Number 8 bus hero

When “King Winter” made his latest appearance yesterday afternoon, I was on the number 8 bus from Scarborough to Whitby.

As the snow started to build up, driving conditions worsened.

Before long there were cars off the road, stuck lorries and a frustrating line of red tail lights.

In spite of this, our driver, Jim, drove impeccably, as a text book example from the Highway Code.

When he eventually managed to get us down to Boyes to the sound of cheers, we were only about a half hour late.

So all thanks to Jim! I celebrated our safe arrival with haddock and chips and raised my pint to our praiseworthy local

bus driver.

Not from Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells, but Very Thankful of Whitby!

Richard Rippon, by email