Buckley Common



(Bill head of Harold Stanley 1935 - courtesy of the Buckley Society)

Harold Stanley appears to have purchased his first new bus in 1928 which was an  AEC 427 with Bell bodywork.  During the following year in 1929 a Chevrolet LQ 14 seater was bought new.  Two buses were purchased in 1932.  In 1935 a Leyland LT7 / Duple 32 seater coach was bought and in 1936 a Dodge PLB 26 seater was acquired.

It appears at one stage he had five buses and coaches.

The main routes operated were from Buckley to Shotton and from Mold to Llay Main Colliery.

In March 1939 he sold the bus business to Crosville for £3,000 and one bus was 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