SCT '61 Photo Index
Bedford SB
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1. MNG445
Green, Thorney MNG445, acquired in June 1955 from Thompson, East Dereham, was a Bedford SB with a Churchill C33F body. It is seen here at Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough and passed to Pulfrey, Great Gonerby in 1962.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
2. NPT166
Morley, Whittlesea NPT166, a Bedford SB, seen here at Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough, had a Plaxton C35F body and had been acquired from Barker, Annfield Plain in May 1954.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
3. TVU950
The history of Dunnet Motors of Keiss dates back to the 1880s when they first provided a horsedrawn goods service between Wick station and Keiss, the railway having reached Wick in July 1874. From about 1920 their buses became a familiar sight between Wick and Keiss and, from 1942, between Wick and John o' Groats. They operated a varied fleet which at one time included a pair of Pickering-bodied Regals which came from Northern General and a pre-war ex-Chesterfield Regent which came north via McLennan of Spittalfield. I almost once travelled on one of the Regals but that's another story!
Photo taken c.1971, Wick, High Street
4. AFL878
Longland, Crowland AFL878 was a Bedford SB with a Duple Vega C33F body new to them in August 1951 and is seen here at Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
5. BTS946
Peace of Kirkwall, Orkney, BTS946 a Bedford SB built in 1951 with Plaxton Venturer C34F bodywork. Peace had bought this from fellow Kirkwall operator Nicolson in November 1963.
Photo taken August 1973, Peace's Garage, Burnmouth Road, Kirkwall, Orkney
6. CKS75
Adam Atkinson of Morebattle had CKS75, an early Bedford SB built in 1951 with Duple C33F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Morebattle
7. FBW556
Slatter, Long Hanborough 24, FBW556, seen at Ascot racecourse was an early Bedford SB, new in October 1951, with a Duple C33F body.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
8. GDW981
Safeguard, Guildford acquired Bedford SB GDW981, which had a Duple Vega C33F body, from Alpha, Brighton in April 1954, it having been new to Diaper, Newport in 1951. It is seen at Onslow Street Bus Station in Guildford and, after withdrawal, it passed to Fullbrook, Yateley in April 1959.
Photo taken Saturday 4 October 1958, Onslow Street Bus Station, Guildford
9. GRP335
Hooks, Great Oakley GRP335 was a Bedford SB with a Duple Vega C33F body seen in the Bus Station at Colchester.
Photo taken February 1966, Colchester Bus Station
10. HJF59
New as Provincial, Leicester B5 in December 1951, HJF59, a Duple C33F bodied Bedford SB, had passed to Bingham & Easton, Milking Nook, Peterborough by July 1956 with whom it is seen here at Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough. It passed in May 1960 to Moore, Sleaford.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
11. J1293
An example of the Duple metal framed Vega body built before production was sub-contracted to Brush in Loughborough. J1293, Redline Tours, St. Helier 2, was a Bedford SB with a Duple C33F body, new in March 1951 to Whittle, Highley as GUX778.
Photo taken Monday 6 June 1966, Esplanade, St Helier
12. J1341
J1341, Redline Tours, St. Helier 3, seen outside the Redline booking office, was a Bedford SB with a Duple C33F body acquired in May 1958 from Chandler, Send.
Photo taken Monday 6 June 1966, Esplanade, St Helier
13. J1543
Redline Tours, St. Helier 12, J1543, a Bedford SB with a Duple Vega C33F body was acquired from Blue Eagle, St. Helier in January 1966.
Photo taken Monday 6 June 1966, Esplanade, St Helier
14. J17704
New to Craker, Bromley as NKO234 in May 1951, J17704, a Bedford SB with a Duple Vega C33F body had operated for Shamrock Tours ,St. Helier from August 1964 until June 1972.
Photo taken Thursday 24 May 1973, outside Weighbridge Bus Station, St. Helier
15. JGD670
Canham, Whittlesey JGD670 was a Bedford SB with a Plaxton Venturer C35F body new in 1951 to Northern Roadways, Glasgow and acquired in November 1963.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 1964, Whittlesey
16. KAB282
McKechnie & Cole (Cream Bus Service), Stamford 12, KAB283, a Bedford SB which had a Duple C33F body had been new in July 1951 and is seen here at Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough. Along with the other twenty buses in the fleet it passed to Barton Transport in February 1961 becoming number 889.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
17. LYH591
LYH591 was the first of a pair of Bedford SBs with Duple Vega C41F bodies new to United Service Transport, London S.W. 17 in June 1951. Carrying fleet number 1082, it is seen at Ascot races.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1962, Ascot
18. MAH633
Still around in the mid 1970s was MAH333 which was a 1951 Bedford SB/Duple Vega C33F new to Brown (Norfolk Coachways) Attleborough. Their livery was red & black, so it was no longer with them, but I can't remember whose it was when I photographed it. It appears to have a PSV disc in place. I'm not too sure about the masking tape sun visor though.
Photo taken c. 1974-1975
19. MOD688
New in 1951 to Heybrook Bay, Down Thomas, Bedford SB "Duple Vega" C33F MOD688 was actually bodied by Brush under licence.
Photo taken Saturday 1 June 1968, Barker Lane Bus Station, Shrewsbury
20. MPW455
This 1951 Bedford SB carries Duple coach work and was new to Stainsby of Heacham. It is seen at the former Wallace Arnold depot in Leeds taking part in a Huddersfield Rally in 1986. It is currently owned by Mossley Coach Dealers of South Elmsall.
Photo taken August 1986, Leeds
21. NKR250
NKR250 was an early Bedford SB with a Thurgood C35F body new in June 1951 to Moody, Northfleet which was seen at Alexandra Avenue in Battersea Park Road, south west London still with him twenty-one years later.
Photo taken Saturday 16 September 1972, Alexandra Avenue, Battersea Park Road
22. PPH698
PPH698, a Bedford SB with Duple C33F body new in 1951 to H. R. Richmond of Epsom. Surrey who later became Epsom Coaches
Photo taken Sunday 29 July 2012, Marine Parade, Worthing
23.
McKechnie & Cole (Cream Bus Service), Stamford 10, FTL439, seen here in Bishops Road Bus Station in Peterborough was a Bedford SB with a Duple C33F body new in January 1952. In February 1961 it passed to Barton, Chilwell as number 888 and was withdrawn in 1963 after which it passed to Leonard Cheshire Home, West Bridgford as a non-P.S.V.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
24. AEK431
This is a view outside the Tregony garage of Lidgey's Coaches, it shows the rear of AEK431, a Bedford SB with Plaxton C35F bpdy.
Photo taken Tregony
25. BEN302
JD Peace, Kirkwall, Orkney, BEN302, a Bedford SB built 1952 with Duple C35F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Peace's Garage, Burnmouth Road, Kirkwall, Orkney
26. EHH799
Banstead Coaches EHH779, a 1952 Duple C28F bodied Bedford SB, acquired in January 1958 is seen at Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 11 April 1959, Wembley Stadium
27. HBU216
Another Crimson vehicle, HBU216, a Bedford SB with Duple C33F body new in 3/52 to Shaw, Oldham and with Crimson from 5/55 to 7/64.
Photo taken St Ives, Cornwall
28. J18514
J18514, Redline Tours, St. Helier 9, was a Bedford SB with a Duple Vega C33F body new to R.A.Richards trading as Trurorian in January 1952 as OCV146.
Photo taken Monday 6 June 1966, Esplanade, St Helier
29. J3256
Holiday Tours, St. Helier 8, J3256, a Bedford SB with a Duple C37F body was seen at their garage at Wheatlands, St. Peter.
Photo taken Friday 25 May 1973, Wheatlands, St. Peter, Jersey
30. JOU914
This photograph of JOU914, a Bedford SB with Duple C33F body new in 1952, poses a question. It has been in the collection of David Burrows for nearly 25 years but he has no information on who took it or where it is. The coach is owned by Basil Williams (Hants & Sussex) we know, and it subsequently came to Moody, Northfleet for a few years.
Photo taken 1952/3, Brunswick Street, Liverpool
31. MLL250
Numbered 1026 in the fleet of Blue Belle, London S.W.9, MLL250 was an early Bedford SB with a Duple C33F body which had been new in March 1952.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
32. NYC328
Western National 3797, NYC328, was a Plaxton Venturer C33F bodied Bedford SB new in January 1952 to Quantock Hauliers, Bagborough who were acquired by Western National in February 1952. It is seen here near Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, near London Victoria Coach Station
33. TVW388
Letch, Sible Hedingham TVW388 was a Bedford SB with a Duple Vega body which was seen at Braintree. It was acquired in September 1955 from L.C. Meggs, Halstead to whom it had been new in March 1952 and passed to McGregor, Sible Hedingham in June 1960.
Photo taken Saturday 6 December 1958, Braintree Bus Park
34. XRE849
Green's of Thorney XRE849, a Bedford SB with Duple Vega C37F body, originally new to Nickolls of Milford, Staffs in 1952. Alongside is Premier Travel UDK314, an AEC Reliance MU3RA with Burlingham Seagull C41F body, new to Yelloway, Rochdale in 1959.
Photo taken September 1969, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
35. CSN695
Knight, London S.E.12 CSN695 was a Bedford SB with a Plaxton Venturer II C35F body.
Photo taken Saturday 3 July 1965, Gilwell Park
36. EMS826
Millport Motors EMS826, a Bedford SB from 1953 with Burlingham C31F body started life with W.Alexander and Sons and by 1969 was operating on the Isle of Cumbrae.
Photo taken 1969, Garage at Howard Street, Millport, Isle of Cumbrae
37. GBW818
Slatter, Long Hanborough 25, GBW818, was a Bedford SB with a Duple Vega C33F body new in April 1953 which is seen here at Gloucester Green, Oxford.
Photo taken Wednesday 20 August 1958, Gloucester Green, Oxford
38. 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
39. HCX213
Hanson, Huddersfield 331, HCX213, was a Bedford SB new in November 1953 with a Plaxton Venturer II C35F body.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1962, Wembley Stadium
40. J19649
Holiday Tours, St. Helier 6, J19649, was a Bedford SB with a Plaxton Venturer C37F body and is seen passing the Weighbridge Bus Station in St. Helier.
Photo taken Wednesday 23 May 1973, outside Weighbridge Bus Station, St. Helier
41. J19649
Seen at their garage at Wheatlands, St. Peter is Holiday Tours, St. Helier 6, J19649, a Bedford SB with a Plaxton Venturer C37F body which was new in March 1953 to Lacey, London E.6 as GHM259.
Photo taken Sunday 27 May 1973, Wheatlands, St. Peter, Jersey
42. NUW965
Seen here at Ascot racecourse, Moore (t/a Imperial), Windsor NUW965 was a Bedford SB with a Duple C35F body which had been new to Timpson, London S.E.6 in June 1953.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
43. NUW966
New to Timpson, London S.E.6 in June 1953 but seen here at Ascot with Moore (t/a Imperial), Windsor, NUW966 was a Bedford SB with a Duple C35F body.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
44. NXL800
NXL800, a Bedford SB with Thurgood C33F body, new to Evan Evans Tours in 1953 and seen here in service with Moody, Northfleet.
Photo taken 1968, Echo Square, Gravesend
45. ODV38
Blue Coaches of Woolacombe ODV38, a 1953 Bedford SB with Duple Vega body.
Photo taken July 1969, Mortehoe, North Devon
46. 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
47. PYA973
PYA973 was a Bedford SB with a Harrington C33F body new in May 1953 to Porlock Weir & Porlock (Porlock Blue Motors), Minehead. It is seen on hire to Royal Blue at Victoria Coach Station carrying the Scarlet & Blue fleetname, adopted after the amalgamation of Porlock Weir & Porlock with Hawkins (Scarlet Pimpernel), Minehead.
Photo taken Saturday 22 July 1961, London Victoria Coach Station
48. 16412
Tally Ho!, St. Peter Port, Guernsey acquired this Bedford SBG with a Duple Vega C36F body from Tantivy, St. Helier 24 in February 1973. Here it is registered 16412 whereas it had been J25784 with Tantivy, whose livery it still carried when photographed on the quayside at St. Peter Port. Ithad originally been CEN535 when new in May 1954 to Auty, Bury.
Photo taken Saturday 26 May 1973, St. Peter Port, Guernsey
49. 49CMF
49CMF was a Bedford SB ex-Fountain of Twickenham but here pictured with Moody, Northfleet.
Photo taken May 1971, Rose Street, Northfleet
50. CDX839
P. & M. Coach Line, Ipswich CDX839 was a Bedford SBG new in May 1954 with a Plaxton Venturer II C33F body.
Photo taken Saturday 1 November 1958, Tower Ramparts, Ipswich
51. EEB363
EEB363 was new to Morley, Whittlesey in November 1954 and was a Bedford SBO with a Duple Midland B40F body.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 1964, Whittlesey
52. GPR577
GPR577, a Plaxton Venturer II C38F bodied Bedford SBG seen at Ascot races was number 53 in the fleet of P.& M. Coach Line, Ipswich but had been new to Sheasby, Corfe Castle in June 1954, being acquired by P. & M. in May 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1962, Ascot
53. HTL78
McKechnie & Cole (Cream Bus Service), Stamford 7, HTL78, was a Bedford SBG with a Duple C36F body new in April 1954 and is seen here at Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough. It was one of twenty-one buses which passed with the business to Barton Transport in February 1961 and was numbered 893.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
54. KVN150
Holloway Civil Engineering Northern Ltd were using KVN150 as staff transport. This was a Bedford SBG built in 1954 with Plaxton Venturer II bodywork.
