Isle of Wight Buses and cars

This series of bus photographs was provided mainly by Steve Palmer
[SP] and Geoff Allan [GA]

They are all of Southern Vectis vehicles unless stated otherwise.

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Dennis Lancet DL9710 (c 1935)

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Bristol K BDL101 in Newport in 1951

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Dennis Ace DL9015 20 seater built 1935 in use to the late 40s.

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Guy Arab BRD754 Ex Reading in use 1942-55 a 55 seater bought by SV from Wavel Enterprise bus co. Newport in 1951.

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Bristol BDL850 L5G 35 seater in use 1938-54 Seen here at Ryde (WHSmith)

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Bedford WTB BDL... 25 seater in use 1937-54 Seen here at Ryde (WHSmith)

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Bristol K5G CAP234 Fleet no 903 Bought in 1960 by SV from Brighton Scrapped 1968. A 56 seater here on Shanklin Esplanade.

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Bristol L5G CDL603 (Chassis) a 35 seater in use 1939-55

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Bristol K5G CDL899 56 seater built 1939, converted to open top in 1959 (Looks like St James Sq Newport)

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Bristol L5G CDL612 Harrington Body, in island use 1939 - 56

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Bristol K5G EDL656 ECW (Eastern coach works, Lowestoft), 55 seater in use 1946 into the 60s.

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Bedford OB GDL796 Duple 29 seater 1947-60 seen here outside Sandown library.

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Bristol K5G FRU304 Built mid 1940s, bought from Hants & Dorset 1964, used by SV until 1973, here approaching Sandown from Yaverland

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Bristol K5G (E/F)HT815 Fleet no. 776 built 1939, came to the island and saw service from 1955-57

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Bristol K5G FDL296 in use 1948 - early 60s

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Bristol K5G GL6612 built in 1939 bought from Brighton 1962-65 in use on the island, Sandown library on the right of the picture.

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Seaview Services Leyland Titan GDL764 on the short route Ryde to Seaview.

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Crossley Whitson single decker GDL32, 33 seats, built 1949, purchased from Nash of Ventnor in 1956 and saw 4 years service with Southern Vectis.

[SP]
Bedford OB Duple GDL226, 30 seater SV from 1949-63

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Bristol LL5G HDL282, 39 seater in use 1951-64

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Bristol JDL758, 39 seater coach in SV use 1953-68

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Bristol LD6G Lodekka KDL410 56 seater in SV use 1956 - late 1970s seen here in Newport Bus station.

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Bristol LD6G Lodekka MDL952 60 seater in island use late 50s to the mid 80s Seen here in Ventnor.

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Bristol LD6G Lodekka ODL12 at Shanklin bus station

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Bristol LD6G Lodekka YDL316

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Bristol LD6G Lodekka advertising Red Funnel, at Ryde bus station

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Bristol FLF6G Lodekka BDL583B, 70 seater front entrance

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Bristol MW FDL927D 43 seater single decker, in use 1968-82 on the Haylands-Ryde-Seaview route.

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Bristol Duple coach, KDL885F, in 1968

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Bristol VRT NDL637M, type in use 1968 - 1982, here seen at Ryde Esplanade

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Leyland Plaxton coach 47 seats. Built 1974 acquired by SV from Western National in 1982

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Bristol LD6G Lodekka MDL954 seen at Yarmouth in the late 1970s

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Bristol VRT UFX856S, a 74 seater built in 1977, SV acquired from Hants and Dorset in 1979

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Bristol VRT UFX855S, in Radio Victory livery, 1983

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Bristol VRT MDL650R, a 74 seater painted in old Vectis livery in 1979 to celebrate 50 years of Southern Vectis.

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Bristol VRT FDL 680V celebrating 100 years of the IW County Press in 1984 (shown here in Ryde).

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Leyland Olympian WDL692Y, a 75 seater, all over advertising sponsored by Ryde Lions Club

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Dennis Dart N810PDL, a 33 seater photographed June 1996 in Newport.

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Bristol LHS Built 1980 acquired by SV from Devon General. Island used until 1988.

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Bristol LL5G HDL283 : a 39 seater in Island use c1951-c1965. Route 12 was Sandown~Shanklin~Newport~Freshwater Bay

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Bristol FLF CDL479C at Ryde when in use as a 'heritage fleet' bus in 1989

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Bristol FLF CDL479C at Ryde when in use as a 'heritage fleet' bus in 1989

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Bristol K6G CDL899 at Alum Bay in 1991

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Bristol K6G CDL899 and Leyland Olympian WDL142 at Alum Bay in 1991

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Leyland Olympian WDL142 at Alum Bay in 1991

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Bristol LD MDL952 and Bristol K6G CDL899 at Alum Bay in 1991

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Bristol LD MDL952 at Alum Bay in 1991

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Bristol LD MDL952 at Ryde in 1986

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Preserved Bristol LL5G HDL273, at Havenstreet in August 2009

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Bristol K6G passing through Newchurch High Street on service 41
   

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One of G S Nash's coaches. The driver is Ernest Jeffrey.

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DL-117. The driver is Ernest Webb with his wife Emily (nee Guttridge) in the passenger seat.
   

Photo credits :

GA : Geoff Allan collection
BJ : Bob Jeffrey collection
AK : Alan Kimber collection
SP : Steve Palmer collection