Leith Bus Depot

Drivers' and Conductors'

 Children's Picnic

Alva Glen  -  1965

Leith Bus Depot - Drivers' and Conductors' children's picnic at Alva Glen - 1965

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to John Stewart, Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland




John Stewart

Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland

Thank you to John Stewart for allowing me to reproduce this photo.

John wrote:

Leith Bus Depot

 Children's Picnic

1965 - Alva Glen

"This photo shows the children of the Leith Depot bus driving and conducting staff`s children at their picnic in Alva Glen in 1965.

My daughter, Karen, is third from right in front, with shoulder bag and hands clasped.  Depot Inspector David Crease is the one with the trilby, centre rear.

There must be many of these girls around, now in their late-1940s."

John Stewart, Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland:  April 9, 2010



Kenneth Williamson

Silverknowes, Edinburgh

Kenneth Williamson, whose father was a tram driver in Leith also remembers the outings to Alva Glen in West Lothian.

Kenneth tells me:

Leith Bus Depot

 Children's Picnic

Alva Glen

"Buses for the outings left from Smith's Place, off Leith Walk, close to the Leith Tram Depot.  We bought streamers from the stationer, across the road, and attached them to the bus.

We had a picnic at Alva Glen.  The bakery van arrived there at lunchtime and we bought pies and coconut buns.

Christmas Parties

"The Christmas Parties were also good fun.  Here is a photo of me looking 'aghast' at the person beside me drinking their juice without a straw at one of these parties."

Christmas Party


Please click on this thumbnail image to enlarge it and read more about it.

Kenneth Williamson, Silverknowes, Edinburgh:  May 25, 2013 + email, May 26, 2013


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