Newcastle
267. KCP890
Hebble Motor Services 188, KCP890, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Willowbrook B43F body, new in 1959.
Photo taken Saturday 10 September 1960, Westwood Bus Station, Scarborough
268. KJX754
Hebble 654, KJX754, an AEC Reliance with Willowbrook DP43F body, new in 1959 (originally numbered 190).
Photo taken late 1970/early 1971, Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford
269. LDB783
North Western 783, LDB783, seen in Chorlton Street Bus Station in Manchester was a Leyland PSUC1/1 with a Willowbrook DP43F body.
Photo taken Saturday 2 April 1960, Chorlton Street Bus Station, Manchester
270. NRC152
NRC152 was a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 with Willowbrook DP41F bodywork which had been new to Trent in March 1959 as their 152.
Photo taken early 1970s, Garelochhead
271. NRC154
Paton Brothers, Renfrew bought no fewer than six of these 1959 ex-Trent Leyland Tiger Cub PSUc1/2s with Willowbrook B41F bodies in 1968. NRC156/4 are seen at the company's Tower Garage in Ferry Road, Renfrew with IZZI's ice cream factory in the background.
Photo taken early 1970s, Paton's Depot, Tower Garage, Ferry Road, Renfrew
272. NRC155
Trent 155, NRC155, a 1959 Leyland PSUC1/2 with Willowbrook Dual Purpose body on express service X1.
Photo taken 1961, London Victoria Coach Station
273. NRC157
Paton Bros NRC157, a Leyland PSUC1/2 with Willowbrook DP41F bodywork which was new to Trent as their 355 in May 1959. It was acquired by Paton in August 1968 entering service the following month. It wasn't used after December 1975 but was licensed until April 1976. Soon after it passed to a dealer.
Photo taken early 1970s, Paton's Depot, Tower Garage, Ferry Road, Renfrew
274. NRC159
New to Trent in 1959 as their 159, NRC15,9 this Leyland Tiger Cub carried a Willowbrook dual purpose body. It is seen in service with Paisley area independent Paton of Renfrew in 1971
Photo taken Tuesday 26 October 1971, Renfrew Ferry Terminus
275. NRC160
Trent, Derby 358, NRC160, was one of ten Leyland PSUC1/2 Tiger Cubs with Willowbrook DP41F bodies which had been new as numbers 152 to 161 in 1959. 160 had been renumbered to 358 by the time it was seen here in the parking area at the rear of the bus station in Derby.
Photo taken Sunday 20 June 1965, Derby Bus Station
276. OVH607
County Motors, Lepton 96, OVH607, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/1 with Willowbrook B43F body, new in 1959.
Photo taken mid 1960s, Lord Street, Huddersfield
277. WDF569
WDF569 was new in 1959 to Bevan Bros (Soudley Valley Coaches) of Soudley, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, a Leyland Tiger Cub with Willowbrook BET-style 41 seat bodywork. It has a 5.76 litre diesel engine, and was fitted with headrests for private hire.
Photo taken Monday 26 May 2014, Wythall Transport Museum
278. WXR50
Birch Brothers K50, WXR50, was the first of three Willowbrook Viking C41F bodied Leyland PSUC1/2 Tiger Cubs new in 1959 and is seen here in Bedford loading for the 203M service to London.
Photo taken Saturday 6 February 1960, De Parys Avenue, Bedford
279. WXR52
The third of Birch Brothers 1959 Willowbrook Viking C41F bodied Leyland PSUC1/2 Tiger Cubs was K52, WXR52, which was caught in Bedford on the 203M Motorway service to London.
Photo taken Saturday 6 February 1960, De Parys Avenue, Bedford
280. 2768NX
Stratford Blue garage with 2768NX, a Leyland PD3/4 with Willowbrook H41/32F body new in 1960 and 436GAC, a Leyland PSU3/3R built in 1963 with Duple C49F bodyalongside. Not the best of shots from across a busy road even then.
Photo taken August 1968, Guild Street, Stratford-upon-Avon Garage
281. 363MRA
Among the Albion Nimbus units operated by Booth & Fisher Ltd. of Halfway, was this NS3N model, 363MRA, new in January 1960 with Willowbrook B31F bodywork.
Photo taken Monday 12 April 1971, Depot, Halfway
282. 364MRA
Booth and Fisher assembled a collection of ten Albion Nimbuses (or should that be Nimbii) with two examples coming new to the operator. One of that pair was 364MRA a NS3N model with Willowbrook B31F bodywork which survived long enough to become SYPTE number 1057. Alongside is sister 363MRA which outlived its twin by a short period.
Photo taken Sunday 9 July 1978, Halfway Depot
283. 495ALH
Chesterfield Corporation former 255, 3255NU, a Daimler CCG6 with Weymann H37/28F body, new in 1963, later converted into a Training Bus; Alongside is 12, 495ALH, an AEC Reliance 2MU2RA with Willowbrook B42D body, new as London Transport RW1 in 1960.
Photo taken 1973, Stonegravels Garage, Chesterfield
284. 496ALH
London Transport green Country Area AEC Reliance / Willowbrook front entrance, centre exit, one man operated RW2, 496ALH, allocated to Hemel Hempstead (HH). One of three, RW1-3 (495-497 ALH) they were new in 1960 and in 1963 were sold to Chesterfield Corporation where they lasted for 14 years, Chesterfield's livery also being green. The AEC Regent behind is RT4189, LYF248, on route 301 to Aylesbury and being allocated to Tring (TG).
Photo taken October 1960, Watford Junction Station
285. 496ALH
London Transport Executive RW2, 496ALH, one of three AEC 2MU2RA Reliances with Willowbrook B42D bodies is seen at Hemel Hempstead.
Photo taken Saturday 15 October 1960, Bus Station, Waterhouse Street, Hemel Hempstead
286. 497ALH
New to London Transport in 1960 as RW3, 497ALH passed to Chesterfield in 1963 as number 20. It was a Willowbrook B42D bodied AEC Reliance and is seen at the garage.
Photo taken Sunday 18 July 1965, Sheffield Road Garage, Chesterfield
287. 497ALH
London Transport Country Area green RW3, 497ALH, a 1960 AEC Reliance / Willowbrook, one man operated, seen outside its home garage.
Photo taken October 1960, Two Waters Garage, Hemel Hempstead
288. 537JTC
Booth and Fisher acquired 537JTC, a former 1960 demonstrator Albion Nimbus NS3 Willowbrook B31F from Barrie of Balloch in 1963. They went on to purchase identical vehicles both new and second hand.
Photo taken Sunday 9 July 1978, Halfway Depot
289. 702PRA
Blue Bus Services of Willington 702PRA was a Daimler CVG6 with a distinctive Willowbrook lowbridge body.
Photo taken 1966, Derby Bus Station
290. 984HFC
A rear view of City of Oxford H984, 984HFC, an A.E.C. MD3RV Regent V with a Willowbrook H37/26F body new in 1960 seen at Gloucester Green Bus Station.
Photo taken Saturday 11 March 1961, Gloucester Green Bus Station, Oxford
291. LDB796
Preserved North Western 796, LDB796, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/1 with Willowbrook DP43F body, new in 1960
Photo taken Saturday 17 May 2008, Manchester Museum of Transport
292. LDB796
North Western 796, LDB796, a 1960 Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 with Willowbrook dual purpose 43 seat body. North Western's smart and unusual dual purpose livery is carried
Photo taken Sunday 29 May 2011, Marine Road, Morecambe
293. LDB796
With the last of the winter snow visible on the Pennines, North Western 796, LDB796, a 1960 Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/1 with Willowbrook dual purpose 43 seat bodywork speeds through Kirkby Stephen while attending the 2010 Kirkby Stephen Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 4 April 2010, Kirkby Stephen
294. MN44
Inside Peel depot, former Stratford Blue/Midland Red Willowbrook H41/32F bodied Leyland PD3A/1 of 1963 MN44 (formerly 668HNX, Stratford Blue number 1) keeps company with PSUC1/2 Willowbrook 9, 3680MN, of 1961. The saloon still exists in preservation, currently unrestored at Jurby Transport Museum.
Photo taken Thursday 28 June 1979, Peel Depot, Isle of Man
295. RDB805
North Western RC 805, RDB805, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built 1960 with Willowbrook DP43F bodywork. Waiting to depart on service 134 to Northwich
Photo taken June 1970, Arpley Bus Station, Warrington
296. WJU407
Dunning, Great Ayton, WJU407, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1960 with Willowbrook Viscount C41F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1972, Great Ayton
297. WVA453
WVA453 was one of a pair of AEC Reliance 2MU3RAs with Willowbrook B45F bodywork which had been new to Irvine (Golden Eagle Coaches) of Salsburgh in May 1960 and were acquired by OK Motor Services in March 1965.
Photo taken c.1968, OK depot Bishop Auckland
298. WVA453
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland WVA453, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Willowbrook B45F body, new to Irvine (Golden Eagle), Salsburgh in 1960, and acquired from them in 1965.
Photo taken July 1969, rear of OK depot Bishop Auckland
299. 3680MN
Inside Peel depot, former Stratford Blue/Midland Red Willowbrook H41/32F bodied Leyland PD3A/1 of 1963 MN44 (formerly 668HNX, Stratford Blue number 1) keeps company with PSUC1/2 Willowbrook 9, 3680MN, of 1961. The saloon still exists in preservation, currently unrestored at Jurby Transport Museum.
Photo taken Thursday 28 June 1979, Peel Depot, Isle of Man
300. 3682MN
Isle of Man Road Services 56, 3682MN, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 built in 1961 with Willowbrook B43F bodywork. When new it had DP41F seating.
Photo taken July 1976, Douglas Bus Station, Isle of Man
301. 939GTA
Devon General 939, 939GTA, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RV built in 1961 with Willowbrook Viscount C41F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1970, Bus Station, Exeter
302. RDB860
North Western 860, RDB860, an AEC Reliance with Willowbrook DP43F body new in 1961. It ended up in Malta where it gained a new local body.
Photo taken Tuesday 31 May 1966, below Wellington Road South, Stockport
303. RDB863
Purple Motors of Bethesda RDB863, a 1961 AEC Reliance with Willowbrook B43F body, new to North Western as 863. I never could work out why they were called Purple Motors.
Photo taken June 1980, Depot, Bethesda
304. RGR38
Sunderland 38, RGR38, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV built in 1961 with Willowbrook B41D bodywork.
Photo taken June 1969, Fawcett Street
305. VCH163
Lough Swilly, Letterkenny, 120 VCH163, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/1 built in 1961 with Willowbrook DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1979, Letterkenny Depot
306. VCH170
Purple Motors of Bethesda VCH170, a 1961 Leyland Tiger Cub with Willowbrook DP41F body new to Trent as 170.
