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Well spotted in Long Eaton anyway

 

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Back in the 50's when the trolley bus termini were at Trent Bridge and Wilford Bridge, did they stack the busses ready for the Saturday afternoon football turn out? I can't remember, but hardly anyone had a car and many of the away side supporters would need to get to Midlands or Vic stations, in addition to the thousands heading back to town or Bullwell etc..

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I'm not sure if there were ever any 'Football Specials' which went as far as Trent Bridge; I think people walked from the stations (anything from Vic would've gone to High Level) and/or the city centre.

 

There's lots of old photos showing a solid mass of people walking along London Road towards whichever ground, and even now on a match day it's quicker to walk along there than drive.

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Early eighties there were football specials from Trent bridge to town, if there were any spare drivers on Saturday afternoon. Not sure but I think they went to Market and Trinity square.

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I remember 'special' buses in the sixties which used to park up at the end of the embankment on match days. Not on the turn-round, on that stretch just through the gates. Not sure if they were trolleys though.

 

As CT says, the vast majority of the crowds went up London Rd and on Arky they often spilled on the road holding up traffic..

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43 minutes ago, TBI said:

I remember 'special' buses in the sixties which used to park up at the end of the embankment on match days. Not on the turn-round, on that stretch just through the gates. Not sure if they were trolleys though.

 

As CT says, the vast majority of the crowds went up London Rd and on Arky they often spilled on the road holding up traffic..

I'm pretty sure there were no trolley wires along Victoria embankment, just some down to Trent bridge depot.

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Correct BK, the trolley wires used to finished at Trent bridge end of the embankment, the other trolley wires were at the halfpenny bridge end of the embankment.

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Weren't there trolley wires from the works, down along to the end of Bunbury St and left on to the last section of the Embankment to the gates?

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The NCT football special buses ran from near the Dog and Partridge on Parliament St railway bridge if I remember rightly.

Convenient after a few beers.

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5 hours ago, TBI said:

Weren't there trolley wires from the works, down along to the end of Bunbury St and left on to the last section of the Embankment to the gates?

Yes, that was so the trollies could make their way on to the Trent bridge to bulwell market circuit (43). At the other end at half penny bridge would be 40 &47 to St Ann's. 

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There were exposed tram lines at ha'penny bridge too, I came of my bike when the front wheel dropped into one.

 

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Came off my bike after  coming out of Basford Gas works...on the Tram lines.......with sack of Coke on me Crossbar..............priced at 4/-

 

Edit    only did it once,,because us kids on Andover road used to walk the Railway line that ran along side gathering Coal that had fallen off the trucks.........Mam got me to do it.....Dad was a Railway man and woukd have gone mad..........

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Talking of coke, I once had a morning off school to get a quarter of coke from the yard on Faraday road opposite the the white horse. When standing at the bus stop for the 39, who should pass me on his bike but Mr. Sullivan, our maths and RE teacher ! Could hardly say I was ill when I went back to school. Oops !

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10 hours ago, Beekay said:

Yes, that was so the trollies could make their way on to the Trent bridge to bulwell market circuit (43). At the other end at half penny bridge would be 40 &47 to St Ann's. 

Yes BK, I can actually remember the wires, they went past the end of our street. It would have been easier than going up Turney St and having to turn and go round the island at the top. Not just the 43 though, 41, 45 and 46.

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Just as a sidetrack, last time I was up in Nottingham I did a sort of nostalgic tour of some of the routes I used to do, out of Bilborough depot. Everywhere I drove it was all sodding speed ramps !!! I pity the poor patient in an ambulance, especially one with back trouble. Did Nottingham get all their speed ramps in a job lot from a bizarre boot fare??

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Looks like the word & song players have woke up bored to death, here have something Nottingham. 

Have a good day, try & get yourselves outside today, it's later than you think :ph34r: 

 

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King Edward Street, Nottingham 1976

Former site of Central Market after it moved into the Victoria Centre & was being used as temporary parking for the Nottingham City Transport buses

Photo Credit : Robert Lee

 

 

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Also became a bus depot. Buses operating the Beeston & St Anns routes were based there. Named NCT Central Market Depot.

Did some there myself.

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Welcome back, Catfan.

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Just going back to enigmas photo, where did they keep the buses previously? I thought psd had plenty of space !

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Parliament Street Depot. Which at the time was getting a bit full. Central Market was only a temporary depot, I think they were planning the tram back then. Trent buses pulled out of Manvers Street which was owned by the council & NCT expanded there

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Just to add a bit o' colour.

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