A Bus Ride Round Attercliffe, June 18th 2023
Sunday June 18th 2023
Fare: £28.00 per person
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 (subject to confirmation) 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.
If you’d like to book places please order using the ‘Add to basket’ button below. 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.
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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.