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Catching the bus, Fishponds. | by Fray Bentos
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Catching the bus, Fishponds.

A scene in Fishponds Road, Tuesday 28th October 1975. Channons Hill off left. The area behind the bus was cleared for a Safeway supermarket. I passed along here last week, but didn't notice whether the house on the right survives. I think probably not.

The bus, new in 1957, is another of the Bristol Omnibus Co's long-lived KSWs. It didn't quite manage to notch up a 20-year working life. It was retired the following March and finished its days in one of the bus graveyards at Carlton, near Barnsley, where it was broken up in July 1976. Bus shelters of that endearingly ugly concrete pattern seem to have disappeared.

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Taken on October 19, 2008