Wakes Services Limited

Document 2 of 3  -  January 1970 - December 1984



The research into the Wakes Services Limited fleet of Sparkford and Wincanton was completed in April 2011 mainly by Paul Welling and Michael Wadman with support from  Roger Grimley and Ian Trotter.

R E Wake started operating in 1930 and further research and a book are being written on this period before Wakes Services Limited was established in January 1964.   Roger Grimley has recently published his book with the full story of "Wakes - The Early Years (1930 - 1964)".

In January 2000, South West Coaches was established and Hulberts of Yeovil took over Wakes Services Limited and combined the operations.  Some of the Wakes vehicles are still running today.  Wherever possible we have accurately tried to trace and seek permission from the owners of different vehicle pictures.

You can find Groups on the photo sharing site Flickr for both Wakes Services and South West Coaches:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/1524665@N20/

http://www.flickr.com/groups/1586906@N24/

If you have any information updates or want to get in touch, please contact Paul Welling by email:

welling.paul@yahoo.com




 

216 UYC

Ian Trotter

216UYC

History

      Mar 64 New to Hutchings and Cornelius, South Petherton

      Jun 70 Acquired by Wake, Sparkford

      Sep 71 Acquired by White Heather, Southsea

      Jul 77 Acquired by Cowdrey, Gosport (Priory Coaches)

      Jul 78 Acquired by Belsey, Pulborough

      Oct 83 Withdrawn

Technical information

      C41F

      Chassis AEC Reliance 2MU3RA3586

      Body Harrington Cavalier  2878


VWG 405


History

      63 New to Alexander Midland MW267

      Apr 71 Acquired by Wake, Sparkford

      Jun 75 Acquired by Mahood, Glengormley

      Mar 79 Acquired by Sinclair Seamen's Mission, Belfast

      By May 85 Re -registered IIA 8267

Technical information

      C29F

      Chassis Bedford VAS1 1342

      Body Duple Bella Vista  1157/14



 

VWG 406

Michael Wadman

VWG406 at the Wincanton Depot in 80

History

      63 New to Alexander Midland MW268

      Apr 71 Acquired by Wake, Sparkford and regularly driven by RE Wake

      Aug 83 Acquired by Rowland, Bournemouth

      By Jun 86 Acquired for conversion to mobile home

      By Sep 87 Re-registered APR 339A

Technical information

      C29F

      Chassis Bedford VAS1 1343

      Body Duple Bella Vista 1157/15



MAX 225E

Michael Wadman

MAX225E at the Sparkford Depot in 74

History

      67 New to Sergeant, Rogerstone

      Apr 71 Acquired by Wake, Sparkford

      By Mar 83 Withdrawn

      By May 92 Acquired by Stanford, Beckenham (car transporter)

      By Nov 95 Converted to mobile home

Technical information

      C45F

      Chassis Bedford VAM14 6876700

      Body Duple Viceroy 1208/260



894 EDH


History

      59 New to Osmond, Curry Rivel

      Jun 71 Acquired by Wake, Sparkford

      Jun 77 Acquired by ?

Technical information

      C45F

      Chassis Bedford SB3 69217

      Body Duple Super Vega  1105/317


GKR 796D

Paul Welling

GKR796D in Wincanton in 80 with GDF469D behind

Brian Botley (Ian Trotter)

GKR796D in Service with Derrick Wolstenholm

History

      66 New to Cox, Maidstone

      ? Acquired by Derrick Wolstenholme, Wincanton (North Dorset Coaches)

      Apr 72 Acquired by Wake, Sparkford

      cNov 82 Sold for scrap

Technical information

      C45F

      Chassis Bedford VAM5 6812857

      Body Duple Bella Venture 1205/165




KYA 196K

Paul Welling

KYA196K outside Bruton Church in summer 80

History

      Apr 72 New to Wake, Wincanton

      By May 86 Acquired by Elim Church, Yeovil,

Technical information

      C53F

      Chassis Ford R226 BC04LU54887

      Body Duple Viceroy 240/122


 

NYC 824L

R Marshall, Bristol Vintage Bus Group (Ian Trotter)

NYC 824L in Shepton Mallet

Michael Wadman

NYC 824L in Yeovil Bus station on 18 Jul 88

History

      Nov 72 New to Wake, Sparford

      Jan 00 Transferred to South West Coaches as withdrawn vehicle

      Jun 02 Used as a store shed 

      By Sep 04 Scrapped

Technical information

      B57F

      Chassis Bedford YRT 2T476121

      Body Willowbrook 72286



LJB 693E

Michael Wadman

LJB693E at Sparkford

Paul Welling

LJB693E at Wincanton in 80

History

      67 New to Bryan, Didcot

      Jul 69 Acquired by Lovering, Combe Martin

      Feb 73 Acquired by Wake, Sparkford

      Nov 82 Acquired by T S Mantle Sea Cadets

      Sep 85 Acquired by Llanishen Starlights Jazz Band

Technical information

      C44F

      Chassis Bedford VAM5 6877065

      Body Duple 1208/251



5552 UR

Michael Wadman

5552UR at Sparkford (FYC126C and MAX225E right)

