A couple of Setright Speeds from the well-known independent Harper Bros. of Heath Hayes, Staffordshire. These were issued about 1963 on their Lichfield – Kingstanding service, which at that time was usually operated by ex-London Transport RTs of the Cravens-bodied variety. I must confess I never really understood why Kingstanding should have been the terminus. Possibly Harper Bros. were prevented from going farther to some more important and obvious destination by objections to the Traffic Commissioners from tetchy municipal operators (or Midland Red). If so, then, clearly there must still have been sufficient custom to justify this curious, seemingly truncated traffic corridor.
Photograph and Copy contributed by Stephen Ford
14/04/11 – 05:00
The service only ran as far as Kingstanding because of restrictions by Birmingham Corporation Transport