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85 To Gainsborough ran until 1986 and was every 2 hours daily from Sheffield to Gainsborough

 

What a great list!

 

Thanks.

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What a great list!..
Yes indeed. For the routes that are missing from the list, the 1954 timetable gives No 40 as Bakewell via Calver South, 41 as Frecheville & Hackenthorpe and 106 as Brookhouse Colliery. There are also 150 & 151 Shiregreen, 194 Shirecliffe-Templeborough and 221 Intake-Treeton Colliery.

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Your best bet is to get old of old timetable booklets which were published in various forms uptill dereg.

 

Another source of information is to go to the history library in Sheffield and ask for copies of M&T news (Sheffield Omnibus Enthusiasts Society) these list all the time timetable changes when they occur from 1964 to present day - ring the library before hand and ask them to get the year you want from the deposit .., Remember you can not take the books away from the library.

 

the problem is even in Sheffield transport days routes change the 53 for example in the 1950s list didn't serve woodseats. The route as changed ie at first it terminated at woodseats abbey lane. In the mid 1980s it extended to eccelsfield to cover for the 49 route so there are always changes

 

I think it is right that the point is made here that the continuing changes lead us to remember the old route numbers which we each remember from our eras.

 

My contribution to the 'missing' route 94 is that it started when the late 20's and 30's housing estates were built in S5 and was primarily a workmen's route from Southey Green to Vulcan Road very necessary in the 40's.It extended to serve as far as Deerlands Avenue; hillsbro has added the 194 in his last post which served the same purpose.

 

The 68 was the Huddersfield (via Penistone) and wartime caravan holidays at Carver Sough meant the number 40 would often see one of the green railway buses with 'extras' on Market Day!

 

A whole new ball game is now starting so plenty of scope for future forum posters :)

 

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Yes indeed. For the routes that are missing from the list, the 1954 timetable gives No 40 as Bakewell via Calver South, 41 as Frecheville & Hackenthorpe and 106 as Brookhouse Colliery. There are also 150 & 151 Shiregreen, 194 Shirecliffe-Templeborough and 221 Intake-Treeton Colliery.

 

In addition to your route numbers missing from the list, there were large areas of the populated city not covered, or accessible by bus.

 

This seems odd when it was our primary means of getting around, and subsequently required a great deal of walking to get to the the cinema, the shops etc.

 

For example, Gleadless Road, which runs from Heeley Bottom in a more or less straight line all the way up to Gleadless Town End. Also, to get to the Abbeydale Cinema from the Arbourthorne, quite a long way, the quickest way was to walk.

 

In all weathers, winter and summer, and required public urinals along the way :)

 

No wonder every house had a hobbinfoot, and we all learned how to cobble shoes. First with leather, tacks, and Segs, then with Woolworths rubber soles and heals with glue!

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X52 fast service to Handsworth. Went down the Parkway from Pond Street.

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I remember the route no as 57 campo lane to stocksbridge I left

Oughtibriges in 1959 to live in Cheshire but travelled on that bus a lot

Into Sheffield John james

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Used to get the 95 bus from High street with my Mum as a bairn in the 70's to visit my Grandparents at Walkley and the 5 on the 95 was never centered in the window, it was always half way up (or down), wonder if was simply always the same bus with a broken winding mechanism or some sort of superstition amongst the drivers. Strange thing to remember maybe but there you go.

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A friend of mine is trying to compile a list of all the old bus routes in sheffield and the rest of south yorkshire and what routes replaced them. Any information would be appreciated.

 

no 3 went to mosborough and clown

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The one's I can remember are:-

 

sheffield:-

 

no 1 ran from city to longley,

no 2/ 59 circular

 

no 4 ran from millhouses via ecclesall/ psalter lane to wincobank/firth park replaced by 3/4 city to millhouses, now to be replaced by 4- millhouses-meadow hall

 

6- bradfield/dungworth

8/9 inner circle withdrawn then reintroduced as the no 10

 

13/14 city to wisewood

 

17 totley brook to attercliffe/ parson cross hillsboro'

 

20 southey green

 

22 southey to gleadless valley (hemsworth)

 

23/32 woodhouse via woodthorpe/ richmond (became 223 and 232)

 

24 totley/ millhouses to atterclifffe (replaced by 97/ 97a then 97/8)

 

26 city to beauchief

 

27 pond street to dyke-vale road (hackenthorpe) via arbourthorne/ manor top

 

28 city to herdings via east bank raod and newfield green (replaced by 47/8 extension)

 

30 woodhouse

 

31 lower walkley

 

32 see above(23)

 

33 shirecliffe to hemsworth

 

36 city to batemoor

 

38/9 upwell st/ margate drive area

 

41 hackenthorpe

 

42 grenoside to lowedges

 

43 city- jordanthorpe

 

47/48 city-shiregreen

 

51 lodge moor - herdings (changed to charnock from herdings)

 

52 handsworth -crookes

 

53 grenoside-lowedges

 

56 Wybourn circle

 

57 Stocksbridge

 

60 City- hallamshire hospital-fulwood (now the 40/41/2)

 

63- city-birley via manor top and base green discontinued, replaced with 94)

 

64- city-charnock (rebranded as no 6 which went from manor top to city via arbourthorne, then to darnall/ littledale)

 

65 Oughtibridge

69- sheffield to rotherham

 

70 circular norfolk park-manor top-darnall-attercliffe-city (was altered to 70/71/771, but replaced with the no 7 which did shirecliffe-darnall)

 

72 limited service (only a few a day, at peak hours) charnock

 

75/76 lowedges-sheffield lane top

 

77 parson cross high green

79 as above

80 high green

 

81/2/3/4 middlewood- bents green/ ecclesall

 

86 stannington

 

88 fulwood- hillsboro (can't remember all of route. think it turned to malin bridge on holme lane)

 

91/4/8 grenoside to handsworth/asda via arbourthorne manor, richmond college (discontinued, no replacement)

 

95 Intake- walkley

 

97 Nether Edge Hospital- southey green via longley

 

Number 5 southy green to attercliffe viaz Grimesthorpe :

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no 3 went to mosborough and clown

 

Which around the mid-eighties turned into the X53 and was listed as being a Fastline route in the timetables. This eventually became the 53 which it still is today.

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no 3 went to mosborough and clown

 

Wasn't the No.3 the outer circle with the No.2 going in the opposite direction?

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Wasn't the No.3 the outer circle with the No.2 going in the opposite direction?

 

That was the other number 3 - Sheffield transport who operated the outer circle. The other number 3 from Sheffield to Mansfield via Clowne was East Midlands, now Stagecoach Mansfield.

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