Photo taken February 1973, Middlesbrough
55. MCG149
New in 1954 to Yellow Bus Services MCG149 was a Bedford SBO with Duple Vega C39F body and is seen in Onslow Street Bus Station, Guilford.
Photo taken Saturday 14 June 1958, Onslow Street Bus Station, Guildford
56. NGY823
Johnson Brothers of Brae, Shetland, NGY823, were operating this Mulliner bodied Bedford SBG from 1954 in the summer of 1973.
Photo taken August 1973, Brae, Shetland
57. NNM300
Morley, Whittlesey NNM300, a Bedford SBO with a Duple Midland B39F body had been new in 1954 and was acquired from Geddes, Brixham in March 1962.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 1964, Whittlesey
58. OLD94
A brand new Harrington bodied Bedford SB, OLD94, a fine vehicle shown on a day trip from the Orange Coach Station at Brixton.
Photo taken summer 1954, Fish Market Coach Park, Sea Front, Hastings
59. 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
60. OXT303
New in June 1954 as number 1402 in the Blue Belle, London S.W.9 fleet, OXT303 had a Duple C38F body fitted to its Bedford SBO chassis and was seen at Ascot races.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
61. PNX257
PNX257 of Moore (Imperial), Windsor, seen in its home town, was a Bedford SB with a Nudd Bros & Lockyer B38F body to Duple design which had been new in 1954 to Rugby Co-operative Society passing in May 1959 to Lloyd, Nuneaton from whom it was acquired in November 1959
Photo taken Saturday 23 June 1962, Windsor
62. PNX257
A nearside shot of PNX257, a Bedford SB with a Nudd Bros & Lockyer B38F body to Duple design which had been new in 1954 to Rugby Co-operative Society passing in May 1959 to Lloyd, Nuneaton. It is seen here in Windsor with Moore (Imperial), Windsor to whom it passed in November 1959.
Photo taken Saturday 23 June 1962, Windsor
63. PPW848
Eastern Counties BVS848, reg. PPW848, a Bedford SBO with Duple DP35F body, new in 1954, seen here at the pumps with a collection of Eastern Counties buses behind including FL LFL57 on the left
Photo taken Tuesday 18 August 1964, Norwich Bus Station
64. PPW852
Eastern Counties BVS852, PPW852, was a Bedford SBO with a Duple DP35F body. Originally seating C37F and one of eighteen such coaches new in 1954 it was originally numbered BV852 and was renumbered in 1959 after being re-seated and repainted into bus livery. These vehicles had Gardner 4LK engines, rather than the usual Perkins one and also had David Brown 5-speed gearboxes.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
65. PPW863
Eastern Counties BV863, PPW863, was a Bedford SBO with a Duple C37F body new in July 1954, seen here in Clacton.
Photo taken Tuesday 1 September 1959, Clacton
66. UPK615
In 1954 Safeguard bought two Duple Midland B39F bodied Bedfords. UPK615 was an SB new in June 1954 and seen in Guildford (Farnham Road) Bus Station whilst the second was an SBG delivered four months later.
Photo taken Saturday 14 June 1958, Farnham Road Bus Station, Guildford
67. VPJ750
Seen at Onslow Street Bus Station in Guildford is VPJ750, a Bedford SBG with Duple Midland B39F body new to Safeguard in 1954.
Photo taken Saturday 14 June 1958, Onslow Street Bus Station, Guildford
68. VPJ750
VPJ750, a Bedford SBO with a Nudd Bros & Lockyer B39F body to Duple design had been new to Safeguard, Guildford in October 1954 and was acquired by Blue Bus, Slough in February 1961. It was seen in Windsor on a service to Eton College and Eton Wick.
Photo taken Saturday 23 June 1962, St Alban's Street, Windsor
69. 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
70. 475CTW
Bedford SBG 475CTW, seen on an excursion to Ascot races, had been new to Hooks, Great Oakley in 1955 with a Duple C38F body.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
71. ASB374
J W Wylie, Stromness, Orkney, ASB374, a Bedford SBO built 1955 with Duple C36F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Stromness, Orkney
72. CEC963
McKechnie & Cole (Cream Bus Service), Stamford 17, CEC963, was a Plaxton Venturer III C36F bodied Bedford SBG new in March 1955 to Mallinson, Windermere. It was acquired in January 1958 and later passed to Barton, Chilwell as number 894 before being withdrawn in 1964 after which it passed to Padley, Anwick as a non-P.S.V. In 1965.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
73. DCC125
Preserved former Whiteways DCC125, a Bedford SBG with Duple Super-Vega C38F body, new in June 1955.
Photo taken Sunday 9 October 2011, Central Park, Canvey Island
74. FVD684
Moody's Northfleet Bedford SB Duple Vega FVD684.
Photo taken sometime in 1968, Rose Street, Northfleet, Kent
75. HBA137
Blue Bird (JDW) HBA137, Bedford SB / Duple. Ex Fords (Shotley).
Photo taken October 1972, Ipswich
76. HRN225
Bassett Coachways of Tittensor, Staffordshire had HRN225, a Bedford SBG with Burlingham "Seagull" C36F coachwork, new in 1955. It was previously owned by Leese, Barlaston.
Photo taken Saturday 13 March 1971, Depot, Tittensor
77. LUX336
Vagg, Knockin Heath LUX336 was a Bedford SBG with a Duple Vega C36F body new in March 1955.
Photo taken early 1971
78. MGV777
Mulley, Ixworth 55, MGV777, was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple C41F body which was seen at the Council Depot, Craneford Way, Twickenham.
Photo taken Saturday 16 March 1963, Craneford Way, London Twickenham
79. MHO627
Safeguard, Guildford MHO627 was a Duple bodied Bedford SB and is seen at Ascot.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, Ascot
80. REL57
Reliance, Newbury 106, REL57, was one of three Bedford SBGs with Duple Vega C38F bodies acquired from Shamrock & Rambler in 1965 and is seen at their garage.
Photo taken Sunday 27 March 1966, Reliance Garage, Newbury
81. RLM591
United Service Transport of Merton, South London 1088, RLM591, a 1955 Bedford SBO with Duple 'Vega' coachwork on the daily summer express service to Eastbourne.
Photo taken Tuesday 3 August 1965, Susans Road Central Coach Station, Eastbourne
82. RUE696
Wessex Coaches, Bristol, RUE696, a Bedford SBG built in 1955 with Duple C38F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1971, Hartlepool Nuclear Power Station construction site
83. 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
84. SNX336
Williamson, Shrewsbury acquired SNX336 in March 1966 from Ashley, Dawley, who had in turn acquired it from Edwards, Llanrwst in October 1962. This Bedford SBG with a Duple Vega C37F body had been new to Wainfleet, Nuneaton in July 1955 and passed to Edwards in August 1962.
Photo taken early 1971, Barker Street Bus Station, Shrewsbury
85. UAE963
Wessex Coaches, Bristol, UAE963 a Bedford SB with Duple Vega C38F bodywork and built around 1955.
Photo taken July 1970, Hartlepool Nuclear Power Station
86. UTE746
Park Coachways of West Vale near Halifax UTE746, a Bedford SBG with Duple Super Vega C38F body, new in 1955.
Photo taken June 1971, Brow Bridge Garage, West Vale, near Halifax
87. WDP449
WDP449 is a classic Bedford SB Duple Vega and was parked up in the approach road at Corfe Castle station sometime during my 1967 holidays. We (the parents and siblings) were staying in a Pullman holiday coach at Corfe Castle.
Photo taken 1967, Corfe Castle, Dorset
88. WPH10
Seen at Teddington Station operating a railway replacement service is Thomas, West Ewell WPH10, a Bedford SBO with a Duple C38F body new in March 1955.
Photo taken October 1964, Teddington Station
89. 229HNO
Smith (t/a Blue Bell), March 229HNO was a Bedford SBG with a Burlingham C36F body acquired in April 1961 from Kenzie, Shepreth. It had been new to West, London E.18 in August 1956.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 1964, March
90. 601BPA
601BPA was a 1956 Bedford SBG with a Duple body in the fleet of Thomas, West Ewell. It was acquired from Richmond, Epsom in May 1962 and is seen here at Teddington Station whilst operating a railway replacement service.
Photo taken October 1964, Teddington Station
91. HMS226
AJ Eunson, Virkie, Shetland HMS226, a Bedford SBG from 1956 with Burlingham C35F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Esplanade, Lerwick, Shetland
92. HMS227
Leask of Lerwick, HMS227, a Bedford SBG built in 1956 with Burlingham Seagull C35F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Lerwick, Shetland
93. J2239
St. Aubins Tours, St.Marys J2239, a Bedford SBG with a Duple Vega C41F body had been new in 1956 to Greenslades, Exeter as TFJ437. It was acquired in April 1969 and is seen here at Gorey.
Photo taken Friday 25 May 1973, Gorey
94. J22898
Seen at their garage at Wheatlands, St. Peter is Holiday Tours, St Helier 1, J22898, which was a Bedford SBG with a Duple Vega C41F body.
Photo taken Friday 25 May 1973, Wheatlands, St. Peter, Jersey
95. J29125
Seen outside the Pomme d'Or Hotel is J29125, Mascot Motors, St. Helier 6, a Bedford SBG with a Plaxton Venturer III C41F body new in March 1956.
Photo taken Monday 6 June 1966, Esplanade, St Helier
96. J6419
Mascot Motors, St. Helier 7, J6419, a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Vega C41F body is seen about to pass the Weighbridge Bus Station in St. Helier.
Photo taken Thursday 24 May 1973, outside Weighbridge Bus Station, St. Helier
97. KHV373
J29125 was a Bedford SBG with a Plaxton Venturer III C41F body new to Lacey, London E6 in February 1956 registered KHV372. It is seen here outside the bus station in St. Helier when with Mascot, St. Helier.
Photo taken Thursday 24 May 1973, St. Helier Weighbridge
98. LBW214
Jarvis, Middle Barton LBW214 seen at Twickenham was a Bedford SBG with a Duple Vega C41F body new in December 1956.
Photo taken Saturday 16 March 1963, Craneford Way, London Twickenham
99. 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
100. MJB481
There has been recent mention of this Bedford SB, MJB481, in relation to an advert. New to Chiltonia of Chilton Foliot near Hungerford in May 1956, it passed the following year to West Wight Motor Co on the IOW. Acquired by Lodgeís of High Easter, Essex from Abbeyways of Halifax in 1989, MJB481 is a Bedford SBG (now diesel-engined) with Duple Vega bodywork of a type once so common that many of us took them for granted.
Photo taken c.2003
101. NET750
Thomas, West Ewell NET750 was a Bedford SBG with a Duple C41F body new in 1956. It was acquired from Lacey, London E.6 in June 1964 and is seen at Teddington whilst on railway replacement work.
Photo taken October 1964, Teddington Station
102. RAB839
McKechnie & Cole (Cream Bus Service), Stamford 14, RAB839, was a Bedford SBG with a Duple C41F body which had been new to Johnson, Stourbridge in May 1956. It had been acquired in October 1958 and passed to Barton, Chilwell as number 896 in February 1961 and, following withdrawal in 1967, to Gimson & Slater, Long Eaton as a non-P.S.V. in April 1968.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
103. RAB840
McKechnie & Cole (Cream Bus Service), Stamford RAB840, a Bedford SBG with a Duple C41F body new to Johnson, Stourbridge in May 1956 and acquired in October 1958 is seen here in Bishops Road Bus Station in Peterborough.
Photo taken Saturday 24 January 1959, Bishop's Road Bus Station, Peterborough
104. RWY277
Baddeley, Holmfirth 56, RWY277, was a Bedford SBG with a Burlingham Seagull C41F body new in May 1956 which is seen here at Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1962, Wembley Stadium
105. SVR147
J D Peace, Kirkwall, Orkney, SVR147, a Bedford SBG built in 1956 with Duple Vega C41F bodywork, UW 5-1-1.
Photo taken August 1973, Kirkwall Garage
106. TRT226
TRT226 was a Bedford SBG with a Duple Vega C41F body, the second of a pair new in May 1956, belonging to Braybrooke, Mendlesham which was seen at Ascot races.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1962, Ascot
107. TUP354
Ward's Coaches, Middlesbrough, TUP354, a Bedford SBG built in 1956 with Duple Vega C41F bodywork. Vaux Gold Tankard race day at Redcar attracted this former Iveson of Esh Winning vehicle, it weighed in at 4 tons 16 hundredweight.
Photo taken May 1974, Redcar Racecourse
108. 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
109. UUO198
UUO198, a delightful 1956 Bedford SBG with Duple C41F, new to Hill of Stibb Cross. Photographed at the West of England transport Collection open day at Winkleigh, Devon not far from its original home.
Photo taken Sunday 5 October 2014, Winkleigh
110. UZU426
UZU426 was a Bedford SB built ca 1956 with Plaxton Venturer III bodywork with an unidentified operator.
