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An Oral History of London Bus Workers

By Digital Works


This project is an oral history of the workers on the iconic London Bus, exploring the lives of drivers, conductors, cleaners, mechanics and designers.

The project engaged children who explored this wonderful history through research, museum visits, a guided trip on an old Routemaster Bus but mainly through meeting and interviewing the very people who have made the bus the symbol of London it is today.

digital:works worked with two London primary schools to chart the history from the first London Bus in 1829 to the present day. This project puts London bus workers at the forefront of this history and allows them to tell their story in their own words.

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Baljinder Singh, On the buses 1962-64