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Wigan Corporation Transport   Views: 1261
JP 4712   Comments: 20
Photo: Ray Smyth   Item #: 30746  
 
JP 4712

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  This Leyland TD7 bus was new to
Wigan Corporation in July 1940,
and is still with us today,
preserved for the future.
 

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Comments by Veronica, 14th September 2018  
Great picture of Wigan's own buses ... It looks like that man is having a good scratch!

Comments by Poet, 14th September 2018  
Unfortunate time to develop an itch, poor chap.

Comments by Terry, 14th September 2018  
I've seen this picture before somewhere Ray, and seem to remember the caption said the bus wasn't in Wigan area but going to a rally somewhere.
Just in case folk are racking their brainstrying to fathom out where it is.

Comments by Ray, 14th September 2018  
Veronica...Perhaps he is going to the movies,
It looks like he is picking his seat.

Comments by Ray, 14th September 2018  
Terry...Wigan Corporation fleet No.70 is somewhere between
London and Brighton, in the Historic Commercial Vehicle Rally, in what I think is 1970.

Comments by Ed, 14th September 2018  
Buses again give us a break zzzzzzzzz.

Comments by GW., 14th September 2018  
Ed. With all due respect to the Triumph Herald Club there's so much going on here. As Veronica diligently pointed out there's love in the air with regard the late passenger and [if you notice] his potential squeeze to the far right of frame. Perhaps they had a bus stop romance that eclipsed anything the Hollies could have had a hit with. [ call me an old fashioned romantic ].

Comments by Linma, 15th September 2018  
Perhaps his underpants are sticking in his bum!

Comments by Albert, 15th September 2018  
Could there be passengers on the upper deck, and is that a lady conductor on the near side rear seat?.

Comments by Albert, 15th September 2018  
Where was destination 7?. If there was such a destination.

Comments by Ray, 15th September 2018  
Albert...Route 7 was Standish to Abbey Lakes via Wigan, and
5 & 5A Abbey Lakes to Standish, also via Wigan. If a bus was
doing a shortened journey on this route, for example Wigan to Boars Head, as shown on this bus, it would show route 5,
and route 7 on its return to Wigan. Some conductors couldn't
be bothered to climb the little step on the front of the bus
to change the destination blind and route number on such a
short journey. More recent buses had the handles for changing the indicator blinds in the drivers cab, just above
the windscreen. Ray.

Comments by Barrie, 15th September 2018  
The destination board says Boars Head (that is between Wigan & Standish), I believe sometimes during the war, buses used to terminate there instead of going up to Standish.Route 5 was to Standish and route 7 was Abbey Lakes from memory of the late 50's/early 60's when I was going to school. The Herald is a 1967 model as I had a Herald 1200 "D" reg which was 66.

Comments by Mac, 15th September 2018  
Wonderful picture Ray , you have taken me back to destination blinds , and
Abbey Lakes , irrelevant to others , but important to me , Thankyou.

Comments by Albert., 15th September 2018  
Thank you Ray.

Comments by Big G, 15th September 2018  
The Triumph was registered with opl,this was issued to Guildford Surrey so is the bus in the south of England.

Comments by Philip G., 16th September 2018  
Ray.
Stuff > Oddities, shows a 'Corpy' bus crossing Blackfriar's Bridge during the '68 Rally - It could be your beauty?

Comments by Albert., 16th September 2018  
In those bygone days the facilities for disabled people on public transport was not an issue, as it is paramount today, and so it should be paramount.

 
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