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Stockton Corporation Transport bus conductresses take time off at The Swan, Billingham, in 1963.
She started on the tramcars during the war years when the conductresses went around with torches attached to their uniforms to collect the fares at night.
The staff from the Redcar depot of the United Automobile Services including conductresses Marion McConnell and Enid Picket decided to raise money to help send a local girl to America for specialist treatment.
A proposal to provide special housing accommodation in Birmingham for single women, such as teachers, nurses and bus conductresses, was considered at Thursday's meeting of the city's House Building Committee, and it was decided to ask the city Architect and the Housing Manager to confer and, if possible, prepare a prototype scheme.
HERE we have a great husband and wife team from the days when our buses had drivers and conductresses working together.
In those days there were, of course, bus conductors and conductresses who would sometimes wait if they saw someone running for a bus, but I could get to the bus stop before the bus arrived.
50 years agoThe Transport and General Workers' Union anticipates that if coloured platform staff were employed by Birmingham City Council's Transport Department, it would probably result in the loss of a much larger number of the present staff of conductresses.
There were a couple of friendly Irish bus conductresses who worked that last bus and they would often greet me cheerfully.
Former workmates Jean Thomas and Betty Rock contacted 20 conductresses and drivers who worked with Ena during her days with United.
And Mr Russell says the hostels also put up dozens of young women from Ireland, recruited to be bus conductresses in Coventry, and took in starving Dutch children.
Mrs Hudson was one of the first female conductresses on the trams and worked on the Bordesley Green number 84 and 90 routes.
About 15 years ago I met a lady who lived in one of the roads nearby, who told me that during the war the farmhouse was used as a hostel for the Irish bus conductresses who had come over to assist in the war effort.
There is a shortage of 1,200 men and women required principally as conductors or conductresses.