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Quorn bus, 1929

In the 1920s and 1930s there were several different firms running buses through Quorn. The sign on the side of this bus says ‘Leicester & District Green Bus Co’, which was operated by Parrs Garage, based at 88 Church Gate in Leicester, and owned by Mr R Gerard.

The photograph was taken in 1929, somewhere between Quorn and Leicester, when the bus was on a route to Leicester via Quorn, Woodhouse Eaves, Cropston and Mowmacre Hill. The driver, (on the left), was Christopher Hubbard and the conductor was William Fowler.

John Bennett has kindly added the following information:
Bus details: RY 5863 Albion Viking PM28, chassis number 7018D. Body by Northern Counties of Wigan, bus, 32 seats, front entrance, new January 1928 to FH Gerard (Leicester and District Green Bus Service), Leicester. Fleet number 54.

John adds:
The service it was working was run jointly by Allen’s of Mountsorrel and Leicester & District and began in 1927.

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 Submitted on: 2015-11-06
 Submitted by: Thanks to Joan Rowbottom
 Artefact ID: 1903
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