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Lincolnshire Road car Routes and their indicated Boards From: Brian Hicks Wed 17 May 2017 13:15
Hello, I am an 81 year old Lincoln lad.now living in Nth Yorkshire. In the 40s and 50's Lincolnshire Road Car buses would exit the High street bus station to travel to their various destinations, I particularly remember the following because of their iconic destination boards 1, NEW YORK, which was north of Boston in the Fens and 2 JERUSALEM which was ,i believe near SKELLINGTHORPE. What would be their route numbers and what other villages would have appeared on their indicator boards ? I intend to come to your bus event in November and bring you Photos of your Lincon City TurnTable ladder at the fire at Barkers and LEE SMITHS MILL AND PHOTOS OF THE LADDER AND OTHER FIRE ENGINES ,INCLUDING THE RED DEVIL IN THE CORONATION PARADE 1953 in Silver Street Lincoln Thanks for any help in this query Brian Hicks.
Lincolnshire Road car Routes and their indicated Boards From: Jonathan Sat 3 Jun 2017 20:30
From a 1958 Lincs Road Car timetable -
New York was on services 8 and 8A.
8 was Lincoln (Bus Station) - Boston via Branston, Metheringham, Walcot, Billinghay, Tattershall, Coningsby, New York, Gipsey Bank, Langriville, Frith Bank
(although most journeys on service 8 only ran between Boston and Billinghay or Walcot, with connections to / from Lincoln on the Lincoln - Sleaford service 2C)
8A ran from Lincoln (Unity Square terminus) to Boston via Washingborough, Bardney, Bucknall, Horsington, Stixwould, Woodhall Spa, Tattershall, Coningsby, Dogdyke, New York then as the 8 to Boston.
Jerusalem is the west end of Skellingthorpe, and this was on service 11, which ran from Lincoln (St Marks Square) to Jerusalem, with some journeys continuing on to Doddington.
The bus station at the 'Lion Hotel' on High Street could only accommodate single deck buses, other services ran from Unity Square (still used as a terminus by some independent operators until quite recently), St Marks Street / Square and Thorn Bridge (roughly where the 1970s City Bus Station was constructed) until St Marks Bus Station / depot was opened in 1959.
The Lion Hotel building is still there, although rebuilt for retail use - https://www.flickr.com/photos/kk69521/7997400786