SCT '61 Photo Index
Yeates
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1. JU7854
Brown, Markfield JU7854 new in 1936 with a Willowbrook DP39F body was a Dennis Lancet II which was rebodied in 1955 with a Yeates Riviera FC37F body as seen here at Ascot.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, Ascot
2. NKD330
Canham, Whittlesea NKD330 seen at Peterborough started life in 1938 as Bristol Omnibus Company 2099, EHW449 with a Duple C32R body. In September 1939 it, along with others from the batch, was converted for use as a civil ambulance and in June 1941 it was loaned to the War Department for use as an ambulance, returning in November 1946 and was withdrawn in 1951. In 1952 the chassis was rebuilt by Yeates to 30' length, numbered WSY/O6622899/189, and fitted with a Yeates FC37F body for McShane, Liverpool entering service in September 1952.
Photo taken Saturday 30 September 1961, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
3. EAY58
Brown's Blue, Markfield EAY58, a Dennis Lancet III, had been new to Brown in May 1947 with a Yeates C35F body. In October 1959 it was rebodied with the Yeates Riviera FC37F body from Dennis Lancet AAY6 which itself had been rebodied in April 1955 and withdrawn in September 1959.
Photo taken Saturday 9 February 1963, St Margaret's Bus Station, Leicester
4. CTL652
Worth, Enstone CUD373, a Daimler CVD6 with Wilks & Meade C33F body was new to him in January 1948 and, after withdrawal in December 1960 was sold to P.V.D. (Dealer), Dunchurch. Alongside is Jarvis, Middle Barton CTL652, a Dennis Lancet III with a Yeates C35F body dating from February 1948 which had been acquired from Judd, Byfield in December 1957.
Photo taken Wednesday 20 August 1958, Gloucester Green, Oxford
5. ENT709
Smith, Reading acquired ENT709 in June 1957 from Lowe & Son, Trench. It was a Dennis J3 Lancet III with a Yeates C35F body which had been new in 1948 to Lowe.
Photo taken Sunday 17 May 1959, Whipsnade Zoo
6. AEP766
Seen at the Mid Wales Motorways yard in Welshpool is a Crossley coach AEP766.
Photo taken Sunday 11 August 1963, Welshpool
7. LWE669
William Ivens and Sons (Timber Merchants) Limited of Rugby ran in with a works service from the Long Buckby, Northampton direction and usually was parked up nightly in the Corporation Street car park in Rugby, where it is seen.
Photo taken early 1962, Corporation Street Car Park, Rugby
8. LWE669
Rear view of William Ivens and Sons LWE669, a Crossley SD42/7 with Yeates C35F body new to Hirst & Sweeting of Sheffield in 1949.
Photo taken early 1962, Corporation Street Car Park, Rugby
9. EJA52
Parkin, Borrowash, Derbyshire ran this Crossley SD42/9 with a Yeates C39F body, EJA52, seen at Cheltenham Coach Station trying to get through the melee to his stand for departure.
Photo taken Saturday 11 August 1962, Cheltenham Coach Station
10. EX6644
Seen in Sheffield was EX6644, a Crossley SD42/7 with a Yeates C35F body from the fleet of Newman (South Bucks Coaches), Slough. New to Felix, Great Yarmouth in January 1950, it was recorded in 2009 as being preserved by Plant, Brereton.
Photo taken Thursday 11 April 1974, Sheffield
11. PTW451
Blackwell, Earls Colne PTW451 was a Dennis J3 Lancet with a Yeates C35F body new to him in 1950 which was seen in Braintree.
Photo taken Saturday 6 December 1958, Braintree Bus Park
12. HNT886
HNT886 was a Dennis L6 Falcon with a Yeates C33F body seen at Ascot with Blue Bus, Slough. It was new in 1951 to Jones, Market Drayton and was acquired from Soul, Chessington in May 1959. Blue Bus ran a daily service from Windsor to Maidenhead.
