Pink Bros. Coaches

My Grandfather was a partner in the Freshwater and Totland Motor Bus Company (Pink Brothers) which merged with the company owned by the Cooper Brothers to form the West Wight Bus Company. This was eventually bought out by  the Southern Vectis bus company. I have a number of pictures, but little information  about them, what I have is included. There are some pictures I have obtained from elsewhere, these are noted accordingly. Unfortunately, some of the pictures are a little unclear, but hopefully they will be of interest. Click on thumbnails to see full size prints (although some are not much bigger).

Pink Brothers business card

The first bus, 1920

Second bus to Yarmouth 1921

Undated, bus well loaded with luggage.

Described as 'Yarmouth Pier staff with Pink Bros drivers about 1926/7.

Described as 'First Open Coach, 1930. The location is unknown.

Two pictures, undated but clearly taken at the same time.

Caption says 'Lancia, first 6 wheel coach on the Island, 1935.'

Described as 'Pink Bros Lancia'. Window shows Dennis crest

Pink Brothers Invoice 1936 (from West Wight Remembered by Eric Toogood)

This Photo has the caption 'A church outing in Avenue Road, Totland in 1919. This is one of Pink's Coaches and the driver is Percy Luscombe. The destination is probably Osborne.'

(From Britain in Old Pictures - The West Wight)

I have been told that the caption incorrect, it was owned by George Luscombe of Shanklin and it was him at the wheel in the photograph.

Arthur Pink in front of one of his buses in the late 30's


4 November 2008