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wm liptrot coaches
Photo: Dave Lewis
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Item #: 7520
My father with his Bedford val vega major, this machine was new in 1962 and was owned by Arthur smalley of liptrot coaches from bamfurlong, gerry lewis is seen here with his new coach in 1962.

Comment by: fred foster on 9th October 2008 at 19:25

Would that be Gerald Lewis who worked at Stones pit at one time?

Comment by: Dave Lewis on 9th October 2008 at 22:49

yes Fred it was, the knowledge i have is he worked in wood pit,also worked in stones pit, i remember him mentioning names like bert davies, frank mc mullen there were more but sorry can't remember, perhaps you could help.

Comment by: Bill Smalley on 12th October 2008 at 12:36

Gerry was one of the best good driver friend to all his passengers

Comment by: frank hitchen on 15th October 2008 at 19:19

my uncles drove for liptrots, and on the coal wagon for a long time, peter davidson and harry asherst, I cleaned the saloons when I was young.

Comment by: frank hitchen on 15th October 2008 at 19:25

my uncles drove for liptrots, and on the coal wagon for a long time, peter davidson and harry asherst then i cleand the saloons when I was young.

Comment by: frank hitchen on 15th October 2008 at 20:14

my uncles drove for liptrots, and on the coal wagon for a long time, peter davidson and harry ashurst, I cleaned the saloons when I was young.

Comment by: Bill Smalley Bamfurlong on 15th October 2008 at 21:27

I remember cleaning coaches too and you drowning with the hose pipe once or twice, I have got a couple of uncle Peter and uncle Harry many fond memories.

Comment by: Dave Lewis on 16th October 2008 at 06:46

Hi bill, my mother is trying to find old coach photos with my father on, when she finds them i will put them on, i can remember you and gerry servicing coal wagon and the six wheelers.

Comment by: irene on 16th October 2008 at 18:18

I have a video called A Platt Bridge Story. On it is a cine-film of a wedding which I would guess to be in the 1930s between Gladys Rigby and James Liptrot.It shows an older man standing very proudly ba a coach with the name William Liptrot on it. If this is your family, you probably have a copy, but if not I would be happy to lend it to you. I will watch this space!

Comment by: Dave Lewis on 16th October 2008 at 23:44

Hi irene, please put it on the album i would love to see that.

Comment by: Bill Smalley on 17th October 2008 at 20:13

Hello irene there was two Liptrots one in Platt Bridge Liptrot Bros Jim & James and Wm Liptrot Coaches Bamfurlong that was uncle Bill Liptrot they were all brothers.

Comment by: Bill Smalley on 17th October 2008 at 20:20

Hi Dave I have got 3 photos of your dad, your quite welcome to call and look when passing same house.

Comment by: Dave Lewis on 18th October 2008 at 00:38

thanks bill, i will call in near future, i've looked on all old bus & coach sites trying to find liptrots old vals, Ajp 95c lek 68j and twin mek 651 but had no luck.

Comment by: cliff unsworth on 18th October 2008 at 08:56

Hi dave, it's cliff from unsworths coaches i need to get in touch with your family and have drawn a blank so far dont think i can put my number on hear but bill knowes it.

Comment by: irene on 19th October 2008 at 11:21

dave, it is a video I have, not a photo, so can't put on album, I don't think... not well up with anything technical!Am going to get it transferred to a dvd, then would be willing to lend you video. If I seem cautious it is just that I don't think the video is still available and if tape snapped I wouldn't be able to replace it. watch this space!

Comment by: fred foster on 20th October 2008 at 08:09

When I worked at Stones with your dad, we were surface hands in 1948. On the same pit brow were Harry Chamberlain, Bob Paterson, Ronnie Roby, Stan Gore, Fred Foster from North Ashton,Arthur Wadsworth,Annie Lowe, Hilda Crank, Jean Mather, Peggy Carney, Peter Doyle, Tom Miller, to mention a few

Comment by: John Unsworth on 24th October 2008 at 21:17

Hi Dave John Unsworth, I rember your dad driving for Liptrots then later for my Dad Clifford Unsworth. Your taught me alot, I remember he used Old fold away Esso road maps to get about he country when he was Touring, I also remember him saying he "Never used a ring road" he would always go the direct route through any big town or city. He would need an Helicopter today to do that! I wonder what your dad would think about Sat Navs?

Comment by: Dave Lewis on 24th October 2008 at 23:41

Hi john not seen you in a long time,hope your in good heath yes your right about maps i remember mi dad studying maps night before a journey then he turn out next day get there no problem, he was gifted finding places, wish he was here to play with sat nav that would be fun john, thanks for your mail remember you well, regards Dave Lewis.

Comment by: Dave Lewis on 24th October 2008 at 23:53

Hi bill, can you put the photos on wiganworld album please, that would be great. regards Dave Lewis.

Comment by: s beck on 22nd December 2013 at 21:38

remember jerry used to take us on stubshie club fishing matches.He was also a good friend of my dad they were great times wish we could go back he was a true gent

Comment by: anne woods nee morris on 17th September 2017 at 15:30

I was at school with a Suzanne Liptrot - any relation. she will be 69 now, same as me

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