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Roseland Motors (G A Morse & Son) of Veryan operated ABE542B, a Bedford VAS1 with Duple Bella Vista C29F bodywork which had been new in 1964 to Sheffield of Cleethorpes. It passed to Marfleet's Coaches of Binbrook. It was withdrawn by Marfleet's in 1971 and subsequently acquired by Roseland. It is seen parked at the back of what was then the independent bus station in Truro.
Roseland Motors operated from Truro to Veryan and Portloe, via Tregony and the delightfully named Bessibeneath, between two and four times per day according to the day of the week. Today services between Truro and the beautiful Roseland peninsula are in the hands of Western Greyhound. Tregony and Bessibeneath now enjoy an hourly service with alternate buses then operating to Portloe and Veryan or St Mawes via Gerrans and St Just-in-Roseland. The St Mawes leg even has a two-hourly service on a Sunday now and the green Western Greyhound vehicles must evoke the spirits of the 60s and earlier when Western National service 51 served the peninsula from an outstation at Portscatho.
Photo taken by Alan Hall, mid 1970s, Truro, The Green
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