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Offline Steven Knight Media

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Oundle Bus Routes - Help needed with historic information
« on: August 26, 2009, 07:46:08 PM »
I am looking for some help, since I am a new boy in the Peterborough area (only been here 20 years!). I am planning to do some pics in the next couple of weeks of the FLF on the (current 23 and 24 routes), but want to use older route numbers. I know mid-1990s the direct route via Warmington was 365 and the country route via Wansford and Fotheringhay was 367 but I believe that in the 1970s the direct route may have been route 312. If anyone can help with any info it would be gratefully received.
Thanks, Steve.




Offline dennisdart

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Re: Oundle Bus Routes - Help needed with historic information
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2009, 06:26:33 PM »
Hi,

Not much into timetables, but managed to find a few - just can't seem to get rid of anything!

In the 1970s, the routes serving Oundle were:

265 Peterborough to Corby
266 Peterborough to Kettering
323 Peterborough to Southwick

The first 2 were in conjunction with United Counties.

By 1979 other routes in the area were:

310-2 Peterborough Wansford/Kings Cliffe
314 Peterborough Folksworth
315 Peterborough Woodwalton
316 Peterborough Alwalton
319 Kings Cliffe Oundle
325 Peterborough Wansford RAF Wittering

Some of these did not operate on a daily basis

The 365 then was a Wisbech Downham Market circular, and 367 was
Kings Lynn to Wisbech

I have timetables for 1973/4/5/7/9, plus a couple in the mid 80s, but nothing
much after.

However, if you are really stuck one of my friends in the Local History Society is
working on a history of all Peterborough bus routes and he may be able to assist.

For instance, the tram/bus service to Walton was know as service 1. Upon the
forming of Eastern Counties it became 301 ('30' was added to the other service numbers
as well). Several variations later it has become service 1 again - although with a modified
route to account for population growth etc etc

Hope this helps






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Re: Oundle Bus Routes - Help needed with historic information
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2009, 07:05:27 AM »
dennisdart,many thanks for this, it is a great help. Steve

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Re: Oundle Bus Routes - Help needed with historic information
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2009, 08:07:44 PM »
If you are into eBay, you can pick up some old timetables quite cheaply, if you bide your time.


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Re: Oundle Bus Routes - Help needed with historic information
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2009, 12:48:31 PM »
Steve

I've dug out an old (November 1975) Peterborough country area timetable. The map below should help you.

Good old eBay!!!


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Re: Oundle Bus Routes - Help needed with historic information
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2009, 02:58:15 PM »
Many Thanks. Have also made couple of ebay purchases - nothing useful on there earlier in the week, but some good stuff today. Really appreciate your help. Steve