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Ribble Buses   Views: 1643
Hope Street, Wigan   Comments: 10
Photo: Ray Smyth   Item #: 30745  
Hope Street, Wigan
  It is early 1970s in Hope Street, the Ribble buses have the later type of "Ribble" fleetnames
and the bus at the rear looks like a Leyland of
what was Leigh Corporation, now in the orange and white of SELNEC, later to become Greater
Manchester Transport.

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Comments by A.W., 13th September 2018  
Wigan how I like to remember it.

Comments by Linma, 13th September 2018  
Whelans supermarket, my first introduction to decimalisation.

Comments by Julie, 13th September 2018  
Me to A.W.

Comments by Martin, 13th September 2018  marwil0849@hotmail.co.uk 
Looks from the Hillman Imp or Singer its at least 68 (F) reg. Is the other car a Vauxhall Viva? Fabulous memories thanks.

Comments by jack, 14th September 2018  
I think you're right Martin.The one behind the bus looks like an Austin or Morris 1100/1300.

Comments by Mr X, 15th September 2018  
The two Ribble buses are 1461 JCK536, a Leyland PD2, and 1704 PCK337, a low height Leyland Atlantean, both on the 362 route to St Helens. Just visible behind is another low height double decker, an ex Leigh Corportaion bus, possibly a Leyland PD2 or PD3, now in Selnec orange and white, (Wigan Corporation did not join Selnec, but Greater Manchester Transport from 1974 when its newer buses were repainted).Dave Whelan's supermarket is on the left, that became Morrisons in 1978.The cars outside are a low spec Vauxhall Viva HB, and a more upmarket Hillman Imp with twin headlamps, that is either a Singer Chamois or Sunbeam Stiletto.

Comments by Mick, 15th September 2018  
Certainly before 1974 because Hope St Congregational Church is still standing.

Comments by DeekB, 15th September 2018  
The former Leigh Corporation bus in SELNEC livery would be on the stand for the Wigan/Leigh 58 service. The other two Wigan/Leigh services, 54 and 57, were operated by Lancashire United.

Comments by dja, 18th September 2018  
My dad was a driver on the Ribble for thirty six years Jimmy Ashurst,some of you old Ribble men may remember him.

Comments by Joe Thomas, 17th October 2018  
I remember your dad dja

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