Rhostyllen, Wrexham

Photo Courtesy of Glyn Jones


John Phillips started the passenger conveyance business following the Great War using a taxi running between Wrexham and Rhosllanerchrugog with an extension to the hamlet of Tainant. The first buses were believed to be two Chevrolets. 

Later his son Hughie joined the business and eventually took over after his father died in the mid 1950's. The firm maintained a half hourly service on the competitive route to Rhosllanerchrugog until the business ceased nearly 70 years later. In addition a number of worker routes were operated to places such as Stanlow Oil terminal, Chester and Runcorn. 

Hughie was for a number of years a Director of Wrexham Football Club and the firm were used to convey the team and supporters. 

The livery of the firm was always red and cream. 

In 1979 Hughie sold the route to Crosville but no vehicles transferred. The coaches were sold to E Jones and Sons.

Photo Courtesy of Glyn Jones

Photo Courtesy of Glyn Jones


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.

Phillips Rhostyllen