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One of our members, Ron Hughes (who has his own website relating to the operation and history of buses in North East Wales here), has written the following report of the CEC tour that took place in October 2021. All photographs are copyright to Ron Hughes

The Crosville Enthusiast Club were able to enjoy two beauties on 16 October 2021 on the second tour of the year. Leyland National SNG588 (JTU588T) was used to take them from Chester to Rhyl and then Bristol SC4LK SC12 (782EFM) was used on some of the old routes that were operated by Crosville around Rhyl, Colwyn Bay, Conwy and Llandudno. SNG588 then undertook the return journey from Llandudno to Chester. Both of these vehicles are a great credit to their owners and a privilege to ride on.

The National was driven by its owner Andy Hamer whilst SC12 was driven by Nigel Massey but the Club was also able to have the benefit of its owner Clive Myers, who was able to share his wide local knowledge and his wealth of experience of working in the industry especially around the area visited. The members were also treated to an interesting and informative commentary from Tony Moyes who had well researched these old routes.

Some of the places visited included Borth Cross Roads, Rhydyfoel, Llysfaen, Fforddlas Bridge and Conwy Morfa.

SC12 and SNG 588 together at Rhyl Bus Station SC12 at Conwy Morfa, pausing before re-enacting the former P2 Conwy Morfa - Llandudno service

SC12 laying over at Llandudno, West Shore. SNG 588 making its way through Llandudno to collect the group for their return to Chester.

SC12 meets with Arriva 697 (CX09 BHA) in Llysfaen, observed by two members. SC12 at the Community Centre in the village of Rhyd-y-Foel.

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