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Those you do see are predominantly from local businesses promoting local services. These adverts enable local businesses to get in front of their target audience — the local community. It is important that we continue to promote these adverts as our local businesses need as much support as possible during these challenging times. WE very much enjoyed reminiscing about the days of the horse bus in Weymouth.
Today we turn our attention - moving forward from the horse drawn era - to the early motor bus. It's thanks to transport historian Brian Jackson that we can supply you with information about this popular service, which saw buses going out to Chickerell and Weymouth six times a day. The former horse bus premises in Holly Road, Westham, Weymouth, were taken over by Edward William Puffett, who by January was operating a motor bus service between Weymouth and Chickerell via Westham.
However, despite the optimism of the meeting, it appears the matter was not pursued. Puffett persevered with the Chickerell service - in April he purchased a new Fiat bus weighing 1 ton 18 cwt painted green picked out in white and black. Details of the services operated have been lost in time. A timetable shows six return journeys to Chickerell via Westham, two short workings to Westham during the late afternoon, and a special run from the new Chickerell camp at 8. By this time Puffett had purchased a second-hand double deck bus, the details of this and other vehicles being obscure, it would appear that Chickerell Camp was the main operation during the war period.
In January a 20 hp Austin char a banc FX was purchased for reasons unknown. Puffett sold the business in March to Mr Jack Radford, who ran the Austin and in May purchased a 24 seat Garford chara banc FX , a left hand drive vehicle manufactured in Little is known of Radford or his business, except he sold the business to T. Puffett departed from the transport industry at a point when many were entering it, although he had a varied career, he came from Risca in South Wales to Weymouth as a fitter at Whitehe torpedo factory when it opened in In he took over the Criterion restaurant on the Esplanade, and also went into the building trade.
Puffett passed away on April 20, aged 70 years. We want our comments to be a lively and valuable part of our community - a place where readers can debate and engage with the most important local issues. The ability to comment on our stories is a privilege, not a right, however, and that privilege may be withdrawn if it is abused or misused. Last Updated:. How motor bus man set up service going to Chickerell six times a day 5. News Looking Back How motor bus man set up service going to Chickerell six times a day.
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