Colour­ful town bus route

Loughborough Echo - - LOOKING BACK -

FOL­LOW­ING the won­der­ful AT War­bis sketch and an old 1950s photo of a view from South­field Road to­wards Bar­row Street, Lough­bor­ough, an­other reader has sent in a bril­liantly evoca­tive pic­ture.

John Ben­nett e-mailed with the photo say­ing: “Read­ers may like to see the at­tached pic­ture of the view from South­field Road to­wards Le­ices­ter Road.

“The orig­i­nal black and white pho­to­graph was taken in 1955 shortly be­fore Allen’s bus ser­vices were ac­quired by Mid­land Red.

“The pic­ture has been ex­pertly coloured by Paul Media. The buses are a Ley­land Ti­tan fol­lowed by a Daim­ler CWA6, op­er­at­ing in tan­dem on the Le­ices­ter to Lough­bor­ough ser­vice and are about to turn into Pack Horse Lane where the ser­vice ter­mi­nated.”

Allen’s Buses go­ing down South­field Road in the 1950s. The former black and white pic­ture has been ex­pertly coloured by PaulMe­dia.

The same scene in the late 1950s

The AT War­bis sketch of the view in 1968 and the scene to­day

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