History

      62 New to Premier Albanian,Watford

      ? Acquired by Osmond, Curry Rivel

      Feb 73 Acquired by Wake, Sparkford

      Dec 79 Acquired by Chilton Cantelo House School

Technical information

      C41F

      Chassis Bedford SB5 89568

      Body Duple  Super Vega 1145/263



PYB743L

LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01

John Law (Ian Trotter)

PYB743L at Yeovil Bus Station.  H&C (latterly Brutonian) CYA181J left

History

      Mar 73 New to Wake, Sparkford

      Apr 94 Sold for scrap

Technical information

      B57F

      Chassis Bedford YRT CW433574

      Body Willowbrook 72450



XAW 516K

Paul Welling

XAW516K in Station Road, Bruton in 80

History

      72 New to Whittle, Highley (D)

      Jun 73 Acquired by Wake, Sparkford

      Nov 82 Acquired by Lewis, Stalbridge

Technical information

      C45F

      Chassis Bedford YRQ 1T492597

      Body Duple Viceroy 244/50



SYA 778L

Ian Trotter

SYA778L in Sparkford

History

      Jun 73 New to Wake, Sparkford

      By Mar 90 Withdrawn

      May 91 Acquired by Nightingale, Exmouth and re-registered HIL 3472

      Jul 96 Acquired by Edgecumbe, Sidmouth

Technical information

      C45F

      Chassis Bedford YRQ CW454379

      Body Plaxton 732288



SYA 779L

Michael Wadman

SYA779L in Yeovil Bus Station on 18 Jul 88

History

      Jul 73 New to Wake, Sparkford

      May 92 Acquired by Nightingale, Exmouth

Technical information

      C53F

      Chassis Bedford YRT CW453022

      Body Duple Dominant Express 273/1588




SYA 780L

Michael Wadman

SYA780L in 75

Michael Wadman

SYA780L in Shepton Mallet on 31 May 91

History

      Jul 73 New to Wake, Sparkford

      By Oct 97 Withdrawn

Technical information

      C53F

      Chassis Bedford YRT CW457175

      Body Duple Dominant Express 273/1629



YYA 877N

Paul Welling

YYA877N on Church Bridge, Bruton in summer 80

Michael Wadman

YYA877N in Yeovil Bus Station on 4 Mar 96

History

      Aug 74 New to Wake, Sparkford

      By Oct 97 Withdrawn

      Jan 00 Transferred to South West Coaches as withdrawn vehicle

      Apr 00 Sold to or scrapped?

Technical information

      C45F

      Chassis Bedford YRQ DW454805

      Body Duple Dominant 1 416/2634



BUX 211L

Paul Welling

BUX211L outside Kings School, Bruton in 80

 

BUX211L as a mobile home

http://www.travellerhomes.co.uk/?p=3641


History

      73 New to Whittle, Highley

      Jun 75 Acquired by Wake, Sparkford

      By Oct 84 Acquired by Lewis, Stalbridge

      By Jun 96 Converted to mobile home

Technical information

      C45F

      Chassis Bedford YRQ CW452523

      Body Duple Dominant 1 266/59



FNT 223D

Paul Welling

FNT223D at the Wakes Wincanton depot in Jul 80

History

      66 New to Salopia, Whitchurch

      ? Acquired by Osmond, Curry Rivel

      Mar 76 Acquired by Wake, Sparkford

      By Jan 85 Acquired by Chilton Cantelo House School

Technical information

      C45F

      Chassis Bedford VAM 6834083

      Body Duple Bella Venture 1205/22



MJT 934P

Paul Welling

MJT934P at King Arthurs School, Wincanton in 80

Paul Welling

MJT934P at Bristol ice rink in 80

History

      Apr 76 New to Faulkner, Marnhull

      Jul 76 Acquired by Wake, Sparkford

      Jan 86 Acquired by Barnes, Purton

      By Sep 88 Acquired by Dinner, Launceston

      Dec 88 Acquired by Burstow, Callington

      Nov 89 Acquired by Pollard, Hayle

      Sep 90 Acquired by Girling, Plymouth

      Nov 93 Acquired by Phillips, Hereford

Technical information

      C29F

      Chassis Bedford VAS5 FW450153

      Body Duple Dominant 612/1068



RYB 370R

Paul Welling

RYB370R on Church Bridge, Bruton in 80

Michael Wadman

RYB370R in Yeovil Bus Station on 18 Jul 88

History

      Aug 76 New to Wake, Sparkford

      Jul 96 Damaged in the incident when KUP 14T was stolen and burnt out

      By Nov 96 Withdrawn

      Jan 00 Transferred to South West Coaches as a withdrawn vehicle

      Apr 00 - Sold

Technical information

      C45F

      Chassis Bedford YLQ FW453256

      Body Duple Dominant 1 615/2064



CMB 4F

Ian Trotter

CMB4F at Sparkford in 77 (GKR796D and VWG406 behind)

