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Imagine turning into work on a morning like this. Its enough to make you want to turn round and return straight back home! But bus drivers are a resilient bunch and wheels must keep turning. One bus has managed to leave the depot, climb the incline out of Low Fold Garage at Horsforth and reach the main A65 (New Road Side) to make its way to the pick-up point for one of the many workers contracts or school services that Independent/Edwards Coachways did.
One of the founders of Independent Coachways, Tony Edwards left the company in 1980 to commence Edwards Coachways, only to return in January 1983 and the two fleets intigrated running out of the Horsforth depot of Independent.

Seen here are the two shades of brown (Edwards SD/coach livery) on 39, AAH736J an ex-Eastern Counties RE/ECW and the blue of Edwards double decker 35 (MTO133F) Fleetline/NCME formerly with Nottingham Corporation. The familiar green/black and white Independent colours features on Ailsa/Alexander 'deckers 25-27 (GCN1-3N), which were purchased from Tyne & Wear PTE. The Ford/Plaxton single decker is 40, SKO273R oriiginally with Maidstone & District.

The bus depot closed on 30 April 2011 and is now let out as units renamed Low Fold Business Park owned by J & L Marshall (Builders).

Photo taken by Barry Rennison, Tuesday 24 January 1984, Low Fold Garage, New Road Side, Horsforth, Leeds

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