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Hurry up, you getting on or not ?

Fourpence please mate.
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Not jolly well likely, i'll call a cab.
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Postby steve adams » Mon Apr 16, 2007 20:23

Made Of Worms wrote:Beautiful in green.

Old bus appreciation thread. Is that what you intended Timmy Smith?

wow is tim posting on this site :D :D
get well soon tim smith !!!

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Postby brother abnego » Tue Apr 17, 2007 09:10

garland wrote:
The Bronx wrote:Whatever happend to Freeman Hardy and Willis


They became solicitors


...I think I might have bought some Moroccan slippers from Crosby Stills and Nash once...

(and apparantly you can get a nice Persian carpet from Emerson Lake and Palmer)

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Postby The Bronx » Tue Apr 17, 2007 09:24

dogsetc. wrote:
The Bronx wrote:Whatever happend to Freeman Hardy and Willis shoe shops (like the one in the photo)?


Wikipedia (melodramatically) wrote:After providing 'Shoes For All The Family' since 1875, by 1996 Freeman Hardy Willis was no more.



NO! I bought a pair of shoes from them in 1994 and the heel has come loose on one. I don't suppose I'll get a refund now.

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Postby The Bronx » Tue Apr 17, 2007 09:26

abnego wrote:
garland wrote:
The Bronx wrote:Whatever happend to Freeman Hardy and Willis


They became solicitors


...I think I might have bought some Moroccan slippers from Crosby Stills and Nash once...

(and apparantly you can get a nice Persian carpet from Emerson Lake and Palmer)


Didn't Paice, Ashton and Lord used to have a shop in Hinchley Wood?

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Postby Stoneage Dinosaurs » Tue Apr 17, 2007 09:44

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Postby Made Of Worms » Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:35

steve adams wrote:wow is tim posting on this site :D :D

Of course not, and nor is he reading, I was addressing the ether. :)

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Postby steve adams » Tue Apr 17, 2007 19:54

Made Of Worms wrote:
steve adams wrote:wow is tim posting on this site :D :D

Of course not, and nor is he reading, I was addressing the ether. :)

wow the ether reads this cool
err hello ether its steve here,
you know that bloke who gets his kit off
on tv and stuff,
if you are reading this can you,
produce lots of money for me to go
sledging with a dog pulled sledge in sweden,
also thank you for not making
the rain happen, when i was naked, in the tulip field
in Schemerhoorn near amsterdam
last sunday,
all the best
stephen :D
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get well soon tim smith !!!

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Postby Made Of Worms » Tue Apr 17, 2007 20:41

Addressing not sniffing. :D

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Postby chippy » Wed Apr 18, 2007 13:50

what is it with London buses and not paying when you get on and having to push money into an orange box at the bus stand to get on? So much confusion when mrs. chippy an I took the kids for a trip to london zoo, but luckily the nice bus driver LADY waited for us to fold up the buggy and cage the others whilst I fed the orange box with silver and gold. I did get an awful panic sweat on :(
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Postby dogsetc. » Wed Apr 18, 2007 16:26

chippy wrote:what is it with London buses and not paying when you get on and having to push money into an orange box at the bus stand to get on?


Yep, what is it nowadays -- first they got rid of conductors and you paid the driver; now you have to book your ticket in advance -- and 'Oyster'cards, hmmm :roll:

My grandad used to work on the buses out of Mitcham Garage, he was a driver, and a shunter in the garage later on, but when i was very little he sometimes used to bring home a ticket machine -- there were always end rolls of paper as well.

Here's one in all its cast aluminium beauty:

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Postby Pet Lamb » Wed Apr 18, 2007 17:15

Ah...memories of the old Kelty 'Clippies' with their weird sayings..."come on, get aff"... :lol:

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Postby ChrisLuxford » Wed Apr 18, 2007 19:52

dogsetc. wrote:No this one's for Tim :lol:

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A stones throw from the Old Grey Horse where Bill Drake was press-ganged.


Also close to Minerva Road where Tim and Sarah lived.
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Postby dogsetc. » Wed Apr 18, 2007 22:13

Did somebody mention tickets?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJNMHj71KN0

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Postby The Bronx » Wed Apr 18, 2007 22:43

ChrisLuxford wrote:
dogsetc. wrote:No this one's for Tim :lol:

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A stones throw from the Old Grey Horse where Bill Drake was press-ganged.


Also close to Minerva Road where Tim and Sarah lived.


Just top the left of the bus garage was the Studio 7 Cinema, which for a while became Studio X, and they only showed you've guessed it, X films. Me and a mate went there one night to see a double bill of filth. Well, that's what we thought but this was in about 1974, so there was no filth at all. In the first film somebody said "orgasm" and in the second film you saw a pair of totally naked breasts. Serves us right for going to see an X film when we were only 15. Don't tell my mum.

One of the fims was called Hot and Ready, so be warned - if you ever get a chance to watch it don't bother!

After a while it became Studio 7 again, then Pine World, then demolished. In fact the bloke to the right of the bus looks like he's just come out of Studio X - the right combination of sleaze and dissapointment.

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Postby chippy » Thu Apr 19, 2007 13:35

dogsetc. wrote:
chippy wrote:what is it with London buses and not paying when you get on and having to push money into an orange box at the bus stand to get on?


Yep, what is it nowadays -- first they got rid of conductors and you paid the driver; now you have to book your ticket in advance -- and 'Oyster'cards, hmmm :roll:

My grandad used to work on the buses out of Mitcham Garage, he was a driver, and a shunter in the garage later on, but when i was very little he sometimes used to bring home a ticket machine -- there were always end rolls of paper as well.

Here's one in all its cast aluminium beauty:

Image


That is a wonderful piece of kit, and the styrups also to keep it on must of been quite constrictive. When you see equipment like this memories flood back like my mum letting me hold two ten pence pieces to pay the conductor 10p for my mum 5p for me, and when he pushed the little buttons and pushed the leaver arm and tickets popped out - WOW AMAZING

mum can I be a bus conductor when im older?? "only if you eat your tea" :lol:
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