'James', the chum, continues at length, expurgated for this blog.
... and finally Don Motors of Dunmow, Essex in 1976. It was subsequently bought back by SYPTE around 1980 and used for apprentice training at the Meadowhall training centre. It would have gone to the scrapman in the late 1980s but a group of employees persuaded the management of Mainline / SYT (i.e. the operating company) to keep the vehicle on and fully restore it to its former glory. The work was undertaken by engineering staff at SYT's East Bank Garage and it was subsequently outshopped looking resplendent, in 1987.
And, talking of 'James', Christ Church Hackenthorpe has a "mobile church", a bus called James, seen here at the same shops on Delves Road where chum 'James' conducted the mystery bus. The connection is purely co-incidental!
Next blog : due Thursday July 14th