The Paulerspury Bus
I am researching a bus service that once ran between Paulerspury and Northampton known only as "The Paulerspury Bus"..
In the early 1900s George Leonard Edwards of Paulerspury manufactured bicycles but it seems he had gone on to lorry operation carrying goods in the area. In 1919 he had a detachable 25-seat bus body built for a Daimler CC lorry (LH 9347) by the village carpenter (Mr Lepper) - this was actually a WW1 lorry conversion of a London bus. George Edwards home and operating base was at 8 Lumber Lane.
Later vehicles used were a Morris Commercial (1928 to 1929), a GMC (1929 to 1934), and finally a Dennis Ace NV 4727 (1934 to 1952).
Harry died 22/11/95 and the disposal of the property was dealt with by his son - but nobody in the village knows where the bus went or what happened to it. It seems unlikely at such a late date that it didn't survive but it isn't mentioned in any preserved bus listings that I have studied.
The detachable top of the original lorry survives as a garden shed in Paulerspury, although not visible from any public access.
If anybody has any additional information, or even photographs, I would be really interested to make contact - you can contact me through the Home Page of this site.