IN The Bugle (July 10 edition) referring to modes of transport and pneumatic tyres, the lower picture shows a line of coaches waiting to depart from Wordsley.
This was quite usual in the 1950s, where large parties needed several 30-seat coaches for their day out.
The leading coach has the name of A. Grainger and a notice on the front window I think reads "On Hire to W.A. Noakes". Many of the Black Country Coach Operators of the 1950's, which were listed in The Bugle a few years ago, had only small fleets of fewer than five vehicles so it was common practice to hire from other operators.
W.A. Noakes was a Pensnett based company and so would have been close to the starting point of Wordsley. Now my question is this, as A. Grainger was not on this list of coach operators, where was it based? I'm sure some Bugle readers will know the answer and all the details.