1960s photographs.

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TimBrown
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1960s photographs.

Post by TimBrown » 14:37 Monday 3rd May 2021

Found these pictures hiding in an old diary, my guess would be taken in the late 1960s or very early 1970s, the photographer is not known. I reckon a certain double-decker enthusiast may be interested in the Worcester Bridge shots!
Midland Red one 001.jpg
Midland Red one 002.jpg
Midland Red two 001.jpg
Any ideas where this Scottish Cruise picture was taken?
Midland Red four 001.jpg

MattW
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Re: 1960s photographs.

Post by MattW » 16:51 Monday 3rd May 2021

Those are awesome!

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Re: 1960s photographs.

Post by MattW » 16:51 Monday 3rd May 2021

Those are awesome!

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Re: 1960s photographs.

Post by AdamH » 16:56 Monday 3rd May 2021

Those are great photos. Some interesting old cars there too!

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Re: 1960s photographs.

Post by DD12 » 17:31 Monday 3rd May 2021

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Post by DD12 » 17:35 Monday 3rd May 2021

Excellent treat ( - on this traditional, cold wet bank holiday :) ), thanks Tim !!

Both the photos of DD12s on Worcester bridge, are great, and I can see only one foreign-made vehicle amongst all that lot !!
( - The Renault 4 was the "most fun" old car I ever owned !!)

Unfortunately I cannot pinpoint an exact date for them, but it would be not long after November 1967,
- is that a woman driver in 6053 ? ( - I cannot remember seeing any back then, but I expect some conductresses were trained as one-person-operation was being rolled-out.

6093 appears to have it's original advert, and is also on one of the cross-river city services -- -- I don't have a record of the date these were converted to double-decker operation, but I expect it was November 1967 (?)

Of particular interest to me are the number blinds and the destination blinds, -- --
On both DD12s, the upper "A-roller blind" showing CITY SERVICE appears to me to be older than the lower "B-roller blind", and though I believe it was normal practice to re-use destination blinds to avoid waste and expense, I only remember seeing NEW blinds in the DD12s when they were new ( - and I was a kid ! ).

The "A" blind in 6053 in particular, looks older, - but could it have got that faded (and "dirty") in the short period of time since the bus was new ?? ( - after all, it would have been constantly displaying "CITY SERVICE" ).

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Re: 1960s photographs.

Post by DD12 » 18:28 Monday 3rd May 2021

DD12 wrote:
17:35 Monday 3rd May 2021


The "A" blind in 6053 in particular, looks older, - but could it have got that faded (and "dirty") in the short period of time since the bus was new ?? ( - after all, it would have been constantly displaying "CITY SERVICE" ).
Two ammendments :-

I now think the "A" blind in 6053 must be older than the others, rather than more faded,
- otherwise the number blinds would surely look more faded also !! :D

Also, in the same photo, I've spotted an American car, and a headless man !! :lol:

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Re: 1960s photographs.

Post by TimBrown » 05:24 Tuesday 4th May 2021

The headless man may be John Cleese as he seems to be practising the 'Ministry of Silly Walks' sketch as well as losing his head.

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