Check out our amazing wartime photo showing trainee Derby bus conductresses

Check out our amazing wartime photo showing trainee Derby bus conductresses
 

Do you remember the time when most of Derby's buses had conductors and conductresses who took fares and issued tickets?
This great photograph, from our archive, was taken in 1940 during the Second World War. It shows a group of women who were training to be conductresses in Derby with Trent Motor Traction Ltd.
Bus conducting and even driving was one of many jobs which were taken over by women during the war as men enlisted with the forces and went off to fight overseas.
Many older readers will recall that the conductresses were often affectionately known as "Duckies". We don't... read more

 
29 September 2016 in Regional East, Views: 31
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