101 Bus Direction Signs: A Tameside Garage Oddity (Part One)

A Down Our Streets serialised photo special

If you’ve travelled around the Tameside, Oldham and Saddleworth areas by bus, you may have noticed these objects attached to lamp posts along the way:

01 Dukinfield, Albion Hotel (W-bound)
The plaque which started it all for me: this specimen outside the Albion Hotel stop, Dukinfield.

In an orange or white background, a number of direction signs were placed at key junctions along Greater Manchester Transport’s bus routes. The bulk of which in the Tameside and Saddleworth areas which started appearing in 1977-78. Continue reading “101 Bus Direction Signs: A Tameside Garage Oddity (Part One)”