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In the summer of 1962 my parents took us for a holiday in North Devon. A short bus ride from our caravan camp was Ilfracombe and it was here that I was able to photograph this Midland Red CL3 in its 'one year only' light stone livery. No 4207, UHA207, was parked on the quay at Ilfracombe whilst on one of the Company's luxury Coach Cruises.
All of the CL3s carried this light stone livery in 1962, their first year of operation, but this was such a radical departure from the traditional red and black coach livery that it was dropped after this first year.
4207 was new in 1954 and had a BMMO designed centre entrance body by Willowbrook. In the winter of 1961/2 sixteen C3s received a new 36 seat Plaxton body and two years later one more was so converted. Prior to conversion 4207 was a Kidderminster vehicle; as seen at the date of this photograph her home garage was Oldbury where she remained for the rest of the year. Withdrawn in February 1971 she passed through several Midlands owners before moving to Ireland and being re-registered WAI654.
Photo taken by Bernard Warr, Tuesday 12 June 1962, Ilfracombe
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