Cassidy's Coach

Cassidy's Coach
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A great painting David, such wonderful detail. My hubby loves steam trains so I showed him your gallery, he thinks your painting are marvellous, he always wishes I would paint a train or a boat for him as he's fed up with my floral paintings lol!

Thank you Margaret, each to their own eh? It would be a boring world if we all painted the same things 😊

Lovely - the old coaches and buses had such character. Beautifully painted as always David.

Thanks Adele 😊

Another stunner,

My father was one of the bus drivers who worked for the Cassidy family. What a surprise and delight that this painting captures the history of the Cassidy buses and how important this transportation was for the people of Fermanagh and the border counties.

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26/07/2017
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GA recent painting of mine which may be of interest to some members. "Cassidy's coach". Maurice Cassidy founded the Erne Bus Service in 1929 and it lasted until compulsory take over by the Ulster Transport Authority in 1957. He operated services on the Coothill, Clones, Enniskillen and Bundoran routes. In the autumn of 1953 he ordered this vehicle at the Earl's Court motor show and it was delivered in 1954. It is a Leyland Royal Tiger with Burlingham Seagull bodywork. It was the first of its type anywhere in Ireland and was the pride of the fleet, with such luxury features as a 'heater' and ' wireless' no less !! Such was the significance of 'the coach' as it was known that over two hundred people turned out in Enniskillen the night it arrived just to see it. It is depicted here on the Loughshore road from Enniskillen to Belleek in the town land of Blaney en route for the Donegal seaside resort of Bundoran with a full complement of day trippers

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David Briggs

Self taught, member of Guild of Motoring Artists and Guild of Railway Artists. Paint solely in Acrylics

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