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Hello jennyann Reading about the Plaza on Stockland Green can you tell me where abouts it was located in relation to Stockland Garage ? I worked for Stocklands for over 4 years back in the middle sixties and can't remember ever seeing the Plaza, can remember the pub next door where many of...
The original route along Slade Road route was opened to the end of the shops in Stockland Green at the junction with Reservoir Road on 12 June 1912. It was numbered 1 in 1915. On 23 June 1926 the 78 route extension to Short Heath was opened on reserved track to the new terminus at Short Heath Road.
The 78 tram ran from Steelhouse Lane to Stockland Green from June 12 1912 to 1921 near the Public house and Plaza Cinema. In 1926 the service was extended to Streetly Road junction at the bottom of the hill, the service ceased in June 1953.
Because of the danger of roads crossing this dual carriageway a Red mandatory stop existed half way down the hill.