Photo taken June 1980, Bethesda Depot
307. VCH830
Stokes of Carstairs, VCH830, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/1 built in 1961 with Willowbrook B45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Carstairs
308. VPM730
Gale, Haslemere VPM730 was a Bedford J2SZ7 with a Willowbrook Compact C19F body new in 1961 which is seen at Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1962, Wembley Stadium
309. WNT242
To compliment the recent picture of Burton's VAL, this view of WNT242, a Bedford SB3 with Willowbrook B41F passing the Devon General garage in Brixham looks like it sports an "overall advert" rather disguising the Burton's livery.
Photo taken Wednesday 24 March 1976, Brixham, Devon
310. 377FGB
With the transfer of MacBrayne's services to Highland Omnibuses, in 1971 Highland acquired former MacBrayne 76, 377FGB, a Bedford VAS1 with Willowbrook B30F bodywork which had been new in May 1962.
Photo taken September 1971, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye
311. 381FGB
David MacBrayne 82, 381FGB, was a Bedford VAS1 with Willowbrook B30F bodywork. It had been new in May 1962. In 1971 it passed to Highland Omnibuses who numbered it CD46. It was withdrawn in 1973.
Photo taken 1969, Fort William Bus Station
312. 5895YG
Pennine Motor Services of Gargrave 5895YG, Leyland Leopard L2 with Willowbrook body, new in 1962.
Photo taken January 1972, Skipton
313. 618BBO
36 foot vehicles made their appearance in the Western Welsh fleet in the form of Willowbrook bodied Leyland PSU3/2R buses and 618, 618BBO, delivered in 1962 is seen in Cardiff bus station
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1969, Cardiff Bus Station
314. 734PDE
Seen in the Coach Station at Cheltenham is Silcox, Pembroke Dock 62, 734PDE, a Leyland PSU3/3R Leopard with a Willowbrook C51F body which had been new in August 1962. This was the first 36 feet long vehicle in the Silcox fleet.
Photo taken Saturday 7 August 1971, Coach Station, Cheltenham
315. 773PRL
Grenville Motors of Troon operated 773PRL, a Bedford SB5 with Willowbrook B42F bodywork, which had been new to Oxford of Falmouth (one of the operators on the Falmouth-Penryn circular service) in December 1962. It was acquired from Hocking of Penryn in 1968. Between 1967 and 1973 Grenville gradually acquired all the former operators on this service which became Grenville's most frequent, operating every twenty minutes on weekdays and every forty minutes on Sundays.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Portreath Beach
316. 82CYV
St Kevin's Bus Service, Glendalough, Eire, ZNI456, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1962 with Willowbrook B51F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1975, Glendalough, Ireland
317. 84CYV
Birch Bros K84, 84CYV, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Willowbrook DP51F body new in 1962 seen in Midland Road adjacent to St. Pancras Station. It was rebodied by Plaxton, as DP49F, in 1969.
Photo taken Sunday 13 October 1963, Midland Road, London St. Pancras
318. 858GNM
H. & C., Garston operated this Willowbrook B65F bodied AEC Reliance, 858GNM, new in June 1962, which was caught the following month at Gilwell Park, Epping on a Scout & Cub weekend jamboree.
Photo taken Saturday 7 July 1962, Gilwell Park, Epping
319. 930UVT
Potteries MT SN930, 930UVT, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1962 with Willowbrook B54F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1968, Newcastle-under-Lyme Garage
320. 935UVT
PMT SN935, 935UVT, an AEC Reliance with Willowbrook B54F body new in September 1962, on route 10 to Hanley.
Photo taken Station Road, Stafford
321. 940UVT
Potteries Motor Traction SN940, 940UVT, seen in Uttoxeter, was the last of ten A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliances with Willowbrook B54F bodies new in 1962.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1964, Uttoxeter Market Place
322. 960HTT
Grey Cars/Devon General 960, 960HTT, an AEC Reliance with Willowbrook Viscount C41F body, new in 1962, built to 7ft 6ins width
Photo taken Saturday 30 June 2012, Teignmouth
323. 960HTT
Preserved Devon General TCR960, 960HTT, an AEC Reliance with Willowbrook C41F body on display at the Heathfield Depot of Grey Cars on the occaision of their centenary open day
Photo taken Saturday 27 April 2013, Grey Cars Heathfield Depot
324. 960HTT
Another preserved Grey Cars coach, AEC Reliance/Willpowbrook 960HTT, also at Okehampton station.
Photo taken Sunday 15 September 2013, Okehampton Station
325. 9732AT
East Yorkshire Willowbrook DP47F bodied Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard new in 1962 was 732, 9732AT, and is seen at Victoria Coach Station with vehicles from Maidstone & District, North Western and Midland Red.
Photo taken Sunday 28 July 1963, London Victoria Coach Station
326. 9733AT
East Yorkshire, Hull 733, 9733AT, was a 1962 Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with a Willowbrook DP47F body seen in Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 5 June 1971, Victoria Coach Station, London
327. 9734AT
East Yorkshire 734, 9734AT, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1962 with Willowbrook DP47F bodywork. NBC's DP livery sadly out sync with the body trim.
Photo taken March 1975, Ferensway Bus Park, Hull
328. 9737AT
East Yorkshire 737, 9737AT, seen at Westwood, Scarborough, was a Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with a Willowbrook DP47F body and is seen in the N.B.C. Blue livery.
Photo taken Friday 17 August 1973, Westwood, Scarborough
329. FFT813
Tynemouth 263, FFT813,a Leyland PSU3 with Willowbrook DP49F body new in 1962, seen shortly after delivery one evening inside Percy Main garage.
Photo taken 1962, Percy Main garage
330. FFT813
Tynemouth 263, FFT813, a Leyland PSU3 with Willowbrook DP49F body new in 1962, another view inside Percy Main shortly after delivery.
Photo taken 1962, Percy Main Garage
331. FFT813
Tynemouth 263, FFT813, a Leyland PSU3 with Willowbrook DP49F body new in 1962.
Photo taken 1963, North Shields Bus Park
332. HCU54
Northern General 2254, HCU54, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R built in 1962 with Willowbrook B53F bodywork, about to leave Chester-le-Street for Consett on route 15, just as soon as the driver has finished his cigarette.
Photo taken March 1973, Chester-le-Street Bus Station
333. HCU58
Northern General 2258, HCU58, was a Willowbrook B53F bodied Leyland PSU3/1R Leopard new in July 1962 which was seen in Stanley, appropriately destined for the Zoo.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 July 1969, Scott Street Bus Park, Stanley
334. RCP131
Hebble 100 and 101, RCP131 and 132, AEC Reliance with Willowbrook B53F of September 1962 delivery. Forlorn and unloved outside the Walnut Street depot, these were the first 36 footers in the district and were barely nine years old when the photograph was taken.
Photo taken early 1971, Walnut Street Garage, Halifax
335. WVH230
Yorkshire Traction 389, WVH230, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1962 with Willowbrook B54F bodywork. This had been new as 101 with County Motors of Lepton.
Photo taken July 1974, Barnsley
336. XHE230
Yorkshire Traction 343, XHE230, a 1962 Leopard with Willowbrook body, the first 36' Leopard bought by Tracky.
Photo taken c.1977, Wombwell Depot
337. XHE231
Yorkshire Traction 1231, XHE231, a Leyland Leopard with Willowbrook C47F body, new in 1962 and alongside North Western 149, AJA149B, another Leyland Leopard but this time an Alexander C49F body.
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
338. 115GAX
Stonier of Goldenhill was one of the Potteries independents who survived into the 1970s. 115GAX was 1963 Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Willowbrook bodywork that originated in the fleet of Jones of Aberbeeg. It was numbered 9 in the Stonier fleet.
Photo taken Saturday 15 October 1977, Albany Street, Stoke on Trent
339. 115GAX
Stoniers 115GAX was a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R new with Willowbrook DP51F bodywork, but it looks to have later been fitted with bus seats. It was purchased from Jones, Aberbeeg in 1966.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1981, Stoniers Depot, Tunstall
340. 133CMR
Orpington & District 133CMR, an AEC Reliance 2MU2RA with Willowbrook B41D body new to Swindon Corporation
Photo taken Mortimer Road, Orpington
341. 134CMR
Swindon 134, 134CMR, featured in an AEC publicity photograph and seemed to continue to like attention, being sold after withdrawal for use as a caravan, the owner keeping the Swindon livery which it retained to the end. It was an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with a Willowbrook B41D body and is seen here in March 1978 far from home in Greenfield, near Oldham, with a GMT Standard in the background.
Photo taken Sunday 26 March 1978, Manchester Road, Greenfield, near Oldham
342. 397RRR
East Midland L397, 397RRR, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Willowbrook B53F body, new in 1963. A rear view of a style of BET 36ft. single decker that was only built by Willowbrook during 1963, being an interim design between the earlier more rounded dome and smaller window version of 1962 and the later classic peaked dome and wrapround window style.
Photo taken 1973, East Midland Chesterfield Depot
343. 400RRR
Hulley of Baslow 19, 400RRR, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R built in 1963 with Willowbrook B53F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1981, Baslow
344. 401RRR
United AS 4022, 401RRR, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R built in 1963 with Willowbrook B51F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1977, Scarborough Bus Station
345. 409LRR
East Midland L409, 409RRR, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R built in 1963 with Willowbrook B53F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1971, parking near Pond Street Bus Station, Sheffield
346. 5185HA
I was fortunate to be working for Midland Red at Digbeth Coach Station in the early 1960s and so was on hand to photograph anything new that turned up. The acquisition of new DP single deckers from an outside supplier was quite an event and hadn't happened for 10 years at that time. Seen here is LS18A 5185, 5185HA,†just after delivery from Central Works, following a quality inspection, and ready to enter service the following day. The LS18As had Leyland PSU3/4R running units with Willowbrook 48 seat dual-purpose bodywork.
Photo taken Friday 31 May 1963
347. 5231HA
Midland Red 5231, 5231HA seen in Coventry was a Leyland PSU3/4R Leopard with a Willowbrook B53F body new in January 1963.
Photo taken Saturday 28 October 1967, Pool Meadow, Coventry
348. 5237HA
Midland Red 5237, 5237HA, a Class S18 Leyland Leopard PSU3/4R built in 1963 with Willowbrook B53F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1974, Leamington Spa bus station
349. 534HVA
Gold Line Coaches (Caskie) of Bowmore 534HVA, an A E C Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1963 with Willowbrook B43F bodywork. This had been new to Hutchison of Overtown and was continuing to find work on Islay.
Photo taken August 1974, Bowmore
350. 669HNX
Billown Lime Quarries, Ballasalla, Isle of Man, owned MN44, a Leyland Titan PD3A/1 from 1963 with Willowbrook H41/32F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1985, Castletown, Isle of Man
351. 700DTH
Lough Swilly 88, 700DTH, was an AEC Renown 3B2RA with Willowbrook H39/32F new 12/63 to West Wales, Tycroes and bought by Lough Swilly in 1968.
