D Chaloner and Son
Photo Courtesy of Keith Newton
Tim Chaloner first started with a taxi service in the 1920's running services between the village of Moss and Wrexham. In 1929 he purchased his first bus a Dennis 20 seater. On occasions Tim would be assisted by his brother Samuel as conductor. Change of buses occurred a number of times but the firm remained a one bus operation until the war when in 1943 a second vehicle was operated. Unfortunately Tim died in 1946 (at the age of 46) and the business continued with Doris, Tim's wife, employing a driver and she acted as conductress. Tim's son Edward joined the business and the name of the firm became D Chaloner and Son. At one stage the fleet grew to 3 vehicles. By the end of 1962 the fleet reduced to a single vehicle which remained the case for the duration of the business. Edward was the principal driver with his sister Iris being the conductress. Doris died in 1978. The business continued to operate the same service to Moss and Summerhill from Wrexham until April 2003 when the bus and service was taken over by GHA Coaches
Photo Courtesy of Tony Moyes
Photo Courtesy of Glyn Jones
HISTORIC FLEET LIST
The table below gives a list of all recorded vehicles known to have been with this operator. I am indebted to David Donati for his dedicated work in compiling this data and enabling me to present it.
In the right hand column - where available - there is a link to a photograph of the vehicle. The photo will open in a new window. Links in CAPITAL LETTERS suggest the vehicle is seen when with the operator.
Chassis and body numbers are to be found on the right hand side of the table below. You may need to scroll to see them.
© Ron Hughes and David Donati - any reproduction should give credit to the originator and may require permission.