SCT '61 Photo Index
Baddeley Bros
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1. DTD169
Baddeley Bros, Holmfirth acquired DTD169, a 1938 Leyland TD5 with Massey L24/24R body, from Leigh Corporation 70 in 1953. The TD was the only double-decker operated by Baddeley Bros except for some very early vehicles indeed - its main duty was works and colliery specials.
Photo taken Tuesday 31 May 1955, Upperhead Row Bus Station, Huddersfield
2. GWY77
Baddeley Bros, Holmfirth rebodied its Leyland PS1 GWY77 in 1954 with a secondhand Brush B34F body from a Yorkshire Woollen Leyland PS1 which was being rebodied as a double decker.
Photo taken Monday 18 May 1964, Upperhead Row Bus Station, Huddersfield
3. KWU844
Baddeley, Holmfirth 50, KWU844, seen at Wembley Stadium was a Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tiger with a Burlingham Seagull C37C body new in June 1951.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1962, Wembley Stadium
4. 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
5. 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
6. 9203NW
Baddeley Bros. 102, 9203NW, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RA with Plaxton Panorama C41F body, new to Wallace Arnold in 1959, acquired by Baddeley's in 1969, and withdrawn in 1974.
Photo taken 1973, Holmfirth
7. WFG192
Baddeley, Holmfirth 66, WFG192, was a Ford Thames 570E with a Burlingham Seagull 59 C41F body which had been new in June 1959 to Fleming, Anstruther.
Photo taken Saturday 12 May 1962, Wembley Stadium
8. 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
9. 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
10. 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 Acquired by Baddeley's in 1969, it was withdrawn in 1973.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
11. 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
12. 474EWW
Baddeley Bros., Holmfirth 72, 474EWW, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Duple (Northern) Alpine Continental C49F body, new in 1963.
Photo taken June 1968, Upperhead Row Bus Station, Huddersfield
13. 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
14. RJX253
A rear view of Baddeley Bros., Holmfirth's ex-Halifax Weymann-bodied Nimbus RJX253.
Photo taken 1973, Baddeley's Garage, Holmfirth
15. RJX253
Baddeley Bros. had two ex-Halifax Nimbuses - formerly 253 and 256. Here 253, RJX253, is seen outside Baddeley's garage in Holmfirth as their no. 87. New in 1963, Halifax J.O.C. had sold it in 1967, having done the repaint for its new owner. It was finally broken up by a Barnsley dealer in 1975.
Photo taken 1973, Baddeley's Garage, Holmfirth
16. RJX253
Former Halifax 253, RJX253, served several years with Baddeley Bros as their 87 and it lasted long enough to become the second of the batch to be owned by a PTE, with 258 having earlier joined SELNEC PTE having passed through the ownership of Warrington Corporation and Ramsbottom UDC along the way.
Photo taken Sunday 18 August 1974, Holmfirth Bus Station
17. RJX256
Yet another ex-Halifax Nimbus, but a bit closer to home this time. 256, RJX256, was new in 1963, renumbered 356 in 1966, and then sold in February 1967 to Baddeley Bros., Holmfirth who numbered it 88.
Photo taken Sunday 10 March 1968, Upperhead Row Bus Station, Huddersfield
18. BWU710B
Baddeley Bros. 82, BWU710B, a Bedford VAL14 with Duple Vega Major C52F body, new in 1964. This was one of the vehicles that passed to West Yorkshire PTE with the sale of the business in March 1976. Nominally WYPTE's 1382 it never actually carried this number, and was withdrawn the same year.
Photo taken 1973, Holmfirth
19. XWW757G
Baddeley Bros. of Holmfirth 99, XWW757G, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Plaxton Panorama Elite C49F body, new in 1969.
Photo taken July 1969, Upperhead Row Bus Station, Huddersfield
20. VWY841L
VWY841L was a Ford R226 with Duple C53F body new in 1973 to Baddeley Bros. Holmfirth as their 114.
Photo taken early 1980s
21. VWY841L
A rear view of Baddeley Bros., Holmfirth 114, VWY841L, a Ford R226 with Duple Dominant C53F body, new in 1973.
Photo taken 1973, Baddeley's Garage, Holmfirth.
22. VWY841L
Baddeley Bros of Holmfirth were taken over by the West Yorkshire PTE in 1976 but retained their own livery. Seen in the yard at Holmfirth are Ford R226 114, VWY841L, a 1973 Duple bodied example bought new by Baddeleys; 118, MUG522L, a Leyland Leopard with Plaxton bodywork new as their 22 to Leeds City Transport in 1973 and 115, VWY842L, another Ford R226 with Duple bodywork of 1973.
Photo taken Thursday 12 April 1979, Dunford Road, Holmfirth
23. VWY842L
Baddeley Bros., Holmfirth 113, VWY842L, a Ford R226 with Duple Dominant C53F body new in 1973.
Photo taken 1973, Baddeley's Garage, Holmfirth