Photo taken 1968, Pennyburn Depot (part of their old railway works), Londonderry, Northern Ireland
352. 7333UP
A view looking across part of Worswick Street bus station in Newcastle. On the right is 333, 7333UP, a 1963 Willowbrook B53F bodied Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R in Sunderland District livery later renumbered 4291, alongside is 2129 FPT599C a Routemaster later renumbered 3113, and 2019, 9019PT, one of the batch of Roe bodied PDR1/1 Atlanteans from 1962. A further Routemaster can be glimpsed far left.
Photo taken Tuesday 27 August 1974, Worswick Street Bus Station, Newcastle
353. 7335UP
Stan Lake, Ipswich, 7335UP, a Leyland Leopard with Willowbrook B53F body. Originally Sunderland District 335, new to them in July 1963.
Photo taken 1982, Ipswich
354. 9770RH
East Yorkshire 770, 9770RH, seen at Victoria Coach Station, was a Leyland PSU3/1R Leopard with a Willowbrook C47F body new in 1963 and is seen in the N.B.C. Blue livery.
Photo taken Saturday 28 July 1973, Victoria Coach Station
355. 9DER
Taken in the last week of operation at Burwell & District, this view shows the office/house as well as Daimler Fleetline 9DER. The BP sign on the wall is a clue that a filling station is masked by the bus. 9DER was new in August 1963 with a Willowbrook H42/31F body.
Photo taken 1979, Burwell
356. 9DER
Resting in Burwell near the garage between trips to Cambridge is 9DER, Burwell & District's first Fleetline. new to them in August 1963.
Photo taken Summer 1976, Burwell
357. 9DER
9DER of Burwell & District Motor Services is a Willowbrook H42/31F bodied Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX new in August 1963.
Photo taken Thursday 1 April 1971, Depot, Burwell
358. CTB952B
In 1963 Fishwicks took delivery of a pair of Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Weymann bodywork, numbered 11 and 28 CTB951/2B. The former seated 45 and the latter seen here was B49F. Seen entering Preston bus station on 5 April 1977 in the days before the famous 111 service number was deemed necessary.
Photo taken Tuesday 5 April 1977, Preston Bus Station
359. DTG676C
Brewers, Caerau from right to left DTG676C, a 1965 AEC Reliance/Willowbrook, next 278TNY, a 1963 AEC Reliance/Weymann, and finally MBO523F, a 1968 AEC Swift/Alexander new to Cardiff.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 March 1983, Maesteg
360. SCP562
New to Hebble in 1963 as their 102, SCP562, was this Willowbrook bodied Leyland Leopard. It passed to Yorkshire Woollen in 1971 when Hebble were wound up. It is seen in its new colours as YWD 159.
Photo taken Thursday 24 August 1972, Dewsbury
361. SCP565
Hebble 685, SCP565, Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R with Willowbrook B53F body, one of a batch of four new in July 1963, originally numbered 105.
Photo taken early 1971, Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford
362. VDB922
All North Western and parked in the depressingly sad Mersey Square, Stockport.
Photo taken June 1965, Mersey Square, Stockport
363. VDB928
Two North Western single deckers for the price of one in this 1966 photograph. 679, KDB679, a Leyland PSUC1/1T with Weymann body passes 928, VDB928, a AEC Reliance with Willowbrook body in Macclesfield in 1966.
Photo taken Tuesday 13 September 1966, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield
364. VDB930
Berresfords purchased five of these AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Willowbrook bodywork. Two of these, VDB925 and VDB930 were B53F and came from GM Buses 925 or in the case of VDB930 Trent 373.
Photo taken 1980, Hanley Bus Station
365. VDB938
North Western 938, VDB938, an AEC Reliance AH590 2U3RA built in 1963 with Willowbrook DP51F bodywork.
Photo taken December 1970, Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford
366. VDB940
Not the best of images, but Berresfords VDB940 a former North Western via GM Buses (940) Willowbrook DP51F bodied AEC Reliance 2U3RA is seen outside the depot of the associated Byrnes of Leek depot.
Photo taken Sunday 26 March 1978, Byrnes Depot, Leek
367. VDB943
Three of the AEC Reliance 2U3RA Willowbrook saloons that came from GM buses and Trent had DP51F bodywork. VDB943 came from GM buses and is seen at Cheddleton depot with Bedford YRQ Duple C45F.
Photo taken Sunday 26 March 1978, Berresfords Depot, Cheddleton
368. VDB944
SELNEC PTE 944, VDB944, an A E C Reliance 2U3RA built 1963 with Willowbrook DP51F bodywork. Photographed on what appears to be an MUFC charter, this had been new to North Western RCC.
Photo taken April 1974, Manchester Piccadilly Bus Station
369. VDB947
Ashways VDB947, a 1963 AEC Reliance 2U3RA/Willowbrook DP51F originally North Western 947.
Photo taken Saturday 1 July 1978, Y Frith, Rhyl
370. 271UVO
East Midland C271, 271UVO, an A E C Reliance 2U3RA built in 1964 with Willowbrook DP49F bodywork. The excursion was a day at the races in Redcar.
Photo taken May 1972, Redcar Racecourse
371. 274UVO
East Midland C274, 274UVO, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA built in 1964 with Willowbrook DP49F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, Redcar Racecourse
372. 276UVO
East Midland AEC Reliance 2U3RA / Willowbrook DP49F C76, 276UVO, of 1964, seen here at Battersea Wharf in 1973, apparently awaiting a Yorkshire Service to Barnsley.
Photo taken 1973, Battersea Wharf
373. 505RUO
Devon General 505, 505RUO, an AEC Regent V 2D3RA with Willowbrook H39/30F body, one of a batch of 8 built in 1964.
374. 507RUO
Former Devon General 507, 507RUO, an AEC Regent V originally with Willowbrook H39/30F body, new in March 1964. It was converted to open-top by Devon General.
Photo taken Sunday 11 July 2004, Kemble airfield
375. 6480HA
Willowbrook B52F bodywork was carried by Midland Red S17 number 5480, 6480HA, new in 1964 which was seen in Nuneaton.
Photo taken Sunday 13 October 1974, Nuneaton
376. 670HNX
MAN10M, a Leyland Titan PD3A/1 built in 1964 with Willowbrook bodywork. This had been new as Stratford Blue 3 with registration 670HNX but found its way to the Isle of Man (via Midland Red) where it served in the Isle of Man National Transport fleet registered MN63.
Photo taken July 1985, Douglas Station, Isle of Man
377. 672HNX
Stratford Blue 5, 672HNX, a Willowbrook bodied PD3A/1 picking up visitors who have been to see "Mrs Shakespeare's "house at Shottery. On the website, there is no mention of a bus service to/from Stratford nowadays..... Some of this batch of 8 vehicles were sold to Isle of Man Transport. Comparing an earlier photo in BBF 7, this one has had a larger destination screen fitted at some point.
Photo taken Aug 1968, Church Lane, Shottery, Stratford Upon Avon
378. 7156ET
Primrose Valley Coaches of Filey 7156ET, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA built in 1964 with Willowbrook B45F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1976, Primrose Valley Depot near Filey
379. 9772RH
East Yorkshire 772, 9772RH, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1964 with Willowbrook DP47F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Bridlington Bus Station
380. 9773RH
East Yorkshire 773, 9773RH, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R built in 1964 with Willowbrook DP47F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1973, Westwood, Scarborough
381. ADL321B
Seaview Services, Ryde, ADL321B, a Bedford VAL with Willowbrook B54F body, seen at Ryde. The crowd on the walkway over the railway is watching a hovercraft.
Photo taken Monday 11 August 1969, Ryde Esplanade, near Bus Station
382. AJX269B
Calderdale 269, AJX269B seen at Lee Wood Road/Heptonstall Road about to descend to Hebden Bridge, was a Willowbrook DP43F bodied Leyland L2 Leopard new in 1964.
Photo taken Monday 17 April 1972, Lee Wood Road/Heptonstall Road, Hebden Bridge
383. AJX269B
Halifax J.O.C. 269, AJX269B, a Leyland Leopard L2 with Willowbrook DP43F body, new in 1964.
Photo taken Summer 1969, Paddock Lane, Shibden
384. AMR135B
Swindon 135, AMR135B, unlike sister 134, survived to receive Thamesdown livery and is seen at the depot in company with 141, JMW541F, an unusual Pennine-bodied Leyland Leopard.
Photo taken Thamesdown Transport Depot, Barnfield Road, Swindon
385. APA46B
Barton 1141, APA46B, was acquired in 1969 from Safeguard, Guildford and was a Willowbrook B53F bodied AEC 2U3RA Reliance new in January 1964. It is seen at Barton's Ilkeston garage.
Photo taken Sunday 18 July 1971, Ilkeston Garage
386. ARR720B
Leon, Finningley 65, ARR720B, was the second Bedford VAL14 in the fleet, the first being registered, appropriately, 448VAL. The first one, 64, had a Duple Vega Major coach body but 65 was bodied by Willowbrook with a B53F body and is seen in Glasgow Paddocks, Doncaster.
Photo taken Saturday 24 July 1965, Glasgow Paddocks bus station, Doncaster
387. AWO532B
West Mon single decker 30, AWO532B a Leyland Leopard PSUC1/11 with Willowbrook B45F body, one of two new in August 1964. A single decker in the distinctive Gelligaer livery is behind it.
Photo taken Hanbury Square, Bargoed
388. AYS736B
Western SMT acquired a number of Bedford VAS1 with Willowbrook and Duple bodywork when they took over some of the MacBrayne fleet in 1969. One such was AYS736B, a 1964 example with Willowbrook B28F body
Photo taken August 1973, Guildford Square/Albert Place, Rothesay, Isle of Bute
389. AYS737B
Highland Omnibuses CD56, AYS737B, was a Bedford VAS1 with Willowbrook B28F bodywork which had been new in June 1964 to David MacBrayne as their 191. Acquired by Highland in 1971, it was withdrawn in 1973.
Photo taken c.1971, Fort William
390. CGA586B
Highland Omnibuses BA18, CGA586B, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Willowbrook B53F bodywork, new in July 1964 to David MacBrayne as their 198. It was acquired by Highland in 1970 and withdrawn by them in 1978.
Photo taken c. 1973, Fort William Pier
391. 677BMN
Douglas Corporation Transport 5, 677BMN, an A E C Regent V 2D2RA built in 1965 with Willowbrook H37/27F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1976, Douglas Bus Station
392. ARN815C
Riblle 815, ARN815C, a Leyland Leopard PSU3 with Willowbrook DP49F body
Photo taken mid 1960s, (probably) rear of Morecambe Bus Station
393. BHA402C
Midland Red D9 5402, BHA402C, with Willowbrook H40/32RD body is seen in Leicester.
