SCT '61 Photo Index
Wilts and Dorset
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1. JO5401
Wilts and Dorset double-decker 441, JO5401, an AEC Regent with Brush body new to City of Oxford MS in 1932. It was acquired by Venture Ltd of Basingstoke in 1940, by which time it had been rebodied with a Park Royal body and bore the Fleet No. 41. In 1948 it was rebodied again, this time with a 1945 East Lancs body. Venture was by this time part of the Red & White group, which sold its bus interests to the BTC in 1950. Venture was put under the control of, and in 1951 taken over by, Wilts & Dorset, and JO5401 became W&D 441. It was sold for scrap in November 1954.
Photo taken 1954, Basingstoke
2. JO5401
Wilts & Dorset AEC Regent 441, JO5401, one of the vehicles that came with Venture when it was taken over in 1951, an ex-Oxford Regent with post-war East lancs body.
Photo taken Sunday 22 July 1951, Newbury
3. EAM612
Eastern National SD1055, EAM612, an ex Wilts and Dorset Bristol K6B with ECW L55R body, seen here looking very shiny shortly after entering service with ENOC. New to Wilts and Dorset in 1947 as number 269, it was bought by Eastern National in 1963, later renumbered to 2207 in August 1964.
Photo taken June 1963, Victoria Circus, Southend
4. EAM612
Eastern National SD2207, EAM612, an ex Wilts and Dorset Bristol K6B with ECW L55R body.
Photo taken Saturday 3 October 1964, Prittlewell Hill, Southend
5. EAM612
Eastern National SD2207, EAM612, an ex Wilts and Dorset Bristol K6B with ECW L55R body.
Photo taken Saturday 23 January 1965, Southchurch Road/Sutton Road, Southend
6. EAM612
Wilts & Dorset 269, EAM612, a Bristol K6B with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body new in April 1947 was photographed in Newbury heading for Andover.
Photo taken Saturday 25 October 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
7. FOT200
Wilts & Dorset 479, FOT200, was the first of three H30/26R, Lydney assembled bodies, to Weymann design new to Venture, Basingstoke in 1947 on A.E.C. O961 Regent III chassis and it is seen here at Basingstoke alongside GAA832, a 1947 A.E.C. Regal.
Photo taken Thursday 21 August 1958, Basingstoke
8. FOT201
Wilts & Dorset 480, FOT201, an AEC Regent III new in 1947 with Lydney H56R body, ex-Venture in 1951.
Photo taken c.1960, Basingstoke Bus Station
9. FOT203
Wilts & Dorset 482, FOT203, which had been new as Venture, Basingstoke 82 in 1947 was an A.E.C. O662 Regal with a Duple B35F body seen in this view at Basingstoke.
Photo taken Thursday 21 August 1958, Basingstoke
10. FOT203
FOT203, an AEC Regal II with Duple B35F body built in 1947. Originally owned by Venture, sold in 1951 to Wilts & Dorset, fleet number 482 and then withdrawn in the early sixties and sold to W.C.French.
Photo taken Saturday 9 May 1964, Seaway Car Park, Southend
11. FOT204
Wilts & Dorset 483, FOT204, which had been new as Venture, Basingstoke 83 in 1947 was an A.E.C. O662 Regal with a Duple B35F body as was FOT203 seen alongside in this view at Basingstoke.
Photo taken Thursday 21 August 1958, Basingstoke
12. GAA832
Wilts & Dorset 489, GAA832, an A.E.C. O662 Regal with a Duple C35F body seen at Basingstoke had been new as Venture, Basingstoke 89 in 1947.
Photo taken Thursday 21 August 1958, Basingstoke
13. EJB521
Wilts & Dorset 322, GMW912, a Bristol LL6B with ECW B39R body and Wilts & Dorset 500, EJB521, an AEC Regent with Lydney H56R body ex-Newbury & District.
Photo taken c.1960, Basingstoke
14. EMW183
Wilts & Dorset 274, EMW183, a Bristol L6B with Beadle C32R body.
Photo taken c.1960, parking ground behind Basingstoke Bus Station
15. GCG814
Seen in Basingstoke, Wilts & Dorset 493, GCG814, was an A.E.C. O961 Regent III with an H30/26R body to Weymann design assembled by Lydney which had been new as Venture, Basingstoke 93 in 1948.
Photo taken Thursday 21 August 1958, Basingstoke
16. EMW184
Wilts & Dorset 275, EMW184, dating from 1949 was a Bristol L6B with a Beadle C32R body seen at Ascot. It had been rebuilt in March 1957 with top sliding windows replacing the full-drop ones fitted originally.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, Ascot
17. EMW284
Former Wilts&District 279, EMW284, spotted on the Thames Valley and GWR Trust three day run to the West Country north of Bracknell having passed the White Bus Company depot a mile or so back.
