epw031063 ENGLAND (1929).  Parrs Wood Bus Depot, Didsbury, 1929. This image has been affected by flare.


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    Title [EPW031063] Parrs Wood Bus Depot, Didsbury, 1929. This image has been affected by flare.
    Reference EPW031063
    Date October 1929
    Place name DIDSBURY
    Parish
    District
    Region
    Country ENGLAND
    Easting / Northing 385468,  390470
    Longitude / Latitude -2.2186396008524,  53.410581604468
    National Grid Reference SJ855905
    Image size (px)
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    Pins (18)

     A tram on the tram tracks.

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    John Wass
    Saturday 14th of January 2017 07:35:16 PM
     The tower survived demolition and still exists

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    Industrygeek
    Tuesday 12th of April 2016 08:23:11 PM
     Manchester Education Authority Rural Studies Centre during 1950's and 60's. Great Saturday morning club for kids, loved it. Learned loads about plants, vegs, allotments, bees, wildlife, rural crafts and arts and we even entered Platt Fields Show - anything for a day off school. Played hare & hounds through the woods to the river. If too wet outdoors, black and white movies in the barn!

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    JB
    Monday 6th of October 2014 04:22:26 PM
     Coal yard access road

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    JB
    Monday 6th of October 2014 04:09:39 PM
     THIS TRIANGULAR PLOT ORIGINALLY BELONGED TO THE GROUNDS OF PARRS WOOD HOUSE (OFF PICTURE ON RIGHT). IT BECAME SEPARATED WHEN KINGSWAY WAS BUILT. THE CORPORATION TOOK IT OVER AND TURNED IT INTO A FORMAL GARDEN. NOW A LITTLE TATTY.

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    tony.g
    Friday 3rd of May 2013 11:11:29 PM
     The new Manchester Metrolink station Parrs Wood/East Didsbury has been built here. The new tram line follows the old railway line from the left (from Manchester) and terminates here due to building on the line to the right. No indication of when the new tram service will be open.

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    totoro
    Tuesday 18th of December 2012 10:53:02 PM
     Styal loop railway line (Manchester-Wilmslow, bypassing Stockport)

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    John Ellis
    Friday 14th of December 2012 08:20:59 PM
     Grounds of Parrs Wood House

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    John Ellis
    Sunday 21st of October 2012 03:48:25 PM
     Parrs Wood Bus Depot. (Now Tesco store & car park)

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    TheBlueCube
    Friday 19th of October 2012 05:05:07 PM
    Pretty sure that the clock on the corner of Kingsway and Parrswood Lane is an original retained feature of the bus depot building

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    petegarv
    Wednesday 25th of September 2013 02:35:52 PM
     Garage with interesting petrol pumps and sign.

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    Class31
    Friday 19th of October 2012 12:31:41 AM
     Signal at clear.

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    Class31
    Friday 19th of October 2012 12:30:51 AM
     Parrs Wood Lane

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    Class31
    Friday 19th of October 2012 12:30:17 AM
     Parrs Wood Avenue

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    Class31
    Friday 19th of October 2012 12:25:16 AM
     LMS (ex Midland Railway)line

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    Class31
    Friday 19th of October 2012 12:24:39 AM
    Manchester (Central)-Cheadle Heath/Stockport (Tiviot Dale)-Derby-London (St Pancras). Closed as part of the Beeching cuts 1967 (passenger) 1970 (goods).

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    John Ellis
    Friday 14th of December 2012 08:27:45 PM
     Kingsway A34

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    Class31
    Friday 19th of October 2012 12:23:25 AM
     Tram tracks

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    Class31
    Friday 19th of October 2012 12:22:51 AM
     East Didsbury Station

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    Class31
    Friday 19th of October 2012 12:21:03 AM
     Wilmslow Road

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    Class31
    Friday 19th of October 2012 12:19:26 AM

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    User Comment Contributions

    Thanks everyone for the pins and comments, they really help to sort out the location. We can update the catalogue and will post the correct location data here in due course. Great job.



    Yours, Katy

    Britain from Above Cataloguing Team Leader

    Katy Whitaker
    Wednesday 24th of October 2012 12:39:00 PM
    Straight dual-carriageway is Kingsway with tram tracks on the central reservation. Trams ran from the terminus here at Parrs Wood to Manchester. The parallel railway is part of the Style Line from London Road station designed to bypass Stockport. The railway line crossing it at right angles is part of the Midland main line from Derby to Manchester Central. This bit is between Heaton Mersey and Didsbury stations.

    Disney
    Sunday 21st of October 2012 03:35:59 PM
    This is the junction of Kingsway (A34) / Parrs Wood Road / Wilmslow Road. East Didsbury Station is bottom left & the large building in the centre is Parrs Wood Bus Depot. The bus depot was demolished around 1980 & replaced with a Tesco store. The landmark clock tower at the right end/corner of the depot building was retained as part of the re-development.

    TheBlueCube
    Friday 19th of October 2012 05:13:13 PM
    View looking north.

    Class31
    Friday 19th of October 2012 12:22:22 AM