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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: The number 8 bus route
« Last post by roy one on January 17, 2020, 05:28:50 PM »
when this new oap bus pass come out you could use it on national express  say from Birmingham to Bristol
that lasted about two months the oap was there in the morning filling the coaches up so paying passengers could not get a seat   so they had to put a stop to it   
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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: The number 8 bus route
« Last post by frederick on January 17, 2020, 05:24:32 PM »
We have used our bus passes today you can't beet it. No looking for a parking space or having to pay to park and you are chauffeur driven, if you want you can have a nap.      O0
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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: The number 8 bus route
« Last post by mike mancott on January 17, 2020, 05:11:37 PM »
Some one I knew, (he`s gone to the bus station in the sky now), told me he travelled from The West Country to Birmingham, when he first got his bus pass.
Took a lot of planning, and it took him all day!
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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: The number 8 bus route
« Last post by Coastal on January 17, 2020, 04:21:02 PM »
Well I'm 65 and a bit but still not a state pensioner yet, but as I live in Wales I am entitled to free travel, I've lived here for 4 years but have no intention of applying for a pass, you can't beat the car, no timetables and no other passengers  O0   
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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: The number 8 bus route
« Last post by Spud on January 17, 2020, 03:58:57 PM »
I've used mine all over shop London Bristol Bath would have thought from Wolves to Brum would be OK. A friend of mine who lives in Barnt Green got as far as Oxford using local buses using his Bus Pass.
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Old Birmingham / Re: Lyndhurst Estate, Erdington
« Last post by Peg Monkey on January 17, 2020, 03:27:11 PM »
Each tower block flat was originally equipped with an electric drying cupboard but this was expensive to run, my mom preferred to use the rooftop laundry drying area, summer and winter, getting the laundry in on a mid-winter's night was good Artic survival training.
Using the balconies to dry your washing was frowned upon, infact I think it was a condition of tenancy you didn't, neither could you keep a dog, but a cat was OK.
Peg.
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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: The number 8 bus route
« Last post by robx52 on January 17, 2020, 01:44:44 PM »
I've used my "OAP" pass on a tram from the jewelry quarter to Corporation st, I've also used it in Devon and Yorkshire.
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Sport & Activities in Birmingham / Re: Steam Engines
« Last post by JudithM on January 17, 2020, 01:30:04 PM »
when the wind is blowing in the right direction   I  hear the steam train most day on there way to  bridge north  the sound travels across the fields
It is a great sound  :)
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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: The number 8 bus route
« Last post by JudithM on January 17, 2020, 01:14:33 PM »

I don't think it works as easy as that residents in Wolverhampton can't use their passes on the tram to Birmingham so I've heard.




Opinions are opinions and may differ I offer mine
You can't use a bus pass on the tram.

Not an OAP yet, but I have a combined rail & bus pass that I can use on the tram.  A pass just for buses, or just for trains, doesn't cover the trams, so if the OAP pass is just for buses then I can see why they can't use it on the tram.  Would be nice if they could though.
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Sport & Activities in Birmingham / Re: Steam Engines
« Last post by Edmund Fifield on January 17, 2020, 09:51:11 AM »
Robert .Whenou talk about the Semi's  at Tamworth,they were a Magnificent Machine thundering up the main lines.But to see a Streak come down the hill through Grantham Station with the Chimes blowing at 70-80 Mph was another thing.Used to do the trip to Grantham about every 2-3 weeks in the early 50s aged 14 from Lea Village.Wasntit different in them days ,parents never worried so much.Wouldnt let my children do it now .
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