LUR 446 - Bedford OB, 1950 (UK)

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Supplied new to Kirbys of Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire Sept 1950. Used for local and excursion work.

Moved to the West Country June 1965, bought by Bernells of Minehead, Somerset

July 1970 purchased by Venners, Witheridge, Devon

May 1972 sold to Perrets, Cheltenham , Gloucestershire

July 1973 bought by Manor Coaches, Winterbourne, Nr Bristol, Gloucestershire

July 1976 purchased by P Watts of Gloucester.

As part of the Queens Silver Jubilee celebrations, completed a journey

from John O' Groats to Land's End  with other commercial vehicles

Nov 1982 sold to Fielding and Haines, Gloucester

July 1986 registered to Fielding and Gittings, Gloucester.

(restored the engine and electrical system)

Bought by  Preston 's May 1989 for restoration at Herefordshire.

Completed in June 1995.

Acquired by current owner in September 2011 and full restoration undertaken back to the Kirby colours  (one of only two OBs left).

Now fully restored - July 2012