JOHN WRIGHT meets the owners of north Oxfordshire independent Worth’s of Enstone, which is two years away from marking its centenary in business and has some colourful memories of past years

Iis always satisfying to see a bus and coach operator still going in some form or another after a dilemma beyond its control pops up with the potential to stop it operating altogether. Luckily for a popular family-run rural business like Worth’s of Enstone in the north of Oxfordshire, adapting to change proved no problem at all.

S6 WMS, a Plaxton Excalibur-bodied Volvo B10M-62 new to Worth’s in 1998, in Oxford in January 2018.

‘I remember when old Dickie Worth used to drive the bus,’ I overheard one elderly woman say fondly to another passenger amid general laughter when I boarded service 69 in Charlbury some years ago. It was before anyone on board knew that circumstances a year or two later would bring their chance (on that service anyway) For a Rattling Good Ride – the company’s priceless motto – to a close.

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