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West Yorkshire PTE (Calderdale District) 4416, WVH416, a Leyland Titan PD3A/2 with Roe H39/31F body, new to Huddersfield Corporation (416) in 1963.
Transferred to Calderdale in 1974 it was withdrawn in 1978.
Having just branched off Towngate, Sowerby by the Star Inn (the white painted building in the background, though it may well have been renamed 'The Rushcart' by then) 4416 has begun to negotiate the more or less single track Dob Lane, which a short distance further along becomes Higham & Dob Lane, on its last leg up to Steep Lane. This could be a tricky section with a bus if you met anything larger than a moped coming the other way, and car parking by residents of cottages along the lane just beyond this point was a real headache with conductors often having to fold back the cars' wing mirrors and guide the driver through between the cars and the unforgiving drystone walls with only a hairsbreadth between. It was even worse once OMO'd ! Eventually this section was abandoned altogether when the circular minibus service started.
Photo taken by John Stringer, Tuesday 8 March 1977, Dob Lane, Sowerby
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