Number 44 bus in the 1960s

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Number 44 bus in the 1960s

Postby Rodders » Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:26 pm

Trying to find out what the destination a 44 bus would have shown in the 1960s going to the south side of Glasgow.

Page 32 of

http://www.govanhistory.org.uk/docs/Essay.pdf

shows one but cant make it out, possibly Langside or Cathcart.

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Re: Number 44 bus in the 1960s

Postby viceroy » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:23 pm

Rodders wrote:Trying to find out what the destination a 44 bus would have shown in the 1960s going to the south side of Glasgow.

Page 32 of

http://www.govanhistory.org.uk/docs/Essay.pdf

shows one but cant make it out, possibly Langside or Cathcart.

Thanks


It went from Anniesland to Langside (Battlefield Monument I think)
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Re: Number 44 bus in the 1960s

Postby HelenD » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:35 pm

It looks like it starts "Lang..." but not quite long enough for Langside. The last bit seems detached from the rest. How about Langside Rd?
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Re: Number 44 bus in the 1960s

Postby BTJustice » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:45 pm

Didnt the 44 and 66 terminus on Spean street just next to where scottish power is? My Gran stayed on Rannoch street and I remember the busses using Rannoch street and Orch street to turn around.
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Re: Number 44 bus in the 1960s

Postby The Egg Man » Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:45 pm

Erchie Cathcart by Adam McNaughtan.

Ah'll sing ye the story o' Erchie Cathcairt,
A fella that aye took guid care o' his hairt.
Ah don't mean in terms o' romance and its issues,
Naw, Erchie took care tae avoid fatty tissues.

He read books on Stress and he read books on Diet
An' made sure his hairt was weel-nourished an' quiet.
As soon as he fun' oot that fags wis a threat,
He said, "Erchie Cathcairt's smoked he's last cigarette."

An' no' jist himsel', he'd a smoke-free abode,
Fags were banned frae his flat in Victoria Road.
When his chain-smokin' pals said that that wis too hard ae 'im,
He juist said, "You look efter yer ain pericairdium!"

Oan Glesca's Sooth side the air disnae come near
The E.E.C.'s requirements for clean atmosphere
So whenever he ventured ootside his ain close
Cathcairt wore a mask ower his mooth and his nose.

'Cos joggin' wis good fur reducin' yer weight wi'
He'd jog everywhere, even ower tae the Gateway.
Where he bought low-fat mulk an' high-fiber breid
Yon loaf's that's a' covert wi' carraway seed.

An' fresh fruit an' veg an' then when he had peyed
He wid jog away hame wi' a bag oan each side.
When he read o' the Good-Hairted Glesca Campaign
He signed oan at wance wi' nae thochts o' delayin'

'Cos aboot his blood pressure he hadnae a qualm
And his weight matched his height tae the last milligram.
But his doctor, consultin' a chart oan the wall,
Says, "You're two points too high on your cholesterol.

But there's no need to worry, just cut out dessert."
"Ah never eat pudding!" cried Erchie Cathcairt.
He jogged away hame in the depths o' despair,
Efter ten years o' mooslie, whit could he dae mair.

Then he read in the papers, some scientists say,
"Yer hairt can be helped wi' two aspirins a day."
And the very next mornin' the Herald declare't
"Drinkin' wine wi' yer meal must be good fur yer hairt."


"Eureka!" cried Erchie, "the method tae beat 'em all -
A wee gless o' Eldo an' two paracetamol."
But he thought, since his hale life he'd aye been teetotal,
Wan gless widnae dae, so he drank the hale boatle.

Then oan wi' his Reebocks, doonstairs he did flee
Right in front o' a bus, number 44B,
It knocked him six meters, a terrible sight,
But the autopsy showed his cholesterol was right.

It wis some consolation tae his faimly physician
That he died wi' his hairt in a perfect condition.
They say that small troubles are sent here tae try ye,
They tell ye, "Whit's fur ye wull never go by ye."

If yer name's oan the bullet, ye wullnae be spare't,
He wis hut by a bus that wis bound for Cathcairt.
I hear the people sing.
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Re: Number 44 bus in the 1960s

Postby busdriver » Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:01 pm

BTJustice wrote:Didnt the 44 and 66 terminus on Spean street just next to where scottish power is? My Gran stayed on Rannoch street and I remember the busses using Rannoch street and Orch street to turn around.


Services terminating at Cathcart, used to go via Spean Street right into Rannoch Street, left into Holmlea Road, left into Orchy Street and right into Spean Street taking any layover at the firs bus stop in Spean Street heading to the City. Used it a few times usually early morning or weekends often catching unawares the odd passenger who would come fleeing downstairs demanding to know what was happening.
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Re: Number 44 bus in the 1960s

Postby busdriver » Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:33 pm

Rodders wrote:Trying to find out what the destination a 44 bus would have shown in the 1960s going to the south side of Glasgow.

Page 32 of

http://www.govanhistory.org.uk/docs/Essay.pdf

shows one but cant make it out, possibly Langside or Cathcart.

Thanks

At that period the 44 travelled between Anniesland Cross (Crow Road) and Langside, terminated at Queens Drive.

This link may be helpfull: LINK
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Re: Number 44 bus in the 1960s

Postby RDR » Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:23 pm

That's a great website you've linked to. Thanks
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