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Park Coachways of West Vale near Halifax 7069YG, a Bedford SB5 with Plaxton Embassy C41F body, new to A. & J.R. Davison of Brighouse in 1961.
Acquired by Park Coachways in 1968, it seems likely that they simply overpainted Davison's blue areas with their own red - the grey being just a fraction darker than their shade. Seen outside their Brow Bridge premises in West Vale in 1971, it was withdrawn in 1975 and sold to Norman Boyes of Low Moor near Bradford.
A matter of complete trivia here, but the style of prefabricated garage in the background beyond the parked cars used to be a very familiar site on driveways and bits of spare land around the Halifax area. With their distinctively shaped windows and 'sunrays' wooden trim above the door they were manufactured by C & R Construction of Queensbury. There are still a few up and down the district - mostly now rotting badly with doors hanging off, thick moss on the roofs and shattered asbestos panels!
Photo taken by John Stringer, Thursday 11 March 1971, Park Coachways' Garage, Brow Bridge, West Vale near Halifax
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