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Peter Whitla

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Alum Rock buses to City Center in 1955
« on: June 13, 2020, 05:21:13 PM »
Hi, this is my first post here, so slightly unsure :-[


I lived in Alum Rock in the 1950's and cannot remember the number of the bus that went down the Alum Rock Road and in to the city center. Was it the no.8?


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roy one

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Re: Alum Rock buses to City Center in 1955
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2020, 05:36:32 PM »
hi peter   welcome to the forum


 well peter the number 8 bus did not go in to town it was an inner  circular  bus  like the number 11 was an outer circler bus  but not being my side of town I could not tell you the number   sorry but some one will
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Peter Whitla

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Re: Alum Rock buses to City Center in 1955
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2020, 05:46:35 PM »
Thanks Roy for your welcome and for your answer. I remember the number 11 outer circle bus.

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Re: Alum Rock buses to City Center in 1955
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2020, 06:41:43 PM »
Was it not the 55 or 14

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Re: Alum Rock buses to City Center in 1955
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2020, 06:42:30 PM »
Hello Peter and Roy
The 55 went along alum rock and the 56 along Washwood heath.
At rush times it was slow going from the Gas Works to Alum Rock Road.
The number 14 ran to Shard End.
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Re: Alum Rock buses to City Center in 1955
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2020, 07:18:56 PM »
Both my exhusband and my sister worked on the 56 and 55
They worked out of the Washwood Heath depot


The 56 from city to Clock Garage, Castle Bromwich


the 55 from city to Shard End via , Alum Rock road


The 14 came from Crossfield Road depot and was from City to Tile Cross via Alum rock Road.

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Re: Alum Rock buses to City Center in 1955
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2020, 07:34:56 PM »
Sorry Gerald,used to catch the 14 from Tile Cross to work in the town at Marsh & Baxters every day
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Re: Alum Rock buses to City Center in 1955
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2020, 08:05:50 PM »
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Re: Alum Rock buses to City Center in 1955
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2020, 08:23:34 PM »
Both my exhusband and my sister worked on the 56 and 55
They worked out of the Washwood Heath depot


The 56 from city to Clock Garage, Castle Bromwich


the 55 from city to Shard End via , Alum Rock road


The 14 came from Crossfield Road depot and was from City to Tile Cross via Alum rock Road.


I caught that 56 a few times in the 60's as an electrical apprentice on Castle Bromwich Sewage Disposal . Get off at the Clock garage and such a walk down to the job
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Re: Alum Rock buses to City Center in 1955
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2020, 08:51:17 PM »
Wow, I'm happily impressed with such sharp memories and kind hearts  :)


Looks like 55 it is. 


We have lived and worked in various parts of the world but Birmingham still holds vivid memories for me. My grandmother's house, in which I first saw 'Wagon Train' on her black and white TV, was in Ward End Park Road. I'm sure we were breaking some kind of rules, but a friend and I used to catch newts in what I seem to remember as a stream that ran alongside Ward End Park.


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Re: Alum Rock buses to City Center in 1955
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2020, 09:11:10 PM »
wardend park  enjoy




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