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chocolate board noun

The rear boarding platform of a bus, specifically of the AEC Regent Three

Origin

From Mark’s childhood friend David H. The buses we rode to school between Horsley & Ashtead on London Country route 408 had an open rear platform surfaced in rubber in raised squares – for drainage – that resembled a bar of chocolate

Collected by

Mark – 1960s
Mark Iliff – owner

Notes

The newfangled AEC Routemaster – too good for the 408 route, but glimpsed in passing at Leatherhead Bus Garage – had a similar arrangement, but less chocolatey

Submitted: 21/11/2021 by Mark ● Last updated: 05/12/2021 12:41 by Mark

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