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  1. They must have moved from Orange Street to Muskham Street/ Bunbury Street rather than Arkwright Street as per my original info. Not a million miles away.
  2. Another item of socio-economic history we glean from Barton's 1964 timetable is the weekend express service between Corby and Glasgow. This allowed expatriate Scots to visit haim by travelling through Friday night, arriving in Glasgow on Saturday morning, with the return trip on Sunday night. The association between Corby and Scotland began when Glasgow-based Stewarts & Lloyds constructed one of the UK's largest steelworks in Corby in the 1930s. By the 1960s the steel works employed half the town, with thousands of people moving from Scotland to work after a downturn in th
  3. An excellent piece of detective work for such an obscure subject! I see that Butler Bros are still trading in Kirkby. l have now read that Streets occupied part of the former horse tram sheds of Nottingham Corporation on Muskham Street This is my ham-fisted attempt to scan photos of the 1926/27 Nottm Corporation Tramways examples of Street bodies.
  4. Thanks AfferGorritt. From your clues l have found 2 photos that were hiding in plain sight in John Banks' book The Prestige Series: Nottingham with photos by G H F Atkins, who took his first photograph of a Nottingham vehicle in 1927 and was still photographing them in the 2000s. Nottingham Corporation Tramways no. 49(TO 6096) was a 1927 Dennis with 26 seat front-entrance bodywork by Streets and no. 43(TO 4013) was a 1926 Dennis with 29 seat rear-entrance body. l scanned the photos but they are larger than the max permitted file size. l wonder who took the Crossley with
  5. A bit late to reply to Oztalgian but NCT have several spare buses in a silver livery with multicoloured swirl, so they should not cause confusion although l wonder whether people really notice the colour as long as the destination and route number are correct,
  6. At least that bus has the excuse of being built in 1937. WBUDC bought two Regents in 1947, just before railway nationalisation so they had the usual LMS Station on their blinds and were still showing that in the 1960s, 12 years after LMS ceased to exist. Most people remember West Bridgford vehicles for their large route numbers which were 19 inches high on the older vehicles but only 16 inches high on later buses.
  7. Old bus timetables tell us a lot about the way we lived, especially the rise in levels of car ownership and changes in employment. My Midland General/Mansfield District timetable issued in May 1963 lists a dense network of 55 MGO services covering the Notts/Derbys border plus 35 Mansfield District services. In addition there are about 30 colliery services and about 30 works and school services serving firms like Aristoc, Meridian and lllingworths. The frequency of services is almost unbelievable compared with today, as is the lateness of last buses. In 1963 cinema-going was still a regular rit
  8. l thought somebody might mention the ghosts in the store. For example there used to be a laundry at the very top of the building. For some reason there was a platform with no guard rails around it. Inevitably one day the washerwoman fell to her death. To this day if you stand where the laundry used to be you can feel a chill pass through you. That is the ghost of the washerwoman. Of course it might just be very cold on the roof of the store. There used to be a very swanky restaurant where dances were held. If you are in the store very late at night when all is quiet, you can see
  9. l recently discovered that a coachbuilder Henry Street & Co was based in Nottingham. It began as a wheelwrights business but also built bus and coach bodies between 1925 and 1949. In the early 1930s it was at Orange Street but thereafter its premises were at Arkwright Street. The only reference l can find to a Street body is on an Albion single decker built for F.H.Doughty of Brimington, Chesterfield supposedly in 1950 but that contradicts the closure of the business in 1949! That bus was registered ORA 391 and later passed to Chesterfield Corporation Transport in 1959. It wou