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Re: Royal Iris Bus [Re: jimbob] #305562
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Originally Posted by jimbob
dont forget the white shirt neatly ironed at the chinese laundry to go along with the velvet collard suit and ironed tie. none of this wandering round in scruffy tracky bottoms and trainers. Long side burns and clean shaved as well



Not forgetting the Brothel creepers to kick someones head in


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Re: Royal Iris Bus [Re: diggingdeeper] #305573
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Originally Posted by diggingdeeper
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Some on here will think you mean curtains DD


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I thinks some of them started off their lives as curtains raftl

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Pull yourself together DD


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I thought the Teddy Boys wore Winkle pickers

I just missed that period

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Originally Posted by derekdwc
I thought the Teddy Boys wore Winkle pickers

I just missed that period


I got my first pair of winkle pickers about 1963 and the school telling me to get home and change them.


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Ah those were the days, fights at the New Brighton fairground being chased up Borough Rd on yer bike with a slipping cog. After the Teds we had the Mods and the Rockers(Teds but not as well dressed) Mmm.

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I remember it!......infact I have been on it! It used to be kept in one of the sheds at wallasey docks, my friends dad was a bus driver and an enthusiast, he had an old bus kept there too that he was working on, we used to go at weekends and "play" in the buses, the royal iris being one of them, it wasnt in very good condition, but I can still remember the "old musty smell".

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wingle pickers came later, they where not part of the teds outfit, Thick brothel; creepers where the normal shoe wear in the mid 50s. Heavy leather belt with a big brass buckle was what you used, no kicking in those days.


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Great to see the photo of the 'Royal Iris Bus' I was a bus conductor in the late 60's and did 1 or 2 shifts on the 'Bus'taking passengers along the embankment from New Brighton to Wallasey village during the summer of 1964/5.
Sad to see the Royal Iris in such a sorry state, maybe the WIKIWIRRAL could approach The National Lottery for funding to have her restored to her previous 'Sea Green' glory.

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The bus was originally converted by the apprentices at the wallasey bus depot (where Asda is now) It was destroyed by fire caused by an eletrical fault in the late 70's or early 80's It was privatly owned by then. I think I still have some more details on it and will dig them out

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I remember hiring the "Iris" myself for a Buffs night out. I had people working behind my back trying sabotage the night, mainly by calling it the "Fish and Chip" boat. Anyway, managed to sell enough tickets so that we didn't lose any money. We had the "MerseySSippi Jazz Band" as the entertainment and it was a great night. The Iris was painted green then.


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just a bit more info on this,was told today that this bus had been made to look like a isle of man ferry and was at heysham docks waiting to go to the i.o.m. when it caught fire and burnt out,am waiting for a pic of it looking like the i.o.m. ferry and will post it if found..

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