OBITUARY: Philip Platt, Mr AEC in the West Country


Philip Platt in 2013.
Philip Platt at the Weymouth Rally in 1975 when his 1955 Bristol Omnibus Company Bristol KSW6B, C8322 (UHY 362), won two awards.
Grey Cars 1 (1 RDV) arriving at Exeter Crematorium on 29 December.

Preservationist, author and Devon General Society co-founder Philip Platt died on 8 December, aged 68, after being diagnosed with cancer.

Brought up in Exeter in a family with railway connections, his childhood interests began with train spotting and extended to the company and corporation buses he experienced when travelling into town with his mother. He was soon able not just to distinguish between the red buses of Devon General and the green of City of Exeter, but the varying makes and models, notably AECs, Leylands, Daimlers and Guys.

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