issue 186 (August – September 2023)
Harrington may have ceased coachbuilding well over 50 years ago, but there was a fine array of its erstwhile beauties at Wythall in the Spring. We report on that, and a strange proposal from Marshall found in The Bus Archive for an open-platform, rear-entrance double decker – we assume for London. And while we’re on about oddities, we look at MCW’s unpopular Topaz coachwork.
A picture of a small bus at very rural Lower Ashton in Devon in 1963 in the previous edition has led to pictures and a story of minibuses at both Higher and Lower Ashton a few years later in this issue. We have more buses going under bridges, a bus that ended up on the rails in Ireland, a lot of buses lining roads in Yorkshire when the Pope dropped by, and Bristol KSWs on route 1 in Bristol.
The Western Isles of Scotland are beautiful. Stephen Morris felt the call and tells us of a memorable family visit to Skye he made in 1981 by coach and bus. Inspired by a comment from the late Robert Jowitt, Michael Dryhurst shows us a range of buses viewed from a different angle, while Chris Drew tells us about a Routemaster coach he has known and loved over the years.
in this issue
- a Harrington day – style on display at Wythall in May
- a strange proposal from Marshall – from The Bus Archive
- minibuses in the Haldon Hills – at Higher and Lower Ashton
- when the Pope dropped by – rather a lot of buses turned up
- MCW's Topaz coach body – didn't shine very brightly
- Irish road to rail – a bus conversion across the water
- Harpers in Lichfield – more buses going under bridges
- an appeal for a T – help needed to restore a rare Regal
- when the far Cuillins are calling – Stephen Morris headed for the Isle of Skye
- looking down on the world – Michael Dryhurst from on high
- Bristol KSWs on the 1 road – in Bristol
- an RMC I have known – and loved, says Chris Drew
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