Route changes to the 71 bus – by GDS

50 years ago with the building of Wates Estate, was when they re-routed the bus because the 71 used to go down Dysart Avenue and Lammas Road and Beaufort Road and Lock Road and round the Common and when they built the first part of the Wates estate the bus route was extended so that it went deeper and when they built more it went deeper still and went down Sandy Lane.