ASTON'S COACHES (MARTON) LTD

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Last updated 31 December 2016

HUJ 997 was a Foden with a Whitson observation coach body, new to Salopia in 1952. It reached
Aston's in 1961 and stayed with them for a couple of years. Photo from David Aston.

These pages have been created in association with David Aston, and are intended to convey a brief history of the company ASTON'S COACHES (MARTON) LTD. and a list of the vehicles they operated. David has compiled much more information about the firm and you should contact him if you wish to delve further. He is always keen to hear of any more vehicles that were in the huge fleet, so if you can add any additional data please give him a call.


HISTORY OF THE COACH COMPANY 1946-1970

The company was founded by Harry Robert Aston around 1949-50 in Marton, Warwickshire, initially trading as H.R.Aston Esq, later becoming Aston's Coaches (Marton) Ltd Company No.00537357. A separate associate company was formed in 1961, Aston's of Marton (Warwickshire) Ltd, Company No.00700269.

Harry Aston started his career repairing motorcycles firstly in premises in St Pauls Road, Coventry and subsequently in Tile Hill Lane, Coventry before World War 2. He was a founder member of Aston's of Coventry who were car dealers in Gosford Street, Coventry immediately after the war.

The original coach company started trading from the petrol station at Marton (formerly known as Bridge Garage Marton) in 1949-50, and the one-acre field opposite was purchased for £50 around 1952-53. Planning permission was a huge problem but was eventually granted after going to the High Court in London. It was proven in the 1920s that the site had housed travellers' caravans and vehicles had been scrapped there. The twin-bayed garage was built using breeze blocks and the roof from two RAF Nissen huts. It was built to house two double decker buses, one bay had a maintenance pit.

Around 1953 Henry Bowen and Harry Aston entered into a partnership known as PVD (Marton) to buy and sell coaches. This partnership was short-lived but dissolved amicably as the two mens' business philosophies were not compatible. Henry Bowen wanted to buy volume, Harry Aston preferred to buy lower volume. Henry then went on to form Passenger Vehicle Disposals and Fleet Car Sales in Dunchurch, Warwickshire. A close trading relationship was formed with Passenger Vehicle Disposals and Fleet Car Sales. Many of the coaches came from PVD Ltd.

The trading operations of the company were coach trips to the popular seaside venues particularly Hunstanton and Morecambe Bay. Transport to local factories, particularly to Armstrong Siddeley at Baginton. Coaches, lorries and cars were bought and sold. As well as this, considerable numbers of old vehicles were bought to be scrapped, hence the huge number of tyres in the pictures. As well as operating from the Marton site, vehicles were stored at Willoughby House, Willoughby, Warwickshire.

Many vehicles were hired out on long term contracts for the transport of workers to sites; well known customers were Turriff Construction of Warwick, Commando Cleaning Services, John Laing and Shand. It is not absolutely clear with some vehicles whether they belonged to Aston's and were hired, or bought by the construction companies and serviced by Aston's.

When the M1 motorway was being built, old coaches were on long term contracts to Laing's to transport workers around the various sites. Some of the site managers were renting rooms at Willoughby House. Coaches transporting workers to the local factories would often be parked up in the local villages, where the drivers lived; often the driver would actually work at the factory that the coach went into and make a round trip. The vehicle would only go back to the garage for maintenance and servicing.

Harry Aston had a fondness for the unusual vehicles of the era, hence the purchase of the Leyland Panda, three of the twenty Crellin Duplex coaches, one of the two Rutland Clippers and one of three Rolls Royce Harringtons. He also had a fondness for Fodens and observation coaches and acquired a number of these. Some of these vehicles would have been an operational nightmare to keep on the road and certainly not commercially viable. The fleet has been described as an eclectic and eccentric collection of vehicles.

In 1964 the company bought a brand new Bedford VAL coach with bodywork by Harrington's of Hove, Sussex, and this cost around £5000. It was bought primarily for the popular seaside tours.

During the 1960s Harry Aston suffered from ill health and in 1968 died; as a result, the company was wound down after his death. The coaches were sold, the Marton site cleared, any old vehicles scrapped and eventually the company closed completely in 1970. The site was sold to William Aston who rented it out to Marton Motor and Caravans Services and various car sales companies. The site was sold to Mainline Timber in 2011


THE FLEET (Known Vehicles)

AEC

OUB 418 was an AEC Regal IV with Plaxton Venturer coachwork new to Heaps Tours, Leeds in 1951.
It is seen here at Aston's premises in October 1964. Photo by kind permission of Colin Ludford.

Registration / Chassis Type & number / Body number & details / Rebodied (if appplic.) / New to / To Astons / Disposal

FS 8568, AEC Regal 4 O642099 / Burlingham B34R, rebodied 3470 Alexander C35F in 1948. July 1934 SMT B108.

WS 4484, AEC Regal I O6621666 / 1347 Alexander C32F, rebodied 3503 Alexander C30F in 1949. June 1935 Scottish Motor Traction B136. To Astons 12/60, hired to Turriff Construction 4/61 to 12/62. Last licenced 8/64, scrapped 1965.
WS 4490, AEC Regal I O6621669 / 1369 Alexander C32F, rebodied 3492 Alexander C30F in 1949. June 1935 Scottish Motor Traction B142. With Christiani-Shand 4/62. To Aston by 3/65 and scrapped.
WS 4502, AEC Regal I O6621688 / 1361 Alexander C32F, rebodied 3461 Alexander C35F in 1948. June 1935 Scottish Motor Traction B154. To Astons 12/60, hired to Turriff Construction 3/62 to 8/64. Derelict by 8/64 and presumed scrapped.
WS 4513, AEC Regal I O6621660 / Cowieson B34R, rebodied 3466 Alexander C35F in 1948. June 1935 Scottish Motor Traction B165. With Christiani-Shand 4/62. To Aston by 3/65 and presumed scrapped.
CXD 358, AEC Regal I O6621824 / Harrington C33F. Apr 1936 Timpson's, London. Sold 1/49 to Davis Luxury Coaches, London. Withdrawn 10/53. To Neasham Motors, Darlington, to Cosy Coaches, Meadowfield 4/55, withdrawn 5/56. To Aston 7/56 and later scrapped.
ESC 460, AEC Regal I O6624425 / 42509 Duple C35F. Mar 1947 SMT 315. To Aston 6/62, hired to Turriff Construction 7/62 to 10/62, to Lehane, Mackenzie & Shand 10/62. Presumed scrapped at Aston's post-1962.
ESC 463, AEC Regal I O6624430 / 42512 Duple C35F. Mar 1947 SMT 318. To Aston 6/62, hired to Turriff Construction 7/62 to 12/62, to Lehane, Mackenzie & Shand 12/62. Presumed scrapped at Aston's post-1962.
BAG 69, AEC Regal I O6624545 / Burlingham B36F. May 1946 Western SMT 271. To Alexander & Tatham, Brimington 1959, to Armstrong-Whitworth 5/60. To Aston c1961, to Mitchell (contractor), Peterborough 11/61. To Hibbens, Ramsey, last licenced 11/63 and scrapped.
VS 4360, AEC Regal I O6624597 / 261(6) Burlingham B36F. May 1946 Greenock Motor Services. To Western SMT 11/49 and reseated B38F. To Millburn Motors (dealer), Glasgow 7/60 to Mitchell, Luthermuir 7/60. To Armstrong Whitworth, Baginton 6/61. To Aston 6/62.
FWX 855, AEC Regal I O6624723 / 45162 Duple 'A' C33F. Mar 1947 Ripponden & District. To Taylor's Coaches, Sowerby Bridge 7/49, to Comberhill Motors (dealer), Wakefield 11/49, to Thornton, Bingley 11/49, to Yeates (dealer), Loughborough 3/59. To Aston 3/59 and presumed scrapped.
JKM 461, AEC Regal I O6625184 / 511 Beadle C32F. Jan 1949 Maidstone & District CO61. To Fleet Car Sales, Dunchurch 8/61, to Hawker Siddeley Aviation 3/62, still with them 5/64. To Aston 1964, to Shand (contractor), Envil Common 7/64.

KKK 834, AEC Regal III 6821A038 / 410 Harrington C32F, Nov 1948 Maidstone & District CO95. To Fleet Car Sales, Dunchurch 9/61. To Whitworth-Gloster 8/62. To Aston 10/65 for scrap.
KKK 837, AEC Regal III 6821A077 / 409 Harrington C32F, Nov 1948 Maidstone & District CO94. To Fleet Car Sales, Dunchurch 9/61, to Whitworth-Gloster 11/61. With Aston by 10/65, derelict.
KKK 854, AEC Regal III 6821A051 / 627 Harrington FC32F, Nov 1949 Maidstone & District CO115. To Fleet Car Sales, Dunchurch 8/62, to Tilley, St.Albans 8/62, to LCM (dealer) 9/63. At Astons 10/63 but reason unknown.
EJB 650, AEC Regal III 6821A420 / 45370 Duple 'A' C33F, Sept 1948 Newbury & District 69 (became part of Thames Valley in 1950 and re-assigned to South Midland as 69). Still in service 1957, withdrawn 1958. To Astons c1958?, to Dickson, Stoke Mandeville, to Edmunds, Rassau.
GBU 94, AEC Regal III 9621E974 / 55198 Duple FC33C. May 1950 Happiways Tours, Oldham. KW Services, Daventry by 7/58, to Aston 5/61. With a Coventry contractor 3/64. Derelict 7/65.
GCY 445, AEC Regal III 9621E1162 / 7111 Windover FC30F, 1950 South Wales 1018. To Fleet Car Sales, Dunchurch 7/59. To Aston 7/60, to Bexon, Nuthall 8/60, to Frost Western Coney 2/61. Scrapped 2/63.
GCY 447, AEC Regal III 9621E1164 / 7113 Windover FC30F, 1950 South Wales 1020. To Fleet Car Sales, Dunchurch 7/59. To Aston 7/60, to Oak Park Secondary School, Havant by 6/64.

