"Chipping" has an Old English link with "a Market", possibly even "a long market square".
fbb's Y1 arrived on a one way loop via St Johns Way to a terminus in Wickwar Road.
fbb had been pre-warned that the Y5 to Bristol interworks with the Y6 to Parkway station, Cribbs Causeway and Southmead Hospital. As fbb muched happily away, he could spot the Y5 arrival at about 1216 which was in the new South Glos Lynx proper orange and blue colour scheme.
Thus a photo was obtained as it passes the caff, now a Y6.
But Y6 arrival was there none. 1249 came and went. Just after 1300 your bewildered blogger bumbled round to Wickwar Road, expecting his expected Y5 to have vanished from the electronic display. But hold fast, cap'n!
Option 1 : a stop at Coalpit Heath not served by the Y5.
Sadly, it was still "due in 2 min" TEN minutes later. USELESS.
Why "The Ridge"? No idea. Why "Due in 2 min" when it palpably wasn't? No idea. The whole episode just confirmed fbb's view that electronic screens are well-nigh pointless unless they give useful information in times of crisis.
It was obvious to fbb that his Y5 would never appear and his trip via Pucklechurch and Mangotsfield ...
Sulkily and disappointed, he caught the next Y1 back the same way as he came; all the way to Bristol. As he passed back through Yate bus station, there was a very dead First bus, complete with "rescue" van and a gaggle of worried blokes peering in at the engine compartment.
Apart from the failure at the end, it was a splendid day with fine weather and plenty of Public Transport Experience to explore and enjoy.
Despite a few niggles, First in Bristol seems to be doing a good job and getting it right. It is not First's fault that the Metrobus scheme was designed by politicians and consultants and is thus flawed at most levels - here's hoping James Freeman and his team can make a go of it. But all the rest is looking very encouraging.
Meanwhile, in Sheffield ...
And in Seaton ...