TROLLEYBUSES will always have a special place in the hearts of
Huddersfield people who remember them with great fondness.
Now, thanks to David Smithies from Oakes who has a huge range of trolleybus photographs dating back to the early 1960s, people can travel back in time on them in today's All Our Yesterdays.
Trolleybuses were introduced in Huddersfield as a cheap alternative to trams and largely followed the same routes.
The network included 140 vehicles and 40 miles of roadway, reaching out as far as Brighouse, Marsden and West Vale.
The last trolleybus, 623, ran for the final time in 1968, principally because cheap petrol and diesel made motor buses a more economical proposition. Thousands lined the route to wave it goodbye. These photographs will take you back to that bygone era but look beyond the buses and you will see snapshots of Huddersfield and its
surrounding districts. Some have remained remarkably similar yet most have changed almost beyond recognition.
You'll also notice how quiet the roads seemed and parking certainly didn't seem to be a problem in those days. Times certainly have changed.