A Bus Ride Round Attercliffe

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

Mike Higginbottom runs heritage bus tours in collaboration with the South Yorkshire Transport Museum to provide a nostalgia experience which gives a top deck view of Sheffield’s historic places, with a detailed commentary and opportunities to visit unexpected sites of interest.

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.

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.

The cost of vehicle hire has risen by 50% since the first Bus Ride Round Attercliffe in April 2019, so the programme is indefinitely suspended until the price of diesel reduces to a level where it’s economically possible to resume tours. To receive an alert if and when that happens, please send contact details by e-mail to mike@mikehigginbottominterestingtimes.co.uk.

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

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 specific mobility needs when booking.

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.

The fare for the Bus Ride Round Attercliffe is £28.00 per person.

If you’d like to book places click here.  If you prefer not to use PayPal, please send a cheque for £28.00 per person, payable to Mike Higginbottom, to 63 Vivian Road, Sheffield, S5 6WJ.


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

For information about some of the historic buildings that survive in Attercliffe – and some that don’t – please click here.