SCT '61 Photo Index
Maidstone and District
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1. D8650
Preserved Maidstone & District D8650, a vintage 1912 Hallford
Photo taken Sunday 9 October 2011, Canvey Island
2. D8650
Preserved Maidstone & District D8650, a vintage 1912 Hallford.
Photo taken Monday 9 April 2012, Chatham Dockyard
3. CKO970
Maidstone & District CO567, CKO970, was a 1936 Leyland TS7 Tiger which had been rebodied in 1950 with a Harrington C32F body and is seen at Ascot.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, Ascot
4. DKT11
Seen at Victoria Coach Station is Maidstone & District CO553, DKT11, a Leyland TS7 Tiger new in 1937 with a Harrington C32F body with a full length roof rack for carrying band instruments. It was rebodied in May 1950 with a Harrington C32F body also fitted with a full length roof rack for carrying band instruments. The coach behind is SRR 333, a Harrington Contender of Thomas, North Muskham.
Photo taken Saturday 17 June 1961, London Victoria Coach Station
5. DKT16
Preserved Maidstone & District CO558, DKT16, a 1937 Leyland Tiger TS7 with a Harrington C32F body, rebuilt by them in 1950.
Photo taken Saturday 9 April 2011, Kent Showground, Detling
6. FKL611
Preserved Maidstone & District 273, FKL611, a Bristol K5G with Weymann L24/24R body seen at Winkleigh.
Photo taken Sunday 30 September 1984, Winkleigh
7. FKL611
The upper saloon of preserved Maidstone & District 273, FKL611, a Bristol K5G with Weymann L24/24R body seen at Winkleigh. This shows that seats were for three and four alternately on the upper deck with the seats for three having the vertical stanchion.
Photo taken Sunday 30 September 1984, Winkleigh
8. FKL611
The lower saloon of preserved Maidstone & District 273, FKL611, a Bristol K5G with Weymann L24/24R body seen at Winkleigh. On the nearside, matching the offside upper deck sunken gangway is a full length luggage rack.
Photo taken Sunday 30 September 1984, Winkleigh
9. FKO223
Holder, Charlton-on-Otmoor FKO223 was a Leyland TD5, new in 1939, with a Weymann H28/26R body acquired from Maidstone & District DH365 in November 1955 which is seen here at Gloucester Green, Oxford.
Photo taken Wednesday 20 August 1958, Gloucester Green, Oxford
10. GKE68
GKE68, a Weymann bodied Bristol K5G new to Chatham Traction in June 1939, passed to Maidstone & District in October 1955 as their DH295, withdrawn the following year and entered preservation in 1960. It was acquired by Friends of Chatham Traction in November 2009.
Photo taken Saturday 2 April 2016, Detling
11. GKN267
Maidstone & District DH20, GKN267, a Guy Arab I with a Weymann H30/26R body was new in 1943. In April 1952 it was rebodied with a Weymann H30/26R body as seen here in Chatham.
Photo taken Saturday 13 December 1958, Chatham
12. GKN764
Maidstone and District DH24, GKN764, a wartime Guy Arab I, built in 1943 and rebodied in 1952 by Weymann H56R.
Photo taken Saturday 18 March 1961, New Road, Rochester
13. GKN783
Maidstone & District DH23, GKN763, a Guy Arab II with a Weymann H30/26R body was new in 1943. In May 1952 it was rebodied with a Weymann H30/26R body as seen here in Chatham.
Photo taken Saturday 13 December 1958, Chatham
14. GKP266
New to Maidstone & District in 1944 as DH40, GKP266 was acquired by Premier Travel, Cambridge along with two others, in June 1959 and numbered 116. Originally having a Weymann H30/26R body of utility style, it was rebodied with a Weymann H30/26R body in 1951.
Photo taken Sunday 5 July 1959, Chrishall depot
15. GKP446
Maidstone & District DH65, GKP446, a Guy Arab II with a Weymann H30/26R body was new in 1944. In May 1952 it was rebodied with a Weymann H30/26R body as seen here in Chatham.
Photo taken Saturday 13 December 1958, Chatham
16. GKP563
GKP653 was Maidstone & District DH43 and was a Daimler CWA6 with a Weymann H30/26R body fitted in 1951 seen in Maidstone. When new in 1944 it carried a Duple H30/26R body to utility design.
Photo taken Saturday 11 October 1958, Palace Avenue Bus Station, Maidstone
17. GKP862
Maidstone and District DH68, GKP862, a wartime Guy Arab II rebodied in 1952 by Weymann (H56R).
Photo taken Saturday 20 July 1963, Stuart Road, Overcliffe, Gravesend
18. HKE201
Maidstone & District DH418, NKT914, a Leyland PD2/3 with a Leyland H30/26R body new in 1951 and DH100, HKE201, the first of twelve Bristol K6As new in 1944 with Park Royal UH30/26R bodies.
Photo taken Saturday 26 November 1960, Nelson Road, Gillingham
19. HKE207
Maidstone & District, Maidstone DH106, HKE207, was a Bristol K6A with a Weymann H30/26R body and was seen in Hastings.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1962, Queens Road, Hastings
20. HKE219
Maidstone and District DH118, HKE219, and DH123, HKE224, both wartime Bristol K6As which were rebodied by Weymann in the early fifties.
Photo taken Friday 21 August 1964, Palace Avenue Bus Station, Maidstone
21. HKE224
Maidstone and District DH118, HKE219, and DH123, HKE224, both wartime Bristol K6As which were rebodied by Weymann in the early fifties.
Photo taken Friday 21 August 1964, Palace Avenue Bus Station, Maidstone
22. HKE230
Maidstone and District DH129, HKE230, a wartime Bristol K6A rebodied by Weymann H56R in the early 1950s.
