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Tribute to much-missed Nottinghamshire independent W Gash & Sons Ltd is being paid at a special event, and an operator is hoping the restoration of a former member of the fleet will be complete shortly.

Gash was set up in 1919 by William Gash, when a miller in the village of Elston started to carry passengers as well as produce to market in a Humber lorry. After then using a Model T Ford, Gash bought his first purpose-built bus, a REO Sprinter.

Several operators were acquired and construction of wartime airfields meant an increase in work. Gash started a service from Newark to Nottingham and by 1953 the fleet had expanded to 26 when new premises were built at Bowbridge road in Newark. Gash favoured Daimler double-deckers, many of which enjoyed extensive service lives.

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