Tommy was already playing in the village band, and an ardent Swindon Town Football Club supporter. This was the beginning of a long and happy relationship of being Swindon Town FC's main travel firm – still so today, as well as that of the Aldbourne Band.
After the war, Jim and Bob joined the business, together with their sister Ena's husband Joe Hewlett. Jim and Bob both played tenor horn in the Band, as had Tommy. Jim’s young son Lionel was by now helping with the carrying business. Bob and a young Cyril Barrett (who retired after serving more than 46 years with them!) drove the 29 and 31 seater coaches in 1951.