Car spotting and other nerdy pursuits

Richards Bros busWith a possibly unjustified generalisation I’ll categorise people interested in the finer points of buses (or trains – planes – cars) as either geeks or nerds – probably nerds. I don’t think it is overly unkind as I’m going to admit that I spent many childhood hours watching the traffic going through Dinas Cross on the A 487 myself. I used to sit high amongst the smooth grey branches of a copper beech tree, looking down at the traffic to mark the Hillmans, the Humbers, MGs, Standards, Rovers, Austins and Morrises on a tally chart. Every now and then there must have been a bus and that blue and maroon bus would have been owned by Richard Bros.

Richards Bros. has since taken over a number of other local transport companies and is now bi-lingual. If, like me you’ve lost your fascination with cars, they’ll help you have a wonderful car-free holiday in Dinas and their Poppet Rocket will take you along the coast to the local beaches. I don’t know, however, how they’ll fulfil the promise of palm trees and tropical sunshine that they have painted onto the body work.

Brodyr Richards bus in Dinas

About bookvolunteer

I'm passionate about books, about Oxfam and about making the world a better place. When I'm not filling the shelves in Oxfam Wilmslow, I might be found reading the books I've bought in the beautiful surroundings of North Pembrokeshire.
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