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Paul Haywood
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 14:12
Mill buses
I have recently come across this photo of a Bairstow's Mill bus offloading somewhere in (I presume) Keighley.

As you will see, it is not my copyright but this site sells copies of these photos so I'm sure no-one will object to it being seen.

It can't be in Sutton as there are other photos on this site showing Robert Clough of Keighley, Fosters of Denholme, and Hayfield of Glusburn mill buses at the same location.

My question is - where in Keighley was this taken?

These buses won't have been allowed into the Keighley-West Yorkshire bus station but, for the benefit of their staff, they must have picked-up/dropped off close to it to allow easy interchange between buses from other parts of the region.

The distinctive building must ring some bells I hope, but it was probably demolished during the "redevelopment" era of the 1960s/70s. Maybe you know someone who remembers using these buses and can identify the location.

Any thoughts please?

(For those interested, the Bairstow's bus was an AEC Regent built in 1934 and came second hand from Leeds City Transport in 1951. It was sold for scrap in 1962, so the photo was obviously taken during this period.)

Paul Wilkinson
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 16:03
Here's a direct link to the page referred to above:

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