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Jthixton

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The photos of trolley buses bring back memories of cycling behind them! I cycled to St Chads College from my home in Upper Villiers St from 1944 to 1948. Sometimes went through the city centre and sometimes via the Wednesfield canal towpath. When returning via the city (it was still a town then) we used to wait at the bottom of the Elephant and Castle hill where Cannock Rd joined Stafford St till a trolley bus came along then hitch a ride by holding onto the pole on the entry deck. Conductors would yell at us to let go but I only did when we reached the Elephant & Castle pub on the corner. My parents would have had a fit if they had known. Was taking a chance because I had an uncle who lived on Culwell Terrace adjacent to the pub. I understand these places are long since demolished to facilitate road construction.