Next in the encylopaedia of excitement we have a list of Parcel Agents. There are two and a half pages of them. The agent for Abbotsley is the Eight Bells pub ...
But there's more!
Early Closing Day (column 1 below) used to be an important consideration for bus-using shoppers - no point in going into town if all the shops are shut.
Likewise Market Days (column 2) were a regular feature of bus services with extra journeys run on the appropriate days. The lists are, oddly enhanced by each community's population (column 3).
In the past, fbb has looked at timetable books produced by (e.g.) local printers - so not "official" presumably. These are made financially viable by advertising. United Counties' 1960 book still contains a few adverts. fbb remembers Lants drinks ...
fbb's favourite, however, has to be ...
Two sections are left before the avid reader gets to the timetable pages as such. We have the mysteries of ticket inter-availability with the railways and seven (yes SEVEN) pages of closely spaced "regulations and conditions for the carriage of passengers and goods".
Bet you can't wait!
The mind boggles!
Model Railway Snippet
Tidied and ready for the re-fettled station to return.