617 DDV is a Bristol MW6G
This coach was new to Southern National Omnibus Company in April 1960, operating in Royal Blue livery with fleet no 2250. She was transferred to Western National Omnibus Company in November 1969, spending most of her time with both companies based at Bournemouth with a spell at Ilfracombe between 1969 and 1971. In 1974 she had a couple of periods on hire, first to Hants & Dorset Motor Services and then to Thames Valley & Aldershot Omnibus Company.
After withdrawal from service in 1976 she had a variety of owners before passing to North Somerset Coaches at Nailsea in 2013 and subsequently to member Richard Avery in June 2016.
Manufacturer: Bristol Commercial Vehicles
Registration No: 617 DDV
Date of first registration: 1 April 1960
Fleet No: 2250
Engine: Gardner 6 HLW
Body manufacturer: Eastern Coachworks
Body type: C41F
Original operator: Southern National (Royal Blue)
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Livery: Royal Blue