Photo taken Sunday 13 October 1974, St. Margaret's Bus Station, Leicester
394. BHA619C
Midland Red 5619, BHA619C seen operating a Town Service in Shrewsbrury was a B.M.M.O. S17 with Willowbrook B52F body.
Photo taken Friday 6 August 1971, Shrewsbury
395. BNN417C
East Midland L417, BNN417C, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Willowbrook DP53F body, new in 1965, and United Counties 155, 155BRP, a Bristol MW6G with E.C.W. DP41F body new in 1962.
Photo taken Saturday 19 September 1970, Drummond Road Parking, Skegness
396. BNN425C
East Midland L425, BNN425C, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R built in 1965 with Willowbrook B53F bodywork. The buses are parked in the area close to the old Pond Street bus station.
Photo taken September 1971, parking near Pond Street Bus Station, Sheffield
397. CCY983C
South Wales Transport 863, CCY983C, an AEC Regent V/Willowbrook H37/27F, numbered 613 when new in June 1965
Photo taken Saturday 20 May 1978, Blaen-y-Maes estate, Swansea
398. CHE297C
Yorkshire Traction 386, CHE297C, a 1965 Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Willowbrook bodywork in dual purpose livery. At some point this bus had a modified front dash fitted. When delivered the bus was 1297 in the YTC fleet.
Photo taken Sunday 9 September 2007, Meadowhall, Sheffield
399. CTT518C
Devon General dual sourced AEC and Leyland deckers in the sixties. A late example of their AEC Regent Vs is this Willowbrook bodied example dating from 1965. 518, CTT518C, is a short 2MD3RA chassis and the bus seats a very conservative 59. It is seen awaiting the arrival of its driver at the Dorchester rally and is being passed by a former Royal Blue LS6G
Photo taken Sunday 16 August 2015, Top O Town car park Dorchester
400. DEB484C
Burwell & District DEB484C was a Daimler CRG6LX with Willowbrook H44/32F bodywork which was new in November 1965.
Photo taken c.1978, Drummer Street Bus Station, Cambridge
401. DNY994C
DNY994C was a Willowbrook DP41F bodied Tiger Cub PSUC1/12 new in 1965 to John, Coity trading as Coity Motors and is seen leaving Bridgend.
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1969, Bridgend
402. ECH236C
Seen at Victoria Coach Station, Trent 236, ECH236C, was a Willowbrook DP49F bodied Leyland PSU3/1R Leopard about to operate a Motorway service to Nottingham.
Photo taken Friday 31 March 1972, London Victoria Coach Station
403. ECH246C
ECH246C, Trent 246, was a Willowbrook DP51F bodied Leyland PSU3/1R Leopard new in 1965, seen here in Derby Bus Station.
Photo taken Sunday 4 September 1966, Derby Bus Station
404. FGW498C
Former AEC demonstrator FGW498C was acquired by Gelligaer in 1967 and was photographed in a special livery for the Prince of Wales Investiture in 1969. It carried fleet number 35 and was a Willowbrook B53F bodied AEC Swift new in 1965.
Photo taken Sunday 7 September 1969, Gelligaer UDC Garage Yard, Tir-y-berth
405. FUP272C
Barton 1129, FUP272C, was a shrewd 1969 acquisition from Stanhope Motor Services. New in 1965, the Willowbrook DP49F bodied AEC 2U3RA Reliance was still in its former ownerís livery when photographed in Morecambe a year after acquisition.
Photo taken Saturday 8 August 1970, Morecambe
406. LPT337C
The Eden (Summerson Bros) always kept their vehicles in immaculate condition inside and out. The low winter sun catches LPT337C, L1, a Leyland Leopard L1 with Willowbrook B45F bodywork, as it is prepared in readiness for its next duty. It was new to The Eden in October 1965.
Photo taken mid 1970s, The Eden Garage, Staindrop Road, West Auckland
407. LPT876C
The Eden (Summerson), West Auckland, LPT876C, a Leyland Leopard PSU4/1R built in 1965 with Willowbrook B45F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1972, Depot, Staindrop Road, West Auckland
408. STB957C
A rather later Gelligaer Leyland single decker and a very quirky looking minibus, which looks like a conversion from the sort of van much favoured by Royal Mail! The bus was 36, STB957C, a Leyland Panther with Willowbrook B53F body, new as a Leyland demonstrator in 1965 and acquired by Gelligaer in 1967
Photo taken Hanbury Square, Bargoed
409. DFC625D
City of Oxford 625, DFC625D, an A.E.C. MP2R Swift with a Willowbrook B53F body seen turning from Buckingham Palace Road into Semley Place as it approaches Victoria Coach Station in London. Eight of these entered service in 1966.
Photo taken Monday 31 May 1971, Semley Place entrance, London Victoria Coach Station
410. DTL489D
Delaine of Bourne bought their first rear engined chassis in 1966. This was 60, DTL489D, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/2 with Willowbrook body.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 2009, Meadowhall, Sheffield
411. DTL489D
Delaine, Bourne 60, DTL489D, was a Leyland PDR1/2 Atlantean with a Willowbrook H44/32F body new in February 1966 and is seen outside their garage.
Photo taken Sunday 13 August 1967, Delaine Garage, Bourne
412. DTL489D
Delaine Buses, Bourne 60, DTL489D, a 1966 Leyland Atlantean PDR1/2 with a Willowbrook H44/32F body at Teal Park in North Hykeham during the Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society Running Day.
Photo taken Sunday 5 November 2017, Teal Park, North Hykeham
413. EEE310D
Grimsby-Cleethorpes 68, EEE310D, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6 with Willowbrook body, new in 1966.
Photo taken Tuesday 15 September 1970, Cleethorpes
414. EOD526D
Devon General 526, EOD526D , a Willowbrook H75F Leyland Atlantean at Torquay Strand.
Photo taken Thursday 25 March 1976, Torquay, Strand
415. EXJ66D
Seen picking it way cautiously up the main street of the hill top village of Heptonstall is WYPTE 3266, EJX66D, an AEC Reliance with Willowbrook 41 seat dual purpose bodywork, new to Halifax in late 1966.
Photo taken Saturday 14 September 1974, Heptonstall
416. FEW1D
Whippet Coaches of Hilton operated FEW1D, a Leyland PDR1/2 with Willowbrook H44/34F bodywork which was new in January 1966.
Photo taken c.1969, Drummer Street Bus Station, Cambridge
417. FEW1D
Leyland PDR1/1 Atlantean FEW1D had a Willowbrook H44/34F body and was new to Whippet, Hilton in January 1966. It is seen at the garage in Hilton.
Photo taken Sunday 5 September 1971, Whippet's Garage, Hilton
418. GDK325D
New to Rochdale in 1966 as their 25, GDK325D, this AEC Reliance had a 45 seat Willowbrook body. It is seen wearing PTE livery and numbered 6025 in central Rochdale.
Photo taken Wednesday 25 June 1975, The Esplanade, Rochdale
419. GEE418D
Grimsby and Cleethorpes 35, GEE418D, a 1966 Daimler Fleetline with Willowbrook single-deck bodywork
Photo taken September 2005, Sheffield
420. GTY247D
General, Chester-le-Street GTY247D was a Bedford VAM5 with a Willowbrook B45F body, new to Craiggs, Amble in February 1966 which was seen leaving the bus station in Chester-le-Street.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 July 1969, Chester-le-Street Bus Station
421. GUE1D
Isle of Man Road Services bought a number of Leyland Titan PD3s from Midland Red in 1972 who had in turn acquired them from Stratford Blue when that company was wound up. Among them was the former Stratford Blue 7, GUE1D, a 1966 Leyland Titan PD3A/1 with Willowbrook bodywork. In the Isle of Man it was re-registered MN2670 and given the fleet number 70.
Photo taken August 1986, Jurby Aerodrome, Isle of Man
422. HGA981D
Former Highland Omnibuses CD69, HGA981D, by now in the ownership of the Sutherland Transport & Trading Company, a Bedford VAS1 with Willowbrook B24FM bodywork, sits astride the railway tracks at Lairg whilst the driver loads mailbags off the mid-morning train from Inverness into the mail compartment at the back.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Lairg Station
423. HGA981D
The mid-morning train from Inverness, in the hands of a class 24 diesel, is approaching the station at Lairg, Sutherland; it conveys portions for Wick (at the front) and Thurso (at the back) which will be split at Georgemas Junction.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Lairg Station
424. JTX233D
JTX233D one of six AEC Reliances with Willowbrook B41D bodies was new in 1966 as Aberdare 33 and was outside the garage.
Photo taken Sunday 7 September 1969, Aberdare UDC Garage
425. KHM8D
British European Airways 8207, KHM8D, was the last of eight A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliances with Willowrook DP49F bodies new in July 1966 for the Executive Express service. They were operated by London Transport on B.E.A.'s behalf and were allocated fleet numbers EC1- EC8 by London Transport.
Photo taken Heathrow Airport
426. LUP417D
LUP417D, a 1966 Bedford VAM5 with Willowbrook 45 seat body owned by General of Chester-le-Street about to leave Chester-le-Street bus station for Whitehill.
Photo taken 1978, Chester-le-Street Bus Station
427. OWO753F
Jones of Aberbeeg 19, OWO753F, was a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with a Willowbrook B53F body dating from 1966. It was renumbered U1468 in 1974, then U3368 in 1975.
Photo taken May 1972, Newport Bus Station
428. TTF175D
Lancashire United 211, TTF175D, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/11 built in 1966 with Willowbrook B44F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1970, Canning Place, Liverpool
429. 696HMN
Isle of Man Road Services 96, 696HMN, a Leyland Leopard PSU4/1R built in 1967 with Willowbrook DP41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1976, Port Erin
430. 697HMN
Isle of Man Road Services 97, 697HMN, a 1967 Leyland Leopard PSU4/1R with Willowbrook bodywork seating 41.
Photo taken 1996, off Charlestown Road, Halifax
431. 697HMN
Isle of Man Road Services 97, 697HMN, is the 1967 Leyland Leopard with a Willowbrook B44F body.
Photo taken Sunday 7 August 2016, Loch Promenade, Douglas, IOM
432. FJX508E
Calderdale 108, FJX508E, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX / Willowbrook B45F, new to Halifax Corporation "A" Fleet in June 1967.
Photo taken summer of 1972, Crossfield Bus Station, Halifax
433. GWN867E
South Wales Transport 889, GWN867E an AEC Regent V/Willowbrook H37/27F, new as 639 in 1967.
Photo taken Friday 10 July 1981, Pennard Cliffs
434. J30483
A rear view of Jersey Motor Transport 42, J30483, Ford R192 Willowbrook B44F and 38, J4556, Ford R192 Plaxton Derwent II B48F clearly showing the difference in width, the 8' 0" wide one requiring front and rear marker boards.
