Joan, Pete and Thora 1985 taking the new community bus
Parish Councillors Joan Farnsworth and Thora Hill with Pete Morris are shown standing next to The Lizard Villages Community Bus in 1985. The community bus was a real asset to the village and those of us who can remember seeing and using it still miss it. There was a small dedicated group of volunteer drivers who ran weekly shopping trips and other outings to Helston and sometimes further afield, a boon to some of our elderly and/or non-drivers. It could also be hired privately by villagers for a reasonable sum which helped to pay for its upkeep. Possibly the advent of more car owners and the ever rising price of fuel helped put paid to the bus – can’t help thinking though how good it would be if we still had a bus for use by the villagers today?