Halifax
Hebble
&
A picture site for vehicles of Halifax Corporation and Hebble Motor Services before deregulation
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Skircoat Road garage hosted the body repair shop. Here are two Park Royal Regent III's and a Roe Regal III. Although the Park Royal's were delivered in 1949, they had been built with timber not fully seasoned, a leftover from WWII practices. Consequently they were major maintenance items as the body gradually came apart. I remember them creaking like a sailing ship! Note the absence of safety rails on the "scaffolding".
Many thanks to all who have provided additional photographs for this site. Credits are shown where known, but sincere apologies where not. Why not drop me a line?
John Turnbull - Site Owner
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Books on Halifax & Hebble 
(Available from most on-line bookstores)
Halifax Corporation Tramways
By Eric Thornton & Stanley King.
An excellent read on the beginnings of public transport in the area.
Steel Wheels And Rubber Tyres Vol 1 & 2
By Geoffrey Hilditch
His autobiography with Vol. 2 dealing with his time as General Manager of Halifax Buses.
A great insight into the workings of the municipality.
Hebble
By Keith Healey & Nicholas Harris
A short history of the company with a comprehensive photo record.
Hebble Remembered
By David Bell
A photo record of the company through the years.
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(Cars-Steam-Cycles-Machinery)
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