Valley Rambler, Wickham

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Originally conceived in about 1965 by brother Kevin (then aged 8) and Paul (then aged 5) Warrington, who inspired by photographs and stories of their late grandfather and his brother, both coach drivers, decided that their ambition was to own and run a coach company.
Kevin spent 25 years in the computer business before a career break gave the opportunity to fulfill the life-long ambition.  Joining forces with Paul, who had for many years built up and run one of the largest minibus companies in the area, the company that was to become Valley Rambler was formed.  The initial plan was to run historic coaches on day hire, for film / TV / promotional work and weddings.  Thoughts on the first vehicle were mixed - it would either be a Bedford OB, or a Bristol MW.  The Bedford (JAB 867) came first.  On this vehicle's first outing under our ownership, so many people commented on it's name "Valley Rambler" that it stuck and became the trading name for the business.  Shortly after the OB was acquired, a 1957 "butterfly" SB was added and most recently, a 1958 Bristol MW6G.
Valley Rambler also operate modern vehicles, but the same level of customer care and attention to detail is applied whether for a society wedding using 3 or 4 coaches or a factory contract run using a minibus.

MW's Operated

Fleet No Reg No In service Out Service Original Op Remarks
  SWO 986 Jun 04 Sep 05 R&W UC758 Purchased Aug 03

Fleetnames Used

bullet Valley Rambler

Operating Depots

bullet Wickham