Leyland Olympian D383 XRS
Her history has been closely linked with her 'twin’ sister bus D384 XRS and we believe that the information below is correct - gathered from online research (put the registration into Google and you will find lots of photographs of them in service throughout their lives) and from their most recent owners.
They started their work with Northern Scottish in May 1987
and originally had a door in the centre of the lower deck.
This was removed in the summer of 1991 before they were transferred to Stagecoach/United Counties (Bedford) where they remained in service until they moved to Springfield Bus and Coach (Warrington) inDecember 2007 where they gained their current livery colours.
In 2010 D384 XRS went into preservation with John Robertson before being taken back into ‘active service’ with Lawson’s of Corby where she rejoined D383 XRS who had moved south and was serving as a school bus for Corby Business Academy until the end of term before Christmas 2013.
William Lawson names his buses and coaches for
female family members - Lilian Annie is his mother.
D383 XRS has now retired from the road and
arrived at Willows on 2nd January 2014.
. . . D384 XRS has returned to preservation with John Robertson.