"Reminiscing about Christmases past, I
thought about parties I attended at the Leith Walk bus depot. I
was unsure who paid for the parties and wondered if any of the other
I attended a few of these parties, due to my
father having been a driver for the Corporation, and us living just
round the corner in Lorne Street.
The Christmas parties always, I think,
featured a magician for entertainment.
My dad worked out of Shrubhill, (I know from
having been taken to at least one union meeting there) and Gorgie,
Sighthill and Tollcross at various times. I don't think he worked out
of Leith Walk. (He drove numbers 1 and 21 from the bottom of Easter
Road, for much of my childhood.)
I also went on the picnic outings to Alva
Glen, Stirlingshire, mentioned by others. I think we saw the Wallace
Monument on the journey.
I think the parties were arranged by the
union (TGWU?) but I'm not sure. It would be nice to know.
Does anyone know?"
Bob Lawson, Northamptonshire, England: 17 December 2018