Dyma-Fo


W T and E E Jones

Minera




 
BACKGROUND HISTORY

Bill Jones starting his driving career working part time driving a minibus for a friend Nefydd Jones. Unfortunately in 1977 Nefydd died and Bill decided to buy one of his minibuses and operate it on some evenings. He continued with his teaching career until he took early retirement in 1978 when the business became full time with his wife Eileen. They traded as W T and E E Jones but decided to use their house name 'Dyma Fo' as their logo. This translates to 'here it is'.

They soon had a school contract and also they won a council contract to operate a service involving Minera, Bronwylfa and Legacy.

In October 1981 they expanded by buying a number of routes and three vehicles from Williams and Davies of Southsea. These vehicles involved a coach and two double deckers. The following year a new service bus was purchased.

In February 1988 Bill and Eileen retired and the business was sold to Tony Strafford.

However in 1992 Bill agreed to buy back one of the coaches he had sold to Tony Strafford and used it for a while on a school contract.



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'





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