EMW 284Click here to view more photos of EMW 284.

The chassis was new to Wilts and Dorset Motor Services in 1947, but a body wasn’t fitted until 1949.  It remained in service with Wilts and Dorset until 1962, before  being used by Enham Alamein Disabled Village at Andover and then passing into preservation.  Its current owner bought the bus in 1983.

The bus was repainted at the start of 2012 and has since had its seats re-upholstered and internal flooring replaced.

Technical stuff:

Manufacturer:  Bristol Commercial Vehicles

Type:  L6B

Chassis No:  65.089

Registration No: EMW284

Date of first registration: 1949

Fleet No: 279

Engine: Bristol 6 cylinder

Body manufacturer: Beadle

Seating: C32R

Original operator: Wilts and Dorset

Withdrawn: 1962

Subsequent owners:  

  • Enham Alamein Disabled Village, Andover
  • Salisbury Preservation Group
  • Lionel Tancock, 1983

Livery:  Wilts and Dorset

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