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Detailed history of the Birkenhead Corporation Motor Bus Undertaking and earlier enterprises

T. B. Maund

Detailed history of the Birkenhead Corporation Motor Bus Undertaking and earlier enterprises

by T. B. Maund

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Published by T. B. Maund .
Written in English


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Statementunpublished work by T. B. Maund.
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Detailed history of the Birkenhead Corporation Motor Bus Undertaking and earlier enterprises by T. B. Maund Download PDF EPUB FB2

Birkenhead Transport commenced operating on 12 July with a service from Rock Ferry to Birkenhead Park station, this service was extended to Moreton in the August of that year. The buses supplemented an earlier tram service. InBirkenhead on the Wirral Peninsula, had become the first town in Europe to operate a street was started by George Francis Service area: Birkenhead.

On the 17 th Julythe final service tram (No. 31) ran, marking the end of the tramway era in Birkenhead. Meanwhile the bus network had continued to expand. Inafter agreement with Crosville Motor Services had been reached, Corporation buses began to serve Arrowe Park, Upton and Moreton.

Birkenhead (/ ˌ b ɜːr k ən ˈ h ɛ d /) is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, Merseyside, England. Historically until in Cheshire, it is on the Wirral Peninsula, along the west bank of the River Mersey, opposite the city of the census, it had a population of 88, Birkenhead Priory and the Mersey Ferry were established in the 12th grid reference: SJ Buy A History of the Wallasey Corporation Motor Bus Undertaking: by Maund, T.

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In aroundBirkenhead Priory was established on the west bank of the Mersey. InEdward III granted permission for the monks to run a ferry across the river. Most people at this time lived in the old villages of Oxton and Claughton.

The Birkenhead population in was only The church was in ruins. The first horse drawn bus arrived in Upton in Marchthe bus ran to Claughton Village, but little is known about it. Inbuses departed from the Eagle and Crown for Woodside Ferry at am, pm and pm. A further bus, leaving at pm, ran to Birkenhead Park only.

Buses returned from Woodside at am, pm and pm. Birkenhead 10 entered service in January with Birkenhead Corporation Transport. It has bodywork by Massey Brothers of Wigan which had been a major supplier of bus bodies to Birkenhead for various chassis since From to Birkenhead had almost totally standardised on the Leyland PD2s with Massey bodywork.

History. InBirkenhead started the first street tramway in Britain, shortly before London. The Birkenhead Corporation Tramway company was formed through the acquisition of the Birkenhead United Tramways, Omnibus and Carriage Company on 31 Decemberand the Wirral Tramway Company on 8 Mayand the Birkenhead United Tramways Company on 24 Locale: Chester.

Wallasey Corporation exercised its option to acquire the undertaking (under the Act) inalthough delays meant that the actual completion date was 30 th Marchon which date Wallasey took over operation of the horse tramway and seven cars (the Milnes double-deckers ofwhich, by this time had been re-numbered 6, 7 and 11/10/16 – Such is the stuff of legend!!.

When Southampton Citybus, as it had become by then, fitted tanks on the roof to G prefix Dennis Darts, and First Group provided some N prefix ones, locals asked drivers why these tanks were appearing.

Wallasey Corporation exercised its option to acquire the undertaking (under the Act) inalthough delays meant that the actual completion date was 30th Marchon which date Wallasey took over operation of the horse tramway and seven cars (the Milnes double-deckers ofwhich, by this time had been re-numbered 6, 7 and ).

Birkenhead is a large town on the eastern flank of the Wirral Peninsula, easy to explore with a vehicle from Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

It faces Liverpool across the River Mersey and has a long maritime heritage; to this day, shipbuilding continues in the area. Birkenhead Park dates from the s and was the first public park of its kind in the UK.

The building was demolished and the post office was built on the site. There are pictures of the depot in T B Maund's book 'The Birkenhead Bus'.

Incidentally, the depot was built in and replaced an earlier depot on the same site which had been first used for horse drawn trams. Crosville did also have a depot in New Ferry, near the Toll Bar. Birkenhead was originally only a township within the parish of Bidston.

In the Birkenhead Improvement Commission was set up for the growing town. In Birkenhead became a corporation, and in a County Borough head County Borough Council was abolished in when Wirral Borough Council was established.

The Birkenhead local. A complete history of the Bus Garages and Outstations, Tram And Trolleybus Depots of Major Operators in Wales. is the complete history of the bus garages, outstations, tram depots etc. of the Major Operators in Wales and Crosville in England.

Records begin in with horse buses, and run through to August   A book called The Wallasey Bus by TB Maund mentions the story but goes on to say that the buses were painted a pale shade of yellowish green usually referred to locally as 'sea green' but the colours were officially 'primrose green and cream' The book also states that the buses were painted in the same colour scheme as the earlier trams so you.

Some Details of the Large New Works and Repair Shops Erected by the Municipality. OrIN Wednesday of last week tho of Transport officially opened the new works at Edge Lane, Liverpool, of the Liverpool Corporation tramways and motorbus undertaking and on the occasion of the opening ceremony a neat brochure was distributed giving some idea of the design and.

Scenes of Birkenhead Corporation Buses and Mersey Electric Railcars from Taken by Mike Reynolds More images available from BIRKENHEAD ENGINE EXCHANGE LTD - Free company information from Companies House including registered office address, filing history, accounts, annual return, officers, charges, business activity.

RE: List Of Bus Routes Wirral October (14/06/ ) moreton Wrote: I know back in the day Wallasey Transport/Merseyside Transport ran the 31 (later or ) ran through the Wallasey tunnel to Liverpool but what were the first buses routes to run through the Birkenhead tunnel.In the Wirral, the Crosville buses connect up with the Wallasey and Birkenhead Corporation tramway services, and thus a network of communication of great public utility and convenience is provided.

Excluding the services of M. Pye just taken over. the Crosville Motor Bus Co., operate independently miles of bus routes, which serve towns.Rating history and distribution. Add a review. Pictures. Photos of Prenton Motor Co.

No photos posted yet Be the first to post a photo! Add a photo. Parking near. Church Road, Church Road, Birkenhead, CH42 0LB ( miles) Turner street, Turner Street, Birkenhead, CH41 2UD ( miles) Pyramids Multistorey, Grange Road, Birkenhead, CH41 2RA 2/5(1).