Photo taken Saturday 20 July 1963, Overcliffe, Gravesend
23. HKE281
Maidstone and District DH45, HKE281, a wartime Daimler CWA6 rebodied by Weymann H56R in the early 1950s
Photo taken Friday 21 August 1964, Mill Street, Maidstone
24. HKE861
Maidstone & District DH153, HKE861, a 1945 Bristol K6A originally with utility body but re-bodied by Weymann in the early fifties and withdrawn in 1965, seen being steam cleaned on the ramp which used to be alongside the main garage shed at Silverhill Garage in Hastings.
Photo taken Wednesday 1 April 1964, Silverhill Garage, Hastings
25. HKE867
Preserved Maidstone and District DH159, HKE867, AEC engined Bristol K6A with Weymann H56R body, new in 1945, rebodied in 1953.
Photo taken Saturday 16 February 2008, Hawkhurst Bus Station
26. HKE867
Seen at Madeira Drive, Brighton, HKE867, a Bristol K6A, new as Maidstone and District DH159 in 1945 with a Duple H30/26R body, had been rebodied with a Weymann H30/26R body in April 1953.
Photo taken Sunday 6 May 1973, Madeira Drive, Brighton
27. HKE867
Preserved Maidstone & District Bristol K6A DH159, HKE867, dating from 1945, rebodied in 1953 with a Weymann H30/26R body, sSeen at Tenterden Town station on the Kent & East Sussex Railway during the railway's gala weekend in May 2010.
Photo taken Monday 3 May 2010, Tenterden Town Station
28. HKL819
New in 1946 as Maidstone & District SO9 with a Beadle B36F body, HKL819 was converted to OB35F in May 1958 and renumbered OR1. It was renumbered again in January 1968 to 8001 and was withdrawn in 1970 and entered preservation in 1978 after sale in April 1971 to a dealer. It is seen here leaving Sevenoaks Bus Station on the occasion of a London Transport Country Area Running Day.
Photo taken Sunday 18 May 2014, Sevenoaks Bus Station
29. HKL819
HKL819 was new in 1946 as Maidstone & District SO9 with a Beadle B36F body and was converted to OB35F in May 1958 when it was renumbered OR1. It was renumbered again in January 1968 to 8001 and was withdrawn in 1970 and entered preservation in 1978 after sale in April 1971 to a dealer. The rear view is seen here in Sevenoaks Bus Station on the occasion of a London Transport Country Area Running Day.
Photo taken Sunday 18 May 2014, Sevenoaks Bus Station
30. HKL826
Maidstone & District OR2, HKL826, formerly SO16, a 1946 AEC Regal with Beadle body converted in 1957 to OB35F, along with two other similar buses, used from 1958 until the mid-1970s in Hastings and known as Emily. After a spell with Guide Friday in various places and then private ownership, it was acquired by NEBPT in 2007.
Photo taken Monday 30 August 2010, Seaburn Show Field, Sunderland
31. HKL826
New to Maidstone and District in 1946, this AEC Regal carries a Beadle body; it was delivered as SO16, HKL826. In 1957 it was converted to open top form, renumbered as OR2 and ran on the Hastings town tour.
Photo taken 1995, Piccadilly, York
32. HKL826
The NEBPG Durham rally on 18 June took place in the middle of a heat wave. One of the more appropriate buses attending was this former Maidstone & District AEC Regal of 1946 with Beadle 36 seat bodywork SO16, HKL826.
Photo taken Sunday 18 June 2017, Howlands Park and Ride, Durham
33. HKL836
Former Maidstone & District OR3, HKL836, a 1946 AEC Regal with Beadle body, converted to OB35F, seen here with Hastings & District on the Hastings Town Tour, probably in summer 1985.
Photo taken summer 1985, Bohemia Road, Hastings
34. HKL836
A second view of former Maidstone & District OR3, HKL836, a 1946 AEC Regal with Beadle body, converted to OB35F, seen here with Hastings & District on the Hastings Town Tour, probably in summer 1985.
Photo taken summer 1985, Bohemia Road, Hastings
35. HKL836
Former Maidstone & District OR3, HKL836, a 1946 AEC Regal with Beadle body, converted to OB35F, seen here in the fleet of London Bus Co.
Photo taken Saturday 9 April 2011, South East Bus Festival, Kent Showground, Detling
36. HKL836
Maidstone & District 8003, HKL836, and 8001, HKL819, 1946 AEC Regals with Beadle body, converted to OB35F. The cost of the round the town tours appears as 2/6d by this time.
Photo taken Wednesday 22 July 1970, Hastings Depot
37. DDY69
DDY69 was an A.E.C. O662 Regal, with a Harrington C33F body, new in March 1948 to Skinners (Hastings) Ltd., St. Leonards as number 31. It is seen here at Victoria Coach Station carrying fleet number CO119 after the Skinner business had been acquired by Maidstone & District. The coach behind is CO120, originally Skinner 33.
Photo taken Saturday 15 July 1961, London Victoria Coach Station
38. JKM439
Seen on the spare ground at the top end of Victoria Coach Station is Maidstone & District CO39, JKM439, an A.E.C. O662 Regal new in 1948 with a Beadle C32F body.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, Victoria Coach Station
39. JKM444
Seen at Victoria Coach Station is Maidstone & District CO44, JKM444, an A.E.C. O662 Regal with a Beadle C32F body, one of sixteen new in 1948.
Photo taken Wednesday 3 June 1959, London Victoria Coach Station
40. KKK863
Premier Travel, Cambridge 134, KKK863, was acquired from Maidstone & District DH257 in October 1961 and was a Bristol K6A with a Weymann H30/26R body which had been new in 1948.
