SCT '61 Photo Index
Berresford
Berresford's Motors, Cheddleton, Staffs

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1. HG2302
Berresford's, Cheddleton. Rear view of, on the right HG2302, a Leyland Titan TD3c with Park Royal body, new to Burnley, Colne & Nelson (57) in 1933, and aquired in 1949.
Photo taken March 1973, Berresford's Premises, near Cheddleton
2. HG2302
Berresford's, Cheddleton. On the left is HG2302, a Leyland Titan TD3c with Park Royal body, new to Burnley, Colne & Nelson (57) in 1933, and aquired in 1949. On the right, RJ6628, an AEC Regent 0661 with Metro-Cammell H26/22R body, new to Salford Corporation (155) in 1937, and acquired in 1951.
Photo taken March 1973, Berresford's Premises, near Cheddleton
3. RJ6628
Berresford's, Cheddleton. On the left is HG2302, a Leyland Titan TD3c with Park Royal body, new to Burnley, Colne & Nelson (57) in 1933, and aquired in 1949. On the right, RJ6628, an AEC Regent 0661 with Metro-Cammell H26/22R body, new to Salford Corporation (155) in 1937, and acquired in 1951.
Photo taken March 1973, Berresford's Premises, near Cheddleton
4.
Berresford's, Cheddleton former Bury Corporation Leyland TD7 with Northern Counties body. Believed here to be withdrawn (!).
Photo taken March 1973, Berresford's Premises, near Cheddleton
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Berresford's, Cheddleton Leyland PD1 with Alexander (to Leyland design) H30/26R body, new to Accrington Corporation in 1946/47.
Photo taken March 1973, Berresford's Premises, near Cheddleton
6. GTD487
Berresford's, Cheddleton 34, GTD487, a Leyland Titan PD1 with Alexander (to Leyland design) H30/26R body, new to Accrington Corporation (107) in 1946, acquired in 1959 and withdrawn in 1964.
Photo taken March 1973, Berresford's Premises, near Cheddleton
7. AJX369
Berresford's, Cheddleton 40, AJX369, an AEC Regent III 9612E with Park Royal H33/26R body, new to Halifax J.O.C. (243) in 1948, withdrawn in 1960, and acquired via the dealer A.M.C.C, London in 1961.
Photo taken August 1974, Berresford's Premises, near Cheddleton
8. DJA188
Berresfords Motors of Cheddleton, Staffordshire, DJA188, an all Leyland PD2/1 from 1949.
Photo taken May 1968, Hanley Bus Station
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Another view to add to the growing collection of shots taken at Berresford's, Cheddleton. This is taken earlier than those uploaded so far, and as can be seen was taken on an enthusiasts' tour (West Yorkshire Information Service in this case).
Photo taken Sunday 26 May 1968, Berresford's Yard, near Cheddleton
10. KXW75
Berresford's, Cheddleton KXW75, a Leyland 7RT with Metro-Cammell H30/26R body, new to London Transport (RTL725) in 1950.
Photo taken March 1973, Berresford's Premises, near Cheddleton
11. STC488
Berresford's, Cheddleton. On the left a former Sheffield Leyland PS1, on the right STC488 (the '8' is missing from the registration plate) - an AEC Regal IV 9822S with Transun body new to Bracewell's of Colne.
Photo taken 1976, Berresford's Premises, near Cheddleton
12. EDB541
Among others, Berresfords EDB541 & EDB544, 1951 Leyland PD2/1 with Leyland H30/26R bodies formerly Stockport 287 and 290.
Photo taken Thursday 20 January 1983, Berresfords Depot, Cheddleton
13. EDB541
On the right is former Stockport Leyland H30/26R bodied Leyland Titan PD2/1 287, EDB541, one of a large batch of identical buses puchased by Berresfords in 1970 andseen dumped amongst similar vehicles at the rear of Cheddleton depot in May 1981.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1981, Berresfords Depot, near Cheddleton
14. EDB946
From the large batch of ex Stockport Leyland H30/26R bodied Leyland Titan PD2/1s purchased by Berresfords from Stockport, 292 EDB546 is seen dumped in the yard at Cheddleton in May 1981.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1981, Berresfords Depot, near Cheddleton
15. HD8543
Berresford's, Cheddleton HD8543, a Leyland/MCW Olympic HR44 with Weymann B42F body, new to Yorkshire W.D. (689) in 1951.
Photo taken March 1973, Berresford's Premises, near Cheddleton
16. NSG869
Albion Motors built the lightweight Nimbus in the fifties. NSG869 was originally a demonstrator with a body built by Scottish Omnibuses. It ran for many years in the fleet of Berresfords of Cheddleton in whose livery it is seen here.
Photo taken Sunday 21 June 2009, Chatsworth
17. 704AEH
Berresford's, Cheddleton 704AEH, a Leyland Titan PD3/4 with Metro-Cammell H31/35F body, new to PMT (H704) in 1957.
Photo taken Winter 1975/76, Berresford's Garage, Cheddleton, Staffs
18. 704AEH
Former PMT H704, 704AEH, a 1957 Leyland Titan PD3/4 with MCW body is seen after sale to Berresfords of Cheddleton.
