There was a clock outside the football ground Judy, and the conductor had two bags I seem to remember. You paid from your pick up to 'The Boundary', then you had to pay again. Some money went to West Brom Council, some went to Birmingham. A bit fiddly for passengers, but even more fiddly for the conductor I imagine, and also probably did not do his back any good, all those 'coppers' which were heavy if you remember.
The Number 7 (Perry Common), came down Portland Road, up Ridgeway, down Westbury Road, Selsey Road and back to the Terminus.The West Bromwich bus used to go to the bottom of Shireland Road Smethwick where it joined Portland Road, the Edgbaston boundary. I can't remember which roads it used to turn round. I think it was Selsey Road then Westbury Road and back onto Portland Road but you had to get off at the boundary.