SD8912 : Ashfield Road, Rochdale, Lancashire

taken 10 years ago, near to Rochdale, Great Britain

Ashfield Road, Rochdale, Lancashire
Ashfield Road, Rochdale, Lancashire
This is looking northwards from Deeplish Corner, and shows the junctions of Ashfield Road with Ventnor Street and Aubrey Street. The decorative brickwork on the terrace ends is of recent origin. The tilting bus stop sign is of significance - it states 'out of use'. There is no bus service whatever now into the Deeplish district. Interestingly enough, this is the route of Rochdale Corporation's very first bus service. Back in the 1920s, the corporation was a tramway operator, but trams would not have been suitable in Deeplish with its narrow roads and awkward street layout. So a motorbus service was started, and appropriately enough, was given service No 1. It ran for very many years, usually at a 10 minute frequency, surviving into the SELNEC and GMPTE eras (although renumbered). But now it has gone with only a few disused bus stops to recall its existence.
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Date Taken
Monday, 9 July, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 16 July, 2007
Category
Bus route (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 897 122 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:36.3754N 2:9.4282W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 897 121
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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