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EX. SMITHS COACH
Photo: RON HUNT
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Item #: 33100
Photograph showing an ex. Smiths coach c. 1957

Comment by: PeterP on 20th April 2021 at 21:02

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.

Comment by: Edna on 20th April 2021 at 21:31

These are the ones we went to Blackpool Illuminations in.We thought they were posh.

Comment by: Paul on 21st April 2021 at 17:28

My gran used to call a coach a saloon.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 22nd April 2021 at 09:13

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.

Comment by: Dave johnson on 30th April 2021 at 10:57

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?

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