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« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2021, 10:09:10 am »

I assumed that was the beginning and why the loop only had the bitterne avenue stop. The Bird’s estate or City Road might have been a more appropriate name for the terminus. The 33 did make it into the Bird’s estate but retained the destination Turnham’s Farm. Withdrawn a few years later after causing a fair bit of damage to t roads, verges and trees.
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« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2021, 11:19:58 am »

I am enjoying the nostalgia of this thread, but it has drifted a long way away from the headline topic.

Moderators - can we have a Tilehurst Bus Nostalgia thread please? Grin
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« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2021, 12:48:42 pm »

At the risk of broadening it out into "Bus Naming Nostalgia"...

The main bus stop in Shildon in County Durham has always been called the Hippodrome.  The fascinating website about old cinemas tells me (http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/26543) that the Hippodrome cinema opened in 1911 and closed in 1962, becoming a bingo club. That continued until 1993, but it was demolished in 1994.
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« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2021, 02:26:39 pm »

At the risk of broadening it out into "Bus Naming Nostalgia"...

The main bus stop in Shildon in County Durham has always been called the Hippodrome.  The fascinating website about old cinemas tells me (http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/26543) that the Hippodrome cinema opened in 1911 and closed in 1962, becoming a bingo club. That continued until 1993, but it was demolished in 1994.


And this is why I like bus stop names to remain the same much like street names that nod to the past. Although perhaps bus terminal names is a bit too confusing for many.
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« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2021, 02:11:48 am »

I am enjoying the nostalgia of this thread, but it has drifted a long way away from the headline topic.

Moderators - can we have a Tilehurst Bus Nostalgia thread please? Grin

This thread HAS now been split off from http://www.passenger.chat/25230 ....
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« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2021, 03:53:43 pm »

At least Turnhams Farm was used - going through the two Reading blinds I have there are a myriad of places that never were.  Probably added when Reading Buses had plans to expand.  A few local destinations in town that never saw use - but also the likes of Aylesbury, Milton Keynes and High Wycombe.



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« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2021, 05:17:26 pm »

Just out of interest, as I had never heard of Turnham's Farm before seeing this thread, is there any connection between it and Turnham Green in Chiswick? If Turnham's Farm derives its name from someone called Turnham, the likelihood is that they will have originally have derived their name from Turnham Green, which was one of the original villages in the Chiswick area before it became developed.
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« Reply #22 on: July 22, 2021, 07:50:22 pm »

There is a sort of connection. For a short while a few Reading buses had Turnham’s Green on their blinds in error.
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« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2021, 06:20:02 am »

Off topic (!) but am I the only one who thinks of "Turnham Green" as being the place where proponents of taking action against climate change live?
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« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2021, 07:12:36 am »

In the first couple of years I was at Reading Transport a couple of the former London line MCW’s had Turnham’s Wood on the blinds. I think the earliest Delta’s dot matrix had just Bitterne Avenue. I also recall a few random blinds which had short turns that couldn’t be done and places for obvious expansion that never occurred. Hyde End Road Circular is one I remember.
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