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VehicleBMMO S6 — Midland Red type code: S6
B44F Metropolitan-Cammell Carriage and Wagon
New with B40F Metropolitan-Cammell Carriage and Wagon bodywork. Body lengthened (?/53) to B44F layout by Charles H. Roe, Leeds
Number3055 (HHA 656)
OperatorBirmingham and Midland Motor Omnibus Company Limited (Midland “Red”), Hereford depot
New (6/47) to Birmingham & Midland Motor OC Ltd. (Midland “Red”), Smethwick. Withdrawn (2/64)
LocationNewport Street Bus Station, Worcester.
DescriptionAbout to operate a Hereford working of Service 362 to Rye Cross.
This vehicle was allocated to Hereford depot but was a regular in Worcester on a Saturday afternoon when it would work its way from Hereford via a Service 411 and then operate the afternoon Service 362 to Rye Cross, as seen in the photograph. It was always driven by the same lady driver too.
Datec. 1960
SourcePhotograph © Tim Brown
AdamH on Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Following a bit of detective work I have discovered the lady driver mentioned in the notes was Kath Nash. She had been one of a number of female drivers recruited during the War, and during that period it was practice to separate lady drivers on to their own duty rota. As Kath was the last one left she had the rota all to herself and thus worked the same shifts each week.

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BMMOJanuary1935Worcester • Old Hills
October1949Worcester • Old Hills • Upton-upon-Severn • Rye Cross
June1957Worcester • Old Hills • Upton-upon-Severn • Tunnel HillBest Match
May1963Worcester • Old Hills • Upton-upon-Severn
May1967Worcester • Old Hills • Upton-upon-Severn
March1972Worcester • Old Hills • Upton-upon-Severn • Rye Cross
MROCOctober1976Worcester • Old Hills • Upton-upon-Severn

Service 362 timetable dated 1st June 1957 is the Best Match for this photograph.

The Best Match is selected from the timetable database as being the timetable most likely operated by the vehicle in the photograph, based on the date of the photograph, vehicle operator, and destination route number.