David Slater (Spoddendale)'s articles

  • Buses and coaches on the island of Jersey (Channel Islands) by David Slater (August 2019)

    - 20 months ago
    The Bailiwick of Jersey comprises the island of Jersey and a small number of uninhabited islets and rocks situated about 14 miles (22 km) from the French coast of Normandie and 85 miles (137 km) south of the English mainland. Jersey is the largest of a collection of islands defined as the Channel Islands – a geographical rather than a political definition – which is a British Crown Dependency defended and internationally represented by the United Kingdom Government although it is not part of…

  • Coastal holiday coach services on the A11 in Suffolk

    - August 16, 2016
    Deregulation of coach services and excursions in 1980 gave many companies the opportunity to try their hand at providing fresh alternatives to the almost 50 year old licencing regime. Among these ventures were a number of summer Saturday coastal holiday services to the popular holiday destinations on the Norfolk and Suffolk coast. Many of these would take a refreshment/toilet stop around Red Lodge and Barton Mills on the A11 in West Suffolk as this area was rather conveniently about halfwa…