The Tuck Shop
This photograph was taken about 1950. My father Stanley Middleton is the tall man in the back row with the cafe owner and other drivers and inspectors. The cafe is on Whitehawk Road just north of the bus depot and the Whitehawk Inn.
Dad’s army injuries
My earliest memories of the depot are sitting on dad’s lap aged about 4, when he was driving the Trolley Bus into the depot for the night. Dad later had his knee fused straight so he could not drive. It was the result of an injury with a field gun when he was a pre-war soldier in the Royal Horse Artillery.
‘Mystery Tour’ speciality
He also drove for the other coach companies including Alpha and with Bill Simmonds used to tout for business on the seafront near the Pier. His speciality was the “Mystery Tour”. Our family lived in a prefab in Ticehurst Road next to the Goddens.
Do you remember?
Do you remember the Tuck Shop? What about their menu? Any of the gentlemen here familiar to you. If you can help, please leave a comment below.