P and O Lloyd

Bagillt, Holywell

Legal name:-      P & O Lloyd Limited

Operators licence no:-                  PG1059685/SI    [50]

address:       Rhydwen Garage, Bagillt Road, Bagillt, Holywell, Flintshire, CH6 6JJ  [31]

and at:       Abbey Bus Garage, Abbey View Trading Estate, Bagillt Road, Greenfield, Holywell, Flintshire, CH8 7EP   [19]

web address : www.polloydcoaches.co.uk

The partnership of Pryce and Owen Lloyd had been established by 1927 and the main work undertaken for numerous years was to convey workers to and from the industrial works of the area including Shotton steelworks and the various Courtaulds factories in the locality

Traditionally the firm used a large fleet of second hand double deck vehicles involving a wide range of makes and previous operators. These classical deckers were painted in a white colour and of great interest to enthusiasts over the years.

In 2005 the business was incorporated as a private limited company and the principal Director is David Lloyd who runs the business on a day to day basis.

The company have a substantial fleet of mainly high capacity school vehicles which operate a number of school and college contracts.

In 2003 the firm were involved in the beginning of the demand responsive Deeside Shuttle serving mainly the Deeside Industrial Estate. Their involvement with this service has continued  In 2015 due to change of funding the Deeside Shuttle was no longer demand responsive but it is now run as a normal timetabled service. The vehicles used for this service are provided by Flintshire County Council and carry a special Council livery.

The company operates a private hire service utilising distinctive cream liveried coaches. Recently the luxury coach fleet has been mainly Merecedes Tourismos and new vehicles are often added to the fleet.  These luxury coaches are often utilised on various holiday tours on behalf of national travel companies such as Alfa Travel.

The route work undertaken by the company has grown over many years and a fleet of mainly Optare Solos are utilised for this work. Most of these vehicles were originally painted in the Flintshire Connections livery of Green, Cream and Maroon. However as this livery is no longer supported by the local authority the company have chosen to paint these vehicles into a similar cream and green livery with the distinctive gold company logo.

These services include the 8 (Mold - Sealand Manor), 9 (Connah's Quay - Broughton Shopping Park),14 (Mold to Denbigh), 14A (Holywell - Caerwys), 18 (Flint - Rhyl via Penyffordd, Gwespyr and Talacre), 19 (Flint - Rhyl via Whitford and Trelawnyd) 22 (Holywell Town Service), 23 Greenfield to Holywell Hospital) and the  D1, D2, D3  (Deeside Industrial Estate services). Details of these routes operated can be found on the company's website. Link above.

The company also operate on behalf of Flintshire County Council a Demand - Responsive - Service (fflecsi)which covers the areas of Lixwm, Ysceifiog, Rhes-y-Cae and Greenfield.  The Local Authority have provided the company with a 16 seater mini bus for this service.  Another service operated for the County is LT8 from Caergwrle to Broughton and one of the Local Authority owned Solo SRs is used for this service.

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Fleet History

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 'Links' column - where available - there is a link to a photograph of the vehicle.  The photo will open in a new window.

Chassis and body numbers can be seen by scrolling to the right.

Photo courtesy Glyn Jones

Photo courtesy Keith Newton

Photo courtesy Tony Moyes

Photo courtesy Glyn Jones

Photo courtesy Glyn Jones

Photo courtesy Glyn Jones

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