Photo taken Wednesday 23 May 1973, Weighbridge Bus Station, St. Helier
435. JKK171E
Maidstone & District 3071, JKK171E, a Leyland PSUR1/1R with Willowbrook B53F bodywork new in 1967 in original livery.
Photo taken June 1967, Hastings Bus Park
436. JKK174E
Maidstone & District 3074, JKK174E, Leyland PSUR1/1 with Willowbrook B53F bodywork new in 1967 in later NBC livery
Photo taken St James Avenue, Gravesend
437. JKK187E
Hants & Dorset 1692, JKK187E, a Leyland PSUR1/1 with Willowbrook B49F bodywork new to Maidstone & District S87/3087
Photo taken Winchester
438. JKK193E
Hants & Dorset 1698, JKK193E, a Leyland PSUR1/1 with Willowbrook B49F bodywork, new in 1967 to Maidstone & District as S93.
Photo taken Hants & Dorset Depot, Southampton
439. JNT252E
Bedford VAL14 with Willowbrook B53F body JNT252E was in the fleet of Wake, Sparkford when seen in Yeovil. It had been new to Whittle, Highley.
Photo taken Saturday 18 May 1968, Yeovil
440. KRU51F
Bournemouth 51, KRU51F, a Daimler Roadliner SRC6 with Willowbrook B49F body proves that they actually ran in service with operators!. I remember it sounded like a DMU on a run to Columbia Road. Ashley Road was a terminal point for Boscombe services, off Christchurch Road.
Photo taken Sunday 3 August 1969, Ashley Road, Boscombe
441. KUF199F
Front end detail of preserved ex-Southdown 199, KUF199F, a 1967 Leyland Leopard PSU3/1R fitted with a Willowbrook B45F body, seen here at the 2003 Worthing Rally.
Photo taken July 2003, Marine Parade, Worthing
442. LCX34E
Hanson, Huddersfield 405, LCX34E, an AEC Reliance 6MU3R with Willowbrook B53F body, new in 1967. It passed to Huddersfield Corporation as their number 1 on takeover of Hanson's stage services in 1969, and into WYPTE ownership as 4001 in 1974. Withdrawn by 1980 it passed via Central Motor Auctions to T. Wigley, breaker, Carlton, in the April of that year.
Photo taken June 1968, Upperhead Row Bus Station, Huddersfield
443. LPM4E
Dengate of Beckley LPM4E, a Ford 570E with Willowbrook B42F body, new in 1967 to Davies, Rye.
Photo taken Wednesday 15 July 1970, Wellington Square, Hastings
444. LUS524E
David MacBrayne 150, LUS524E, a 1967 Willowbrook DP49F bodied AEC Reliance at Craignure Ferry Terminal on the Isle of Mull circa 2006. The preserved bus was visiting the island & recreating the days prior to 1972. 150 was transferred to Highland Omnibuses in 1970 & the Mull service & excursion licences went to Highland in 1972.
Photo taken 2006, Craignure Ferry Terminal Car Park, Mull
445. LUS524E
MacBrayne 150, LUS524E, a 1967 Willowbrook bodied AEC Reliance drops off passengers at Brough during the 2014 Kirkby Stephen rally. Although classed as a dual purpose vehicle, 150 has seats that do not have head rests but are more luxurious than the standard bus seat.
Photo taken Sunday 20 April 2014, Brough
446. NNY510E
Brewers NNY510E, a 1967 AEC Reliance/Willowbrook, ex Taff Ely, rather an old body design for a 1967 bus.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 March 1983, Caerau
447. NWW88E
Calderdale 324, NWW88E, was former Todmorden 4, a Leyland Leopard with Willowbrook B43F body dating from 1967.
Photo taken 1971, Bus Starting Point, Todmorden
448. NWW89E
Todmorden 9, NWW89E, a 1967 Leyland Leopard L1 with Willowbrook dual purpose body seating 43.
Photo taken 1994, Ludlam Street Depot, Bradford
449. NWW89E
Calderdale JOC 325, NWW89E, formerly Todmorden JOC 9, a now preserved Willowbrook B45F-bodied Leyland Leopard of 1967, stands at the Acre Mills terminus, Old Town.
Photo taken August, 1971, off Billy Lane, Old Town, Hebden Bridge
450. NWW89E
Todmorden JOC 9, NWW89E, a 1967 Leyland Leopard L1 with a Willowbrook DP43F body
Photo taken Sunday 27 May 2012, Heath Common, Wakefield
451. NWW89E
About to make a trip from Todmorden to Bacup was Calderdale 325, NWW89E, ex Todmorden Corporation 9 which was a Leyland L2 Leopard with a Willowbrook B43F body.
Photo taken Monday 17 April 1972, Bus Starting Centre, Todmorden
452. NWW90E
WYPTE (Calderdale District) 3326, NWW90E, a Leyland Leopard L1 with Willowbrook DP45F body, new to Todmorden J.O.C. as no. 1 in 1967.
Photo taken 1974, George Street, Halifax
453. NWW90E
Former Todmorden JOC 1, NWW90E, a Leyland Leopard with Willowbrook DP45F body is seen in PTE days numbered 3326 at the bus station in its home town.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1979, Todmorden
454. NWW91E
Calderdale 327, NWW91E, a Leyland Leopard/Willowbrook new to Todmorden J.O.C. in 1967 as fleet no. 10
Photo taken summer of 1972, Crossfield Bus Station
455. NWW91E
Todmorden J.O.C. 10, NWW91E, a Leyland Leopard L1 with Willowbrook DP45F body, new in 1967.
Photo taken July 1970, Shibden Park Lower Car Park, Stump Cross, Halifax
456. OJG136F
How inconsiderate of these intending passengers to obstruct the identity of the nearest East Kent coach which, with OJG136F and DJG620C, AEC Reliances with Willowbrook and Park Royal bodies , were providing a service between Dover Priory Station and the Sealink terminal. The brown AEC coach with centre entrance is intriguing to the left but I did not note any details of it
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1975, Dover
457. PMM391E
PMM391E was a Bedford VAS2 with Duple (Midland) B30F bodywork built in July 1967 at the Willowbrook factory for the Greater London Council, fleetnumber 391. In the picture it is seen in what was a basically pink livery as a mobile fish and chip van for a special episode of Last of the Summer Wine made in 1983.
Photo taken Sunday 1 May 1983, Holmfirth
458. SWT704F
Former demonstrator AEC Swift MP2R with Willowbrook B53F body SWT704F came to Stoniers from WR&P Bingley of Kinsley in 1975. Seen at Stoniers Goldenhill depot in May 1977.
Photo taken May 1977, Stoniers Garage, Goldenhill
459. SWU654F
Leon of Finningley operated this 1967 Bedford VAL70 with Willowbrook body B56F. They acquired it from Wigmore of Dinnington who were keen users of the Bedford VAL. SWU654F peeps out from the gloom of Doncaster's old southern bus station prior to heading for the village of Misson.
Photo taken 1972, Doncaster Southern Bus Station
460. SWU654F
Leon Motors 80, SWU654F, a Bedford VAL70 with Willowbrook B56F bodywork, one of two purchased from Wigmore of Dinnington to whom it was new in November 1967.
Photo taken c. 1973, Leon's Depot, Finningley
461. 409LMN
Douglas Corporation 14, 409LMN, an AEC Regent V with Willowbrook H37/27F body, new in December 1968.
Photo taken 1974, Douglas, Port Soderick, Douglas, Isle of Man
462. 409LMN
409LMN, one of the last pair of AEC Regent Vs delivered to Douglas Corporation as fleet number 14, this Willowbrook-bodied bus passed to IOM National Transport when Road Services and the Corporation were merged in 1976.
Photo taken Friday 29 June 1979, Douglas, Isle Of Man
463. 410LMN
Douglas Corporation 15, 410LMN, an AEC Regent V with Willowbrook H37/27F body, new in December 1968.
Photo taken Monday 30 May 1983, Derby Castle, Douglas, Isle of Man
464. 410LMN
Douglas Corporation 15, 410LMN, is a preserved AEC Regent V with a Willowbrook H37/25F body dating from 1968.
Photo taken Friday 1 August 2014, Port Erin, Isle of Man
465. 410LMN
Douglas Corporation Transport 15, 410LMN, an A E C Regent V 3D2RA built in 1968 with Willowbrook H37/27F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1976, Douglas Bus Station
466. 410LMN
Front-entrance half-cabs still make fine economical mass people-movers, even in Health & Safety conscious 2017. This justifies a fourth image of Douglas Corporation 15, 410LMN, an AEC Regent V with Willowbrook H37/27F body, a popular attraction for delegates of the Light Rail Engineering Group, part of UK Tram, which is an umbrella body for operators of UK tram & light rail systems.
Photo taken Thursday 11 May 2017, Douglas, Isle of Man
467. FCN546F
Northern 2546, FCN546F, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/2R built in 1968 with Willowbrook DP49F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1970, Park Street, Middlesbrough
468. HST49F
With a view to converting further services to OMO, Highland Omnibuses took delivery of two Ford R192s with Willowbrook B45F bodies in May 1968, to be followed by two more in the September of the same year. One of the earlier pair, T18, HST49F, is seen at Fort William Bus Station wearing a new (short-lived) version of the livery introduced that year but replaced in 1970 by peacock blue and poppy red. All four lasted until 1981.
Photo taken c.1969, Fort William Bus Station
469. KSD550F
Valley Motors, Bishop's Castle, KSD550F, a Ford R192 built in 1968 with Willowbrook DP45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Bishop's Castle
470. KUF195F
Southdown 195, KUF195F, a Leyland Leopard with Willowbrook B45F body was snapped in Hove being driven by someone in a brown coat, like chargehands used to wear in bus works.
Photo taken Saturday 11 September 1976, Church Road, Hove
471. MRU68F
Further Bedford VAM70 saloons arrived with Willowbrook B33D+25 bodies. A single bus 823, JRU459E, was followed by a batch of 10 numbered 3001-10 MRU64-73F and these were later renumbered 1505-1515, including this one, MRU68F.
Photo taken Monday 7 April 1975, Hants and Dorset Depot, Poole
472. OAX160F
In 1968 West Mon took delivery of a single Leyland Leopard PSU4/1R with Willowbrook B45F bodywork to what was quite an old design at the time, with curved rear dome and traditional split front windscreen rather than the curved screen BET design. At the time of the photograph 29, OAX160F, was out of service at Blackwood depot. The yellow light on the front appeared on some but not all of the single deck buses on my 1978 visit.
Photo taken Thursday 3 August 1978, Depot Yard, Blackwood
473. OKO816G
Preserved former Maidstone and District 2816, OKO816G, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R with Willowbrook DP49F body, new in November 1968.
