It is strange, looking back, how illogical decisions colour you past, present and future. When fbb was a student in Sheffield, he was excited to travel throughout the city by bus. His home town of Northampton was just beginning to expand but Northampton Corporation buses trundled around unchanging within the Borough boundary. Just a few extensions into new estates added a little variety - but not much.
Sheffield was fascinating and more extensive visits to Rotherham and Doncaster proved equally enjoyable. But rarely did your author venture south to Chesterfield.
In those far off days, Chesterfield Corporation buses were a rich and noble green colour.
One of the strange sequences of bus management seems to be (a) an introduction of long cross town services followed a year or two later by (b) splittung them up again into smaller chunks.(See also London Nortth Western Railwasy!)
Here is service 10 to Newbold as operated pre 27th October.
Stagecoach then announces that "to improve the service" it will be linked cross-town with services 82 and 83.
82/3 offered a combined 15 minute frequency.
Ha, jolly ha!
Here is the timetable from Sunday last.
Rangoon Nadgers** Report
fbb spent a good bit of yesterday in bed and this blog is, perforce, something of a precis. Tomorrow we will (nadgering permitting) get to the new X1 service.
** shakes, shivers, sweats, somnolence and a profound lack of energy. What is far more serious is that fbb id "off his food". Horrors.
Below a small piece of Goon Show Script
This is the BBC light programme.
Mr. Greenslade, never mind the commercials mate. Enough of this splin splan slon and a hern hern. Give us a magic lantern lecture on this week's show.
As you will sir.
Lantern slide operation.
Ladies and gentlemen, on inserting the first colour slide we perceive the title to be, 'The Great Nadger Plague.'
LONG RAMBLING INTRODUCTION by MR. SELLERS.
According to the next slide it was in the year sixteen fifty-six that the dreaded Nadger plague swept across Europe like the dreaded Nadger plague of sixteen fifty-six.
Next attempted X1 blog : Friday 1st November