Glynceiriog Valley Bus Services
High Street, Rhosymedre, Wrexham
Alfred Wright was the brother of Edmund Wright who founded the bus company Wrights of Penycae which later developed into a major bus operator as Wrights of Wrexham but ceased business in 1993 following a significant bus war with Crosville Wales - <<LINK to page on Wrights of Penycae>>
After leaving the army, following the First World War, Alfred used his demobilisation gratuity to buy a second-hand Ford Model T. This vehicle was capable of being used as both a bus and a lorry.
He developed a route from Chirk down the Glyn Valley to Glyn Ceiriog which was run in competition to the Glyn Valley Tramway.
In addition to his primary route to Glyn Ceiriog Alfred also established a number of work peoples services in the Cefn Mawr and Chirk areas.
In 1928 he sold his Glyn Ceiriog route to Bryn Melyn of Llangollen which was probably a wise decision as by 1931 there were three bus companies and the Tramway competing down the Ceiriog Valley. He continued with his works services.
In 1932 he purchased new a Morris R 18 seater bus and this was followed the following year with another new Morris Director 20 seater bus.
On the 1st March 1939 he sold the goodwill of his business to Crosville for £1,000. No buses were sold - his two buses were sold independently. The 1932 Morris (UN5514) went to T Price of Pentre Broughton and the 1933 Morris (UN6581) went locally to the firm of A Mates in Chirk. This firm had sold its service to Crosville in 1935 but was continuing to run coaches which it did until about 1970.
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.