Sargeants of Kington
Sargeants of Kington's Optare Spectra VA51 SAR.
|Service area||Herefordshire and Powys|
|Service type||Local Bus Services / Coach Hire|
various school buses
The stage service work consists mainly of an hourly service between Kington and Hereford, and a five times daily service to Llandrindod Wells in Powys, Wales (routes 461/462). The company also run route 41, which is a service between Newtown, Powys and Kington, via Knighton and Presteigne.
The schools contracts operate from various locations in Herefordshire and Powys, to Lady Hawkins School and Kington Primary School, both in Kington - both within walking distance of Sargeants depot on Mill Street, and to Gwernyfed High School, and New Radnor Primary School in Powys.
Sargeants Brothers started out back in the 1920s as Sargeants Motors Ltd, and was founded by Mr C.T Sargeant, with services based in Builth Wells and Kington. He passed the Builth operations on to A.M. and C.M. Higginbottom and the business in Kington passed onto his sons, Anthony and Keith in 1955, who adopted the title Sargeants Brothers. The business is now run by Michael and Huw Sargeant (Anthony and Keith's sons) who are actually cousins.
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