Here we see two charabancs
run by the North Ormesby-based firm of TO Harrison all set for a day's outing for the staff and families of Eastman's, the nationwide chain of butchers shop.
Day trippers get ready for a tour of Wales; and, left, fares and destinations from the White Rose Company A charabanc
gets ready for a day out in the fresh air One of the unique collection of over 600 photographic negatives chronicling the charabancs
that delighted tourists and day trippers to North Wales
We've come a long way from the primitive charabancs
on which the fortunes of this company were founded.
Here we have photographs of two Daimler CB charabancs
, dating from around 1912.
She grew up in an era of charabancs
, trams and horses.
What was even better was the fact that Albert and Arthur got in for nowt, after the Old Trafford gates burst open under the pressure of the Bradford hordes that had crossed the Pennines by train and charabancs
arrived and the enormous crowd, which covered the footpaths and spread in a wave of humanity to the tram-tracks in the centre of the road, gave a mighty cheer as wounded soldiers, many legless, were tenderly carried into the ground.
Next on the club's 2011 programme of events is a trip on old charabancs
to the Black Country Museum in June when members will be encouraged to dress in costume from 1911, the year the rambling club was formed.
In the days when car ownership was the preserve of a fortunate few, for the teeming masses who flooded to Wales during the summer the charabancs
were an ideal way to take in the coast and countryside.
IMAGES of a bygone era of charabancs
- early coaches - go under the hammer next week.
Keith, who lived in Gabalfa in the 1960s, writes: "In our street, people caught charabancs
from Sunday School and chapel, to Porthcawl or Barry Island, had street parties, open doors and times were timeless for us.
Many local people remember the Magnum Bonum days as a treat, when dozens of charabancs
- or buses - took the elderly folk of North Ormesby on a day trip.
and trams, Sunday School outings, Boys' Brigade parades and Coronation pageants.
They came from far and wide, in charabancs
, by bicycle and on foot.
In the Freeman archives is a large photograph showing a staff outing in 1926 with four charabancs
outside Rhuddlan Castle in North Wales.