WKM 358, Beadle AEC rebuild JCB667 / Beadle C37C, built Dec 1955 using parts of AEC Regal III 6821A054 / Harrington C31F, new Apr 1949 to Maidstone & District as CO76 (KKK 815), renumbered CO358 when rebuilt. To Transport (Passenger Equipments), Macclesfield 1/65. To Tarmac, Wolverhampton by 3/66, to Aston 2/67, scrapped 8/68.

OUB 418, AEC Regal IV 9821E292 / 1262 Plaxton Venturer C41C. May 1951 Heaps, Leeds. To Hobsons, Sheffield 5/59, to Hylton & Dawson, Glenfield 7/59. To Astons 4/64, presumed scrapped at Astons by 3/69.
GNV 860, AEC Regal IV 9821E460 / 257 Yeates C37C. June 1951 K.W.Services A7, Daventry. To Astons 6/61 and immediately to Turriff, Warwick. Scrapped by 9/70.
NKH 1, AEC Regal IV 9821E473 / 1840 Plaxton C41C. June 1952 Silverwing, Hull. To Baxter, Hanley 1955, To Potteries Motor Traction C505 1959. To dealer in Salford 1963, to Richardson (dealer), Hartwell. To Astons 3/66, last licenced 3/67.
KVC 898, AEC Regal IV 9821E554 / 4900 Burlingham Seagull C37C, rebodied Trans United C41C (second-hand) 4/58, June 1951 BTS Motorways, Coventry. To Mills & Seddon, Farnworth 4/58. Astons 6/61, to Garvin, Littleborough 1/62.
GFR 795, AEC Regal IV 9822S1446 / Trans United C41C, rebodied 5483 ECW C39F (second-hand) 4/57. July 1953 Jackson, Blackpool. To Howells & Withers, Pontllanfraith 12/53. To Griffin & Richardson, Hartwell 2/64. To Astons 4/66 for spares, but reportedly was last licenced in Northants 1972.

MFD 643, AEC Regent O6613581/189 / N.Counties H56R, rebuilt 287 Yeates Mk.2 FC37F in 1952 for Davenport, Netherton. Originally 1935 Cardiff 13? (as KG 5005). To Astill & Jordan, Ratby 12/58. To Aston 5/64, to Faherty, Moycullen, Eire 10/64. Scrapped by 1970.
FTO 612, AEC Regent O6616471 / MCCW H28/26R. July 1939 Nottingham Corpn 29. To Springfield Metals, Worsley 9/56, to Paramount Coachways, Preston 2/57. With Astons by 7/59.
JFC 784, AEC Regent O6617007 / B6182 Park Royal H28/24R. Feb 1940 Oxford D154. To Paramount Coachways, Preston 2/57. To Aston 2/60.
MWL 962, AEC Regent II O6617902 / M3562 Weymann H30/26R. 1948 Oxford H328. Still in service 1957, gone by 1963. To Smith, Long Itchington. To Astons 6/64, to Limmer & Trinidad asphalt 6/64. To Hadsphaltic 12/64. Scrapped by 12/65.
EWN 342, AEC Regent II O6618063 / M3309 Weymann L27/26R. 1948 South Wales 288. To Fleet Car Sales, Dunchurch 1960. To Armstrong-Whitworth, Baginton 1961. To Aston 12/63 and scrapped.
EWN 343, AEC Regent II O6618064 / M3318 Weymann L27/26R. 1948 South Wales 289. To Fleet Car Sales, Dunchurch 1960. To Armstrong-Whitworth, Baginton 1961. To Aston 1963 and scrapped.
EWN 347, AEC Regent II O6618066 / M3308 Weymann L27/26R. 1948 South Wales 293. To Fleet Car Sales, Dunchurch 1960. To Armstrong-Whitworth, Baginton 1961. To Aston 1963, to Mitchell Construction 6/64.

NKT 941, Beadle AEC rebuild JCB170 / C363 Beadle C35F (using parts of Regent O6613623, M&D DH322 of 1935). May 1951 Maidstone & District CO213. To B39F 10/54 and renumbered SO82. To KW Services, Daventry 1961. To Aston 6/61, hired to Turriff Construction 9/61 to 8/63. To Granville, Grimsby 8/63.
NKT 947, Beadle AEC rebuild JCB176 / C369 Beadle C35F (using parts of Regent O6613565, M&D DH315 of 1935). May 1951 Maidstone & District CO219. To B39F 11/54 and renumbered SO88. To KW Services, Daventry 1961. To Aston 6/61, hired to Turriff Construction 9//61 to 1962. To Plastows (Collett's), Wheatley 12/63. To Bilton (contractor), London 2/64. Used on a tour by Reading University 1//65. Derelict at Beacons Bottom, High Wycombe 8/66.

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Albion

Registration / Chassis Type & number / Body number & details / Rebodied (if appplic.) / New to / To Astons / Disposal

BV 3506, Albion Valiant SpPV70 11510B / East Lancs? C32F. June 1934 East Lancs, Blackburn. The Betterway Bus Service, Billingborough, Lincs 12/36, to Delaine No.21, Bourne 1/37. To Aston 2/51. Last licenced by Astons 10/53, presumed then scrapped.

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Atkinson

Registration / Chassis Type & number / Body number & details / Rebodied (if appplic.) / New to / To Astons / Disposal

CCW 708, Atkinson PM746H Alpha FC3233 / Trans United C41C. Mar 1954 Bracewells, Colne. To Pride of the Wolds, Caistor 11/61, to G.Hall, Markfield 9/62. To Aston 9/64, to Leach (contractor), Yeading by 7/67, last licenced 7/67.

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Austin

This Austin K8 was built as staff transport for aircraft manufacturer Armstrong-Whitworth at Coventry
Airport. It was retired after a decade and ended up at Aston's. Photo by kind permission of Tony Higgins.

Registration / Chassis Type & number / Body number & details / Rebodied (if appplic.) / New to / To Astons / Disposal

JFC 12, Austin K3 CL 1332 / 1553 Burlingham C26F. Aug 1939 South Midland Motor Services 23, Oxford. Withdrawn 1948, in Wiltshire 6/58. To D.H.G.Bissell, London NW3, last licenced to them 6/57. To Aston 6/57.
AEC 195, Austin K4 CXB / 178145 Kenex C32F. Mar 1951 Mallinson, Windermere. To Lee, Southport 5/54, to Sportsman, Whitson 5/58, to Eagle, Huyton 8/58, Withdrawn 9/59. Later to Aston.
KAC 991, Austin K8VVC PSV 13107 based on 25cwt van / unknown FC18F. Aug 1950 Armstrong-Whitworth (later Hawker Siddeley), Baginton. To Aston by the 1960s.
LUE 268, Austin K8 PSV based on 25cwt van / unknown C???. 1951 Midland Auto Car, Leamington Spa. Central Psychiatric Hospital (staff transport), Hatton, Warwickshire Dec 1951. To Aston at unknown date.
MNX 867, Austin K8 / unknown FB14C. July 1952, Warwickshire? At Aston at unknown date.

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Bedford

In 1964 a great leap forward was made when Aston's bought a brand new Bedford VAL with a Harrington Legionnaire body for £5,000
primarily for the popular seaside tours. It is seen here with Harry Aston (right) and John Wilcox who drove it most of the time.

Registration / Chassis Type & number / Body number & details / Rebodied (if appplic.) / New to / To Astons / Disposal

DAD 744, Bedford WTB 1510 / 5348/2 Duple Hendonian C26F. July 1938 L.M.Norton, Lechlade. To Harvey, Chedworth 6/56. To Aston 6/64 for spares.

LRE 138, Bedford OWB 24490 / 39126 Duple B32F. Jan 1945 Worthington Tours 70, Birmingham. To Turriff Construction, Warwick 12/54. To Aston for spares 6/58.

URE 262, Bedford PM 19550 / Willenhall C31F. Oct 1946 chassis fitted experimentally with halfcab / forward control body 6/50. Tindall, Mile Oak. To Aston. With Bennett, Fraddon 1956.

LUB 500, Bedford OB 67972 / 654 Plaxton FC30F. Feb 1948 Midgeley, Leeds. As Aston's yard for two years.
AEP 76, Bedford OB 69878 / T214 Mulliner B31F. Feb 1948 Wilsons Coaches, Welshpool. To B28F 6/54 and withdrawn. To Smith, Thurmaston, to Armstrong Whitworth c1956. To Aston by 12/63.
HNP 235, Bedford OB / Nudd & Lockyer C30F. Mar 1949 Silver Wings, Amblecote. At Hardwick (Glider), Bilston 6/53. To Astons for spares / scrap by 6/64.
JEL 276, Bedford OB 101966 / C147 Beadle B20F, to B27F in 1952. May 1949 Hants & Dorset 981 (to 562 in 1950). Withdrawn 1957. To Aston 4/58. Re-engined and sold as a mobile shop 9/58. Scrapped by 1/70.
JEL 580, Bedford OB 105905 / C159 Beadle B20F, to B28F in 1952. May 1949 Hants & Dorset 986 (to 567 in 1950). Withdrawn 1957. 1957 to 12/58 used as crewroom during rebuild of Bournemouth bus station. At Aston without engine 4/59, presumed scrapped.
FBL 401, Bedford OB 108784 / 44489 Duple Vista C29F. Jun 1949 Tappins, Wallingford. With Astons by 3/65.
JNX 197, Bedford OB 117803 / 54741 Duple Vista C29F. Oct 1949, Warwickshire? With Commando Industrial Services 1953. To Aston 1961, last licenced 1/68.
KEL 679, Bedford OB 142936 / 56156 Duple Vista C24F, to C20F in 1951. Sept 1950 Hants & Dorset 687. Withdrawn 1958. To Aston 4/58, to Fletcher, Knowle 1/59, to Gillett, Winchcombe 1/60, to Thomas, Glasbury-on-Wye 4/63, to Davies, Pantydwr 9/66, to Boyes, Wyke 7/70. Now preserved in Gloucestershire. ** SURVIVOR **

KMB 341, Bedford OYD Army lorry chassis 122/35141 new in 1942. Fitted with T290 Mulliner DP29F body July 1948 for Altrincham Coachways. To Milson, Coningsby 10/48. To Oxfordshire 1951, to T.H.Smith, Groby 5/51, to unknown, Monmouthshire by 7/51. To Aston 5/53, last licenced 7/58, presumed scrapped soon afterwards.