Photo taken Saturday 23 June 1962, Ascot
13. NBH856
NBH856 was a Dennis J10A Lancet III with a Yeates C37F body of Dell (Rover), Chesham new to him in 1951 which is seen here at Wembley with the Wembley Arena building in the background.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, Wembley
14. SMU559
Linkline, London N.W.10, SMU599, seen at Wembley Stadium was a Yeates C41C bodied AEC Regal IV which had been new in 1951 to Valliant, Ealing.
Photo taken Saturday 28 April 1962, Wembley Stadium
15. LDF815
This Yeates C37F bodied Crossley SD42/9A, LDF815, seen here with Say, Gloucester, had the optional chrome radiator surround with the central strip and was new to Say in April 1952 with fleet number 8.
Photo taken Sunday 13 July 1958, Gloucester
16. MVO115
MVO115 was a Yeates C41C bodied Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tiger new in 1952 to Clark, Epperstone. When seen here at Gilwell Park it was operated by Caterer (t/a Icknield Coaches), Tring, its sixth operator.
Photo taken Saturday 20 June 1964, Gilwell Park
17. GTL419
McKechnie & Cole (Cream Bus Service), Stamford 3, GTL419, was a Bedford SB with a Yeates C35F body which had been new in May 1953 to Patch & McKechnie.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
18. NVO709
Blackwell, Earls Colne NVO709, seen at Victoria Coach Station, was an A.E.C. 9822S Regal IV with a Yeates Riviera C41C body acquired in April 1960 from Dennis (Robin Hood), Nottingham to whom it had been new in February 1953.
Photo taken Monday 30 July 1962, London Victoria Coach Station
19. PAH800
This A.E.C. 9822S Regal IV, PAH800, with a Yeates Riviera C41C body was new to Culling, Claxton in November 1953. Flashing trafficators seem to have replaced the semaphore arms by the time it was seen at Ascot Races.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1962, Ascot
20. PWJ98
Head (Reliance), Lutton PWJ98 was a Bedford SB with a Yeates Riviera C35F body acquired in April 1958 from J.O. Andrew, Sheffield to whom it had been new in July 1953. Seen here in Bishops Road Bus Station in Peterborough it passed to Tagg, Sutton-in-Ashfield in June 1960.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
21. KNR240
Gibson, Barlestone 35, KNR240, seen at Ascot races, was a Leyland PSU1/16 Royal Tiger with a Yeates Riviera C41C body new in June 1954 and which seemingly retains its semaphore arm indicators.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1962, Ascot
22. OOK295
New in 1954 to James, Birmingham OOK295 had been acquired by "B & E" by the time it was seen in Peterborough Bus Station. It was a Bedford SBG with a Yeates Riviera C36F body.
Photo taken Saturday 30 September 1961, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
23. XNO644
Cook's of Westcliff-on-Sea XNO644, a 1954 Bedford SB with Yeates 'Riviera' C35F coachwork new to Frank Harris of Grays.
Photo taken Sunday 7 August 1966, Central Coach Station, Susans Road, Eastbourne
24. JJD403
London Co-Operative Society of Stratford JJD403, a 1955 AEC 'Reliance' with Yeates 'Riviera' C41C coachwork
Photo taken Saturday 17 June 1967, Central Coach Station, Susans Road, Eastbourne
25. RVO845
Gash's garage forms the backdrop to Gash, Newark B14, RVO845, which was the second of the pair of Bedford SBG coaches with Yeates Riviera C36F bodies new in March 1955. Its companion had been withdrawn in December 1964.
Photo taken Sunday 13 August 1967, Gash's Garage, Bowbridge Road, Newark
26. MCT110
Delaine, Bourne 44, MCT110, a Yeates Riviera C41F bodied Bedford SBG is seen in Sutherland Street waiting its turn to enter Victoria Coach Station to take part in the British Coach Rally.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, Sutherland Street, London
27. UPT368
McKechnie & Cole (Cream Bus Service), Stamford 13, UPT368, a Bedford SBG with a Yeates Riviera C41F body new to Harwood (Favourite Number 2 Services), Bishop Auckland in June 1956 was acquired in November 1958 and passed to Barton, Chilwell as number 898 in February 1961. It was withdrawn in 1967 and passed, in February 1969, to Burrows (contractor), Ilkeston.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
28. XTJ482
JD Peace, Kirkwall, Orkney, XTJ482, a Bedford SBG built 1956 with Yeates C41C bodywork. Quite a stylish body from a less common supplier.
