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Young Ed
23-07-2014
04:34 GMT
Colin I def remember drinking Tizer, and vaguely remember the name Idris, but not actually buying it. The other ones I remember were R Whites Lemonade and Cream Soda. Still in business? I have no idea.
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Colin C
23-07-2014
03:08 GMT
Hope my spelling was correct for Piccallili. Also I noticed a typo - they WELL here should read they SELL here of course.
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Colin C
23-07-2014
03:06 GMT
Yep, remember the jingle. Is Idris still made nowadays? The other drink from my younger days that I remember was Tizer - the appetiser. When sweets were rationed, we kids used to buy frozen Tizer blocks on a stick at a local grocers near Hazelbury School as well as spanish wood and real pineapple slices (a rare summer treat) for half-penny a slice. One favourite of mine that is still available is HP Sauce but here in Oz, I have had great difficulty in obtaining Crosse and Blackwell's Piccallili although strangely enough, can still get Branston Pickle. The mustard pickle they well here isn't a patch on Piccallili.
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Dave W
22-07-2014
22:46 GMT
I drink Idris,
Idris is the drink to buy,
I drink Idris, I drink Idris,
Idris when I's dry.
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Ron
22-07-2014
18:50 GMT
I drink Idris when I's dri
Idris is the squash to buy


all together!!!
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Colin C
21-07-2014
23:28 GMT
Another piece of nostalgia. Can remember battling to get on bus after watching Spurs match. Often gave up and walked most of the way home (Ponders End after 1947)before catching one if lucky at Town Hall, Edmonton. Not many people I knew had a car in those days so public transport was the only way to go - cheap and efficient back then. Remember smoking was allowed on upper deck so often tried to get seat downstairs as often as possible. One thing has always stuck in my mind was the ad displayed on the buses for Idris, the lemon flavoured drink. I always felt sorry for the squeezed face of the lemon, how crazy is that?
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Ian in Rutland
21-07-2014
18:15 GMT
Nice photos, the third bus in the l/h line is a Guy Utility motor-bus out of Tottenham Garage on route 76. The trolleys at EM would have been turned on the transverser as it moved along at the rear of the depot to face outward.
Edited 21-07-2014 18:24
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Ronnie D
20-07-2014
22:55 GMT

Ron: Hoping that this photo brings back some more happy memories for you of Trolleybuses at the Spurs. Although the era is given as 1948, it was a match between Spurs and QPR. The 659 and 649 can be clearly seen.
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Ronnie D
20-07-2014
22:51 GMT

Young Ed: Thanks for the Link, I enjoyed watching that video. I remember the Trolleybuses well, my Dad used to take me with him as a kid to Edmonton Garage on pay day (when he was off) and sit me in the cab while he got his wages. One time I got frightened as there was an orange light at the top of the windscreen which was on (Power On?). I always remember seeing this light on when my Dad was driving the bus and I was sitting behind the driver's window. I thought the bus was going to go with that light on, although I was too young then to think of hand brakes.
Attached is a photo of Trolleybuses in Edmonton Garage. The 'Output' was between the first and second bus (white area).
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Ron
20-07-2014
13:53 GMT
Ian,
did you do Carlton Colville 2 years ago. First visit for me and istood there for 5 mins with tears in my eyes recalling going to Spurs/school/ and trips to KX on them. plus the tram.Great day out and got a couple of new books to add to my growing collection of all things LT
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Young Ed
20-07-2014
05:32 GMT
Interesting memories and anecdotes about the trolleybusses which were taken out of service just slightly before my time. Looks like a few survived. This video shows some sort of Trolleybus zoo keeping a few of them alive somewhere, in glorious technicolour!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWGmLwQ3Xu4
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Ron
18-07-2014
20:54 GMT
Ian, yep still silverfoxcc

The error was a mistype!!!!
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Ian in Rutland
18-07-2014
12:30 GMT
Ron, 754 was running still from Finchley Depot, I rode on it in on the 621. It was 1670 that was destroyed by an electrical fire during the war.
Re Roger's email, are you still using the same one, if so I'll email it to you
Edited 18-07-2014 12:31
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Colin C
18-07-2014
01:40 GMT
RON and RONNIE D - thank you very much for the technical info - clears that 'mystery' up for me.
Yes, the video showing the breaking up of what looked like a perfectly serviceable vehicle was somewhat sad although I know it was part of the programme to do away with the trolleybus altogether in the London region to be replaced with the noisier and fuel-hungry diesel bus instead.
Oh well, such are the vagaries of progress - you win some, you lose some.
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Ronnie D
17-07-2014
22:27 GMT
Ron: Nice information re-the four wheel steering for LT Trolleybuses, it made interesting reading. Thanks for sharing.
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Ronnie D
17-07-2014
22:24 GMT
Colin C: You are welcome Colin. I saw another video regarding the dual steering wheels to the front, I believe they were introduced in 1935 and were made by Guy up North? This must have been a pro-type. Obviously they didn't catch on as the majority of Trolleybuses in London had two wheels at the back as you stated.
The Link below Colin will break your heart - sorry;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFH_N3_-lRc
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