02/05/2014

Looking back... Cavalier of Ramsey

We are pleased to bring you the continuation of Philip Slynn's enjoyable series of Looking back... guest features, this latest batch will again include a number of posts focusing on small independants of the past from Cambridgeshire as well as the surrounding counties starting with a small Ramsey-based operator that traded as Cavalier...

Philip comments "Cavalier of Ramsey was the trading name of a fairly small operator from Ramsey in Cambridgeshire. The name of the operator was Crutwell - it was mainly a Leyland fleet, here are a few examples of his vehicles."

Cavalier of Ramsey (c) Philip Slynn
This 1987 shot of HHA 191L taken at Peterborough showground is a 1973 Leyland Leopard with Plaxton bodywork. It was originally Midland Red 191 © Philip Slynn.

Cavalier of Ramsey (c) Philip Slynn
This is a 1989 shot is of Duple Dominant bodied Leyland Leopard 210 HKY. It was previously registered PDD107M and was new to Black & White. A wet day in Peterborough when this was taken © Philip Slynn.

Cavalier of Ramsey (c) Philip Slynn
This is a 1992 shot of DAK213V originally National Travel East. It is a 1978 Leyland Leopard in a different livery to the rest of the fleet. I am not familiar with service 345, but the destination is Whitemoor, which is in March in Cambridgeshire and used to be huge British Rail marshalling yards and now boasts a high security prison © Philip Slynn.

Cavalier of Ramsey (c) Philip Slynn
The final Leyland is a Tiger, A44 BHL originally Yorkshire Traction and reregistered when sold. Seen in Peterborough in 1994 © Philip Slynn.

Cavalier of Ramsey (c) Philip Slynn
The final vehicle in this set is something different in that it is a Quest dating from 1985, B930 KWM with a Locomotors body. It was new to Merseyside PTE, who did not keep it long, as this shot was taken in 1987 © Philip Slynn.

Look out for more of Philip Slynn's guest features - coming soon!