Photo taken July 1975, Kilkenny
111. VPT17
VPT17 of Moore (Imperial), Windsor, seen in its home town, was a Bedford SBO with a Nudd Bros & Lockyer B40F body to Duple design. New in 1956 to Meadowfield Motor Company (Cosy Coaches), Meadowfield, it was acquired from them in May 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 23 June 1962, Windsor
112. VPT17
A nearside shot of VPT17 of Moore (Imperial), Windsor, seen in its home town, which was a Bedford SBO with a Nudd Bros & Lockyer B40F body to Duple design. New in 1956 to Meadowfield Motor Company (Cosy Coaches), Meadowfield, it was acquired from them in May 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 23 June 1962, Windsor
113. VPT234
Scurr's of Stillington VPT234, a Bedford SBG built in 1956 with Duple Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken ca 1960, North York Moors
114. VRL918
VRL918, a Bedford SBO with Duple Midland 40 seat body was the last new bus purchased by Pearce's and became a familiar sight on the route between Polperro and Looe. It was bought in March 1956 and continued in service until the sale of the business in March 1974 by which time it was the oldest bus in the fleet.
Photo taken c.1970, Looe Railway Station
115. WYA875
Bow Belle Coaches (Philips & Co), North Tawton, Devon WYA875, a Bedford SBG with Duple Super Vega C41F body, new in 1956/57.
Photo taken July 1969, Ilfracombe Harbour
116. 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
117. 249CPF
Banstead Coaches 249CPF was a 1957 Bedford SBG with a Duple Vega C41F body seen on Ebury Bridge awaiting the start of the the 1959 British Coach Rally.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, Ebury Bridge, near London Victoria Coach Station
118. 460GHA
Premier (Harold Wilson) of Stainforth acquired this Bedford SB with Duple Vega bodywork, 460GHA, which was new to Ashmore's of Smethwick in 1957.
Photo taken c. 1973, Premier Depot, East Lane, Stainforth
119. 602KMT
Thomas, West Ewell 602KMT was a Bedford SBO or SBG with a Duple C41F body new to him in June 1957 caught whilst operating a railway replacement service at Teddington Station.
Photo taken October 1964, Teddington Station
120. 953DCV
Blundell of Marazion operated 953DCV, this 1957 Thurgood C37F bodied Bedford SB3, which was acquired from Jenkins, Penzance.
Photo taken Monday 28 May 1973, Depot, Marazion
121. 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
122. FPV320
P. & M., Ipswich 50, FPV320, new in June 1957, was a Bedford SB3 with a Plaxton Consort II C41F body seen here at Ascot races.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
123. J31016
Redline, St. Helier 18, J31016, a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Vega C41F body was seen in St. Helier and had been acquired in May 1963 from Miller, Whitchurch, Bristol. It had been new in 1957 to Rawlings, Ludgershall as TOR578.
Photo taken Thursday 24 May 1973, St Helier
124. J42340
Mascot Motors, St. Helier 16, J42340, was a Bedford SBG with a Duple Vega C41F body seen passing the Weighbridge Bus Station in St. Helier.
Photo taken Wednesday 23 May 1973, outside Weighbridge Bus Station, St. Helier
125. MCX386
Hanson, Huddersfield 348, MCX386, was a Bedford SBG with a Plaxton Consort C41F body new in April 1957 and is seen at Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1962, Wembley Stadium
126. MGV827
Morleys Grey Coaches MGV827, a Bedford SB3 with Duple C41F body purchased new by Morleys.
Photo taken 1965, Blenheim Garage, West Row
127. NKY161
Preserved NKY161, a Bedford SB3 with Yeates C41F body new in 1957 to Fairways of Bradford.
Photo taken Sunday 18 September 2011, Duxford
128. ONR960
GM Pearson, contractor of Hetton le Hole, ONR960, a Bedford SBG built in 1957 with Duple Vega C41F bodywork. This had been new to Jacques of Coalville.
Photo taken July 1974, Middlesbrough
129. ROU22
Hulley's of Baslow ROU22, a Bedford SB8 with Duple Super Vega C41F body, new to Liss & District of Bordon in 1957.
Photo taken 1973, New Beetwell Street, Chesterfield
130. SGE259
BRIMS (Tyneside contractor) 189, SGE259, a Bedford SBG built in 1957 with Duple Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, Hemlington building site, Middlesbrough
131. SUS375
SUS375 was a Bedford SB8 with Duple Midland B42F bodywork which had been new to Garnock Valley Motors of Kilbirnie in 1957. Unfortunately, itís a poor photograph but it has been submitted because there donít appear to be any other photographs of this bus on the site.
Photo taken 1969, Acomb, Tyne Valley Coaches depot
132. SWY531
Christchurch Scouts, Gloucester SWY531 was a Bedford SBG with a Plaxton Consort C41F body seen in Station Road, Chingford on its way to the Cub & Scout Jamboree at Gilwell Park, Epping Forest. New to Anderton, Keighley in February 1957 it was withdrawn in November 1959 passing through a number of operators before reaching the Scouts, the last of which I have a record of being Stump, Berkeley who acquired it in May 1965.
Photo taken Saturday 7 July 1973, Station Road, Chingford
133. TWR842
Tyne Valley, Acomb, TWR842, a Bedford SBG built in 1957 with Plaxton Consort C41F bodywork. This had been new to Hargreaves of Morley.
Photo taken April 1972, Depot, Acomb
134. UND714
Wessex Coaches, Bristol, UND714, a Bedford SB built ca 1957 with Duple Vega bodywork.
Photo taken November 1970, Hartlepool Nuclear Power Station
135. UOE30
West London Coaches UOE30, a Burlingham Seagull C41F bodied Bedford SBG is seen in Stratford-upon-Avon. It had been new in February 1957 to Bowen, Birmingham and is seen alongside Lloyd's PEH479, a Leyland-Beadle with a C35F body, one of ten rebuilds of Leyland TS8s which had been new to Potteries in 1951 before five of them passed to the Nuneaton operator in July 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 18 October 1958, Stratford-upon-Avon
136. UUF460
UUF460 was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Vega C41F body new in 1957 from Alpha, Brighton and is seen on Madeira Drive at Brighton during the British Coach Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 19 April 1959, Madeira Drive, Brighton
137. VEL111
Maitland, Lymington (Hampshire Motorways) VEL111 was a Bedford SB3 with Plaxton Consort C41F body new in 1957. It is seen here on Ebury Bridge awaiting the start of the the 1959 British Coach Rally.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, Ebury Bridge, near London Victoria Coach Station
138. VTG739
Smith (Eagle Coachways), Trench acquired VTG739 along with two coaches in July 1962 from Lowe, Hadley when the licences of W.H. & W. Lowe were acquired. It was a Bedford SB8 with a Duple Midland B42F body which had been new in 1957 and is seen at Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus.
Photo taken early 1971, Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus, Wellington Road, Donnington
139. 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
140. 121EPL
Thomas, West Ewell Bedford SB8, 121EPL, with a Duple C41F body which had been new to Richmond, Epsom in 1958 was acquired in April 1964 and is seen at Teddington Station operating a railway replacement service.
Photo taken October 1964, Teddington Station
141. 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
142. 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
143. 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
144. 222BMB
JD Peace, Kirkwall, Orkney, 222BMB, a Bedford SB8 built in 1958 with Plaxton C41F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Peace's garage in Kirkwall, Orkney
145. 24DAR
Biss Brothers 24DAR was a Duple C41F bodied Bedford SB8 new in March 1958.
Photo taken Friday 29 August 1958, Kursaal, Southend
146. 271ERO
Dyes of Hertford 271ERO, a Thurgood C41F bodied Bedford SB3 which was the last new coach delivered to this operator in December 1958. It is seen at the old Susans Road coach station in Eastbourne in August 1965.
Photo taken Thursday 19 August 1965, Susans Road Coach Station, Eastbourne
147. 399ETB
Country and Coastal of Whitby use this classic Duple bodied Bedford SB, 399ETB, to tour the area where the TV series Heartbeat was made. The coach is a Bedford SB3 and was new to Robinson of Gt Harwood in 1958. The windscreen wipers look to be non-original.
Photo taken Wednesday 30 May 2007, Goathland
148. 4013AW
Wimbledon Coaches 4013AW, a Bedford SB5 with a Duple Bella Vega C41F body on a railway replacement service at Wimbledon Station.
Photo taken October 1967, Wimbledon Station
149. 48MRR
Leon Motors 61, 48MRR, a Bedford SB5 with Duple Super Vega bodywork.
Photo taken c. 1973, Leon's Depot, Finningley
150. 535DMA
Williams, Wrockwardine Wood 535DMA, seen here in Victoria Street, Wellington, was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Vega C41F body new in 1958 had been acquired in March 1963 from Lofthouse, Bridge Trafford.
Photo taken early 1971, Victoria Street, Wellington
151. 53DKN
Clubb, Wilmington 53DKN was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Vega C41F body new in August 1958 and is seen on Madeira Drive at Brighton
Photo taken Sunday 19 April 1959, Madeira Drive, Brighton
152. 554DNK
Norfolk's 554DNK, a Thurgood C39F bodied Bedford SB1, new in July 1958 to Knight, Hemel Hempstead.
Photo taken Wednesday 25 October 1972, Mill Street, Nayland
153. 723DOB
T R Morris, Llanfyllin, 723DOB, a Bedford SB with Duple Super Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Llanfyllin
154. 7725MN
Tours (Isle of Man) 39, 7725MN, a Bedford SB3 built in 1958 with Duple Super Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1976, Douglas
155. 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
156. CSX229
Vagg's Coaches, Knockin Heath, CSX229, a Bedford SB1 built in 1958 with Duple B40F bodywork. On schools contract work, this had been new to Scottish Oils, Glasgow.
Photo taken July 1978, Oswestry
157. EP2549
Pickering Motors, Opunake, New Zealand, 10, EP2549, a Bedford SB3 built in 1958 with NZMB C32F bodywork.
Photo taken December 1990, Opunake, North Island, New Zealand
158. GYJ767
Greensitt & Barratt, contractor, GYJ767 Bedford SB1 built in 1958 with Duple Vega C37F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1972, Marton building site, Middlesbrough
159. 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
160. J25591
Mascot, St. Helier 4, J25591, seen here tackling the hairpin junction on the approach to Gorey was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Vega C41F body acquired in May 1966 from Grasshopper, Ilford to whom it had been new in February 1958 as 6979HK.
Photo taken Friday 25 May 1973, Gorey, Jersey
161. J3459
Holiday Tours, St. Helier J3459, seen at their garage at Wheatlands, St. Peter, was a Bedford SBG with a Duple Vega C41F body.
Photo taken Friday 25 May 1973, Wheatlands, St. Peter, Jersey
162. J42339
Mascot Motors, St. Helier 15, J42339, was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Vega C41F body seen at their garage in St. Helier.
Photo taken Thursday 24 May 1973, Mascot Garage, St. Helier
163. J5101
Holiday Tours, St. Helier J5101, seen at their garage at Wheatlands, St. Peter, was a Bedford SBG with a Duple Vega C41F body.
Photo taken Friday 25 May 1973, Wheatlands, St. Peter, Jersey
164. J6450
Mascot Motors 8, J6450, a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Vega C41F body is seen at Noirmont Point.
Photo taken Friday 25 May 1973, Noirmont Point, Jersey
165. J7716
Seen at Gorey was St. Aubins Tours, St.Marys J7716 which was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Vega C41F body new as TOR 976 in 1958 and which was acquired from Glider & Blue, Bishop's Waltham in May 1968.
Photo taken Friday 25 May 1973, Gorey
166. JCN312
Tyne Valley JCN312, a Bedford SB built around 1958 with Duple Super Vega C37F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1972, Acomb near Hexham
167. KBV263
Sandwick Transport Co. of Sandwick, Mainland, Shetland, KBV263, a Bedford SB3 from 1958 with Duple Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Lerwick Ferry Terminal, Shetland
168. MJR865
Atkinson, Morebattle, MJR865, a Bedford SB built ca. 1958 with Duple Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Morebattle
169. NVH604
Hanson, Huddersfield 352, NVH604, seen at Wembley Stadium was a Bedford SB3 with a Plaxton Consort II C41F body new in June 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1962, Wembley Stadium
170. ONL986
Tyne Valley Coaches 31, ONL986, was a Bedford SB1 with Duple Midland B43F bodywork, new in December 1958 to M Charlton & Sons of Newbrough in December 1958.
Photo taken 1969, Bellingham, Parkside Place
171. ONL986
M Charlton & Sons, Newbrough, 31 ONL986 Bedford SB1 built in 1958 with Duple Midland B43F bodywork.
Photo taken early 1960s?, Loosing Hill, Hexham
172. RBD502
RBD502 was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Vega C41F body, new in May 1958, and was number 33 in the fleet of York Bros., Northampton.
Photo taken Saturday 9 May 1959, Wembley Stadium
173. RNT536
Seen at Ascot Races was RNT536 of Vagg, Knockin Heath, a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Vega C41F body which had been new in 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1962, Ascot
174. SAJ76
Peace of Kirkwall, Orkney, SAJ76, a Bedford SB3 built in 1958 with Duple Vega C41F bodywork. Weighing 4tons 16cwt 2quarters, this had been acquired from Blackford, Isleworth, in February 1970 but had been new to Begg, Thornaby.
Photo taken August 1973, Kirkwall, Orkney
175. SPY387
Saltburn MS 22, SPY387, a Bedford SB3 from 1958 with Plaxton C41F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1971, Saltburn MS Guisborough Garage
176. UJR190H
Tyne Valley, Acomb, 9 UJR190H, a Bedford SB3 built in 1958 with Mulliner B36F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1972, Tyne Valley's Acomb garage
177. UNM606
Vagg's Coaches, Knockin Heath, UNM606, a Bedford SB8 built in 1958 with Duple Midland B40F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Knockin Heath
178. UUF600
Unique, Brighton UUF600, a Bedford SB3 with Duple Super Vega C41F body, new in 1958.
