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No 8 Bus Crash 1963

pjmburns

master brummie
Morning Lyn. Is it the one on the way to Bearwood? Goes off Hagley Road on the right heading out of Birmingham.
 

Astoness

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morning janice we know the crash was in high st aston...did the no 7 go to the portland road in bearwood...im not very good with bus routes

lyn
 

Astoness

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ahh i bet its portland st not road then janice...will have a look at my old map it should be on there...

lyn
 

Astoness

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janice portland st is off the lichfield road i believe the no 7 still goes that way...

lyn
 

Astoness

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yes janice i think so...as alan said there is more about it on forum which knowing me i have seen but forgot about lol..will take a look later on

lyn
 

Astoness

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as i thought i had read about it janice...memory not what it was..there is a snippet on the whitehead st thread but here is another one...

bus crash.jpg
 

Big Gee

master brummie
Correct, Bob. I caught the No 7 in Witton Road every school-day for nearly 6 years to go to George Dixon GS on Portland Road, Edgbaston. The No 7 went nowhere near to Portland St in Aston. As far as I can remember it came along The Ridgeway onto Brookvale Road, then Witton Road to Six Ways, then via Alma St and Summer Lane into the city centre. Oddly enough I do recall that Alma St collision in 1963.

G
 

adap2it

master brummie
as i thought i had read about it janice...memory not what it was..there is a snippet on the whitehead st thread but here is another one...

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Might be nit picking here...The accident according to the newspaper clip was at the Junction of Whitehead Road & Alma St. It was actually Whitehead St not Whitehead Rd.
Dave A
 

Astoness

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The accident didn't happen at 'Portland road'. The route number of the bus was 'No7 Portland road'

yes bob i realised that after i had posted..the way the info on the video clip read made it look like the accident was at portland road...wrong info again...

lyn
 

Astoness

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quite right dave...the accident was at the corner of whitehead st and the high st..we got there in the end:D

lyn
 
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