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Sunday 26 April 2020

Hampson of Oswestry Bristol LH BNU 674G

Oswestry had a small Independent who operated a town service with a number of interesting vehicles over the years including this Bristol LH which had formerly been with Midland General.


Ross said...

I have a feeling that destination blind is the one it had in when purchased from Midland General (or perhaps it would have been Trent by the time it was sold; it looks like the Trent typeface).

Interesting that they've chosen to use the letter H (for Hampsons, I presume) at the start of the service number, no doubt to make it clear that it wasn't a Crosville bus, all their services in the area being in the D series. I think Crosville used H for Birkenhead. Or was it Runcorn/Widnes?

christopher said...

Yes Ross the locals would look at the H and think Hampson. Crosville used H in Liverpool and Warrington and F for Birkenhead.