A Blogger's Nostlgia Fest
Tuesday 6 September 2022
How It Used To Be (1)
In January 1971, fbb moved from a four and a bit year stint at Birkdale Prep School (Broomhill, Sheffield), leaving behind his classroom (bow window bottom right). The move was to Hinde House Comprehensive School, Shiregreen ...
... into the city centre and out again with a choice of routes, 4 or 150.
The map is an extract from a version, drawn by fbb, of the original style of route map produced by Sheffield Transport; but a version backdated to 1960, the last year of tram operation. The school was where the W of Wincobank is shown above.
Service 60 was extended further up Crimicar Lane and later, when converted to one man operation ...
In the early days of his commute, your now elderly blogger worked out a very efficient means of accomplishing the outward journey. It needed a certain amount of nous and an essential tool was the bus timetable book.
But service 150 did not leave from the High Street area. Interchange was not necessarily any easier 50 years ago! The 150 left from Bridge Street bus station on the fringes of the city centre. Map coming soon.
The solution was Aldine Court!
International Model Railway News!
Modellers in "N" gauge will be excited by this breaking news.
Aha! The village is just outside the built-up area of Leamington Spa ...
Stagecoach 63 stops near the roundabout ...
The service runs hourly on Saturday and two hourly on Sunday.f you know what you are doing - but it was ever thus!
Elizabeth Line line Opening Early
fbb was initially excited that the full service from both ends through the tunnel would be starting early.
All that is happening is that the current service (Paddington to Abbey Wood) will be starting a little earlier in the day.
Mpore nostalgia tomorrow
How It Was & is blog : Weds 7th Sept