But First - A Catalogue Of Errors!
And then there was the bus that "would never go to Blakeney". True, it was pointing towards its ultimate terminus of Norwich, but when United ran the 25 it ran to and from Blackeney.
Despite soaring temperatures in sunny Seaton, fbb does not like the heat and, most definitely, the heat does not like him. So be kind and put the errors down to "a touch of the sun" rather than total ignorance!
And So To "A Journey's End"
So what's left.
For fbb, what remains is the most fascinating part of his "hobby" - it is about the history of the bus business, notably Eastern Counties from 1930 to 1970. There is a good bit of overspill to underpin and overpin the core years being considered.
So we begin with a reminder that East Anglia is a rural community ...
The local carrier would transport heavier goods and it was the local carrier who started taking passengers and soon moved up to a horse bus!
For Eastern Counties, it was a time to sweep up a whole bunch of small and medium sized independent operators. The book has a two page list of over 50 such.
The railways also feature; with closures pre-Beeching and within the world of the axe; but there are hints that integration was almost always lacking.
Heacham station now provides holiday accomodation in a railway carriage and in the waiting room.
Ironically an alternative route from Wells to Heacham would follow the route of Norfolk Green's superb Coasthopper service, developed by author Ben ...
Tomorrow, we look at the rise and fall of Eastern Counties through into the 1970s.
Son Et Lumiere At Peterville
Maybe Peterville Castle is presenting a huge professional laser light show on days when the railway is open at night.
Next Journey's End blog : Wednesday 21st July