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The Fire Fighters (1973, Simon Gipps-Kent, Sharon Fussey et al)

Children's Film Foundation movie set in the fictional town of Bramley, shot partly in London, partly in Reading.

Featured early on is former Barton VVO739. Although still in Barton livery, it's had its fleetnames painted over. It's one of Barton's oddball buses; it was new to Webster of Wigan in 1947 as JP6514, a Leyland Tiger PS1/1 with Strachan coach body. In 1957 it was rebuilt with this Willowbrook lowbridge body:
Passing in the background of one scene is a London Transport Bristol LH/Eastern Coachworks:
This however is a Reading Transport Bristol RELL6G with Strachan body, possibly 256 (KRD256F), which carried this carpet advert. It or a similar bus is seen in a later scene in background:
Behind the closing credits can be seen a Bristol RELH coach in National Bus Company white livery:
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