THE CENTRE OF THE UNIVERSE
ROY WHYTE recounts the history of services to and from the central coastal Welsh town from 1985-1989 and beyond
In bright spring sunshine, an Express Motors Optare Tempo sets out from Aberystwyth with a Sunday X32 service to Bangor on April 4, 2010.
At Cardiff Bus Station National Welsh Leyland PSU3E SKG 889S (UC977) a National Express coach suitably labelled for the morning departure on the Traws Cambria service from Cardiff to Bangor via Pontypridd, Newtown, Machynlleth, Dolgellau, Porthmadog and Caernarfon.
THE BUS ARCHIVE -PETER HENSON
Iwas fortunate to be offered a place at the University College of Wales (UCW), Aberystwyth moving there in September 1985. At this time, Aberystwyth was part of Dyfed County Council which came into being on April 1, 1974, with the administrative centre in Carmarthen. Aberystwyth was also part of the District of Ceredigion, which also came into being in 1974. By April 1, 1996, Aberystwyth was one of the administrative centres for the new County of Ceredigion, the other being Aberaeron.