1985's 216 doesn't cause much grief ...
After a brief moment to catch our breath, let us whizz forward to a more recent map up to about 2012.
The main First bus route via Ecclesfield has become the 75 (every ten minutes) with Stagecoach on its tail with an 87 (also every ten minutes). TOO MANY BUSES.
The 78 (First) runs to Chapeltown (only - not on to High Green) every half hour via Burncross Bevan Way shadowed by Stagecoach 77 which ignores the new estate. TOO MANY BUSES.
Buses from Rotherham are now 66 and in a clever plan, First has joined this with its former 79 direct via Grenoside to make a mega through route from Sheffield all the way to Rotherham.
The 216 has morphed into a 72 and been extended from High Green via other bits of new housing into Chapeltown.
Next : Bring on The Clowns! (Whoops, slip of the brain. fbb meant "Partnership".)
The 75 and 87 remain similar but follow the same route at High Green. The 66 is still there but now uncoupled (again!) from the Sheffield route. First had a clever plan to number its northbound routes as 83, 84 and 85/85A. The 85 & 85A are the new 66 via Grenoside. The 72 has gained an "A" variant but that does not affect the route in High Green. The 78 has become a 79A and the 77 has vanished.
But undaunted in its aim to confuse every resident of High Green and put them off bus travel for life, the Partnership has come up with another cunning plan from 1st November.
And Yipee! Its all changing again.
66 only runs to High Green at peak times; its normal terminus is now Greengate Lane. The 85 has lost its "A" variant because the 79A (formerly 77, formerly 78) has become 86 . It is now shown as almost the same colour as the unchanged 72 ; spot the difference! This 72 is not to be confused with the TWO other 72s serving Sheffield. But, importantly, the 75 and 87 have been merged into a new 1 and 1A .
And nobody has asked about the 29. That is the remnant of a once-proud hourly service between Sheffield, Penistone and Huddersfield dating from 1924 (Penistone) and 1928 (Huddersfield), even in 1968 extended to Halifax.
But part of the service did (and the present route still does) use the main road through High Green. It now runs sporadically to Penistone only; is tendered by the PTE and thus changes operator every couple of years. Stability - poohbags!
Until they try to read the new timetables, that is.
We unravel the new (and exciting?) 1 and 1A tomorrow. Keep on taking the tablets; there are still traumas ahead.