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Gidlow Boys Annual School Trip 1958.
Photo: Barrie
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Item #: 29407
20-06-1958. Rhyl coach park. Group of the teachers with 2 of the Walls coaches prior to leaving after the afternoon spent in Rhyl. Can anyone name them?

Comment by: Eric on 4th June 2017 at 20:53

I would say there was a mr shamrock,mr brown, mr tickle and a mr Moran?

Comment by: Garry on 5th June 2017 at 08:13

Walls were based in Ince, now Grayways.

Comment by: Joan Beckett Wilding on 5th June 2017 at 09:08

My uncle Joseph Rooney used to drive the coaches at Walls

Comment by: Stuart on 5th June 2017 at 16:03

It's Jack Sharrock not shamrock.

Comment by: Eric on 5th June 2017 at 18:07

Sorry got the spelling wrong on jack shamrock.another teacher on there is mr Redford, I think.known as pop radford cheers.eric

Comment by: B. on 6th June 2017 at 15:50

Joan, would that be Dave Rooney's dad?

Comment by: Rev David Long on 10th June 2017 at 11:29

From the other pic, the two coaches have sequential number plates - 453 & 454 DTJ, and they also have Duple coachwork. 454 is an underfloor-engined Leyland Tiger Cub, a mid-weight chassis, whilst 453 is a front-engined Bedford, a lightweight chassis. The pic shows the different way the same coach body was applied to different chassis types. An anorak's delight!

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