Quite a few operators had Ultimate tickets that just had the words ‘Transport Services’ rather than their name as with the blank Setright Speed rolls obviously cheaper. I have two kinds the one above with the value printed in blue over the black printing of the ticket and the other is more the norm with the value printed in black to the left of the ‘Subject to conditions’ statement. One thing of interest is the different fonts used with the serial numbers serif and sans-serif mind you as an ex-printer myself they probably used the first number boxes they came to
Primrose Valley Garage & Coach Co to give them their full title were based at Primrose Valley a very small village with a very big caravan park about 2 miles down the coast from Filey in North Yorkshire. Its main route I think was to Filey and in summer it would be very busy indeed with holiday makers which is where I collected the tickets above. I do not remember seeing their buses in Scarborough I think East Yorkshire would of had that route with their Bridlington or Hull run. I must admit there is not much about Primrose Valley on the internet that I can find so information is a bit thin I think all their buses were second hand. If you know about them why not share it with the rest of us please leave a comment.
Primrose Valley Coaches main line work was between Reighton Sands Holiday Park – Dennis’s Holiday Park (Later to join forces with the Blue Dolphin).
Early vehicles used varied between 53 seat single deck vehicles and a small Bristol L.H.
Like a lot of operators who were looking to pick up more work the services were extended to run to Scarborough in the north and Bridlington in the south.
At this time the vehicle changes saw the introduction of ex London Transport DMS, and ex Manchester Atlanteans.
The final input of used vehicles saw ex Birmingham Daimler Fleetlines.
I do have a complete (hopefully) fleet list for Primrose Valley Coaches, both pre and post EYMS, on MS Excel if anyone is interested. Please request a copy through this website.
For those that are interested I have discovered a few pictures of vehicles which were operated by Primrose Valley Coaches.
This link will take you there: Primrose Valley Shots