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When I see old corpo buses in museums etc, I suddenly feel quite old ! Having driven most of em !

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14 hours ago, mary1947 said:

Hi Deepdene Boy

when you stated about Hucknall Bus Museum where is it please? 

one more question with you signing in as Deepdene did you use to live in Broxtowe.?

 

 

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19 hours ago, catfan said:

Hucknall bus museum is situated in the old Trent bus garage!

 

The Trent bus garage is something that had entirely left my memory of Hucknall.

Am I right in thinking that it was/is about halfway down Portland Rd on the left going toward Boo - ul, near a garage and the entrance to the Miner's Welfare?

I have looked on Google Maps but things are so much changed in that area (no Bottom Pit, for one thing) that I am unable to work it out.

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Here is a shot of the depot with a city transport bus parked , It is as you said on Portland road just by the old entrance to No 2 pit.

 

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trogg, thanks for that. I used to walk that way every day when I was at Butler's Hill Junior school. It was all very different then. The garage had a swinging sign outside saying "Punctures 2d". I couldn't understand why anybody would pay tuppence to get a puncture - such is the odd mind of a 9-year-old.

 

Regarding the naming of the pits, we always said Top Pit and Bottom Pit. This No 1 Pit and No 2  Pit is completely new to me.

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DKY-496_lr.jpgA Daimler pictured years ago on Farnborough Road .

A high request stop...Stephen Ford brought me to this photo !

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A Daimler with a pre-selector gearbox I think, not very nice to drive at all. Remember some of the Bulwell old timers talking about them if you didn't quite get the gear change right you could easily end up with a broken ankle !

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Jonab, Top Pit as you know it is referred to a number 1 Pit which was on Watnall Road. Bottom Pit is number 2 Pit on Portland road.

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Well just driven the road from Risley through to Stanton-by-Dale and noticed a roller shutter barn door half way up and parked in the barn was a nice blue and cream Midland General Bristol FLF with another bus parked at the side of it. Anyone know anything about them? Maybe they will be on Wollaton Park on Sunday.

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I read something recently..perhaps a bus nut like me needs help?

The low double deckers for Wilford Lane etc...were originally from Bradford?..

Ian.

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I'm not sure about that Ian, those low height buses were first registered new in Notts, perhaps DDB will know !

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3 hours ago, The Pianoman said:

Well just driven the road from Risley through to Stanton-by-Dale and noticed a roller shutter barn door half way up and parked in the barn was a nice blue and cream Midland General Bristol FLF with another bus parked at the side of it. Anyone know anything about them? Maybe they will be on Wollaton Park on Sunday.

I have been to the farm, where the buses are, it is on the left hand side going from risley, I used to have the restoration of 1 of there buses on my favourites, but as I have not used it for a while I have lost it.

I think that they had a bus that was restored by an ex Ilkeston bus driver, and he chronicled his experiences.

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Thanks Mick..it was a bus site ..where our much missed Stephen Ford had mentioned this.

Den and Deepdene provided a good account of those lowered buses a while ago.

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1 hour ago, catfan said:

I'm not sure about that Ian, those low height buses were first registered new in Notts, perhaps DDB will know !

Ian, you are correct the Daimler at the top of this page is a CWA6 that originated with Bradford City Transport, NCT acquired four, I believe to start the Clifton Estate services, prior to the delivery of the low-bridge AEC Regent IIIs numbered 199-208 (SAU199-208).

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I had contact recently Deepdene..the new format ...he did'nt like.

His health is good and still loves his buses.

Stephen is a pure Gentleman.

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Ian, thanks, he used to post regularly on the Old Bus Photos website, but I hadn't seen anything from him on there either recently

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Stephen is also red hot on railway timetables too. Pity he doesn't like the new format, well not many folks do actually, but I miss his input. 

A true gent indeed.

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Before my time:huf306.jpgBut recall these coming in and out of town.38377799214_5b119b23ff_b.jpgMy BIL travelled in one daily..30 blokes chuffing on woodbines..and gallons of petrol in cans under 'yer feet..he wondered how these things didn't blow up..never mind making the trip to Bolsover !

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