History

      68 New to Lloyd, Macclesfield

      ? Acquired by Herdman, Clyro

      Jun 77 Acquired by Wake, Sparkford

      By Aug 84 Acquired by Elim Church, Yeovil

Technical information

      C41F

      Chassis Bedford SB5 7T457184

      Body Duple Bella Vega 1219/5



KOW 421P

Paul Welling

KOW421P in London in 79

Paul Welling

KOW421P in London in 79

History

      Apr 76 New to Solent, Portsmouth

      Dec 77 Acquired by Wake, Sparkford

      By Apr 89 Acquired by Lewis, Stalbridge

      Jun 89 Re-registered YAF 624 

      By Aug 98 Re-registered KOW 421P

Technical information

      C53F

      Chassis Bedford YRT EW453347

      Body Duple Dominant 1 6172328





VUJ 252J

Michael Wadman

VUJ252J outside Yeovil bus station

History

      71 New to Brown, Donnington Wood

      Aug 78 Acquired by Wake, Sparkford

      By Jul 89 Withdrawn

      Apr 94 Sold for scrap

Technical information

      B45F

      Chassis Bedford YRQ 1T487813

      Body Willowbrook 70887



RJH 778J


History

      Sep 70 New to Gilbert, Bovingdon

      ? Acquired by House, Boscombe

      Sep 78 Acquired by Wake, Sparkford

      By Dec 96 Stolen and not recovered

Technical information

      C41F

      Chassis Bedford SB5 OT479251

      Body Duple 216/80



LYA 315V

 

Paul Welling

LYA315V outside Bruton church in summer 80

Michael Wadman

LYA315V in Bruton May 91

History

      Aug 79 New to Wake, Sparkford

      By Apr 94 Converted to B57F

      Jan 00 Transferred to South West Coaches

      Apr 01 Issued Fleet number 020

      ? Re-converted to 53 seats after change in seat belt laws

      Mar 06 Sold for scrap

Technical information

      C53F/B57F

      Chassis Bedford YMT JW452011

      Body Duple Dominant 1 918/2775




BYU 339B

Michael Wadman

BYU339B at Sparkford Depot in 80

History

      64 New to Smith, Pylle

      May 66 Acquired by Newbury, Maiden Bradley (Leathers Coaches)

      Jul 75 Transferred to Newbury & Cooper, Maiden Bradley (Leathers Coaches)

      Oct 79 Acquired by Wake, Sparkford

      By Dec 82 Withdrawn

Technical information

      C41F

      Chassis Bedford SB5 95537

      Body Duple Bella Vega 1183/16



NYC 398V

Michael Wadman

NYC398V at Shepton Mallet on 31 May 89

Michael Wadman

NYC398V at Yeovil Bus Station on 2 Aug 96

History

      Jan 80 New to Wake, Sparkford

      Jan 00 Transferred to South West Coaches

      Apr 01 Issued Fleet number 021

      Mar 02 Acquired by Arleen of Peasedown St John near Bath for schools work along with XYC249W

      By Feb 04 Used for spares

      By Feb 07 Sold to?

      05 Scrapped

Technical information

      C53F

      Chassis Bedford YMT JW458066

      Body Duple Dominant II 018/2752



SYD 1W

Michael Wadman

SYD1W at Yeovil Bus Station on 31 May 91

Michael Wadman

SYD1W at Wincanton on 17 Aug 93

History

      Aug 80 New to Wake, Sparkford

      By Feb 91- Cummins 6BTA engine fitted

      Dec 99 - Re-registered XYC248W 

      Jan 00 Transferred to South West Coaches

      Apr 01 Issued fleet number 032

      By Sep 04 withdrawn

      By Sep 07 Sold to?

