Illustrated History for 972EHW

Chassis: LD6B 150192 Body: ECW 11408 Series 2 Engine: Bristol AVW Configuration: H33/25R
Status: Preserved     Last Reported: 3/2023

   Last updated : March 27th 2023 (brought up-to-date)

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by 9/2000 - current Alan Peters, Brislington & Dr Mike Walker, Bristol (for further preservation)
by 1/1998 - ?/2000 Geoff Green, Charfield (for further preservation)
10/1984 - ?/199? William Staniforth, Birmingham (for preservation)
by 7/1983 - 10/1984 Norton Strawberry Growers, Doncaster (non-PCV)
by 7/1981 - ?/198? Herring (Farmers) Ltd., Roxby (non-PCV)
1/1976 - ??197? Norths, Sherburn-in-Elmet (dealer)
7/1959 - 1/1976 Bristol Omnibus Company Ltd. LC8518

Photo : Chris Stewart

Following a complete restoration at Bulwark Engineering LC8518 made its rally debut at the 2010 Bristol Harbourside looking resplendent in Tilling green and cream.

Photo : Rob Sly

Seen in the yard of dealer Bristol Bus and Coach during 2001, LC8518 has now been stripped back to the bare aluminium for repainting in Bristol Omnibus livery.

Photo : Rob Sly

Rear view in the same location in 2001. This rare Bristol-engined former Bristol Omnibus LD is now in the safe hands of Bristol enthusiasts Alan Peters and Dr Mike Walker.

Photo : BVRES Collection

Having been acquired for preservation by William Staniforth, LC8518 is being converted back to bus condition. Just the last vestiges of the white livery remain, on the lower deck side windows.

Photo : John Briggs

Some time later at Norths, having been distinctively (and unsympathetically) repainted for Norton Strawberry Pickers. The usual steady stream of ex-NBC vehicles at Sherburn provides the backdrop.

Photo : John Briggs

At Norths, Sherburn-in-Elmet in 1976 straight out of service with Bristol Omnibus and accompanied by other redundant vehicles.

Seen in Tilling livery with the upper cream band and Bristol scroll fleetname, LC8518 is on the 15 to Shirehampton.


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