Carmen Miranda

I am Lochee born and bred and used the Lochee trams regularly. The trams were the deluxe models compared with the trams on all the other routes, they had upholstered seating which made for a very comfortable ride. During the war the Conductors were replaced by Conductresses, one of them resembled the film star Carmen Miranda being small in stature and she wore her hair piled high just like the film star.

Anyway I encountered an incident, my purse was stolen at a market and the police advised me to go to the Bell Street Police Station and look over the book of pick pockets. This I did and lo and behold, who should I find but Carmen Miranda in the rogues gallery.

Submitted by Nan Shepherd