Photo taken Friday 19 June 2015, Bracknell
18. EMW284
A second shot of Wilts & Dorset 279, EMW284, a Bristol L6B with Beadle C32R body, new in March 1949.
Photo taken Saturday 30 June 2012, Exeter
19. EMW284
Wilts & Dorset 279, EMW284, a Bristol L6B with Beadle C32R body, new in March 1949. It was registered as YSV 610 from 1986-91, now preserved by Lionel Tancock as part of the BVBG collection, seen here freshly repainted.
Photo taken Saturday 30 June 2012, Torquay
20. EMW284
Rear view of preserved Wilts & Dorset 279, EMW284, a Bristol L6B with Beadle C32R body, new in March 1949.
Photo taken Sunday 11 August 2013, Pensford
21. GAM215
Wilts & Dorset 296, GAM215, was one of three Portsmouth Aviation C32R bodied Bristol L6Bs new in 1950 and is seen at Ascot. It had been rebuilt in January 1958 with top sliding windows replacing the full-drop ones fitted originally.
Photo taken Saturday 21 June 1958, Ascot
22. GAM216
Seen in Victoria Coach Station is Wilts & Dorset 297, GAM216, which was a Bristol L6B with a Portsmouth Aviation C32R body, one of three new in 1950. The original full drop windows had been replaced by top-sliding windows when it was rebuilt in January 1958.
Photo taken Saturday 3 December 1960, London Victoria Coach Station
23. GAM216
An offside shot, in Victoria Coach Station, of Wilts & Dorset 297, GAM216, one of three Portsmouth Aviation C32R bodied Bristol L6Bs dating from 1950. In January 1958 it had been rebuilt with top sliding windows replacing the full drop ones fitted originally.
Photo taken Saturday 3 December 1960, London Victoria Coach Station
24. GMW195
Wilts & Dorset 317, GMW195, one of five Bristol KS6Bs with Eastern Coachworks L27/28R bodies new in 1950 is seen at The Wharf, Newbury.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
25. GMW912
Wilts & Dorset 322, GMW912, a Bristol LL6B with ECW B39R body and Wilts & Dorset 500, EJB521, an AEC Regent with Lydney H56R body ex-Newbury & District.
Photo taken c.1960, Basingstoke
26. HHR823
Ex Wilts and Dorset Bristol KSW5G HHR823, new in 1951, seen here far from home. It was withdrawn by W&D in 1967 but what happened after that is unclear.
Photo taken 1973/4, New Zealand
27. HMW445
Wilts & Dorset lowbridge Bristol KSW5G 359, HMW445, new in 1952.
Photo taken 1971, Basingstoke Bus Garage
28. HMW448
Wilts & Dorset 362, HMW448, was a Bristol KSW5G with an Eastern Coachworks L27/28R body new in 1952. Seen at Basingstoke it was one of thirteen delivered that year,
Photo taken Thursday 21 August 1958, Basingstoke
29. HWV294
HWV294 is Wilts & Dorset 365, new in 1952 as a Bristol KSW5G but now converted to a KSW6G. It was a visiting vehicle to the AMRTM twilight running event. It is seen heading for Walsall on the 6 pm service
Photo taken Saturday 21 February 2015, Northgate, Aldridge
30. HWV294
This photo shows a selection of the vehicles at the Tameside Transport Collection's premises in the old tram depot and bus garage in Ashton, long since vacated and has been prompted by the recent restoration of Wilts and Dorset KSW 365 (HWV294), seen here in a blue livery. Prominent is Manchester Daimler 4127 (JND728) having some engine work.
Photo taken Sunday 22 May 1983, Tameside Transport Collection, Mossley Road, Ashton-under-Lyne
31. HWV294
HWV294 is the latest vehicle to be fully restored as part of the Roger Burdett collection. It's Wilts & Dorset 365, new in 1952 as a Bristol KSW5G but now converted to a KSW6G.
Photo taken Sunday 23 March 2014, private property near Coventry
32. JAM225
Wilts and Dorset 521, JAM225, a Bristol LS6G new in late 1952 as DP39D, converted to single entrance in 1955 and to OMO in 1958.
Photo taken 1971, Basingstoke Bus Station
33. JHR604
A line-up of Wilts & Dorset Bristol LS single-deckers in 1956 with 533, JHR604, nearest to the camera. To the right is an Amport & District coach, JHO917.
Photo taken 1956
34. JMR13
Wilts & Dorset 525, JMR13, a Bristol LS6G/ECW DP39D new in February 1953 had been converted by the company to DP41F in April 1955, further converted for OMO operation in August 1958 and was seen at Victoria Coach Station.
Photo taken Saturday 18 April 1959, London Victoria Coach Station
35. KAM595
Wilts & Dorset 389, KAM595, a Bristol KSW6B with ECW L55RD body.
