The Grey Knights

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  • The Grey Knights are a small group of Sarratt villagers who manage and maintain a lovely 1932 Bedford WLB single deck bus.
    The bus is owned by a former villager, Dennis Jenks, who is known as the White Knight for all the fundraising he did on behalf of village organisations.
    Membership of the Grey Knights is open to all and costs £25 pa which goes towards the cost of maintaining the bus.
    Sarratt Village organisations are welcome to use the bus for outings or fundraising given that it and a driver are available.
    Contact John Roe

    Some details of Jenks’ Bus HB4060
    1932 Bedford WLB Type with a Davis 20 seat coach body

    6 cylinder 3177cc petrol engine giving 64hp at 2800rpm

    Transmission via a 4-speed crash gearbox to a rear axle bevel drive

    Rod operated brakes via a Dewandre Vacuum Servo unit

    1,892 built with only 9 known survivors of which only one other has been restored

    New to Williams of Blania it was originally used to transport Welsh miners and school children as well as taking holiday makers as far afield as Scotland

    Retired in 1952 and used as a storeroom until being restored in the 1970s

    Bought by the current owner, Dennis Jenks, in 1989 and used for the benefit of local (Sarratt) organisations