Did our Nick miss a trick?
I feel Nick Larkin missed a trick of pedantry in his identifying of the Routemaster in The Way We Were,
Summer 1964, CCW, 24 May), for surely it’s an RML not an ordinary RM? You know, the 30ft long one with the square(ish) windows midway along the top and bottom decks? I do admit that
it’s a bit difficult to see with the lamp standard in the way, though.
Just in passing, does it annoy you, when they show traffic scenes ostensibly set in the 1950s/’60s, that all the vehicles seem to run with their headlights on in towns? It wasn’t like that in my younger days, although I wouldn’t dream of running without headlights on all the time now! That’s a shortcoming of daytime running lights – they don’t show any illumination at the rear.
What a grumpy old git I’ve turned into.
Ken Caffell, Chatteris, Cambs