L E Roberts and Son 


Clawddnewydd  and Ruthin


Llewelyn Ewart Roberts started his business from the village of Clawddnewydd together with his wife Margaret Elizabeth Roberts and his son Erfyl. Initially the business traded as L E Roberts and Son. It started mainly with taxis and minibuses but extended to full size buses. In 1988 the first new coach was purchased a 27 seater Mercedes Vario with a North West Coach Sales body. From 1990 the trading name Cloion Coaches was utilised.

In 2001 a new depot at Lon Parcwr was utilised. Erfyl obtained an operators licence in his own name and services were operated to various locations around Ruthin.

In March 2002 the premises at Lon Parcwr, the goodwill and one vehicle was sold to GHA. This company then utilised this depot as their base for operations in the Denbighshire area.

The table below gives a list of all recorded vehicles known to have been with this operator.  I am indebted to David Donati for his dedicated work in compiling this data and enabling me to present it.

In the right hand column - where available - there is a link to a photograph of the vehicle.  The photo will open in a new window.  Links in CAPITAL LETTERS suggest the vehicle is seen when with the operator.

The column 'Pre HISTORY' shows information about the vehicle before joining the fleet including any re-registrations.  The column 'Post HISTORY' shows information about when the vehicle left the fleet and any known information of the subsequent history after the vehicle left the fleet.

For those who would wish to see the chassis and body numbers - these are to be found on the right hand side of the table below. You may need to scroll to the bottom of the page and then scroll the page to the right.

Any suggested corrections or comments would be very welcome - please contact me using the 'how to contact me page'

Please use the link at the top of the page to return to the ceased operators index.

© Ron Hughes and David Donati - any reproduction should give credit to the originator and may require permission.

© David Donati & Ron Hughes - any reproduction should give credit to the originator and may require permission