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Yorkshire Woollen District Transport Co. Ltd.

Yorkshire Woollen District Transport Co Ltd served the Woollen towns of the West Riding of Yorkshire: Huddersfield and Bradford produced fine worsted cloth, Halifax produced carpets and Dewsbury and Batley produced heavy wollens such as blankets, overcoats and sports jacket material.  Wakefield, Leeds, Keighley, Heckmondwike and Cleckheaton also figured in Y.W.D's operations and it was J.B. Priestley who combined the names of the two last towns to create the ficticious town Cleckleywike which appeared in his play "When we are married".

Many of the above mentioned towns were situated at the foothills of the Pennine range thus making Y.W.D's operating territory very hilly, which necessitated the need for reliable and powerful buses.  Leyland Motors played a dominant role in the fleet for many years supplying Lions, Tigers, Cubs and Titans together with Charles.H.Roe of Leeds who supplied much of the bodywork.  During the war Leyland became a principal supplier of military equipment, including tanks, and the production of buses and lorries ceased until 1946.  Guy Motors supplied thousands of buses during the war years and although built to utility standards, were rugged and extremely reliable.  Further purchases of Guy chassis were made after the war until Leyland Vehicles became more readily available.  A change of purchasing policy came about in 1954 when A.E.C. coaches were acquired: A.E.C. became the order of the day for many years.

The company's original livery of maroon and county cream together with full lining out in black gold and white graced the buses up to about 1954 when a new utterly ghastly, drab red livery without any relief whatever defiled the buses.

Yorkshire Woollen was another company owned by British Electric Traction and operated trams in its early years.

These images would be ideal to all bus enthusiasts who have a special interest in Yorkshire Woollen District vehicles.

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