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The RiverBus Partnership
« on: February 13, 2012, 12:59:45 PM »
A recently acquired token; that of The RiverBus Partnership. Apparently a failed attempt at a service on the river Thames in London.

A good history of the company here - but no mention of the tokens. http://www.simplonpc.co.uk/Riverbus.html

Interesting to see the KN mintmark.
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Re: The RiverBus Partnership
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2012, 11:39:33 PM »
The boats ran between Charing Cross and Greenwich (where my favourite hotel was). The trip was more expensive and slower than underground or train, but infinitely more comfortable and a pleasure after another numbing plane trip to London. You'd pass such sites as Tower bridge, the Tower, Cutty Sark, the Tiger Moth, MOMI...

On one trip, we passed a man in striped trousers, black jacket and bowler hat on a motorized James Bondian contraption looking like a surf board, speeding along on the Thames. I remember looking around and seeing no cameras...

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Re: The RiverBus Partnership
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2012, 12:43:46 AM »

On one trip, we passed a man in striped trousers, black jacket and bowler hat ...
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My cousin, newly arrived in Australia fifty years ago, went to his new job dressed exactly like that! The second day he wore the more acceptable shorts and thongs.

"motorized James Bondian contraption looking like a surf board"

...sounds like a jet ski.
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Re: The RiverBus Partnership
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2012, 01:10:16 AM »
The man was standing up on something that resembled a cross between a surf board (it was broad enough for his document case to lie down flat on it) and a kick scooter, except for its motorisation. The whole thing was beyond weird.

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Re: The RiverBus Partnership
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2016, 11:05:06 PM »
Note the King's Norton mintmark on the reverse. What was the meaning of "2 token"?
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Re: The RiverBus Partnership
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2016, 11:19:35 PM »
Sorry, I don't remember ever using the token. Memory (not reliable) says there were first and second class seats.

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Re: The RiverBus Partnership
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2016, 11:38:35 PM »
There was also a 1 token in Cu-ni so that may be the answer.
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Re: The RiverBus Partnership
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2016, 10:34:46 AM »
The companion 1 Token now acquired. Cu-ni 22mm
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