Photo taken Sunday 10 October 2004, Canvey Island
474. OKO816G
Willowbrook DP49F bodied Leyland PSU3A/4RT Leopard OKO816G was new as Maidstone & District 2816 in November 1968 and was withdrawn in 1984. Initially transferred to the preserved fleet it passed to "The 2816 Society" for preservation in February 1990. An interior view towards the front on its return to Sevenoaks Bus Station after working a journey to Borough Green Station on the occasion of a London Transport Country Area Running Day.
Photo taken Sunday 18 May 2014, Sevenoaks Bus Station
475. OKO816G
Willowbrook DP49F bodied Leyland PSU3A/4RT Leopard OKO816G was new as Maidstone & District 2816 in November 1968 and was withdrawn in 1984. Initially transferred to the preserved fleet it passed to "The 2816 Society" for preservation in February 1990. An interior view towards the rear on its return to Sevenoaks Bus Station after working a journey to Borough Green Station on the occasion of a London Transport Country Area Running Day.
Photo taken Sunday 18 May 2014, Sevenoaks Bus Station
476. OKO816G
Taken at Borough Green Station, on the occasion of a London Transport Country Area Running Day, Willowbrook DP49F bodied Leyland PSU3A/4RT Leopard OKO816G was new as Maidstone & District 2816 in November 1968 and was withdrawn in 1984. Initially transferred to the preserved fleet it passed to "The 2816 Society" for preservation in February 1990.
Photo taken Sunday 18 May 2014, Borough Green Station
477. OKO816G
A rear view of Willowbrook DP49F bodied Leyland PSU3A/4RT Leopard OKO816G at Borough Green Station, on the occasion of a London Transport Country Area Running Day. This was new as Maidstone & District 2816 in November 1968 and was withdrawn in 1984. Initially transferred to the preserved fleet it passed to "The 2816 Society" for preservation in February 1990.
Photo taken Sunday 18 May 2014, Borough Green Station
478. OKO817G
Maidstone & District 2817, OKO817G, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R with Willowbrook DP49F body was new in November 1968.
Photo taken September 1982, Tenterden High Street
479. PTX987F
Chambers PTX987F, Ford / Willowbrook B53F, new to Bebb, Llantwit Fardre, in 1968.
Photo taken Saturday 10 March 1973, Colchester Bus Station
480. RAA172G
Richards Brothers have provided services in the St Davids area and Carmarthen since the nineteen forties. Seen in a withdrawn condition at the former Moylgrove depot is RAA172G, a former United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority Bedford SB5 with Willowbrook bodywork.
Photo taken August 1992, Moylgrove
481. RNR8G
Two Bedfords in the Richards Brothers fleet were RNR8G a Bedford VAM70 with Willowbrook 45 seat body ex Gibson of Barlestone and OTT254G a Bedford SB5 with Plaxton coachwork originally owned by Tratherns of Yelverton. The buses are seen at the former Moylgrove depot of Richards Brothers.
Photo taken August 1992, Moylgrove
482. TNY493G
Aberdare 3, TNY493G, one of a batch of six AEC Reliances, new in 1968, with Willowbrook B41D bodies seen at the garage.
Photo taken Sunday 7 September 1969, Aberdare UDC Garage
483. TNY495G
Malta A-0004, an A E C Reliance 6MU2RA built in 1968 with Willowbrook B46F bodywork, formerly TNY495G and new as Aberdare 5 with B41D bodywork.
Photo taken Bus Station, Valletta, Malta
484. WPT366F
Sunderland District 366, WPT366F, a Leyland PSU3/2R with a Willowbrook B53F body, one of seven delivered in 1968 is seen leaving Chester-le-Street bus station.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 July 1969, South Burns/Chester-le-Street Bus Station
485. WPT396F
Sunderland District 369, WPT369F, a Leyland Leopard PSU3E/2R built in 1967/8 with Willowbrook B53F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1970, Philadelphia Depot, Sunderland
486. BRB674G
Blue Bus BRB674G, Bedford VAL with Willowbrook B56F body on the route to Derby via Repton.
Photo taken early 1970s, Wetmore Bus Park, Burton
487. CWT474H
Pennine Motor Services of Gargrave Leyland Leopard with 49 seat dual purpose Willowbrook bodywork, CWT474H dating from 1970.
Photo taken 1978, Malham
488. EPT602G
General, Chester-le-Street, EPT602G, a Bedford VAM70 built in 1969 with a Duple badged but Willowbrook built B45F body. General never seemed to have a very consistent livery and this one didn't even cover the whole vehicle.
Photo taken May 1970, Chester-le-Street Bus Station
489. EPT602G
General, Chester-le-Street EPT602G, a Bedford VAM70 with a Willowbrook B45F body, was seen leaving the bus station in Chester-le-Street.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 July 1969, Chester-le-Street Bus Station
490. FPT589G
Trimdon Motor Services FPT589G, a Ford R192 built in 1969 with Willowbrook B45F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1969, High Street, Stockton
491. KCP422G
Seen in the somewhat grim surroundings of the bus park at Halifax Crossfield bus station is Halifax 112, KCP422G, a corporation owned 1969 Daimler Fleetline with Willowbrook 45 seat body. Next to it is 274, KCP874G, a Halifax Joint Committee AEC Reliance with Plaxton coach body also dating from 1969.
Photo taken Thursday 12 April 1973, parking adjacent to Crossfield Bus Station
492. MFA703G
Preserved Burton Corporation 103, MFA703G, a Daimler Fleetline SRG6LW built in 1969 with Willowbrook B44F bodywork.
Photo taken Monday 21 April 2003, at Coors Bass Museum, Burton
493. MFA703G
Burton joined the trend to saloons in the late sixties when they bought Daimler Fleetline SRG6LW chassis, although later deliveries would revert to double deckers. Single deck Fleetline 103, MFA703G, carries Willowbrook bodywork and dates from 1969.
Photo taken Sunday 19 June 2011, Rowsley
494. MFA704G
East Staffordshire DC 104, MFA704G, a Daimler Fleetline SRG6LW built in 1969 with Willowbrook B44F bodywork. This had been new to Burton Corporation.
Photo taken November 1977, High Street, Burton
495. OSN876G
Garelochhead Motor Services 81, OSN876G, a Ford R192 built in 1969 with Willowbrook B45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1977, Garelochhead MS Depot
496. PKG533H
Cardiff 533, PKG533H, a Daimler Fleetine with Willowbrook H44/30D body, one of a batch of 25 delivered in late 1969.
Photo taken c. Oct 1971, Tudor Street, Cardiff
497. PKG550H
Cardiff Daimler Fleetine 550, PKG550H, with Willowbrook H44/30D body, one of a batch of 25 delivered in late 1969, about 10 of which were used to replace the final Cardiff trolleybuses.
Photo taken c.Oct 1971, Cardiff
498. PKG550H
Cardiff 550, PKG550H, was a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX with Willowbrook H44/30D bodywork which was new in 1969. It is seen carrying an all-over advertising livery more details of which are given under Andrew Green's photograph of 550 which can also be viewed on the website.
Photo taken 1970, Cardiff Bus Station
499. PKG550H
Cardiff 550, PKG550H, was the last of twenty-five Willowbrook H44/30D bodied Daimler CRG6LX Fleetlines delivered in 1969/70.
Photo taken Sunday 1 August 1971, Cardiff Bus Station
500. RHE449G
Yorkshire Tracton 749, RHE449G, a 1969 Willowbrook H44/31F bodied Leyland Atlantean PDR1A/1 on the long Leeds-Wakefield-Barnsley-Sheffield service 67. The bus, one of four diverted from Devon General is being followed out of Wakefield Bus Station by sister vehicle 750 both still in Devon General livery.
Photo taken 1969, Wakefield Bus Station
501. RHE450G
In 1969 Yorkshire Traction received a quartet of Willowbrook bodied Leyland Atlanteans that were part of an order for Devon General. They were delivered in Devon General livery and placed in service in that condition by Yorkshire Traction. 750, RHE450G, leaves Leeds on the long distance Wakefield - Barnsley- Sheffield service some months after entering service.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1969, St Peters Street, Leeds
502. RHE450G
Yorkshire Traction 750, RHE450G, a 1969 Leyland Atlantean PDR1A/1 with Willowbrook body. This was one of batch of 4 such buses that were diverted from a Devon General order and delivered in Devon General colours.
Photo taken Monday 15 October 1979, Barnsley
503. RHE450G
Yorkshire Traction 750, RHE450G, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1A/1 built in 1969 with Willowbrook H44/31F bodywork, clearly illustrating Willowbrook's unmistakable front dome and below windscreen styling of the time.
Photo taken December 1970, Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford
504. RHE450G
Yorkshire Traction 750, RHE450G, was one of four Leyland PDR1A/1s with Willowbrook H44/31F bodies which had been diverted from Devon General in March 1969. They had been intended to be Devon General 542-5, OTT542-5G and ran initially in Devon General livery before being repainted in 1970/1 into Yorkshire Traction livery.
Photo taken Tuesday 15 April 1969, Chester Street Bus Station, Bradford
505. RHE450G
Yorkshire Traction 750, RHE450G, a 1969 Leyland Atlantean PDR1A/1 with a Willowbrook H44/31F body at the Bull Ring roundabout in Wakefield in 1969. It was one of a batch of four diverted from Devon General & was in Devon General livery. One of West Riding's ex Mexborough & Swinton Daimler Fleetlines can be seen at the far side of the roundabout
Photo taken 1969, Wakefield Bull Ring
506. YWY514G
West Yorkshire had a number of ECW bodied RE coaches partially rebuilt by Willowbrook in the nineteen seventies ... the resultant vehicles were somewhat ugly compared to the original. CRG13, YWY514G, delivered in 1969 was a Bristol RELH6G when photographed it was wearing NBC express livery and was numbered 1022.
Photo taken August 1978, Vicar Lane Bus Station, Leeds
507.
One of a batch of 60 Leyland Comet 13C/16RP's with Willowbrook B41D bodies, intended for Lagos City Transport (Nigeria) and awaiting collection for export outside the Willowbrook factory in Loughborough in early 1970.
Photo taken early 1970, Loughborough
508. ATG708J
Thomas, Barry, South Wales Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R ATG708J with Willowbrook B53F body, new in 1970 gets my full marks for the rear destination display at Cardiff Bus Station.
Photo taken Wednesday 28 August 1974, Cardiff Bus Station
509. CWU101H
Pennine MS, Gargrave, CWU101H, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R built in 1970 with Willowbrook DP49F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1978, Skipton Bus Station
510. EBJ143J
Bickers EBJ143J, Ford R192 / Willowbrook B45F, new to Bickers in September 1970.
