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Historical buses: Spalding
« on: October 04, 2018, 12:23:38 PM »
Whilst browsing the Internet I discovered two local history sites for the Spalding area which feature a number of bus photographs that might be of interest to Forum members. There is also a LNER railway map showing connecting bus routes operated by Eastern Counties Omnibus Company and Lincolnshire Road Car Company.
 
This is a link to the photographs although I found it a little strange that the earliest page appears to be page 5 and by clicking ‘next entries’ at the bottom of each page pages 4 down to 1 may gradually be viewed. Notable photos include a view from Spalding Water Tower down to the coach park (presumably during the flower parade 1961) where there are about 40 coaches parked. An obvious vehicle being a Midland Red C3/C4 type.
https://www.heritagesouthholland.co.uk/category/transport/transport-pictures-buses/page/5/

The said site appears to be replacing ‘southhollandlife.com’ on which there is an extract from the Spalding Free Press Year Book for 1936 with bus timetables for a number of different companies with services from Spalding (Buff to Market Deeping; Eastern Counties to Peterborough/Stamford; Holme Delight to Boston; Lincolnshire Road Car to Kings Lynn/Holbeach/Grantham; Reliance to Gosberton; and Rose to Gedney Hill)
https://www.southhollandlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/1936-bus-timetable.pdf

David
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My 1960s/1970s snapshots taken when I worked at Yelloway:
http://www.ipernity.com/doc/davidslater-spoddendale/album/690101