Photo taken Sunday 12 August 1962, Chrishall Depot
41. DDY752
Maidstone & District CO120, DDY752, was new in July 1949 to Skinner, St. Leonards as number 33. It was an A.E.C. 6821A Regal III with a Harrington C33F body and passed to Maidstone & District with the Skinner business in 1953 and was kept in Skinner's livery.
Photo taken Saturday 21 February 1959
42. KKK850
KKK850, Maidstone & District CO111, new in 1949 was a Harrington C32F bodied AEC Regal III resting at Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 10 September 1960, London Victoria Coach Station
43. KKK852
At Victoria Coach Station a line up of Maidstone & District coaches with CO113, KKK852, an A.E.C. 6821A Regal III with a Harrington FC32F body new in October 1949 at the front. To the right of it one of the Harrington bodied A.E.C. Reliances and one of the Leyland bodied Leyland Royal Tigers.
Photo taken Saturday 5 August 1961, London Victoria Coach Station
44. KKK891
Maidstone and District DH285, KKK891, a Bristol K6A with Weymann H56R body, new in 1949
Photo taken Saturday 18 March 1961, near Maidstone
45. KKK893
Seen in Maidstone was Maidstone & District DH287, KKK893, a Bristol K6A with a Weymann H30/26R body new in 1949.
Photo taken Saturday 11 October 1958, Palace Avenue Bus Station, Maidstone
46. LKT977
Maidstone and District DL16, LKT977, was a Bristol K6A from 1949 which had a Weymann 53-seat lowbridge body.
Photo taken 1962, Palace Avenue Bus Station, Maidstone
47. LKT991
Preserved Maidstone & District SO43, LKT991, a Bristol L6A with ECW B35R body new in May 1950.
Photo taken Saturday 9 April 2011, Kent Showground, Detling
48. LKT991
Another major company in the area, Maidstone & District, was represented at Detling by 1950 Bristol L6A/ECW SO43, LKT991.
Photo taken Saturday 5 April 2014, Kent Showground, Detling
49. NKN650
NKN650, preserved ex Maidstone & District LC1 'The Knightrider' is a 1950 Commer Avenger 1, fitted with a Harrington C16F body.
Photo taken Sunday 31 July 2005, Marine Parade, Worthing
50. NKT875
NKT875, preserved ex Maidstone & District DH379, is a 1951 Leyland Titan PD2/12 fitted with a Leyland H58R body.
Photo taken Sunday 31 July 2005, Marine Parade, Worthing
51. NKT875
Preserved Maidstone and District DH159, NKT875, a 1951 Leyland Titan PD2/12 fitted with a Leyland H58R body.
Photo taken Saturday 16 February 2008, Cranbrook
52. NKT875
The two surviving M&D PD2/12 Leyland Titans met at Tinkers Park for the first time in more than 20 years. NKT875 dates from 1951 and is a H30/28R whereas NKT896 also dates from 1951 but is a H30/28RD. Fleet numbers were DH379 and DH400 respectively.
Photo taken Sunday 7 August 2016, Tinkers Park, Sussex
53. NKT877
Maidstone and District DH381, NKT877, a Leyland Titan PD2/12 with Leyland H58RD body, new in 1951
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1965, Bishops Way, Maidstone
54. NKT885
Maidstone and District DH389, NKT885, a Leyland PD2/12 with Leyland H58RD body, new in 1951
Photo taken Saturday 20 July 1963, Overcliffe, Gravesend
55. NKT894
Maidstone & District NKT894, a Leyland Titan PD2/12 with Leyland H58RD body, new in 1951 as DH398.
Photo taken Tuesday 14 July 1970, Queens Road, Hastings
56. NKT896
The two surviving M&D PD2/12 Leyland Titans met at Tinkers Park for the first time in more than 20 years. NKT875 dates from 1951 and is a H30/28R whereas NKT896 also dates from 1951 but is a H30/28RD. Fleet numbers were DH379 and DH400 respectively.
Photo taken Sunday 7 August 2016, Tinkers Park, Sussex
57. NKT911
Maidstone & District DH415, NKT911, seen at Victoria Coach Station was a Leyland PD2/3 with a Leyland H30/26R body new in 1951. It was one of five such vehicles believed to have been diverted from another operator.
Photo taken Saturday 16 November 1963, London Victoria Coach Station
58. NKT911
A rear view of Maidstone & District DH415, NKT911, at Gillingham. This was the first of five Leyland PD2/3s with Leyland H30/26R bodies delivered in 1951
Photo taken Saturday 26 November 1960, Nelson Road, Gillingham
59. NKT914
Maidstone & District DH418, NKT914, a Leyland PD2/3 with a Leyland H30/26R body new in 1951 and DH100, HKE201, the first of twelve Bristol K6As new in 1944 with Park Royal UH30/26R bodies.
Photo taken Saturday 26 November 1960, Nelson Road, Gillingham
60. NKT956
Dating from 1952, Maidstone & District SO97, NKT956 seen in Sutherland Street, near Victoria Coach Station was a Beadle-A.E.C. with a DP39F body. Rebuilt using the units from DH296, DKT30, an A.E.C. O661 Regent new in 1937, it had been CO228 initially as C35F and was renumbered and reseated in January 1955 when downgraded to bus work.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, Sutherland Street, near London Victoria Coach Station
61. OKO27
Maidstone & District CO279, OKO27, seen at Victoria Coach Station was a Leyland C37C bodied Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tiger.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, London Victoria Coach Station
62. OKO31
Maidstone & District CO283, OKO31, seen at Victoria Coach Station was a Leyland C37C bodied Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tiger.
Photo taken Saturday 20 May 1961, London Victoria Coach Station
63. OKP980
Maidstone & District CO252, OKP980, a 1952 Beadle-Leyland rebuilt using parts from prewar Leyland chassis. This vehicle is now preserved by Thornes of Bubwith
Photo taken Sunday 5 August 2007, Harrogate Rally
64. OKP983
Maidstone & District CO255, OKP983, was a Beadle-Leyland with a Beadle C35F body seen at Victoria Coach Station. It was one of nineteen new in 1952.
