Looking At The Past

Apart from having a Flickr account and running this blog, I have been submitting images to the Geograph project since 2006. Whilst the majority of images are freshly taken the site welcomes historic images and I have been going through some of my old boxes of slides this week and uploading images that I felt were of interest historically. Let me share a few…

Lenzie Station - Taken in 1976, the buildings were demolished in the 1980s when the station was modernised.
Lenzie Station – Taken in 1976, the buildings were demolished in the 1980s when the station was modernised.
Eastfield TMD - 20117 sits on shed between duties in 1976.   A few class 20's remain in service but not this one.   Eastfield TMD which opened in 1904 was closed in 1992 and demolished.  It rose again from the ashes as a new maintenance  shed for the units on the Glasgow - Edinburgh route in 2004.
Eastfield TMD – 20117 sits on shed between duties in 1976. A few class 20’s remain in service but not this one. Eastfield TMD which opened in 1904 was closed in 1992 and demolished. It rose again from the ashes as a new maintenance shed for the units on the Glasgow – Edinburgh route in 2004.
A pair of 20's drift through Woodhouse Station - little has changed here - but the buildings are now painted a rather bright shade of red!
A pair of 20’s drift through Woodhouse Station – little has changed here since the shot was taken in 1976 – but the buildings are now painted a rather bright shade of red!
RML2300 at Henlys Corner - very close to home but a rare shot with Henlys Garage visible - the garage was demolished in 1989.   The 102 still runs but with Enviro 400's rather than Routemasters
RML2300 at Henlys Corner – very close to home but a rare shot with Henlys Garage visible – the garage was demolished in 1989 – the shot dates to 1980. The 102 still runs but with Enviro 400’s rather than Routemasters.
Alder Valley AEC Reliance 347 at Woking in 1976.   Alder Valley was a merger within the National Bus Company of the Thames Valley and Aldershot & District bus companies.   The colour chosen for the vehicles was NBC's poppy red.   Thames Valley's vehicles were Red & Cream,   This is an ex Aldershot 7 District vehicle displaying their Green & Cream livery.
Alder Valley Reliance 347. Alder Valley was a merger within the National Bus Company of the Thames Valley and Aldershot & District bus companies. The colour chosen for the vehicles was NBC’s poppy red. Thames Valley’s vehicles were Red & Cream, This is an ex Aldershot & District vehicle displaying their Green & Cream livery.
Passengers boarding a Bristol MW6G in Aberystwyth in 1976.
Passengers boarding a Bristol MW6G in Aberystwyth in 1976. The bus station area here has been completely rebuilt and is now separate from the road.
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8 Comments

    1. LoL Judith – Even recent history can seem like the dim and distant past unless it ignites the spark of recognition… Isn’t that the wonderful thing about those old photos we hid in the attic – Long forgotten pleasures rediscovered 🙂

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