The Trolleybuses of the South Lancashire Transport Company

(I wrote this originally for wikipedia but there has been some editing on there – so here is the original article in its entirety. Have a read. It is interesting. Are there any public domain photographs that you might know of that would help lighten the text? If so, please get in touch. The trolleybus … More The Trolleybuses of the South Lancashire Transport Company

Alone

You used to sit next to me. I talked to you. (I didn’t know you). You stood next to me. We queued together. (I asked you about your family). We complained to each other about the fare. We talked all the way to town. Sometimes even about the weather. We drank coffee together. “One lump … More Alone

There (and back) to See How Far It Is

Stages Stops Requests Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? We all went by bus. It’s Quicker by Bus. They told us that. Everywhere. Along with Schweppervescence. And Guernsey Toms. Adverts on the buses themselves. And rude advertisements (It’s better with Mustard) and (It’s better with butter) all in the days before people believed the publicity (believed in … More There (and back) to See How Far It Is

Owning the Road

Owning the Road You: Love driving; Luuuuurve your fast car… I: Love driving; Love my fast car… You: Luuurrrrve the “open road”; Luuuuurve Driving; Luuuuurve your fast car… I: Love driving; Love my fast car… You: Wanna own the road; Do own the road; Feel Protected; Luuurrrrve the “open road”; Luuuuurve Driving; Luuuuurve your fast … More Owning the Road

TV NOW

TV. The Box. The Telly. Getting square eyed. Getting Goggle Eyed. We loved it. We love it. Everybody Loved It. We talked about it. The next day. We carried last night in our heads. We reenacted it. In school. In those great spaces (before the next charlatan turned up)(“Who Have We Got Next?”) (“What have … More TV NOW