IF there a soft spot for Huddersfield’s trolley buses (1933-1968) in your heart this edition of All Our Yesterdays will be right up your street.

But we have to confess that trolleybuses – and, on occasion, other items of local public transport – are a vehicle to take another nostalgic look this week at some of the vanished or radically altered features of urban landscape of Huddersfield and district.

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.

Thus it is that an in situ photograph of a working trolleybus usually offers a background of local history: a radically re-sculpted upper Westgate, for instance, as in the picture above.

When the last trolleybus, No 623, was decommissioned in 1968, principally because cheap petrol and diesel made motor buses a (temporarily) more economical proposition, thousands lined the route to wave it goodbye.

One fan was David Smithies of Oakes, whose extensive collection of photographs, mostly from the 1960s, forms the basis of this week’s adventure into the past.

For more Huddersfield memories and images from years gone by go to our nostalgia section.