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Accrington Atlantean 190 (Rear View)
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No: 6440   Contributor: Tich & Quackers   Year: 1986   Manufacturer: Leyland   Country: England
Accrington Atlantean 190 (Rear View)

Hyndburn Borough Transport (the succesor to Accrington Corporation) no. 190 (reg no. UWN 737W) parked in a bleak part of Accrington in 1986. After World War 1 Accrington's buses were painted in the regimental colours of the Accrington Pals, a battlion virtually wiped out at the Somme, as a mark of respect. When Stagecoach took over the local buses they decided not to continue the practice.

Admin note;
What a great pity Stagecoach could not have retained these colours - M&H
Picture added on 03 November 2011 at 22:55
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Them colours are NOT the Regimental Colours. The Accrington Pals was One of the Battalions of the East Lancashire REGIMENT, Any REGIMENTAL Colours will be heldat Fulwood Museum at Preston. Rge Accrington Pals Standard, or Battalion Colours are in St James Church St James St Acc.

Added by Semloh Retlaw, Accrington Pals Historian provider of the books presenter in France July 1st 2016 on 24 October 2016.
I were told from a young age that Accy Corpy buses were painted red & blue as a mark of respect for the Pals and a lot of folk in the town seem to think so.

Added by Stanley on 27 October 2016.
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