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Last weekend I came back from Remagen and the coach dropped us off in time to get a bus at 11-30 pm which

reminded me of the days when they blew a whistle for the last bus in Pond Street. Was it at 11-45 or midnight?

then all the buses set off at once like the big exodus. I don't suppose there's any whistle blowing now, well not in Pond Street.

;-)

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Last weekend I came back from Remagen and the coach dropped us off in time to get a bus at 11-30 pm which

reminded me of the days when they blew a whistle for the last bus in Pond Street. Was it at 11-45 or midnight?

then all the buses set off at once like the big exodus. I don't suppose there's any whistle blowing now, well not in Pond Street.

;-)

....already mentioned in "Buses at Sheffield Bus Station " under Sheffield Transport. You may like post 8 !!!!! lol

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1983 bout right its the period that the nationals worked on the clipper they were replaced with the 2nd batch of bendi's these were C reg

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;-)

Thanks for that jmdee

Another great picture of Pond Street bus station, Park Hill flats and this time, due to the slightly different camera position further to the left of previous shots, a nice inclusion of the Queens Head.

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Thanks for that jmdee

Another great picture of Pond Street bus station, Park Hill flats and this time, due to the slightly different camera position further to the left of previous shots, a nice inclusion of the Queens Head.

The vantage point must have been on the balcony by the shops, just before one turned to go over the bridge to the bus station.

Is the pale liveried SYT bus, peeking out from behind the standard-liveried bus a "fastline"? (the one with the stylised seated figures on it)

I can see the old factory which became the housing offices beside the SUT building

Oh, and the photographer wants sacking ;-) ;-) there isn't a Mini in sight on that picture :(lollol ;-)

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(I demand a Mini be photoshopped into the picture, forth with! hehehe) ;-)

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The pale livered PTE bus (SYT didnt appear till 1986) is one of two metrobuses in save our services livery this lievery also appeared in other towns as well

Note how the national - single decker parked on pond hill - is in the latter livery with the brown across the back at the top earlier examples had it skirting the roof - suspect this may be one of the ex nottingham ones bought to replace the first batch of bendis

Note how the lettering for the housing department has been removed from the building above the queens head there fore the egg box town hall will open as the houseing dept moved into there

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The vantage point must have been on the balcony by the shops, just before one turned to go over the bridge to the bus station.

Is the pale liveried SYT bus, peeking out from behind the standard-liveried bus a "fastline"? (the one with the stylised seated figures on it)

I can see the old factory which became the housing offices beside the SUT building

Oh, and the photographer wants sacking ;-) ;-) there isn't a Mini in sight on that picture :(lollol;-)

... the "fastline" type liveries looked like pic 1 -before redesigned as pic 2 - Note the coach style seats .

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... the "fastline" type liveries looked like pic 1 -before redesigned as pic 2 - Note the coach style seats .

...fastline -NOT to be confused with "coachline" which looked like these.....

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Ponds Street Nora :rolleyes: As kids we all thought she was great always swearing, grandma didnt aprove, she always seemed to be running everwhere. lol

I remember her she had a big nose ,and wore white plimsoles.

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I remember her she had a big nose ,and wore white plimsoles.

A perfect discription pidd :rolleyes:

he he

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Pond St Nora was once given a right dressing down for swearing by "Bob" Tanner, the assistant chief inspector, ever after, she would stride up and down "C" platform, where the inspectors office was, shouting "I'll get you "F"xxxxxx Bob Tanner, it became a matter of great glee for us inspectors if we were working CBS when Nora and Bob were both in residence!

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Pond Street

Try this link, don't blink or you will miss it

Thought this clip could do with an airing, I have another one shortly

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A short film recording the building of Pond St in 1955/6

Great stuff, Health and Safety huh ? No hard hats, no scaffolding, no goggles just yer Grandfathers jacket and last years "best shirt".

I particularly like the headless painter around 1.46.

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Great stuff, Health and Safety huh ? No hard hats, no scaffolding, no goggles just yer Grandfathers jacket and last years "best shirt".

I particularly like the headless painter around 1.46.

Funny, I thought about the Health and Safety issues, the circular saw and the man laying paving slabs

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Right where do I start :to think this tempary bus station lasted 40 years, superb footage

THANK YOU

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A short film recording the building of Pond St in 1955/6

Another great piece of historic film here, - brilliant

Spoilt for me only by what appears to be a Bobby Knutt / Tony Capstick commentary at the beginning.

I don't particularly like their style and their "local accents" always sounds to me as though it is very much "put on" and doesn't sound that natural.

Some of us could have done a better commentary, but thankfully he had the sense to shut his gob after the first few seconds.

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What a great shot of the "Thrupenny Bit" Kiosk at the end of the clip.

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Hi

Here are a few photo's of buses in Pond Street,

Dates and information about the buses are unknown, sure somebody can provide info.

In picture 2 the bus to the rear is in South Yorkshire PTE livery, so it must be 1974 or later.

The Leyland Atlantean in picture 4 is fleet number 1352. This was changed to 222 in 1970, so the picture must pre-date then.

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Remember the escillators - that moving hand rail went faster than the stairs and was out of sinc! They didn't half make a racket, too...

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Remember the escillators - that moving hand rail went faster than the stairs and was out of sinc! They didn't half make a racket, too...

I can't remember that, I bet that was funny. Sounds like something out of a Carry On film. he he

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I can't remember that, I bet that was funny. Sounds like something out of a Carry On film. he he

Carry On Escalating ? :blink:

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