Photo: RON HUNT
Item #: 33100
When I worked at the pit Smiths coaches were used to get us to work. Also at the W/end they were laid on FREE to take you to the night clubs at Blackpool and Blackburn.
These are the ones we went to Blackpool Illuminations in.We thought they were posh.
My gran used to call a coach a saloon.
It's a 1950 Leyland Tiger PS2 with Beccols FC31F coachwork, new to Smiths of Wigan and bought from them in 1955 along with a number of others by Bere Regis & District.
Beccols built coaches at Chequerbent, Bolton between 1947 and 1952. The name was an amalgam of the founders' surnames - Beret BECket and George NiCOLS.
Peter I went to the Mecca in Blackpool every weekend in the early 70s and the coaches we travelled in were quite a lot newer than this?