Rothwell Motor Services

Dee Lane



The fleet history ascertained suggests that this business was started in around 1925 with a Ford Model T.  Ironically this vehicle DD2728 was purchased from Crosville.  They had acquired it themselves second hand from G Hooker in Cirencester in 1924 but they only kept it for a short period before selling to James.

It is known that Rothwell Motor Service ran a route from Wrexham to Holt and Broxton.

James sold his business to Crosville in January 1934 and 5 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