QUIZ PICTURE – No. 6

Frontpage Forum Puzzle Corner QUIZ PICTURE – No. 6

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  • #4924


    Billy

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    BUS to PARADISE

    Catch a Country Bus to Happiness was the Corporation’s Logo.
    When Guy motor buses such as this, filled Queen Square at their respective stops.just before the war.

    I have removed the destination sign of this one No.5 pictured outside the bus depot on Cleveland Street.
    Any idea were it was destined for.

    Below the old cellar head.

  • #4935


    Billy

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    The bus wasn’t going anywhere, it was a publicity shot taken outside Cleveland Road Depot. 182 was a Guy FC with a 35-seater Guy built body.
    These buses were envisaged for use on longer country runs, such as the [No17] Wolverhampton-Bridgnorth service, hence the roof mounted luggage rack.
    The vehicle had a relatively short life with WCT, first being licenced for service on 17/6/1929, but was delicensed and withdrawn from traffic on 28/2/1938.
    The bus was sold to G C Cooke, a London based vehicle dealer on 6/3/1938. No further information is known about its subsequent use.

    Re the side destination, Wheaton Aston was displayed for this picture, but the Wheaton Aston (via Brewood & Lapley) service was actually the 22 service.

    The No5 was the Willenhall service, a short working of the Walsall 5B route. After the war, some of the Corporation’s service numbers changed, but the 22 and 5 remained unaltered.

    Claire Pendrous

    Below the old cellar head.

  • #4936


    Billy

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    Your spot on Claire as usual.The destination side was indeed Wheaton Aston.
    The extra above information is most appreciated, as I am sure other members will agree.

    Below the old cellar head.

  • #4946


    Billy

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    SPECIAL BUS

    Staying with theme of Transport and Buses in particular What is special about this Photograph.

    Below the old cellar head.

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