SCT '61 Photo Index
United Services
United Services operated a route from Wakefield to Hemsworth and Doncaster, a joint operation by three local operators, Bingleys, Cooper Brothers and Everetts

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1. FNW707
New as Leeds 307, FNW707, in October 1937, was this Leyland TD5 with a Roe H31/25R body, one of fifteen such vehicles. It was withdrawn on 31st January 1950, passed to North (dealer), Leeds in December 1951 and then to W.R. & P. Bingley (t/a United Service), South Elmsall in January 1952 and is seen here having just entered the bus station in Wakefield.
Photo taken Saturday 21 January 1956, Wakefield Bus Station
2. FNW707
FNW707 is here seen in Wakefield Bus Station with Bingley, Kinsley operating the service thence to South Elmsall, a short working of the service to Doncaster. Originally Leeds 307, it was new in October 1937 and is a Leyland TD5 with Roe H31/25R body, being withdrawn by Leeds in January 1950, passing to Bingley in January 1952 and being withdrawn in January 1957.
Photo taken Saturday 19 May 1956, Wakefield Bus Station
3. RN8997
Seen in Wakefield Bus Station was RN8997, a Leyland TD7 with a Leyland L27/26R body new in May 1940 as Ribble 2341.
Photo taken Saturday 17 November 1956, Wakefield Bus Station
4. ACK563
ACK563 seen in Wakefield Bus Station was a Leyland TD7 with a Leyland L27/26R body belonging to W.R. & P. Bingley, Kinsley which they ran in the United Services fleet. It was new as Ribble 2390 in 1942 and was acquired by Bingley in October 1956.
Photo taken Saturday 22 March 1958, Wakefield Bus Station
5. BCK460
United Services (Cooper Bros) BCK460, was former Ribble 2517, a Leyland PD1A/Brush of 1947, and given a Burlingham L27/26RD body in 1955. It was sold to Coopers in 1965 and withdrawn in 1972.
Photo taken 1970, Wakefield Bus Station
6. CHE614
United Services operated a route from Wakefield to Hemsworth and Doncaster, providing a valuable service to the local mining communities. It was a joint operation by three local operators, being Bingleys, Cooper Brothers and Everetts. CHE 614 was former Yorkshire Traction (883), a Leyland PD2/1 with a Roe L27/26R body dating from 1950 and acquired by Everetts in 1962.
Photo taken 1965, Wakefield Bus Station
7. LTO10
Bingley, Kinsley operated LTO10, a Daimler CVD6DD with Duple L27/26RD body as part of the United Services fleet. It was one of three ordered by Skill, Nottingham and was delivered in 1950, passing to Bingley in July 1954.
Photo taken Saturday 17 April 1965
8. LTO10
United Services (Bingley's) LTO10 was another fine example of the coach-style embellishments fitted to some of Duple's low-bridge double-deckers dating from the late 1940s. This Daimler CVD6 was originally delivered to Skills of Nottingham in 1950.
Photo taken Thursday 6 May 1965, Wakefield Bus Station
9. MDT220
United Services MDT220, a 1953 Roe L27/26R bodied AEC Regent III 9613A rounding the Bull Ring roundabout in Wakefield bound for the Bus Station. New as Doncaster Corporation as no 135, it was withdrawn in 1959 and had been working for United services longer than its original owner when pictured in the late 1960s.
Photo taken late 1960s, The Bull Ring, Wakefield
10. KWY902
KWY902 was a Leyland C41C bodied Leyland PSU1/15 Royal Tiger operated by W.R. & P. Bingley, Kinsley and is seen here in Wakefield Bus Station on their share of the 'United Services' route from Wakefield to South Elmsall, a short working of the Doncaster service.
Photo taken Saturday 21 January 1956, Wakefield Bus Station
11. UWT876
Three independent bus and coach operators (Messrs. Bingley, Everett and Cooper) combined to operate the joint United Services route from Wakefield, via South Elmsall and Hemsworth, to Doncaster. UWT 876 was an AEC Regent V with a Roe L27/26RD body, entering the Bingley fleet in 1957.
Photo taken 1966, Marshgate Bus Station, Doncaster
12. UWT876
UWT876 was an AEC D3RV Regent V with Roe L27/26RD body dating from 1957 and operated by Bingley, Kinsley as part of the United Services fleet. It is seen laying over in Wakefield Bus Station.
Photo taken Tuesday 18 April 1972, Wakefield Bus Station
13. UWT876
United Services (Bingley of Kinsley) UWT876, was the smart AEC Regent V with Roe L27/26RD body dating from 1957.
Photo taken Thursday 6 May 1965, Wakefield Bus Station
14. 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
15. ANF161B
ANF161B was a Leyland Panther Cub with Park Royal B43D body new to Manchester in 1964. It is seen here in Wakefield Bus Station whilst operating for Cooper Brothers, South Kirkby, one of the partners in the United Services.
Photo taken Tuesday 18 April 1972, Wakefield Bus Station
16. DWW433H
United Services DWW433H, a Leyland PSU3A/4R with Plaxton DP51F, emerges from the darkness of Doncaster's Northern Bus Station with a full load and heads for Wakefield. This bus was new in 1970 to W R & P Bingley of Kinsley who, by this stage, were by far the major operator in the United Services set-up with 11/15ths of the service. Cooper Bros of South Kirkby operated the remaining 4/15ths.
Photo taken c.1973, Doncaster Northern Bus Station
17. DWW434H
United Services DWW434H, a 1970 Leyland Leopard PSU3A/4R with Plaxton body awaits to depart to Doncaster from Wakefield. This was one of the last new buses bought by the company. By the time the bus was bought, the sole operator of United Services was W R and P Bingley of South Elmsall
Photo taken 1971, Wakefield Bus Station