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8th August 2014

“Hold Very Tightly!” (ding,ding!) UPDATE: **SOLD**

 Along the Dorset coast from Christchurch and the Undercliffe Road to Boscombe Pier and the beach at Bournemouth, the “Boscombe Beach Bus”, in its jolly yellow livery, would have been busy at this time of year.

It was known locally as the “Lily Langtry” and on sunny summer days in the late 1950’s would have been packed with excited children and holidaymakers heading for the beach.

The 1955 Leyland Tiger Cub has just pulled up at LASSCO Three Pigeons and it is for sale (more info here).

***STOP PRESS***

…YOU’VE MISSED THE BUS! … IT HAS SOLD AND IS MOVING OFF TO THE NEXT STOP

Boscombe Beach Bus c.1958

The Boscombe Beach Bus c.1958, plying the No.15 Circular Route, pictured alongside the “Pier Approach Baths”.

 

Boscombe Undercliffe

The Coast Road to Bournemouth, 1950’s

Boscombe Chine

Boscombe Chine 1950’s where the Beach Bus turned back to Christchurch

BusatMallardRoadDepot

The Boscombe Bus at the Mallard Road Depot,Bournemouth

            The destination roll reads:

SPECIAL

PINES & TINES

TOWN TOUR

BOSCOMBE

BOSCOMBE PIER

BOURNEMOUTH

LANGUAGE SCHOOL

ALUM CHINE

CHRISTCHURCH

BurtonBus1972

Our bus pictured in 1972 – for a few years it was loaned to Burton on Trent

 This rare original Leyland Cub 6.5 tonne passenger bus, has been revitalised and refitted and is fully roadworthy.  The curved hi-line glazing along the flanks lets the summer sunshine pour in.

She is registered as an historic vehicle and is MOT and Road Tax exempt. The bus has been given an internal make-over retaining a retro 1950’s feel and making her more versatile for domestic use. The seats are largely removed, the floor chequer-board tiled, and a double bed with a chrome bumper head-board and two bunk beds have been inserted.

Leyland Cub headboard

A dining area incorporates the original seats which have been recovered in ‘Routemaster’ moquette and which sit either side of a formica topped table.  Vintage curtains and floral wallpaper finish the interior.

Vintage wall paper in Leyland Cub bus at LASSCO Three Pigeons

Front view of Leyland Cub at Three Pigeons

The Lily Langtry parked at LASSCO

 

 

We're All Going on a Summer Holiday!

We’re All Going on a Summer Holiday!

“Tickets Please!”

Picture Credit: Alwyn Jones for the 1958 picture: https://www.flickr.com/photos/alwyn_ladell/6980425325/


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Established in London's East End, LASSCO has dealt in reclamation and salvage since 1979. Bridging the gap between the demolition trade and architectural design, we connect customers with rescued relics that make for fascinating interiors. Our shops and yards also provide the back drop for unique venue hire and dining experiences.

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