SCT '61 Photo Index
Grey Green
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1. KLC247
New in September 1949 to Ewer (Grey Green), London N.16, KLC247 was a Leyland PS2/3 with a Harrington C33F body. It is seen here with Mulley, Ixworth,to whom it passed in April 1961, and is carrying the Corona fleetname, a relic of the ex-Corona London service.
2. KYE905
 Nostalgiabus, Mitcham KYE905 is seen indicating that it is operating route 515 to Guildford.
3. KYE905
 KYE905 seen here laying over is a Bedford OB with a Duple Vista C29F body which had been new in March 1950 to George Ewer (Grey Green), London N.16.
4. KYE905
 KYE905 is a Bedford OB with a Duple Vista C29F body which had been new in March 1950 to George Ewer (Grey Green), London N.16.
5. KYH44
This Leyland PS2 Harrington new to Ewer's Grey Green fleet in 1950 was one of five bought by Mulley's Motorways in 1961. The different fleetnames Mulley's used were those of companies taken over, in this case Corona of Acton, Sudbury. Seen here in Colchester's late lamented Bus Station, it was on the regular Sunday evening bingo run. KYH44 lasted until July 1968.
Photo taken Sunday 21 August 1966, Colchester Bus Station
6. LLY852
LLY852 had the third Harrington Wayfarer body built. The C41C body was mounted on a Leyland PSU1/13 chassis, the fifteenth Royal Tiger to be built, and it was new in November 1950 to Ewer, London N.16 in whose Grey Green fleet it is seen at Ascot.
Photo taken Saturday 23 June 1962, Ascot
7. LYE187
Seen at Ascot having been new in February 1951 to Ewer, London N.16, LYE187 was a Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tiger with a Harrington Wayfarer C41C body. Companion coach, LYE 186, new at the same time had a PSU1/13 chassis.
Photo taken Saturday 23 June 1962, Ascot
8. MLK952
New in November 1951 to Ewer, London N.16, MLK952 was a Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tiger with a Harrington Wayfarer C41C body and is seen at Ascot when in Ewer's Grey Green fleet.
Photo taken Saturday 23 June 1962, Ascot
9. MXB806
A nearside view of a Harrington Wayfarer C41C body on a Leyland PSU1/11 Royal Tiger is provided by MXB806 of Ewer, London N.16, new in November 1951, which is carrying the Grey-Green fleetname and was seen at Ascot races.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1962, Ascot
10. MXB808
Seen at Kings Cross Coach Station, Pentonville Road is MXB808 of George Ewer (Grey Green), London N.16. This was a Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tiger with Harrington Wayfarer C41C body new in November 1951.
Photo taken Friday 11 August 1961, Pentonville Road Coach Station, London Kings Cross
11. MXB809
MXB809 of Orange Luxury Coaches, London N.16 was a Leyland PSU1/11 Royal Tiger with a Harrington Wayfarer C41C body new in November 1951 to Ewer, London N.16 seen at Ascot races.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1962, Ascot
12. MXB810
Starting life in November 1951 with a Harrington C41C body in the fleet of George Ewer (Grey Green), London N.16, this Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tiger, MXB810, was rebodied in 1964 with a Plaxton Panorama C43F body and is seen in Blackpool with Wood (Seagull Coaches), Blackpool.
Photo taken 1972, Blackpool
13. MLK952
Geo Ewer's Grey Green fleet took delivery of this Leyland PSU1/11 with Harrington Wayfarer C41C body in 1952. MLK952 is seen here at ENOC Coach Park, Wash Lane, Clacton on a day trip.
Photo taken May 1959, Eastern National Coach Park, Wash Lane, Clacton
14. 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
15. SJJ313
SJJ313, a Leyland PSUC1/2 Tiger Cub new in December 1955 with a Harrington Wayfarer IV C37C body in the Grey Green fleet of Ewer, London N.16.
Photo taken Saturday 9 May 1959, Wembley Stadium
16. VGT331
VGT331 was a Leyland PSUC1/2 Tiger Cub with a Harrington Wayfarer V C41F body in the Grey Green fleet of Ewer, London N.16 and was new in June 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 9 May 1959, Wembley Stadium
17. 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
18. 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
19. 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
20. 432FXX
The other hired Leopard coach was Southend 204, 432FXX, ex Grey Green Harrington example, also seen outside St Christophers School. It was later fitted with blinds and was used on stage services in times of dire need, usually crew operated as it did not have a power door.
Photo taken Wednesday 3 March 1976, St. Christophers School, Mountdale Gardens, Leigh
21. 432FXX
One of the more unusual vehicle hires in 1976/7 saw Ensign Bus loan two elderly coaches to Southend Transport. One at least (205, VDB915) had bus doors but the other, seen here, was former Grey Green Harrington bodied Leopard 432FXX, with a manual door. In theory this meant it could only be used crew-operated.
Photo taken Southchurch Boulevard, Southend
22. YLF359
YLF359 was a Bedford SB8 with a Harrington Crusader C41F body, new in January 1960, in the Grey Green fleet of Ewer, London N.16, and is seen at Hastings.
Photo taken Saturday 25 August 1962, Hastings
23. 390BLK
390BLK was a Bedford SB8 with a Duple Super Vega C41F body, new in January 1961, in the Grey Green fleet of Ewer, London N.16 is seen in Hastings.
