THIS WEEK IN 1973: Petersfield brings in elderly from the cold

A disused passage which passers-by mistook for a hole in the wall was being transformed into a cosy bus shelter for Petersfield's elderly citizens.

Thursday, 8th February 2018, 6:00 am
Left to right, Cllr Bulmer, Miss Quennell and Lady Tollemache

Work had begun on decorating the small alleyway which led from The Square, and it was soon to have a row of seats and heaters so Petersfield’s pensioners would no longer have to wait in the cold and rain for their buses.

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Joan Quennell, the MP for Petersfield, Lady Tollemache, and urban councillor Elsa Bulmer, were three of the town’s strongest campaigners for a bus shelter.

Cllr Bulmer said: ‘It may look rather bare now, like a new house, but when the seats are in and the heaters are going it will be very cosy.’

There was to be a glass door and a sign above so it could be found easily.