LLJ 70, Bedford SB 2874 / 1598 Plaxton Venturer C33F. Apr 1951 Maitland Excelsior, Lymington. To Chandler, Wantage 8/64 (still there 9/60). To Aston by 10/64. Broken for spares 1964.
PEH 653, Bedford SB 3921 / Plaxton Venturer C33F. Jan 1952 Cole (Sunbeam). To J.Ashton, St Helens, to Aston 1962. With Lens Coaches, Loughborough 11/63. Scrapped 9/66.
YNV 99, Bedford SB 5723 / Mulliner FB34F. 1951 Min. of Defence?. Registered in 1959, Northants. In use by Bryants (contractors), Birmingham 1959. To Aston 3/66. Last licenced 8/66 and scrapped soon after.
928 RTD, Bedford SB1 82380 / 7202 Burlingham Seagull C41F. Sept 1960 Williams, Boothtown. With Ingram & Williams, Kearsley 9/64. To Aston 7/66. To Handley Page Aircraft, Radlett 1967.
TFV 378, Bedford SB1 81319 / 7189 Burlingham C41F. May 1960 Whiteside, Blackpool. To H & I Wood (Kenmore), Standish 7/64, to Aston 2/68 withdrawn 12/68, to W.H.Lee, West Haddon 3/69, withdrawn 9/69. To Peterborough Engineering, Maxey, to Laing (contractor) as No.8934093 by 11/70. To Clapham Commercials, London 10/72 and to General Auctions, London 10/72 and bought by Wiffen Transport, London SW6. To another owner by 3/75.

69 FMF, Bedford A2 55780 / Spurling C21F. 1955 John Laing. To Aston 2/62, to Bromsgrove Scouts c1967.
??? ???E, Bedford J Series / minibus rebuilt by Aston 1967. To Commando Cleaning Services 1968.

375 RMM, Bedford CALV 'Dormobile/Utilabrake' / Martin Walter 11 seater. 1961 Middlesex? To Aston 1965. Last licenced by Aston in Apr 1966.
LWD 732E, Bedford CALV 'Dormobile/Utilabrake' / Martin Walter 11 seater. Apr 1967 New to Aston. Last licenced 5/67. Sold?

DRY 787C, Bedford VAS1 1959 / Reading C26F. June 1965 Enterprise, Leicester. To Aston 6/66, to Camping, Brighton 1/68. To Williams, Llandrindod Wells 3/68. With D&S Letherby, Trebariog, Wales 10/75, gone by 1/77.
AWD 217B, Bedford VAL14 1430 / 2998 Harrington Legionnaire II C52F. June 1964 New to Astons. Sold to Woods, Standish 1967. To Cass, Hull 6/73, withdrawn at depot 11/76. Loaned to preservationists c1981.

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Bristol

Registration / Chassis Type & number / Body number & details / Rebodied (if appplic.) / New to / To Astons / Disposal

JA 5592, Bristol JO5G 333 / 4442 ECW B31R, rebodied Brush B35R in 1946. 1937 North Western 792. Withdrawn 1954. To F.Cowley (dealer), Salford 7/57. With a contractor, Notts 3/58. Dates at Aston unknown.????

GL 6611, Bristol K5G 47057 / Bristol H30/26R. May 1939 Bath Tramways 3810. To open top 5/53 and renumbered 3616. Withdrawn and sold by North (dealer), Leeds to Southern Vectis as No.904 11/61. To Aston 4/63 and scrapped 12/63.
ERU 590, Bristol K5G 49031 / 6196 ECW L27/26R. May 1939 Hants & Dorset TD714 (to 1039 in 1950). Withdrawn 1958. To Aston 2/59, to Lehane, Mackenzie & Shand 5/59. Back at Aston 1960, last licenced 2/62, presumed withdrawn & scrapped.
APR 422, Bristol K5G 55024 / 6776 ECW L27/26R. May 1940 Hants & Dorset TD742 (to 1067 in 1950). Withdrawn 1958. To Aston 2/59. With Cubitt, Fitzpatrick & Shand (contractors), Doncaster by 10/59.
EDL 22, Bristol K5G 62129 / 1414 ECW L27/28R. May 1947 Southern Vectis 718. To Aston 1/61. On hire to Turriff Construction 2/62, last licenced 2/62. Back to Aston 7/62 and presumed scrapped.
EDL 23, Bristol K5G 62130 / 1415 ECW L27/28R. May 1947 Southern Vectis 719. To Aston 2/61 and straight to Turriff Construction on hire. Sold to Turriff 7/62 as non-runner. Presumed scrapped.
KHU 623, Bristol K5G 64027 / 1590 ECW L27/28R. 1947 Bristol Tramways L4102. Withdrawn 1959, to Say Coaches, Hardwicke, Glos 7/59. Withdrawn 5/60 and to Aston. To Wake, Sparkford 6/60. Scrapped 12/65.

EEL 806, Bristol L5G 46.16 / 687 Beadle B34F, rebodied 3315 ECW B35R in 3/49. Aug 1938 Hants & Dorset TS692 (to 744 in 1950). Withdrawn 9/58. To Aston 2/59.
CWY 960, Bristol L5G 48.008 / 6207 ECW B32F. Jan 1939 West Yorkshire 130 (became SG21 in 4/54). Withdrawn 8/55, to PVD Dunchurch and straight to Aston 2/56. To Lehane, Mackenzie & Shand,Matlock 9/59. Last licenced to Aston 12/61. At Hambleton's scrapyard, Searby 1963.
FLJ 428, Bristol L5G 52.001 / 812 Beadle B34F, rebodied ECW B35F 3/49. Feb 1940 Hants & Dorset TS801 (to 756 in 1950). Withdrawn 1958. To Aston 2/59. With contractor in Swindon 7/59. With Aston 2/60 and scrapped.
FLJ 429, Bristol L5G 52.002 / 813 Beadle B34F, rebodied 3421 ECW B35F 3/49. Feb 1940 Hants & Dorset TS802 (to 757 in 1950). Withdrawn 1958. To Aston 2/59. With Swanbrook, Cheltenham 7/62 for spares.
FLJ 433, Bristol L5G 52.006 / 817 Beadle B34F, rebodied 3422 ECW B35F 3/49. May 1940 Hants & Dorset TS806 (to 760 in 1950). Withdrawn 1958. To Aston 2/59. With Lehane, Mackenzie & Shand, working at Sheffield by 6/59. Back at Aston by 4/63 and scrapped.
FLJ 437, Bristol L5G 52.010 / 821 Beadle B34F, rebodied 3426 ECW B35F 3/49. May 1940 Hants & Dorset TS810 (to 764 in 1950). Withdrawn 1958. To Aston 2/59. Showman's van at Blackheath 3/64.
GKR 612, Bristol L5G 56.011 / Strachan UB35F, Dec 1941 Maidstone & District SO2. To Passenger Vehicle Disposals 10/55. To Aston 1956, derelict 8/60.
HDD 655, Bristol L6G 67.046 / 46103 Duple C30F. Mar 1948 Black & White B112. To Alexander & Tatham (dealer), Bretforton 1960. With Athelstan, Malmesbury 6/61. From Moseley (dealer), Loughborough to Aston 12/64. To Jack Saunders (haulage), Long Itchington. With Aston 4/65 and scrapped.
LFM 715, Bristol L5G 79.173 / 4560 ECW B35R. 1950 Crosville KG134 (to SLG134 in 1958). To F.Cowley (dealer), Dunchurch 10/66. To Aston 3/67. To Christiani-Shand (contractor), Derby as No.PY2754 in May 1967.
GDL 717, Bristol LL5G 81.172 / 4709 ECW B39R. Oct 1950 Southern Vectis 833. Withdrawn 2/63, to Aston 4/63 and straight to John Laing Construction as No.1038. To Clapham Commercials (dealer), Clapham 12/65.
GDL 718, Bristol LL5G 83.078 / 4710 ECW B39R. Nov 1950 Southern Vectis 834. Withdrawn 2/63, to Aston 4/63 and straight to John Laing Construction as No.1039. Number changed to 8934008 1/66. To Clapham Commercials (dealer), Clapham 3/66, to J.Bone (dealer), Highwood 6/66 and scrapped.
FRP 832, Bristol LL6B 83.012 / 4930 ECW FC37F. Mar 1951 United Counties 832. To Thames Valley (South Midland fleet) as No.75 5/52. Withdrawn 1961. With Leavy & Conlon, Botley, Berks 1963. With Aston 3/67, still there 1968.

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Commer

Commer MTA 328 on "Station Bus" duties before its days at Aston. Photo by A.B.Cross, courtesy of WHOTT.

