Small and imperfectly formed

Colwyn Bay Corporation 4 (WCA 186), a Spurling Spermomet-bodied Bedford J2LZ2, waiting to depart from the promenade to the Welsh Mountain Zoo in July 1970. A small boy has bagged one of the seats next to the driver. ALAN MILLAR

Title: Colwyn Bay

Author: Michael Yelton

Publisher: Venture Publications

ISBN: 978-1-90530-30493

Specification: 240mm x 165mm, 44pp, softback

Price: £10

The livery might have incorporated a coat of arms and the word Corporation, but there was always a quality of toytown about the municipal bus operation that served the north Wales coastal town of Colwyn Bay for 60 years from 1925. This was an operation that inexperienced enthusiasts might imagine being able to run.

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