Oadby, Oh Dear!
It is now the Black Dog pub and painted in light and mid blue.
Oadby was changed beyond recognition with the opening up of Market Harborough Road as a super swish new A6, a 1930s scheme.
The aerial view is looking south and the church is upper right.
… and now Arriva. When fbb last visited, the main routes were 31 and 31A serving various housing areas and linking them to the town centre and on to Leicester.
The buses were branded as Sapphire …
The 31E is an evening and Sunday variant missing out large chunks of the estates and 31A is now used for an occasional oddity Monday to Friday.
… and “waits time” at a stop called Sandringham Street.
We pass the inbound 31 stop just along the road …
… which is called East Street and where an eager anticipatory knot of passengers is waiting for the 31 to Leicester.
It turns left and heads back towards Leicester …
… but not for long.
… to begin its one-way-round-only circumnavigation of the Oadby estates. Should you choose to join the 31 on Uplands Road for a journey TO Leicestet …
… you will have a 25 minute tour of Oadby housing schemes until you start back to the city centre.
… who “stepped down” a few weeks back as CEO …
… has been appointed General Manager of the aggressively expanding McGills, answerable to big boss-man Ralph Roberts. (Alex is pictured above with Martijn Gilbert and some old bloke with a bushy beard!)
PLEASE NOTE : Weekend Variety will follow on Sunday and Monday. This blog will celebrate the Coronation by completing the Oadby offering – plus a “Snippet” or two!