David Slater (Spoddendale)'s photos with the Southdown 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

Southdown CUF 257L at Barton Mills - 28 Apr 1985

Southdown CUF 257L at Barton Mills - 28 Apr 1985
Sunday 28 April 1984 – I didn’t note what Southdown 1257 (CUF 257L) was working as I snapped it passing the end of Tuddenham Road, Barton Mills. It was a Duple Dominant bodied Leyland Leopard new in May 1973. Work had already started in creating a dual ca…
Added on February  2, 2016

Southdown 1233 (LCD 233F) at Rochdale - Aug 1973

Southdown 1233  (LCD 233F) at Rochdale - Aug 1973
August 1973 – Parked on the parking ground directly behind the Yelloway booking office in Rochdale was Southdown Motor Services 1233 (LCD 233F), a Plaxton Panorama bodied Leyland Leopard new in 1968. It had worked up from Portsmouth/Southsea on the joint…
Added on March 31, 2014

Southdown 1231 (LCD 231F) at Rochdale - Aug 1973

Southdown 1231  (LCD 231F) at Rochdale - Aug 1973
Saturday 27 May 1973 - By now the National white coach livery was also appearing on Southdown coaches. 1231 (LCD 231F), a Plaxton Panorama bodied Leyland Leopard new in 1968, stands in the morning sunshine on the Rochdale Corporation Transport parking gro…
Added on March 31, 2014

Southdown 1225 (LCD 225F) in Manchester - Aug 1973

Southdown 1225 (LCD 225F) in Manchester - Aug 1973
August 1973 – Southdown 1225 (LCD 225F), a Plaxton Panorama bodied Leyland Leopard new in 1968, pulls out of the Yelloway bay of Chorlton Street coach station, Manchester bound for Portsmouth/Southsea on a Saturday day south run of the joint Yelloway/Asso…
Added on March 31, 2014

Line up of coaches at Rochdale - August 1972

Line up of coaches at Rochdale - August 1972
August 1972 - Yelloway worked with may different joint operators. This colourful line up of coaches was a regular sight on a Saturday morning on the Rochdale Corporation Transport parking ground before the coaches from the south returned back home. Workin…
Added on March 31, 2014