Photo taken July 1970, Madeira Drive, Brighton
179. UUF729
Seen on Madeira Drive at Brighton is Camping, Brighton UUF729, a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Vega C41F body new in 1958.
Photo taken Sunday 19 April 1959, Madeira Drive, Brighton
180. VAD550
Evans of Wrexham VAD550, a Bedford SB3 built in 1958 with Duple Vega C37F bodywork. Operating route Oswald Way Rhosnesni. This had been new to Cottrell, Mitcheldean.
Photo taken July 1978, Wrexham Bus Station
181. VNE575
Georgeson & Moore, Scalloway, Shetland VNE575, a Bedford SB3 from 1958 with Duple Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Esplanade, Lerwick, Shetland
182. VWW949
W.R & Bingley were a coaching company in Kinsley, South Yorkshire, and were also a partner in the United Services stage carriage operation from Wakefield to Hemsworth and Doncaster. During the summer months, their coaches were regularly on hire to Wallace Arnold for day excursion work. VWW949 was then typical of their coaching fleet, being a Bedford SB3 with a Plaxton Consort C41F body dating from 1958.
Photo taken 1965, Wallace Arnold Depot, Donisthorpe Street, Leeds
183. 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
184. 1200UA
Gladwin Tours, Middlesbrough, 1200UA, a Bedford SB1 built ca 1959 with Plaxton Consort IV C41F bodywork. New to Austin of Leeds, Gladwin's livery trying hard to look like a strawberry "Mivvi".
Photo taken July 1975, Marton Road, Middlesbrough, near The Exchange
185. 294JTN
Greensitt & Barratt 35, 294JTN, a Bedford SB built ca 1959 with Plaxton Consort IV C41F bodywork. This building company would soon become just Barratt and rather more well known.
Photo taken April 1972, Marton building site, Middlesbrough
186. 4401NX
Trevor Jones & Sons, Llanidloes, 4401NX, a Bedford SB1 built in 1959 with Plaxton Consort IV C41F bodywork. This had been new to Lloyds of Nuneaton and 19 years later was still providing service on a school run.
Photo taken July 1978, Garage, Llanidloes
187. 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
188. 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
189. 700JTF
DC Jones & Sons, Ruabon, 700JTF, a Bedford SB built ca 1959 with Plaxton Consort IV C41F bodywork, new in June 1959 to Fraser, Accrington.
Photo taken July 1978, Garage at Ruabon
190. 789GKX
789GKX was a Bedford SB1 with a Duple C41F body of Wingrove, High Wycombe seen on Ebury Bridge awaiting the start of the the 1959 British Coach Rally.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, Ebury Bridge, near London Victoria Coach Station
191. 805DAL
Another variation on the Plaxton Consort IV grille ! 805DAL, a Bedford SB1 started life with a C41F body and a Bedford 300 cu. in. diesel engine in July 1959 with Moxon, Oldcotes.
Photo taken Monday 27 May 1985, Silverstone
192. 80JPF
Richmond, Epsom (Epsom Coaches) 80JPF was a brand new Bedford SB1 with a Burlingham Seagull 59 C41F body seen on Ebury Bridge awaiting the start of the the 1959 British Coach Rally.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, Ebury Bridge, near London Victoria Coach Station
193. 8129E
Bassett, Tittensor 8129E was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Vega C41F body new in March 1959 seen on Madeira Drive at Brighton
Photo taken Sunday 19 April 1959, Madeira Drive, Brighton
194. 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
195. 901BUP
Baddeley, Holmfirth 68, 901BUP, was a Bedford SB1 with a Plaxton Consort IV C41F body which was new in January 1959 to Shaw Brothers, Byers Green.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1962, Wembley Stadium
196. 920HVT
Seen in Shrewsbury was Boulton, Cardington 920HVT. This was a Bedford SB3 with a Plaxton Consort IV C41F body which had been new in July 1959 to Thomson, Trentham, but which was acquired in February 1965 from Corvedale,
Photo taken early 1971, Barker Street Bus Station, Shrewsbury
197. 999JPF
Comfy Coaches, Farnham 999JPF was a Bedford SB3 with Plaxton Consort IV C37F bodywork seen on Ebury Bridge awaiting the start of the the 1959 British Coach Rally.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, Ebury Bridge, near London Victoria Coach Station
198. CFF750
D C Jones & Sons, Ruabon, CFF750, a Bedford SB1 built in 1959 with Burlingham Seagull C41F bodywork (thank you John Kaye).
Photo taken July 1978, Ruabon
199. DSX462
A rear view of a Plaxton Consort IV bodied Bedford SB1 with Todd, South Shields. I took the shot in Midland Road next to St. Pancras Station because of the unusual address! DSX462 had been new in August 1959 to Gibb, Whitburn.
Photo taken Wednesday 9 August 1961, Midland Road, London St. Pancras
200. EJP270
Smith Wigan 37, EJP270, was a Bedford SB1 with a Duple C41F body. and is seen here on Ebury Bridge awaiting the start of the the 1959 British Coach Rally.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, Ebury Bridge, near London Victoria Coach Station
201. GEF277
Bee-Line, West Hartlepool entered GEF277 in the British Coach Rally. Seen here in Sutherland Street prior to taking up its position at the start line in Victoria Coach Station it was a Plaxton Consort IV C41F bodied Bedford SB1. The Rally Marshall seems not to be enjoying the weather.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, Sutherland Street, London
202. 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
203. JEP861
Mid Wales Motorways JEP861, a Bedford SB1 built in 1959 with Yeates Europa C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Welshpool
204. 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
205. JFA798
Viking, Burton 2, JFA798, was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple C41F body new in July 1959.
Photo taken Saturday 22 August 1964
206. LBV299
Cronshaw, London N.W.4 LBV299 was a Duple 37F bodied Bedford SB3 seen on Ebury Bridge awaiting the start of the the 1959 British Coach Rally.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, Ebury Bridge, near London Victoria Coach Station
207. MJY999
Bedford SBG/Duple MJY999 of Eagles Coaches of Kenny Hill, Mildenhall Suffolk
Photo taken 1973, Kenny Hill
208. MTK327
MTK327 in the fleet of Ironside, Toop & Davis (t/a Bere Regis & District), Dorchester was a Bedford SB1 with a Plaxton Consort IV C41F body new in April 1959 and was seen in Coventry alongside one of the Plaxton Panorama bodied coaches in the fleet.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1964, Coventry
209. NAG388
Dodds, Troon bought NAG388, a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Super Vega C41F body in May 1959. It is seen here at Dodd's garage.
Photo taken Monday 17 June 1963, Dodd's garage, Troon
210. OAN711
Essex County, London E.15 entered OAN711, a Duple Vega C41F bodied Bedford SB3, in the British Coach Rally and it is seen on Madeira Drive at Brighton
Photo taken Sunday 19 April 1959, Madeira Drive, Brighton
211. OCF399
Morleys Grey Coaches OCF399, a Bedford SB1 with Duple C41F body, the last surviving SB still at West Row in 1985 at Morley's close down auction.
Photo taken April 1975, Mildenhall
212. ONL986
Tyne Valley Coaches, based at Acomb near Hexham, ran ONL986, a Bedford SB1 built in 1959 with Duple B43F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1970, Hexham bus station
213. SNV888
SNV888 of Alma Coaches, Wellingborough was a Bedford SB3 with Duple Super Vega C41F body seen on Ebury Bridge awaiting the start of the the 1959 British Coach Rally.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, Ebury Bridge, near London Victoria Coach Station
214. TUJ150
Bedford SB1 TUJ150 with a Duple C41F body, seen at Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus, Wellington Road, Donnington, was new in August 1959 to Cooper, Oakengates and was the first of two new that year.
Photo taken early 1971, Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus, Wellington Road, Donnington
215. UCA700
Rennison's Tours, Stockton, UCA700, a Bedford SB3 built in 1959 with Duple Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1971, Thornaby
216. UOU395
Parker, Kingsbury UOU395 was a Bedford SB1 with Duple C41F bodywork and is seen on Ebury Bridge awaiting the start of the the 1959 British Coach Rally.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, Ebury Bridge, near London Victoria Coach Station
217. UPY176
Saltburn MS 23, UPY176, a Bedford SB1 from 1959 with Plaxton C41F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1970, Dundas Street, Saltburn
218. UPY176
Cleveland Transit 336, UPY176, a Bedford SB1 built in 1959 with Plaxton Consort IV C41F bodywork. The whole weighing just over 5 tons.
Photo taken December 1974, Marton Road / Exchange Bus Station, Middlesbrough
219. VAA621
VAA621 was a Bedford SB3 new to Alpha Coaches, Brighton in February 1959 with Duple Vega C37F body which is seen on Ebury Bridge awaiting the start of the the 1959 British Coach Rally.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, Ebury Bridge, near London Victoria Coach Station
220. VAA625
Banstead Coaches, Banstead were regular competitors in the British Coach Rally and entered VAA625, a Duple Vega C41F bodied Bedford SB3 new in March 1959.
Photo taken Sunday 19 April 1959, Madeira Drive, Brighton
221. VYT628
VYT628, seen on Madeira Drive at Brighton, was a Bedford SB3 with Duple Vega C41F body new in 1959 belonging to Rickards, London W.2.
Photo taken Sunday 19 April 1959, Madeira Drive, Brighton
222. WGD551
Leask of Lerwick, Shetland WGD551, a Bedford SB3 from 1959 with Duple Super Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Esplanade, Lerwick, Shetland
223. WJJ11
Birch Bros., London N.W.5 fleet number K11, WJJ11, was a Bedford SB8 with a Duple Vega C41F body new in 1959 seen on Madeira Drive at Brighton
Photo taken Sunday 19 April 1959, Madeira Drive, Brighton
224. WLB421
Astorian Coaches WLB421 was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple C41F body seen on Ebury Bridge awaiting the start of the the 1959 British Coach Rally.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, Ebury Bridge, near London Victoria Coach Station
225. WLB422
Camden Coaches, Edgware WLB422 was a Bedford SB8 with Plaxton Consort IV C41F bodywork waiting on Ebury Bridge for the start of the the 1959 British Coach Rally.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, Ebury Bridge, near London Victoria Coach Station
226. WLO690
Possibly the ugliest body built by Burlingham, was the Seagull 59, here carried by Thomas, West Ewell WLO690, one of two Bedford SB8s new to him in 1959. It is seen here at Teddington Station on a railway replacement service.
Photo taken October 1964, Teddington Station
227. WMJ934
Taylor, Meppershall WMJ934 was a Bedford SB1 with a Harrington Crusader C41F body new in May 1959 and rests at Ascot having brought a party to the races.
Photo taken Saturday 18 July 1959, Ascot
228. WTM629
Seen on Madeira Drive at Brighton is WTM629, a Bedford SB1 with a Plaxton Consort IV C41F body entered in the British Coach Rally by Diadem, Luton.
Photo taken Sunday 19 April 1959, Madeira Drive, Brighton
229. WUU553
Bedford SB8 Duple Super Vega Coach in duo-green and cream seen leaving Norfolk's old Bus Depot in Mill Street Nayland Suffolk on its way to be restored near Chelmsford, believed to be WUU553.
Photo taken Mill Street, Nayland
230. WXC342
WXC342, a Bedford SB8 with a Harrington Crusader C37F body was entered in the British Coach Rally by Orange Luxury Coaches, London N.16, a subsidiary company of George Ewer, London N.16. It is seen here in Sutherland Street awaiting its turn to start the journey to Brighton from Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, Sutherland Street, London
231. WXC346
This Harrington Crusader bodied Bedford SB8, WXC346, was in the Grey Green fleet of George Ewer, London N.16 and is seen on Madeira Drive at Brighton taking part in the British Coach Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 19 April 1959, Madeira Drive, Brighton
232. WXC355
Seen here at Ascot races Grey Green, London N.16 WXC355, a Bedford SB8 with a Duple C37F body had been new in 1959.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
233. WXR437
United Service Transport 1096, WXR437, was a Bedford SB8 with a Duple C41F body, one of four new in June 1959, and was seen at the Council Depot, Craneford Way, Twickenham.
Photo taken Saturday 16 March 1963, Craneford Way, London Twickenham
234. XDD672
Smith, Donnington Wood XDD672 was a Bedford SB1 with a Duple Midland B40F body new in 1959. It had been acquired from Silvey, Epney in February 1968.
Photo taken early 1971, Bus Station, Bridge Street, Oakengates
235. XWY724
Baddeley Bros., Huddersfield 59, XWY724, seen at Wembley Stadium was a Bedford SB3 with a Burlingham Seagull 59 C41F body new in May 1959.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1962, Wembley Stadium
236. XWY840
Wray, Summerbridge, XWY840, a Bedford SB1 built in 1959 with marvellously OTT Yeates Europa C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, Redcar Racecourse
237. 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
238. 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
239. 14AHO
Buckmaster, Leighton Buzzard 14AHO, seen at Ascot races, was a Bedford SB1 with a Duple Super Vega C41F body which was new in October 1960.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1962, Ascot
240. 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
241. 272GUP
Stanhope Motor Services 272GUP was a Bedford SB8 with Plaxton Consort IV C41F bodywork. In later years this coach found its way to Ellis Coaches of Llangefni on the Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Mon).