Photo taken Wednesday 3 June 1959, London Victoria Coach Station
65. PKE272
Maidstone & District CO272, PKE272, carried the only Harrington Commander body built which dates from 1952 and seated C37C when new. The chassis was a standard Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tiger.
Photo taken Saturday 10 June 1961, London Victoria Coach Station
66. PKE272
This unique Harrington Commander C37C body was fitted to a Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tiger, to become PKE272, which was CO272 in the Maidstone & District fleet and which was seen at Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Wednesday 3 June 1959, London Victoria Coach Station
67. RKP914
Maidstone & District, Maidstone DH433, RKP914, was a Leyland PD2/12 with a Weymann H32/26RD body seen in Pool Valley Bus Station, Brighton.
Photo taken Sunday 23 April 1961, Pool Valley Bus Station, Brighton
68. SKE997
Scout, Hastings CO301, SKE997, a Beadle-Leyland rebuild from 1953 with a Beadle C26F body is seen on the spare ground at the top end of Victoria Coach Station, parked facing Semley Place with the chimney on the end of the overseas departures building prominent in the background.
Photo taken Wednesday 9 August 1961, London Victoria Coach Station
69. FDY246
Maidstone & District CO122, FDY246, was a Gurney Nutting C37C bodied AEC Regal IV new to Skinner, Hastings
Photo taken Saturday 6 May 1961, London Victoria Coach Station
70. RKP904
Maidstone and District DH423, RKP904, a Leyland PD2/12 with Weymann H58RD body, new in 1954, waiting to start on the long route 57 from Gravesend to Hastings.
Photo taken Friday 21 August 1964, Overcliffe, Gravesend
71. RKP915
Maidstone and District DH434, RKP915, a 1954 Leyland Titan PD2/12 with Metro-Cammell H58RD body, seen in Brighton en-route for Tunbridge Wells
Photo taken Sunday 12 April 1964, Old Steine, Brighton
72. SKE985
Maidstone & District CO289, SKE985, a Harrington Wayfarer C37C bodied Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tiger new in January 1954, the first of twelve, is seen on the spare ground at the top end of Victoria Coach Station adjacent to the overseas departures building.
Photo taken Saturday 10 September 1960, Ebury Street, near London Victoria Coach Station
73. SKE991
Unidentified owner, SKE991, a Leyland Royal Tiger PSU1/15 built in 1954 with Harrington C37C bodywork.
Photo taken February 1969, The Potteries, north east of Newcastle under Lyme
74. SKE997
Scout, Hastings CO301, SKE997, was one of three Beadle C26F bodied rebuilds of 1936 Leylands new in 1954 and was seen at Ascot.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, Ascot
75. SKE998
Scout, Hastings CO302, SKE998, seen at Epsom racecourse was one of three Beadle-Leyland rebuilds new in 1954. CO301/2 were in Scout livery whilst CO303 was in standard Maidstone & District livery, They were reconstructions using units from SO540/2/1, (DKL 587/9/8 - 1936 Leyland TS7s) respectively and had Beadle C26F bodies.
Photo taken Saturday 2 August 1958, Epsom Racecourse
76. TKM317
A line up of Maidstone and District coaches, one of the WKM semi-chassisless Beadle rebuilds on the left and then five of the TKM batch of AEC Reliances with Harrington C37C bodies, new in 1954/5 including from the left CO317, TKM317, CO335, TKM335, CO336, TKM336 and CO313, TKM313.
Photo taken c. 1957, London Victoria Coach Station
77. TKM319
C Cornes & Son - contractor - TKM319, an AEC Reliance MU3RV built in 1954 with Harrington C37C bodywork.
Photo taken March 1969, Keele University
78. TKM328
New to Maidstone & District as CO328, TKM328 had become Hebble 28 when seen at their Walnut Street garage in Halifax.
Photo taken Sunday 8 September 1968, Walnut Street Garage, Halifax
79. TKM329
Former Maidstone & District CO329, TKM329, a 1954 AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with 37 seat centre entrance Harrington body. The bus is seen in 1973 after withdrawal by Maidstone & District
Photo taken August 1973, Preston
80. TKM348
New in 1955, Maidstone & District CO348, TKM348, was one of forty-seven A.E.C. MU3RV Reliances with Harrington Wayfarer C37C bodies and is seen on Ebury Bridge.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, Ebury Bridge, near London Victoria Coach Station
81. VKO992
Seen in Chatham, Maidstone & District DH468, VKO992, was the first of eight Guy Arab IVs with Weymann H32/28R bodies new in 1955. They had been ordered for the Chatham & District fleet but were delivered after the transfer of the sunsidiary fleets to the main fleet.
Photo taken Saturday 13 December 1958, Chatham
82. VKO994
Maidstone & District DH470, VKO994, was a Guy Arab IV with a Weymann H32/28R body from 1955.
Photo taken 1962, Palace Avenue Bus Station, Maidstone
83. WKM362
WKM362 was numbered CO362 in the Maidstone & District fleet, being a Beadle-AEC rebuild with C37C body dating from 1955 and is seen at Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Monday 22 May 1961, London Victoria Coach Station
84. VKR36
Calderdale 363, VKR36, was one of two 1956 lowbridge AEC Regent Vs with Park Royal L30/26RD bodies acquired from Maidstone & District and is seen in the garage.
Photo taken Monday 17 April 1972, Millwood Garage, Halifax Road, Todmorden
85. VKR37
Calderdale 364, VKR37, was one of two 1956 lowbridge AEC Regent Vs with Park Royal L30/26RD bodies acquired from Maidstone & District and is seen leaving the garage.
