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Trent BRC 407 fleet number 1207, a 1950 AEC Regent with Willowbrook 56 seat body, seen in an embarrassing position on its side in some allotments at Swanwick on the Derby to Alfreton service.

How it quite got there is a mystery, it must have virtually 'leapt' over the hedge. Trent fitters are seen on the right ready to recover, is that a police Wolseley 6/80 just showing on the extreme left?

In the second photo it is now back on its feet, the damage appears to be superficial with some panel replacements and a new offside front wing repair or replacement. The chap on the right is Eddie Hazelhurst who at the time of this recovery job was the garage foreman at Uttoxeter New Road depot Derby. When I started my apprenticeship in April 1962 he was Central Works Superintendent.

1207 was repaired and was withdrawn in April 1964 being sold to Frank Cowley and sold onto Hoyle & Son Wombwell for scrap.

Photographer unknown, Alan Hiley Collection, 12/13 March 1954, The Delves, Swanwick

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Photo ref: tt1207. Page and photo added December 2018
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