THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES BELOW:
My driver badge now resides proudly in the Yelloway Museum in Bury.
I still have my conductors badge at home.
I spent some time working on the buses with the great British public, and life on the buses certainly had it’s moments,and in the early years it didn’t seem like work, it was just one long party.
That’s me on the right,and Bob Marshall in California in 92, sadly we lost Bob shortly after, he was just 50 years old.
I really looked forward to going to work, but sadly, time catches up with us all, so I reckon it’s only right that I dedicate this page to the wonderful lads and lasses that I had the privilege of working with in those happy halcyon days…
Also many thanks to all of you on Black and White coaches at Cheltenham, where I spent many happy hours along with Colin Goodall..Les Kinvig ,
and Ricki Jones from South Wales ..
Click on the Logo below to enter this fantastic site.
click on the picture to go to Yelloway site.
Left to right..Tony Mashiter…Steve Bolton…Dave (BOY) Green…Myself
and the man who we owe it all to for these memories
Also to Halifax.C.P.T. (Winter seasons) 1968/69/70/71/ through to 1976, to Yelloways Rochdale 1972 to 1974 (summer seasons) in and among, and to all the great lads and lasses on Yorkshire Rider.
Last good times in my opinion before First Group took over the running’s.
Enough said there then !.
I started back there for the 6th and final time in 1990 when Yorkshire Rider was the Logo of choice, along side my good friends..Neil Austin..Paddy Afzal..
and John Holden.
I managed to work a while in London albeit for only a couple of weeks for Grey Green as a Coach driver on the London to Brighton service, and then onto London Transport as a stage driver.
Those were the days when jobs were ten a penny, I had a full head of hair and not a care in the world , and you just hopped from one job to another.
Times have changed so rapidly over the last twenty years, and there have been many changes, with the buses, new operators etc., but what I like most is, I still see all the old faces, friends of mine still driving for these different companies,
I find that quite comforting.
Keep going lads and lasses
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