Photo taken Saturday 25 August 1962, Hastings
24. 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
25. 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
26. 414ELE
George Ewer, London N.16 operated 414ELE in the Grey Green fleet and Duple C41F bodied Bedford SB8 is seen in Colchester Bus Station.
Photo taken Saturday 28 March 1964, Colchester Bus Station
27. 421ELF
Hylton, Glenfield 421ELF seen in St. Margaret's Bus Station in Leicester was an A.E.C. 2MU3RA Reliance with a Duple Midland Donington C41F body which had been new to Ewer, London N.16.
Photo taken Sunday 13 October 1974, St. Margaret's Bus Station, Leicester
28. 427EYY
Grey Green 427EYY, a Harrington Grenadier C49F bodied Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard is seen at King’s Cross Coach Station, Pentonville Road.
Photo taken Sunday 5 July 1964, Pentonville Road Coach Station, London Kings Cross
29. 431EYY
Grey Green 431EYY, a Harrington Cavalier C41F bodied Leyland L2 Leopard at King’s Cross Coach Station, Pentonville Road.
Photo taken Friday 27 December 1963, Pentonville Road Coach Station, London Kings Cross
30. 443GYR
443GYR seen in Colchester was a Leyland L2T Leopard with a Harrington Cavalier C41F body, new in December 1963, in the fleet of George Ewer (Grey Green), London N.16.
Photo taken February 1966, Colchester Bus Station
31. 445GYR
445GYR was a Leyland L2T Leopard with a Harrington Cavalier C41F body new to Ewer, London N.16 in December 1963 and was seen in Colchester Bus Station, operating the service to Ipswich and Felixtowe.
Photo taken Sunday 3 September 1967, Colchester Bus Station
32. ALR454B
Seen here at Gilwell Park on a Cub/Scout weekend Jamboree is Continental Pioneer, Richmond ALR454B, which was a Leyland L2 Leopard with a Harrington Cavalier C41F body.
Photo taken Saturday 6 July 1974, Gilwell Park
33. AYL459B
Orange Luxury Coaches AYL459B, a Leyland L2T Leopard with Harrington C41F body displays its previous existence in the Grey Green fleet by the livery and the destination display.
Photo taken Saturday 13 March 1971, Wembley Stadium
34. 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
35. JHV494D
Grey Green JHV494D, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Harrington Grenadier C45F body, new in January 1966.
Photo taken February 1972, Great Colman Street, Ipswich
36. JHV494D
George Ewer (Grey Green), London N.16 JHV494D was a Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard with a Harrington Grenadier C45F body fitted with a 'Bristol' dome and a Cavalier windscreen which was seen at Gloucester Green Bus Station in Oxford.
Photo taken Sunday 27 March 1966, Gloucester Green Bus Station, Oxford
37. JHV494D
Grey Green JHV494D, a Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Harrington Grenadier C45F body, new in January 1966.
Photo taken 1973, Great Yarmouth Coach Park
38. JHV495D
Seen at Gloucester Green Bus Station in Oxford are Grey Green JHV495D and JHV494D, Leyland PSU3/3R Leopards with Harrington Grenadier C51F bodies fitted with Cavalier windscreens and front domes in order to incorporate the destination displays.
Photo taken Sunday 27 March 1966, Gloucester Green Bus Station, Oxford
39. JHV497D
Grey-Green JHV497D was a Harrington Grenadier C45F bodied Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard. Although a Grenadier it had the Cavalier windscreen and front dome incorporating the destination displays. There is a shot on the site of JHV494D where the lower panel has also been replaced by that from a Cavalier body.
Photo taken Wednesday 7 June 1972, Epsom Downs
40. JHV498D
Grey-Green JHV498D, seen arriving at Wembley Stadium was a Harrington Grenadier C45F bodied Leyland PSU3/3RT Leopard.
Photo taken Saturday 8 May 1971, London Wembley Stadium
41. JUV516D
George Ewer (Grey Green), London N.16 JUV516D, seen at Gloucester Green Bus Station in Oxford, was a Bedford VAM14 with a Duple C45F body.
Photo taken Sunday 27 March 1966, Gloucester Green Bus Station, Oxford
42. JRK622K
Grey-Green (Cowie), London N16 JRK622K, a Leyland Leopard PSU3B/4R built in 1972 with Plaxton Panorama Elite II C53F bodywork.
Photo taken September 1977?, London King's Cross
43. PGW661L
Grey Green PGW661L, Leyland Leopard / Plaxton C49F, new in May 1973.
Photo taken February 1974, Ipswich
44. WLT581G
Apart from a Bedford OB bought in 1960 and a VAL14 bought in 1967, 1974 was the only year in which Bedfords joined the Dearneways fleet. As well as those which came with the Fretwell business, four former Grey-Green five year old Plaxton Panorama Elite C45F bodied VAM70s were acquired (WLT581-4G). WLT581G, seen here entering Sheffield Central Bus Station on the evening of 27 June 1975, with the iconic Park Hill Flats in the background, stayed the longest, being withdrawn in 1979; the rest went in 1978.
Photo taken Friday 27 June 1975, Central Bus Station, Sheffield
45. XYK765T
Grey Green XYK765T, Leyland Leopard / Duple C49F, new in August 1978.
Photo taken August 1978, Colchester Bus Station