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Yorkshire Traction buys County Motors

24th January 1969
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Page 27, 24th January 1969 — Yorkshire Traction buys County Motors
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• The Yorkshire Traction Co. Ltd. has recently acquired the shares in County Motors (Lepton) Ltd., previously owned by the West Riding Automobile Co. Ltd. and the Yorkshire Woollen District Transport Co. Ltd., and as a result of the acquisition is at present taking over responsibility for operating the stage carriage and other services provided by County Motors, which will be put into voluntary liquidation in due course.

The familiar blue and cream buses of County Motors (Lepton) Limited have been operating in the Huddersfield area for over 40 years, and in 1927 the company was acquired jointly by Yorkshire Woollen, West Riding and Yorkshire Traction.

All the staff have been transferred to Yorkshire Traction, and Mr. Eric Green, who has been manager of the company since 1942, has been appointed area superintendent. Huddersfield, for Yorkshire Traction.


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