London Transport 'Park Royal' Daimler bus no. D219, registration HGF 896. Despite considerable efforts on my part I haven't been able to nail down exactly where this was taken and with the indicator blinds obscured by reflected light we don't even know which route it is on. The garage plate is 'A' for Sutton and the paint job looks to be ex-works. D219 was new to service in July 1946 and was a Sutton bus for its short working life. Withdrawal from LT service came in December 1953 but there was a new Lease of life from March '54 with Belfast Corporation. Final withdrawal isn't known but most of the BCT ex-LT Daimlers seem to have continued in service there until the 1970's.
[Mike Morant collection]