Hi NoddKD, welcomeHi everyone, brand new to the site and fascinated by all the different forums.
We used to live in a Doctors surgery on Monument Road,just down from the junction of Waterworks Road
and Plough & Harrow Road. The number 8 bus stop towards the Ivy Bush was a little way up the road, the stop towards Ladywood Road was directly opposite. Many of our relatives seemed to live on or very near the 8 route,consequently we travelled both ways on the 8. Never did go all the way around in one journey but definitely travelled the whole route in one way or the other. Most fun was going to Sparkbrook to my Nans. The route was up the hill of Belgrave Road crossing Moseley Road at the traffic lights and going down under the iron rail bridge. We were always sure that the bus would not fit under and hit the bridge. Happily it never did, particularly as we liked to sit upstairs at the front.
Happy days,long gone.
Hi NoddKD, welcome
Maybe you have already seen us all going round in circles in the thread below
Hi Lyn, the stop in that direction was immediately in Monument Rd after crossing over Spring Hill the stop before that was outside the public toilets at the bottom of Warstone Lane.welcome to the forum not sure when you lived in monument road but can you remember if there was a bus stop/shelter for the no 8 coming up icknield st just before it crosses over spring hill to go up monument road
hi I know this is a long shot but i am trying to find a mate who was a conductor on the no 8 route probably 65-1966Hi I worked as a conductor on the 8A & 8C in '63 I remember tickets being issured to the queues at Aston X But it was soon stopped because passengers soon realised the conductor on the bus didn't know how far they had paid to travel to,so they only paid the minimum fare and would travel as far as Statford Rd. By the way the A & C following the number 8 indicated the bus was travelling in a anti-clockwise or clockwise direction Dave
hi I know this is a long shot but i am trying to find a mate who was a conductor on the no 8 route probably 65-1970Hi All
I worked at Hockley Garage from Nov 1963 to Nov 1971 ... The No 8 route in those days was a killer for the "Guard" (Conductor) you would start a shift at 5am and not get off the platform after the first half hour in service until you returned to garage after 9 am. The A C & E number was not used under BCT and was something that I think was started in the late 70's .