Registration / Chassis Type & number / Body number & details / Rebodied (if appplic.) / New to / To Astons / Disposal

CKT 653, Commer PN3 (or PN4) / ?? C20?. May 1936 Rapid Rover Coaches (Horace Cousens), Margate, Kent. Firm taken over by Harold 'Joe' Dineley, Margate c.1948. Withdrawn 4/48. To Aston c1951.
HKD 952, Commer Commando 17A0634 / Harrington C30F. Apr 1947 Toppings Super Coaches, Liverpool. To Pemberton, Upton 1/48, to Hobson, Golcar 1/50, to S.Jones & Son 6/51. To Aston and last licenced 9/58. Presumed scrapped.
FRY 81, Commer Q4 15B9070S / wartime lorry, rebodied Yeates C30F in 1948 for Yellow Bus Service, Middleton Cheney. Gone by 1956, to Aston by 6/53, withdrawn 1955 and to Sun Tan Tours, Jersey as J 1348 in 3/56. Derelict, Jersey by 1962 and scrapped by 1/70.
MTA 328, Commer Q2 24A0861 / Thomas B13F. August 1950 Devon. Mrs B A Hockings & Mrs T W Powlesland, Okehampton. To Martin Bros, Frome. H.Say, Gloucester. To Aston 6/59. To Chandler, Gloucester, last licenced 1/69.
1018 E, Commer Q2 13A8960S / wartime lorry, bodied Willenhall C14F in Apr 1953. Willenhall demonstrator. To West End Coaches, Leamington 12/53, to Aston 3/55. To Kynaston, Newton-le-Willows, to Dineley's Coaches, Margate.
SNN 257, Commer Avenger III T85A0031 / 2557 Plaxton Venturer III C41F. Mar 1955, Wrights, Newark. To Johnson, Leicester, to Lynch, Besthorpe. To Aston 10/67, to Hustlers Cars (as a transporter) 6/68 and last licenced 3/71.
PJW 33, Commer Avenger III T85A0173 / 2726 Plaxton C41F. July 1955 Don Everall, Wolverhampton. To Sylvia Coaches, Birmingham 1/57, to Milburn & Son, Gaerwen 7/59, to Jubilee Coaches, Birmingham 1/60, to C.L.Norman, Keynsham 4/61. To Staplefords, Markfield 6/64 as C35F. To Essex Coachways, London E15 6/67, to J.J.R.Coaches (Garratt), Leicester 9/67, withdrawn 11/67. To Aston 5/68. To Richards, Usk 3/69 for scrap.

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Crossley

Crossley KHO 178 was one of the unusual Crellin-Duplex coaches. It is seen here at
Aston's premises, probably in 1959. Picture by kind permission of Ivor Bowen.

Registration / Chassis Type & number / Body number & details / Rebodied (if appplic.) / New to / To Astons / Disposal

EUJ 468, Crossley SD42/7 97676 / 3411 Burlingham C33F. Aug 1948 Salopia 56, Whitchurch. To Aston at unknown date.
KHO 178, Crossley SD42/9 98545 / 6268 Mann Egerton Crellin-Duplex HD48F. May 1952 Creamline, Bordon. To Lees Motorways, Worksop 3/55, to Wesley, Stoke Goldington 1957. To Aston 2/59 and hired to Turriff Construction. Last licenced 8/60.
KHO 179, Crossley SD42/9 98548 / Mann Egerton Crellin-Duplex HD48F. May 1952 Creamline, Bordon. To Sherry, Cleveleys 6/55, to Thompson, Featherstone 9/55, to Williams & Davies, Southsea 7/56, to Wesley, Stoke Goldington 10/58. To Aston 2/59 and hired to Turriff Construction. Last licenced 11/60.

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Daimler

Registration / Chassis Type & number / Body number & details / Rebodied (if appplic.) / New to / To Astons / Disposal

KTC 984, Daimler CVD6 16370 / 50182 Duple C33F, rebuilt to CVG6 / Plaxton C35F at some point. Mar 1949 Broughton & Walker, Great Harwood. To Jeffs, Helmdon 3/64. To Astons 12/65, last licenced 3/67, derelict by 5/67.

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Dennis

Registration / Chassis Type & number / Body number & details / Rebodied (if appplic.) / New to / To Astons / Disposal

EXO 797, Lancet II 175542 / Duple FC33F. 1938 London. To Back, Whitney, to Aston 8/55 and straight to Branscombe, Brownheath.
ENR 771, Lancet II 175685 / Air Ministry van April 1939, rebodied Smith (Kettering) C35F Aug 1948 and registered ENR 771. N&S Coaches, Kibworth. Park & Bunty Motorways, Coventry 3/50, Gees Motors, Lutterworth 6/58, to Aston 11/58.
BTL 964, Lancet III 139J3 / Yeates C35F. Mar 1947 Reliance (Simmons) 23, Great Gonerby. To Grayscroft Coaches, Mablethorpe 3/58. To Aston 6/61 and straight to Turriff Construction. Returned to Aston 11/61 and presumed scrapped.
NHT 611, Lancet III 892J3A / Heaver FC35F. Aug 1950 Harveys Coaches, Chedworth. To Aston 7/62. With showman, Warwick by 6/63 and last licenced 6/63.

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Dodge

A row of five of the ex Maidstone & District Dodge 84 coaches, probably at the Five Oak Green yard of Clark's, Paddock Wood,
Kent around 1953, with GKL 780 in the foreground and a Dennis Ace at the far end. Photo: David Aston collection.

Registration / Chassis Type & number / Body number & details / Rebodied (if appplic.) / New to / To Astons / Disposal

DHP 686, Dodge SBF 749 / 5050 Duple C27F. Apr 1938 Godiva Coaches, Coventry. With Bunty Godiva Coaches, Coventry 1952. To Aston 1952, to Burton, Norwich 1954. Last licenced 1954.
GKL 769, Dodge 84 4843 / 9626 Duple C24F. Sept 1940 Maidstone & District TC1. Clark (dealer), Paddock Wood 5/53. To Aston by 4/54.
GKL 770, Dodge 84 4844 / 9627 Duple C24F. Sept 1940 Maidstone & District TC2. Clark (dealer), Paddock Wood 5/53. To Aston by 4/54.
GKL 771, Dodge 84 4851 / 9628 Duple C24F. Oct 1940 Maidstone & District TC3. Clark (dealer), Paddock Wood 5/53. To Aston by 4/54. Chassis and cab reported derelict at Weedon, Northants 8/70.
GKL 773, Dodge 84 4853 / 9630 Duple C24F. Oct 1940 Maidstone & District TC5. Clark (dealer), Paddock Wood 5/53. To Aston by 4/54.
GKL 775, Dodge 84 4855 / 9632 Duple C24F. Dec 1940 Maidstone & District TC8. Clark (dealer), Paddock Wood 5/53. To Aston by 4/54.
GKL 776, Dodge 84 4856 / 9633 Duple C24F. Dec 1940 Maidstone & District TC9. Clark (dealer), Paddock Wood 5/53. To Aston by 4/54.
GKL 780, Dodge 84 4860 / 9637 Duple C24F. Jan 1941 Maidstone & District TC7. Clark (dealer), Paddock Wood 5/53. To Aston by 4//54. Derelict at Aston by 5/57.

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Foden

Foden FHE 404 was a rare example with bodywork by the Barnsley British Cooperative (under the
name 'Unity'). Photo at Aston's premises in October 1964 by kind permission of Colin Ludford.

Registration / Chassis Type & number / Body number & details / Rebodied (if appplic.) / New to / To Astons / Disposal

FBU 457, Foden PVSC6 28754 / Whitson FC33F. July 1949 Happiways, Oldham> To Shearings, Manchester 5/54, to Mayfair, Liverpool 3/58, to Chapel End Coaches, Nuneaton 4/59, withdrawn 2/60 and to Turriff Construction, last licenced 5/62, to Aston and presumed scrapped.
JAC 356, Foden PVSC6 28774 / Associated Coach Builders C33F. July 1949 Lawrence, Stockingford. To Aston 11/61 and straight to Turriff Construction. Last Licenced 1/61 ???? Returned to Aston 1/62 ???? and scrapped.
GUN 60, Foden PVFE6 29660 / Associated Coach Builders C33F. June 1950 Thomas, Eglwysbach. To Owen, Holyhead 9/56, to Davies, Leeswood 6/58, withdrawn 2/60 and to Fleet Car Sales, Dunchurch. To Aston 2/61 and straight to Turriff Construction. Returned to Aston by 11/61 and presumably scrapped subsequently.
NBH 950, Foden PVSC6 30636 / Kenex FC39F. Jan 1951 London Road Coaches 2, Slough. To Philwyn Coaches, Woodley 6/58. To Aston 6/59, hired to Turriff Construction Feb-June 1962. Last licenced 7/62 and scrapped at Aston's 4/63.
JWY 999, Foden PVFE6 30672 / 219 Yeates FC39F. Mar 1951 Kitchin, Pudsey. To Greenacres Transport, Leigh 6/51, to Hilditch, Oldham 7/51, to Hughes (dealer), Bradford 5//54, to Pilot Coaches (Porritt and Wolstenholme) 5/54. To Bantam Coaches, Coventry 2/57, to Superb Coaches, Birmingham 2/57. To Aston 7/58, sold to Turriff Construction 5/62. Returned to Aston 4/63 for scrap.
KWT 976, Foden PVFE6 30684 / Lincs Trailers Crellin-Duplex HD20/25C. July 1951 Ripponden & District. To Sharpes, Stockport, to Aston 8/57. Derelict by 3/64.
HUJ 997, Foden PVRF6 32290 / Whitson observation coach RC39C. April 1952 Salopia 88, Whitchurch. To Brentwood Coaches, to Riviera Coaches, Basildon 8/60. To Aston 6/61, hired to Turriff Construction 9/61 to 8/63 ???? Last licenced 8/62 ???? To South Midlands Engineering, Shipston-on-Stour ????
FHE 404, Foden PVRF6 33804 / Unity (Barnsley British Co-op) C39C. May 1953 Barnsley British Co-op. To Hardie, Chester le Street 2/61, to F.Pickering 6/61. To Aston by 10/64 and presumed scrapped.

