A bus enters the bus station on a peaceful May weekday
The bus station could, at times, be packed with holidaymakers destined for Blackgang Chine and locals going shopping in Newport
An open topper ready to depart for Shanklin in August 1979, complete with a band wearing fancy dress.
Three buses have recently departed. The Coconut Grove in the background was a nightclub (and originally a Town Hall) before burning down. The charred roof can be seen from the downs (see the photos from St. Boniface).
The site in May 2000 - a surgery and flats replace most of the area.
The nightclub has also been converted into flats. In fact the flats seem to have been designed well (at least from the outside) and blend in well with the surrounding architecture - something sadly lacking from many other recent developments on the Island.
This view shows where passengers once waited away from the road. There is now only room for one bus to stop here now.
|The South Wight Chronicle reports the new arrangements following closure in May 1992||This converted bus stop kept guard over the driver's parking place.|