M A Evans and Son


initially R D Evans

Photo Courtesy of Glyn Jones


Robert Daniel Evans started his business in 1919 by operating a taxi service from Wrexham to Rhosllanerchrugog. However due to the competition on this route he transferred his activities to the north of Wrexham and operated a service to Acton and Rhosnesni.

The first bus was purchased in about 1930 and the second bus was purchased new in 1933. However shortly after delivery Robert died at the age of 49 and the business transferred to his wife Martha Ann Evans. Their son Arthur soon joined the business and the business then traded as M A Evans and Son. While Arthur served in the army during the war the business was run by his mother and his sister although half of the fleet of four vehicles were requisitioned during the hostilities.

After the war some new buses were purchased and the work continued operating the original services but private hire was also undertaken with a major customer being the teacher training college that had opened in the area.

The business became very much a family run with Arthur’s wife and both his daughters working on the buses. In 1985 the routes and some six remaining buses were sold to E Jones and Sons, Rhosllanerchrugog.

Aware of the sale Crosville applied for licences to run the routes. A formal objection was lodged by Arthur Evans and a campaign was launched to support E Jones and Sons takeover of the routes. This was successful and Crosville eventually withdrew from the route.

Arthur Evans died in January 2010 at the age of 92.

Photo Courtesy of Tony Moyes

Photo Courtesy of Tony Moyes


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.

M A Evans