Great story, Maurice! What was 679 like to drive, with all that weight on board? And no power steering, no doubt! Regards, Alf.I did a few journeys in 679 in the late 50s while working for the Cashier's Office - every Wednesday morning to the Midland Bank in Stephenson Place & back to Congreve Street - always just over £100,000 for wages. And a once a month extra for salaried staffs.
And it's still with us! Under restoration at a site associated with the Aldridge transport Museum.The second photo from Lloyd (post 4) shows former bus 679 of 1935. It remained a bus until 1947 and lasted in the form shown in the photograph for another 20 years apparently.