Unique Foden for restoration

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What a sight – 1940 Foden PVD6 being transported to its new home by 1966 AEC Militant. JAMES EASTWOOD

A unique Foden PVD6 double-decker has been bought for restoration after 40 years in museum storage – and towed to its new home using truly classic transport, reports Nick Larkin

FDM724 was delivered to Phillips of Holywell, Flintshire in July 1949 for use on their Holywell – Mold route, and works services. Later the bus was relegated to schools contracts. In 1969 the Foden passed to a nearby operator, Hollis of Queensferry, for further schools work. It then stood in a yard for some years before being bought by the Transport Museum, Wythall in December 1980. The bus had been heavily vandalised and after some time outside has spent the past 30 years undercover.

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