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G and B bus

What we know about this image :

Taken in the bus station, this is a G and B Motor Services bus belonging to the Gillett brothers and Joseph Baker who had both begun services in 1923. In 1926, a service between Thornley, Wheatley Hill and Hartlepool was begun, the two companies amalgamating into G and B and then extending the route to Durham. In 1928 they added a service to Bishop Auckland from West Hartlepool.

The Baker family sold out to the Gilletts in 1959 but the public always referred to the buses as G and B. In 1974 after the death of the two Gillett brothers, the company was sold to United.

The image is probably taken in the late 1950s and the livery was dark brown and cream.

Creator : East Pennine Transport Group


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