MORE BERE REGIS PICTURES
Another selection of their coaches from Malcolm Knight
|Bedford SB VOR160 at Blandford depot - it was one of the vehicles I came across in my 1971 journeyings described in 'Passenger with Pearce'. It was working the Frampton - Dorchester route on the day I rode on it. A member of the fleet for 19 years from April 1965 to September 1984.|
|Bedford Minibus FJT452D, 11-seater with Martin Walter body, bought new in November 1966 and in the fleet until 1971.|
|Volvo / Duple 4506UB at Dorchester Council Yard, bought from Smiths of Wigan in 1986 and sold in 1990.|
|CBU52C at the Council Yard in Trinity Street, Dorchester. One of three Bedford SB5 / Duple 41-seaters bought new in 1965; the other two were CBU51C and CBU53C. The vehicle to the right is probably House of Hilton's Bedford OB LTA904.|
|A line up of four Bere Regis vehicles resting between duties. From the left UFX567, one of two AEC 51-seaters new to Bere Regis in 1963 (the other was UFX568); then follow a trio of Bedford SB: 4761AC, UFR123 and OBA776.|
|Two Bere Regis vehicles picking up at Dorchester Museum, Bedford SB 4761AC leads an unidentified coach. In the fleet from 1965 until 1982.|
|780TTE, a Ford / Plaxton 41-seater that was new to Travis of Droylsden in 1961. In the fleet from 1967 until 1982.|
|MTK328, a Bedford / Plaxton 41-seater, new to Bere Regis in 1961. Colin Hallett remembers it boiling up at Sherborne one day in 1981.|
|Bedford SB VHO443 with Burlingham Seagull body, parked somewhere, somewhen . . . only in the fleet for three years from 1968 to 1971.|
|JP8147, seen in November 1964. A
1950 AEC Regal with a Beccols Roadmaster body. Bere Regis had several similar vehicles,
acquired possibly through Lancashire Motor Traders with whom there was a
close relationship. In the fleet from 1955 to 1965.
(photo by Ken Jubb)
The development of the Bere Regis & District bus service network from 1949 to 1979 is outlined here in a chart listing the routes.
A list of the operators acquired by Bere Regis & District over the years is here.
======== all photographs courtesy of Malcolm Knight except JP8147 which was taken by Ken Jubb ============
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