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209 Premier Travel Services NMU 7 and OVE 232J in Rochdale - April 1972
April 1972 – Yelloway and Premier Travel had a close working relationship spanning many years notably on the joint services between the North-west and Cambridge/Clacton-on-Sea via the East Midlands. Two Premier Travel coaches, both on AEC Reliance chassis, are seen on the parking area between Weir Street and Penn Street close to the Yelloway garage in Rochdale. On the left was 217 (NMU 7) with Harrington Cavalier body (new to Valiant, London in April 1963) and on the right 209 (OVE 232J) with Alexander ‘Y’ type body (new to Premier Travel in October 1970). Having two Premier Travel coaches parked at Weir Street like this in the month of April leads me to believe it would have been very close to the Easter weekend when service duplication took place more than usual.