OVU853R was a Ford D1617 with bodywork by HCB Angus. It was first registered on the 04/11/76 and last taxed 01/11/91.

It was based at the Stubbins Lane station from new from around 1977 until around 1985.

Ramsbottom has had a reputation for very smart appliances as seen her with Ford OVU853R Alan Gartside

OVU853R seen on what looks like a wash out day. Note the odd white based beacon – 1970s – Copyright the late Alan Gartside


OVU853R seen here at Farnworth Fire Station. I cannot be sure whether it was on the run here possibly as a reserve or still at Ramsbottom . Р1980s РCopyright Ramsbottom Fire Station