Post by D.C. Burtonshaw on Dec 14, 2020 18:52:23 GMT
Good stuff, the real 70's lorry drivers, rather than Yorkie man! As the presenter lady said, how did some of the drivers stay slim with sitting in a cab all day and having fried breakfasts nearly every morning and a few bevvies mid week when stopping overnight on long distance runs??
Interesting that the drivers "digs" were like a dormitory/barracks style room, and also the comraderie they seemed to have, regardless of where in the country they came from, talking "shop"! (On the face of it anyway).
The truck types are long forgotten though, unless you see preserved examples at vintage vehicle shows, those Scania's like the featured driver's, I remember were fairly common in the UK, must have been one of the best selling imported trucks at the time.
It ran (in the Midlands at least) for quite a few years - Central continued with with for a few years into the 80s.
Sue Jay is still about and working; I did some stuff for ITV50 where she was interviewed. Such a welcoming person.
It sounded like one hell of a party working at ATV in Birmingham in the 70s....
She had tons of tales and anecdotes about working on the Nightly News programme alongside Chris Tarrant.
Some of the clips used in the ATVLand production (above) were part of the ITV50 stuff.
They really pulled out the stops for ITV50, I doubt very much they'll do that in 2025 for the 70th.
Frightened by Horror Films? - Just remember, BEHIND the camera stand even more horrifying individuals moaning about the Catering food, the hours they work and quoting Union Rules... that's just the Electricians.