Photo taken July 1972, Ipswich
511. GWX159J
Seen in Pond Street, Sheffield outside the Bus Station is A. & C. Wigmore, Dinnington GWX159J, a Bedford VAL70 with a Willowbrook B56F body.
Photo taken Friday 13 April 1973, Pond Street, Sheffield
512. HVW798H
† On hire to Trimdon Motor Services, Trimdon Grange, HVW798H was a Ford R226 with a Willowbrook B53D body, new in June 1970, which was on its second period of hire from Ford (3/72 to c.7/72) and is seen in Stockton High Street.
Photo taken Thursday 20 April 1972, Stockton High Street
513. LEX864H
Great Yarmouth 64, LEX864H, an AEC Swift with Willowbrook B43D body, new in June 1970.
Photo taken c.1970, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth
514. LEX866H
LEX866H, an AEC Swift with Willowbrook B43D body, seen with Citibus, Chadderton but originally Great Yarmouth 66 in June 1970, also 66 in the Citibus fleet.
Photo taken Sunday 8 May 1988, Oldham Street/Piccadilly, Manchester
515. LEX866H
Great Yarmouth 66, LEX866H, an A E C Swift 2MP2R built in 1970 with Willowbrook B43D bodywork.
Photo taken October 1982, Market Place, Great Yarmouth
516. MUP833J
J S Mowbray, South Moor, was one of the last two members of the consortium operating the Diamond Bus Service. Their 33, MUP833J, a Bedford YRQ with Willowbrook DP45F bodywork, is seen at the Millburngate terminus of the Durham service.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Millburngate, Durham
517. NET169J
Rotherham Corporation bought Daimler Fleetlines from 1967 until it became part of South Yorkshire PTE in 1974. Most of these were Roe bodied double deckers however in 1970 a trio of Willowbrook bodied Fleetline saloons entered service. The first of these 169, NET169J, is seen wearing the unusual coffee and cream PTE livery and its PTE fleet number 69.
Photo taken Tuesday 13 May 1975, Leeds Central Bus Station
518. PKG547H
Cardiff Transport 547, PKG547H, a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX-30 built in 1970 with Willowbrook H44/30D bodywork.
Photo taken June 1978, Cardiff Bus Station
519. TAW432J
Valley Motors, Bishops Castle, TAW432J, a Ford R192 built in 1970 with Willowbrook B45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Barker Street Bus Station, Shrewsbury
520. VAX63H
One of a trio of Leyland Leopard PSU4A/2R with Willowbrook B47F bodywork, numbered 4 12 and 19 VAX62-64H delivered to West Mon in 1970. Number 12, VAX63H, is seen in Islwyn Borough Transport blue livery in this 1978 picture taken at Blackwood depot
Photo taken Thursday 3 August 1978, Depot Yard, Blackwood
521. VAX63H
West Mon Omnibus Board 12, VAX63H, a Leyland PSU4A/2R Leopard with a Willowbrook B47F body seen at the R.T.I.T.B. at High Ercall.
Photo taken Sunday 30 September 1973, High Ercall
522. VSN691J
Garelochhead Coach Services 94, VSN691J, a Ford R192 with Willowbrook B45F bodywork. It was new in December 1970 and is seen at Feorlin Way in the Bendarroch housing scheme, the terminus of the service from Helensburgh.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Garelochhead, Bendarroch
523. WHE352J
Preserved Yorkshire Traction 352, WHE352J, Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R with Willowbrook bodywork new in 1970.
Photo taken Sunday 9 September 2007, Meadowhall Rally, Sheffield
524. CHA423K
Midland Red 6423, CHA423K, a Class S24 Leyland Leopard PSU3A/2R built in 1971 with Willowbrook DP49F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1977, High Street, Bridgnorth
525. DXE137J
Grenville Motors' DXE137J was a Bedford YRQ with Willowbrook B45F bodywork which was new in 1971, originally as a demonstrator, before operating for two years for Blue Bus Services (Tailby & George) of Willington. On 1 December 1973 Blue Bus sold out to Derby Corporation who numbered it 43. Grenville purchased it from Derby (by then Derby Borough Transport) in 1975. It is seen at Grenville's Camborne terminus outside the company's office in Cross Street.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Cross Street, Camborne
526. HWU817J
Pennine of Gargrave HWU817J, a 1971 Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R with Willowbrook body stands in a snowy Skipton bus station.
Photo taken 1972, Skipton Bus Station
527. HWU817J
Pennine Motor Services HWU817J, a Leyland Leopard PSU3 with Willowbrook DP49F body, new in 1971.
Photo taken 1973, Skipton Bus Station
528. JRT82K
With Ipswich Transport Museum since 1989, JRT82K is an AEC Swift with Willowbrook dual door body, one of six delivered to the Corporation in 1971. It was in service at the Museum's Winter Warmer event - no Real Ale that day though!
Photo taken Sunday 10 November 2013, Ipswich Transport Museum
529. JWR893J
Premier (Harold Wilson) of Stainforth operated JWR893J, a Ford R192 with Willowbrook DP45F bodywork which was new in May 1971. It is pictured at the depot with Yeates Pegasus bodied Bedford SB5, 568DNG, parked behind.
Photo taken c.1973, Premier Depot, East Lane, Stainforth
530. MUP694J
Valley Motors, Bishops Castle, MUP694J, a Ford R192 built in 1971 with Willowbrook B46F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Barker Street Bus Station, Shrewsbury
531. MUP697J
Trimdon MS MUP697J, a Ford R192 built in 1971 with Willowbrook B46F bodywork. Unloading route T69 on a quiet Sunday morning.
Photo taken July 1973, Bishop Auckland Market Place
532. OPT124J
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, OPT124J, probably a Bedford YRQ from 1971 with Willowbrook C45F coachwork.
Photo taken July 1971, College Square, Stokesley
533. OPT247J
Burrell's Coaches, Newsham, OPT247J, a Bedford YRQ built in 1971 with Willowbrook DP45F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1973, Richmond Market Square
534. RJE501J
Bedford YRQ RJE501J had a Willowbrook DP45F body and was new to Mansfield, Burling & Welsh (Burwell & District), Burwell in July 1971.
Photo taken Sunday 5 September 1971, High Street, Burwell
535. TKG508J
Western Welsh 1508, TKG508J, a Leyland Leopard PSU4A/2R with Willowbrook body, new in 1971.
Photo taken c. Oct 1971, Cardiff Bus Station
536. TKG511J
Western Welsh 1511, TKG511J, a Leyland Leopard PSU4A/2R with Willowbrook body, new in 1971.
Photo taken c. Oct 1971, Tudor Street, Cardiff
537. TUF82J
G & G, Leamington Spa, TUF82J, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1A/1 built in 1971 with Willowbrook H44/29D bodywork. New as Brighton Corporation 82 this was packed with shoppers on a Spook Special to the market at Moreton-in-Marsh.
Photo taken October 1984, Station Yard, Moreton-in-Marsh
538. TUJ421J
Hampson, Oswestry, 27, TUJ421J, a Bedford SB5 built about 1971 with Willowbrook DP39F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Oswestry
539. TUO74J
Preserved Devon General 74, TUO74J, an AEC Reliance with Willowbrook B43F body, new in 1971, arriving at the gathering.
Photo taken Sunday 1 April 2007, Longcross
540. UNT111J
Brown, Donnington Wood UNT111J was new in February 1971 and was a Bedford YRQ with a Willowbrook B45F body.
Photo taken early 1971
541. UNT915J
Brown, Donnington Wood UNT915J was the second of two Bedford YRQs with Wilowbrook B45F bodies new in February 1971.
Photo taken early 1971
542. UNT915J
Brown, Donnington Wood UNT915J, a Bedford YRQ with a Willowbrook B45F body seen at Donnington Wood.
Photo taken Friday 6 August 1971, Donnington Wood
543. UUJ444J
Elcock & Prince, Ironbridge UUJ444J, seen at Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus, was a Ford R192 with a Willowbrook DP45F body new in March 1971.
Photo taken early 1971, Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus, Wellington Road, Donnington
544. UUJ447J
UUJ447J of Cooper, Oakengates was a Bedford YRQ with a Willowbrook B45F body.
Photo taken Friday 6 August 1971
545. WUX658K
Richards Brothers of Moylgrove WUX658K, a 1971 Bedford YRQ with Willowbrook bodywork. The bus which was originally owned by Brown of Donnington Wood and is seen in Fishguard bound for Haverfordwest.
Photo taken August 1992, Fishguard
546. XAW915K
Valley Motors, Bishop's Castle, XAW915K, a Ford R192 built in 1971 with Willowbrook B48F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Bishop's Castle
547. YAX474J
Soudley Valley Coaches YAX474J, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 built in 1971 with Willowbrook DP45F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1986, Lydney Bus Station
548. YAY701J
Mid Warwickshire Motors, Balsall Common, YAY701J, a Daimler Fleetline SRG6LX built in 1971 with Willowbrook B50F bodywork. This had been acquired in October 1978 and had been new to the Road Transport Industry Training Board, so had probably been well cared for.
Photo taken August 1980, Balsall Common
549. YAY701J
R.T.I.T.B. 86, YAY701J, a Daimler SRG6LX-36 with a Willowbrook B50F body seen at the R.T.I.T.B. at High Ercall.
Photo taken Sunday 30 September 1973, High Ercall
550. YNR506J
Astill and Jordan of Ratby near Leicester ran a service from their home village to Leicester. They bought both new and second hand vehicles - bought new in 1971 was this Ford R192, YNR506J, with locally built Willowbrook bodywork
Photo taken Saturday 13 October 1979, St Margaret's Bus Station, Leicester
551. CAX766K
West Monmouthshire 24, CAX766K, a Leyland Leopard PSU3B/2R with Willowbrook B53F body, new in 1972.
Photo taken c. Oct 1971, Cardiff Bus Station
552. CWO516K
Electric battery buses have never been much of a success in the UK but in 1972, CWO516K, Crompton Parkinson/ Willowbrook built this bus and it was demonstrated in Leeds and Edinburgh amongst other places. Here it is on the then Leeds City transport Shoppers service 401 outside City Station.
Photo taken Jul 1972, Leeds City Station
553. DFU95L
Ingrow Scouts & Guides, DFU95L, a Bedford YRQ built in 1972 with Willowbrook DP45F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1986, Legoland, Billund, Denmark
554. DNS354L
Sutherland Transport & Trading Company's DNS354L, a Bedford VAS5 with Willowbrook B16FM bodywork has arrived from Lochinver on the west coast and waits just below the Post Office on Lairg's Main Street for the arrival of the bus from the railway station with mail, parcels (and maybe the odd passenger) from the south. Then the daily ritual will be enacted and the sleepy village of Lairg will become (briefly) a hive of activity until the buses depart and all is peaceful again.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Lairg, Post Office
555. EJR388L
Rochester & Marshall, Great Whittington, EJR388L, a Bedford SB5 built in 1972 with Willowbrook B41F bodywork. Taken after Moor-Dale acquired the business.
