Only Another Sixty Years To Go

Today I put in some more work on ‘A Knight’s Tale’. This involved edited sections from ‘Trams And Trolley Buses’, from ‘The Bees’, and from ‘A Woman Paid My Fare’.

This illustration from ‘The Bees’ is included as are

Trolley Bus by David Bradley Online Trams by Norman Hurford

two historic transport photographs from the internet. The trolley bus is by David Bradley Online and the trams by Norman Hurford.

Only another sixty years to go.

This evening I dined on another plateful of Jackie’s delicious, now nicely matured, lamb jalfrezi and savoury rice, followed by a tangy Tesco’s yellow ticket Sicilian lemon tart.

44 thoughts on “Only Another Sixty Years To Go

  1. I had to go back and read yesterday’s post first as for some reason it hadn’t fallen into my email yesterday – I was concerned Derrick that being left Jackieless you had already expired from lack of sustenance. But I see there was no basis for my concern, of course I should have known better! The pomegranate photo is wonderful!!

  2. A beautiful pomegranate! I can almost taste it.

    Glad you are working on the book, and it looks like Jackie left you plenty of good food to sustain you while you work, Derrick. 🙂

  3. I am not surprised they remind you of your childhood. Anything that stopped the Juggernaut of school was welcome. In our part of the world, it was either the rains or some political figure kicking the bucket, the latter being a rare but all weather phenomenon. I couldn’t read the third link –the it will work on the laptop.

    I am glad Jackie’s dishes are standing by you…

  4. (It is vicious the way my phone modifies my comment after I have written, something I can’t notice because the sentence has scrolled up, or I am just not watching.)

  5. I couldn’t open the third link, “A Woman Paid my Fare” and had to type it into your Search bar. How wonderful that you’re able to access your blog posts to help write your magnum opus!

  6. The pomegranate photo is wonderful. I’m happy to know what a yellow ticket is, too.
    I saw the email notification of this post come up yesterday, and busy writing test items, I used Knight as someone’s name. 🙂
    Good luck with your epic tale!

  7. I love how you are bringing your story together. So happy you have photographs and memory intact! Teasing you a bit, since we aren’t always clear of time sequences within our family. 😀

  8. I can recall riding on the trolley buses from Barking to East Ham back in the late 40’s. I think they actually went right up to the East End.
    The trams look just like the ones I rode in whenever I went across the Thames on the Woolwich Ferry, I loved riding on the trams also upstairs on the buses with the stairs outside; although they got phased out early.
    I’m not sure but seem to recall riding the trams to see Charlton Play football, they had a very good goal keeper at the time which was the main reason to go see them play,
    We were supposed to be Hammer supporters, but I must admit I found football, in all it’s variations a bit boring

      • I don’t think it entered my mind. I know it was very exciting when one of those came along, we always wished for one of them. they were very few and far between. I suppose they were being phased out and replaced. It must have been around 1939 / 40 my have been a bit later before the last one went

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