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School Buses

 

Recollections

1.

Sandy Sievwright

Penicuik, Midlothian, Scotland

Sandy Sievwright remembers some of his journeys to school by bus, a few miles to the south of Edinburgh, from Penicuik to Dalkeith.

Sandy wrote:

Service Bus

"I went to St Davids RC Secondary School at Dalkeith,  The school's catchment area included Penicuik.  In the early 1960s, we had to travel by SMT service bus which went via Roslin, Loanhead and Bonnyrigg.

A group of youngsters on a bus was never going to be a good idea.  There were, too often, scuffles although usually just a bit of a grab for the front or back seats upstairs."

Sausages

"On the odd occasion, trouble would break out.  One particular day all Hell erupted.  One of the girls had picked up a pile of discarded sausages from the butchers bin.

It didn't take long until these meaty objects were flying around the upper deck.  Whack!  Splatter!  Thud!  as they hit the windows, the roof, the back of our seats and the top of our heads when we didn't duck quickly enough.

Next day, we were all up in front of the Head and the ringleaders were punished.  It was still the belt in those days."

Sausages

"We had a funny trip one day which left us all in stitches. On the way home as the bus enters Roslin and exits at the other end of the village were there were two railway bridges.

One of the boys was on a dare and his mission was to get off the bus then run along the railway and try to be at the second bridge, at the Penicuik end of Roslin in time to catch the bus again. Hah!

You've guessed it, He was running but his schoolbag was still on his seat.  Well not for long!  I saw it being hurled out the window and onto the roadside below.  Loud peels of laughter kept us going until we got back home."

Drivers

"Some of the drivers were, quite rightly, fed up of some of the wild behaviour.  One in particular was a well known pupil hater. As his bus approached the kerbside to begin his uplift there was a higher than normal pushing and shoving to get on first,

Indeed, it was probably quite dangerous. Next thing I knew, the driver he was on the bus giving us a good talking to and he announced: "I've been driving this bus for the last 20 years and YOU LOT are the worst I've ever had!

After a moments pause a voice began singing 'Happy Birthday to You', and next thing the whole bus were in full voice.

Poor old crabbit driver (lol).  I bet he had a good few pints when the council provided a non-service bus with an adult to control the pupils on the journey from Penicuik to Dalkeith."

Sandy Sievwright, Penicuik, Midlothian, Scotland:  July 2, 2012

 

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Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks