Last week I mentioned two steam locos left rusting and unloved at Warblington.
I have now seen a photograph of trolleybuses rusting in a scrapyard close to Eastern Road in late 1963 and I wonder if anyone remembers where the scrapyard was?
I know there was one on the left hand side of Portsdown Hill Road, Bedhampton, where many dockyard locomotives ended up, but that is not the place I am talking about.
n What is it with waiters/waitresses today? Why can’t they greet cutomsers properly?
There was a time when you were greeted with: ‘Good evening sir/madam. How are you this evening?’
I was dining out with my wife, daughter and son-in-law. The waiter arrived and said: ‘Hello you guys. All right?’
In no uncertain manner I replied: ‘Excuse me, this is my wife, this is my daughter. Neither of them are guys. Right?’
The waiter was poleaxed and looked as if I had insulted him. We didn’t see him for the rest of the evening.
Are waiting staff not trained to a certain standard these days?