Photo taken c.1969, Stanhope Market Place
242. 2931PT
Lockeys of St Helen Auckland, Co. Durham, 2931PT, a Bedford SB of around 1960 with Duple Super Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1978, Lockey's Garage, St Helen Auckland
243. 3012WW
Connor & Graham, Easington, 3012WW Bedford SB1 built in 1960 with Plaxton Consort IV C41F bodywork. This had been new to Longstaff of Mirfield. Taken at the company stand in Hull before heading to the interestingly named village of Sunk Island.
Photo taken March 1975, Baker Street, Hull
244. 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
245. 458GEV
Evans, Wrexham, 458GEV, a Bedford SB3 with Duple Vega C37F bodywork, waiting at its stand at the old Wrexham bus station before running to Oswald Way and Borras Park.
Photo taken July 1978, Wrexham Bus Station
246. 466FUP
Baddeley Bros., Holmfirth 101, 466FUP, a Bedford SB1 with Plaxton Consort IV C41F body, new in 1960 to Rennison's of Hartburn, acquired by Baddeley's in 1969 and sold in 1972.
Photo taken Crowedge
247. 4688WW
Butter and Managh, Childs Ercall 4688WW, a Bedford SB1 new in 1960 with a Plaxton Consort IV 'C' type C41F body, had been acquired in May 1969 from Rowe, Cudworth.
Photo taken early 1971, Wellington?
248. 474RRR
Leon Motors 62, 474RRR, a Bedford SB5 with Duple Bella Vega bodywork.
Photo taken c. 1973, Leon's Depot, Finningley
249. 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
250. 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
251. 558FBF
Seen at the North Weald is Bedford SB 558FBF in the livery of Brentwood Coaches.
Photo taken Sunday 22 June 2014, North Weald
252. 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
253. 5704PT
Martindale of Ferryhill 5704PT, a Bedford SB1 with Burlingham Seagull 60 bodywork built in 1960.
Photo taken November 1970, Martindale's Garage off Durham Road, Ferryhill
254. 7386AD
Mid Wales Motorways 7386AD, aBedford SB1 built in 1960/1 with Duple Super Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Newtown Garage
255. 766NMB
Trevor Jones & Sons, Llanidloes, 766NMB, a Bedford SB3 built in 1960 with Duple Super Vega C41F bodywork. This had been new to Yates, Runcorn.
Photo taken July 1978, Garage, Llanidloes
256. 773ALR
Harris, Grays 773ALR, seen here at Ascot races, was a Bedford SB3 with a Harrington Crusader C41F body which had been new in 1960 to Winwood, London E.10.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
257. 829ENN
Barton, Chilwell 829, 829ENN, was a Bedford SB1 with a Burlingham Seagull C41F body new in May 1960 and was seen in the Bus Station at Peterborough.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 1964, Peterborough Bus Station
258. 875FUP
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, 875FUP, a Bedford SB built ca 1960 with Plaxton Conway bodywork.
Photo taken November 1970, rear of OK's Bishop Auckland depot
259. 896GUP
Cleveland Transit S339, 896GUP, a Bedford SB1 built in 1960 with Duple Super Vega C41F bodywork. This had been new to The Eden (Summerson), West Auckland.
Photo taken December 1974, former Saltburn MS Depot
260. 9585WU
9585WU was a Bedford SB1/Duple Super Vega C37F of 1960 for Revill, Sons and Broadbent of Deepcar and in 1962 it passed to Hinchcliffe & Bailey of Penistone (some records state the opposite).
Photo taken Tuesday 21 September 1965, South Accommodation Road/Donisthorpe Street, Leeds
261. 9814WW
Morley, Whittlesey 9814WW was a Bedford SB1 with a Duple C41F body new in 1960 and acquired in June 1963 from Store, Stainforth.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 1964, Whittlesey
262. FJM2
Moor-Dale group, Newcastle, FJM2 a Bedford SB with Plaxton Embassy C41F bodywork. The Moor-Dale group usually had relatively new vehicles in their fleet but this elderly Bedford still looked good in corporate colours.
Photo taken July 1974
263. HCC850
GH Williams, Llithfaen, HCC850, a Bedford SB3 built in 1960 with Duple Super Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1987, Garage, Llithfaen
264. HEF511
New to Bee-Line, West Hartlepool in January 1960, HEF511 was a Plaxton 'Conway IV' DP44F bodied Bedford SB1 and is seen here at Wembley Stadium whilst with Creasey, Harold Hill. The Conway was an unofficial description of the body with a Consort front end on a Highway body.
Photo taken Saturday 21 March 1970, Wembley Stadium
265. HEF511
A rear view of HEF511, a Bedford SB1 with a Plaxton 'Conway IV' DP44F body new in January 1960. New to Bee-Line, West Hartlepool it is seen here in Cheltenham with Pulham, Bourton-on-the-Water.
Photo taken Saturday 20 July 1963, Cheltenham
266. HEF753
Bee-Line West Hartlepool HEF753 made an appearance at the 1960 British Coach Rally at Brighton where it is seen here on Madeira Drive. This was one of eight Plaxton Consort IV C41F bodied coaches new in 1960 to Bee-Line based on a Bedford SB1 chassis modified to the design of their Chief Engineer and referred to by Plaxton as the 'C type'.
Photo taken Saturday 23 April 1960, Madeira Drive, Brighton
267. HEF753
Hylton Castle Coaches, Sunderland, LHE506, a Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1/2 built in 1957 with Burlingham Seagull C41F bodywork. This had been new as Yorkshire Traction 1078
Photo taken September 1970, Haverton Hill off Clarence Street nearly opposite junction with Hope Street
268. J15415
Seen outside the garage in Albert Street, St. Helier is J15415 which was number 5 in the Pioneer fleet and was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple C41F body new in 1960 as 597HYD of Venner, Minehead from whom it was acquired in March 1968.
Photo taken Sunday 27 May 1973, Albert Street, St. Helier
269. J22031
Redline, St. Helier 20, J22031, was a Bedford SB1 with a Duple Super Vega C41F body seen at Nairmont Point. It had been acquired in May 1964 from Richmond, Barley who had, in turn, acquired it from Trathen, Yelverton to whom it had been new in March 1960 as 219ETA.
Photo taken Friday 25 May 1973, Nairmont Point, Jersey
270. J3159
Blue Coach Tours, St. Helier 3, J3159, was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Super Vega C41F body seen about to pass the Weighbridge Bus Station in St. Helier.
Photo taken Wednesday 23 May 1973, outside Weighbridge Bus Station, St. Helier
271. J40638
Waverley Coaches, St. Helier 1, J40638, was a Bedford SB1 with a Duple Vega C41F body.
Photo taken Saturday 28 April 1979, West Park, Jersey
272. J4822
Mascot, St. Helier 1, J4822, was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Vega C41F body which had been new to Smith, Buntingford as 693ALC in May 1960.
Photo taken Sunday 27 May 1973, Jersey
273. JEF325
A rear view of JEF325, a Bedford SB1 'C type' with a Plaxton Consort IV C41F body new to Bee-Line, West Hartlepool in May 1960, but seen here outside the Tollesbury garage of Osborne's whilst with County Coaches, Brentwood on an enthusiasts tour of operators.
Photo taken Sunday 14 February 1965, Garage, New Road, Tollesbury
274. 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
275. SHE924
Jones (t/a Priory Motor Services), Oakengates SHE924 was a Bedford SB1 with a Plaxton Consort IV 'C' type C41F body which had been new to Fell (t/a Globe Coaches), Barnsley in May 1960. Jones acquired it in July 1964 and it is seen here in Victoria Street, Wellington.
Photo taken early 1971, Victoria Street, Wellington
276. SSA474
JD Peace, Kirkwall, Orkney, SSA474, a Bedford SB1 built 1960 with Duple Super Vega C39F bodywork. Peace used two liveries, blue and maroon and red and cream, as can be seen on this shot.
Photo taken August 1973, Stromness, Orkney
277. STY429
Tyne Valley, Acomb, STY429, a Bedford SB1 built in 1960 with Duple Midland B43F body.bodywork.
Photo taken April 1972, Acomb Garage of Tyne Valley
278. SWH480
From the late 1940s, bus services on the Cowal peninsula were operated by the associated firms of Cowal Motor Services and Baird's. These were run by the Graham brothers, Alex running the bus firm Dunoon Motor Services from John Street (who traded as Cowal Motor Services after Alex's death) and Harry running Baird's, the coaches, black-cab taxis and funeral service from Auchamore Road. In later years everything was operated from this latter depot. SWH480 was a Bedford SB5 with Duple Super Vega C41F bodywork, a style of body which was very popular with the twin operators.
Photo taken c.1971, Dunoon Pier
279. TKU770
Atkinson, Morebattle, TKU770, a Bedford SB built in 1960 with Burlingham Seagull 60 bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Morebattle
280. UBL77
Windsorian, Windsor UBL77, seen at Ascot races, was a Bedford SB8 with a Duple C41F body new to them in April 1960.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
281. UUJ394
Ashley (t/a Martlew), Donnington Wood UUJ394 was a Bedford SB1 with a Duple Midland B43F body which had entered the fleet in March 1960 and is seen here in Victoria Street, Wellington.
Photo taken early 1971, Victoria Street, Wellington
282. VJR362
Rochester & Marshall, Great Whittington, VJR362, a Bedford SB with Mulliner B36F bodywork.
Photo taken mid 1960s?, Corbridge Road, Hexham
283. VNR818
New to Bailiss of Barton in the Beans who traded as Clarence Coaches Leicestershire, this Bedford SB3 dates from 1960 and carries a Duple C41F body. It was seen in Nuneaton in 1980 working a Saturday service to its home village when 20 years old.
Photo taken Saturday 18 October 1980, Nuneaton
284. VNT387
Ashley (t/a Martlew), Donnington Wood VNT387 was a Bedford SB1 with a Duple Super Vega C41F body new in July 1960 which was seen at Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus.
Photo taken early 1971, Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus, Wellington Road, Donnington
285. VNV310
Moreton, Nuneaton VNV310 was a Bedford SB1 with a Duple Super Vega C41F body which had been new in May 1960 to Shelton, Wollaston. It was acquired by Moreton in May 1962 and is seen, in this photograph, parked outside Nos. 5/7 Court Way, Twickenham.
Photo taken Saturday 16 March 1963, Court Way, London Twickenham
286. VTG739
Seen here in Victoria Street, Wellington is Smith, Trench VTG739, which was a Bedford SB8 with a Duple Midland B42F body acquired in July 1962 from Lowe, Hadley.
Photo taken early 1971, Victoria Street, Wellington
287. VUX527
Cooper, Oakengates VUX527, a Bedford SB1 with a Duple C41F body new in October 1960, is seen in Wellington.
Photo taken early 1971, Wellington
288. WVA3
Ord of Alnwick, WVA3, a Bedford SB1 built in 1960 with Plaxton Consort IV C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1970, Alnwick Bus Station
289. XGG978
Arran Coaches XGG978, a Bedford SB with Duple Super Vega bodywork.
Photo taken August 1975, Brodick Pier
290. YXA678
Pontin's Holiday Camp, Hastings, YXA678, a Bedford SB with an Owen body.
Photo taken Wednesday 15 July 1970, Hastings
291. YYT18
Birch Bros K18, YYT18, a Bedford SB/1 with Duple C41F body, new in 1960
Photo taken July 1960, Pancras Road, London Kings Cross
292. 1410PT
OK Motor Services 1410PT, a Bedford SB1 built in 1961 with Plaxton Embassy C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1970, rear of OK garage in Bishop Auckland
293. 1411PT
1411PT was one of a pair of Bedford SB1s with Plaxton C41F bodies bought by OK Motor Services in January 1961. After withdrawal in November 1972 both this and sister coach 1410PT passed to Greensitt & Barrett (builders) of Blaydon-on-Tyne. It is pictured on a gloomy day on the parking area adjacent to the depot in Bishop Auckland.
Photo taken c.1968, rear of OK's Bishop Auckland depot
294. 27TTE
Tyne Valley 14, 27TTE, a Bedford SB built in 1961 with Yeates Fiesta Continental C41F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1971, Newcastle
295. 319HVO
Gash, Newark B15, 319HVO, was a Bedford SB1 which had a Plaxton Embassy C41F body, was new in March 1961 and which is seen behind Gash's garage.
Photo taken Sunday 13 August 1967, Gash's Garage, Bowbridge Road, Newark
296. 326CAA
Preserved King Alfred 326CAA, a 1961 Bedford SB3 with Harrington Crusader C41F body.
Photo taken Friday 1 January 2010, The Broadway, Winchester
297. 393BLK
393BLK, seen at Wembley Stadium, was a Bedford SB8 with a Harrington Crusader II C41F body new to Fallowfield & Britten, London N.16 in February 1961.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1962, Wembley Stadium
298. 47UNU
Wents of Boxted 47UNU, a Bedford SB1 with Yeates C41F body new in 1961
Photo taken Saturday 10 March 1973, Colchester Bus Station
299. 630SPH
LT RT273, HLX90, has arrived at the Chipstead Valley terminus of route 166; Banstead Coaches Bedford SB8 630SPH provides the onward connection to Banstead.
Photo taken Chipstead Valley
300. 646ACE
646ACE was a Bedford SB5 new in November 1961 with a Plaxton Embassy C41F body and was number 42 in the fleet of Harvey, Cambridge. It was seen at Ascot races displaying the "Progressive" fleetname of the associated Harris, Cambridge.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1962, Ascot
301. 662KNN
General, Chester-le-Street, 25, 662KNN, a Bedford SB1 built in 1961 with Duple Super Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken February 1978, Chester-le-Street Bus Station
302. 6888WA
JD Peace, Kirkwall, Orkney, 6888WA, a Bedford SB1 built in 1961 with Duple Super Vega C41F bodywork (UW 4-18-3). Acquired in 1972, this was still in the livery of the previous operator, Hague of Sheffield.
