Little Nippers, Eager Beavers and bendy buses - South Yorkshire's bygone transport: RETRO PICTURE GALLERY

Remember jumping on a Little Nipper or a bendy bus to get into town to do your shopping in the 80s and 90s?

By Darren Burke, Digital Reporter
Wednesday, 27th March 2019, 10:08 am
Updated Wednesday, 27th March 2019, 10:13 am
Little Nippers were once a mainstay of Sheffield's roads.
Little Nippers were once a mainstay of Sheffield's roads.

Or maybe you preferred an Eager Beaver or a red and yellow Mainline service? We've dipped into the archives to remember what catching a bus was like in Sheffield, Doncaster and the rest of South Yorkshire in the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s - see how many of these you can remember!

The Little Nipper fleet in its distinctive red and yellow livery was a familiar sight on Sheffield roads in the 80s and 90s.
The red and yellow Mainline fleet operated across South Yorkshire.

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Officially known as the Clipper, Sheffielders instantly nicknamed this service the bendy bus.
A single decker Mainline service sets off for Charnock in the early 90s.
In the early 80s, Sheffield's bus fleet was painted in a distinctive brown and cream colour scheme.
A snowy day at Pond Street in the 1990s.
The distinctive Clipper bus was known for its bendy middle bit - and was state of the art when it first took to the roads in the early 80s.
High Green and Ecclesfield are the destinations on this photo from 1994.
A Little Nipper heads for Norton.
Pond Street station in the 1970s.
How the inside of Mainline buses looked in the 90s.
Wall to wall buses on High Street in 1996.
This vintage photo of Pond Street reveals just how busy it has always been as Sheffield's central bus hub.
A number 76 First service heads for Low Edges in the mid 90s.
These brightly coloured mini buses were another familiar sight in Sheffield in the 80s and 90s.
An SYT bendy bus decked out in adverts for The Star in the early 1980s.
Raising a glass to the number 60 Mainline service to Crimicar Lane.
An Eager Beaver to Crookes leads the way through Sheffield City Centre.
Pond Street was dramatically transformed into Sheffield Interchange - but is still referered to by its traditional name.
Holidaymakers awaiting coaches at Pond Street in the 1960s.
The red and yellow Mainline fleet served Sheffield through the 90s.
The city's fleet of buses in Sheffield Bus Garage in 1959.
Sheffield grinds to a halt in a bus jam in the 1980s.
When Meadowhall first opened, buses served the shopping centre from the city centre every ten minutes.
A brown and cream Videmat self service bus at Tinsley in the 1980s.
Some of the bendy bus fleet were called Bendibus, while others took Clipper branding.
A vintage shot of Pond Street.
As busy day as people go about their business at Pond Street in the 1950s.
The Little Nipper minibus fleet served many of Sheffield's estates in the 1980s.
You wait for ages....a string of buses in Sheffield in the 1980s.
Pond Street has long been the centre of Sheffield's bus services.
It's snowing, but at Pond Street the buses are still running.
The towing bus often came to the rescue of the brown and cream fleet for breakdowns in the early 1980s.
This service ended up stuck under a bridge in Meadowbank Road in 1980.
The Electroline electric bus service was proposed for South Yorkshire in the 1980s, but despite extensive tests, it never entered service.
An aerial shot of Pond Street.