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Audio slideshow: On the buses
Transport for London is celebrating the 50-year anniversary of its direct recruitment scheme in the Caribbean.

Thousands emigrated to Britain to begin a new life working on the buses and Tube after World War II.

Laurie Daniels came to the UK in the initial recruitment wave, first working as a bus conductor, then a driver and now as an inspector.

Interview by Faye Hawker. Pictures by Phil Coomes, Getty Images and London's Transport Museum.





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