Photo taken Monday 17 April 1972, Millwood Garage, Halifax Road, Todmorden
86. VKR39
Ex-M&D Regent V VKR39 was exhibited by South East Coach works as a bus they are in the process of refurbishing.
Photo taken Saturday 28 March 2015, South East Bus Festival at Detling
87. VKR39
Preserved Maidstone & District DL39, VKR39, an A.E.C. MD3RV Regent V with a Park Royal L30/26RD body new in March 1956 was used on the Country Bus Running Day at Sevenoaks and is seen here entering the Bus Station to work a journey to Borough Green Station on route 9.
Photo taken Sunday 22 May 2016, Sevenoaks Bus Station
88. VKR39
A rear view of preserved Maidstone & District DL39, VKR39, an A.E.C. MD3RV Regent V with a Park Royal L30/26RD body new in March 1956, which was used on the Country Bus Running Day and which is seen here in Sevenoaks Bus Station.
Photo taken Sunday 22 May 2016, Sevenoaks Bus Station
89. VKR39
A view, looking forwards, of the upper saloon of preserved Maidstone & District DL39, VKR39, an A.E.C. MD3RV Regent V with a Park Royal L30/26RD body new in March 1956 which was used on the Country Bus Running Day at Sevenoaks.
Photo taken Sunday 22 May 2016, Sevenoaks Bus Station
90. VKR39
A view, looking to the rear, of the upper saloon of preserved Maidstone & District DL39, VKR39, an A.E.C. MD3RV Regent V with a Park Royal L30/26RD body new in March 1956 which was used on the Country Bus Running Day at Sevenoaks.
Photo taken Sunday 22 May 2016, Sevenoaks Bus Station
91. VKR469
Maidstone and District DH477, VKR469, an AEC Regent V with Park Royal H59RD body, new in 1956.
Photo taken Friday 21 August 1964, Palace Avenue Bus Station, Maidstone
92. VKR475
Maidstone and District DH483, VKR475, an AEC Regent V with Park Royal H59RD body, new in 1956.
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1965, Bishops Way, Maidstone
93. VKR479
Calderdale JOC 362, VKR479, originally Maidstone and District DH487, an AEC Regent V new in 1956 with Park Royal H33/26RD body.
Photo taken summer of 1972, Crossfield Bus Station
94. VKR481
Maidstone and District DH489, VKR481, an AEC Regent V MD3RV with Park Royal H59RD body, the last of a batch of 14 new in 1956
Photo taken Saturday 18 March 1961, Palace Avenue Bus Station, Maidstone
95. WKM363
Maidstone and District CO363, WKM363, a semi-chassisless AEC Regal III with Beadle C37C body built in 1956, based on a 1948-9 vintage AEC Regal.
Photo taken c. 1956, London Victoria Coach Station
96. XKT993
Maidstone & District 3216, XKT993, an AEC Reliance MU3RV with Weymann B42F body, new in 1956 as SO216.
Photo taken Monday 13 July 1970, Sackville Road, Bexhill-on-Sea
97. 378BKM
Maidstone & District CO378, 378BKM, a Harrington Wayfarer V C37F bodied AEC MU3RV Reliance new in 1957 seen at Ascot.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1958, Ascot
98. XKT997
Maidstone and District SO220, XKT997, an AEC Reliance with Weymann B42F body, new in 1957, with another of the same batch to the right.
Photo taken c. 1957, London Victoria Coach Station
99. YKR225
Another ex Maidstone & District unit operated by Clynnog & Trevor Motor Co of Trevor was YKR225, a Beadle B42F bodied AEC Reliance (MU3RV 1461) new in 1957.
Photo taken Tuesday 8 May 1973, Garage, Trefor
100. YKR236
Seen in the Bus Station in Maidstone is Maidstone & District SO236, YKR236, which was an A.E.C. MU3RV Reliance (AH410) with a Beadle B42F body new in 1957.
Photo taken Saturday 26 November 1960, Maidstone Bus Station
101. 249BKM
Maidstone & District SO249, 249BKM, a Harrington B42F bodied A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance (AH410) new in 1958 and SO297, 297GKK, a Weymann B42F bodied A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance (AH410) new in 1960 are seen in the Bus Station in Maidstone..
Photo taken Saturday 26 November 1960, Maidstone Bus Station
102. 255BKM
Clynnog & Trefor 255BKM, an AEC Reliance with Harrington B42F body, new in 1958 to Maidstone & District as SO255.
Photo taken Tuesday 26 August 1980, Trefor Depot
103. 255BKM
Welsh operator Clynnog & Trevor Motor Co. purchased Maidstone & District 3255 in October 1971. 255BKM is a 1958 AEC Reliance (MU3RV 1847) with Harrington B42F body.
Photo taken Trefor
104. 258BKM
Maidstone & District SO258, 258BKM, seen in Sutherland Street, near Victoria Coach Station was new in 1958 and was an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with a Harrington B42F body.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, Sutherland Street, near London Victoria Coach Station
105. 390DKK
390DKK is a 1958 AEC Reliance with Harrington body, new to Maidstone
Photo taken Sunday 27 April 2008, Edenbridge Station
106. 390DKK
Naturally, the local operators Maidstone and District and East Kent were well represented at the festival. One M&D vehicle which Brian had not seen before was Harrington bodied AEC Reliance coach SC390, 390DKK.
Photo taken Saturday 6 April 2013, Kent Showground, Detling
107. 390DKK
390DKK was the first of twenty Harrington Wayfarer V C41F bodied A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliances new in 1958/9 to Maidstone & District. Initially numbered CO390 it was renumbered to C390 in July 1961 and to SC390 when the front end was rebuilt in June 1963 with a modified bus front by Harrington and converted to DP40F. In January 1968 it became number 2390.
