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Note: Most of these videos appear elsewhere on this site (embedded meaning that they are playable within the pages).  This site does contain other direct video links that are not embedded.  Not all of these videos are solely associated with Park Royal Vehicles but they are social history and, as this is fundamental to this website, I make no apologies for including them.  I am grateful to my visitors for supplying these videos. 

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[1] Memories of Trams, Buses & Trolleybuses by Eric Jones

Here I'm pleased to present a wonderful 9mm Cine Film made during the 1960ís by Eric Jones (a member of the PRVdesign Group) capturing nostalgic scenes of trams, buses & trolleybuses; a must for all die-hard bus transport enthusiasts. Ed.
The contents include rare footage of some P.R.V. workshops, bus production, buses being driven. 

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[2] Park Royal Memories by Steve Churcher

Here I'm pleased to present an excellent video of rare stills of bus production from the late-sixties to the mid-seventies at P.R.V. photographed & compiled by Steve Churcher; another must for all die-hard bus transport enthusiasts. Ed.

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[3] Take a trip on the lower deck front seat of RM1

Filmed during the London Transport Museum Depot's open weekend 10th October 2009.  Having left the depot we begin our filming part way down Bollo Lane, just beyond the junction with Roslin Road (Click here for the Google map/streetview of the film start point).  Passing by Chiswick Auctions on the corner of Colville Road we pass Chiswick Park Station and turn left under the bridge into Acton Lane.  Bearing right into South Parade, we continue on over the mini roundabout, passing the Murco Garage, and with Acton Green Common on our right, we pass several junctions until our filming stops at the pedestrian crossing just before the junction with The Orchard.

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Three videos by Ron Trotter:

[4]
"This May Happen - 1961" a video by Ron Trotter about preparations for the aftermath of nuclear war.

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These two videos by Ron Trotter are about the Bury Fire Brigade:

[5] "Blue Watch - 1958" Courtesy: Ron Trotter 

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[6] "Duty Watch - 1959" Courtesy: Ron Trotter 

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Videos supplied to me by Malcolm Harrison:

[7] Video mainly of London Transport Breakdown Tender JJ 4376 (AEC Regent) new in June 1933 as STL 159 but converted in February 1950 to a Breakdown Tender.  Scrapped in 1966, it is seen here being collected from LT's Aldenham works and driven to another site in the Harrow area.  Some of the video is taken from an accompanying Austin A40.  The beginning clip is probably taken at Harrow Weald and the rest is in the Harrow/Pinner area.  Various other buses are shown in the grounds of the Aldenham works.
Date: 1966 - Courtesy: Malcolm Harrison 

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[8] Video mainly of London Transport Breakdown Tender JJ 4376 (AEC Regent) new in June 1933 as STL 159 but converted in February 1950 to a Breakdown Tender. Scrapped in 1966, it is seen here being worked on by some enthusiasts.  Also buses seen at Sudbury Town, Middlesex.  And 'secretly filmed' Routemaster buses (RML's) at PRV (Park Royal Vehicles), Abbey Road, London NW10.
Date: mid 1960's - Courtesy: Malcolm Harrison 

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[9] Video mainly of London Transport Breakdown Tender JJ 4376 (AEC Regent) new in June 1933 as STL 159 but converted in February 1950 to a Breakdown Tender. Scrapped in 1966, it is seen here on a test run and, with various other commercial vehicles, at the 1968 Brighton Rally.
LT Route 74 is also briefly shown.
Date May 1968 - Courtesy: Malcolm Harrison

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[10] London buses filmed at Parliament Square (Great George St.), Trafalgar Square (National Gallery), Piccadilly Circus (Haymarket) and Aldgate High St. and bus terminus. 
Date Mid 1960's - Courtesy: Malcolm Harrison
(visit: www.prv.org.uk)

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[11] Various LT buses filmed at Westminster Bridge, Victoria, Trafalgar Square and Hampstead Village.
Date Late 1960's - Courtesy: Malcolm Harrison

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[12] Various LT buses filmed at Blackwall Tunnel, the Cenotaph, Whitehall and Westminster and a great Traction Engine Rally.
Date Mid 1960's - Courtesy: Malcolm Harrison

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[13] Various LT buses around London and at the bus terminus located at the Royal Forest Hotel, Chingford. Other areas shown are near Hampstead Heath, Central London and from the top of the Monument.  Also a journey on a London Underground train.
Date Mid 1960's - Courtesy: Malcolm Harrison

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[14] London to Brighton Commercial Vehicle Rally Sunday May 1st 1966.
Much of this video was filmed from the platform of RT 44 (FXT 219) - AEC Regent III - new in January 1940 and preserved. 
Date 1966 - Courtesy: Malcolm Harrison

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[15] London London buses filmed at Trafalgar Square, Admiralty Arch & The Mall, Hyde Park Lane, Marble Arch, Piccadilly and the entrance to LT's works on the Chiswick High Road. 
Date 1960's - Courtesy: Malcolm Harrison
This video is in black and white.

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Now for some videos taken at the biyearly reunion meetings of the PRV Design Group:

[16] Thames Reunion Cruise - 31st August 2013 

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[17] Bus Museum, Brooklands, Weybridge  - 20th June 2015.

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[18] Oxford Bus Museum - 10th June 2017 

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