Below is a selection of bus and Tram photos and postcards sent to us by Susan Jaleel.
Underneath are the descriptions !!
The No.4 on its return to Hyde from Mossley. It's just crossing Bennett Street bridge, where Flowery Field Station is now.
The No.15 bus [SHMD] leaving Hamnett Street for Shaw Hall via Victoria
Street. How lovely to get just a little peep of the late, lamented UCP
on the left hand corner of the street.
The No.19 tram stopped at the market. There was some query about who
ran the 19 recently on the Blog, but it isnt easy to pick out the livery
on a black and white photo! Also on the same posting, someone asked
about the attractive building which stood where Natwest/Boots is now.
It was the District Bank and on this shot
of the tram it's possible to see a bit more of that building.
Tram climbing the Gerrards towards the Grapes. Someone has written on
the reverse of the postcard "Stockport car in SHMD territory [Hyde]",
whatever that means!
Tram at the bottom of the Gerrards. Just see how clearly the chapel spire can be seen without the trees of today.
These trams waiting at the market are from a "scenes of yesteryear"
modern card, entitled "Memories of Stockport". The date is given as
1938, and the caption is Trams wait to leave for Manchester, Edgeley and
Gee Cross. The Norfolk Arms is clear to see in the left background
and, of course, the roof of the Midland Bank.
Many, many thanks, Susan.
You are doing a sterling job supplying us with great photographs and information !