COACHES ON THE FLATTS
ADDED 20 JULY 2006
am prompted to contact you regarding the photographs of the coaches on the
Flatts, Aire Street, featured in the July 2006 issue of the Knottingley
far as I can recall, the coaches, (often as many as twenty or more in
number) were used for the Old People’s outings each year and they went
round all the housing estates in Knottingley and Ferrybridge picking up
their elderly passengers.
congregating on the Flatts they would set off with the Knottingley Silver
Prize Band leading the ‘parade’ along Aire Street.
the foreground of one of the photographs you can see ‘Massarella’s Ice
Cream van while to the left and just a little further into the distance on
the same photograph is another ice cream seller called Potter, who sold
from his motorbike and sidecar.
Kildare’s - operators of at least one of the coaches seen in the
photographs - I believe were a family from Adwick-le-Street in Doncaster
and unless I am mistaken the business continues to this day.
20 July 2006