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Only way was effort
THE letter from Dr Richard Greaves (Bus changes mean I will be worse off, The Press, Sept 25), made me smile.
When I was in my teens and 20s, I lived at Hopgrove, about three miles from the town centre. Our only bus was an infrequent service, hourly at best, from Scarborough/Malton and by the time it got to our stop it was usually full, certainly in the morning and early evenings.
The buses in those days ran down Malton Road, through Monkgate, round by the Minster and on to Rougier Street, so a double decker was out of the question because of Monk Bar.
Very few people had cars in those days, though a few had motor bikes, so it was get on your bike or walk.
I worked in an office in the centre of town and cycled to work and back every day. I was often wet and cold by the time I got to where I was going, but I was fit.
So my advice to Dr Greaves and those poor suffering students is, to borrow a phrase from Norman Tebbitt – Get on yer bike!
Cynthia Glasby, Southfields Road, Strensall, York.