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At around 9am each day, Monday to Friday, approximately 20 of these buses would return to the depot to "lay over" until the afternoon peak.
All interior ceilings and sides would be washed down, the seats vacuumed and the floors mopped.
This was smokers' gunge coming off the surfaces. It was revolting, even to those of us who smoked.
turned a cream bus interior to brown
I have a permit from an old friend of mine, Jack Hartley, from Spondon. This permit allowed him to travel from West Hallam each morning at 6.50am on route 25 to Aiton's Foundry, in Derby.
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Looking in the bucket, you could be forgiven for thinking that the cleaner was carrying a bucket of Marmite about.
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One piece of equipment that reduced this greatly was the large vacuum which fitted over the bus door as it came in each evening to be fuelled up and washed.
A double decker bus would take four to five hours to complete.
Roy also talked about his permit to travel to work by bus during the Second World War.
Trent had a programme of "special cleans" which meant that three or four vehicles each Nike Lebron 13 Low Lmtd - Men'S day would be cleaned inside from top to bottom by a group of lady cleaners.
This sucked out all the tickets and cigarette ends and, in the process, took away most of the "fug" left behind.
In the 1970s, the depot at Meadow Road, Derby, would put out around 90 vehicles every morning and evening for the peak travel period, schools and works services and duplicates on many routes.
stale smoke smell could turn your stomach.
When the ladies started to wipe the ceiling on the upper decks you realised, after a few moments, that the colour was not dark brown but quite a nice shade of light cream.
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