Old Bus Tickets

Llandudno Urban District Council – Ultimate

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Llandudno UDC operated a small and interesting fleet in the immediate environs of the town. One route followed the Marine Drive which encircled the Great Orme headland. Another terminated at St Tudno’s church, perched on the Great Orme and reached by a long gradient of 1 in 4. A couple of Fodens were purchased for this route, and were fitted with a sprag gear arrangement to prevent roll-backs. (Maybe someone will want to explain how this worked.) The ticket attached is obviously an Ultimate, and was for the circular tour, which was a trip of about 5 miles. I think it wasLlandudnoUDC_Reverse issued about 1964.

 

The conditions on the back would today fall foul of the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977, which more or less banned those famous diatribes disclaiming liability "for injury, loss, damage, delay or detention, to whomsoever or howsoever caused, whether or not by the neglect or default of the company, its servants or agents."

 

 

 

Photograph and Copy contributed by Stephen Ford