Photo taken August 1973, Great Western Road, Kirkwall, Orkney
29. CJP630
Watson & Ledden, Scarborough acquired this 1957 Yeates Europa C41F bodied Bedford SBG, CJP630, new to Stringfellow, Wigan after passing through several operators hands.
Photo taken Thursday 3 August 1972, Valley Road Coach Park, Scarborough
30. NKY161
Preserved NKY161, a Bedford SB3 with Yeates C41F body new in 1957 to Fairways of Bradford.
Photo taken Sunday 18 September 2011, Duxford
31. WNX692
Canham, Whittlesey WNX692, a Bedford SBG with a Yeates Europa C41F body acquired in June 1964 had been new to Bermuda, Nuneaton.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 1964, Scaldgate, Whittlesey
32. 124BPT
Harwood (Favourite No. 2 Service), Coundon Gate 124BPT, a Yeates Europa C41F bodied Bedford SB1 new in October 1958 is seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
33. 167HPE
167HPE, a Bedford SB3 with a Yeates Europa C41F body was seen in Station Road, Chingford on its way to the Cub & Scout Jamboree at Gilwell Park, Epping Forest with an unidentified operator. This was new in 1958 to Phipps (Blue Riband Tours), London W.C.1.
Photo taken Saturday 7 July 1973, Station Road, Chingford
34. 188AUP
Harwood (Favourite No. 2 Service), Coundon Gate 188AUP, new in August 1958 was a Yeates Europa C41F bodied Bedford SB3 which was seen in Bishop Auckland Market Place. It passed to Kenzie, Shepreth in April 1960 under Harwood's policy of keeping coaches no more than two years.
Photo taken Saturday 1 August 1959, Bishop Auckland Market Place
35. 950DNU
A varied selection from the fleet of J.H. Wooliscroft (Silver Service) of Darley Dale.
Photo taken August 1969, Silver Service's Garage, Darley Dale
36. HEB141
Morley, Whittlesea HEB141 was a Yeates Europa C41F bodied Bedford SB3 which had been new to him in April 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
37. MTL750
MTL750 is a 1958 Leyland Tiger Cub fitted with a Yeates Europa body (DP43F) and is preserved as Delaine of Bourne 47. It is in the care of Leicester Museums of Technologies who undertook the renovation.
Photo taken Sunday 7 September 2014, Abbey Pumping Station, Leicester
38. MTL750
Vagg's Coaches, Knockin Heath, MTL750, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 built in 1958 with Yeates Europa DP43F bodywork. New as Delaine 47, Bourne, and photographed very withdrawn at Vagg's depot. This unique vehicle was subsequently saved and restored.
Photo taken July 1978, Knockin Heath depot
39. MTL750
Delaine, Bourne 47, MTL750, a Leyland PSUC1/2 Tiger Cub with a Yeates Europa DP43F body, was new in March 1958.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 1964, Raymond Mays Garage Forecourt (opposite Depot), Bourne
40. MTL750
Rear view of preserved Delaine MTL750, a Leyland Tiger Cub with Yeates Europa body, currently with Leicester Museums.
Photo taken Sunday 16 July 2017, Nottingham Area Transport Group. Ruddington Running day
41. WWY110
Morley, Whittlesey WWY110 was a Bedford SB3 with a Yeates C41F body new in 1958 and acquired in July 1964 from Lunn, Rothwell.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 1964, Low Cross, Whittlesey
42. XVF800
Yeates Europa C41F bodied A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance XVF800 of Culling, Claxton was seen in Egerton Road, Twickenham. Behind is Harrington Wayfarer V bodied A.E.C. Reliance XCR892 of Summerbee, Southampton.
