A Bus Ride Round Attercliffe: September 29th 2019 (morning)


Sheffield Corporation Leyland Titan 687 (RWB 67)

The Bus Rides round Attercliffe are not possible while social-distancing restrictions are in place. 

If you’d like to be alerted when they resume, please contact mike@mikehigginbottominterestingtimes.co.uk


Depart:  Penny Black pub, Pond Hill, next to Sheffield Interchange – 10.00am

Return:  Pond Hill – 1.00pm 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 has developed from the April and June Bus Rides to include new opportunities to visit historic locations:  as well as the Zion Graveyard (opened 1805) and the English Institute of Sport (opened 2003) it now includes a visit to the oldest building in the Valley, Carbrook Hall (c1820), now an unusually fine Starbucks coffee-shop.

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

For more information about this tour, please click here.



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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