It was so equipped, fbb surmises, because of steep hills and tight corners although there is no reason why a modern double deck bus should not be used. To the best of fbb's knowledge no double decker has ever been that way since the route started in 1945.
The route remained much the same for many years as here in a 1960 route map.
The centre of the community is surprisingly unchanged ...
The 1913 route was erratic in operation and eventually ended in 1921. The two tram routes were always far more frequent and fbb does not have any official information as to why the new route started in 1945.
Between the two tram corridors was a steep hillside ...
But, for whatever reason, the 31 started in 1945 and tomorrow fbb will review the route and its delights.
Whenever fbb welcomed friends to Sheffield in his student and early working days, he always invited them to join him for a ride on the 31. In its own way it was both eclectic and spectacular!