LCBER: West Shore
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stapled together: the conductor had a hand-held rack that had a bundle of each type of ticket. He (always "he")
would pull out a ticket and punch it to show its validity, i.e. to show how far the passenger was allowed to travel.
The rip in each example of a ticket shown here was caused by the staple.
A conductor issuing tickets can be seen on the Colwyn Bay page.
The lowest fare in 1952 was a "penny-ha'penny", also known as "three ha'pence".
The 2d ("tupenny") ticket was also used to pay for
a dog to be taken on board.
The reverse of the 6d ticket had an ad for "Baxter's Bon".
The "Bon" was probably short for "Bon Marché",
The Baxter family owned both Clare's and Baxter's Bon.
The Bon was in a sense the men's department of Clare's.
The 9d. fare would take a passenger from one end of the line to the other.
There was a 4d. ticket, and there may have been others that I didn't get samples of.