Mersea buses in Stanwell Street, Colchester. Herbert Green on left. Bob Woodward leaning on radiator.
Ron Green writes: Those buses were not fast by present
day standards. My uncle Herbert Green told me that he and another driver
took two bus loads to Felixstowe and were stopped for speeding. I can't
remember the details but it was something like they were doing 18mph
when the limit was 15mph. They were each fined £4.10.0d more than two
weeks wages at that time.
This is the now-vanished part of Stanwell Street, looking west with the Mersea Road just behind us. The wall on the left is round St John's Abbey and is no longer visible. St. Giles Church is at the end of the wall in the distance.
This area is now Southway - St. Giles Church is still there.