Rhyl United Coachways Limited


Rhyl United Coachways Limited was formed by 4 operators in 1944 these being :-

Thomas Hudson (Blue Bird Motors) - 16 Butterton Road Rhyl,
H J Stephens - 44 West Parade, Rhyl
C & G Vaughan t/a R Vaughan and Sons (Grey Coaches) - Westcliffe Garage, Rhyl
Joseph Walsh (Crimson Coaches) - 6 John Street, Rhyl

During the period 1947 to 1962 some 20 new vehicles were purchased predominantly Bedford all of which were petrol engined coaches. The main business of the company was single seat bookings for tours around north Wales for tourists holidaying in Rhyl and the surrounding area.

In 1961 Rhyl United Coachways Limited purchased the business of Arthur Owen t/a Owen's Allendale Coaches, Allendale, 16 Aquarium Street, Rhyl (for £3,500 including 4 x Bedford Coaches and 2 properties)

In 1969 " the business " was bought by Peter Charles Evans and his son Robert David Evans.

The name 'Rhyl United' was continued by Peter Evans and Son. In June 1984 the name 'Rhyl United' was acquired by S and W M Kerfoot-Davies (Voel Coaches).

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