Travelling by Bus

Malcolm Jelley's first bus in which he used to do weekly trips to London

Wembley 1925

Wolverton Express 20th April, 1928

Wolverton Express 12th July 1929

Jelly's coaches

Northampton Mercury - Friday 15 August 1930


Cosgrove Motor Coach Proprietor

Malcolm Eckford Jelley, motor coach proprietor, Cosgrove, was summoned at Stony Stratford Police Court, on Friday, for making a false declaration in respect of a Road Fund licence for a motor coach, at Northampton, Tuesday, June 3.

P.S. Rollings said he saw a motor coach owned by defendant plying for hire at Stony Stratford. He examined the Road Fund licence and found it was for the seating of more than fourteen and not more than twenty passengers. Defendant was paying equivalent to annual tax of £36 per year, but the vehicle contained twenty four numbered seats, all properly constructed and of regulation size.
Witness later saw defendant, who said he took the licence out before he received the ’bus. He did not expect the full 24 seats when he made the declaration.
Witness then examined the Road Fund licence and found it had been amended to seat more than twenty and not more than twenty-six passengers, the tax for which was equivalent to per year. Defendant had paid the additional money. It was a new ’bus which had not been licensed before. It had been licensed by the Wolverton Urban District Council as a 20-seater Defendant stated that he took out a licence for 20-seater ’bus which he had ordered, and when he took delivery he found there were 24 seats.
Answering a question, he said the seating arrangements were not to his order

The Chairman: You realised soon as you got delivery of the ’bus? Yes.
Defendant added that he then ordered two more seats and intended to take out a licence for the full twenty-six seats. In the meantime he was stopped.

The Bench accepted the explanation but imposed a fine of £2.

Wolverton Express 24th July, 1931

Wolverton Express 16th June, 1933

Wolverton Express 21st September, 1934