East Yorkshire Motor Services
This page is dedicated to PRV or Roe products initially destined for East Yorkshire Motor Services; thus it is a compilation of products found elsewhere on this website.
Hall Lewis (Hall Lewis was the forunner of Park Royal Coachworks/Vehicles.)
This Hall Lewis C25R bodied Leyland TS2 (60634-7/9) was one of a batch of ten delivered March & April 1929 to East Yorkshire. They were numbered 120-9, KH 7914-23, but 124/6/7 & 9 were not used and passed to Eastern Counties. They covered express service routes including Scarborough to London. Information supplied by James Type compiled from Terry Stapley & James Fairchild (Transport Yorkshire Preservation Group). Further information from John Bennett.
Leyland Tiger Cub
Pictured outside the premises of Charles H Roe in Crossgates, Leeds this 1957 Leyland Tiger Cub (PSUC/1), Registration Number VKH 668, with attractive Roe B39F body. This was first of 6 such buses delivered to East Yorkshire Motor Services Limited, of Hull. (Information courtesy of Roger Hardy and Mike Averill.)
Registration Number 9727AT built in May 1961 (Body Nos. B47027-30); for East Yorkshire.
Registration Number 3754RH built in Feb 1963 (Body Nos. B48983-95); for East Yorkshire.
Registration Number 9766RH Built in June 1964 (Body Nos. B49901-10); for East Yorkshire.
Registration Number CKH786C Built in November 1964 (Body Nos. B52303-16); for East Yorkshire.
Registration Number GAT819D Built
in March 1966 (Body Nos. B53787-96); for East Yorkshire.
Seen best in this image, but also in Renown's & Bridgemasters above and the first Fleetline below, is the rather distinctive East Yorkshire moquette. I have been asked about the supplier of this moquette, and given that there appears to be little mention of it elsewhere on the Internet I shall redress that here. John Darwent kindly researched this, and I can confirm that Holdsworth was almost certainly the supplier. Now part of the Camira Group, Holdsworth, that began in 1822, has, almost since its inception, been a major force in furnishing public transport.
Registration Number MAT833F Built December 1967 (Body Nos. B55407-18); for East Yorkshire.
Registration Number RAT866G Built April 1969 (Body Nos. B56715-21); for East Yorkshire.
John Kaye comments that these are Roe photographs (R881 in the lower right corner of the first) and that they bear a strong resemblance to the interior of VKH 674 and could possibly be the interior of one of the batch of Leylands for East Yorkshire (VKH 668-673). Can you add to this?