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Old 13-09-2007, 17:12   #1
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MR ADRIAN SHURMER, author of "Shurmer's Official Guide of Hyndburn".

can't remember his first name but he was a driving instructor apparently and back in the day he wrote the guide to Accrington books (the little red things) Apparently he took the concept further and led the way for doing them for all other towns. Maybe.
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Old 13-09-2007, 18:19   #2
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re: MR ADRIAN SHURMER, author of "Shurmer's Official Guide of Hyndburn".

Adrian was his first name. also stood as an independant on teh council for a while, (I think he's stood down now)
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Old 13-09-2007, 18:33   #3
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re: MR ADRIAN SHURMER, author of "Shurmer's Official Guide of Hyndburn".

Oooh I'd forgotten all about them little red books. Are they still printed?
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Old 13-09-2007, 19:08   #4
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re: MR ADRIAN SHURMER, author of "Shurmer's Official Guide of Hyndburn".

Still got my shurmers from very late 80's very early 90's
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Old 13-09-2007, 19:59   #5
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re: MR ADRIAN SHURMER, author of "Shurmer's Official Guide of Hyndburn".

Was he not once in the police......
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Old 13-09-2007, 20:04   #6
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re: MR ADRIAN SHURMER, author of "Shurmer's Official Guide of Hyndburn".

Accrington Observer - Bus station plan to make roads safer
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Old 13-09-2007, 21:06   #7
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re: MR ADRIAN SHURMER, author of "Shurmer's Official Guide of Hyndburn".

If they were all strung out along Eastgate some of the buses could end up quite a way out of the town centre. I'm not so sure it's all that good an idea.
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Old 13-09-2007, 21:39   #8
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re: MR ADRIAN SHURMER, author of "Shurmer's Official Guide of Hyndburn".

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I like this bit at the end

Council chiefs have earmarked land bordered by Union Street, Edgar Street and School Street for the site of an indoor bus station. Designs for the new bus station are being drawn up so that work can start by 2006.


still waiting!!!
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Old 13-09-2007, 21:46   #9
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re: MR ADRIAN SHURMER, author of "Shurmer's Official Guide of Hyndburn".

Maybe HBC are in a time warp
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Old 13-09-2007, 23:50   #10
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re: MR ADRIAN SHURMER, author of "Shurmer's Official Guide of Hyndburn".

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Was he not once in the police......
He certainly was.he served in Accrington then went to great harwood as a sergeant if my memory is correct..ive still got my shurmers guide from early 1980 and it was yellow,back then..
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Old 14-09-2007, 05:50   #11
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re: MR ADRIAN SHURMER, author of "Shurmer's Official Guide of Hyndburn".

question ....whats was wrong with the original bus station on the side of the Market Hall ? are there so many accidents that it is unsafe ? seem to remember that it was wide enough for three bus bays ( Black Dog-Clayton, on the side next to the Market Hall , Haslingden route buses in the middle and the green Blackburn corporation buses on the other side near to Garth Dawsons , plus other stops for Accy corporation bus routes )
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Old 14-09-2007, 07:52   #12
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They already did fix it steeljack. That's why it's now broke!

They took half of it away and have built the new outside market there. Where the old outside market was is now a block of shops. The buses are all over the place and there's never enough room to fit them in. Some are up Infant Street, some have to stop to let people off and then lurk around before they can pull into their bus stops for people to get on. The Fern Gore bus drops people outside Garth Dawsons when it comes into town but to catch it to come back up Fern Gore you wait outside the chemists near the top of Peel Street (which is also the Manchester bus stop and the Blackburn hospitals bus stop!)

Oh yes, and some are on Bank Street.
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Old 14-09-2007, 21:16   #13
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re: MR ADRIAN SHURMER, author of "Shurmer's Official Guide of Hyndburn".

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Was he not once in the police......
Definitely was, he and his wife used to live on the same road as my parents in the eighties.
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Old 17-09-2007, 09:40   #14
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re: MR ADRIAN SHURMER, author of "Shurmer's Official Guide of Hyndburn".

Got my Shurmers ....sitting in the bookshelf..........
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Old 17-01-2011, 18:54   #15
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re: MR ADRIAN SHURMER, author of "Shurmer's Official Guide of Hyndburn".

Adrian was (and still is, I suppose ) my best mate's dad when we were growing up together in Harwood. His son was the best man at my wedding. I haven't seen his dad for a year or so as I don't get home much but I think he's still doing OK.
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