About us....
NEWS - NEWS - NEWS
Preserved Vehicle Register
Rhymney Valley T.P.S.
Invitation to join RVTPS
Welsh Rallies 2007
Rally Report-Barry 2006
Rally Report-Blaenavon '06
Rally Report-Merthyr '06
-Bus & Coach Wales-a history
-Swansea F of T History
Marketplace
On line shop-lorries
Leave your comments here
Archive Photo Gallery
- Aberdare Corporation
- Alpine
- Bedwas & Machen
- Brewer of Caerau
- Caerphilly Greys
- Cardiff Bus
- Clynnog & Trefor
- Creamline of Tonmawr
- Crosville in Wales
- Cynon Valley
- East End Coaches
- Peter Evans Clwydian
- Eynons of Trimsaran
- Falconer & Watts
- Gelligaer U.D.C.
- Hills of Tredegar
- Inter-Valley-Link
- Islwyn B. T.
- Jones, Aberbeeg
- Jones, Menai Bridge
- Llandudno U.D.C.
- Llynfi Motor Services
- Merthyr Corporation
- Morlais Services
- Morris of Swansea
- National Welsh
- Newport Transport
- Owens of Rhiwlas
- Parfitts Motor Services
- Phillips,Penrhiwceiber
- Rhondda Buses
- Rhymney Valley D.C.
- Richards Bros.
- Shamrock Group
- Silcox Motor Coach
- Silver Star Coaches
- South Wales Transport
- Taff Ely Transport
- West Mon
- West Wales Motors
- Western Welsh
- Whiteways of Waenfawr
- Williams of Deniolien
- Glyn Williams
- coach operators-small
- Seddons in Wales
Exiled to Malta
COMMERCIAL VEHICLES
- fire appliances
- Haulage fleets
- LCV s
- Municipal Vehicles
- Welsh Brewery drays
- Wynns of Newport
- preserved in Wales
Funicular Railways
LINKS - Welsh
RVTPS MEMBERS ONLY
LINK - Bedford World
Members-Museum Plans
Archive Pages
Archive pages
- Davies, Pencader
Llandudno UDC

Llandudno UDC started to operate motor buses following the granting of  powers to operate motorbuses in March 1928. On the 30 July 1928, the first service commenced around the Great Orme headland on Marine Drive .  The initial fleet consisted of  a Dennis G and a Guy, toastrack open sided buses both liveried in maroon and seating 20 and 18 respectively. During the next two year the fleet was increased by four additional toastrack vehicles.

 The Builder Street West garage was opened in 1928 as their base.

This tourist route remained the operators sole route until 1950, when an additional circuler service was introduced running from Prince Edward Square travelling via the Little Orme and Gloddaeth Woods to Llanrhos, and  returning via the West Shore. The following year, a further service to St. Tudno's Church on the Great Orme commenced. During the 1950s the fleet  reached its maximum of seventeen vehicles, and the livery was modified to maroon and cream. In 1968 two Dennis Pax vehicles were delivered and heralded a change in livery to dark blue and cream and these where locally described as "prison buses" due to their utility appearance and colour scheme.

On 1st April 1974 Llandudno UDC became part of the new Aberconwy District Council in the county of Gwynedd. All the bus services and vehicles, including the Great Orme Tramway were transferred to the new authority, marking the end of Llandudno UDC as an independent municipal operator.

The complete Llandudno UDC fleet was as follows:

CC8222   Dennis G with Roberts Toastrack 20 seat  body new 1928

CC8223   Guy OND with Roberts toastrack 18 seat body new 1928

CC8670   Dennis G with Roberts toastrack 20 seat body new 1929

CC8671   Dennis G with Roberts toastrack 20 seat body new 1929

CC9305   Dennis GL with Roberst toastrack 20 seat body new 1930

CC9424   Dennis GL with Roberts toastrack 20 seat body new 1930

JC2772    Guy Wolf with Guy B20F body new 1935

JC4557    Commer PN3 with Waveney B20F body new in 1937

JC5313     Guy Wolf with Waveney B20F body new in 1938

JC8344     Guy Wolf with Barnard B21F body new in 1948

JC9735     Guy Wolf with Barnard B21F body new in 1949

JC9736     Guy Wolf with Barnard B21F body new in 1949

AJC 91     Foden PVSC6 with Metalcraft FB31F body new in 1951

AJC 92    Foden PVSC6 with Metalcraft FB31F body new in 1951

AJC 550 Guy Wolf with Metalcraft B24F body new in 1951

AJC 551 Guy Wolf with Metalcraft B24F body new in 1951

AJC 552 Guy Wolf with Metalcraft B24F body new in 1951

CCC 596 Guy Otter with Roe B25F body new in 1954

CCC 597 Guy Otter with Roe B25F body new in 1954

FJC 736F Dennis Pax with Dennis B33F body new in 1968

FJC 737F Dennis Pax with Dennis B33F body new in 1968

KCC 782P Bedford SB5 with Willowbrook body

KCC783P Bedford SB5 with Willowbrook body

YPH 760J Bedford VAS5 with Duple Vista 25 body

GJH249L Bedford VAS5 with Duple Vista 25 body

NPF650W Bedford VAS5 with Duple Dominant body

TPF 12X    Bedford VAS5 with Plaxton Supreme IV body

A609 XFM Bedford VAS5 with Plaxton Supreme IV body

 



.

©2005 Rhymney Valley Transport Preservation Society