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Sheffield Wednesday open top bus parade in 1935

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Sheffield Wednesday's open top bus parade through Sheffield having won the FA Cup at Wembley Stadium

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WJ 6504, a Cravens bodied Leyland Tiger TS4 coach belonging to the recently formed Sheffield United Tours doing the honours.

A few folk turned out for the parade, then. Caps and hats all round, as was normal in those days

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When I was young it puzzled me that Sheffield United had its own coach company but my team didn't. It took me some time to understand that the name originated from the amalgamation of several coach operators in Sheffield who "united" as one company, hence Sheffield United Tours, nothing to do with a football team at all.

Even after finding that out, for some time I would only refer to the company as SUT rather than utter the name Sheffield United 🙂.

Sheffield United Tours had only been formed on 1st March 1935, so had been in existence less than 2 months when the parade took place. I wonder if the coach was still carrying the colours of Arthur Kitson Ltd.

A brief history of Sheffield United Tours


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