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Photos of Town Moor in Northumberland in England, United Kingdom
of Great Britain.
Photos of Town Moor in Northumberland in England
Northumberland, Town Moor Bus in June 1965
Chris Morgan informatively writes: This picture is of a Leyland
Atlantean bus of Newcastle Corporation Transport, first registered
is at the terminus for inbound Route 45 buses outside the Central
The old trolley bus wires still show on Neville Street outside
Newcastle Central Station. They were all removed in February 1966
(The Trolleybuses of Newcastle upon Tyne, T P Canneaux and N H
The bus is going to the Town Moor for The Hoppings (the biggest
fair in Britain – although Hull and Nottingham may disagree),
held each year in June, so this dates the picture to a day in June
The outbound 45 route went to Gosforth, so this must have been
a supplementary only going as far as Grandstand Road – where
there used to be a special turning point for fairground bound trolleybuses.
I can’t make out the words on the upper destination board
This is a rather rare picture, the trolleybuses ran on routes
31, 31A and 31B to Gosforth and were replaced by new Leyland Atlantean
buses in February 1964.
Prior to that date there were a number of duplicate trolleybuses
that ran to the Blue House corner where the Great North Road was
joined by Grandstand Road. A turning point was just around the
corner of Grandstand Road. I can't recall what numbers those trolleybuses
would have carried, probably 31.
From 1964 the 31, 31A and 31B routes were replaced by motor bus
routes 45, 46 and 47. The duplicate 45s ran to the Town Moor only
for a fairly short period of years, supplanted by the growing numbers
of car users. Even when they ran, it was only for one week a year,
Race Week, when the Tyneside Hoppings were on the Town Moor. Just
7 days, afternoon and evenings only, from Saturday to Saturday,
with no fair operating on Sunday.
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