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Old Market Square , Nottingham c1960s

Old Nottingham City Transport Single Decker

Looks like the word & song players have woke up bored to death, here have something Nottingham.  Have a good day, try & get yourselves outside today, it's later than you think    

Thanks Oz and Catfan.  I wonder where my Broadmarsh memory came from……

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I can’t remember going on any other routes, except perhaps once when I went to visit a boyfriend who was at uni at/near Grantham.  I can’t remember whether I went on the bus or the train… that was in 1960/61

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The only further education college near Grantham back in those days would have been Stoke Rochford Hall, just off the A1 to the south of Grantham. It was a teacher training college which closed in 1978. The rather splendid building remains I think as a hotel. Was that the place? I remember passing over it on my many flying trips from Tollerton to Skegness.

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All I can remember was seeing Kesteven - I know that’s an area but could it have been Kesteven college?  Now I think about it, it was a teacher training college

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I remember it had a gravel drive and had mature trees in the grounds.  It looked quite an old building.

Anyway, enough of that …. We finished going out soon after that!!!

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I remember, many years ago, going to the nearby Buckminster gliding club at Saltby airfield. I had an aero tow with the chief instructor and he really put the glider through it’s paces. I’d never done a roll or a loop in a glider before!

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He finished off with a very low level beat up of the runway, did a very tight turn and came in to land. Very exhilarating!

I have done a couple of weeks on gliding holidays at Great Hucklow. We never managed to do any serious soaring and I never got to go solo even though I had a PPL. I did a lot of tractor driving for recoveries though and there were some good pubs in the area. A couple of my friends managed to get silver C’s but there’s a lot of hanging about involved at gliding clubs. I didn’t have to patience to take it up.

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On 9/16/2021 at 11:13 AM, catfan said:

Whatever happened to the "Gay Pride" bus from a couple of years ago ?

 

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There's another one now apparently.

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A letter in the current issue of Classic Bus refers to NCT's 1963 batch of Fleetlines  (64-94) which were registered 64 RTO to 94 RTO except for 73 which had a 1964 B suffix - ATO 73B. l have checked my 1965 edition of Ian Allan ABC British Bus Fleets and that's quite correct.  I haven't seen any reference to this before. Was the bus delivered late perhaps due to an accident and had to be registered in 1964? Had 73 RTO already been reserved by somebody?

 

My Ian Allan book lists the NCT depots as Parliament St, Trent Bridge, Sherwood, Bilborough and Bulwell but notes that Bulwell was to be replaced by a new depot at Western Boulevard. That never happened and it seems odd that NCT planned to replace Bulwell with a depot so close to Bilborough.  

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1 hour ago, Newarker said:

A letter in the current issue of Classic Bus refers to NCT's 1963 batch of Fleetlines  (64-94) which were registered 64 RTO to 94 RTO except for 73 which had a 1964 B suffix - ATO 73B. l have checked my 1965 edition of Ian Allan ABC British Bus Fleets and that's quite correct.  I haven't seen any reference to this before. Was the bus delivered late perhaps due to an accident and had to be registered in 1964? Had 73 RTO already been reserved by somebody?

 

My Ian Allan book lists the NCT depots as Parliament St, Trent Bridge, Sherwood, Bilborough and Bulwell but notes that Bulwell was to be replaced by a new depot at Western Boulevard. That never happened and it seems odd that NCT planned to replace Bulwell with a depot so close to Bilborough.  

I drove all those bus numbers you mentioned. Also I remember the talk of a new depot near Basford Gas Works. Funny thing is nearby they built the tram depot later.

Another snippet of useless information is Bilborough Bus Depot was the only purpose built bus depot, all the other depots were originally tram sheds.

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It was never taxed/licenced as 73RTO, so the registration was surrendered. Its first use on public roads was in 1964 so it did not need taxing until that date and it was thus eligible for the B suffix registration, ATO73B

 

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Wasn't PSV exempt from road tax in those days ? 

I remember the bus tax disc having NIL written on them where the amount paid was put.

This changed I think in the 1986 deregulation act.

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