system improver wrote:According to The People Movers, "... (in) September 1926, Ernest and Aimee (better known as Bonnie) Bender obtained a city council hackney licence to operate a bus service from Geelong to Chillwell." Such were the beginnings of a bus company whose name still exists in Geelong, albeit under the ownership of the Kefford Corporation, until next Monday. Kefford acquired the business from the Benders family in June 2000.
Here are some photographs from the John Masterton Collection taken in the 50s and 60s. Maybe someone can add few from the 70s and 80s.
New to Benders for coach work was this Ansair Flxible, with a Leyland engine, in 1952, reg XN 859:
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