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    washwood heath bus garage

    Would that be Charlie Court ?
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    washwood heath bus garage

    I remember a Dave Thomas who was an inspector at Washwood Heath. A very pleasant and popular workmate.
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    washwood heath bus garage

    Tommy Holmes was an inspector at Washwood Heath when I started working there in the early sixties.
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    Alum Rock Rd - Ward End area

    I lived at no 28 Bennetts Road between 1945 and 1966. The building next to no 32 was two maisonettes. I remember them being built in the late 1950's. They were for the use of the army families whom were based at the army barracks located where Sandway Gardens are now.
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    Birmingham buses

    The inspector would soon have spotted the fraudulent ticket and would more than likely, in the first instance, suspected the conductor of fiddling. Thankfully, nowadays, there are blanket checks on bus routes where revenue inspectors aided by the police can easily catch culprits and in most...
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    Shops on Aston Church Road

    There used to be a coal merchants by the name of Dixons at the top end of Aston Church Road, Washwood Heath, in the 1950's
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    washwood heath bus garage

    Thanks for that Ash. It's always nice to know how your old workmates are getting on and what they have been up to since you last saw them. Les
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    washwood heath

    Just about remember it. Used to catch the tram at Bennetts Road up to the Fox and Goose (picture) tram terminus then get the bus to Chipperfield Road to visit my Aunt. The trams finished in 1952 when I was 7 years of age.
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    P.S.V. Badge

    John used to live in Water Orton. I don't know the exact address or whether he still lives there. Might be worth checking the phone book.
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    washwood heath bus garage

    Yes. That's right. He transferred to Washwood Heath and became an inspector. He was a mate of mine, so if anyone knows where he is now perhaps you could let me know.
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    washwood heath bus garage

    I was an inspector at Washwood Heath in the early 1990's Other inspectors that I can remember at that time are George Painting, Ray Allsop (if anyone knows of his whereabouts please let me know as I would love to get in contact with him again), Tony Haywood, Roger Banks and Cheryl Murtagh. In...
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    P.S.V. Badge

    I wonder where all those people are now.
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    P.S.V. Badge

    I used to check on the no 28 in the early 1990's. Vaughan was a likeable guy. His stepdad was an inspector at Lea Hall and I think his mom ran a florist shop. I went to his daughters christening party and tasted curried goat for the very first time! I believe Vaughan came out as a checker at...
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    washwood heath bus garage

    There were 5 brothers in all. Rick and Colin were there when I started in the 60's. Rod, Paul and Dave started later. Ricky and Colin and Paul had left the job when I went back to Washwood in the early nineties but Rod and Dave were still there and remained so until I left there in about 1994...
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