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Helmdon Trail - The Coach Depot

 

 

In April 2016 the coach depot site was taken over by SMS X Travel, operating from Towcester.

 

Jeffs Coaches previously occupied the site.

Jeffs Coaches
A selection of coaches at Jeffs

 

The Jeffs coach business was established by Jack Jeffs in 1957 with one coach and he soon took on a lease of the abandoned LMS station yard.  When their father died in 1972, Ken Jeffs went into partnership with his brother John, who was already in the business.

In October 2000 Jeffs won a prestigious industry award. Read all about it by clicking here.

Later History
In December 2004 Jeffs became part of LF Bowen Ltd, a subsidiary of the Moseley Group (PSV) Plc of Loughborough. Until his death former owner Ken Jeffs stayed on as a director of the company, which operates as a separate coach company in the group (see newspaper cutting).

The Helmdon depot operation remains small enough not to have too much of an impact on village life.

In late October 2012 the company went into adminstration (see newspaper cutting) but a buyer was found shortly after and the compay will retain the name Jeffs Coaches.

The business ceased operation in 2015.

[An article about Jeffs Coaches, by Ann Smith and David Brookhouse, appeared in Aspects of Helmdon no 4]

 
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