Photo taken Saturday 16 March 1963, Egerton Road, London Twickenham
43. XVF800
Yeates Europa C41F bodied A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance XVF800 of Culling, Claxton awaits its turn to join the start line in Victoria Coach Station for the 1959 British Coach Rally. It is seen here in Sutherland Street.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, Sutherland Street, London
44. 589EDH
Morley, Whittlesey 589EDH had been acquired from Pearson, Walsall in January 1964. It was a Bedford SB1 with a Yeates Europa C41F body which had been new in 1959 to Pearson and is seen in the Bus Station in Peterborough.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 1964, Peterborough Bus Station
45. 618KRA
Rear view of 618KRA, a Bedford SB1 with Yeates Europa body which was new to Felix of Stanley near Derby, then sold onto Luxicoaches of Borrowash, Derby. It entered service with Fowler of Holbeach Drove but now back in the East Midlands under renovation.
Photo taken Sunday 16 July 2017, Ruddington Running Day
46. 885KBH
The business of J.R.G. Dell (Rover Bus Services), Chesham was formed in 1928 and 885 KBH, a Bedford SB1 with a Yeates C41F body, seen here at Ascot racecourse, was new in November 1959.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
47. JEP668
Mid-Wales Motorways JEP668 was a Bedford SB1 with a Yeates Europa C41F body new in March 1959 and is seen at the main garage in Newtown.
Photo taken early 1971, Newtown Garage
48. JEP861
Mid Wales Motorways JEP861, a Bedford SB1 built in 1959 with Yeates Europa C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Welshpool
49. JEP861
Seen in Welshpool is Mid-Wales Motorways JEP861, a Bedford SB1 with a Yeates Europa C41F body which was new in March 1959.
Photo taken early 1971, Welshpool
50. OCT566
Delaine, Bourne 48, OCT566, was a Leyland PD3/1 with a Yeates H39/34RD body new in 1959.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 1964, Spalding Road, Bourne
51. XWY840
Wray, Summerbridge, XWY840, a Bedford SB1 built in 1959 with marvellously OTT Yeates Europa C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, Redcar Racecourse
52. 126GUP
126GUP, was an almost new Bedford SB1 with a Yeates C41F body of April 1960. It was owned by the strangely-named Favourite Service No. 2 company, of Coundon Gate, Bishop Auckland.
Photo taken 1960, Royal Crescent, West Cliff, Whitby
53. 1400UA
Midgley, Leeds 1400UA was a Bedford SB1 with a Yeates Europa C41F body.
Photo taken Wednesday 12 August 1970, William Street Coach Park, Scarborough
54. 2138HP
2138HP, a 1960 Bedford SB3 with Yeates Europa C41F bodywork new to Bunty of Coventry.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1975, Blackpool Coach Park
55. 320NTC
Mid Wales Motorways 320NTC, a Bedford SB1 built in 1960 with Yeates Europa C41F bodywork. New to Harrison, Morecambe, this reached Mid Wales from Golden Valley, Hereford. Next to it is 2804DK, a Plaxton bodied SB5 built in 1962 and new to Yelloway.
Photo taken July 1978, Welshpool
56. 4600NX
Wheildon, Castle Donington operated this Albion VT17L Victor with Yeates Europa C41F body, 4600NX. New in 1960 to Court, Chapel End it was the only VT17L to be bodied by Yeates. It is seen here at Gilwell Park, Epping on the occasion of a Scout/Cub weekend camp.
Photo taken Saturday 5 July 1969, Gilwell Park, Epping
57. 47UNU
Wents 47UNU, a Bedford SB1 with Yeates C41F body new in 1961, leaves Colchester Bus Station for Boxted in the late 1960s. Behind is a coach of Osborne of Tollesbury.
Photo taken late 1960s, Colchester Bus Station
58. 5107NK
Buckmaster 5107NK was a Yeates Europa C41F bodied Bedford SB1 which had been new in 1960 to Ronsway, Hemel Hempstead. This was the first of the Yeates conversions to allow an entrance ahead of the wheels on the Bedford chassis.
