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Lincolnshire Road Car destination blind listings for Retford Depot
From: David Reynolds Fri 16 Nov 2012 22:23
 
I have quite a collection of Lincolnshire Road Car destination blind
information, both as manuscripts and actual photographed blinds, but I have yet to find any listings for Retford Depot.

I'm not looking for the actual blind(s) just their content.

If you know of someone who may be able to help me I'd be obliged.

Regards,

David Reynolds
Lincolnshire Road Car destination blind listings for Retford Depot
From: David Bowler, Switzerland Thu 24 Jan 2013 11:04
 
Would you, by chance, have a Boston and/or Grantham depot blind in your collection? If so, I would very much welcome a brief list of the contents or scan thereof for modelling purposes. In particular I would be interested in the wording used for service 23 when running Oakham - RAF Cottesmore (only) and the 58 group of services in Boston, e.g. Wyberton Chain Bridge, Skirbeck, Fenside, etc. Thank you.
Lincolnshire Road Car destination blind listings for Retford Depot
From: Jonathan (LVVS) Fri 25 Jan 2013 15:57
 
David,

Yes - think we do have some Grantham / Boston blinds in our collection but may take a little while to find / photograph something.

What sort of vehicle / era are you looking for, though?

I have a feeling (I have no photos immediately to hand to back this up) that the Boston town services tended just to display "58A Town Service" or "Market Place" in practice, whatever may or may not have been provided on the blinds...
Lincolnshire Road Car destination blind listings for Retford Depot
From: David Bowler, Switzerland Sun 27 Jan 2013 17:15
 
Hello Jonathan, In respect of Boston Town Services I'm thinking of the period 1957-67. The vehicles that I recall were Bristol K open-platform double-deckers and Bristol Lodekkas (possible also open-platform). The various versions of the 23 were operated primarily by rear-loader Lodekkas (various versions LD and FS) from 1955 until the service was withdrawn entirely. The RAF station ensured good loads in those days.
many thanks, David
Lincolnshire Road Car destination blind listings for Retford Depot
From: David Reynolds Tue 29 Jan 2013 13:31
 
My 3 photographed Grantham blinds for 1960 have just COTTESMORE for service 23.

My early 1950's Boston photographed 32" x 15" blind includes:-
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MOUNT BRIDGE
58 MARKET PLACE
FENSIDE
58A FREISTON RD.
PARK RD.
58A FENSIDE
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If anyone would like photographed copies of Lincolnshre Road Car blinds then the best person to contact is:-

Bob Williamson,
35 Albury Road
Studley
Warwickshire
B80 7LW

He has photograhed literally thousands of blinds from most UK major operators and some independents. Just send him your requirements.
Lincolnshire Road Car destination blind listings for Retford Depot
From: David Bowler, Switzerland Wed 30 Jan 2013 17:39
 
Dear David (Reynolds)
When you refer to an early 1950s 32" X 15" aperture blind, I assume that you are referring to blinds used in the single aperture Tilling-style boxes. Could you please clarify where the end of the display is in each case taking your examples although no doubt this also depended on the type of vehicle from which your blind details came. Would it be:

MOUNT BRIDGE
58 MARKET PLACE

or simply individual single lines as each place listed was a terminal point.

Forgive me being a little pedantic but I intend to use this information for a number of models and want to be accurate.

Thanks again,
David
Lincolnshire Road Car destination blind listings for Retford Depot
From: David Reynolds Sun 3 Feb 2013 15:50
 
I'm not an LRCC expert, it could possibly be from a Tilling or more likely from photo evidence from a Bedford OB/OWB.

The displays are 2 per display as SKEGNESS is above MOUNT BRIDGE and SPALDING follows 58A FENSIDE.

Hope this helps.
Lincolnshire Road Car destination blind listings for Retford Depot
From: David Bowler, Switzerland Mon 4 Feb 2013 9:39
 
Dear David, many thanks!
Lincolnshire Road Car destination blind listings for Retford Depot
From: David Reynolds Mon 4 Feb 2013 17:00
 
You're welcome. Good luck with your models.
Lincolnshire Road Car destination blind listings for Retford Depot
From: Jonathan (LVVS) Wed 6 Feb 2013 20:59
 
David (Bowler)

I've e-mailed you a few transcripts of late 60s / early 70s Skegness / Boston depot blinds - if for any reason you don't get the e-mail, can you get in touch via the LVVS e-mail address, and I'll try again.