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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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736 of 748  Tue 18th Dec 2018 9:32am  
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Yes Dreamtime, the same passengers most worktimes. Sat upstairs at the back alone from Bell Green - it had been a nice day so I opened most of the windows. The bus stopped outside the Morris just as the work gates opened, it was like taking a cork out a bottle, a flood of people let loose - they clambered upstairs, windows closed with a bang, lighters out. By the time we reached Red House you could not see the front of the bus for thick smoke. I got off and walked. I boarded the bus in Broadgate, upstairs back seat - at Courtaulds they had just come out of work. Girls giggling and laughing, they swarmed upstairs - one sat next to me, her mate on her lap, her back to me, girlish banter. Then the girl on the lap turned her head, said, "Not squashing you am I luv?" "No, but why her?" I said cheekily. She hitched over onto my lap touched my cheek - "Ah diddums" she said. Howls of laughter, then she hitched back. We had seen each other on bus journeys many times. A girl said "Don't Maisie, you'll embarrass him". She turned, said seriously, "Sorry about that". "You could make it a habit", I replied - more screeches and laughter. On the Saturday night I had hardly got in the doors of the Arden when she came over and asked me to dance. I boarded the bus in Bedworth - two stops later two teenage girls came and sat in front of me. A wasp was climbing up the window, then it flew around them, causing some alarm. I could see they were about to move - I stood up, slid the small window back, leaned between them, snatched the wasp from the air and threw it out of the window. They stared goggle-eyed - then smiles. "Hey I'm one big hero!" Well that broke the ice, big-time - great friendship all round. Funny how one tiny wasp could remove barriers.
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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737 of 748  Tue 18th Dec 2018 1:14pm  
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Kaga, can't imagine you ever having barriers, you are too kind to the ladies. Lol
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PhilipInCoventry
Holbrooks
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738 of 748  Fri 28th Dec 2018 7:14am  
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Morning all Wave The following services will change stands in Pool Meadow Bus Station from start of service on Sunday 6th January. FROM STAND L MOVING TO STAND S NX Coventry Service 5 towards Tile Hill South NX Coventry Service 18 towards Tile Hill South NX Coventry Service 18a towards Tile Hill South NX Coventry Service 19 towards Westwood Business Park FROM STAND K MOVING TO STAND R NX Coventry service 6 towards Tanyard Farm NX Coventry service 6a towards Tanyard Farm FROM STAND J MOVING TO STAND Q NX Coventry service 10 towards Eastern Green FROM STAND S MOVING TO STAND L NX Coventry service 11 towards Leamington Spa NX Coventry service 11U towards Warwick University FROM STAND S MOVING TO STAND K NX Coventry Service 12X towards Warwick University FROM STAND R MOVING TO STAND J NX Coventry Service 8 towards Coventry Rail Station NX Coventry Service 8a towards Coventry Rail Station NX Coventry Service 9 towards Finham NX Coventry Service 9a towards Finham FROM STAND L MOVING TO STAND F Community Transport service 41 Stonehouse Estate Circular Community Transport service 47 towards Cannon Park Network WM Website
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Prof
Gloucester
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739 of 748  Fri 11th Jan 2019 12:58pm  
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Post copied from topic Broadgate on 16th Jan 2019 3:53 pm
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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740 of 748  Sun 13th Jan 2019 4:34pm  
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Telegraph report on Coventry's new eco-buses Thumbs up
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Osmiroid
UK
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741 of 748  Thu 17th Jan 2019 5:08pm  
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On 11th Jan 2019 12:58pm, Prof said:
YouTube! Edited by member, 17th Jan 2019 5:10 pm
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Not Local
Bedworth
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742 of 748  Thu 24th Jan 2019 6:02pm  
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The Facebook page of the Leamington History Group has a lovely photograph of KHP268 which was an ex-Coventry Transport Daimler single decker. It was taken in Leamington in 1961 and shows the bus in the livery of 'Georges'. Would this be the company that operated from Oban Rd, Longford? The photograph is the copyright of renowned railway photographer Richard Blenkinsop and will be of interest to railway enthusiasts as well.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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743 of 748  Thu 24th Jan 2019 7:38pm  
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I'm sure George's was a Leamington company. I seem to remember that Dr Kolisch (King Henry VIII Grammar School) used them for transporting a party of schoolboys and parents from Coventry to Southend Airport, for a flight to Ostend on our way to Austria for a summer holiday in the early 1960s.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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744 of 748  Thu 24th Jan 2019 8:16pm  
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KHP268 doesn't stand out as a Coventry Transport (Corporation) bus registration number - no trace in any fleet lists I can find I have found reference of it as a 33 seater, built in 1951, registered to Coventry & Warwickshire Hospital Would be keen to view the image if possible Thumbs up
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Not Local
Bedworth
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745 of 748  Thu 24th Jan 2019 9:14pm  
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MR - I have sent you a private message, I am a bit careful around copyright issues. The bus was identified as a 'Coventry City' vehicle which I wrongly assumed to be Coventry Transport. Regards. Roger
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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746 of 748  Thu 24th Jan 2019 9:53pm  
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Thank you, NL Thumbs up I don't think there's any copyright issues in providing the link on here The Leamington site looks very interesting, so our members may enjoy having a look Thumbs up
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mcsporran
Coventry & Cebu
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747 of 748  Fri 25th Jan 2019 10:22am  
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The website Bus Lists On The Web confirms that it was originally owned by Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital. The link for Facebook members is here. Georges Coaches was the trading name of George Hayward, who started the business in Broad Street before the move to Longford, Mike de Courcey started with Georges Coaches before setting up his own business, initially in Westcotes, Tile Hill. Edited by member, 25th Jan 2019 12:14 pm
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Old Lincolnian
Coventry
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748 of 748  Mon 1st Apr 2019 2:17pm  
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Just a reminder that a new version of the discontinued 360 bus route has just started. It is a slightly different route from the old one and combines the 60, 61 and 43 services. Hopefully it will be better used than the last one which was often regularly empty or with only one passenger on some parts!
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