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Halifax Corporation 88, DCP832, a Daimler CVG6 with Roe H33/28R body new in 1954 and later re-engined with a Leyland 0600 engine. Behind is 48, PJX48, a Leyland Titan PD2/37 with Weymann H36/28F body new in 1962.
The Dean Clough saga continues ! The chimneys have been demolished by now, and the flats in the background are completed.
Two buses with the same engine type, but the first preselector, the second synchromesh, emerge from Dean Clough towards Lee Bridge both on route 9 - the Daimler showing 'Cousin Lane' whilst the PD2 shows 'Raw Lane'.
Route 9 originally terminated at the junction of Cousin Lane and Bank Edge Road (showing 'Cousin Lane'), but as the adjacent Furness Estate was developed it was extended into the estate terminating at Furness Grove and returning around a loop in the estate, then later still extended to the top of the estate at the junction of Turner Avenue North and Raw Lane. It is likely that the Daimler had an older blind which had not been updated with 'Raw Lane'. When I first started as a full time driver with HPT I was on a rota that mostly covered the 9, though by that time the Daimlers were gone.
The road branching off from the newly installed traffic lights to the right is Corporation Street - a road built in the 1850's to provide an easier exit from the town towards Keighley, and this had been the route for trams until their demise in 1939. Some bus routes went this way, whilst others used Dean Clough. With the building of the Burdock Way inner relief road and Hebble Flyover in 1971-73, Corporation Street was cut off from the town centre and now exists as cul-de-sac from the bottom end leading into a car park.
I'll leave the cars to Richard and Eric, but must point out the magnificent Foden S20 dropside eight-wheeler.
Photo taken by John Stringer, late 1969/early 1970, Dean Clough
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