Stuck on Portsmouth buses? Try your hand in the transfer market

Seen at Clarence Pier, Southsea, in July 1972, a Leyland PD2 covers for the open-top service because of wet weather
Seen at Clarence Pier, Southsea, in July 1972, a Leyland PD2 covers for the open-top service because of wet weather
Hornes dining rooms about 1910, believed to be in Russell Street, Portsmouth.

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If, in another life, you were adept at putting stickers on buses, you’re just the person the City of Portsmouth Preserved Transport Depot might be looking for.

More specifically, its members are hoping to find someone in the wider Portsmouth area who is adept at applying varnish-fix transfers – someone, perhaps, who used to work in the City of Portsmouth Passenger Transport Department workshops.

jpns-13-11-14-032 rw misty''A People's Provincial Leyland National leaves Gosport bus station in May 1993 on a misty day

jpns-13-11-14-032 rw misty''A People's Provincial Leyland National leaves Gosport bus station in May 1993 on a misty day

Preserved transport member Clive Wilkin says: ‘At our depot at Portchester we are currently restoring a couple of former Portsmouth buses, both of which require someone to apply the city crest and fleet number transfers.

‘As these were very expensive to acquire we need someone with the knowledge of the varnish-fix procedure – not something we are able to do ourselves.’

If you can help, contact Clive on (023) 9225 6602 or by e-mail at clivewilkin@btinternet.com.

While we’re on the subject of buses, here’s John Kirby’s latest selection of his pictures of public transport around the area.

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