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#467130 - 29th Jan 2011 10:10pm At Loggerheads With A Crosville Mystery
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A transport History request and appeal to clarify a confused memory, after being away from the town for many years, Concerns the Crosville Bus services, I have a vague recollection of getting one of their buses, around about 1969/71 to Loggerheads. Could that be so? Crosville ran a service there? Or, in the words of DCI Sam Tyler, "Am I mad, in a dream...?" Any help much appreciated.


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#467140 - 29th Jan 2011 10:45pm Re: At Loggerheads With A Crosville Mystery [Re: Erainn]
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yes they did it ran from Woodside in Birkenhead
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#467149 - 29th Jan 2011 11:54pm Re: At Loggerheads With A Crosville Mystery [Re: ianbx1]
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Yes indeed. It was the F10. It ran from Woodside to Loggerheads or Llanferres.

Loggerheads Tea Gardens was owned by Crosville Motor Services for years.

You could also get a bus to Mold (can't recall the number) then the B35 to Loggerheads as well if you timed it right.

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#467156 - 30th Jan 2011 1:10am Re: At Loggerheads With A Crosville Mystery [Re: ianbx1]
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ahhhh smile thanks for the confirmation

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#467157 - 30th Jan 2011 1:12am Re: At Loggerheads With A Crosville Mystery [Re: ]
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Wonderful smile Seem to recall it was a cheap way to have an adventure out there is the wilds of Wales, great fun and always a reliable service from Crosville, the more gentrified cousims of MPTE wink

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#467160 - 30th Jan 2011 1:28am Re: At Loggerheads With A Crosville Mystery [Re: Erainn]
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yes there were various routes from Wirral to destinations in Wales.
The the F series included without checking to be accurate, F8 MOLD, F10 PANTYMWN, F11 LOGGERHEADS. there were also express services to Rhyl, Llandudno, Pwhelli and Barmouth to mention just a couple.

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#467164 - 30th Jan 2011 2:06am Re: At Loggerheads With A Crosville Mystery [Re: Erainn]
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i like this story,, its nice that we can all help eachother out,enjoy ure journey

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#467174 - 30th Jan 2011 8:51am Re: At Loggerheads With A Crosville Mystery [Re: Erainn]
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Yes cindi, folk on here will help other if at all possible. Great to exchange views, opinions, memories etc. All good sfuff!!

I agree Erainn, the Crosville buses (and staff) gave the impression of being a couple of notches up from the corporation buses - good as they were. A personal opinion is that things started to go downhill when MPTE took over. The civic pride that Wallasey, Birkenhead and Liverpool had went down the drain and standards fell.

The Crosville's even had a different smell to them ! The side gangway on the low bridge d/deckers. Great for smashing you head on in the lower saloon if you didn't read the notice on the seat in front.... "Please mind your head when leaving seat" etc.

Our nanny state wouldn't allow that now of course !

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#467194 - 30th Jan 2011 10:08am Re: At Loggerheads With A Crosville Mystery [Re: ]
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I remember to catch the Crosville bus in Wallasey,the bus stop was outside The Queen's Pub in Liscard.I don't remember it's destination though.

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#467208 - 30th Jan 2011 10:25am Re: At Loggerheads With A Crosville Mystery [Re: Erainn]
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In the (very) early 60s I went to Carlett Park college at Eastham. My route there was train from Wallasey Village to Hamilton Square and then the F10 Crosville to the college. Long time ago ie 1961/2
There were a number of class colleagues also used the F10 and there were odd days when we just said "sod it" and went to Loggerheads rather than college

I remember also that at one time there was a nerd on the bus who had acquired a tranny radio and used to play it loud during the journey. It was not appreciated. Being a bit into electronics at the time I built a gizmo (in a tabacco tin) that emitted a signal which would wipe out all his radio signals (and I guess the same for other folk whose houses we passed - although the range would have been limited). It worked - the radio just emitted a nasty squealing sound. I guess he just though it was a fault with his radio although surely he must have noticed it worked ok anywhere else.

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#467210 - 30th Jan 2011 10:27am Re: At Loggerheads With A Crosville Mystery [Re: Snodvan]
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Originally Posted By: Snodvan
In the (very) early 60s I went to Carlett Park college at Eastham. My route there was train from Wallasey Village to Hamilton Square and then the F10 Crosville to the college. Long time ago ie 1961/2
There were a number of class colleagues also used the F10 and there were odd days when we just said "sod it" and went to Loggerheads rather than college

I remember also that at one time there was a nerd on the bus who had acquired a tranny radio and used to play it loud during the journey. It was not appreciated. Being a bit into electronics at the time I built a gizmo (in a tabacco tin) that emitted a signal which would wipe out all his radio signals (and I guess the same for other folk whose houses we passed - although the range would have been limited). It worked - the radio just emitted a nasty squealing sound. I guess he just though it was a fault with his radio although surely he must have noticed it worked ok anywhere else.

Snod
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#467211 - 30th Jan 2011 10:31am Re: At Loggerheads With A Crosville Mystery [Re: Erainn]
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The Crosvilles used to do the routes that fell outside of Birkenhead boundaries, like Hoylake and West Kirby as well as going the other way towards Chester. Correct about the changeover from B'head to MPTE. I was at Laird Street as a driver and remember talking to a boss who said that whereas he was "the boss" under Birkenhead Corporation he was doing the same job under MPTE but had 5 people above him in the hierarchy. To me that meant 5 more big wages on top of the usual, bigger doesn't necessarily mean better and that was a good example of it. Enjoyed the job though until I fell foul of the authorities, bummer!
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#467250 - 30th Jan 2011 12:03pm Re: At Loggerheads With A Crosville Mystery [Re: Erainn]
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hey Snod. I was at Carlett Park college same time as you. Good memories of that place.

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#467263 - 30th Jan 2011 12:40pm Re: At Loggerheads With A Crosville Mystery [Re: ]
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Their coach trips were good too!

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#467269 - 30th Jan 2011 12:51pm Re: At Loggerheads With A Crosville Mystery [Re: Bezzymate]
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The 'normal' Crosville bus from Liscard was the F34, which went down to Leasowe along Reeds Lane,(where I used to get it on a Saturday to go to my nan's house) thru Moreton and Hoylake to West Kirby .... then as a modern day 437, thru Frankby, Greasby and Upton to Park Station, Crosville buses were not allowed further into Birkenhead via Park Rd, until all the services were recast in April 1979.

I used to like Crosville and still do, my Grandad worked there and I did in later life, so I was very proud especially my mum was as I stopped to pick her up in a Crossy double deck bus when I was 20 .. the youngest driver they had!

Just found the answers to the F services

F8 Birkenhead - Hollywell
F9 Birkenhead - Ruthin - Denbigh
F10 Birkenhead - Loggerheads
F11 Birkenhead - Pantymwyn

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