Photo taken August 1973, Garage, Kirkwall
303. 7069YG
Park Coachways of West Vale near Halifax 7069YG, a Bedford SB5 with Plaxton Embassy C41F body, new to A. & J.R. Davison of Brighouse in 1961.
Photo taken Thursday 11 March 1971, Park Coachways' Garage, Brow Bridge, West Vale near Halifax
304. 801PVK
Millport Motors 801PVK seen at the Ferry Road /Kelburn St junction was a Bedford SB1 with Duple C41F body. No information as to its previous life other than "Seymour, Trimdon". It was certainly not going to the "RACES" on the Isle of Cumbrae. Over to you Alan H!
Photo taken 1969, Kelburn Street, Millport, Isle of Cumbrae
305. 801PVK
Peace, Kirkwall, Orkney, 801PVK, a Bedford SB1 built in 1961 with Duple Super Vega C41F bodywork. New to Seymour, Trimdon, it moved north in ownership ending in Orkney. Possibly quite newly arrived when photographed at Peace's garage.
Photo taken August 1973, Peace's garage in Kirkwall
306. 869EAO
Wright Bros, Nenthead, 869EAO, a Bedford SB1 built in 1961 with Duple Super Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken mid 1970s?, Marlborough Crescent Bus Station, Newcastle
307. 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
308. 9491WY
Saltburn MS 52, 9491WY, a Bedford SB1 built in 1961 with Yeates Pegasus B44F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1972, Saltburn MS Saltburn Garage
309. EBF218
Churchbridge Motor Services, Cannock 39, EBF218, was the second of two Bedford SB1s with Duple C41F bodies new in January 1961.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
310. J13236
Pioneer, St. Helier 5, J13236, a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Super Vega C41F body, seen at Gorey, had been new in March 1961 to Salopia, Whitchurch as WNT249.
Photo taken Friday 25 May 1973, Gorey
311. LBF474
Four Duple Super Vega C41F bodied Bedford SB8s were new to Harper, Heath Hayes in 1961 and LBF474, the second of them, was number 65, entering service in June.
Photo taken Sunday 22 March 1964
312. 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
313. TNL326
Leech (Newcastle contractor) TNL326, a Bedford SB1 built in 1961 with Plaxton Embassy bodywork. Galley of Newcastle were the original operators of this coach.
Photo taken July 1974, Marton building site, Middlesbrough
314. TTL517
Delaine, Bourne 55, TTL517, was a 1961 Bedford SB1 with a Yeates Pegasus DP44F body.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 1964, Bourne
315. TTY990
Wright Bros TTY990 was a Bedford SB1 with Duple C41F bodywork which had been new in May 1961 to Hollings of North Road, Wallsend. It is seen at Alston, operating the 0910 Newcastle to Keswick journey; there was a 15 minute refreshment stop at Alston.
Photo taken c.1969, Alston, Henderson's Garage
316. VHE234
VHE234 a Plaxton Embassy bodied Bedford SB1 of Fell (Globe Coaches), Barnsley new in May 1961 sits next to XHL847 an Embassy II bodied Bedford SB5 of Roy Cawthorne (Renown), Barugh new in March 1963 in one of the coachparks at Blackpool.
Photo taken Monday 15 April 1963, Blackpool
317. WAW345
Moreton, Nuneaton 10, WAW345, seen at Wembley Stadium was a Bedford SB1 with a Burlingham Seagull 61 C41F body which had been new to Whittle, Highley in January 1961.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1962, Wembley Stadium
318. WAW359
BRIMS (Tyneside contractor) 193 WAW359, a Bedford SB1 built in 1961 with Burlingham Seagull 61 C41F bodywork.
Photo taken October 1972, Hemlington building site, Middlesbrough
319. 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
320. WRX776
South Midland 861, WRX776, was a Bedford SB8 with a Duple Super Vega C37F body new in 1961 seen at the Council Depot, Craneford Way, Twickenham.
Photo taken Saturday 16 March 1963, Craneford Way, London Twickenham
321. YFU1
Cleveland Transit S341, YFU1, a Bedford SB1 built in 1961 with Plaxton Embassy C41F bodywork.
Photo taken October 1974, High Street/Market Square, Stokesley
322. YTH1
With an unidentified owner, YTH1, a Bedford SB1 built in 1961 with Duple Midland B42F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Welsh Marches
323. 11EBF
New to Harper Bros., Heath Hayes in June 1962 and numbered 71, 11EBF was a Bedford SB8 with a Duple Super Vega C41F body which was seen at the garage at Heath Hayes.
Photo taken Sunday 22 March 1964
324. 152ANR
Wolsey, Stockton-on-Tees, 152ANR, a Bedford SB3 built in 1962 with Burlingham Seagull 62 C41F bodywork. Formerly with Leeming Motor Co, it had been new to Gee of Lutterworth.
Photo taken September 1972, Thornaby (near the BR depot)
325. 19WPP
19WPP, seen at Ascot, was a Bedford SB5 with a Burlingham Gannet C41F new to Buckmaster, Leighton Buzzard in Apri 1962.
Photo taken Saturday 23 June 1962, Ascot
326. 2804DK
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
327. 2804DK
Mid-Wales Motorways 2804DK was a Bedford SB5 with a Plaxton Embassy C41F body new in 1962 to Yelloway, Rochdale.
Photo taken early 1971, Newtown Garage
328. 399DLD
A pair of Bedford SB8s with Harrington C37F bodies of Orange Luxury Coaches seen at the Coach Station/Garage at Brixton. WXC342, on the left has a Crusader I body dating from 1959 whilst 399DLD, dating from 1962, has a Crusader II body.
Photo taken Sunday 29 December 1963, Brixton
329. 411ELE
George Ewer (Grey Green), London N.16 411ELE was a Bedford SB8 with a Duple Super Vega C41F body new in June 1962.
Photo taken Sunday 11 October 1964, Colchester Bus Station
330. 421DAC
Lloyd, Nuneaton 421DAC was one of five Bedford SB5s with Duple Super Vega C41F bodies new in June 1962 which was seen at Twickenham.
Photo taken Saturday 16 March 1963, Craneford Way, London Twickenham
331. 423DAC
Bedford SB5 423DAC with a Duple C41F body had been new to Lloyd, Nuneaton in June 1962.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
332. 433BWU
Baddeley Bros., Holmfirth 71, 433BWU, a Bedford SB5 with Duple (Northern) Gannet C41F body, new in 1962, and sold in 1974.
Photo taken 1973, Holmfirth
333. 500BVJ
H Ballard, Welshpool, 500BVJ, a Bedford SB3 built in 1962 with Duple Super Vega C41F bodywork. Still in full Tours IoM livery where it had been registered 7040MN, this had been new to Yeoman, Canon Pyon, and had reverted to its original registration.
Photo taken July 1978, Garage, Welshpool
334. 5644DD
Warner, Tewksbury 5664DD, seen at the Council Depot, Craneford Way, Twickenham, was a Bedford SB5 with a Duple Super Vega C41F body new to Warner in May 1962.
Photo taken Saturday 16 March 1963, Craneford Way, London Twickenham
335. 6617HN
GNE Motor Services, Darlington, 6617HN, a Bedford SB5 built in 1962 with Plaxton Embassy C41F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1972, Darlington Market Place
336. 678NTO
Hopley's Coaches of Mount Hawke operated 678NTO, a Bedford SB5 with Plaxton C41F bodywork, which had been new in March 1962 to Waldren & Grange of Nottingham. The Bedford VAL alongside was operating the service car and seems to have a good load but I don't think the SB5 was required as a duplicate.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Truro, The Green
337. 6876SM
Leask of Lerwick, Shetland 6876SM, a Bedford SB3 from 1962 with Plaxton Embassy C41F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Shetland
338. 704RDH
Evans, Minsterley (Minsterley Motor Company) 704RDH, seen in Shrewsbury, had been acquired in March 1967 from Morris, Borehamwood. It was a Bedford SB8 with a Duple Super Vega C41F body, new in January 1962 to Central, Walsall.
Photo taken early 1971, Raven Meadows, Shrewsbury
339. 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
340. 797XTC
Churchill, Ross-on-Wye 797XTC was a Bedford SB5 with a Burlingham Gannet C41F body which had been new to Ingram & Evans, Kearsley in March 1962.
Photo taken Saturday 14 July 1973, Kew Green, near Kew Gardens
341. 872CBN
Seen at Wembley Stadium is 872CBM a Bedford SB1 with the first Plaxton Embassy C41F body, belonging to Vauxhall Motors, Luton.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1964, Wembley Stadium
342. 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
343. 951UVT
Leask of Lerwick, Shetland 951UVT, a Bedford SB5 from 1962 with Yeates Pegasus DP45F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Esplanade, Lerwick, Shetland
344. 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
345. 951WTU
Byrne's of Leek OBF342D, an Albion Victor VT21L with Duple (Northern) Firefly C41F body new in 1966, and Swain's (of not sure where) 951WTU, a Bedford SB5 with Duple Bella Vega C41F body, new in 1962 to Naylor's of Stockton Heath.
Photo taken 1973, a coach park somewhere in York
346. 952SAF
Grenville Motors' Friday Only (Redruth Market Day) services to Troon and Nine Maidens/Hangman's Hill operated from a rather obscure terminus under the railway viaduct opposite the Bullers' Arms public house. 952SAF was a Bedford SB5 with Harrington C41F bodywork which was new to Grenville in May 1963. It carried the first Crusader Mk 3 body and had been exhibited in the Demonstration Park at the 1962 Motor Show.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Redruth, Bullers' Arms
347. 9545PT
Cleveland Transit S343, 9545PT, a Bedford SB5 built in 1962 with Duple Super Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1975, former SMS depot, Saltburn
348. 9546PT
Cleveland Transit S344 9546PT Bedford SB5 built in 1962 with Duple Super Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1975, former SMS depot, Saltburn
349. 9EBF
Number 70 in the Harper Bros., Heath Hayes fleet was this Bedford SB8, registered 9EBF, with a Duple Super Vega C41F body which had been new in June 1962.
Photo taken Sunday 22 March 1964
350. GEF281
GEF281 was new to Bee-Line, West Hartlepool and was acquired by Carter, Northwold in October 1962. It was a Bedford SB1 'C Type' with a Plaxton Consort IV C41F body which had been new in March 1959, one of fifteen new to Bee-Line at that time.
Photo taken Saturday 5 April 1969, Angel Hill, Bury St.Edmunds
351. J31521
J31521, Redline Tours , St. Helier 19, was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Super Vega C41F body acquired in June 1963 from Corvedale, Ludlow.
Photo taken Monday 6 June 1966, Esplanade, St Helier
352. TGV531
Duple Super Vega C41F bodywork was carried by TGV531, a Bedford SB5 new in April 1962 in the fleet of Morley, West Row, who used Grey Coaches as the fleetname.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1962, Ascot
353. 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
354. VTL536
Pulfrey, Great Gonerby, VTL536, a Bedford SB5 built in 1962/3 with Yeates Fiesta C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1974, Redcar Racecourse
355. 172DUG
Wilson, Helmsley, 172DUG, a Bedford SB5 built 1963 with Plaxton Embassy II (?) C41F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1972, Helmsley
356. 19POO
Tillings SB13/Duple (Northern) Firefly 19POO by their depot in Kingís Cross. The red fleetnames are unusual.
Photo taken Tilling Depot, London Kings Cross
357. 204SC
Curtis Coaches, Dudley, 204SC, a Bedford SB5 built in 1963 with Duple Bella Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1972, Guisborough
358. 3731UP
Seen with Ebdon, Sidcup at Putney Bridge Station on a rail replacement service is 3731UP, a Bedford SB5 with a Plaxton Embassy II C41F body. This had been new as Sunderland District 331 in January 1963.
Photo taken Sunday 22 June 1975, Putney Bridge Station
359. 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
360. 527JBM
Sayer of Ipswich 527JBM, a Bedford SB5 with Harrington C41F body, new in 1963.
Photo taken December 1972, Ipswich
361. 529XBF
Bedford SB13, 529XBF, was number 74 in Harper, Heath Hayes fleet and was one of three new in June/July 1963. All carried Duple Bella Vega C41F bodies.
Photo taken Sunday 22 March 1964
362. 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
363. 833CRX
Duple C37F bodywork was carried by South Midland C403, 833CRX, a Bedford SB8 new in 1963 which was seen at Ascot racecourse.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
364. 8844UN
Mid-Wales Motorways 8844UN, acquired from its original operator Meredith & Jesson of Cefn Mawr in August 1969, was a Bedford SB5 with a Plaxton Embassy III C41F body new in 1963 which is seen at their Newtown garage.
Photo taken early 1971, Newtown Garage
365. 8844UN
Mid Wales Motorways 8844UN, a Bedford SB3 built in 1963 with Plaxton Embassy III C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Newtown Garage
366. 979GRM
Yuill, Hartlepool based contractor, 979GRM, a Bedford SB from about 1963 with Yeates Pegasus bodywork.
Photo taken January 1972, Hemlington building site, Middlesbrough
367. AMC351A
New to Frames, London WC2 in May 1963, AMC351A, a Plaxton Embassy II C41F bodied Bedford SB8 passed to Reliance, Newbury where it was seen at the garage.
