Eltham High Street at Christmas

Metrobus route 233 in Eltham High Street on 2 December 2001. This is a Sunday and Christmas shopping is in full swing. This is outside Eltham Library. The scene in the High Street has changed a lot since the library was opened in 1906 with the assistance of Andrew Carnegie. In those days the buses would have been powered by horse, and the road was a narrow village street with more private houses than shops.
Photograph. John King.

Another photograph of the same bus as above at the stop outside the Electric Café in Eltham High Street. Aptly named this building, in the days of Municipal enterprise was the showrooms of the Woolwich Borough Council Electricity Undertaking, it was opened in 1931.
2 December 2001.
Photograph. John King.

Eltham High Street on the afternoon of 27 December 2000. The bus in the picture  is on service 321. New Cross, Lewisham, Lee, Eltham, New Eltham, Sidcup, and Foots Cray. It is a Dennis Dart with Plaxton Pointer body work, designated type is LDP. service 321 is run by London Central. 

Photograph. John King.

VN 86.   R86 XNO on route 160 going to Catford Garage. This is the only daily service served by double deck buses which traverse Eltham High Street. Route The only other buses are school services 660 and 624 which only run a couple of buses a day. The 160 runs via, Catford, Eltham Green, Middle Park, Eltham, New Eltham, Chislehurst, Queen Mary's Hospital, and Sidcup Station. It is operated by Stagecoach Selkent. 

The 160 started service on 8 May 1938, from Catford to Welling via Westhorne Avenue, Kings Ground and Eltham.
2 December 2001
Photograph. John King.

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