David Slater (Spoddendale)'s photos with the Ribble Motor Services

Associated Motorways Summer 1972 timetable cover

Associated Motorways Summer 1972 timetable cover
The cover of the advance copy of the Summer 1972 Associated Motorways timetable. The final issue would feature a cover of higher grade paper colour printed. The cover of my very care worn copy is now almost detached. Associated Motorways would also produc…
Added on July 17, 2016

Yelloway and Associated Motorways timetable leaflet 1936

Yelloway and Associated Motorways timetable leaflet 1936
The Yelloway ‘Devonian’ service originally travelled via Gloucester and Bristol. At Gloucester connections to Red and White’s services were offered and at Bristol to those of Greyhound Motors. From Saturday 22 August 1936 the Yelloway service was diverted…
Added on July 17, 2016

Associated Motorways Summer 1949 timetable cover

Associated Motorways Summer 1949 timetable cover
The Associated Motorways timetable book cover (left is the rear cover and right is the front cover) for the Summer of 1949. So that no one member company would derive benefit from the publicity the consortium used orange, green and black as its house colo…
Added on July 17, 2016

Associated Motorways Summer 1954 timetable cover

Associated Motorways Summer 1954 timetable  cover
The Associated Motorways timetable book cover (left is the rear cover and right is the front cover) for the Summer of 1954. The route map on the front cover has been significantly expanded since that of the 1949 issue and includes the Ribble, Western SMT…
Added on July 17, 2016

Associated Motorways Summer 1954 timetable for the Gloucester-Cheltenham-London service (including a direct Swansea-London faster service)

Associated Motorways Summer 1954 timetable for the Gloucester-Cheltenham-London service (including a direct Swansea-London faster service)
These pages were from the Associated Motorways Summer 1954 timetable book and show the timings for the Gloucester-Cheltenham-London service. A point of curiosity I find is that the summer only quicker direct Swansea to London day service is included in th…
Added on July 17, 2016

Associated Motorways Summer 1954 timetable for the Swansea to Cheltenham service (including a direct Swansea-London faster service)

Associated Motorways Summer 1954 timetable for the Swansea to Cheltenham service (including a direct Swansea-London faster service)
These pages were from the Associated Motorways Summer 1954 timetable book and show the timings for the Swansea to Cheltenham service. The summer only quicker direct Swansea to London day service is also included in this timetable and also in that for the…
Added on July 17, 2016

Associated Motorways Winter 1954-55 timetable cover

Associated Motorways Winter 1954-55 timetable cover
The Associated Motorways timetable book cover (left is the rear cover and right is the front cover) for the Winter period 1954/1955 was similar to that used in Summer of 1954 although this copy was not colour printed. I am not sure if this was an advance…
Added on July 17, 2016

Associated Motorways Summer 1972 timetable for the Great Yarmouth to Cheltenham service

Associated Motorways Summer 1972 timetable for the Great Yarmouth to Cheltenham service
A typical timetable layout from an Associated Motorways timetable book. Each page featured a particular service usually on adjacent pages, each direction having a page of its own. In addition to the times for the particular service there was abridged cont…
Added on July 17, 2016

Associated Motorways Summer 1972 workings

Associated Motorways Summer 1972 workings
This is a photocopy of what was the lead sheet of an almost full set of formal licensing/administration documents produced by Associated Motorways for the Summer 1972 - back then these were spirit duplicated on foolscap paper. The sheet contains a list of…
Added on July 17, 2016

Associated Motorways Winter 1972-73 timetable cover

Associated Motorways Winter 1972-73 timetable  cover
The National Bus Company came into being in 1969. A few years later NBC created National Travel which led to the countrywide coach network that later became National Express. The services of the Associated Motorways consortium became part of the network.…
Added on July 17, 2016

Associated Motorways (National Travel) Summer 73 timetable cover

Associated Motorways (National Travel) Summer 73 timetable cover
The National Bus Company came into being in 1969. A few years later NBC created National Travel which led to the countrywide coach network that later became National Express. The services of the Associated Motorways consortium became part of that network.…
Added on July 17, 2016

Ribble timetables for services 216, 265 and 278 from 1 Nov 1967

Ribble timetables for services 216, 265 and 278 from 1 Nov 1967
The bus service up to Holcombe Village had, until the late 1960s, been largely covered by Ribble Motor Services on their Walshaw-Tottington-Holcombe Brook-Holcombe Village service 278. This page from the Ribble timetable book commencing 1 November 1967 no…
Added on November  2, 2015

Ribble service 278 timetable from 30 Sep 1957

Ribble service 278 timetable from 30 Sep 1957
There was also a service up to Holcombe Village which, until the late 1960s, was largely covered by Ribble on their Walshaw-Tottington-Holcombe Brook-Holcombe Village service 278. The Ribble timetable stated ‘Jointly with Bury Corporation and Ramsbottom U…
Added on November  2, 2015

Ribble service 244 timetable (leaflet issued by Greater Manchester Transport) - Page 2 of 2

Ribble service 244 timetable (leaflet issued by Greater Manchester Transport) - Page 2 of 2
This timetable leaflet issued by Greater Manchester Transport only showed the Ribble service 244 timings that came into the GMT boundary, there would have been a more frequent service outside the GMT area. By February 1981 when this leaflet was issued the…
Added on November  2, 2015

Ribble service 244 timetable (leaflet issued by Greater Manchester Transport) - Page 1 of 2

Ribble service 244 timetable (leaflet issued by Greater Manchester Transport) - Page 1 of 2
This timetable leaflet issued by Greater Manchester Transport only showed the Ribble service 244 timings that came into the GMT boundary, there would have been a more frequent service outside the GMT area. By February 1981 when this leaflet was issued the…
Added on November  2, 2015

Ribble Motor Services service 158 - Pattern of bus workings into Rochdale 1963 - Page 1 of 3

Ribble Motor Services service 158 - Pattern of bus workings into Rochdale 1963 - Page 1 of 3
Ribble Motor Services Blackpool-Rochdale service 158 - Pattern of bus workings into Rochdale 1963 - Page 1 of 3

This table shows the pattern of workings of the buses that came into Rochdale on service 158 using the timetable effective Monday 30 Septembe…
Added on November  2, 2015

Ribble Motor Services service 158 - Pattern of bus workings into Rochdale 1963 - Page 2 of 3

Ribble Motor Services service 158 - Pattern of bus workings into Rochdale 1963 - Page 2 of 3
Ribble Motor Services Blackpool-Rochdale service 158 - Pattern of bus workings into Rochdale 1963 - Page 2 of 3

This table shows the pattern of workings of the buses that came into Rochdale on service 158 using the timetable effective Monday 30 Septembe…
Added on November  2, 2015

Ribble Motor Services service 158 - Pattern of bus workings into Rochdale 1963 - Page 3 of 3

Ribble Motor Services service 158 - Pattern of bus workings into Rochdale 1963 - Page 3 of 3
Ribble Motor Services Blackpool-Rochdale service 158 - Pattern of bus workings into Rochdale 1963 - Page 3 of 3

This table shows the pattern of workings of the buses that came into Rochdale on service 158 using the timetable effective Monday 30 Septembe…
Added on November  2, 2015