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Tickets were the classic Bell-Punch type, made by the Auto-Ticket company. Each denomination came in bundles
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".
There was no advertising on the reverse of the 1½d ticket.

[1½d ticket, front] lcber01f

The 2d ("tupenny") ticket was also used to pay for a dog to be taken on board.
Presumably, the dog had to be accompanied by a human.

[2d ticket, front] lcber02f [2d ticket, reverse] lcber02r

[5d ticket, front] lcber05f [5d ticket, reverse] lcber05r

The reverse of the 6d ticket had an ad for "Baxter's Bon". The "Bon" was probably short for "Bon Marché",
pronounced "Bonn March". However, look at the telephone number: although Baxter's was at 43 Mostyn St. and Clare's
(see 2d and 4d) was at 97-99 Mostyn St., the phone number is the same!

[24]The Baxter family owned both Clare's and Baxter's Bon. The Bon was in a sense the men's department of Clare's.
And at this time, phones were still quite rare. The Baxters owned Clare's for 75 years.

[6d. ticket, front] lcber06f [6d. ticket, reverse] lcber06r

The 9d. fare would take a passenger from one end of the line to the other.

[9d. ticket, front] lcber09f

There was a 4d. ticket, and there may have been others that I didn't get samples of.

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