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Until 2008 (?) Wilts and Dorset [W&D] and First ran a joint service between Bath and Salisbury. X4s ran hourly, jointly operated ...
Through journeys now take an extra 25 minutes!
The solution is to divert the though service via the "Sally-in-the-Woods" road, better known as the A363 (the grey road on the First Bus map of the undiverted 265 : below) and rejoin the normal schedule at Bradford-on-Avon.
There are three versions of the tale. The first is of a supernatural nature, and was published by Kathleen Wiltshire in 1984. It tells the story of a young couple who knocked down a girl dressed in white when she ran from trees across the road in front of their car. Another version, this time by Maggie Dobson and Simone Brightstein relate that Sally was murdered in the woods or imprisoned in nearby Brown’s Folly, or that she was an actual road accident victim. Katy Jordan in her book ‘The Haunted Landscape’ mentions that Sally in the Woods does have the reputation of being an eerie place, where ‘no birds sing’, so you never know...
The funding for the 2.3 million road rebuild includes provision of a shuttle bus (266) from Bradford to Winsley.
Unfortunately, it will not be possible for the shuttle bus service to call at Limpley Stoke but Libra Travel bus service 94 will continue to run from Limpley Stoke to Bath and Trowbridge.
The strange saga all began in July 1979, amid wild rumours that a terrifying monster was haunting the dark woods of Brassknocker Hill, situated near the old British city of Bath. Described variously, and in both excited and hysterical tones, as a long-fanged, four foot tall creature resembling a baboon, chimpanzee, spider-monkey, gibbon or lemur, the creature was of far more concern to some than it was to others. Locals Ron and Betty Harper were hardly in a good mood when they discovered that the mysterious creature had stripped whole sections of their old, mighty oak tree bare of bark.
the mystery of the "beast" was never resolved.
fbb did search on-line for a replacement 265 timetable but on Friday 27th February ...