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763, LM/018/T4
Leicester City Museums Collection

Speaker: Tyler, Tim, - , Interviewee, Male, Bus conductor; Tram driver;
Speaker: Bracegirdle, Bob, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Transcript of interview recalling working as a bus conductor in Leicester from 1927. Describes his relationship with the driver and his gradual progress from conductor to driver. Describes his training as a conductor and driver. Talks about the routes and the system along Coleman Road. Describes the separation between the long serving and regular tram drivers and 'spare' drivers and between the tram and bus drivers. Talks about the Melbourne Road route, collecting films from the Melbourne Cinema and delivering them to the station. Describes in detail the usage of the routes and more about the different routes and where they ran. Recalls driving during a bombing raid during the Second World War. Talks about the fare staging system on the trams and the depots. Describes the uniforms worn by the conductors and drivers and the different windscreens and motors.
Place of birth:
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Husbands Bosworth
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 1/1/1972
Playing time:
Access Restrictions: no consent Item Copyright: LCMS
Summary: No
Transcription: Yes
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