It was the opening of Staniforth's scythe and sickle factory in the mid 1800s that brought industry and terraced housing to the community, as seen in this Victorian view of Main Street.
Until 1953, the only public transport route ran along the Beighton Road, past Hackenthorpe Post Office at the south end of Main Street (this view looking back towards the junction with the main Birley Moor Road.
But neither of these is the best, the most frequent, bus to (new) Hackenthorpe. At every 4 minutes Monday to Friday, 5 minutes Saturday, 10 minutes Sunday, by far the best is the new joint First & Stagecoach route 120. Sadly, according to TSY's frequency panel, that doesn't go via Hackenthorpe at all.
And if you weren't confused already, Hackenthorpe tram stop
So, once again, "Where the Heck is Hackenthorpe"?
TSY needs to get its act together and decide which Hackenthorpe is which; and which routes run that way. Its efforts on their Optio Orange frequency list are misleading, no, actually wrong! The maps are correct, but journey planner results can be hopelessly wrong.
The best solution is to abandon ill-defined district names and be much more specific. Hackenthorpe Estate Shops, Hackenthorpe old village and Hackethorpe Sheffield Road (for the tram) would be a start.
The passengers might be able top know, for certain, where Hackenthorpe might be.
** Service 41 started in August 1953 to a temporary terminus at the junction of Birley Spa Lane and Rainbow Avenue (about two thirds along the "spine" road). The route was extended to its terminus in December of that year.
The Travel South Yorkshire blogweek continues : Wednesday 6th July