Is this the oldest wheelchair accessible vehicle in the world?

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At nearly 90 years old, this beautifully renovated 1933 Leyland Club can be found at the Beamish Museum in the North East of England. Having spent seven years lovingly bringing this vintage bus back to life, Gardiners Coach Repairs not only made it work like clockwork but also made it wheelchair accessible. So that everyone who visited Beamish could enjoy the museum to its fullest, the bus was fitted with a PLS wheelchair access lift.

Paul Jarmen, Beamish Museum’s Assistant Director for Design, Transport & Industry said: “We have been delighted to put Crosville 716 into service, not only returning a vehicle to operation that probably stood little chance of ever being restored but also because its new role is so essential to the provision of access for all visitors at Beamish.

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