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Re: WHERE EXACTLY WAS PENDA'S WAY STATION ??

Posted: Fri 17 Nov, 2017 2:32 pm
by buffaloskinner
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Map from 1953 shows Penda's Halt.
It also reminded me that I had not heard mentioned the area called Stanks for many years, (think it was the number 40 to Stanks).
Notice that Barnbow is also not shown for security reasons.

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Re: WHERE EXACTLY WAS PENDA'S WAY STATION ??

Posted: Fri 17 Nov, 2017 7:33 pm
by jma
Funny how this type of thread brings the memories flooding back. Whenever we went to visit we went by bus, generally to Stanks, or was it Manston? I do remember that if we got the other one it was something of a hike. My father always preferred to travel by train rather than the bus where possible, so I was wondering why we didn't go by train and get off at this station. They were family on my mother's side and my father only went when he couldn't wriggle out of it eg Christmas.

Re: WHERE EXACTLY WAS PENDA'S WAY STATION ??

Posted: Fri 17 Nov, 2017 10:16 pm
by buffaloskinner
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If memory serves me correctly the number 40 bus went to Stanks and the other service (56?) went to Austhorpe, that's where the hike will have been from I think.

Re: WHERE EXACTLY WAS PENDA'S WAY STATION ??

Posted: Thu 10 May, 2018 10:37 pm
by peterg
The Stanks bus nÂș 40 was my regular means of transport for many years, first when still at Secondary school and then working, as mentioned in an earlier post. Its route unerwent several changes, first coming along Penda's Way, up Penda's Grove, along Manston Gardens, up Church Lane and down Barwick Road to Stanks. It was then curtailed to have its terminus at the top end of Penda's Grove and finally, at the time I left Leeds, the terminus was alongside the Community Centre. And it runs in my mind that before moving to the Penda's Way, etc route, it may have initially started running straight up Church Lane, bu 1945/46 are a long time ago and while i still have a very good mermory, more than a few things escape me.