On the Buses … 1951 (Part 1)
For many of us, buses are as much a part of our childhood as toys and teddy bears. Taking a trip on a London Transport bus during the 1950s was always an adventure. The constant ‘ting ting’ of the wire string bells. The glorious occasions when the conductors changed the rolls on their ticket machines and gave you the remainder of the roll.
Today’s offering is a couple of brief snippets about London buses in 1951 courtesy of Pathe News. Please watch them as they are NOT what you are probably expecting. I guarantee that they will make your happiness factor go up a few points.
How’s your happiness factor ? This next clip should just about finish the job.
More next week …
Happiness factor is at warp 7, Cap’n! Happy Friday mmmwah! 😀
Or in my case … warped 7. Happy grails.
Oh, the joy of getting the last of that roll and the pleasure of the ticket machines noises – rather comforting! I remember a particular conductor on the No. 33 whose words would be gobbledygook to anyone not in the know. His version of ‘Any more tickets’ came out as ‘Jannix’.
Ah yes. Where did the 33 run ? Sounds familiar.
These days I get confused between the No 33 and the No 37 – about where they started from and where they ended up but both went through my childhood hunting grounds of Richmond, Sheen, Putney and Hammersmith i.e. the South Circular.
Ah ha! I went to college in Isleworth. I remember the no. 37 as it had Putney & Lower Mortlake on the front. I lived next to Kew Gardens in the early 70’s when it cost just 1p to get in those glorious and magical gardens.
And I was always going to Isleworth for one reason or other (usually the hospital!). I went to primary school in Kew (Broomfields) and my great-aunt lived on Kew Green!
Small World. 😀
It is indeed.!
Hahaha… that was very funny!!! So cute a training bus for elder people.
I’ve never heard of a professional bus faller-offer. What a great job for people who’s performance is always falling off. Wish I could have had a career like that.
A pretty great job. Wonder if he had any insurance.😁