Because the 11s take a minute or two longer to nip down to Nethergate and back (see map), and because going TO Acorn Drive is now, technically, two journeys,
Tailpiece (a little curly tail?) : Now that you understand all this, BEWARE! From 27th July, First has registered changes to this group of services. Again! Details are not yet available but the official documents refer to service 11, 12 and 13. Residents of Stannington, you have been warned! [as an aside, fbb has been informed that nothing much will change in July and the number 13 is meaningless. We will see what Travel South Yorkshire comes up with this time!]
Fascinating Historical Note : In 1761 a farmer discovered the remnants of a brass plate dated approx 140AD which gave the "son of Albanus of the tribe of the Belgians" an area of land in Stannington in return for his loyal service to the Roman Empire. This event is commemorated in the road name "Albanus Ridge" ...
** For the pedantic purists, the operator was Sheffield Joint Omnibus Committee; joint, that is, with the two Railway Companies.
Next blog : due Wednesday June 22nd