Photo taken Sunday 6 September 1970, Newbury
368. EGM917
Baird's/Cowal Motor Services operated EGM917 a Bedford SB5 with Duple Bella Vega C41F bodywork and is pictured on a gloomy day in Dunoon.
Photo taken c.1971, Hunter's Quay, Dunoon
369. GFT963
Barton 1156, GFT963, a Duple Bella Vega C41F bodied Bedford SB8 had been new to Taylor Bros. North Shields in April 1963 passing to Hall Bros. H2, when both companies were acquired in July 1967. It was transferred to the Barton fleet in January 1971 and is seen at the Chilwell garage.
Photo taken Sunday 18 July 1971, Barton's Chilwell Depot
370. GFT964
Barton 1157, GFT964, a Bedford SB8 from 1963 with Duple Bella Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, Ripon Racecourse
371. HFT264
Hylton Castle Coaches, Sunderland, HFT264, a Bedford SB5 built in 1963 with Plaxton Embassy II C41F bodywork. New as Wakefield Motors 264, a Northern General subsidiary.
Photo taken December 1970, Haverton Hill, Billingham
372. J10632
Blue Coach Tours, St. Helier 2, J10632, was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Bella Vega C41F body new as 544NUO in April 1963 to Court Garages, Torquay and acquired in January 1967.
Photo taken Friday 25 May 1973, Jersey Zoo
373. WCT901
Delaine, Bourne 57, WCT901, was a Bedford SB5 with a Duple Bella Vega C41F body new in May 1963.
Photo taken Sunday 20 September 1964, High Street, Baldock
374. XHL847
VHE234 a Plaxton Embassy bodied Bedford SB1 of Fell (Globe Coaches), Barnsley new in May 1961 sits next to XHL847 an Embassy II bodied Bedford SB5 of Roy Cawthorne (Renown), Barugh new in March 1963 in one of the coachparks at Blackpool.
Photo taken Monday 15 April 1963, Blackpool
375. 22MAN
Tours (Isle of Man) 31, 22MAN, a Bedford SB3 built in 1964 with Duple Bella Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1976, Peel, Isle of Man
376. 254MUP
Cramlington Royals JJB (Juvenile Jazz Band) 254MUP, a Bedford SB5 built in 1964 with Plaxton Embassy III C41F bodywork. This had been new to Armstrong of Ebchester.
Photo taken October 1982, Norwich ?
377. 295MUP
OK Motor Services 295MUP, a Bedford SB5 built in 1964 with Plaxton Embassy C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1976, High Street, Stokesley
378. 4068DH
New to Pearson, Walsall in 1964, 4068DH was a Bedford SB5 with a Plaxton Embassy III C41F body and was acquired by Ashley, Dawley in January 1966.
Photo taken early 1971, Queen Street, Wellington
379. 7020ET
Nicholson (of ??) 7020ET, a Bedford SB13 built in 1964 with Plaxton Embassy III C41F bodywork.
Photo taken April 1973, Bridlington
380. 820NEA
Morleys Grey Coaches 820NEA, a Bedford SB5 with Duple C41F body new in 1964 to Hill, West Bromwich.
Photo taken Morleys Yard, Blenheim Garage, West Row
381. 834LAC
Duple C41F bodied Bedford SB13 834LAC, new to De Luxe, Mancetter in May 1964, is seen at Ascot races.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
382. 856HUB
On what may well have been one of the last Ledgard private hires, the Dalescroft Railfans Society hired Bedford SB5 Plaxton C41F 856HUB for a tour of the East Midlands engine sheds on Sunday 8 October 1967.
Photo taken Sunday 8 October 1967, Westhouses Engine Shed, Derbyshire
383. 858HUB
One of six coaches hired by Ledgard, Armley from Hughes (dealer), Gomersal in 1964, 858HUB was a Bedford SB5 with a Plaxton Embassy III C41F body.
Photo taken Saturday 7 October 1967, Otley Bus Station
384. 998XNN
Seen crossing Granby Street from Mount Street is Barton 998, 998XNN, a Bedford SB5 with Duple Northern Firefly C41F body, one of three new in 1964.
Photo taken Saturday 27 March 1965, Mount Street/Granby Street, Nottingham
385. AAW914B
New to Brown, Donnington Wood in March 1964, AAW914B was a Bedford SB5 with a Duple Bella Vega C41F body which was seen at Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus.
Photo taken early 1971, Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus, Wellington Road, Donnington
386. 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
387. 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
388. ACW549B
Cleveland Transit S346 ACW549B Bedford SB5 built in 1964 with Plaxton Embassy III C41F bodywork, new to Sandown Tours of Burnley.
Photo taken March 1975, former SMS Depot, Saltburn
389. ADC192B
Mid-Wales Motorways ADC192B, a Duple Bella Vega C41F bodied Bedford SB5 had been new to Begg, Thornaby in 1964.
Photo taken early 1971, Newtown Garage
390. ADC194B
Smith, Donnington Wood ADC194B, acquired in April 1967 from Ardenvale, Knowle was a Bedford SB5 with a Duple Bella Vega C41F body. It had been new in March 1964 to Begg, Thornaby.
Photo taken early 1971, Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus, Wellington Road, Donnington
391. AGA813B
Scottish CWS, Glasgow, AGA813B, a Bedford SB5 built in 1964 with Duple Bella Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, Girvan
392. AGG672B
Tyne Valley Coaches AGG672B was a Bedford SB5 with Duple C41F bodywork which had been new to Love of Wishaw in 1964.
Photo taken 1969, Acomb Depot
393. BCO218B
On Fridays (Redruth Market Day) Trelawney Tours (J C Pollard) of Hayle operated twice-daily between Redruth and Perranwell using a rather circuitous route. BCO218B, a Plaxton Embassy III bodied Bedford SB5, is awaiting its next departure from Redruth. This vehicle had been new in May 1964 to the Embankment Motor Company of Plymouth from whom it was acquired in 1971.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Redruth Station Road
394. BNO112B
Eastern National 503, BNO112B, a Bedford SB13 with Duple Northern Firefly body seating C41F at Hampton Court by the station, showing the extensive Burlingham influence in the design.
Photo taken Sunday 5 October 1969, London Hampton Court Station
395. BNO112B
Eastern National 588, BNO112B, a Bedford SB13 with Duple Northern Firefly body seating C41F, shown in the lists as new in May 1964 so certainly brand new when seen here. Renumbered later that year as 503.
Photo taken April 1964, Wembley Stadium
396. CJJ470B
Geo Ewer (Grey Green) of London N15 CJJ470B and DLU490C, Bedford SB13 with Duple 'Bella Vega' C41F coachwork of 1964 and 1965 respectively
Photo taken Sunday 18 April 1965, Susans Road Central Coach Station, Eastbourne
397. CPO345B
CPO345B, a rather sad looking Bedford SB with Duple bodywork, seen here with travellers at Waterhall travellers site near Patcham. Despite its shabby looks it was in rude health mechanically.
Photo taken Saturday 12 April 2003, Waterhall, Patcham
398. DTJ623B
Trelawney Tours (J C Pollard) of Hayle operated a number of services, mainly on Market Days. On Fridays (Redruth Market Day) and Saturday afternoons they operated every half-hour between Redruth and Lanner supplementing the daily Western National services on this ten-minute run. DTJ623B, a Duple Bella Vega bodied Bedford SB5 is seen awaiting passengers in Redruth.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Redruth Station Road
399. EMH812B
Banfield, London S.E. EMH812B was a Bedford SB13 with a Duple Bella Vega C41F body new in 1964 seen here at Bromley on a railway replacement service.
Photo taken October 1967, Bromley South Station Forecourt
400. EMH824B
Martin of Limerick, EMH824B, a Bedford SB13 built in 1964 with Harrington Crusader C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1975, Limerick
401. EMH824B
New to Thomas, West Ewell in April 1964, EMH824B, seen here operating a railway replacement service at Teddington, was a Bedford SB13 with a Harrington Crusader IV C41F body. Withdrawn in December 1971 it had, by 1975, passed to Martin of Limerick as seen in the "More Photos" section Jul1975.
Photo taken October 1964, Teddington Station
402. EPL187B
Conway Hunt, Chertsey EPL187B, seen arriving at Wembley Stadium, was a Bedford SB5 with a Plaxton Panorama C41F body new in November 1964.
Photo taken Saturday 24 April 1965, Wembley Stadium
403. ERE879B
Vagg's Coaches, Knockin Heath, ERE879B, a Bedford SB5 built in 1964 with Duple Bella Vega C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Knockin Heath depot
404. HRF468B
HRF468B in the fleet of Ashley, Dawley was a Bedford SB5 with a Duple Bella Vega C41F body acquired in June 1967 from Homer and Jones, Quarry Bank to whom it had been new in 1964.
Photo taken early 1971, Dawley Depot
405. J33643
Holiday Tours, St. Helier 3, J33643, seen at Gorey, was a Bedford SB3 with a Strachans C41F body new in 1964 and was the third of three acquired from Rover Tours, St. Helier in October 1971.
Photo taken Friday 25 May 1973, Gorey
406. J33643
A rear view of Holiday Tours, St. Helier 3, J33643, one of three Bedford SB3s with Strachans C41F bodies new in July 1964 to Jersey Coach Transport (Rover Tours), St. Helier. All three passed to Holiday Tours in October 1971 and this one was photographed in St. Helier.
Photo taken Sunday 27 May 1973, Jersey
407. JFT258
Hall Bros. H9, JFT258, had been transferred from the Taylor Bros. fleet when both companies were acquired by Barton in July 1967. New to Taylor in March 1964, it is seen in Barton livery with Hall Bros. fleetname and fleet number and was one of two Bedford SB5s with Plaxton Embassy III C41F bodywork.
Photo taken Wednesday 31 July 1968, Harbour View, Roker, Sunderland
408. KCU706
Tyne Valley Coaches of Acomb operated KCU706, a Bedford SB5 with Plaxton C41F bodywork which was had been to Hall Bros of South Shields in February 1964. It is seen at the Haydon Bridge terminus of the service from Hexham, having turned round by circumnavigating the village's small council estate. The driver and conductress have gone to a nearby cafe for a cuppa before returning to Hexham.
Photo taken c.1973, Church Street, Haydon Bridge
409. PEF140
Bee-Line Roadways, Middlesbrough, PEF140, a Bedford SB5 built in 1964 with Plaxton Embassy C41F bodywork.
Photo taken May 1970, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough
410. PEF143
Milehouse Monarchs Juvenile Jazz Band, Stockton-on-Tees, used PEF143 for transport. It was a Bedford SB5 built in 1964 with Plaxton Embassy III C41F bodywork and had been new to Hardwick of Eston.
Photo taken June 1984, Grangefield, Stockton-on-Tees
411. XCF106
XCF106, a Bedford SB5 with Duple Bella Vega body, new to Morleys Grey Coaches in 1964.
Photo taken 1983, Blenheim Garage, West Row
412. ABT870K
Primrose Valley Coaches, Filey, ABT870K was a Bedford SB with Duple Bella Vega C41F bodywork, new to Ulsterbus as 148, 2148MZ, in 1965 and reregistered by Primrose Valley on acquisition.
Photo taken August 1976, Depot, Filey
413. AUA624C
Heaps Tours, Leeds, AUA624C, a Bedford SB5 built in 1965 with Plaxton Panorama C41F bodywork.
Photo taken ca 1971, North Road, Durham
414. BHL518C
Former West Riding BHL518C, a Bedford SB5 / Plaxton Embassy IV C41F, new in 1965, is seen here operating for D. L. Fox of Manea, Cambridgeshire, and still in its original owner's livery.
Photo taken late Summer 1969, Cambridgeshire
415. BND155C
Seen in Midland Road, Kings Cross was BND155C, a Bedford SB5 with a Plaxton Panorama C41F body belonging to North Manchester Coaches, Manchester.
Photo taken Sunday 28 March 1965, Midland Road, London Kings Cross
416. BSD364C
Dodds of Troon, BSD364C, a Bedford SB5 built in 1965 with Plaxton Embassy IV C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, Troon?
417. BTL743C
Delaine, Bourne 59, BTL743C, was a Bedford SB5 with a Duple C41F body new in April 1965 which was seen at Ascot racecourse.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
418. BVO13C
Vagg, Knockin Heath, BVO13C, a Bedford SB5 built in 1965 with Harrington Crusader C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Oswestry
419. BVO22C
Runnalls' BVO22C was a Bedford SB5 with a Harrington C41F body and had been new to Barton Transport as their 1022 in August 1965. It is seen parked between trips at Penzance bus station.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Penzance Bus Station
420. CCE932C
Harris (t/a Progressive), Cambridge CCE932C was a Duple C41F bodied Bedford SB5 dating from March 1965 seen at Ascot racecourse.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
421. CTT773C
CTT773C, a Bedford SB5 with Duple Northern Firefly C41F body, new to Heard, Hartland, Devon in 1965 and seen here at the Bedford Enthusiast's Club gathering after restoration from derelict condition and presented in the current owners livery. It currently has two tables with facing seats reducing the seating to 37.
Photo taken Sunday 19 July 2015, Vauxhall Motors Sports Club, Ellesmere Port
422. CTT773C
A rear view shot of Bedford SB5 CTT773C with Duple Firefly body, showing the superb signwriting that the current owners have had applied.
Photo taken Sunday 19 July 2015, Vauxhall Motors Sports Club, Ellesmere Port.
423. CUF600C
CUF600C, seen on Madeira Drive at Brighton, was a Bedford SB5 with a Harrington Crusader IV C41F body new in June 1965, and was number 38 in the fleet of Unique, Brighton.
