Charles William SHONE

Is-y-Coed Motor Services

Bowling Bank




Charlie Shone
operated a bus service from Wrexham to Bangor-on-Dee. 

The first vehicle thought to have been operated by Charlie Shone was a Ford TT Charabanc possibly similar to the one depicted below. It is believed it was purchased from J A Lloyd of Trawsfynydd but the exact date is not known. It is known that the Charabanc was new in 1921.

Charlie bought a new Bedford (UN8458) in 1935 and he also bought a new Albion (AUN318) in 1937 and a further new Bedford (AUN865) in 1938.

He sold his business to Crosville in March 1940 for £700 but no buses were transferred. 

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