Photo taken 1976, Berresford's Garage, near Cheddleton, Staffs
19. 704AEH
Berresfords purchased a pair of 1957 Metro Cammell H37/31F bodied Leyland PD3/4 from Potteries in 1973. One of them was former Potteries 704, 704AEH seen here in the yard at Cheddleton in May 1981.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1981, Berresfords Depot, near Cheddleton
20. OCS70
Berresford's OCS70 started life as Western SMT B1566 in June 1960 and was originally H33/27RD on the Bristol LD6G chassis. Converted to a recovery vehicle by Western and numbered 7060, this image scanned from a print was taken by my brother possibly on the same May 1981 trip as my other images.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1981, Berresfords Depot, near Cheddleton
21. 1013MW
Possibly Berresfords first and for quite a while only rear engined double decker was 1013MW a 1962 Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Weymann L39/34F bodywork new to Silver Star but coming to Berresfords from Super Coaches of Upminster in 1967.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1981, Berresfords Depot, Cheddleton
22. KEK739
Berresford purchased nine Leyland Titan PD2A/27 from Greater Manchester in 1975/6 with two different body makes. KEK739 ex GM 3255 had Massey bodywork and is seen at the Cheddleton depot in March 1978.
Photo taken Sunday 26 March 1978, Berresfords Depot, Cheddleton
23. KEK745
The second bodybuilder from the batch of nine Leyland Titan PD2A/27 Berresfords purchased from GM Buses was Northern Counties whose H37/27F bodywork is seen on KEK745, originally from Wigan and subsequently GM Buses 3265.
Photo taken Sunday 26 March 1978, Berresfords Depot, Cheddleton
24. VDB930
Berresfords purchased five of these AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Willowbrook bodywork. Two of these, VDB925 and VDB930 were B53F and came from GM Buses 925 or in the case of VDB930 Trent 373.
Photo taken 1980, Hanley Bus Station
25. VDB940
Not the best of images, but Berresfords VDB940 a former North Western via GM Buses (940) Willowbrook DP51F bodied AEC Reliance 2U3RA is seen outside the depot of the associated Byrnes of Leek depot.
Photo taken Sunday 26 March 1978, Byrnes Depot, Leek
26. VDB943
Three of the AEC Reliance 2U3RA Willowbrook saloons that came from GM buses and Trent had DP51F bodywork. VDB943 came from GM buses and is seen at Cheddleton depot with Bedford YRQ Duple C45F.
Photo taken Sunday 26 March 1978, Berresfords Depot, Cheddleton
27. WCS196
Berresford's, Cheddleton WCS196, an AEC Regent V 2D2RA with Strachan H35/28RD body, new to A1 (Kerr & Linney), Ardrossan in 1963.
Photo taken 1976, Berresford's Premises, near Cheddleton
28. AEL173B
A trio of ex Bournemouth Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1 with Weymann H43/31F bodywork came to Berresfords and the associated Stoniers fleets in 1980. Two were at Berresfords, AEL173B and AEL178B and the former is seen on the forecourt of Cheddleton depot on 10 May 1981
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1981, Berresfords Depot, Cheddleton
29. AFN598B
Berresford purchased a selection of vehicles from East Kent between 1977 and 1979. One of these was AFN598B and AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Park Royal C49F bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1981, Berresfords Depot, Cheddleton
30. BTV404B
Berresfords BTV404B a 1964 Leyland Atlantean PDR1/2 with Northern Counties H44/33F bodywork originally Nottingham 404.
Photo taken Saturday 27 June 1981, Rhyl Promenade
31. KJA271F
Berresfords former North Western/SELNEC RESL6G/Marshall B43F presumably 271, KJA271F, plus a former Rochdale/SELNEC AEC Swift/Pennine of the 34-37 batch
Photo taken Thursday 20 January 1983, Berresfords Depot, Cheddleton
32. LAK287G
Berresfords LAK287G, a 1968 Leyland Atlantean PDR1/3/MCW H44/33F originally Bradford 287.
Photo taken Thursday 20 January 1983, Berresfords Depot, Cheddleton
33. JPA179K
Berresfords JPA179K a 1972 AEC Reliance 6U2R/Park Royal DP45F originally Green Line RP79.
Photo taken May 1983, Buxton Road, Great Moor, Stockport
34. JPA179K
Berresfords acquired a trio of London Country RP class AEC Reliance 6U2R's in 1980/81. Two of them (JPA14K/JPA159K) had DP49F bodywork by Park Royal but JPA179K the former RP79 had been downseated to DP45F.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1981, Berresfords Depot, near Cheddleton
35. LRE649K
Berresford purchased a selection of vehicles from East Kent between 1977 and 1979. One of these was AFN598B and AEC Reliance 2U3RA with Park Royal C49F bodywork.
Photo taken Sunday 10 May 1981, Berresfords Depot, Cheddleton
36. TDK544K
Berresfords continued purchasing vehicles from GM Buses, including TDK544K one of three AEC Swift 2MP2R with Pennine B42D bodywork acquired in 1981.
Photo taken Saturday 10 January 1987, Longton
37. RRF232L
A slightly newer than normal vehicle in order to show the livery of Byrnes of Leek, a company acquired by Berresfords in 1960. A number of coaches were maintained in Byrne's blue livery and RRF232L a 1973 Plaxton C53F bodied Bedford YRT is seen in the coach park at Blackpool in October 1982.
Photo taken Oct 1982, Blackpool Coach Park