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Gilford Motor Co

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August 1928.

The Gilford Motor Co of High Wycombe produced commercial vehicles from 1926

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1926 The Gilford Motor Co of High Wycombe started life as E. B. Horne and Co of Holloway Road, London N7, when it was converting Garford war surplus vehicles.

1927 The company moved to larger premises at Bellfields, High Wycombe

Produced a range of buses and coaches

1933 The formation of the London Passenger Transport Board on 13th April 1933 ended all private coach operation within the extensive London Transport area. The loss of the London coaching business was to prove instrumental in the closure of both the Gilford company and Wycombe Motor Bodies at the end of 1935.

1937 The company ceased trading when it was taken over by Sentinel. Only one vehicle is known to have been preserved.

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Sources of Information

  • British Lorries 1900-1992 by S. W. Stevens-Stratten. Pub. Ian Allen Publishing
  • Ian Allan - British Buses Since 1900 - Aldridge and Morris