This was TSY's website at 0830 this morning:-
We are currently unable to bring you our normal website because of technical problems.
We apologise for these problems and hope to be able to provide you with our normal website shortly. This page will be updated as often as possible between 0700 and 2200. Outside of these hours please refer to local radio and television news stations and websites for weather and travel updates.
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Due to the adverse weather the Traveline service will not be able to open at 0700 as usual. We are working to get staff on site to resume a normal service as soon as possible.
The Travel South Yorkshire website will be updated with all disruption information once recieved.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Today, all the traffic cameras seem to have seized at 0404 ...
Hooray for modern technology!
But no change in information (or, more correctly, lack of it.)
First Bus web site being updated according to its time stamp; but no change yet in Sheffield infomation.
Cameras now seem to be updating.
First Bus showing improvements time stamped 1210.
A Pill with Water
The town was traditionally the residence of pilots, who would guide boats up the Avon Gorge, between the Bristol Channel and the Port of Bristol. Pill was once home to 21 public houses and was known as being a rough place, to the extent that the founder of the Methodist Church, John Wesley, says in an entry in his journals for 3 October 1755:- "I rode over to Pill, a place famous from generation to generation, even as Kingswood itself, for stupid, brutal, abandoned wickedness."
In winter, the weekday ferry crossing times were from 8 a.m. to 10.40 p.m. and the Sunday times were from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
No cars or sidecars were allowed, but the fare for a motor cycle with driver was between 6d. and 9d., while to take a bicycle across it cost 3d.
The summer fare for passengers was 1½d. until 9 p.m. and double fare afterwards. The winter fare was the same, but only until 8 p.m. after which it was double fare.
An aerial view shows the remnants of the slipways clearly visible as they lead down to the water's edge.