Hyde Name Origins.

The name "HYDE" is derived from the hide, a measure of land for taxation purposes, taken to be that area of land necessary to support a peasant family. In later times it was taken to be equivalent to 120 acres .
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Monday, 6 June 2011

UCP & The Number 15 Bus

Thanks to Susan Jaleel

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A great photo of the number 15 bus driving past the UCP shop and cafe on the corner of Hamnett Street and Market Place.. sadly umdated as yet.

Anyone remember where the number 15 went?

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

according to a list found on the web, this was one of ten buses introduced in 1939 and withdrawn in 1956.

Dave Hamilton

david3599 said...

No 15 bus ran to Shaw hall the bay horse pub top end of Newton as it says on the front of the bus

Hydonian said...

Thanks David :)
What was the route though and where did it start ?
I could see Shaw Hall but didn't know the exact route.

Dave Williams said...

It looks as if it says 'via Newton St' on the route indicator. There's a photo of a no. 15 bus turning out of Talbot Road in the Tameside Image Archive which suggests that the route went: Newton Street-Lodge Lane-Ashton Road-Talbot Road, but it does say 'circular route' on the Tameside photo so presumably that involved running also along Victoria Street.

Dave Williams said...

Just checked the link I gave and it doesn't work, so try this instead.

Pete Maugham said...

I used to catch the No.15 home from school in the early 70's. It used to go up Clarendon Road past the Grammar School, Victoria Street, Talbot Road, Ashton Road and back down Clarendon Road. They used to alternate which way they did the circular part of the route.

Tom said...

I forgot that when Susan sent in this picture she also sent in information with it.
Susan informed me me that this SHMD bus at corner of Hamnett Street [note the UCP on the left]. The route of this bus service was circuitous - one left Hyde via Clarendon Road and Victoria Street, passing Newtonhurst and the Rexine {ICI} and returned to Hyde centre via Talbot Road, Bennett Street, Old Road and Newton Street. The other bus did the same route in reverse.

Colin Critchlow said...

The Shaw hall No 15 bus ran 10min schedules alternating on two differant routes, Ashton road or Victoria St.
The buses were always on time and an inspecter often boarded to check your tickets.
Five standing were allowed and smoking on upper deck only.
later the buses were replaced by utility types with wooden seats.

Colin said...

The no 15 Shaw Hall bus didnt go down either Old Road, Bennett street or Newton St.
It took alternating routes from Hammnet St via Clarendon St, Clarendon Rd, Ashton Road, Talbot Road, Victoria St, and back to Hyde via Clarendon road.

Tom said...

Hi Colin
great bit of information there...

Colin said...

The Stalybridge Bridge bus stop was on Clarendon Street near the Hippodrome Theatre.
Its route was Newton St,Old road, and Bennet St before turning left at the Cheshire Cheese in Newton and continuing on to Stalybridge.
The Manchester No8 bus was boarded in Greenfield St, and the Stockport one was directly facing the town hall

Tom said...

Thank you for the information Colin.. every little helps.

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