|Title||Ledgard Bus Tickets|
|Comment||A collection of bus tickets issued by the Samuel Ledgard bus company. Donated by Dennis Court.|
D439 – Ledgard Bus Tickets, Undated.
Ledgard Bus Tickets – Undated
The very cumbersome and expensive Bell Punch tickets were superceded in the mid 1950s by the Setright system – one of the most versatile and easy to use machies ever – a real treat to work with and, using blank green rolls as in the top picture incurred minimal expense for the operating companies – the Setrights were very widely used throughout the Industry. Like many more I was long under the impression that the name came from the fact that they were easy to “set right” – not the case as unbelievably they were invented by a Mr. Setright !!
Information on the ticket was :- shillings and pence (later altered to decimal of course), stage boarded, date, ticket serial number, machine number and class of ticket. The ticket shown was from an Otley depot machine used by me many times – all the Ledgard machines were taken over in 1967 by West Yorkshire and retained their “SL” serial numbers with WY. The machines also totted up the takings in shillings and halfpence which made clerical work for conductors, one person drivers and office staff very simple.
05 September 2015.
Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 27 September 2021.
Last updated: 26 January 2023 – All images reviewed.