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West Yorkshire RCC SWX961F (SRG53) was a Bristol RELL6G with an ECW B53F body, dating from 1968.
This rather poor photo was recently rediscovered. It shows the bus having just arrived off service 36 from Harrogate (and Ripon?) at about 6.30pm to take up private hire duty to transport work colleagues and friends to my 21st birthday party at the erstwhile Stoney Lea Hotel, Ilkley. It was reasonably easy to be in the city to join the bus, but I dread to think how many managed to get home after midnight. All I do remember was a couple of mates asking to be dropped off at Horsforth Ring Road so they could walk about 3 miles back to Bramley! My actual birthday was a Monday, but I'm pretty sure the party was on the Friday before. Happy times!
Photo taken by Paul Haywood, Friday 21 June 1968, Cookridge Street, Leeds
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