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    found these whilst rummaging through a box of old photos. my dad had borrowed a very basic camera from someone and took a few pix. most didn't come out. no idea of the year, certainly mid to late 1970's. I remember being rather excited to see the Michelin man. it was a great day out and probably sparked my interest in old transport.
    these bring back a wealth of happy memories for me, plus a tear as it makes me realise how much I still miss my dad.






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    Great photos quincyg, i was told my grandfather was a coach builder at edge lane. looking at the pictures I wounder what health and safety would say

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    Yup,great pics there Quincyg

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    Nice pics Quincy it was Sept 1979

    I was there with a few of our preserved buses, there was a roadrun on the sunday with preserved stuff & the specially liveried current buses of former undertakings , Birkenhead, Southport, Liverpool, wallasey and St helens

    we have the wrecker truck(or jack wagon as it was called) now in preservation! The Atlantean being lifted was L788 btw!

    I'll see if i can dig some pics outa the archive! good god was I 27 then


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    Quote Originally Posted by MerseysideTransportTrust View Post
    Nice pics Quincy it was Sept 1979

    I was there with a few of our preserved buses, there was a roadrun on the sunday with preserved stuff & the specially liveried current buses of former undertakings , Birkenhead, Southport, Liverpool, wallasey and St helens

    we have the wrecker truck(or jack wagon as it was called) now in preservation! The Atlantean being lifted was L788 btw!

    I'll see if i can dig some pics outa the archive! good god was I 27 then


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    wow great. would love to see more of the event. so any you could dig out would be most welcome.
    I should have another pic of me sat on bus steps somewhere, wearing a sad brown anorak. I was 12 going on 13.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quincyg View Post
    wow great. would love to see more of the event. so any you could dig out would be most welcome.
    I should have another pic of me sat on bus steps somewhere, wearing a sad brown anorak. I was 12 going on 13.
    Hmm an early hoody maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MerseysideTransportTrust View Post
    Hmm an early hoody maybe?
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    Rob,

    Did you ever find these pics of the Edge Lane Event?

    It took place on Saturday 29th September 1979. ( I was 9 at the time).

    I had my first 'drive' of a bus there ... a two door Bristol VR.

    Love the pics Quincy.

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    I remember this event quite well.

    Was it really 30 years ago? - Good grief I was only 19 then and a student.

    I have always had an interest in transport and always wanted to get inside the Edge Lane tramworks after reading a facsimile of the book published when the building was constructed in the 1920s.

    Such a shame it did not survive - it would have made an excellent transport museum and with much of the tram track remaining in the grounds - plenty of scope for running restored trams.

    What a waste!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quincyg View Post
    found these whilst rummaging through a box of old photos. my dad had borrowed a very basic camera from someone and took a few pix. most didn't come out. no idea of the year, certainly mid to late 1970's. I remember being rather excited to see the Michelin man. it was a great day out and probably sparked my interest in old transport.
    these bring back a wealth of happy memories for me, plus a tear as it makes me realise how much I still miss my dad.



    That was fantastic Quincy thanks

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