CAN ANY READERS help Stephen with this query?
“I’m trying to date a piece of transport memorabilia – a bus/coach destination sign that offers up the bus routes 508 & 519 made from cloth – and one of the standout destinations that may help me in my quest is the HULL – HEDON – MARFLEET – SALTEND & AERODROME ENTRANCE. The latter, if it is to an in service aerodrome, would enable me to speculate that the blind is at least 1940. My own experience says that it is almost certainly pre 1960s.
I just wondered if your blog would throw up any pointers for me such as:
When the aerodrome became a speedway did buses call at a stop called the Aerodrome entrance?
Maybe buses stopped calling at the site during a certain year.”
Kind Regards, Stephen Gregory
We have mentioned on the Blog previously about Hedon Halt railway station which opened for a few months in 1948 to service speedway meetings at the Aerodrome site (the base for the Hull Angels speedway team). But we are not sure for how long Speedway operated at the site and was serviced specifically by buses?
EYMS and Connor & Graham buses both operated services which stopped at Hedon Aerodrome. A photo from 1952 (in the SKEALS publication ‘A History of the Connor & Graham Bus Service’) lists Saltend and Aerodrome Entrance as a key bus stop. But which service operated numbers 508 and 519?
Any help and information that readers can provide to help Stephen date his roll blind (it would have been on the front of the bus or the side) would be greatly appreciated
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