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Transport - Pictures From The Past

North Mymms Pictures From The Past

Photograph of Image 9a to source: Lewis's Cream Line Gilford coach at Mymms Drive, Brookmans Park c.1930 with the proprietor is at the wheel.
Lewis's Cream Line Gilford coach at Mymms Drive, Brookmans Park c.1930
With the proprietor at the wheel - more about Lewis coaches below

Transport


This is one of a dozen sections from North Mymms Pictures From The Past, a book published in 2002 by the former North Mymms Local History Society, featuring more than 100 old photographs of the parish. The majority of the photographs are on the Images Of North Mymms collection of CDs. To access all sections, please scroll down to the index at the foot of this page.

Lewis Cream Line Coaches  - a local pioneer 


Joe Lewis must have been a man with foresight. From his car hire firm in Potters Bar he started a coach service in 1925 from Brookmans Park to London (see image above). By September 1930 he was running eight daily journeys from Mymms Drive to Charing Cross. 1s 3d (7p) single, 2s (10p) return, with weekly season tickets Monday to Saturday at 10s (50p). He applied for more journeys and, although backed by Barnet Urban District Council, his application was opposed by Green Line Coaches Ltd and the London & North Eastern Railway. The vehicles were garaged at Hill Rise, Potters Bar. The route was taken over by London Transport in August 1950.

Photograph of Image 10 a to source: Inside Marshmoor signal box west side of the down line. Mr Alec Temple at the levers. This box controlled various sidings for the industrial site. July 1967
Inside Marshmoor signal box west side of the down line with Alec Temple at the levers
This box controlled various sidings for the industrial site - July 1967




Photograph of A Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0 Saddletank locomotive, "London John" at Marshmoor sidings, owned by John Mowlem Industrial Building Contractors with driver, Nobby Smith, August 1972
A Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0 Saddletank locomotive, "London John" at Marshmoor sidings
Owned by John Mowlem Industrial Building Contractors
With driver, Nobby Smith, August 1972


Photograph of Sir Nigel Gresley's A3 locomotive No.4472 Flying Scotsman heading north through Brookmans Park Station on its last journey before leaving for the USA. Note the bell fitted to comply with American regulations. August 31, 1969
Sir Nigel Gresley's A3 locomotive No.4472 Flying Scotsman heading north through
Brookmans Park Station on its last journey before leaving for the USA
Note the bell fitted to comply with American regulations August 31, 1969


Photograph of The first train bound for King's Cross from Welham Green at the opening of the station on September 29, 1986
The first train bound for King's Cross from Welham Green
At the opening of the station on September 29, 1986

Photograph of The 5pm collection, Holloways Lane, Welham Green, September 1966, note the stamp machine next to the post box
The 5pm collection, Holloways Lane, Welham Green, September 1966
Note the stamp machine next to the post box

Photograph of Brookmans Park Motors had a small fleet of motor coaches garaged at Bell Bar. The original logo was a leaf with the letters BPM with the rear panel showing two BBC radio masts either side of the company's name. 1960s
Brookmans Park Motors had a small fleet of motor coaches garaged at Bell Bar
the original logo was a leaf with the letters BPM with the rear panel
showing two BBC radio masts either side of the company's name 1960s

Photograph of Image 13a to source: Rookery junction, Marshmoor before the roundabout was built with a 303A bus turning in to Dixons Hill Road, July 1963
Rookery junction, Marshmoor before the roundabout was built
A 303A bus turning in to Dixons Hill Road, July 1963

Photograph of Early morning buses at Nash's Corner. 303A to New Barnet Station and school bus on the right going to Mardley Hill. May 1966
Early morning buses at Nash's Corner May 1966
303A to New Barnet Station and school bus on the right going to Mardley Hill

Sketch of the seating plan for Shadbolt and Nash charabanc outing to Brighton (abt. 1927). Front row left to right: George Day, Len Bean, Albert Tyler, Les Nash, Joey Arrow, Charlie Collins, Fred Speary, Jack Wrenn, William Brunt. Back row left to right: Ernie Wren, Harry Allen, Alf Mardell, Cyril Peters, Denis Holland, Joe Day, Jim Chuck, Harry Allen (father), Sid Davis, Mills (driver), Ernie Austen
Shadbolt and Nash charabanc outing to Brighton (abt. 1927)


Photograph of Shadbolt and Nash charabanc outing to Brighton (abt. 1927)
"Riding down to Brighton in a charabanc
Fifty miles an hour and we don't care a hang
We don't envy those big Rolls-Royces
Singing a song at the top of our voices
Though it shakes your liver up you need not fear
The engines full of petrol and the driver's full of beer
Driving down to Brighton in a charabanc."



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