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Stagecoach: Celebrating 100 Years of Princess Road

Produced to celebrate the 100th year of the Princess Road depot, the book is a stunning pictorial history of local transport, compiled from images supplied by people from across the region. It traces the history of the last century of transport around Manchester, and how the region has evolved.

Created with submissions from local people following an appeal in the local press in 2009 it tells a pictorial story of how the depot and the vehicles it has housed over the past century, alongside real photos from real people who have contributed to transport over the years.

Contributors include Hazel Grove resident, Edna Power, who donated a photo of her father, Manchester Corporation Transport Chief Fire Officer, Mr. Robert John Maun, aboard tram number 1007. The photograph was taken as Manchester’s last tram was arriving at Hyde Road depot, before being burned.

Eric Herbert, of Urmston also donated a photo of his mother alongside a team of cleaners who kept public transport in pristine condition, and played a huge part in maintaining a sense of normality throughout the ‘Manchester blitz’.

All proceeds of the book will be donated to Stagecoach Manchester’s nominated charity, Moss Side-based Manchester Young Lives.  This organisation, offers youth work, educational and training programmes to children and young people in some of the most disadvantaged areas of Manchester.

The book is on sale now price £7 from the following retail outlets:

The Chorlton Bookshop, 506, Wilbraham Road, Manchester, Lancashire. M21 9AW. Tel. 0161 881 6374

Ian Allan Bookshop, 5 Piccadilly Station Approach, Manchester, M1 2GH. Tel. 0161 237 9840

The Museum of Transport, Boyle Street, Manchester, Lancashire M8 8UW. Tel. 0161 205 2122


The book can also be purchased direct from Stagecoach:

By post
Please send a cheque made payable to “Stagecoach Manchester” for £7.72 ( £7 plus 72p for postage) to Book Offer, Head Office, Stagecoach Manchester, Hyde Road, Manchester, M12 6JS

By Phone
Please phone 0161 273 3377 between 08:00 and 16:00 Monday to Friday, to pay by credit/debit card (price £7.72 including postage).

In Person
At our Head Office, Hyde Road, Manchester between 08:00 and 16:00, Monday to Friday.