London Trolleybus at Henlys Corner, Finchley
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From: "John Davidson" <email@example.com>
I remember the 666 and 660 routes when I was a boy visiting my Grandma, she lived just off Horn Lane
in Acton. One of my aunts also lived just round the corner from Scrubs Lane.
My home town was Hayling Island, so Portsmouth was the nearest trolleybus operation, which I used on rare occasions. Thanks for all your hard work in making a very interesting web site.
From: "Ed Barclay" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Just had to drop you a line to say how delighted I was to find your Trolleybus site. As an
ex-Londoner and Trolley bus fanatic I spent more time than at this site than I had available absorbing the pictures
of these great vehicles.
During the mid to late 1950's a friend and myself would take a Red Rover on Sunday's and ride the trolley wires. Over the years we travelled on almost every route and visited [sneaked in!] every depot in the system. One of our favourite haunts was North Finchley [wasn't this called Tally Ho Corner?] where we would always try to reach at lunch time. We ate our packed lunches in the shelter in the attached picture.
Of particular interest were the Tower Wagons and Breakdown Tenders, especially the Leyland Cubs. I was fortunate in seeing 114W in Lea Bridge Depot once. We did "see" the X7, No.1671, in Hanwell Depot but the problem is that we only realized that we had seen it when we got home to underline our "cops" in the ABC. That's the trouble with rushing through a depot jotting down the numbers from the back passenger step - you really don't see the whole vehicle.
Anyway, many thanks for the memories. I will be checking the site from time to time.
Ed Barclay, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada,