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This photograph of a bus that crashed through the bridge at the bottom of Loftus Bank is featured in another image on the site. Howard Wilson’s grandfather worked for Garbutt Bros  and may have been called out to the rescue. Craig Colledge assisted with: ” I think that you will find that this was my grandad’s bus, George Colledge. I have various photographs at different angles of the accident blown up in frames on the wall. As I remember being told as a youngster it was at the bottom of Brotton. Grandad always said he has never seen so much raw eggs, live chickens and other animals thrown a cross the inside of a bus. (In them days you would take anything on board to market). The reason for the accident was that the steering failed. Or that is what he told me.” Craig also told the Archive: “The poster on the near side window which isn’t very clear was promoting Hinderwell Cinama. Grandad had the contract from Guisborough to Hinderwell at the time.”

Image and details courtesy of Howard Wilson, thanks to Craig Colledge for the updates.

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