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Guy

Registration / Chassis Type & number / Body number & details / Rebodied (if appplic.) / New to / To Astons / Disposal

FRU 9, Arab I FD25598 / Strachan L27/28R. Dec 1942 Hants & Dorset CD952 (to 1099 in 1950). Withdrawn 1956. To Aston 5/56 and straight to T.D.Alexander (Greyhound), Sheffield. By 1959 had switched registrations with United Auto utility Guy Arab GHN 331. To Hardwick, Eston 1959. To Hinds, Middlesbrough 9/61 and scrapped.
FRU 10, Arab I FD25670 / Strachan L27/28R. Feb 1943 Hants & Dorset CD953 (to 1100 in 1950). Withdrawn 1955. To Aston 5/56 and straight to T.D.Alexander (Greyhound), Sheffield. May have later switched registrations with a United Auto utility Guy Arab in the 'GHN' series. To Alexander & Waker, Bretforton 5/62 and scrapped.
DCR 865, Arab I FD25685 / Brush L27/28R, rebodied Portsmouth Aviation L27/26R in Dec 1949. Feb 1943 Hants & Dorset CD954 (to 1101 in 1950). Withdrawn 1955. To Aston 5/56 and straight to T.D.Alexander (Greyhound), Sheffield. To Rowe, Cudworth 10/62 ????, to Coppock (dealer), Sale 10/61 ????.
DCR 866, Arab I FD25834 / GO1250 Roe L27/28R, rebodied Portsmouth Aviation L27/26R in Feb 1950. 1943 Hants & Dorset CD955 (to 1102 in 1950). Withdrawn 1956. To Aston 5/56 and straight to T.D.Alexander (Greyhound), Sheffield. To Rowe, Cudworth, to Johnson (scrap dealer), Worksop 11/62 and scrapped.
DCR 867, Arab I FD25839 / GO1251 Roe L27/28R, rebodied Portsmouth Aviation L27/26R in Feb 1950. Apr 1943 Hants & Dorset CD956 (to 1103 in 1950). Withdrawn 1955. To Aston 5/56 and straight to T.D.Alexander (Greyhound), Sheffield. To Johnson (scrap dealer), Worksop 11/62 and scrapped.
DCR 868, Arab I FD25832 / ?Roe? (or Strachan) L27/28R, rebodied Portsmouth Aviation L27/26R in Mar 1950. Apr 1943 Hants & Dorset CD957 (to 1104 in 1950). Withdrawn 1955. To Aston 5/56 and straight to T.D.Alexander (Greyhound), Sheffield. To Johnson (scrap dealer), Worksop 11/62 and scrapped.
DCR 869, Arab I FD25924 / ?Roe? (or Strachan) L27/28R, rebodied Portsmouth Aviation L27/26R in Sept 1949. June 1943 Hants & Dorset CD958 (to 1105 in 1950). Withdrawn 1956. To Aston 5/56, to T.D.Alexander (Greyhound), Sheffield 6/56 (used temporarily by Dearnways as No.13 July-Sept 1958). Scrapped 6/63.

NNU 555, Guy Vixen LLV 40437 / Reeve & Kenning C27F. Apr 1949, W.R.Sanders, Buxton. To Gregory 8/54, to Radley Motors, Birmingham 3/55. To Aston 6/56, to Jones, Highbridge 9/59, last licenced 4/59.
HCG 255, Guy Vixen 41488 / Wadham FC29F. May 1949, Gregory Coaches, Hook. To Aston 8/54, to Radley Motors, Birmingham 3/55, last licenced 3/58.

JDA 874, Arab UF 70889 / 175 Metalcraft C43C. Aug 1951, Don Everall, Wolverhampton. Withdrawn 1958. To Avon Coaches, Netheravon 6/58, to B Line (Berridge), Warminster 5/59. Withdrawn 1/64 and to Aston for scrap.
NDA 12, Arab UF 72212 / 5773 Burlingham C41C. May 1954, Don Everall, Wolverhampton. Withdrawn 1957. To Prospect Service, Ferryhill 9/60. To Aston 4/63, to Lehane, Mackenzie & Shand (contractor) as No.PY2459 4/65.

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Leyland

LJ 1304 was a 1930 Hants & Dorset Leyland Titan TD1 which was acquired by
Aston in 1952. Photo by kind permission of Tom Moore.

Registration / Chassis Type & number / Body number & details / Rebodied (if appplic.) / New to / To Astons / Disposal

LJ 1304, Leyland Titan TD1 71218 / Leyland L24/24R, rebuilt by ECW to L27/24R in Jan 1947. Mar 1930 Hants & Dorset E134 (to 919 in 1950). Loaned to London Transport 10/40 to 7/41. Withdrawn 1950. To Hutfield Coaches, Warwick 6/51. To Aston 1952, withdrawn 12/53.
LJ 7097, Leyland Titan TD2 2335 / Brush L26/26R, rebodied 3318/2 ECW L27/26R Feb 1949. Apr 1933 Hants & Dorset M166 (to 967 in 1950). Withdrawn 1956, to Aston 7/56 and front rebuilt. To Foster, Dinnington 1/59. Withdrawn 1960 and scrapped at Worksop 9/61.
CK 4921, Leyland Titan TD3C 3983 / English Electric L26/26R. Aug 1934 Preston Corpn. With Paramount Coachways, Preston 9/57. At Aston by 6/58 and became showman's van. Last licenced 3/59.
BU 8258, Leyland Titan TD3 5074 / G04168 Roe H30/24R (to H30/26R by 1936). Nov 1934 Oldham Corpn 31. Withdrawn 1947 and to Millburn Motors, Preston 12/47. With Turriff Construction 2/59, to Aston 6/59, last licenced 9/59 and scrapped soon after.
ED 8707, Leyland Titan TD3 5785 / MCCW H28/22R, rebodied KW FC33F in Mar 1952. July 1935 Warrington Corpn 50. To KW bodies, Bispham 10/51 and rebodied 3/52. To Foster, Dinnington 1/53. To Aston 10/58.
CKE 415, Leyland Titan TD4C 6966 / 426 Beadle L24/24R, rebodied Beadle L24/24R Feb 1946. July 1935 Maidstone & District 256 (later DL256). Withdrawn 1958, to PVD (dealer) 3/58. To Aston 7/58, withdrawn 8/60 and scrapped.
BUF 209, Leyland Titan TD4C 7099 / Short L26/26R. Oct 1935 Southdown 109. Sold to Hutfield's Coaches, Gosport 2/56. To Whitley Motors, Coventry 1/57. To Aston 3/58, to Turriff (contractor), Warwick 11/58, returned to Aston 2/60 and scrapped soon after.
ED 9012, Leyland Titan TD4 7206 / Leyland H26/26R rebodied KW FC33F in July 1951. Aug 1935 Warrington Corpn 66, later 78. To Blair (dealer), Manchester 10/50. To Altrincham Coachways 7/51. To KW Bodies, Bispham, rebodied and then operated by KW until 3/52. To Foster, Dinnington 4/52. To Aston 10/58.
RN 7706, Leyland Titan TD4C 7921 / English Electric H28/26R. Dec 1935 Preston Corpn 16. To Wilkinson (dealer), Preston 7/57. With Paramount Coachways, Preston 6/58, to Aston 2/59 and straight to Turriff Construction. Back with Aston 8/59.
AED 754, Leyland Titan TD4 13518 / English Electric H20/26R (to H30/26R 1946), rebodied KW Bodies, Blackpool C35F June 1955. July 1937 Warrington Corpn 75, later 83. To KW Bodies 1/51, rebodied and operated for KW. To Aston 5/56, last licenced 3/60.
ABU 355, Leyland Titan TD5 13821 / English Electric H30/26R. July 1937 Oldham Corpn 137. Rebuilt by Samlesbury Engineering 1949, withdrawn by 1954. With T.Sargeant, Horwich 1960. To Aston 8/60, last licenced 1960.
XG 5235, Leyland Titan TD5C 14495 / 4919 ECW H30/26R. Aug 1937 Middlesbrough 75. To Hutfield Coaches, Warwick 11/49. To Aston 1953, to Richardson Bros, Oldbury. To Barton, Chilwell for spares 11/53. Reportedly a sports pavilion at RAF Withnell 7/54 (there was no RAF station at Withnell!).
ABU 364, Leyland Titan TD5 14919 / English Electric H30/26R. Nov 1937 Oldham Corpn 146. Rebuilt by Hearn 1949. Withdrawn by 1954. With Birds (dealer) 2/55, to Aston 3/55. To Banfield, London SE17 8/55, scrapped 6/57.
ABU 366, Leyland Titan TD5 14921 / English Electric H30/26R, rebuilt by Hearn 1949, rebodied Harrington C33F in Mar 1955. Nov 1937 Oldham Corpn 148. Withdrawn 1954, to Birds (dealer) 2/55, to Aston 3/55, last licenced 3/56. Derelict by 9/57 but reportedly with a showman in Chingford 6/60.
ADR 796, Leyland Titan TD5C 15928 / M1317 Weymann L24/24R. Jan 1938 Plymouth 196. To Richardson, Oldbury 9/53, to Aston 9/53. Last licenced 6/54.
ADR 800, Leyland Titan TD5C 15932 / M1321 Weymann L24/24R. Dec 1937 Plymouth 200. To Richardson, Oldbury 9/53, to Aston 9/53. With Superb Coaches, Birmingham 1/56. Last licenced 3/56 with Kier (contractor).
GAT 70, Leyland Titan TD5 303740 / 6498 ECW "Beverley Bar" H26/26R. Nov 1939 East Yorkshire 384. To PVD (dealer) 2/57, to Paramount Coachways, Preston 3/57. To Aston 2/59, to Astill & Jordan, Ratby 8/59, last licenced 1/60 and scrapped at their depot 12/63.
RN 8887, Leyland Titan TD5C 304003 / Leyland L27/26R. Jan 1940 Preston Corpn 4. To Paramount Coachways, Preston 7/57. To Aston 5/64.
GKL 768, Leyland Titan TD7 305821 / M2328 Weymann H28/26R. Aug 1940 Maidstone & District DH10. To Passenger Vehicle Disposals, Dunchurch 7/56. Still at Dunchurch 2/60. To Aston 2/60.
GCD 686, Leyland TD7 Titan 306790 / B6955 Park Royal H26/26R. Dec 1940 Crosville M124 (diverted from Southdown when new). Withdrawn 11/56. To Aston 7/57, with Turriff Construction by 2/59 and last licenced 2/59.
ACS 800, Leyland TD7 Titan 307615 / East Lancs UH30/26R. Apr 1942 Western SMT. To Crosville M559 in 1947. To Paramount Coachways, Preston 11/56, to Anderton, Birmingham 5/59, to Aston 12/61 for spares/scrap.

