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I return to VE Day celebrations.

Mrs E Bailey (née Scrase), of Fareham, was a clippie (conductress) working for Provincial Bus Company and was on duty when the news broke the war in Europe was over. She and her driver were on their way to Fareham and were stopped by other drivers and told to return to Hoeford bus depot. A large fire had been lit on the forecourt and everyone joined hands and sang. No buses on any route ran for the rest of the day.

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