Photo taken Sunday 16 October 1966, Leighton Buzzard
59. 565AEW
Yeates Fiesta C41F bodywork graced 565AEW, a Bedford SB in the fleet of Whippet, Hilton which was seen at Ascot races.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1962, Ascot
60. 7652VW
Eastern National 102, 7652VW, a Commer Avenger IV with Yeates C41F body, new to Moores in 1960, part of the fleet taken over by ENOC in early 1963 when it was given the number 039, then 102 in the August 1964 renumbering.
Photo taken Prince's Esplanade, Walton on The Naze
61. RCT2
Mid-Wales Motorways RCT2, acquired from Price, Wrockwardine Wood in November 1969, was a Yeates Europa C41F bodied Bedford SB3 which had been fitted with a diesel engine whilst with Price.
Photo taken early 1971, Newtown garage
62. RCT3
The Delaine 50, RCT3, a Leyland Titan PD3/1 with Yeates H39/34RD body, new in June 1960 and withdrawn from service in December 1979.
Photo taken Sunday 2 November 2003, Open Day, LVVS Road Transport Museum, Lincoln
63. RCT3
Delaine of Bourne bought the only Yeates bodied double deckers, 50, RCT3 a Leyland Titan PD3/1 new in 1960 to go with only other one, 48 bought the year before.
Photo taken Tuesday 13 May 1980, Bourne
64. RCT3
Delaine of Bourne 50, RCT3, a Leyland Titan PD3/1 with Yeates H39/34RD body, new to Delaine in 1960.
Photo taken September 1969, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
65. RCT3
Delaine, Bourne 50, RCT3, was a Yeates H39/34RD bodied Leyland PD3/1 new in 1960 and was the second of the only two double-deckers built by Yeates, both for Delaine. It was seen in Peterborough Bus Station.
Photo taken Saturday 30 September 1961, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
66. RCT3
Delaine, Bourne 50, RCT3, was a Leyland PD3/1 with a Yeates H39/34RD body new in July 1960.
Photo taken Sunday 13 August 1967, Delaine Garage, Bourne
67. 27TTE
Tyne Valley 14, 27TTE, a Bedford SB built in 1961 with Yeates Fiesta Continental C41F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1971, Newcastle
68. 47UNU
Wents of Boxted 47UNU, a Bedford SB1 with Yeates C41F body new in 1961
Photo taken Saturday 10 March 1973, Colchester Bus Station
69. 5025BT
Bailey's Transport, Fangfoss, York, 5025BT, a Commer Avenger IV built in 1961 with Yeates Fiesta Continental C41F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, William Street Coach Park, Scarborough
70. 8964PT
Stephenson's Motor Services, High Etherley, 8964PT, a Bedford SB built in 1961 with Yeates Pegasus bodywork.
Photo taken May 1970, just off Bondgate in Bishop Auckland
71. 9491WY
Saltburn MS 52, 9491WY, a Bedford SB1 built in 1961 with Yeates Pegasus B44F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1972, Saltburn MS Saltburn Garage
72. OIP791
Suir Valley Services of Fiddown, Eire, OIP791, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA built 1961 with a Yeates Fiesta body, new to Hankinson, Salford, it passed to Soames, Otley, in May 1962 before being exported to Eire and reaching Bowers, Fiddown (trading as Suir Valley Services) by April 1968.
Photo taken July 1975, Waterford Waterfront
73. TDO294
Baddeley Bros., Holmfirth, TDO294, a Bedford SB1 with Yeates Pegasus DP44F body. New to Camplin, Donington in 1961 it surprisingly passed to Mexborough & Swinton and lasted until the merger with Yorkshire Traction. Acquired by Baddeley's in 1969, it was withdrawn in 1973.
