On the Buses … 1951 (Part 1)

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 …

Happy Trails



13 responses to “On the Buses … 1951 (Part 1)

  1. Happiness factor is at warp 7, Cap’n! Happy Friday mmmwah! 😀

  2. 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’.

  3. Ah yes. Where did the 33 run ? Sounds familiar.

  4. Hahaha… that was very funny!!! So cute a training bus for elder people.

  5. 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.

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