||This timetable shows the state of bus
services in October 1921. By this time buses were now running through the
village to Billericay on a daily basis - albeit a mere two a day. Also on
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays there was a bus route to Southend
which had started that year. Interestingly the afternoon Southend bus and the
afternoon Billericay both left Chelmsford at the same time, but the Southend
bus was slightly faster. I have no knowledge as to why this was so.
With the Southend service it was possible to have a day at the seaside
or go shopping in Southend without having to get a train from Billericay.
Something that cannot be done now unless you drive. Note also that the Sunday
buses only ran in the afternoon. As some of the other routes then operating had
services that ran in the middle to late morning this cannot be put down to
One difference from the February 1917 bus
timetable is that the buses were now petrol engined.