WV 8656, Leyland LT7 Lion 7902 / Leyland B37D. Oct 1935 Swindon 5. To Bird, Stratford on Avon 2/55, to Aston 2/55.
HG 4032, Leyland LT7C Lion 9595 / English Electric B38R. 1936 Burnley Corpn 133. To Aston 7/54, to West End Garages, Leamington 3/55. To Edwards, Crymnych 8/55, withdrawn 9/56 and scrapped 4/57.

KR 7404, Leyland TS2 Tiger 61320 / Harrington B31D, rebodied Harrington C32F Mar 1938. Dec 1930 Maidstone & District 639 (later CP639). To Clark (dealer), Paddock Wood 3/53. Converted to mobile church, Dartford 1953. In Tonbridge area 1954. Dates at Aston unknown.????
RB 8165, Leyland TS4 Tiger 2260 / ?unknown body?, rebodied Bellhouse Hartwell C33F post-war. 1933 Chesterfield area? Later with Radley Motors, Birmingham. To Aston 1/58, hired to Turriff Construction. Last licenced 8/58.
LV 6690, Leyland TS6 Tiger 3592 / 4045 Duple C28F. Jan 1934 Pearson, Liverpool. To Crosville as K95 5/35, to Boswell (contractor), Wolverhampton 3/52, last licenced 12/56, to Aston 5/57 for scrap.
BU 8256, Leyland TS6 Tiger 5072 / G04176 Roe FB32F, rebodied Strachan FC35F 7/51. Nov 1934 Oldham Corpn 20. To Alexander (Greyhound), Sheffield 7/50. To Turriff Construction, Warwick 10/58. To Aston 9/59, last licenced 12/59 and scrapped 1961.
FV 5760, Leyland TS6 Tiger 5444 / Burlingham C32F, rebodied Burlingham C33F in 1947. Mar 1935 Seagull, Blackpool. To Lloyd, Nuneaton 1951, to Astons 7/58 and hired to Turriff Construction, last licenced 8/59.

Leyland TS7 Tiger FM 9984, originally with Crosville in 1936. Photo by kind permission of David Moores.

BUA 46, Leyland TS7 Tiger 6629 / Burlingham C32C, rebodied with 1947 Wilks and Meade C33F body from KUG 121 in 1950, rebodied second-hand Duple FC35F body Feb 1960. 1935 Wallace Arnold 50. To Hardwick, Scarborough by 1950, withdrawn 1952. To Don's, Takeley 11/52, to Tower Motors, Lancaster 10/53, to Whaites, Settle 2/60. To Aston 3/64, derelict by 1967 and scrapped.
FV 5733, Leyland TS7 Tiger 6683 / English Electric C31F, rebodied 53832 Duple C31F in Mar 1950. May 1935 Standerwick 77 (later 30). To Millburn Motors (dealer), Preston 3/61, to Aston 5/61. Last licenced 8/66 and soon scrapped.
FM 9984, Leyland TS7 Tiger 8184 / Harrington C25F (later C32F). June 1936 Crosville K101. To William Moss (contractors), Loughborough 10/52. To Aston 10/53, to Kottler & Heron (contractors), Northampton 5/57. Last licenced 5/59. To Perrett (scrap dealer), Northampton 12/59, to Hunt (scrap dealer), Molesworth 6/65. With David Moores, Diseworth 2012 in poor condition. ** SURVIVOR **
FM 9985, Leyland TS7 Tiger 9506 / Harrington C25F (later C32F). June 1936 Crosville K102. To William Moss (contractors), Loughborough 10/52. To Aston 10/53, to Kottler & Heron (contractors), Northampton 5/57. To Perrett (scrap dealer), Northampton 12/59, to Hunt (scrap dealer), Molesworth 6/65. Scrapped 1970s.
CCD 732, Leyland TS7 Tiger 8243 / B1250 Harrington C32R, rebuilt by Park Royal in 1939. Jan 1936 Southdown 1132. To F.Cowley (dealer), Salford 7/56. Aston 8/56 and straight to Turriff (contractor), Warwick. Derelict at Aston 4/62.
CCD 733, Leyland TS7 Tiger 8244 / B1251 Harrington C32R, rebuilt by Park Royal in 1939. Jan 1936 Southdown 1133. To F.Cowley (dealer), Salford 7/56, to Astons 8/56 and straight to Turriff (contractor), Warwick. Returned to Aston 4/62 and scrapped.
ATJ 473, Leyland TS7 Tiger 8373 / Unknown C32?, rebodied 42206 Duple C33F in 1946. May 1936 Stretford Motors. With Claribel, Birmingham 7/55, to Aston 3/59, last licenced 12/59, derelict at Aston 4/62.
RN 7752, Leyland TS7 Tiger 8997 / 6383 Duple C31F, rebodied 53836 Duple C31F 8ft wide in 1950. 1936 Ribble 760. Still in service 1953. To Aston 7/61 and hired to Powell, Duffryn, Shand (contractor). Last licenced 6/66 and became Powell, Duffryn, Shand site office.
ATF 985, Leyland TS7 Tiger 9715 / Burlingham C32F (later C33F), rebodied Willenhall C33F in July 1947. Apr 1936 Hoyle & Sons, Haslingden. To Whitehall, Nuneaton 2/47. With Walton, Amblecote 11/54 but not run, withdrawn 1956. To Aston 1956 and scrapped.
DUC 902, Leyland TS7D Tiger 12898 / 8443 Duple B43C, rebodied Heaver B43C in 1947. Feb 1937 City Coach LT26, Upminster. To Westcliff of Sea 115 2/52, to Eastern National 115 1/55. To Aston 1955. With Turriff Construction by 11/57.
ASF 406, Leyland TS7 Tiger 13249 / 1696 Alexander DP35F. May 1937 Scottish Omnibuses H194. To Aston 9/57 and hired to Turriff Construction. Last licenced 10/57.
NV 9197, Leyland TS7 Tiger 13459 / Burlingham C32F. 1937, Northampton area? York Bros? United Counties? Later to Parslee, Garsington, and to Turriff Construction and to Aston at unknown date.????
HD 6602, Leyland TS7 Tiger 16128 / 5069 ECW B32F, rebodied Windover C33F in May 1949. Mar 1938, Yorkshire Woollen. To Colbro (dealer), Rothwell 11/57, to Regent Motorways, Redditch 2/59, to Luxury Coaches, Stow on the Wold 12/60, to Aston 6/62. Scrapped 4/63.
DEA 540, Leyland TS7 Tiger 4616 / 4121 Duple C32F. 1947 Hills Tours, West Bromwich. To Broadlands Coaches, Norwich 6/53, to Cathedral Coaches, Gloucester 10/54. To Aston 5/58 and presumably scrapped.

