Hundreds enjoy Chepstow vintage bus show

CLASSIC: Tony Jenkins with his 1964 AEC Western Welsh double decker

BUS PARADE: Some of the Red & White buses on show on Saturday

VINTAGE: A shot of the1957 Bedford SB coach in the colours of Peake's of Pontypool at the Chepstow bus fair

First published in News

AROUND 400 visitors were treated to a nostalgic exhibition of vintage buses in Chepstow on Saturday.

Red and White vintage bus enthusiasts stepped back in time for a ride on a fleet of buses which were brought to The Old Ferry Inn, Beachley for the annual Red and White Day of Nostalgia.

Among the 14 buses, which were built between 1949 and 1968 , was Tony Jenkins, of Cwmbran with his 1964 A.E.C Western Welsh double decker and a 1957 Bedford S.B coach of Peake’s, Pontypool.

Red & White Services expanded rapidly during the 1930s from new headquarters in Chepstow and was operating a fleet of over 400 buses and coaches by 1937 in the South Wales area and further afield.

Many of the visitors enjoyed a ride on two of the buses, one of them a Red and White Guy Arab, 1949, owned by Ken and Shirley Morgan, who worked as a driver and bus conductress respectively for the company.

Organiser, Robert Edworthy of Rogiet, is an avid fan of vintage buses.

He said: "All the exhibitors are friends who have spent hours restoring their buses and come from across South Wales to display their models."

"We ran several trips on the buses to the Forest of Dean and were blessed with glorious sunshine."

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