I remember Ray Allsop from when he was a driver at Lea Hall. If I remember correctly he came to Lea Hall from Sheepcote Street. He was also a good drummer if I remember rightly.
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 the office were Brian Morrisey, Frank, Des Orr, Mark Pollack,Pat Heney and Ron Daley.
Thanks for your reply Alberta, all those names bring back very happy memories. Sue my Wife and I was only talking about John, Gerry and the other names only the other day(Sue also worked on the buses for a very short time before we were married and remembers all the names.Hi Ric, you may not remember my name but I was married to John Altimas at the time you worked in WH garage, I remember you well, you must also remember my sister Norma Moore.
John had to retire in 1988 after suffering a heart attack, we are no longer together but he lives not far from me, not in the best of health but
he meets up with Ken, Chris Kearney, Alan Whalley, Don Turner etc once a month for lunch.
Gerry and Maura are now enjoying their retirement, Gerry worked for Texaco.