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Bus Crash

Bus Crash

Thanks to Howard Wilson for this photograph of a bus that crashed through the bridge at the bottom of Loftus Bank.  The same bus is featured in another image. Howard’s grandfather worked for Garbutt Bros  and may have been called out to the rescue.

In The Beck

In The Beck

Yes once again a bus in the beck at the bottom of Mill Bank. Did Uptons own the bus or is that just advertising on the side?
Image courtesy of the Pem Holliday Collection.

Accident on Mill Bank, Loftus

Accident on Mill Bank, Loftus

I’d like to think that this is the remains of the bus we’ve seen hanging backwards over the parapet in previous posts – I certainly hope so for the passengers and driver’s sake!

Bus In Beck

Bus In Beck

Possibly 1927 I think we have a photo like this taken from a different angle.
(photo courtesy of Derick Pearson)

Runaway Fair

It was 1920 when this vehicle from Crow’s fair ran away down Mill Bank; there are plenty of people there to give advice. Vehicles running backwards down Mill Bank was a common occurrence many years ago. Peter Turvey has advised: ”This photograph shows a very rare Showman’s road locomotive – one of the few traction centre engines built – they could act as the centre of a set of gallopers (a type of roundabout) as well as haul loads on the road.”

Image courtesy of several sources and thanks to Peter Turvey for that update.