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Post by lynn » Wed Feb 28, 2007 4:12 pm

the economic was maroon. used to get it from lizzard laneor by marsden inn or get one on coast road at marsden

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Post by baldy.smith » Wed Feb 28, 2007 4:33 pm

I spent many an hour in the Economic garage at the Bents, Seaburn. I had two relatives who worked on them for several years. We lived in Whitburn Village at the time.

I was also run over by one on the Coast Road, just up from the New Crown. My friend who was with me at the time was killed in the incident.

The Economic buses were thoroughly covered in a topic some time back and photos of them were posted.

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Post by lynn » Wed Feb 28, 2007 4:41 pm

so what was the colour ??????

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Post by baldy.smith » Wed Feb 28, 2007 4:43 pm

lynn wrote:so what was the colour ??????
I've already said in two of my posts above "Maroon" with a broad cream stripe.


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Post by lynn » Wed Feb 28, 2007 4:45 pm

OOOOHHHH :oops:

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Post by brian c » Wed Feb 28, 2007 4:47 pm

Look if your going to quibble over red and maroon I'll sulk.


At least I got the cream right though.

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Post by baldy.smith » Wed Feb 28, 2007 4:47 pm

WOMEN! AAAAARRGH! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by brian c » Wed Feb 28, 2007 4:49 pm

Who are you calling a woman :?:
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Post by baldy.smith » Wed Feb 28, 2007 4:53 pm

You if you like Brian :lol:

I think you are better at trains than you are at buses :lol: :lol:

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Post by brian c » Wed Feb 28, 2007 5:05 pm

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Post by Babooshka » Wed Feb 28, 2007 5:15 pm

All I remember is the bus we got to Sunderland was BLUE!!! :lol:
Maybe it wasn't an Economic after all

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Post by gag » Wed Feb 28, 2007 8:48 pm

North Street Youth Club - Remember it well folks. Did a gig there with my band, (around 1967-68), and we were glad to get out of the place. We were offered practice nights there on a regular basis but turned the offer down. As for the buses, I remember the old Economic as being maroon/cream coloured, Northern Buses were Red, Newcastle Buses were yellow and Shields buses were blue with the town crest on the side.

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Post by chris collins » Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:00 pm

can anybody say what the youth club in richmond rd was?, went there sometimes in late 60s

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Post by Delilahcat » Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:47 pm

A number of people from my school went to Talbot Road Methodist Church Youth Club which may be the one you are thinking of. They had a reunion not so long ago.

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Post by Axeman » Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:03 pm

I can remember when the old farm house on the edge of Blackberry Hills/Dorset Ave was turned into a youth club for a while.

Basically a derelict house, but someone chucked some chairs and a Snooker table in and started charging kids to hang about there. :lol:

I don't think it was there very long.

I think a nursery school is on the site now.
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Post by gag » Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:11 pm

aye Axeman, I can remember that old house and it was a youth club for a while. I cannot remember what they called it though.

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Post by Cisco » Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:14 pm

I can remember that old farm Axeman when I was kid, was it not beside a school (infants)

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The Palladium.

Post by gag » Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:14 pm

My uncle John, (Jarrow Petes old mate), used to be a projectionist at the Palladium. He joined the army shortly after it closed.

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Post by Axeman » Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:13 pm

Cisco wrote:I can remember that old farm Axeman when I was kid, was it not beside a school (infants)
Yep Harton Downhill Infants.
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Post by Barney » Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:37 pm

chris collins wrote:can anybody say what the youth club in richmond rd was?, went there sometimes in late 60s
Hi Chris,

Delilahcat is correct, the club was Talbot Road Methodist Club.
I went there quite a bit in the mid '70's myself.
Shame I missed the reunion. I would have loved to have reconnected with some of the characters there. Especially Alice Wyberg!!! :wink:

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