One of a batch of ten Weymann Bodied Nimbuses new to Halifax Corporation in 1963. 250 and 251 were fitted with dual purpose seats. They were not successful in the hilly terrain with their small engines and brakes. This was not helped by their use on services they weren't intended for. By 1967 they had all been withdrawn and as youthful buses were keenly snapped up by independent operators.
In 1967 250 found itself in Mousehole with Harveys Blue and Cream buses and it settled down on their service between Mousehole and Penzance. It seemed to like the life in West Cornwall and proved to be a reliable vehicle and continued in daily use until 1981 when it was relegated to a spare bus after a purchase of a second Bristol LHS. It was still very much a cherished member of the fleet and highly thought of by the Harvey brothers. in 1986 the Harvey brothers decided to retire and the whole fleet including the Nimbus passed to Grenville Motors of Troon. Things carried on pretty much as normal until 1988 when Grenville motors themselves sold out to the newly privatised Western National. The Harveys fleet was absorbed into Wherrytown and amazingly the Nimbus was given fleet number 1567 and fitted with an electronic ticket machine. Unfortunately the gearbox failed shortly after this and although it was sent away for rebuilding by this time additional LHS vehicles were acquired and it was withdrawn. Not a bad service life for a vehicle that type that was so unreliable elsewhere.
The bus was sold on for preservation in 1991 to Neval Green and passed on again and re-painted back in to Halifax colours. After many years of ownership, unfortunately the previous owner fell ill and the bus has suffered a little. It was rescued from Lincolnshire by Steve, Paul and Lee after putting the engine back together - Steve got it out of the shed and onto a low loader for the long journey back to Cornwall. She is currently awaiting restoration including some clutch repairs, brake repairs and a repaint back to her 'true colours' (as stated by her owner!).
Photo taken by Lee Shephard on the low loader ready for her trip back.