A Bus Ride Round Attercliffe: April 19th 2020

£18.00

Sheffield Corporation Leyland Titan 687 (RWB 67) [Photo:  Doug Spencer]

Sunday April 19th 2020

Fare:  £18.00 per head

Depart:  Penny Black pub, Pond Hill, next to Sheffield Interchange – 2.00pm

Return:  Pond Hill – 5.00pm approximately

The Lower Don Valley was the powerhouse of Sheffield’s heavy steel industry and Attercliffe was where its workers lived.   Though many buildings have disappeared, what remains is a fascinating insight into the life of a once-thriving community.

This half-day tour with commentary uses a heritage Sheffield Corporation double-deck bus to explore sites in Attercliffe, Carbrook and Darnall dating from the seventeenth-century to the twenty-first.

The itinerary includes visits to locations that illustrate the dramatic changes that have taken place in the Valley – Carbrook Hall (c1620), the Zion Graveyard (opened 1805) and the English Institute of Sport (2003).

From the upper deck there’s a grandstand view, on and off the main roads, of industrial sites, schools, pubs, places of worship and sites associated with crimes, riots and the Blitz.

Riding in the sort of vehicle that replaced the trams in the 1950s is itself an experience because buses have changed so much in half a century.

Mike Higginbottom grew up in Attercliffe and has researched aspects of its fascinating history.

For more information about this tour, please click here.

 

Accessibility:

Places are limited so that everyone can have a top-deck seat, yet people with mobility and other impairments are very welcome to use the lower deck.

Please be aware that the Bus Ride uses a vintage vehicle which has no seatbelts. The steps on to the back platform and upstairs are steeper than on modern buses. Please discuss any special mobility needs when booking.

If you prefer not to use the PayPal button below, please send a cheque for £18.00 per person payable to Mike Higginbottom at 63 Vivian Road, Sheffield, S5 6WJ.

Contact:  0114-242-0951 or 07946-650672 or mike@mikehigginbottominterestingtimes.co.uk.

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