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davesd1

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Re: Alum Rock buses to City Center in 1955
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2020, 06:21:51 PM »

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


Would that have been to Minworth?

Edmund Fifield

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Re: Alum Rock buses to City Center in 1955
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2020, 06:26:12 PM »
Scipio, wasnt there a Tamworth bus that ran up Kingbury Rd.
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Re: Alum Rock buses to City Center in 1955
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2020, 07:45:12 PM »
Hello Davesd
It would have been Minworth. You could drive a double decker bus through the pipes.
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Re: Alum Rock buses to City Center in 1955
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2020, 07:49:45 PM »
Evening Ed
A Tamworth bus did run up Kingbury Road.
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Re: Alum Rock buses to City Center in 1955
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2020, 08:59:28 PM »

Would that have been to Minworth?


Only thing apart from where the sewage plant was , there was a Marsh & Baxter plant nearby . Although the walk was long down Chester Road, it was quickly over when you had someone to talk to .
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Re: Alum Rock buses to City Center in 1955
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2020, 09:00:42 PM »
Scipio, wasnt there a Tamworth bus that ran up Kingbury Rd.


Edmund I had'nt got time in the morning to wait for other buses
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Re: Alum Rock buses to City Center in 1955
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2020, 10:00:18 PM »
If  memory serves right,i think my Dad would get the 160/168 to the clock garage,cross the the road and get the 28 down to PSF.
Didn't the 166 go that way,Minworth?

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Re: Alum Rock buses to City Center in 1955
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2020, 11:47:06 PM »
Scipio, I  was at Marshs Cas Brom from 59 to 65.Had a car could have given you a lift from the Clock Garage.
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Re: Alum Rock buses to City Center in 1955
« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2020, 10:36:01 AM »
#14 Shard End topic March 3  2013
Jeff Lynne ELO travelled to work on the 55.

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Re: Alum Rock buses to City Center in 1955
« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2020, 10:41:30 AM »
Edmund you dont by any chance remember my uncle who worked at M&B His name was Tim or Pierce Flynn tall man bald hair came from Ireland he lived in Alum Rock

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Re: Alum Rock buses to City Center in 1955
« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2020, 10:43:44 AM »
He certainly did Mike , he lived in Shard end Crescent, quite near the junction with Timberley Lane.