Sunday 15 April 2012

Something Fishy on the Buses!

This is the unlikely title of an article appearing in the Peggotty column in this week's Great Yarmouth Mercury which looks at the history of some of the Great Yarmouth Corporation's buses.

Firstly, Peggotty dismisses the myth that the Guy utility buses, purchased by the Corporation in 1944, were used in "ferrying the hundreds of herring gutting girls to and from the Fishwharf" and that their slatted seats enabled the interiors to be hosed out easily "in a bid to get rid of the reek of fish."

He also highlights the fact that a large number of Great Yarmouth buses were sent to heavily-bombed Coventry to help out during 1940-41.

Peggotty then talks of the conversion of one of the town's buses into an open topper with a photo shown at the top of the article. The bus continued in use on seafront services until 1960 when it was withdrawn and sold for scrap.

Quite an interesting article which can be accessed on line at the Great Yarmouth Mercury website

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