Well done, chaps. Just try a bit harder next time.
Do they read fbb's blog?
The company can trace its origins to the 1860s when horse-drawn trams started operations. Steam trams followed in 1881 ...
Named Potteries Electric Traction at the time (as a result of its tram fleet) the company introduced motorbuses in 1900. Eventually these replaced the trams, which were finally withdrawn in 1928, and so the company was renamed Potteries Motor Traction in 1933.
The company was "famous" in the 1920s for facing massive competition on its tram routes. One source suggests that there were as many as 97 separate companies on the road before the 1930 Road Traffic Act instigated a period of regulation and rationalisation. That must have been huge fun for bus spotters of the day.
Meanwhile, admire Stoke-on-Trent railway station, built in 1848 and retaining much of its original glory.
The railway station is still here after over 160 years, the 1970s bus station lasted about 40; so when will the swirly greyness be demolished as an eyesore?
Next blog : due Sunday October 16th