Photo taken Sunday 18 May 2014, Sevenoaks Bus Station
108. 406DKK
Maidstone and District C406, 406DKK, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Harrington C41F body, new in 1958
Photo taken Tuesday 11 August 1964, London Victoria Coach Station
109. 269DKT
Seen at Hyde Park Corner is Maidstone & District 3269, 269DKT, an A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance with a Park Royal B40F body.
Photo taken Sunday 31 March 1974, Hyde Park Corner, London
110. 272DKT
Maidstone and District S272, 272DKT, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Park Royal DP40F body, new in 1959.
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1965, Bishops Way, Maidstone
111. 277DKT
Preserved former Maidstone and District SO277, 277DKT, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Park Royal DP40F body, new in June 1959.
Photo taken Sunday 10 October 2004, Canvey Island
112. 277DKT
Preserved former Maidstone and District SO277, 277DKT, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Park Royal DP40F body, new in June 1959.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 2006, Wisley Aerodrome
113. 282DKT
Maidstone and District SO282, 282DKT, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Park Royal DP40F body, new in 1959
Photo taken Saturday 18 March 1961, Palace Avenue Bus Station, Maidstone
114. 412FKL
Seen in London was A.E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance 412FKL with Pemberton & Lord (Wraycliffe Coaches), Folkestone. New in July 1959 as Maidstone & District CO412, when it carried a Harrington Wayfarer V C41F body, it was acquired by Pemberton & Lord in July 1971 and was rebodied in late 1973 with a Plaxton Panorama Elite III C45F body and carried fleet number 1.
Photo taken Saturday 30 March 1974, London
115. 417FKL
Maidstone & District 4417, 417FKL, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Harrington Mk IV C41F body, new in 1959 as CO417. This design of body is popularly referred to as the Wayfarer IV, but it seems that Harrington themselves may not have used the Wayfarer name by this time.
Photo taken Tuesday 14 July 1970, Hastings Bus Station
116. 418FKL
Maidstone & District CO418, 418FKL, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Harrington C41F body, new in 1959
Photo taken c. 1960, London Victoria Coach Station
117. 43DKT
Maidstone & District DL43, 43DKT, was the first of a batch of fourteen Leyland PDR1/1 Atlanteans with Weymann L39/34F bodies new in 1959, entering service in January and being the first of the M & D Atlanteans, the others following in May.
Photo taken Saturday 21 February 1959, Havelock Road, Hastings
118. 43DKT
Seen at the Cooden Beach terminus of the trolleybus route Maidstone & District DL43, 43DKT, was the first of a batch of fourteen Leyland PDR1/1 Atlanteans with Weymann L39/34F bodies new in 1959, entering service in January and being the first of the M & D Atlanteans, the remainder following in May.
Photo taken Saturday 21 February 1959, Cooden Beach, near Bexhill
119. 44DKT
Orpington & District 44DKT, a Leyland PDR1/1 with Weymann L39/34F bodywork new to Maidstone & District in 1959 as DL44.
Photo taken Mortimer Road, Orpington
120. 512DKT
Maidstone and District DH512, 512DKT, one of the original batch of Leyland Atlanteans delivered in 1959 with Metro-Cammell H78F bodies
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1965, Bishops Way, Maidstone
121. 54DKT
Maidstone & District 6454, originally DL54, 54DKT, a 1959 Leyland PDR1/1 'Atlantean' with Metro-Cammell lowheight body seen leaving the Southdown bus station in Pevensey Road, Eastbourne on the inland route to Hastings via Hailsham and Ninfield to Bexhill.
Photo taken Sunday 21 April 1968, Pevensey Road Bus Station, Eastbourne
122. 293GKK
Originally SO293, and later 3293, in the Maidstone & District fleet, 293GKK was acquired by Thamesmead Motor Services, London S.E.9 in November 1972 and numbered 16. It is seen here operating on their service 8 to Slade Green Station. It was sold in March 1973 to Morris, Bromyard thus narrowing the date of the photograph of this Weymann DP40F bodied A..E.C. 2MU3RV Reliance new in 1960.
Photo taken Slade Green Station
123. 315LKK
Maidstone & District 3315, 315LKK, an Albion Nimbus NS3N with Harrington B30F body, new in 1960.
Photo taken Tuesday 14 July 1970, Hastings Bus Station
124. 316LKK
Maidstone & District SO316, 316LKK, an Albion NS3N Nimbus with a Harrington B30F body was seen outside Tonbridge Garage.
Photo taken Saturday 21 July 1962, Tonbridge Garage
125. 433LKE
Maidstone & District 4433, 433LKE, a 1960 AEC 'Reliance' with Harrington C41F bodywork.
Photo taken Saturday 17 June 1967, Beach Road/Royal Parade junction, Eastbourne
126. 533HKJ
Western National 997, 533HKJ, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Metro-Cammell H44/31F bodywork was new in May 1960 to Maidstone & District as their DH533 (later 5533). It was one of a number of Atlanteans transferred between 1975 and 1977.
Photo taken 1976, Redruth Station
127. 545HKJ
At North's, the dealer, Sherburn-in-Elmet, former Maidstone & District DH545, 545HKJ, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Metro Cammell H44/33F body, new in 1960.
Photo taken Autumn 1973, Premises of Norths, the dealer, Sherburn-in-Elmet
128. 555LKP
Maidstone and District DH555, 555LKP, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 Mark II with Metro-Cammell H77F body, new in 1960
Photo taken Saturday 18 March 1961, New Road, Rochester
129. 558LKP
Maidstone & District were early users of the Leyland Atlantean building up a large fleet of them in the early sixties. DH558, 558LKP, dates from November 1960 and has MCW bodywork
Photo taken 1994, Huddersfield
130. 117PKP
In its early days London Country were desperately short of vehicles and also had quite a large need for driver training vehicles. To meet this need a number of elderly vehicles were acquired from other NBC companies. Three of them were coaches previously with Maidstone & District, which were painted in all over National green and numbered in a T class. Here T3, 117PKP, is parked somewhere in LT territory, possibly Aldgate Bus Station.
