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hardings coaches #480264
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my dad was a fireman and he used to drive coaches part time for hardings in the 50s,when they were in charring cross,i wonder has anyone got any photos of the coaches and the garage.

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Re: hardings coaches [Re: cathcart] #480265
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Harding's Coach from the 1950s

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Re: hardings coaches [Re: cathcart] #480272
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Do we need a host site to Upload pictures too first` or not,thanks

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Originally Posted by Vanmanone
Do we need a host site to upload pictures too first` or not,thanks


No. At the bottom of the "Reply" page is a heading "Upload manager". From there you can Upload pictures from your computer, using the "browse" button. Instructions are there when you open the Upload manager.


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Re: hardings coaches [Re: cathcart] #480318
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I don't remember their garage place but they had a workshop in the late'50s behind the houses somewhere off Derby Road, possibly where St. Catherine's Gardens now is. It was run by a really nice mechanic who, as a favour, welded the decaying chassis of my first motor, a split-screen Morris Minor van. No MOT in those days!
I'd like to know his name, as my memory is not what it was!
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Re: hardings coaches [Re: bri445] #480345
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A couple more Harding's coaches/buses. The first is from the 1930s and the second, the double decker, is from 1940s.

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Re: hardings coaches [Re: uptoncx] #480346
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That first photo is outside the Palace on the prom. I remember the little booking office they had there. I always thought it strange that people came to New Brighton and then went off to other "exotic" places like Llandudno.

Not 100% sure but think Dornings also had a place there as well? I can remember one of them having a miniture coach there once. Sort of advertising thing but kids could actually get inside.

Later in life I used Hardings to follow Liverpool away games.

Anyone remember Cox's coaches in Mason street, New Brighton? Always immaculate and up to date.

Re: hardings coaches [Re: Helles] #480356
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Anyone else get nostalgic over the word "Charabanc"?
I recall when I was a lil kid, thinking it was 'SharraBANG' - that was how everyone pronounced it...!

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Charabanc at Moreton Cross

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We had Harding's, when we went on the street outing to Overton Hills and Ffrith Beach, Fred Smith was always the one who took us, the first stop to Ffrith beach was always the Queensferry Bridge Pub for the grown ups,Overton hills was direct but the grown ups would disappear to a Pub some where.

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That bus is outside Hardings Offices in Atherton st/Oliver st,the reg is RN if I remember is Preston.

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Excuse my stupidity, but on the side of the coach in the first photo it says 'Hardings Radio Coaches'. What exactly did that mean?



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I presume they had a big VHF Marconi valve transiever or maybe they had a valve radio to tune into the Light programme laugh

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Cheers davew3! I did wonder. laugh

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Purpose-made mobile radios only came in about the early '30s and were very expensive so radio entertainment in a coach pre-WW2 would have been quite a novelty and good for attracting customers. Journeys were slower in those days so radio would pass the time away!

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