D C Jones & Sons

Ruabon




 

Photo courtesy John Law
BACKGROUND HISTORY
The business of D C Jones and Sons was started in 1927 by Albert Norman Jones. However because of Norman's young age the firm had to be in the name of his father David Charles Jones. Norman's first vehicle was a lorry that conveyed miners. The business eventually built up to 4 vehicles being used.

During the war Norman took on a contract operating a stage carriage service for Crosville to the local industrial estate. After the war the business was predominately tours, excursions and private hire.

In the mid 1970s the business was transferred to Norman's son Donald who obtained a portfolio of school contract work and UK and European tours. The business ceased in December 1981 and was sold to Vale of Llangollen Travel.



HISTORIC FLEET LIST
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 vehcile 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 by clicking the tab at the bottom of the table.

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





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