See "A Lesson for Little David" (read again).
The industrial revolution turned the tiny farming village of Handsworth into a busy and bustling suburb of the rapidly expanding steel city of Sheffield.
There is plenty of "disappeared" history there:-
The hall can be glimpsed on the far right of the map of Handsworth, above.
At some stage the old building was demolished but the name is retained by the rather bland (1950s?) replacement, providing, over the years, various residential facilities for the city's social services department.
It might have been better if the extended service 52 had shown "Woodhouse Station" on the blinds; but in 1964 there was no need for such niceties as the only other terminating route in "Woodhouse", namely service 23, also turned at the Station. Even if it wasn't properly Woodhouse (village) both routes ran to the same place. In the sixties Woodhouse terminus was the station.
15 years later we still have two routes in Woodhouse, with the same number and going different ways and terminating at different places, both called Woodhouse.
But more of the 23, and even more confusion in part 2, coming to a computer near you, SOON.
P.S. Handsworth's most famous son is actor Sean Bean (is that "seen been" or "shorn born"? Don't bother to reply!)
Next blog : due Friday July 29th