The end of the line for the trolley buses
The area of Fiveways I remember as being very ‘village-like’: wide open pavements and local shops. I remember it was the end of the line for the trolley-buses. We used to live at 264 Ditchling Road and I can still hear the sound of the buses going over the points on the overhead trolley lines.
I remember one winter it was snowing very heavily and the points froze, leaving the bus full of passengers at the stop. The next thing I remember was my mother inviting all the passengers in for a cup of warm tea!
Fond memories also of the “Dr Who” style police box. I remember being allowed in there once – the same dark blue as the outside but, to me it seemed huge.