131. 323NKT
Maidstone & District 3323 and 3335 (323NKT/33 NKT), the latter in dual-purpose livery, 1961 built AEC 'Reliances' with Weymann DP40F bodywork
Photo taken Sunday 12 May 1968
132. 325NKT
Maidstone and District S325, 325NKT, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Weymann DP40F body, one a batch of 31 delivered in 1961
Photo taken Friday 21 August 1964, Overcliffe, Gravesend
133. 336NKT
Booth and Fisher purchased a quartet of Weymann DP40F bodied AEC Reliance 2MU3RV from Maidstone and District. By this time, 336NKT had received its SYPTE fleet number, as 1087.
Photo taken Sunday 9 July 1978, Halfway Depot
134. 337NKT
Maidstone & District 3337, 337NKT, an AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Weymann DP40F body, new in 1961 as S337.
Photo taken July 1970, High Street, Battle, near Hastings
135. 340NKT
Maidstone & District S340, 340NKT, a 1961 AEC Reliance with Weymann body. The bus is seen in Caernarfon in service with Silver Star of Cesarea in 1986 when 25 years old.
Photo taken June 1986, Caernarfon Market Square
136. 552LKP
Maidstone and District DH552, 552LKP, a Leyland Atlantean Mark II PDR1/1 with Metro-Cammell H77F body, new in 1961
Photo taken Friday 21 August 1964, Overcliffe, Gravesend
137. 582RKJ
Maidstone and District DH582, 582RKJ, one of the 1961 batch of Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1s with Metro-Cammell H77F body.
Photo taken Saturday 20 July 1963, Overcliffe, Gravesend
138. 583RKJ
Kirkland Bros Omnibus Services 9, MO085 seen at Lismore High School was a Leyland PDR1/1 Atlantean with a Metro Cammell H44/33F body which had previously been Maidstone & District 5583, having been new in 1961 as DH583 and being renumbered in January 1968. It was withdrawn in 1974 passing to Transport (Passenger Equipments) Ltd. (dealer). Macclesfield in June 1975, then to Leydon (dealer), Brighton in July 1975 and to Kirkland, Lismore, N.S.W. in October 1975.
Photo taken May 1976, Lismore High School, N.S.W., Australia
139. 25TKR
Maidstone and District C25, 25TKR, a 1962 AEC Reliance 2MU3RV with Harrington 37 seat bodywork
Photo taken August 1998, Trans-Pennine Rally, Harrogate Stray
140. 59YKT
Maidstone and District DL59, 59YKT, a Daimler Fleetline with Northern Counties H77F body, new in 1963.
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1965, Bishops Way, Maidstone
141. 615UKM
Maidstone & District 5615, 615UKM, is a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Weymann H44/33F body new in March 1963.
Photo taken August 1982, High Street, Tenterden
142. 624UKM
Maidstone and District DH624, 624UKM a Leyland Atlantean Mark II PDR1/1 with Weymann H77F body, new in 1963
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1965, Bishops Way, Maidstone
143. 628UKM
Maidstone and District DH628, 628UKM a Leyland Atlantean Mark II PDR1/1 with Weymann H77F body, new in 1963.
Photo taken April 1964, Wembley Stadium
144. BKT816C
Ebdon, Sidcup BKT816C was one of twenty A.E.C 2U3RA Reliances with Weymann DP49F bodies new to Maidstone & District between January and March 1965. Numbered SC53 it became 2553 in January 1968 and was withdrawn in 1978, passing to Ensign (dealer), Grays in December and to Ebdon the same month. It later passed to Ladybird Majorettes, Gillingham in August 1980. It was seen in Butterwick at Hammersmith whilst working a rail replacement service for London Transport.
Photo taken Sunday 4 February 1979, Butterwick, Hammersmith
145. BKT817C
Maidstone and District SC54, BKT817C, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Weymann DP49F body new in early 1965
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1965, Bishops Way, Maidstone
146. BKT821C
Former Maidstone and District S6, BKT821C, an AEC Reliance with Marshall B53F body, new in March 1965
Photo taken Sunday 16 July 2006, Alton
147. BKT825C
Maidstone & District S10, BKT825C, a 1965 AEC Reliance 2U3RA with a Marshall B53F body, is seen here next to Southdown 181, KCD181F, a 1967 Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Marshall B45F bodywork.
Photo taken 1967, Pool Valley Bus Station, Brighton
148. BKT828C
Maidstone and District S13, BKT828C, an AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Marshall B53F body, new in 1965
Photo taken Saturday 23 October 1965, Bishops Way, Maidstone
149. FKL121D
Ebdon, Sidcup FKL121D was the first of fifteen A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliances with Harrington Grenadier 36 C47F bodies delivered in 1965 to Maidstone & District and stored until the spring of 1966 when they were registered and licensed.
Photo taken Sunday 4 February 1979, Butterwick, Hammersmith
150. FKL129D
Ebdon, Sidcup FKL129D was one of fifteen A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliances with Harrington Grenadier 36 C47F bodies delivered to Maidstone & District in 1965 and stored until the spring of 1966 when they were registered and licensed. Initially numbered C66 it was renumbered 4166 in January 1968 and after withdrawal in 1978 passed to Ensign (dealer), Grays in April and then to Ebdon in June 1978.
Photo taken Sunday 4 February 1979, Butterwick, Hammersmith
151. FKL125D
Maidstone & District C62, FKL125D, seen at Hawkhurst was an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a Harrington Grenadier 36 C47F body.
