In 1914 Oliver Howe was the landlord of the Wheatsheaf Inn at Frome’s Hill as well as being in the business as a carrier, what is more a two-horsed carrier, running to Bromyard and Ledbury markets. He made the transition from horses to motors and became one of the early operators of market day buses in Herefordshire.
Percy Jones started working for Oliver and carried on the family business for many years. His first Herefordshire registered vehicle was almost certainly a Ford, but by August 1921 he was the proud owner of a Daimler bus. During the war he ran 24 coaches back and forth to the ammunition factory at Rotherwas. Unfortunately due to ill health Percy had to decrease the fleet.
Percy left his son Philip and his wife Jan, one old 32 seater coach and a mini bus to build the business back up. From 1975 – 2017 Philip and Jan worked every hour of the day increasing their fleet of coaches to 20. Cleaning old to look like new with eventually being able to reach their target and have State-of-the-Ark customised built coaches from Holland and Germany that were to become award winning, unique spectacles in the UK and Europe.
Jason and Dawn Jones carry on the family name in coaching in 2017 starting off with 3 coaches but have now increased their fleet to 8. With our individual distinctive coach liveries we make a statement wherever we go. From 16-70 seater coaches we move passengers all over the UK.
Our team of uniformed, CRB checked drivers work very hard to help us provide a high standard of service. Together we shall endeavour to provide this level of safety, comfort and customer care that our family has provided for over 100 years.