Photo taken mid 1970s?, Bus station, Hexham
556. GAX423L
Bedwas and Machen started buying single-deckers in 1971 and the following year they put this Willowbrook B53F-bodied Leyland Leopard PSU3B/2R into service. New as their 9, GAX423L, it was renumbered 93 in the Rhymney Valley fleet and is seen passing Caerphilly Castle in August 1978.
Photo taken Wednesday 2 August 1978, Caerphilly Castle
557. GSK291L
Dunnet, Keiss, operated GSK291L, a Ford R192 with Willowbrook C45F bodywork which was new in November 1972.
Photo taken c.1973, High Street, Wick
558. GUT339L
Willowbrook demonstrator GUT339L was a Mercedes-Benz 0302 LHD chassis with a Willowbrook '007' C51D body which had been exhibited at the 26th International Commercial Motor Show in 1972 as C49D. It is seen here whilst demonstrating at the 13th National Coach Rally at Gynn Square in Blackpool the following year.
Photo taken Sunday 8 April 1973, parking off Queen's Promenade, Gynn Square, Blackpool
559. GUT339L
Willowbrook demonstrators '1973' and GUT339L seen at the 13th National Coach Rally at Gynn Square in Blackpool were a Ford R192 or R1014 with an '002' Expressway body and a Mercedes-Benz 0302 with an '007' body.
Photo taken Sunday 8 April 1973, parking off Queen's Promenade, Gynn Square, Blackpool
560. JHS228K
Paton Bros JHS228K, a Ford 1014 with Willowbrook C45F bodywork, stands in the sunshine at the depot after coming off service on the Paisley to Renfrew Ferry route. It was bought new by Patons in June 1972 and passed to Western SMT with the company in August 1979 although it was never operated by them. It eventually became a caravan and was licensed until 1994.
Photo taken c.1974, Paton's depot, Tower Garage, Ferry Road, Renfrew
561. JRT78K
Ipswich Corporation 78, JRT78K, AEC Swift / Willowbrook B40D. New 1972, withdrawn 1983.
Photo taken July 1972, Ipswich
562. KNY968L
Among the interesting buses & coaches operated by Brewer's Motor Services (A.E. & F.R. Brewer Ltd.) of Caerau, Glamorgan was this Willowbrook C51F bodied AEC Reliance KNY968L new in August 1972 (chassis No. 6MU4R 8021).
Photo taken Thursday 10 May 1973, Depot, Caerau
563. LCN502K
Northern General 2802, LCN502K, a Daimler Fleetline SRG6LX built in 1972 with Willowbrook B44D bodywork. Newly delivered and still looking very smart.
Photo taken June 1972, Carliol Square, Newcastle
564. LCN503K
Tynemouth 2803, LCN503K, a Daimler Fleetline SRG6LX with Willowbrook body from 1972 in Whitley Bay. Presumably every intending passenger would know where the "Fish Quay" was! One for Mr Alan Hall!
Photo taken Saturday 11 March 1972, Park Avenue, Whitley Bay
565. MEC998K
Robinson of Appleby, MEC998K, an AEC Reliance 6U3ZR built in 1972 with Willowbrook Expressway C49F bodywork.
Photo taken November 1972, Darlington
566. OCH258L
Derby Borough Transport took over the fleet of Blue Bus in December 1973. 258, OCH258L, a Daimler Fleetline SRG6LX with Willowbrook DP43F is seen at Derby Bus Station on the ex Blue bus service which was numbered "46"
Photo taken Apr 1976, Derby Bus Station
567. PEX168K
Great Yarmouth 68, PEX168K, a 1972 AEC Swift with Willowbrook body is seen after sale to Miramare of Morley.
Photo taken c.1990, Vicar Lane, Leeds
568. PEX170K
Great Yarmouth Corporation 70, PEX170K, AEC Swift / Willowbrook, new January 1972. On Hire to Colchester Corporation with an Eastern National MW on the right.
Photo taken November 1973, Colchester Bus Station
569. SPT270K
Martindale, Ferryhill, SPT270K, a Bedford YRQ built in 1972 with Willowbrook DP47F bodywork. Fairly newly arrived at Martindale's Ferryhill depot.
Photo taken March 1972, Martindale Garage off Durham Road, Ferryhill
570. SWY336L
A & C Wigmore of Dinnington operated SWY336L, a Bedford YRT with Willowbrook B53F bodywork, one of four new in 1972. It is seen on Wigmore's stand at Sheffield, Pond Street.
Photo taken 1973, Pond Street Bus Station, Sheffield
571. UPT329K
J H Hammel of Stanley, one of the operators of the Diamond Bus Service, owned UPT329K, a Bedford YRQ with Willowbrook B47F bodywork which was new in 1972. Here it is seen climbing out of Durham on its way to Stanley.
Photo taken mid 1970s, North End, Durham
572. UPT529K
Lockey, St Helen Auckland, UPT529K, a Bedford YRQ built in 1972 with Willowbrook DP47F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1976, Bishop Auckland Market Place
573. WMJ218K
Seen parked on the forecourt outside the Willowbrook works on Derby Road in Loughborough is a Ford R192 (BC04LU54882, Willowbrook 71150/72) which became WMJ218K of Grenville, Camborne in July 1972, the body being a C45F '002' model.
Photo taken Friday 14 April 1972, Derby Road, Loughborough
574. WUF987K
G&G of Leamington Spa, WUF987K, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1A/1 built in 1972 with Willowbrook H44/29D bodywork.
Photo taken October 1984, Station Yard, Moreton-in-Marsh
575. WUP428L
F Lockey & Sons, St Helen Auckland, WUP428L, a Bedford YRT built in 1972 with Willowbrook C51F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1974, off Rectory Lane, Guisborough
576.
Willowbrook demonstrator '1973' was one of three such coaches demonstrated at Gynn Square during the 13th National Coach Rally at Blackpool. All had Willowbrook '002' Expressway bodies and were one Ford R192 - C45F, and two Ford R1014 - C45F. The identity of this one is unknown.
Photo taken Sunday 8 April 1973, parking off Queen's Promenade, Gynn Square, Blackpool
577. CCA768L
Bryn Melyn Motor Services, Llangollen, CCA768L, a Bedford SB5 built in 1973 with Willowbrook B41F bodywork. Although outside the usual criteria for this site, the bus is firmly rooted in the pre-1970 era.
Photo taken July 1978, Station Yard at Llangollen
578. CCA768L
A recent posting showed CCA768L, a Bedford SB5 with Willowbrook 41 seat bodywork bodywork new to Bryn Mellin of Llangollen in an all over blue livery. Comment was made at the time that the post de-regulation livery was somewhat garish. This shot taken in Llangollen allows a comparison with the original blue scheme
Photo taken Thursday 19 June 1986, Llangollen
579. CSJ364L
The Isle of Cumbrae, in the Firth of Clyde, can boast two operators for one main supported service between the town of Millport and the ferry terminal, for a population of around 2,000. CSJ364L was a Ford R1014 with Willowbrook C45F body which entered service in 1973 with Millport Motors. The island is popular with cyclists of all ages, this view has only one! as the bus makes its way to the Millport terminus at the old pier. The other operator is appropriately "Cumbrae Coaches"
Photo taken Saturday 4 May 1974, Guildford Street, Millport
580. CUF150L
Willowbrook bodied Leyland Atlantean No 50, CUF150L, waits for it's next duty for Brighton Corporation.
Photo taken Saturday 22 April 1978, Lewes Road Garage, Brighton
581. J30480
Seen at St. Aubins, Jersey Motor Transport 45, J30480, a Ford R192 with a Willowbrook B44F body, had been new in February 1973.
Photo taken Friday 25 May 1973, St. Aubins
582. JVA944L
Hutchison, Overtown JVA944L was a Bedford YRT with a Willowbrook '002' Expressway C30FT body whish was photographed whilst taking part in the 13th National Coach Rally at Blackpool.
Photo taken Sunday 8 April 1973, Lower Promenade, Blackpool
583. PPU783M
Hedingham & District PPU783M, a Bedford YRQ with Willowbrook B47F body, new in 1974, with Eastern National MW 1361, OWC610 alongside.
Photo taken October 1974, Colchester Bus Station
584. UNH19L
Northampton 19, UNH19L, a Daimler Fleetline with Willowbrook B45D body, new in April 1973, part of a batch of 20.
Photo taken 1985, Northampton
585. UNH20L
Northampton 20, UNH20L, a Daimler Fleetline with Willowbrook B45D body, new in April 1973, and numerically last in a batch of 20.
Photo taken Monday 3 April 1978, Drapery, Northampton
586. MAN52B
Douglas Corporation Transport 17, MAN52B, a Bedford YRQ built in 1974 with Willowbrook B47F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1976, Douglas Bus Station
587. RGV284N
Hedingham Omnibuses Leyland Leopard L84, RGV284N, with Willowbrook B55F body, new to them in September 1974.
Photo taken Sunday 14 May 2006
588. SCF344N
Wents Bedford YRQ/Willowbrook SCF344N in the layover area of Colchester Bus Station in 1984.
Photo taken 1984, Colchester Bus Station
589. KUW533P
National Travel South East, London S.E.6 entered KUW533P in the National Coach Rally in 1976. This was a Bedford YMT with a Willowbook '008' Spacecar C49F body seen here in Blackpool.
Photo taken Saturday 10 April 1976, Lower Promenade, Blackpool
590. ONN571P
Trent 571, ONN571P, an ECW bodied Leyland Atlantean had its body destroyed in the fire at Meadow Road depot, Derby in July 1976. It was subsequently rebodied by Willowbrook with a style similar to the 1969 bodies on the Devon General Atlanteans that were diverted to Yorkshire Traction, although the front panel is to a much plainer design. Alongside by happy co-incidence is 572, ONN572P, with the original Eastern Coach Works body.
Photo taken Sunday 30 September 1979, Meadow Road Depot, Derby
591. OYT531R
OYT531R was acquired by Thamesmead Motor Services, London S.E.16 in October 1980 from National Travel (London), becoming number 54. This was one of four A.E.C. 6U3ZL Reliances new in August 1976 to National Travel (South East) with Willowbrook C47F bodies. It was severely damaged in September 1981 in an accident and passed in the November to Paul Sykes (dealer).
592. OYT530R
National Travel South East, London S.E.6 entered OYT530R in the British Coach Rally in 1977. This was aleft hand drive A.E.C. 6U3ZL Reliance with a Willowbrook C47F body seen here on Madeira Drive in Brighton.
Photo taken Sunday 24 April 1977, Madeira Drive, Brighton