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Images Of North Mymms / Re: Trains serving North Mymms over the years
« Last post by James Bentall on November 08, 2017, 05:55:24 pm »
That first picture (BP1401 KX - Hitchin); that looks like a pedestrian crossing in the foreground. If I've got things right, that looks roughly opposite the end of Bradmore Lane. Did there used to be a footpath from there over to Peplins?
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For anyone interested in seeing more pictures of local buses and coaches over the years we have two threads about this running in the site's forum. Links below.

Did you travel by bus or train in the 60s & 70s? Pics & memories
Local coaches serving North Mymms in the '50s, '60s & '70s
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Yes I remember the chunky single decker one, used to sit up the front near the driver but seem to remember the driver was in a separate cabin behind glass? - not in the bus like now? I don't remember anything like power operated doors! Didn't the conductor come and issue a ticket, and on the 303 s/he's be at the back as we steeped on? maybe. I actually remember the interminable wait more than anything else. Used to go up to north London somewhere, possibly Palmer's Green?

On the pic of the 303 does it say Stanborough? I remember going to some outdoor pools there once with someone, they were fun. My mother can't remember them, says there were lakes there.

My grandfather used to have housekeepers who'd take me to even more exciting places like Battersea Fun Fair, with a walk through the tree canopies in Battersea Park. I suppose we went on the bus.
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Yes, the Green Lines were 717, which was replaced by the 716. In our era they were operated by the chunky but neat little RF single-deckers, and later by the Routemaster, the 'deluxe' version with fashionable twin headlamps, and power operated doors to the rear platform.

The routes in those days seemed more useful. Pretty direct to WGC, whereas now you get to wander round Essendon way. Perhaps they reckon direct traffic goes via the railway.
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Correct! Same year 1966.
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there we are! is there a date? is that the same car in the same position outside the Swan? it can't be much later than the May 66 photo can it? months rather than years I think?
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well goodness me, most disconcerting though because when I knew the bus route, the stop was on the Great North Road, the other side of the telephone/post boxes' triangle. For those who don't know, the 303 was green (not red),

Voila! Green 303 at the bus stop over the road.....



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well goodness me, most disconcerting though because when I knew the bus route, the stop was on the Great North Road, the other side of the telephone/post boxes' triangle. For those who don't know, the 303 was green (not red), and there was another one too, was it the 716 (Nimbus?) one was called the Green Line. I used to go with Dexie Warner from 28 Bell Lane up to London shopping and for special treats. We'd sometimes wait HOURS for a bus...

There was a lady who lived in the Farm Yard who had a huge number of children - as a child she reminded me of the "lady who lived in a shoe, had so many children she didn't know what to do". She would go and meet one, or some from the bus every day, and run over the road carrying her baby. The bus stop must have moved VERY shortly after this photo was taken because it was around this time in 1966, 67? I said 'that lady's going to drop her baby right in the middle of the Great North Road' - about two days later she came running into the shop with blood running out of the baby's head... My mother was called from the house, and whisked her off to QE2.

The lady in the photo I'm sure isn't her, is she carrying a bunch of flowers? I don't recognise her but I bet my mother will. At 08.20 she must have been living in Bell Bar?

Intrigued to know what's in the boot of that mini. And there's that beloved old breakdown truck - after I learned to drive, it was always coming out to rescue me when I broke down. And that covered area behind the garage is where the cars were valeted - I can almost make out the pigeons who seemed to want to nest there, much to my grandfather's eternal annoyance!
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Some pictures of North Mymms Cricket Club over the years from Mike Allen's Images of North Mymms CDs. Can you spot any relatives?























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Images Of North Mymms / Re: Trains serving North Mymms over the years
« Last post by Editor on November 07, 2017, 09:01:30 am »
Two more train images from Mike Allen's Images of North Mymms CDs, uploaded here for anyone interested in local transport history.



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