Old Bus Tickets

Ideal Service (R Taylor & Sons) – Willebrew

R Taylor & Sons " Ideal Service" Willebrew Bus Ticket

Here we have another Willebrew ticket although smaller than the norm at 90mm (just over 3½ inch) most of the others I have are 125mm (5 inch). The ticket was printed by Williamson Printers Ashton-under-Lyne Lancashire.

R Taylor & Sons of Cudworth 2 miles north west of Barnsley operated a joint service from Upton to Barnsley with Wray & Sons of Hoyle Mill, with both operators using the trading name “Ideal service”. Taylor, whose fleet included a couple of double-deckers, sold out to Yorkshire Traction in 1967 but Hoyle continued (as a joint operator with Yorkshire Traction) until 1974.

Thanks to Neville Mercer for the information regarding R Taylor & Sons.


They also operated a joint hourly service from Barnsley to Pontefract

R Taylor & Sons of Cudworth new garage Albert StAlso a picture of their new garage which was to accommodate two double deckers. The yard was at Albert St Cudworth.