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One Ring To Stop.....

By pamelajean
........Two Rings To Go ! How many of you remember that?
“Push Once” was an instruction for passengers. Only the conductor could push twice for the driver to go.

Taken whilst riding on the 1959 Leyland Tiger Cub last year, on a Bus Running Day by Friends of King Alfred Buses in Winchester.
Two ladies wish to alight (see the version) and the conductor rings the bell.

It took several frustrating attempts to get someone in the mirror alighting and the conductor’s hand on the bell, which could only be captured whilst the bus was stationary.

Many thanks to all those very generous people who took time to award, vote and comment on my Queueing Gnomes, and I am pleased to say that their makeovers are now in hand.
I also thank you for your interest in my Leaves series, which I’ve now finished.


Pamela.


Tags: Mirror Hand Transport Bell Bus Push Tiger cub Humour and fun 1959 Leyland bus alighting

Voters: LynneJoyce, cabbie, pdunstan_Greymoon and 56 more

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LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2020 3:29PM
I remember it well!

Nice use of the mirror to capture the passengers.
brian17302 8 2 13 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2020 3:35PM
Happy memories, great images, Pamela
The buses these days all seem to be empty
tonyng 10 11 3 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2020 3:56PM
Hmmmm. Showing my age here Smile
8 Apr 2020 4:42PM
Nice candid images of the passengers inside.
8 Apr 2020 6:11PM
What a remembrance! David
chase Plus
15 1.8k 452 England
8 Apr 2020 6:31PM
I remember the bell when I used to travel with my Nana on the Trolley Buses !
8 Apr 2020 6:39PM
Definitely remember it, and the chrome upright hand poles, and the feel of the faux velvet seats 🙂

Dave
Jasper87 Plus
10 2.6k 158 England
8 Apr 2020 6:54PM
I don't remember the bell being pushed twice but I do remember the running line along the side of the ceiling which was pulled once or twice.
rontear Plus
17 23 8 England
8 Apr 2020 7:06PM
Did this on a London bus in November ( London Transport Museum Covent Garden, a afternoon trip ) A reminder of past times !!!
Ron
richmowil Plus
11 413 2 England
8 Apr 2020 7:57PM
I remember it too! Good composition to show it too!
adagio Plus
2 3 2 England
8 Apr 2020 8:23PM
Patience is a virtue and yours really paid off big time, Pamela!! Brilliant👍👍👍👍

Angela😄
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2020 10:58PM
Beautifully done... Love the shots through the mirror...
Isabel GrinGrin
9 Apr 2020 9:18AM
Wonderful nostalgia, Pamela!!
Two excellent captures that evoke so many memories.

RichardSmile
9 Apr 2020 10:58AM
Great images Pamela, well worth the wait for the right moment.

Stay safe and well.

Mary Wink
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
9 Apr 2020 11:13AM
Yes, I remember that well, those were the days! 😃 And if you were waiting to alight the bus and it stopped at traffic lights, you could jump off - none of this health & safety in those days, and having to wait for the doors to open to let you off 😁 I also remember, as Dave says, there was also a cord running the length of the ceiling which you could grab and tug on to ring the bell 👍Two very well framed shots here Pamela, like both, but think the hand pushing the button works well 😃
Take care, and stay well,
Trev 😀
Irishkate Plus
10 42 118 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2020 11:32AM
Your patience paid off Pamela!
KateGrin
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2020 11:39AM
Well timed and captured - loved the older style buses, we would cram on the platform going to and from school!
bricurtis Plus
15 2.3k 50 England
10 Apr 2020 12:59PM
Two excellent images with the use of the mirror Pamela.
10 Apr 2020 6:44PM
Beautifully captured Pam..Lin
Excellent images.
Carol
Super image Beautifully composed

Carole
Fefe Plus
8 53 34 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2020 5:11PM
I remember GrinGrinGrin
Diane
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2020 10:27PM
No ... as I was in NZ at that time
but a good look back into the past

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