SJ3490 : Package holidays, 1966 style

taken 55 years ago, 3 km from Birkenhead, Wirral, Great Britain

Package holidays, 1966 style
Package holidays, 1966 style
Sunny Sussex rather than the Sunshine Coast (Costa del Sol), as this was before the days of the package holiday cheap flights to the Mediterranean. Instead, Southdown Motor Services would take you from murky Merseyside by coach to your seaside hotel in Beautiful Bognor or Wonderful Worthing. The company converted a standard double-deck bus to serve as a mobile exhibition/ticket office. It is seen parked outside Liverpool Central Station, in what was a prime location in the main shopping area. The poster accurately dates the photo, with the bus being on site for one day only.

This is one of a series of views featuring buses in the 60s, 70s, and 80s.
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SJ3490, 1313 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
27 January 1966   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 15 October, 2020
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 349 902 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.2751N 2:58.8403W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 349 902
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Mobile Exhibition  Double Decker Bus 

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