Saturday, 30 April 2011

Sheffield in the rain

Last saturday afternoon there was torrential rain and hail storm in Sheffield. I was in the city centre near Pond Street and Kath was in Hillsborough.

Friday, 29 April 2011

Happy birthday Hulleys

Hulleys of Baslow are celebrating their 90th birthday today. For the majority of those 90 years their buses were painted red rather than today's blue. This picture was taken in March 1972 in Bakewell.
(I will be happy to publish a birthday picture any offers?
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Thursday, 28 April 2011

my 15

Trent barton are introducing new Optare Versas on service 15 from Ilkeston to Sawley on Saturday. The timetable is unchanged but in future it will be known as 'my 15'. One of the new buses was on display on Ilkeston Market Place this morning.
Service 15 is currently operated by Wright bodied Volvos.

This picture of a Plaxton bodied Leopard was taken in Feb 1983 when buses terminating in Ilkeston used to park on the Market Place. The earliest reference I have seen to service 15 (Long Eaton to Ilkeston) is in June 1929.
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Clay Cross bus station

In Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire most tendered services are operated by small businesses and here are three examples. This TM Travel Solo is trying to tell us that it is on service 150 to Matlock via Alfreton.

A narrow Solo belonging to Hulleys of Baslow.

Finally a local bus belonging to G & J Holmes of Clay Cross. The Morrisons referred to is in Chesterfield.
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Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Alfreton late afternoon

These pictures were taken looking into the bright spring sun.

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