972EHW was part of a batch of buses delivered to the Bristol Joint Services fleet
of Bristol Omnibus Company for use on Bristol City Services. She is a Bristol “Lodekka”
type bus, with a Bristol 6-cylinder diesel engine driving through a five speed manual
gearbox to a drop centre rear axle, enabling a low overall height whilst retaining
central saloon gangways.
When she had finished her service in Bristol she was acquired to be used for the
transport of fruit pickers and eventually acquired by preservationist Geoff Green,
before being sold to Alan Peters and Mike Walker: Alan later gave up his share in
Restorations underway and almost finished, it is anticipated that she will return
to the rally circuit during 2009/10.