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Hell is a City (1960, Stanley Baker, Donald Pleasance, John Crawford)
David Beilby remembers this as a personal favourite: "Filmed around 1957 in Manchester there are quite a few city centre scenes with buses visible and a few night shots of Stanley Baker boarding a Burlingham-bodied Leyland Titan PD2. There's even some very distant Oldham buses." Bob Wingrove has provided these screen captures: some of the sightings really are distant but serve as a reminder of the distinctive liveries and even shapes of yesteryear. You'll have to click to enlarge this shot to glimpse a Rochdale Corporation 'decker!
Manchester Corporation 3266 (JND667) is a 1950 all-Leyland Titan PD2/3:
Other Manchester buses will go unidentified:
You have to be sharp-eyed to spot an Oldham Corporation 'decker in the distance here:
North Western Road Car Leyland Titan PD2:
David Beilby's memory is confirmed by the appearance of Manchester Corporation 3508 (TNA508), a Leyland PD2/40/Burlingham from 1958:
Two mystery coaches appear, one clearly a Bedford SB/Duple:
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