Photo taken Sunday 23 April 1972, Madeira Drive, Brighton
424. CUJ307C
Seen at Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus is Jones, Market Drayton 105, CUJ307C, a Bedford SB5 with a Duple Bella Vega C41F body which was acquired in March 1966 from Whittle, Highley to whom it had been new the previous year as number 7.
Photo taken early 1971, Donnington Garrison Bus Terminus, Wellington Road, Donnington
425. CWD11C
CWD11C, yet another Bedford SB5 with Plaxton C41F body in the colours of Morleys Grey Coaches, new in January 1965 to Chapel End, Nuneaton.
Photo taken May 1969, Lakenheath
426. DAW656C
Telford Coachways, Madeley DAW656C was new to them in March 1965 and was a Plaxton Embassy IV 'C' type C41F bodied Bedford SB5.
Photo taken early 1971
427. DNV376C
Jeffs, Helmdon DNV376C was a Plaxton Embassy IV C41F bodied Bedford SB5 seen at Wembley Stadium.
Photo taken Saturday 24 April 1965, Wembley Stadium
428. DUJ549C
Cooper, Oakengates DUJ549C, a Bedford SB5 with a Plaxton Panorama C41F body, had been new in June 1965.
Photo taken early 1971, Cooper's Garage, Church Parade, Oakengates
429. EYG251C
Reliance (R Store Ltd) operated EYG251C, a Bedford SB5 with Duple C41F bodywork. It was new in 1965 and withdrawn in 1973.
Photo taken 1973, Reliance Depot, Church Road, Stainforth
430. FPT873C
United AS 1073, FPT873C, a Bedford SB5 built in 1965 with Plaxton Embassy C41F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1973, Whitby Bus Station
431. FYG927C
Wood's FYG927C, a Bedford SB5 with Plaxton Panorama C41F body, new to them in 1965.
432. GMB200C
Three of Ralph Bullocks coaches at the rear of their Cheadle garage. L to R are AMB299B a 1964 Bedford SB5/Duple C41F, middle is a 1966 Bedford VAM/DupleC45F NTU600D and on the right is 1965 GMB200C a Bedford VAL/Duple C52F. Bullocks obviously liked Bedford and Duple
Photo taken 10 April 1966, Cheadle, Cheshire
433. GTG152C
Seen in Wellington is GTG152C which was a Strachans B39F bodied Bedford SB5, new to Bebb, Llantwit Fardre, which Ashley, Dawley acquired in January 1969.
Photo taken early 1971, Queen Street, Wellington
434. J1465
Jersey Coach Transport (Rover Tours), St. Helier ROVER NINE, J1465, seen in St. Aubins, was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Bella Vega C41F body and was new in May 1965.
Photo taken Friday 25 May 1973, St. Aubins, Jersey
435. JLG413C
T R Morris, Llanfyllin, JLG413C, a Bedford SB3 built in 1965 with Plaxton Panorama C41F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Llanfyllin
436. MTC250C
Harrison, Morecambe MTC250C was a Bedford SB5 with a Duple Northern Firefly C41F body seen in Morecambe.
Photo taken Saturday 8 August 1970, Morecambe
437. J35661
Seen at Gorey is Jersey Coach Transport (Rover Tours), St Helier ROVER TWELVE, J35661, which was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Bella Vega C41F body, one of two new in May 1966.
Photo taken Friday 25 May 1973, Gorey
438. J7011
J7011, Redline Tours, St. Helier 10, was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Bella Vega C41F body new in April 1966 and is seen outside the Redline Booking Office.
Photo taken Monday 6 June 1966, Esplanade, St Helier
439. J7015
J7015, Redline Tours, St. Helier 9, was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Bella Vega C41F body new to them in April 1966, and is seen outside their booking office.
Photo taken Monday 6 June 1966, Esplanade, St Helier
440. J9143
Blue Eagle, St. Helier 11, J9143, seen about to pass the Weighbridge Bus Station in St. Helier was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Bella Vega C41F body.
Photo taken Thursday 14 June 1973, outside Weighbridge Bus Station, St. Helier
441. FEY788E
Jones, Menai Bridge FEY788E, new in July 1967, was reportedly a Bedford TK which was rebuilt to Bedford SB5 configuration and fitted with the Duple C37F body which had previously been used to rebody EY8671, a Crossley SD42, in 1956. It is seen at Jones's garage.
Photo taken 1972, Menai Bridge
442. J10647
Blue Coach Tours 16, J10647, was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Bella Vega C41F body new in July 1967.
Photo taken Friday 25 May 1973, approaching Gorey Harbour, Jersey
443. J10647
Blue Coach Tours, St. Helier 16, J10647, was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Bella Vega C41F body new to them in July 1967, which is seen at Gorey.
Photo taken Wednesday 25 April 1979, Gorey, Jersey
444. MGB286E
MacBrayne, Glasgow took delivery of four Bedford SB5's with Plaxton Panorama II C41F bodies in May/June 1967 and 168, MGB286E, the third one, new in June is seen here.
Photo taken Gatwick Airport
445. TPB77F
Seen on Madeira Drive at Brighton during a British Coach Rally was TPB77F, a Bedford SB5 with a Plaxton Panorama I C41F body belonging to Bicknell, Godalming.
Photo taken Saturday 20 April 1968, Madeira Drive, Brighton
446. EZL130
Coras Iompair Eireann SS130, EZL130, a Bedford SB5 built in 1968 with CIE/Metsec B45F bodywork. One of several hundred fairly similar vehicles to be found all over rural Eire. This one lasted until 1989.
Photo taken July 1979, West of Eire
447. J21177
Redline, St. Helier 3, J21177, was a Bedford SB5 with a Duple Midland B38F body new in June 1968 and seen in St. Helier.
Photo taken Thursday 24 May 1973, Esplanade, St Helier
448. J34870
Tantivy, St. Helier 9, J34870, was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Bella Vega C41F body new in May 1968.
Photo taken Thursday 24 May 1973, St. Helier
449. J4828
Mascot Motors, St. Helier 18, J4828, was a Bedford SB5 (petrol) with a Duple Bella Vega C41F body which was seen at their garage in St. Helier.
Photo taken Thursday 24 May 1973, Mascot Garage, St. Helier
450. MED732F
Hylton Castle Coaches, Sunderland, MED732F, a Bedford SB5 built in 1968 with Plaxton Panorama I C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1974, Redcar Racecourse
451. NVN333F
Abbott of Leeming, NVN333F, a Bedford SB5 built in 1968 with Plaxton Panorama II C41F bodywork. Waiting to start the short run to the neighbouring village of Brompton, a place the vehicle would have been very familiar with as it was new to Walker of the same.
Photo taken June 1983, High Street, Northallerton
452. 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
453. 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
454. J22346
Blue Coach Tours, St. Helier 17, J22346, a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Bella Vega C41F body which had been new in May 1969.
Photo taken Wednesday 25 April 1979, Esplanade, St. Helier
455. J5958
Tantivy, St. Helier 8, J5958, a Bedford SB5 with a Duple C41F body new in 1969 and acquired in September 1972 from Irving, Carlisle is seen leaving the Coach Station on The Parade in a contract livery for Modern Line Travel Ltd. It was originally registered TAO179G.
Photo taken Thursday 24 May 1973, The Parade, St. Helier
456. NUN7G
T Williams of Ponciau NUN7G, a Bedford SB5 built in 1969 with Duple B40F bodywork. Taken waiting at Wrexham before running to Rhostyllen.
Photo taken July 1978, Wrexham Bus Station
457. UAA760H
Grosvenor's of Enfield UAA760H, a Bedford SB5 with Duple Vega 31 C41F body, new in 1969/70. Pictured on the coach park in Hastings with a Premier Albanian VAM/Viceroy alongside, as a Humber Super Snipe Estate car departs.
Photo taken Tuesday 21 July 1970, Rock-A-Nore Road Coach Park, Hastings
458. AS3747
Hoi Tai Tours, Hong Kong, AS3747, a Bedford SB5 built in 1970 with locally assembled B49F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1981, Jordan Road, Kowloon
459. J10326
Seen passing the Weighbridge Bus Station in St. Helier is Blue Coach Tours, St. Helier 15, J10326, which was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Vega 31 C41F body new in August 1970.
Photo taken Wednesday 23 May 1973, outside Weighbridge Bus Station, St. Helier
460. J4830
Mascot Motors, St. Helier 19, J4830, a Bedford SB5 (petrol) with a Duple Vega 31 C41F body was seen at their garage in St. Helier.
Photo taken Thursday 24 May 1973, Mascot Garage, St. Helier
461. NSP541H
NSP541H was a Bedford SB5 with a Plaxton Panorama C41F body new to Moffatt, Cardenden which was seen in Blairgowrie.
Photo taken Wednesday 29 July 1970, Blairgowrie
462. OGR733H
Hylton Castle Coaches, Sunderland, OGR733H, a Bedford SB5 built in 1970 with Plaxton Panorama IV C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1972, Ripon Racecourse
463. VHS701H
Southern, Barrhead, VHS701H, a Bedford SB5 built in 1970 with Plaxton Panorama II C41F bodywork
Photo taken June 1971, Ayr
464. AVF50J
Glossop Carriage Co. Ltd AVF50J, a Bedford SB5 built in 1971 with Duple Vega 31 C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1974, Redcar Racecourse
465. GAL632J
Operated by Thomas, North Muskham this Bedford SB5, GAL632J, had a Plaxton Panorama C41F body new in 1971 and was seen at Battersea Park, London.
Photo taken Saturday 18 March 1972, London Battersea Park
466. J17041
Mascot Motors, St. Helier 20, J17041, a Bedford SB5 (petrol) with a Duple Vega 31 C41F body was seen at their garage in St. Helier.
Photo taken Thursday 24 May 1973, Mascot Garage, St. Helier
467. J29686
Jersey Motor Transport 34, J29686, was a Bedford SB5 with a Duple Vega 31 C39F body, the last of five new in May 1971, and was seen passing the Weighbridge Bus Station in St. Helier.
Photo taken Wednesday 23 May 1973, Weighbridge Bus Station, St. Helier
468. TAG770J
Dodds of Troon, TAG770J, a Bedford SB5 built in 1971 with Duple Vega 31 C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1971, Troon?
469. TUJ421J
Hampson, Oswestry, 27, TUJ421J, a Bedford SB5 built about 1971 with Willowbrook DP39F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1978, Oswestry
470. UNT296J
H Ballard, Welshpool, UNT296J, a Bedford SB3 built in 1971 with Duple Vega 31 C41F bodywork. Apart from losing a fleet number, 296, this seemed unchanged from its original owner, Salopia, Whitchurch.
Photo taken July 1978, Garage, Welshpool
471. VPY717J
Colledge Coaches, Guisborough, VPY717J, a Bedford SB5 built in 1971 with Plaxton Panorama C41F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1971, Guisborough
472. XTY682J
H E Craiggs, Amble, XTY682J, a Bedford SB5 built in 1971 with Duple C41F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1971, Darlington
473. DTY298K
H E Craiggs, Amble, DTY298K, a Bedford SB5 built in 1972 with Plaxton Panorama III C41F bodywork.
Photo taken August 1975, Redcar Racecourse
474. 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
475. J19772
Blue Coach Tours, St. Helier 9, J19772, was a Bedford SB3 with a Duple Vega 31 C41F body, new in March 1972, which is seen about to pass the Weighbridge Bus Station in St. Helier.
Photo taken Thursday 24 May 1973, outside Weighbridge Bus Station, St. Helier
476. JVO789K
Wembley Stadium is the setting for JVO789K, a Bedford SB5 with a Plaxton Panorama III C41F body new as Gash, Newark B29 in 1972.
Photo taken Saturday 11 March 1972, Wembley Stadium
477. 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
478. 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
479. JAF924L
Harris's Coaches (D B Harris) of Summercourt operated two services into Truro. Their JAF924L, a Bedford SB5 with Plaxton C41F bodywork which was bought new in March 1973 is awaiting passengers for the journey to Foxhole via St Stephen.
Photo taken mid 1970s, Truro, The Green
480. VWU495L
Blue Line (Morgan), Armthorpe, VWU495L, a Bedford SB5 built in 1973 with Plaxton Panorama IV C41F bodywork.
Photo taken June 1973, Redcar Racecourse
481.
Kwoon Chung Motors, Hong Kong, BG8270, a Bedford SB5 built in 1974 with Autobody Builders Union C39F bodywork.
Photo taken July 1981, Kowloon, Hong Kong
482. MK9373
Bay Coachlines, Whakatane, New Zealand, 45, MK9373, a Bedford SB3 built in 1965 with NZMB bodywork.
Photo taken December 1990, Whakatane, North Island
483. 28404
Trade plates T145 were carried by this shortened Albion Victor/Heaver, originally no.36 in the GR fleet and new in 1950. Converted for towing use in 1974, it was reported quite recently on the UK mainland with travellers. The Bedford alongside, 121 (28404), was an SB5 with Wadham Stringer B39F bodywork new in 1976 and carrying the Guernsey Railways green livery first adopted when the fleets merged under new ownership in 1976.
Photo taken August 1978, St. Peter Port, Guernsey
484. J16929
Mascot Motors, St Helier 24, J16929, was a Bedford SB5 with a Duple Vega 31 C41F body seen outside the Pomme d'Or Hotel on the Esplanade.
Photo taken Saturday 28 April 1979, Esplanade, St. Helier