Bank holiday buses – and homage to Harold Wilson :
As usual for the bank holiday (this coming Monday), local buses are a little different with just the 236/7 and 61 running and back for the summer season the 951.
For us locally (on Gamesley) it means that there will be no normal buses with just the Glossop Local Link service running, which you need to book in advance – click here for details and information on how to book.
Elsewhere across Glossopdale on the 236/7 (Glossop to Ashton) is running to Sunday times, with the 61 (Glossop to Buxton) also running to Sunday times. You can view details by clicking here (local bus services).
Also returning for the summer season from tomorrow (Saturday 28th May) and allowing an easy way to pay homage to Harold Wilson in is the 951 run this year by Ladies Only Travel in their first venture into Derbyshire that runs from Glossop to Huddersfield and back on Saturday’s, Sundays and Bank Holidays until (and including) the August Bank Holiday on Monday 31st August.
The first bus to Huddersfield leaves Glossop at 8.55 and takes just under an hour to reach Huddersfield, going over Holme Moss and via Holmfirth, with the last bus leaving Huddersfield at 5.20pm (on Saturdays – 5.00pm on Sunday’s / Bank Holidays) and Glossop at 6.20pm (on Saturdays – 6.10pm on Sunday’s / Bank Holidays– full timetable details available by clicking here (Glossop to Huddersfield).
Why – you may ask would you be paying homage to Harold Wilson ? – well aside from him founding the Open University, this year March 2016 marks the triple anniversary of Harold Wilson – 100 years since his birth, 50 years since he won his most impressive election victory in 1966 and 40 years since his shock resignation in 1976, and his home town of Huddersfield includes amongst other charms an impressive statue in the forecourt of Huddersfield Station as pictured above.