It's all change at Walthamstow Bus Garage for driver Harry Dawkins, as any day now he's going to park the No. 45 for the last time. Septuagenarian Harry (81) has worked for the bus company since leaving school in 1940 and during that time he's seen a lot of changes.
"I well remember coming 'ere" says cockney born and bred Harry. "The war was still on and we 'adn't seen a banana in years. I was presented to the Queen Mum, Gawd bless 'er, in 1942" recalls the misty eyed part-time Pearly King Mr Dawkins.
When The Spoof asked why he was being pensioned off, an angry Harry told us with lines of anger suddenly welling up on his otherwise placid and noble face:
"Some noo (new) kid from college is the boss neahw (now)and he's banned my anorak and flat cap. They knows I can't drive without 'em!" he snarled with his single remaining tooth on full view for all to see.
The Spoof invites you to phone our Save Harry hot-line to register your disgust at how they are treating this old diamond geezer of a gent.