Old Photographs: Outings

Photographs of groups of Bradford people on day trips. Usually these were held annually and the destination was dictated by the range of the transportation at the time. Stamper’s charabancs in the 1920s had solid tyres and a speed limit of 12 mph, so Salisbury or Wilton were within comfortable reach with time to wander around and visit a few pubs (tea-shops for the church outings). Several of the photographs were taken in the street called New Canal in Salisbury, where coaches still park; the garage of Robert Valentine Lowther in the background has been rebuilt as Marks & Spencer. Pneumatic-tyred coaches run by Keates extended the range in the 1930s to Weymouth or Weston-super-Mare. An alternative was by train, often for a short cruise on the Thames at Windsor.

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