Eagles and Crawford


Legal name:- John Kenneth and William Paul EAGLES

Operators licence no:- PG2049746/SN [7]

address: Rainbow Garage, Ruthin Road, Gwernymynydd, Mold, Flintshire, CH7 5LG

The business was started by William Crawford and his stepson John Frederick Eagles in the 1960's and initially the firm operated taxis. They worked school contracts and some required a capacity greater than a taxi and therefore the first minibus was obtained in March 1962. More minibuses followed and by 1970 the business developed into full size vehicles.

In October 1977 the first double decker bus was acquired and many others joined the fleet over the years. By 1992 there was 7 double deckers in the fleet mainly operating school and college services.

By 1986 both sons of John Eagles, Ken and Paul, joined the business as partners.

The main operating depot was at 53 New Street, Mold which appeared at times to be a very confined location with access in to the premises not being entirely easy. In 2006 the New Street premises was sold and these premises is now occupied by housing and the main depot became the Rainbow Garage in Gwernymynydd which had been used by the firm for a number of years previously.

Sadly John Eagles died in the summer of 2020 at the age of 92. He was a character and he is sadly missed.

In August 2022 a decision was taken to close the business with the owners Ken and Paul Eagles set to retire.

Eagles and Crawford

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 Tony Moyes

Eagles and Crawford