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Old No 7 Crowhill bus
« on: September 15, 2009, 10:12 PM »
I don't normally look at the bus postcards on eBay, but this brought back memories. A great shot of the No7 Crowhill bus outside Ashton Market, the description says it was withdrawn in 1963, I must have travelled on it with my mum.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Bus-Photo-Ashton-under-Lyne-Guy-Arab-No-FTE-885_W0QQitemZ140345395891QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Collectables_Bus_CoachCollectables_SM?hash=item20ad3ccab3&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

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Re: Old No 7 Crowhill bus
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2009, 11:00 PM »
It's fascinating what comes up if you do a search for 'Ashton Under Lyne' on Flea-bay. ;)
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Re: Old No 7 Crowhill bus
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2009, 12:07 AM »
And, of course, the old No 7 route from Crowhill to Ashton, Hurst Cross and Hazelhurst became the 337.

For the benefit of those who have moved away, these days the 337 only runs between Crowhill and Ashton, although it also goes to the Leech Homes estate at the end of Richmond Street but misses out Katherine Street. The Hazelhurst part is covered by the 38/39 Circular which goes via Kings Road one way or Palace Road the other way.
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Re: Old No 7 Crowhill bus
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2009, 12:40 AM »
Yay! Thanks Vanessa, that's my Bus - I lived on Crowhill.  Really good to remember where its stop was next to the Market.
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Re: Old No 7 Crowhill bus
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2009, 08:55 AM »
I remember the No. 7 stopping and turning round at a wooden shelter opposite Weymouth House where King's Road splits and goes up an non metalled road(in the past to the former Golf Club House) just before Rosehill Road as you come up King's Road from the Cross. The fare was a princely one old penny circa 1960. Going upstairs was an adventure if you didn't almost choke to death with the smoke!

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Re: Old No 7 Crowhill bus
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2009, 06:18 PM »
I remember the No. 7 stopping and turning round at a wooden shelter opposite Weymouth House where King's Road splits and goes up an non metalled road(in the past to the former Golf Club House) just before Rosehill Road as you come up King's Road from the Cross. The fare was a princely one old penny circa 1960. Going upstairs was an adventure if you didn't almost choke to death with the smoke!

Burlington -  At that fork, it's Weymouth Rd to the right, and the continuation of Kings Rd to the left, up the unadopted dirt track. Didn't know the Hazlehurst bus numbers had changed.  Denise  8)
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Re: Old No 7 Crowhill bus and the rest
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2009, 11:04 PM »
No 1
No-2
No-3
No-4
No-5
No-6 Glossop
No-7 Crowhill
No-8
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Re: Old No 7 Crowhill bus and the rest
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2009, 11:23 PM »
OK, I'll play  ;)
No 1
No-2
No-3
No-4
No-5  Ashton to Droylsden (Butchers Arms)
No-6  Manchester (Lower Mosely St IIRC) - Glossop Limited Stop
No-7  Crowhill to Ashton, Hurst Cross and Hazelhurst
No-8
No-9
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Re: Old No 7 Crowhill bus
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2009, 01:08 AM »
No 9 was Ashton to Oldham ..No 8 was Stalybridge to Oldham , going down Lees Rd , very convenient for me , as it stopped outside St Christophers .I loved the No5 it went from Smallshaw at the top of our road , down Smallshaw lane ,   then through Ashton , down Haymarket Lane , through really nice country side to Droylsden . My brother and I would sit upstairs at the front , great fun ...if I,m wrong tell me cos my memory,s not that great these days !!!
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Re: Old No 7 Crowhill bus
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2009, 02:01 AM »
Nothing wrong with your memory Pam, it was originally a single decker but when they put the double  deckers on it got mildly exciting (for a kid) going round the tight bends at Littlemoss and the top of Daisy Nook and narrowly missing all the houses  :)
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Re: Old No 7 Crowhill bus
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2009, 06:28 AM »
Hi
            Wasn't there a single decker trolley bus used to go up to Waterloo I think that was the one my Dad cxalled it "the Flying Pig"   herby

