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Commer/Miles WrE Clwyd NUN 235
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No: 22630   Contributor: Petros   Year: 1976   Manufacturer: Commer   Country: United Kingdom
Commer/Miles WrE Clwyd NUN 235

1976 during the Great Drought. Near Wrexham.
Picture added on 17 March 2010 at 14:54
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Wonderful again Petros. Allocated to A1 Wrexham in 1956 to replace an ex war-time Fordson 7V ECU. One of only two escapes to enter service in Denbighshire & Montgomeryshire Joint Fire Service. The other one was a Bedford TK/HCB-Angus WrE EUN317D at C1 Newtown. I had many a happy time turning the wheels on the Newtown one during the drought of '76.

Added by Andy Middleton on 17 March 2010.
Hi Andy,
A very minor point, but looking at the photos of it (which are not my copyright) the Bedfod TK - which for the benefit of anyone who keeps records - was EUN 871D, not 317D, and it was later converted into the TgV. for the mobile smoke chamber.

Added by Ian Moore on 18 March 2010.
Course it was. I had EFF317D on the mind at the time. How's the new hip Ian? Glad to see you back.

Added by Andy Middleton on 18 March 2010.
These Miles Commers utilized bodywork which was originally designed for the concurrent Bedford S chassis, after Miles switched from using most of their factory cowl.

In order to minimize modification to this design on Commers, the front cowl was extended further forward from the front axle, which resulted in these units having no front doors, unlike Commers bodied by firms like Carmichael and Whitson.

The slant six Commer petrol engine was designed primarily for their bus chassis and was quite low, so it accorded reasonable access to the front seats from behind them. Still, this design limited what could be stowed behind the front seats, which was not a problem with other Commers.

Added by Rob Johnson on 24 January 2019.
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