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VehicleLeyland Leopard L2T
DP49F Marshall
Number2059 (HAC 628D)
New to Stratford-upon-Avon Blue Motors Ltd. (“Stratford Blue”) as fleet number 62
OperatorMidland Red West Limited
New (5/66) to Stratford-upon-Avon Blue Motors Ltd. (“Stratford Blue”), Stratford-Upon-Avon. Passed (1/1/71) to Birmingham & Midland Motor OC Ltd. (Midland “Red”), Birmingham. Operator renamed (29/3/74) to Midland Red OC Ltd. Withdrawn (5/78) with accident damage. Reinstated (11/78) as driver training vehicle. Passed (6/9/81) to Midland Red (West) Ltd., Worcester as driver training vehicle. Hire or loan (17/1/83–25/2/83) to Midland Red (North) Ltd., Cannock. Operator privatised (22/12/86) as Midland Red West Ltd. Withdrawn (4/92) with gearbox failure. Passed (4/95) to Worcester Bus Preservation Society, Worcester. Passed (6/04) to Graham Clifford, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex. Passed (7/18) to Chris Pearce (“Southdown Historic Vehicles”), Worthing. Passed (14/11/18) to Fred Lawrance, Colchester. Passed (4/21) to Chris Sampson, Colchester
LocationUpton Show Ground
DescriptionAttending a show with Chris Sampson at the wheel
Almost 33-years after this photograph was taken, Chris would become the owner of this vehicle.
DateSaturday 30th July 1988
SourceChris Sampson collection

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