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Re: Old No 7 Crowhill bus
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2009, 10:49 AM »
no 1 smallshaw circular  no 3 hurst circular no4 mossley dont know no 2  :D

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Re: Old No 7 Crowhill bus
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2009, 11:11 AM »
List of routes from 1969, with what happened to them:

 1  Smallshaw Circular, Ashton - Broadoak - Hurst Cross - Mossley Road - Ashton  (now 331)
 1  Ashton - Dukinfield - Audenshaw (SHMD)  (now part of 335)
 2  Ashton - Lords Field - Vicarage Road - Gambrel Bank  (became part of 332, now part of 395/6)
 3  Hurst Circular, Ashton - Mossley Road - Hurst Cross - Broadoak - Ashton  (now 333)
 4  Ashton - Waterloo - Park Bridge  (no longer a route)
 5  Oakfold - Smallshaw Lane - Ashton - Taunton Road - Newmarket Road - Droylsden (Butchers Arms)  (Oakfold - Ashton now part of 393, Ashton - Droylsden now part of 168/169)
 6  Manchester (Lwr Mosley St) - Droylsden - Ashton - Stalybridge - Glossop (Limited Stop) (now 236/237)
 7  Crowhill - Ashton - Hurst Cross - Hazelhurst (became 337, then A1. now Crowhill - Ashton 337, Ashton - Hazelhurst 38/39)
 8  Oldham - Hurst Cross - Cockbrook - Stalybridge  (now 408 from Shaw, detourng via St Albans Ave, Broadoak Rd)
 9  Ashton - Waterloo - Hathershaw - Oldham - Rochdale  (now 409)
10/10A Ashton - Dukinfield (SHMD)  (became 340/241, now 41)
11  Brushes - Copley - Stalybridge - Park Road - Ashton - Crescent Road - Lodge Lane - Newton (SHMD) (Now parts of 348 and 346)
11A   Ashton - Dukinfield (SHMD)  (no longer a route)
14  Ashton - Mossley Road - Top Mossley (SHMD)  (now part of 350)
30/31  Ashton - Dukinfield - Hyde - Stockport - Edgeley  (now 330)
127/128  Ashton - Guide Bridge - Denton - Haughton Green  (now 347)
153  Manchester (Stevenson Sq) - Ashton - Stalybridge - Carrbrook (Limited Stop)  (no longer a route)
154  Ashton - Heyrod - Bottom Mossley - Greenfield - Uppermill (SHMD/North Western) (now part of 353/354)
154A  Ashton - Heyrod - Bottom Mossley - Micklehurst (SHMD)  (now part of 350)
216  Manchester (Stevenson Sq) - Droylsden - Ashton - Stalybridge (now 216 Picc - Ashton)
218  Manchester (Piccadilly) - Openshaw - Ashton - Stalybridge  (now part of 217/218)
219  Manchester (Piccadilly) - Openshaw - Guide Bridge - Ashton  (same)
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Re: Old No 7 Crowhill bus
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2009, 11:25 AM »
hi martin i sure the no 4 use to be the mossley bus it use to go from fletcher street ashton i know there was a shmd that went to mossley from st michaels square that was before there was a ashton bus station  :)

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Re: Old No 7 Crowhill bus
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2009, 01:53 PM »
Sorry, Greeny - my information is correct and comes from the book "A History of Public Transport in Ashton under Lyne".

I have also just checked it with a 1971 SELNEC timetable which I somehow still have, and the route numbers are still the same.

The list was a list of bus routes in Ashton, and the bus from Ashton to Top Mossley was the 14 in 1969 and 1971. There was a number 4 to Top Mossley, but it was an SHMD bus from Hyde, via Dukinfield, Stalybridge and Micklehurst (now the 343 route), not coming into Ashton at all, so not included in the list.

The Ashton No 4 to Park Bridge only ran 4 times a day, but 6 times on Saturday!
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