Photo taken c.1960, Bournemouth Bus Station
36. KWV935
Seen in Winchester was Wilts & Dorset 555, KWV935, a Bristol LWL5G with E.C.W. B39R bodywork new in 1954. In January 1960 it was, along with the rest of the batch (553-567) rebuilt to FB39F layout by the company and fitted with a fibreglass radiator surround panel as seen here in Winchester. They were also fitted with wheel-nut rings similar to those fitted to pre-war Leylands.
Photo taken Tuesday 9 February 1960, Winchester Bus Station
37. LHR858
Wilts & Dorset 567, LHR858, was the last of fifteen Bristol LWL5Gs with Eastern Coachworks B39R bodies new in 1954 and is seen in Basingstoke.
Photo taken Thursday 21 August 1958, Basingstoke
38. LWV966
Wilts & Dorset 575, LWV966, was the last of eight Bristol LS5Gs with Eastern Coachworks B41F bodies delivered in 1955 and is seen in Basingstoke.
Photo taken Thursday 21 August 1958, Basingstoke
39. MMW411
Wilts & Dorset 614, MMW411, a Bristol LD6B was the first of three delivered in October 1955 with Eastern Coachworks H33/27R bodies with enclosed platforms with provision for doors to be fitted later.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, The Wharf, Newbury
40. NAM116
Wilts & Dorset 576, NAM116, seen at Ascot races, was a Bristol LS5G with an Eastern Coachworks B41F body new in February 1956.
Photo taken Saturday 19 June 1965, Ascot Racecourse
41. OAM125
Wilts and Dorset 584, OAM125, a Bristol LS5G with ECW B41F body from 1956
Photo taken c. 1956, London Victoria Coach Station
42. OHR123
Wilts & Dorset 622, OHR123, was a Bristol LD6G new in 1956 with an ECW H33/27RD body seen here in Winchester.
Photo taken Tuesday 9 February 1960, Winchester Bus Station
43. OHR708
Ten Bristol LD6Gs with Eastern Coachworks bodies H33/27R bodies were delivered to Wilts & Dorset in late 1956. The first four (620-623) had platform doors but 626, OHR708, is one of the ones with open platforms and is seen in Basingstoke.
Photo taken Thursday 21 August 1958, Churchill Way, Basingstoke
44. OHR919
Preserved Wilts & Dorset 628, OHR919, a 1956 Bristol LD6G with ECW H33/27R bodywork.
Photo taken Monday 27 August 2007, Stokes Bay, Gosport
45. PMW386
New to Silver Star, as numbers 33 and 32, RAM620 and PMW386 had become Wilts & Dorset 903 and 902 by the time of this shot at Salisbury. They were both Harrington DP41F bodied Leyland PSUC1/2 Tiger Cubs which originally carried the Silver Star motif in the modified roof dome.
Photo taken Sunday 14 July 1968, Salisbury
46. RHR853
Wilts & Dorset 702, RHR853, was a Bristol MW6G with E.C.W. C39F body new in June 1958.
Photo taken Sunday 13 July 1958, rear of London Road Garage, Gloucester
47. WWV564
Wilts & Dorset 909, WWV564, a Leyland Leopard with Harrington C41F body, new in 1960 to Silver Star, part of the fleet taken over in 1963. Note the 'On Hire to United' label on the windscreen.
Photo taken August 1964, Eccleston Place, near London Victoria Coach Station
48. JMR818F
JMR818F 'Leylandi' & AUO519B 'Pig Pen' parked at Dover awaiting the ferry to Calais. Both operated at the time by Top Deck Travel.
Photo taken September 1990, Dover
49. LMR734F
Seen in Leeds near the former West Yorkshire Road Car bus station is Wilts and Dorset 923, LMR734F, a 1968 Bedford VAL70 with Duple Northern bodywork. This was one of four coach bodied VALs bought in that year.
Photo taken Saturday 19 July 1969, Edward Street, Leeds
50. MMW354G
The former Wilts & Dorset MMW354G, a Bristol RELL (despite the registration suggesting an earlier Bristol model!) with dual door ECW bus body, taken at Hursley Post Office on the occasion of the final New Year's Day Winchester Running Day. The rain had momentarily eased, but not for long!
Photo taken Wednesday 1 January 2014, Hursley, near Winchester
51. MMW354G
Rear view of preserved Wilts & Dorset 824, MMW354G, a Bristol RELL with ECW B45D body, new in May 1969
Photo taken Sunday 1 January 2012, Winchester Bus Station
52. PEL904G
Looking most unlike a "Tilling" group purchase and far from home, Wilts and Dorset 925, PEL904G, a 1969 Bedford VAL with Duple Northern C49F body sits in the sun at Killermont Street parking area. What was it doing up there?
Photo taken Jul 1971, Killermont Street, Glasgow
53. TRU947J
Wilts & Dorset 846, TRU947J, a Bristol RELL6G with ECW DP50F body, new in January 1971
Photo taken Sunday 2 January 2011, Winchester Bus Station