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VehicleLeyland Leopard PSU3/4R — Midland Red type code: LS18
B10F Willowbrook
New with DP48F layout, reseated (4/71) to B53F layout . Workshop conversion (by 2/82) to B10F layout
Number5185 HA
New to Birmingham & Midland Motor OC Ltd. (Midland “Red”) as fleet number 5185
OperatorRichard O’Brien
New (5/63) to Birmingham & Midland Motor OC Ltd. (Midland “Red”), Birmingham. Operator renamed (29/3/74) to Midland Red OC Ltd. Withdrawn (3/78). Passed (5/79) to South Cambridgeshire District Council. Passed (c. ?/90) to Richard Blackmore (“Mill Green Cricket Club”), Shudy Camps, Cambridge. Passed (23/11/17) to Richard O’Brien, Cambridgeshire
LocationMill Green Cricket Club, Shudy Camps, Cambridge.
DescriptionSeen shortly after finding a new owner… only it’s fourth in 55-years!
DateThursday 23rd November 2017
SourcePhotograph © Richard O’Brien. Used with his kind permission.
Gromitt 77 on Wednesday 12th June 2019
Now resides in Clowne at the side of the salvaged kitchen

Gromitt 77 on Wednesday 12th June 2019
This is a link to my Flickr picture of it taken 12 June 2019 https://www.flickr.com/gp/bubblin40/24t7K5

DD12 on Thursday 13th June 2019
Thanks Gromitt ! - (The front end styling of this bus looks a bit like it belongs in a Wallace + Gromitt film !) -- I'm very glad it survives. -- When I was very young, 50 years ago, I used to be impressed by the build quality of the bodywork of these buses -- as demonstrated by 5185 ! -- -- It's a shame that no-one seems to want to preserve / restore it, -- I would do IF I had enough money !

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