About Vernon

Vernon Morgan

I was born and raised in Llanelli, S.W. Wales. I have been interested in transport, vintage cars, and local history for as long as I can remember. My fascination with transport lead to my initial apprenticeship with J B Wheeler & Son, as a mechanic when I was just 15 years old. At the age of 24 I received the job of charge hand fitter/engineer on locomotives and mobile plant at Duport Steelworks Llanelli. Upon closure of the steelworks in 1981, I received a similar position at the National Coal Board plant workshops Llangennech, prior to the famous miners strike of the 1980's. Redundancy ultimately lead to my work as a bus fitter for Eynon's of Trimsaran in 1988, which later became Davies Bros, Pencader Ltd, where I also drove buses whenever required. In 1997, I transferred to South Wales Transport (First Group) Llanelli depot with the Davies Bros business. My interest in buses lead me to stay on after retirement age as a part time bus driver for First Cymru Buses (formerly South Wales Transport Co. Ltd) - a job which I enjoyed.   After 10 years of part time driving I have only recently retired from PSV driving and hope to write more 'Bus Company Histories' in my spare time.

My hobbies include bus photography, local history, transport history, and classic car restoration. I have restored a number of vehicles, such as a 1937 Ford Model 'Y', a 1963 Singer 'Gazelle IIIc', a Morris Minor, and still have a 1933 Ford 'Y' 4 seat Tourer as a future restoration project.



2 comments:

  1. well done vernon I remember you working in duport steel works, in the garage when I was in the carpenter shop. your a good and well respected employee of first cymru and should be given a special award.

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  2. Happy Customer.

    Just wanted to say that I have thoroughly your books.
    I have four featuring Welsh Independents now, and look forward to more.
    I have a good knowledge of Scottish and English Independents, but until now had a much poorer education in Welsh Independents.
    I am learning so much that I didn't know before.
    Keep up the good work!
    Kind regards,
    David Devoy, Glasgow.

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