CTD 76, Leyland TS8 Tiger 14909 / Leyland B32F. Mar 1938 Lancashire United 146. Withdrawn 1954. To Aston 10/58, last licenced 12/58, derelict 4/62.
DKH 437, Leyland TS8 Tiger / ECW B32R. Dec 1937 East Yorkshire 329. To North (dealer), Leeds 10/51. To Aston 5/56. Withdrawn 1960 but still at Aston's yard 1963, partly dismantled.
DKH 441, Leyland TS8 Tiger 15039 / ECW B32R, rebodied 16209 KW Bodies FC35F in Feb 1955. Dec 1937 East Yorkshire 339. To North (dealer), Leeds 12/51. To Elwell, Thornsloe 2/55, to Aston 5/56. Hired to Turriff Construction 1959. At Aston's yard 1963 partly dismantled.
AFR 564, Leyland TS8 Tiger 15198 / Plaxton C32F, rebodied 53757 Duple C33F c1950. May 1938 Jackson, Blackpool. To Stockport Coachways 10/47, to Scout, Preston 1950, to Hornsby, Scunthorpe 11/51, to Aston 6/58, last licenced 2/59, derelict 4/62 and scrapped.
DKH 437, Leyland TS8 Tiger 16205 / 5035 ECW B32F, rebodied KW FC35F in May 1956. Dec 1937 East Yorkshire 329. Sold to North (dealer), Leeds 10/51. To Aston 5/56, withdrawn 12/60. At Aston, partly dismantled 4/63.
DHN 441, Leyland TS8 Tiger 17008 / Brush C30R. June 1938 United Automobile LT041. To Lloyd, Nuneaton 1/57, to Aston 9/58. With a contractor 11/60.
DHN 459, Leyland TS8 Tiger 17021 / Plaxton B30C. 1938 United Automobile LL57. To Lloyd, Nuneaton 1/57. To Aston 3/57.
DHN 451, Leyland TS8 Tiger 17028 / Plaxton B35C. Apr 1938 United Automobile LLS1. To Lloyd, Nuneaton 1/57, to Turriff Construction 3/57. At Aston 7/60 and presumed scrapped.
DHN 462, Leyland TS8 Tiger 17024 / ECW B35R, rebodied Plaxton (second-hand) B35C in 1952. 1938 United Automobile LLS8. To PVD (dealer),Dunchurch 12/56, to Lloyds, Nuneaton 1/57, to Turriff Construction 1/58. To Aston 4/62 for scrap.
EKR 794, Leyland TS8 Tiger 17824 / Harrington B34F (to B36F for war work 1941-53). June 1938 Maidstone & District 703 (to SO703 1950). To Passenger Vehicle Disposals, Dunchurch 8/55. At Aston 7/57.
EKR 795, Leyland TS8 Tiger 17825 / Harrington B34F (to B36F for war work 1941-51). June 1938 Maidstone & District 704 (to SO704 1950). To Passenger Vehicle Disposals, Dunchurch 8/55. To Aston 11/55. With showman by 1959.
EKR 799, Leyland TS8 Tiger 17829 / Harrington B34F (to B36F for war work 1941-51). June 1938 Maidstone & District 708 (to SO708 1950). To Passenger Vehicle Disposals, Dunchurch 10/55. To Aston 11/58 and straight to Turriff Construction. To Fleet Car Sales, Dunchurch 2/60, derelict at Aston 8/60 and scrapped.
DTB 407, Leyland TS8 Tiger 17865 / Plaxton C31F, rebodied Samlesbury FC31F by May 1951. June 1938 Grange Motor & Cycle, Grange Over Sands. To Harrison, Morecambe 10/51. To Aston 6/60 as FC33F. Withdrawn 11/60, derelict 4/62, scrapped.
DFM 323, Leyland TS8 Tiger 300915 / 6005 ECW B32F. 1938 Crosville KA112 (later KA186). To Contract Bus Services, London 11/55 (used at Llanwern steelworks site). To PVD Dunchurch 10/58 and straight to Turriff Construction. To Aston for scrap 1/59.
DFM 353, Leyland TS8 Tiger 300944 / 6048 ECW B32F. 1939 Crosville KA141. To Contract Bus Services, London 11/55. To PVD, Dunchurch 10/58. To Turriff Construction 11/58. To Aston 1/59 for scrap.
FWJ 755, Leyland TS8C Tiger 301983 / Cravens B32F, rebodied KW Bodies, Blackpool C38F in June 1950. May 1939 Sheffield Corpn 55. To Yulle, Larkhall 6/50. To Aston 2/56, last licenced 12/58. Derelict at Aston 4/62.
EVO 708, Leyland TS8 Tiger 302319 / 6170/2 Duple C32F. May 1939 Barton 344. To War Dept 7/40. To Cowell Bros, Southwick 1943. To Aston 3/55, last licenced 12/55.
DFM 524, Leyland TS8 Tiger 302486 / 6344 ECW B32F. 1939 Crosville KA153. To Contract Bus Services, London 10/55 (used at Llanwern steelworks site). To Turriff Construction 1/59. To Aston 6/59.
DUP 692, Leyland TS8 Tiger 302718 / Northern Coachbuilders C33F. 1939 Durham area? Wilkinson Motor Services 31 in 1953. To Aston 1953.
BBE 770, Leyland TS8 Tiger 305744 / C5691 Weymann B34F. Apr 1940 Lincolnshire LT573. To Turriff Construction 6/59. To Aston by 2/60 and later scrapped.

ETF 539, Leyland Tiger TS11 306816 / G0349 Roe DP30F. July 1940 Lancashire United 139. Withdrawn 1958, to Aston 2/58. Hired to Turriff Construction 5/61 to 2/62. Last licenced 4/62.

The unique Leyland Panda WG 9519 rotting in Aston's yard in October 1966. Photo by kind permission of Peter Tulloch.

WG 9519, Leyland Panda 303755 / 2162 Alexander FC41C (later B45C). Sept 1941 Alexander P683. To Millburn Motors (dealer), Glasgow 3/46, to Truman 24, Shirebrook 6/46, to F.Cowley (dealer), Salford 12/56. To Aston 9/57, hired to Turriff Construction 8/58. Lay derelict in Aston's yard for years, scrapped c1966/67.

ANU 483, Leyland Cub SKP3 2691 / 2678 Willowbrook C26F. Mar 1934 Silver Service, Darley Dale. To Aston 9/57, to Kottler & Heron (contractor) 11/63. Scrapped by 1/70.
OW 7318, Leyland Cub KP03 4316 / B3826 Park Royal B26F. Aug 1935, Southampton Corpn 56. Withdrawn 1959. To Aston at unknown date.????
BWK 673, Leyland Cub SKPZ2 5958 / Burlingham C26R. Jan 1936 Red House Motor Services, Coventry. To Aston 1/52, last licenced 6/53, scrapped soon after.
COG 400, Leyland Cub SKPZ2 5991 / Burlingham C18D. Aug 1936, Birmingham?. To Aston at unknown date.????

EFU 840, Leyland Beadle JCB08 / C232 B33R (using parts of Lincolnshire Leyland KP3 Cub / ECOC from 1932 or KPZ01 Cub / Brush B20F from 1936), July 1948 Lincolnshire 696 (became 1204 in 1953). To Colbro (dealer), Rothwell 8/58, on hire to Lehane, Mackenzie & Shand (contractor), Matlock 11/57. Licence expired 4/61. With Aston 1962 and soon scrapped.
EFU 841, Leyland Beadle JCB09 / C233 B33R (using parts of Lincolnshire Leyland KP3 Cub / ECOC from 1932 or KPZ01 Cub / Brush B20F from 1936), July 1948 Lincolnshire 697 (became 1205 in 1953). To Colbro (dealer), Rothwell, to Aston 6/58 and straight to Turriff Construction. Last licenced 12/58.
EFU 842, Leyland Beadle JCB10 / C234 B33R (using parts of Lincolnshire Leyland KP3 Cub / ECOC from 1932 or KPZ01 Cub / Brush B20F from 1936), Aug 1948 Lincolnshire 698 (became 1206 in 1953). To Colbro (dealer), Rothwell 11/57, to Aston 6/58 and straight to Turriff Construction, last licenced 12/58. Converted to mobile shop by 11/60.
EFU 843, Leyland Beadle JCB11 / C235 B33R (using parts of Lincolnshire Leyland KP3 Cub / ECOC from 1932 or KPZ01 Cub / Brush B20F from 1936), July 1948 Lincolnshire 699 (became 1207 in 1953). To Colbro (dealer), Rothwell 11/57, to Lehane, Mackenzie & Shand (contractor) 1958, last licenced 3/61. Derelict at Aston 1962.
EFU 848, Leyland Beadle JCB16 / C240 B33R (using parts of Lincolnshire Leyland KP3 Cub / ECOC from 1932 or KPZ01 Cub / Brush B20F from 1936), 1948 Lincolnshire 704 (became 1212 in 1953). To Colbro (dealer), Rothwell 12/57, to Turriff Construction 8/58, with Aston by 2/60 and later scrapped.
EFU 850, Leyland Beadle JCB18 / C242 B33R (using parts of Lincolnshire Leyland KP3 Cub / ECOC from 1932 or KPZ01 Cub / Brush B20F from 1936), July 1948 Lincolnshire 706 (became 1214 in 1953). To Colbro (dealer), Rothwell, to Aston 6/58, on hire to Turriff Construction in 6/61. Derelict 4/62 and scrapped.
EFU 855, Leyland Beadle JCB23 / C247 B33R (using parts of Lincolnshire Leyland KP3 Cub / ECOC from 1932 or KPZ01 Cub / Brush B20F from 1936), April 1949 Lincolnshire 711 (became 1219 in 1953). To Colbro (dealer), Rothwell, to Turriff Construction 8/58, with Aston by 2/60 and scrapped soon after.
EFU 856, Leyland Beadle JCB24 / C248 B33R (using parts of Lincolnshire Leyland KP3 Cub / ECOC from 1932 or KPZ01 Cub / Brush B20F from 1936), April 1949 Lincolnshire 712 (became 1220 in 1953). To Colbro (dealer), Rothwell 7/58, with Lehane, Mackenzie & Shand (contractor) 1960. Derelict at Aston 1961.
FFU 966, Leyland Beadle JCB26 / C250 B33R (using parts of Lincolnshire Leyland KP3 Cub / ECOC from 1932 or KPZ01 Cub / Brush B20F from 1939), July 1949 Lincolnshire 714 (became 1222 in 1953). To Rothewell (dealer) 8/58, With Turriff Construction by 3/59, at Aston 2/60 and scrapped soon after.

LTE 467, Leyland CPO1 Comet 493047 / 4322 Burlingham C32F (later C33F). Apr 1950 Warburton Bros., Tottington. Withdrawn 1/53, to Chandler, Wantage 5/53, to Aston 10/64, last licenced 5/65 and scrapped soon after.

KUG 3 was a full-fronted Leyland PS1 Tiger, originally with Wallace Arnold in 1947. Photo taken on 24 October 1964, by kind permission of Colin Ludford.

KUG 3, Leyland PS1/1 Tiger 461094 / Wilks & Meade C23F, rebodied 56271 Duple Type 'A' C33F c1950, rebuilt to a Yeates full-front design by Wilks & Meade in 1952/3. Mar 1947 Wallace Arnold. To Browns Blue, Markfield 12/57, to Hanaghan, Leicester 12/62, to Aston 10/64, hired to Lehane, McKenzie & Shand, Matlock by 8/66. Derelict at Aston by 5/67.
JHA 260, Leyland PS1/1 Tiger 461114 / Harrington C33F. Sept 1946 Gliderways, Smethwick. To McCormack, Dagenham 1/50, to Aston by 7/58.
DBK 991, Leyland PS1 Tiger / Harrington 'fin' C33F. 1947 Hants & Sussex, Emsworth. To Triumph, Portsmouth 10/54, to Altrincham Coachways 3/55, to Hazeldine Hire, Bilston 7/55, to Aston 2/62. Scrapped 4/63.
LNW 264, Leyland PS1/1 Tiger 471772 / Burlingham C33F, rebodied with second-hand Burlingham FC33F body from PS2 Tiger NUA 757 in Mar 1953. Apr 1947 Wallace Arnold, withdrawn 1956 and sold to O'Hara, Spennymoor. Became camping coach at Leamington in 1963, last licenced 10/64. At Aston by 6/65.
KHA 790, Leyland PS1 Tiger 470669 / Santus C33F. Oct 1947 Bearwood Luxury Coaches (J.E.Morris), Smethwick. To Direct Coaches, Birmingham 4/52. To Aston 4/56, to Hill, Tredegar 6/56. Last licenced 2/57.
JXH 515, Leyland PS1 Tiger 472242 / DU45815 Duple C33F, rebodied 220/1 Duple FC35F in 1955. Mar 1948 Lewis, Greenwich. To Morris, Pencoed, to Aston 1/66, hired to Shand (contractor). Last licenced 12/66.
JP 7066, Leyland PS1/1 Tiger 481361 / Beccols C33F, rebodied 1007 Harrington C35F in 1952. July 1948 Liptrot, Bamfurlong. To Ribblesdale, Blackburn 1/58, to Millman, Buckfastleigh by 7/58, to Aston 9/62, last licenced 7/64 and presumed scrapped soon after.

