Coach and Bus Takeovers in the North
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SQEVERAL take-overs in passenger transport in the north of England have been announced. Wells Motor Services, Ltd., Biddulph, a subsidiary of the Potteries Motor Traction Co., Ltd.-, are to take over the services of Mr. J. F. Findlow, Biddulph. These comprise excursions and tours from Biddulph and Congleton, and a stage service between the two points, which are about five miles apart.
Excursions and tours from Chapelen-le-Frith run by Park Hire Garages and Motors (Chapel-en-le-Frith), Ltd., are to be acquired by Eric W. Bowers Coaches, Chapel-en-le-Frith. Licences held by Mr. C. M. Gilbert, Morecambe, for excursions from Morecambe Bay Holiday Camp and Middleton Tower Holiday Camp, are to be taken over by ;Mi. K. W. Pinder. In December, 1955, Mr._ Gilbert secured the 'licences from Dean and Pounder, Ltd., More
WallaceArnold Tours,' Ltd.,are applying to take' over the excursions from keighley and Leeds of Andernin's Tours, Ltd., Keighley. In the stagecarriage field, the joint service between Slaidburn and Clitheroe . at present operated by Bounty Motor Services and HodderMotor . Services, to be Operated entirely by Bounty Motor
Services. . . .
Hodder Motor Services are understood to have taken over the excursions and tours of Bolton-by-Bowland Motor Services.
LOAD OBSCURED DRIVER'S SIGNAL, SAY POLICE
THE overhanging load on a lorry was blamed by police at Barnsley, on Monday, for an accident in which a car driver was injured. The magistrates were told that when .Frank Davis, Intake, Sheffield, made a signal that he intended turning right, only 3 in, of his hand could be seen because of the load.
A car, which was overtaking at 40 m.p.h., collided with the lorry when it began to turn right, and was extensively damaged.
Davis, who denied driving the lorry carelessly, claimed that the police test of how much of hi S hand signal could be seen was unfair. 'He was fined 12, and his licence was endorsed.
IDEAS FOR PUBLICITY IDEAS for a national publicity cam'. paign by the Road Haulage Association were hammered out in a lively discussion on Tuesday by the Association's long-distance hauliers' committee. Their proposals will now go to the public relations committee.
It is understood that members of the Association are by no means unanimous on the desirability of entering into a political publicity campaign, although it is generally agreed that a commercial advertising programme is desirable.