2020 will mark 100 years since our forefather; William Williams bought his first motor car and began to take passengers to places where the train didn’t go. He was joined a few years later by his brother; Elfyn Morris, and between them they purchased a lorry which, for the next two years they used to transport timber, stone, animal feed and fertiliser.
This was great, but the people of the remote farms and villages also needed to get themselves and their produce into the weekly market at Oswestry. Never ones to miss a trick, on Wednesdays the brothers would convert the lorry into a bus; using planks for seats and a canvas secured as a make-shift roof. The farms,
cottages and small-holdings along the back lanes became a regular route for the lorry/bus, and the service proved to be very successful, transporting the locals to market along with their calves, chickens, lambs, cheese, milk and eggs.
Nearly a century later Tanat Valley Coaches remains owned and operated by the same family that started it from such practical yet humble beginnings. We now operate a fleet of vehicles; from 16-seaters to 70-seater coaches, employing over 60 local people and between us, we carry around 1,500 school children to and from school each and every school day.
We haven’t forgotten our early days, and we are still the proud owners of a vintage classic: a 1962 Leyland Tiger Cub bus which can often be seen be-decked and be-ribboned for a variety of special occasions including
weddings and all sorts of other celebrations.
We’re really excited about our 2020 programme of trips and tours, with firm favourites such as the Blackpool Illuminations, the Harry Potter Studio Tour and a day out in lovely Liverpool back on the schedule, alongside some cracking new adventures including a chance to see the fabulous Westlife, a tour of the beautiful Inner Hebridean Isles of West Scotland, and several opportunities to visit some of Wales’ finest beaches and most glorious countryside – after all, we haven’t forgotten where we’ve come from!
We’d like to take this chance to thank all of our customers for their loyal and valued support over the past 100 years, and hope that we get the chance to carry you, your friends. family and clients wherever you might like to go into the next century.
If you would like to make an enquiry about any of our private hire services, please do not hesitate to contact us using the form opposite.