JAT 413, Leyland PD1A Titan 470106 / GO2413 Roe H26/26R. Nov 1947 East Yorkshire 445. To Fleet Car Sales, Dunchurch 1/62. To Aston 7/62. To Hawker Siddeley Gliding Club, Woodford 1967. Preserved by Haltemprice Transport Society 1969. To Tom Hollis, Queensferry 3/71. Scrapped 1972.
JAT 414, Leyland PD1A Titan 470107 / GO2404 Roe H26/26R. Nov 1947 East Yorkshire 446. To Fleet Car Sales, Dunchurch 1/62. To Aston 7/62. To Hawker Siddeley Gliding Club, Woodford 1967. Scrapped 1969.
JAT 415, Leyland PD1A Titan 470108 / GO2411 Roe H26/26R. Nov 1947 East Yorkshire 447. To Fleet Car Sales, Dunchurch 1/62. To Aston 7/62. Scrapped for spares 7/63.

Leyland Royal Tiger OTO 63 had been new to Skills, Nottingham in 1952. Photo by kind permission of Peter Tulloch.

LYL 723, Royal Tiger PSU1/15 504538 / Beccols C35C. June 1951 Blue Cars, London. To Lamcote Coaches, Radcliffe, to Aston 6/63. On hire to Banbury Buildings 7/65.
LRH 693, Royal Tiger PSU1/13 504932 / Brush B44R. July 1951 East Yorkshire 551. To F.Cowley (dealer), Dunchurch 3/64, to Blue Boar Services, Rothersthorpe M1 4/64. To Aston 7/66 for scrap.
JGE 430, Royal Tiger PSU1/15 511131 / 4954 Burlingham C32CT, i.e. with toilet (later C32C). Aug 1951 Northern Roadways, Glasgow. To Mercury, Boscombe 1/60, to Aston 6/63. Still with them 1/68.
OTO 63, Royal Tiger PSU1/15 520251 / 52039 Willowbrook DP43F. Aug 1952 Skills, Nottingham. To Austin, Woodseaves 12/63, to Aston 7/67. To John's Coaches (John Wilcox) 6/69, to Sapphire Coaches, Bishops Itchington 7/71, withdrawn 4/73.
GUH 444, Royal Tiger PSU1/13 524888 / M5613 Weymann B44F. Feb 1953 Western Welsh 444. To F.Cowley (dealer), Salford 4/65, to Hadsphaltic (contractors), Leamington 5/65, to Aston 5/67 for scrap.
GUH 523, Royal Tiger PSU1/16 530705 / 53073 Willowbrook C39C. June 1953 Western Welsh 523. To F.Cowley (dealer), Salford 9/63 and straight to Hadsphaltic (contractors), Leamington 9/63. To Aston 4/68 and scrapped late 1968.

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Maudslay

HUY 204 was a Maudslay Marathon with a Whitson observation coach body, seen here
in Morecambe on 6 August 1960. Photo by kind permission of Ken Swallow.

Registration / Chassis Type & number / Body number & details / Rebodied (if appplic.) / New to / To Astons / Disposal

CLA 933, Maudslay ML5 Marathon / Duple C35R. Jan 1936 U O London. To Bucks, Aylesbury 1/54, to Aston 1954.

JW 9198, Maudslay SF40 Magna / Burlingham C40C. March 1936 W & W.A.Ward, Wolverhampton. to Worthington Motor Tours, Birmingham 6/44, to Evans Coaches, Birmingham 11/47, to Worth's Coaches, Enstone 8/51. To Aston 2/51, last licenced 9/53 and scrapped soon after.

DCX 833, Maudslay Marathon III / Plaxton C33F. Feb 1948 Hansons Buses, Huddersfield. To Jewitt, Spennymoor 6/50, to Carter, Northwold 7/56, to Aston 7/58, on hire to BBC London 1/59. Scrapped at Aston's 6/63.
NWL 575, Maudslay Marathon III 70315 / 6067 Whitson C33F. Jan 1949 P.C.Skinner 24, Oxford. To Hills, Stibb Cross, to Aston by 1/56. With Armstrong Whitworth 1/58.
HUY 204, Maudslay Marathon III 70472 / Whitson FRC31F observation coach. June 1949 A.E.Marsh Ltd (Black and White Garages), Harvington. To Aston 4/59.
HNP 875, Maudslay Marathon III 70474 / Whitson FRC31F observation coach. June 1949 A.E.Marsh Ltd (Black and White Garages), Harvington. To Aston 7/58. With Turriff Construction 8/61, last licenced 8/61. Scrapped 4/63.
FKG 725, Maudslay Marathon III / Plaxton Envoy FC37F. April 1951 Cridlands, Cardiff. To Western Welsh 567 7/54. To Coppock (dealer)3/55, to Argyll Coaches, Bannockburn 1959. To J.Gielty, Stirling 1959, to Homer & Jones, Quarry Bank 1960, to Price, Romsley, Halesowen 12/61, to Aston 12/64.

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Morris

RFC 516 was specifically built for the Morris Motors Brass Band. Photo by kind permission of Peter Tulloch.

Registration / Chassis Type & number / Body number & details / Rebodied (if appplic.) / New to / To Astons / Disposal

JRU 62, Morris Commercial JCB94 / C287 Beadle integral B35R. Dec 1949 Hants & Dorset 777. To Aston 2/63. To French Collett (contractors), Cumnor 10/63.
JRU 63, Morris Commercial JCB95 / C288 Beadle integral B35R. Dec 1949 Hants & Dorset 778. To Aston 2/63. To French Collett (contractors), Cumnor 10/63.
RFC 516, Morris PP / Mulliner C??F 1 1/2 deck coach. 1951 Morris Motors Brass Band. Withdrawn 1961, with Aston 1966/67.

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Rolls Royce Harrington

KAG 783 was a Rolls Royce-engined Harrington Contender, new to BOAC in 1952. Photo by kind permission of Peter Tulloch.

Registration / Chassis Type & number / Body number & details / Rebodied (if appplic.) / New to / To Astons / Disposal

LPM 450, Rolls Royce B80 petrol 0072 / Integral 72 Harrington Contender C34C (in "Wayfarer" style). 1956 Exhibited at Commercial Motor Show. To Motorways (Overseas) Ltd, 9/56. To KW Coaches, Daventry 4/61, to Bingley, Kinsley 9/63. To Aston 1/66, still there 2/67.
KAG 783, Rolls Royce B60 petrol / Integral 72 Harrington Contender C35C. March 1957 BOAC Prestwick No.066F. To BOAC Heathrow 2/65, to Four Point Garage Ltd, Feltham 4/65, to AC Pond Coaches, Roydon 6/65, to Morris, Roydon 12/66. To Aston 3/67 and scrapped 8/68.

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Rutland

TKE 741, the unusual Rutland Clipper. Photo by Roy Marshall via the Omnibus Society.

Registration / Chassis Type & number / Body number & details / Rebodied (if appplic.) / New to / To Astons / Disposal

TKE 741, Rutland Clipper TW5026 / Whitson C41C. July 1954 Whitson demonstrator. To West Kent Motors, Biggin Hill. To Spiers, Henley, to Say, Gloucester 7/59, to Aston 2/60. Last licenced 7/65 and presumed scrapped soon after.

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Seddon

Seddon Mark 2 WWE 11 at Aston's premises, Marton in October 1964. Photo by kind permission of Colin Ludford.

Registration / Chassis Type & number / Body number & details / Rebodied (if appplic.) / New to / To Astons / Disposal

WWE 11, Seddon Mark 2 / Plaxton Venturer III C39C. Mar 1956 Brightside & Carbrook Co-op, Sheffield. To Northend Motors, Leicester 6/59, to Aston 6/64. To Pullen (scrap dealer), Portsmouth 3/65, last licenced 3/65.

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Tilling Stevens

Registration / Chassis Type & number / Body number & details / Rebodied (if appplic.) / New to / To Astons / Disposal

PDH 322, Tilling Stevens KL6A 9803 / Churchill FC37F. 1955 Dawson, Walsall. To Aston 9/61 and straight to Turriff Construction. Presumed scrapped 1962.

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Trojan

The origin of this Trojan is currently unknown. Photo by kind permission of Peter Tulloch.

Registration / Chassis Type & number / Body number & details / Rebodied (if appplic.) / New to / To Astons / Disposal

5599 UE, Trojan Diesel 25cwt 1309287 / Trojan C12F. Dec 1960, Warwickshire? To Aston mid-1960s, presumed scrapped c1968.

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Vulcan

Registration / Chassis Type & number / Body number & details / Rebodied (if appplic.) / New to / To Astons / Disposal

FNR 187, Vulcan 6PF 4563 / Crawford, Prince & Johnson C31F. July 1949, Astill & Jordan, Ratby, Leics. Mobile shop by 12/58. Dates at Aston unknown.????

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