Eustons first Afro-Carribean passenger guard remembered.

Discussion in 'transport' started by davesgcr, May 14, 2018.

  1. davesgcr

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    There is now a plaque to remember this employee of the Windrush generation. I had the pleasure of meeting some similar staff in my career , really old school guys , often working in not very nice surroundings (the North London area and even Suffolk) , and they were an utter credit to the job.
     
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  2. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Yeah North London is grim, agreed
     
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  3. OzT

    OzT Online early mornings when at work ....

    Was grim, much better now I think, specially in reference to the stations.

    Used to do the evening mail runs when I worked for Walker sending parcels out, and the northern stations were a bit grim then, or couidl beenm the weather was pants. Always dark and damp, but efficient and nice people there.
     
  4. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    Transformed from what it was in my days in the mid 1990's - especially Stratford to Canonbury , and especially Kensal Green to Wembley Central.

    Amazing what a bit of extra money can do to improve stations by "proper" staffing.
     
  5. skyscraper101

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    Fair play to the guy. London must’ve been a grim place back in the 50s and 60s for any person of colour to work in.
     
  6. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

    Not just London.

    Bristol Bus Boycott - Wikipedia

    For example.
     
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  7. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad heckling from the back!

    Yet only a couple of decaded previously, many British people had been astounded at the colour bar in the US Army.

    Witness some of the Giles cartoons and the various stories of scraps between US Army personnel, when the locals would pile in on the other side to the white Americans.
     
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