Leyland Titan Twin Pack - Aldenham Open Day 1983
Aldenham Works near Elstree in Hertfordshire was originally built as part of the 1930's Northern Line extension to Bushey Heath. The construction of the extension was halted by WWII, and during the war the site was modified for use as an aircraft factory. The planned rail extension was never completed and so London Transport decided to use the site as a bus overhaul facility which opened for operation in 1956. During the 1983 London Transport Golden Jubilee celebrations, many garages held open days. The Aldenham open day was held in September 83 under the name ‘The Aldenham Spectacular’. Our modelled T112 in London Buses livery & T66 in London General Aldenham Diplomat livery were on display along with all the special liveried Jubilee buses. Many aspects of the works were also shown to the public including the body crane, which featured Routemaster bodies travelling overhead. The complete closure of the works took place in November 1986.