One of the things that fbb enjoys when reading a good book about the bus industry and its history is to take some extracts from published pictures and attempt to recreate them from Google Streetview today. How do the history pics compare with the 21st century?
fbb was thus flipping through the pages of his recently acquired publication to see what might be of interest - then and now. This one was a real poser.
Manchester PD2/37 3660 comes into Rochdale on the 24. It's passing Weir Street, home of the famous Yelloway Coaches. Note the chalk board advertising an Excursion to Belle Vuew, Manchester.
So, orf we jolly well go to Google Maps to find Weir Street, Rochdale.
It does not exist - it has gorn. A further diligent search reveals that the Manchester bus is trundling along Smith Street, so maybe that will get us to where we want to be.No Weir Street. Try Streetview ...