Roy James BEVAN 1910 - 1983 Soudley ( Coach Proprietor) (General)

by slowhands, proud of his ancient Dean Forest roots, Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 11:54 (2223 days ago)

Soudley Valley Coaches

Soudley Valley Coaches. Colin Martin.
Independent Buses and Coaches of Bristol and Gloucestershire. Colin Martin and Geoff Bruce.
Colin Martin, 4 Willcox Drive, Woodmancote, Cheltenham, GL52 9PW

"Soudley Valley volume is an excellent record of one of the Forest of Dean's independent bus operators.
The business started in earnest in 1928 by brothers Fred and Roy Bevan with the acquisition of a 14-seater
Chevrolet used on a daily service between Blakeney, Soudley and Cinderford. The fleet soon grew and at its
peak twenty-five coaches were being operated. The business survived until 1998..."

"The second volume is an overview of bus and coach operation throughout the county of Gloucestershire
from the horse bus up to the 1950s, hence the sub-title of 'From Horses to Half-Cabs'. The volume is mostly
photographic with extended captions giving details of both the vehicle illustrated and the operator."

Year: 1903
Month: Jun
Day: 13
Grooms_Surname: BEVAN
Grooms_Forenames: Arthur John
Grooms_Age: 22
Groom_Condition: Bachelor
Grooms_Occupation: Collier
Grooms_Residence: Ruspidge Cinderford
Grooms_Fathers_Surname: Bevan
Grooms_Fathers_Forenames: John
Grooms_Fathers_Occupation: Collier
Brides_Surname: WOOS
Brides_Forenames: Maud Mary
Brides_Age: 29
Brides_Condition: Spinster
Brides_Occupation: [not stated]
Brides_Residence: Ruspidge Cinderford
Brides_Fathers_Surname: Wood
Brides_Fathers_Forenames: Oliver
Brides_Fathers_Occupation: Blacksmith
Licence_or_Banns: Banns
Signature_or_Mark: Both Sign
Witness_1: Oliver Wood
Witness_2: Monica Woos
Officiating_Minister: Edward Rochford Curate
Event: Marriage
Register_Reference: P85/1 IN 1/6
Page_Number: 71
Parish_Chapel: Cinderford St John

Year: 1910
Month: Oct
Day: 23
Parents_Surname: BEVAN
Child_Forenames: Roy James
Fathers_Forenames: Arthur John
Mothers_Forenames: Maud Mary
Residence: Soudley
Occupation: collier
Officiating_Minister: G Watson curate
Event: Baptism
Register_Reference: P85/1 IN 1/3
Page_Number: 10
Parish_Chapel: Cinderford St John

BEVAN ARTHUR JOHN M 1881 30 Westbury on Severn Gloucestershire
BEVAN MAUD MARY F 1875 36 Westbury on Severn Gloucestershire
BEVAN FRED M 1907 4 Westbury on Severn Gloucestershire
BEVAN ROY M 1910 7 MONTHS Westbury on Severn Gloucestershire

Year: 1937
Month: Sep
Day: 11
Grooms_Surname: BEVAN
Grooms_Forenames: Roy James
Grooms_Age: 27
Groom_Condition: Batchelor
Grooms_Occupation: Bus Proprietor
Grooms_Residence: Sawley Littledean
Grooms_Fathers_Surname: Bevan
Grooms_Fathers_Forenames: Arthur John
Grooms_Fathers_Occupation: Collier
Brides_Surname: DAVIES
Brides_Forenames: Sybil Elizabeth
Brides_Age: 24
Brides_Condition: Spinster
Brides_Residence: Brooklyn Millend Blakeney
Brides_Fathers_Surname: Davis
Brides_Fathers_Forenames: Ewan
Brides_Fathers_Occupation: Dock Worker
Licence_or_Banns: Banns
Signature_or_Mark: Both sign
Witness_1: W M Smallwood
Witness_2: Janette M Davies
Officiating_Minister: Leonard W Cook Vicar
Event: Marriage
Register_Reference: P50 IN 1/6
Page_Number: 9
Parish_Chapel: Blakeney

Name: Roy James Bevan
Birth Date: 1 Sep 1910
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1983
Age at Death: 73
Registration district: Forest of Dean
Inferred County: Gloucestershire
Volume: 22
Page: 1625

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