A complete renumbering scheme involving the Hants & Dorset and Wilts & Dorset fleets was introduced during September 1971.
Basically blocks of numbers were allocated to types of vehicle and these blocks were the same for both fleets, except that those for Hants & Dorset were 1000 higher than those for Wilts & Dorset.
At the time of the renumbering , Nos. 327/43/59/74, 540/53/4/9/66 (Wilts & Dorset), 664-6/72/5/6/8/81, 789-96, 854-6, 929, 1137, 1248/55/7/9/62/7-9/73/7/9/83/4/8, 1302/20/3/6 (Hants & Dorset) were owned but were awaiting disposal; these were not allocated new fleet numbers.
It should be noted that vehicles Nos. 21/2/63, 1060/2/95/6, 1901-6 were
delivered with numbers within the new scheme and therefore retained them.
The combined undertakings were divided into three areas and they were as
(Coloured spots carried above fleet numbers)
|EASTERN AREA||GARAGE COLOUR CODE|
|FAREHAM||YELLOW & BLACK|
|WINCHESTER||YELLOW & ORANGE|
|WOOLSTON||YELLOW & PINK|
|EASTLEIGH||YELLOW & GREY|
|BASINGSTOKE||BLUE & BLACK|
|ANDOVER||BLUE & ORANGE|
|AMESBURY||BLUE & PINK|
|PEWSEY||BLUE & GREY|
|BOURNEMOUTH||WHITE & BLACK|
|LYMINGTON||WHITE & ORANGE|
|RINGWOOD||WHITE & PINK|
|BLANDFORD||WHITE & GREY|
|SWANAGE||WHITE & BROWN|
NB Wilts & Dorset now use single
spots above their fleet numbers
(more or less the Western area codes, but without the first white spot).
The underlined numbers, below are links:-
|WILTS & DORSET||HANTS & DORSET|
|BRISTOL FL, FLF, LDL||201-299||1201-1299|
|BRISTOL KS, KSW||301-399||1301-1399|
|BEDFORD & BRISTOL LH||501-599||1501-1599|
|BRISTOL LL, LS||701-799||1701-1799|
It should be noted that Wilts & Dorset 369 and Hants & Dorset 699,
807/50, 1274/5/80/2/94, 1303/7/8 ( Old series numbers) were withdrawn probably
without being renumbered