As one bus shelter dies, another is born

Falmouth Packet: As one bus shelter dies, another is born As one bus shelter dies, another is born

It has been an eventful week in the bus shelter world. Just like buses, one goes for months never giving them a thought only for two interesting occurrences in the same week.

It appears that as one shelter is created another dies, such is the circle of life, even for bus stops. Peninsular Point of View (PPV) the Packet's new column looking at what is happening on the Lizard Peninsula, was somewhat amazed to discover the destruction of the Edgcumbe shelter, which had always appeared to be of sturdy structure. Whether by accident or design, it had all the appearances of a sledgehammer being taken to it.

This column is in the process of making inroads to discover the reason behind the sudden collapse.

Meanwhile, PPV has been watching the building of a bus shelter at Trevenen with great interest.

Having long passed up bus travel for the benefits of a car, PPV now sees the students of today suffering seasonal discomforts, huddled under hoods, school bags acting – ineffectively – as makeshift umbrellas.

It is therefore with vicarious delight that this column has witnessed, on its daily commute, the creation of a fine shelter – concrete blocks covered in plaster and a proper slate roof. And not before time, with ‘autumn’ and ‘winter’ – and potentially ‘spring’ – now apparently merging into one single, seven-month ‘monsoon season in Helston.

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3:31pm Fri 25 Jan 13

meerkats says...

Bus shelters dont die and get born. They are not living things ,what an odd headline. Surely they get scat down and rebuilt
Bus shelters dont die and get born. They are not living things ,what an odd headline. Surely they get scat down and rebuilt meerkats

3:59pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Lanty Slee says...

Yes... methinks perhaps you're taking everything a bit too seriously meerkats?
Yes... methinks perhaps you're taking everything a bit too seriously meerkats? Lanty Slee

4:41pm Sat 26 Jan 13

meerkats says...

It was an attempt at humour on my part ,but it hasnt come across that way obviously. oh well
It was an attempt at humour on my part ,but it hasnt come across that way obviously. oh well meerkats

5:38pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Lanty Slee says...

I had a sense of humour bypass many years ago - I can only cry now.
I had a sense of humour bypass many years ago - I can only cry now. Lanty Slee

8:47pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Gill Zella Martin 09 says...

I think the bus shelter looks better like that anyway, it is in keeping with the state of some of the buses.
I think the bus shelter looks better like that anyway, it is in keeping with the state of some of the buses. Gill Zella Martin 09

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