Photo taken Sunday 18 May 1969, Hawkhurst
152. FKL133D
Seen in Semley Place about to enter Victoria Coach Station is Maidstone & District 4170, FKL133D, an A.E.C. 2U3RA Reliance with a Harrington Grenadier 36 C47F body.
Photo taken Sunday 29 July 1973, Semley Place, London
153. JKK171E
Maidstone & District 3071, JKK171E, a Leyland PSUR1/1R with Willowbrook B53F bodywork new in 1967 in original livery.
Photo taken June 1967, Hastings Bus Park
154. JKK174E
Maidstone & District 3074, JKK174E, Leyland PSUR1/1 with Willowbrook B53F bodywork new in 1967 in later NBC livery
Photo taken St James Avenue, Gravesend
155. JKK187E
Hants & Dorset 1692, JKK187E, a Leyland PSUR1/1 with Willowbrook B49F bodywork new to Maidstone & District S87/3087
Photo taken Winchester
156. JKK193E
Hants & Dorset 1698, JKK193E, a Leyland PSUR1/1 with Willowbrook B49F bodywork, new in 1967 to Maidstone & District as S93.
Photo taken Hants & Dorset Depot, Southampton
157. LKT132F
This 1968 view of Pool Valley shows Maidstone & District 3132, LKT132F, a 1968 Leyland Panther PSUR1/1R with Strachan B45F bodywork, and Southdown 185, KCD185F, a 1967 Leyland Leopard PSU3/3R with Marshall B45F bodywork.
Photo taken 1968, Pool Valley Bus Station, Brighton
158. LKT132F
Preserved former Maidstone & District 3132, LKT132F, a 1968 Leyland Panther PSUR1/1R with Strachan B45F bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 2 April 2006, Wisley Aerodrome
159. OKO816G
Preserved former Maidstone and District 2816, OKO816G, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R with Willowbrook DP49F body, new in November 1968.
Photo taken Sunday 10 October 2004, Canvey Island
160. OKO816G
Willowbrook DP49F bodied Leyland PSU3A/4RT Leopard OKO816G was new as Maidstone & District 2816 in November 1968 and was withdrawn in 1984. Initially transferred to the preserved fleet it passed to "The 2816 Society" for preservation in February 1990. An interior view towards the front on its return to Sevenoaks Bus Station after working a journey to Borough Green Station on the occasion of a London Transport Country Area Running Day.
Photo taken Sunday 18 May 2014, Sevenoaks Bus Station
161. OKO816G
Willowbrook DP49F bodied Leyland PSU3A/4RT Leopard OKO816G was new as Maidstone & District 2816 in November 1968 and was withdrawn in 1984. Initially transferred to the preserved fleet it passed to "The 2816 Society" for preservation in February 1990. An interior view towards the rear on its return to Sevenoaks Bus Station after working a journey to Borough Green Station on the occasion of a London Transport Country Area Running Day.
Photo taken Sunday 18 May 2014, Sevenoaks Bus Station
162. OKO816G
Taken at Borough Green Station, on the occasion of a London Transport Country Area Running Day, Willowbrook DP49F bodied Leyland PSU3A/4RT Leopard OKO816G was new as Maidstone & District 2816 in November 1968 and was withdrawn in 1984. Initially transferred to the preserved fleet it passed to "The 2816 Society" for preservation in February 1990.
Photo taken Sunday 18 May 2014, Borough Green Station
163. OKO816G
A rear view of Willowbrook DP49F bodied Leyland PSU3A/4RT Leopard OKO816G at Borough Green Station, on the occasion of a London Transport Country Area Running Day. This was new as Maidstone & District 2816 in November 1968 and was withdrawn in 1984. Initially transferred to the preserved fleet it passed to "The 2816 Society" for preservation in February 1990.
Photo taken Sunday 18 May 2014, Borough Green Station
164. OKO817G
Maidstone & District 2817, OKO817G, a Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R with Willowbrook DP49F body was new in November 1968.
Photo taken September 1982, Tenterden High Street
165. UKE412H
Maidstone & District Motor Services on UKE412H
Photo taken Sunday 12 July 1970
166. GCN812G
Maidstone and District 5010, GCN812G, is a Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX with Alexander H44/33F bodywork delivered new to Northern General in 1970. In 1972 the entire batch of twelve were exchanged for 12 of the single deck Fleetlines deliverd to Maidstone and District the same year.
Photo taken Saturday 12 August 1978, Chatham Bus Station
167. SKO814H
Maidstone and District Marshall B45D bodied Daimler Fleetline SRG6LX 3814 SKO814H was one of 8 of the batch 3801-30 that didn't end up with Northern General.
Photo taken Sunday 5 June 1977, Folkestone Harbour Station
168. SKO816H
Northern General 4285, SKO816H, the former Maidstone and District 3816 is a Daimler Fleetline SRG6LX with Marshall bodywork.
Photo taken Saturday 28 March 1981, Jarrow Bus Station
169. UKE418H
Evening sun and long shadows on Maidstone & District 3418, UKE418H a "short" Leyland Leopard PSU4A/4R with Marshall B45F body new in May 1970, probably purchased for OMO/OPO though not with specific sign as such by 1975.
Photo taken Thursday 10 July 1975, Rye Station, East Sussex
170. EKL456K
EKL456K is preserved Maidstone and District Leyland Leopard dating from 1972 with Marshall body, seen on service to March during theFenland rally.
Photo taken Sunday 21 May 2017, between Whittlesey and March
171. HKE690L
Another Seaford & District vehicle was open top ex-Maidstone & District Bristol VR/ECW HKE690L. Was this converted to open top by M&D, if not by whom and when?
Photo taken Sunday 28 July 2013, Marine Parade, Worthing