Mosman Voices - oral histories online

Terry Forrest

Interviewed by Zoe Dobson on 16 October 2003

Terry Forrest. Yes I was a child at that time. I used to ride my bike down from Beauty Point to the Spit, but it was always easy to come home because all you had to do was wait for a tram or a double-decker bus to come along the Spit and you pedal a little bit fast, not too fast, and hold on to the back of the tram or the bus and get a ride up the hill. This was before Spit Road was widened and particularly the double-decker busses which were notoriously underpowered went up at probably a fast walking pace. The trams were a little bit more dangerous because they were a double toast rack tram so you had to be careful that your bike wheel didn’t get caught in the tram track.