Technical information

      C53F

      Chassis Bedford YMT KW451464

      Body Duple Dominant II 018/2786



SYD 2W

Paul Welling

SYD2W awaiting to begin service at Wincanton in Jul 80

Michael Wadman

SYD2W at Wincanton

History

      Aug 80 New to Wake, Sparkford

      By Feb 91- Cummins 6BTA engine fitted

      Dec 99 - Re-registered XYC 249W 

      Jan 00 Transferred to South West Coaches

      Apr 01 Issued fleet number 033

      Mar 02 Acquired by Arleen of Peasedown St John near Bath for schools work along with NYC 398V

      By Feb 04 withdrawn and used for spares

      05 Scrapped

Technical information

      C53F

      Chassis Bedford YMT KW451561

      Body Duple Dominant II 018/2787


 


WYD 103W

Michael Wadman

WYD103W at Spardford in 81 (SYD1W right)

Michael Wadman

WYD103W at Sparkford on 29 May 87

History

      May 81 New to Wake, Sparkford

      Jan 00 Transferred to South West Coaches

      Apr 01 Issued Fleet number 029

      By Sep 04 Withdrawn

      By Jun 05 Acquired by ?

Technical information

      C53F

      Chassis Leyland Leopard PSU3F/5R 8030053

      Body Duple Dominant II 033/5182



WYD 104W

Paul Welling

WYD104W at King Arthurs School, Wincanton in Jun 81

Michael Wadman

WYD104W at Wincanton on 22 Sep 99

History

      May 81 New to Wake, Sparkford

      Jan 00 Transferred to South West Coaches

      Apr 01 Issued Fleet number 030

Technical information

      C53F

      Chassis Leyland Leopard PSU3F/5R 7905044

      Body Duple Dominant II 033/5179




BYD 795X

Michael Wadman

BYD795X at Yeovil Bus Station on 3 Mar 89

Michael Wadman

BYD795X at Shepton Mallet 25 Mar 96

History

      Mar 82 New to Wake, Sparkford

      Jan 00 Transferred to South West Coaches

      Apr 01 Issued Fleet number 010

      By Aug 08 Withdrawn

      10 Scrapped

Technical information

      C53F/DP53F

      Chassis Leyland Leopard PSU3F/5R 8030862

      Body Duple Dominant II 234/5325


MYB309V


History

      Jan 80 New to Hulbert,Yeovil

      Dec 82 Acquired by Wake, Sparkford

      85 Acquired by Holl, Wookey

      Dec 87 Acquired by Hambly, Pelynt

Technical information

      M12

      Chassis Ford Transit  DYSWY304490

      Body Dormobile




LVS 421V (WSV 323)

Michael Wadman

WSV323 (LVS 421V) in Wincanton on 16 Nov 93

Steve Oxbrow

WSV323 at Yeovil Bus Station

History

      Feb 80 New to Ebdon, Sidcup

      Feb 83 Acquired by Wake, Sparkford

      By Feb 91 Leyland TL11 engine

      Jun 92 Re-bodied Plaxton after a head on collision and re-registered WSV323

      Jan 00 Transferred to South West Coaches

      Apr 01 Issued Fleet Number 027

Technical information

      C57F

      Chassis Leyland Leopard PSU5C/4R  7903237

      Body Duple 035/5429

      Rebodied  Plaxton 9212LLA0273



KYA 284Y

Paul Welling

KYA284Y at Wincanton with SWC on 4 Feb 11 after 28 years in service

History

      Apr 83 New to Wake, Sparkford

      Jan 00 Transferred to South West Coaches

      Apr 01 Issued Fleet number 018

Technical information

      C57F

      Chassis Leyland Tiger TRCTL11/3R  8200539

      Body Plaxton  8312LTP1C018



UFL 781S

Michael Wadman

UFL781S at Wincanton on 24 May 94

David Beardmore

UFL781S at Wincanton on 17 Nov 02

History

      May 78 New to Whippet, Fenstanton  

      ? Acquired by Morris, Pencoed

      Jan 84 Acquired by Wake, Sparkford

      By Nov 97 Withdrawn stored in the "Graveyard" at the back of Wincanton depot with NYC824L (there since 90) and ETL545T

      Jan 00 Transferred to South West Coaches as a withdrawn vehicle

      By Sep 04 Sold for scrap

Technical information

      C57F

      Chassis Leyland Leopard PSU5C/4R  7705448

      Body Duple  835/5499



PDV 244M

Michael Wadman

PDV244M at Yeovil Bus Station on 3 Mar 89

Michael Wadman

PDV244M at Sparkford on 10 Aug 90

History

      Aug 74 New to Hoare, Ivybridge

      Mar 76 Acquired by Tally Ho!, Kingsbridge 15 

      Jun 84 Acquired by Wake, Sparkford

      By May 98 Withdrawn

Technical information

      C41F

      Chassis Bedford YRQ  DW454661

      Body Duple 416/2641 (but incorrectly stamped 418/2641) (the interior was out of a Plaxton Panorama Elite coach)



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