Photo taken February 1971, Crowedge
74. TTL517
Delaine, Bourne 55, TTL517, was a 1961 Bedford SB1 with a Yeates Pegasus DP44F body.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 1964, Bourne
75. 899KTA
Saltburn MS 56, 899KTA, a Bedford SB5 built in 1962 with Yeates Pegasus DP44F bodywork. Recently acquired from R&M, Great Whittington, and still in the former operators livery (may never have been repainted) but this had been new to Burton Coaches of Brixham.
Photo taken July 1969, Guisborough garage
76. 948MRR
Barton 948, 948MRR, was an AEC Reliance 2U3RA, delivered in July 1962 with Yeates DP57D bodywork which was subsequently converted to C51F bodywork. It later became a stock car transporter in the Manchester area. It is seen parked opposite Ilkeston garage.
Photo taken 1969, Manor Road, Ilkeston
77. 951UVT
Leask of Lerwick, Shetland 951UVT, a Bedford SB5 from 1962 with Yeates Pegasus DP45F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Esplanade, Lerwick, Shetland
78. 951UVT
Potteries SN993, 951UVT, was acquired from Beckett, Bucknall in 1963 when the business was taken over. It was a 1962 Yeates Pegasus DP45F bodied Bedford SB5 and is standing outside Stoke garage.
Photo taken Sunday 23 August 1964, Stoke Garage
79. UTL78
Seen at the Delaine garage is Delaine, Bourne 56, UTL78, a Bedford SB5 with a Yeates Pegasus DP44F body, which had been new in May 1962.
Photo taken Sunday 13 August 1967, Delaine Garage, Bourne
80. VTL536
Pulfrey, Great Gonerby, VTL536, a Bedford SB5 built in 1962/3 with Yeates Fiesta C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1974, Redcar Racecourse
81. 507GUY
Mid-Wales Motorways 507GUY, a Bedford SB5 with a Yeates Fiesta C43F body, was acquired in May 1966 from Yeomans Motors, Canon Pyon.
Photo taken early 1971, Newtown Garage
82. 539DWT
Baddeley Bros. 105, 539DWT, a Bedford SB5 with Yeates Pegasus DP44F body, new to R. Store, (Reliance) of Stainforth in 1963, acquired by Baddeley's in 1969, and withdrawn in 1975.
Photo taken 1973, Holmfirth
83. 964RVO
Barton 964, 964RVO, was one of four Bedford VAL14s fitted with Yeates C50D bodywork - three more had DP56D bodies - new in 1963 and is seen at the Chilwell garage.
Photo taken Sunday 18 July 1971, Barton's Chilwell Depot
84. 964RVO
Barton, Chilwell 964, 964RVO, seen in Huntingdon Street Bus Station was a Bedford VAL14 with a Yeates Europa C50D body, and was one of seven new in June 1963, although the last three of them were DP56D, having bus seats in the rear half.
Photo taken Friday 14 April 1972, Huntingdon Street Bus Station, Nottingham
85. 965RVO
John Rannock 965RVO, Bedford VAL with Yeates C50D body, originally with Barton, new in July 1963.
Photo taken June 1974, St. Margaret's Street, Ipswich
86. 969RVO
Barton 969, 969RVO, a Bedford VAL14 from 1963 with Yeates Europa DP56D bodywork
Photo taken June 1969, Barton's Chilwell Depot
87. 979GRM
Yuill, Hartlepool based contractor, 979GRM, a Bedford SB from about 1963 with Yeates Pegasus bodywork.
Photo taken January 1972, Hemlington building site, Middlesbrough
88. ACT101B
Delaine, Bourne 58, ACT101B, a Bedford SB5 with a Yeates Fiesta FE44 C44F body, finished by Duple, was new in June 1964 and is seen in the bus station in Peterborough with a Timpson, London S.E.6 Duple Northern bodied A.E.C. Reliance in the background.
Photo taken Sunday 13 August 1967, Peterborough Bus Station
89. ACT101B
Delaine, Bourne 58, ACT101B, was a Bedford SB5 with a Yeates Fiesta FE44 C44F body which was completed by Duple.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 1964, Bourne