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Postby Jogon » Tue 23 Apr, 2013 4:13 pm

http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?reso ... SPLAY=FULL Now covered road just visible(soz phill, drifting off thread)
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Postby Phill_dvsn » Tue 23 Apr, 2013 5:25 pm

Jogon wrote: (soz phill, drifting off thread) It's all good, I still haven't worked out how this road, bus stop layout worked after all these years
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Postby mhoulden » Tue 23 Apr, 2013 6:42 pm

There's one of cliffordstead's photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/cliffordstead/5500065540/ (won't let me embed a photo) which I think shows the road. The vacant lot/car park is now Morrisons. Between it and the multistorey car park is a T junction for a road. This seems to curve round and come out opposite what is now Yates Wine Lodge. On Street View the entrance to this road would be roughly where the Shop Mobility place is here: http://goo.gl/maps/6aWob and the exit would be the ramp here: http://goo.gl/maps/006yR
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Postby uncle mick » Tue 23 Apr, 2013 7:37 pm

Well done mhoulden I think you have cracked it. Using the building on the roof in Clifford Steads photo as a benchmark the road will have run where the red arrow is in the aerial view.The Wimpy Bar etc in this photo would have been just right of the red arrow following the line of the main building

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Postby biofichompinc » Tue 23 Apr, 2013 7:59 pm

Clifford Stead again.Blakey's bus route exit from Merrion Centre in evidence on left of picture, just about where pedestrian walkway exit is now..... http://www.flickr.com/photos/cliffordst ... otostream/
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Postby LS1 » Tue 23 Apr, 2013 11:05 pm

So the road continued left onto Woodhouse Lane dog legging from the red line shown on the last map. No wonder it was a nightmare to get a bus round such a tight bend!Dont forget, the Morrisons was a later addition to the Merrion Centre and was built slightly later.
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Postby Jogon » Wed 24 Apr, 2013 9:45 am

AgreedMorrisons + the two end towers + roof were later.http://www.flickr.com/photos/cliffordst ... 06503/from the web:"...remembered the Merrion Centre without a roof when the number 33 bus would turn left off Woodhouse Lane at The Coburg and then right into The Merrion Centre where Shearers Music Shop is now, come through where the "square" is, turning right and down the ramp at the side of Morrisons back onto Woodhouse Lane - always seemed like a bit of a dodgy manouvre for a double deck bus..."    
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Postby uncle mick » Thu 25 Apr, 2013 1:18 pm

This shows the bus route. Leodis has got its description wrong but a user comment is correcthttp://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIde ... SPLAY=FULL

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Postby Leodian » Thu 25 Apr, 2013 2:42 pm

This is all fascinating stuff about the Merrion Centre. It also shows just how little I recall (mostly nothing!) now of such as the road that buses took.My mind has wandered to the actor John Wayne whose real name was Marion Morrison. Marion is almost Merrion and there is a Morrison's there!
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Postby uncle mick » Thu 25 Apr, 2013 4:49 pm

I think there must have been another service road as the "dog legs" don't match in the photos in the penultimate post





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