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Library Street, Wigan   Views: 1360
Library St, Wigan   Comments: 21
Photo: DTease   Item #: 31471  
Library St, Wigan

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  Would this have been the New Springs bus they were waiting for ?  

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Comments by Damaris, 24th August 2019  
They were waiting for the Hindley or Ince bus.

Comments by Pw, 24th August 2019  
Used to catch the number 3 a bit futher up to Hindley opposite Timberlakes car showroom.

Comments by Alan H, 24th August 2019  
That is the Hindley bus queue, the New Springs bus is higher up Library Street

Comments by Ged, 24th August 2019  
1970s and 1980s the New springs bus stopped at bottom of Library street outside the baths.
I should know I caught it &#357; mornings a week for over 7 years. Sometimes 6 mornings if any overtime going.

Comments by veronica, 24th August 2019  
The facades of the buildings are magnificent - the insides are another story for another day! Not much changed.
The bus stop for me if I have missed a train is right at the bottom these
days- most inconvenient !

Comments by DerekB, 24th August 2019  
The queue is for the bus to Hindley. The bus in the picture would be on the stand for the no 14 service to New Springs.

Comments by XPat, 24th August 2019  
Great picture DTease . Itís hard to believe this was once Wigan . Those who built these wonderful buildings clearly had confidence in its future .
Something or someone along the line did not share that same confidence, as we now see . Itís like that word progress just washed this all away , like it never existed at all . We are just left with pictures of how it once was . Now we have a completely different Wigan . My God ! Doesnít time move ! I suddenly feel like a pawn being shunted ahead even more urgently!

Comments by Garry, 24th August 2019  
3E Ince and 1A Hindley. Outside of the then Timberlakes car dealer.

Comments by tuddy, 24th August 2019  
Wigan And District Mining And Technical College. The college was so highly regarded that it's qualifications were mentioned in The Mines And Quarries Regulations. The building is now the town hall.

Comments by Helen of Troy, 25th August 2019  
Which building was the Mining College Tuddy ?
My Grandfather was the Head of Mining there.

Comments by Veronica, 25th August 2019  
I recall going to evening classes for art lessons up those steps in 1961. NThere was a lot of ' classrooms', very crowded when coming out with people rushing down the steps.

Comments by ken, 25th August 2019  
The one on the right was the college. The one with the dome was the Municipal Buildings. The Borough Engineer and Borough Treasurer had offices there.

Comments by Helen of Troy, 25th August 2019  
Thank you Ken.

Comments by tuddy, 25th August 2019  
Helen of Troy, If you don't mind me asking, was your Grandfather's surname Dickie?

Comments by Helen of Troy, 26th August 2019  
No Tuddy, he was a Thomas

Comments by AH, 26th August 2019  
Tuddy;Bob Dickie was head of mining at st Helens college in the 1960s/70s

Comments by tuddy, 26th August 2019  
Helen, and AH, It was Bob Dickie who I was thinking about, I was at St Helens college when he was there, I thought that he may have moved to St Helens after Wigan stopped teaching mining engineering.

Comments by Helen of Troy, 27th August 2019  
Tuddy, sorry but I gave my grandfathers Christian name, he was Thomas Bryson.

Comments by AH, 27th August 2019  
Tuddy;wigan college stopped mining courses 1968/69 all mining courses moved to st Helens college

Comments by tuddy, 27th August 2019  
Thanks Helen, must have been before my time.

Comments by tuddy, 27th August 2019  
AH, do you know if the mining staff at St Helens were originally at Wigan?

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