About this website
This website gives details of the Leyland Nationals delivered new to National Welsh Omnibus Services Ltd, and its predecessor companies Western Welsh, Red & White and Jones Omnibus Services Ltd, Aberbeeg.
Leyland Nationals acquired secondhand
These have not been included in this survey (principally because they were purchased in the period 1980 – 1982, by which time I had left South Wales!)
Updates – May 2009 and September 2015
I am grateful to Barrie Gilbert for additional details of depot allocations, which I have started to add to the vehicle data table. Richard Smith has created a website on Gloucestershire Buses, which includes a detailed history of Red & White.
As photos are a major component of this site, I have changed the width settings to pixel values to ensure a more consistent appearance. It is recommended that the site is viewed in a browser such as Safari, Firefox or Opera, as these all offer a facility to vary the size of the displayed area, despite the fixed width setting. These browsers are available as free downloads for Windows and Mac systems – just click on the names for more details.
The 2015 update includes converting the pages to use PHP instead of HTML templates, which inevitably means that the URLs have all changed. I have provided a redirect facility, so that any existing bookmarks should still work, but please let me know if you experience any difficulties in this respect. The pages have also been reconfigured to make them (where practical) suitable for viewing on mobile devices with small screens.
Update – March 2021
I originally built this website as an exercise in web design, and, honestly not because of an undying love for Leyland Nationals – but then you will pick that up when you read the content! Now, fourteen years later, I don’t need to practice writing website code, so it’s time to retire my hand-written code. Now, the WordPress code will be regularly updated – important to keep spammers in check (as far as that is possible), and I just need to provide the content.