… and Growing!
Fortunately we do have a route description which fbb can translate on to a chunk of Open Streetmap. It is not clear hoe far along Botley Drive either the original M/N or the new 148a trundled. Clearly the aim was to run the full length of the road and further.
At much the same time, Southdown was expanding its local service from Havant.
Again, fbb will attempt a map without the help of a safety net! Clearly the complicated look of the timetable disguises the simple fact the we have a circular service both ways round.
The xx16 from Southsea now runs to Botley Drive, the terminus of the 148a.
Unfortunately, whilst the interwebnet can furnish fbb with tram and trolleybus maps for Portsmouth, the bus information is a parlous as the bus services themselves.
Best try to understand what is happening. C/D is being renumbered 143 except that it isn’t as simple as that.
Henderson Road Ferry Road …
… which lies between Baffins and Portsmouth College on today’s 13 and 14, soon to be Stagecoach and now First. At the end of Tangier Road the revised 143 (etc) turns left and leaves Portsea Island by way of Portsmouth Airport …
The estate now filling the former airport (opposite Anchorage Park industrial area) has roads all named after communities in fbb’s former home territory, Northamptonshire.
One village is Sywell, Northampton’s small airfield!
… with the 143b running through to Havant, as the first route to serve West Leigh, and the 143a showing (helpfully?) simply Leigh Park.
If only there were a good map of services to the estate. The only one provided (extract only) for this era is a couple of years later in 1963.