Remember going to work at Fawley on this draughty old bus?

David Whitaker's Provincial 35 bus
David Whitaker's Provincial 35 bus
HM Submarine  P556  is berthed at (as it was then ) Fort Blockhouse. Wrens are pushing the torpedo. (Mike Nolan coll.)

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Did you travel to work on a bus like the one below in the 1950s or ’60s?

During those two decades hundreds of men were transported from the Portsmouth and Fareham and Gosport areas to work at Fawley oil refinery for a firm of engineers called Foster Wheeler.

David Whitaker, a member of the Provincial Society, wants to find information about the Fawley run.

He knows that his bus, Provincial 35, was used for that commute, but is unable to find out where the pick-up points were, how many men were transported and how many buses were involved.

He knows that conditions in the buses were pretty primitive with just a canvas curtain across the platform to keep out the worst of the winter weather in the early days. He believes the buses and their drivers remained at Fawley all day.

Call David on 01992 717308 if you can help.