I passed my PSV Driving Test on 23rd January 1972. This is the first vehicle I drove.
It was on a trip to Knowsley Safari Park, and Southport.
The Coach was a Seddon Pennine, with Plaxton bodywork, after SELNEC PTE took over the operation of Oldham's Bus fleet.
MY LIFE AND TIMES IN TRANSPORT
This website comprises of my life and times in the Bus and Coach Industry, and my early years of being interested in Buses and Coaches.
I started my career in 1968 with the Oldham Corporation Passenger Transport Department, who's Offices you can see in the picture, (with the clock tower on), and you can read about my career - the ups and downs of it - as I moved through the Industry in various capacities and at different locations.
There are also pages for my hobby of collecting Tram and Bus Company Cap Badges and Buttons, and
PSV Drivers and Conductors Badges (opens in a new page).
This site is still in the early stages, and I feel sure, will some time to complete.
Please come back and see what has happened at regular intervals.