Burnley buses, their drivers and passengers are the fascinating features of this week’s retro picture gallery.
Take a look and read about these wonderful photographs from Burnley Civic Trust.
An enquiry was launched into how a double-decker bus had its roof ripped off on a service where only single deckers operate. The Burnley and Pendle bus struck a low railway bridge in Dryden Street, Padiham. Luckily there were no passengers on the top deck. Photo: S
BCN bus accident, (bollard under bus front). Church Street, Ormerod Road junction. Bus registered in 1973, so probably mid 1970s Photo: S
7. Not again!
Discussing the fare increases at Burnley bus station are (from the left) Mrs Mary Halstead of Brunshaw Avenue and Mrs Cropper and her husband Wilfred.
A unanimous 'not again' was the passengers' reaction to yet another increase in local bus fares, which was given the go-ahead by the Traffic Commissioners. Many people saw the increases as the last straw in the spiral of rising prices occurring at the time. Some things never change seemingly. Photo: S
8. Off to Blackpool
Off to Blackpool in search of sun! From the left, Mrs Davies, Mr Davies, Michelle Walmsley, and Sharon Smith with little Sue Davies. Photo: S