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Interesting (and tare?) Wigan film from 1979
Started by: ashtonman01 (106) Report abuse
Just discovered this piece of film footage on youtube showing GMT buses in Wigan dated 1979. The footage is interesting just to see the old cars alone, not to mention the long gone buildings and shops.

Speaking of classic cars, but is that a Citroen DS seen peeking out behind the bus as it passes by, around the 1.28 mark?. Where DS's common in those days?. Also noticed what looks like an early MK 1 Ford Capri heading along Library St (I think); very rare car now as Capri's go and quite valuable.


Posted by: tonker (19682)   Report abuse
tare (noun)

1. A vetch, especially the common vetch.

2. An allowance made for the weight of the packaging in order to determine the net weight of goods.


Middle English: of unknown origin.

Posted by: cindy (5653)   Report abuse
Who ever thought of painting the buses that co lour Must have got a job lot of it Very cheap.

Posted by: peter g (2126)  Report abuse
I cant get link to work ashton

Posted by: peter g (2126)  Report abuse
sorry ashton I found it now I'm no good at this link thing

Posted by: PeterP (6815) Report abuse
Went on Youtube and watched various clips from 1979-2013 about Wigan Buses and even though the signage has changes for King Street West surprised how many cars still went out passed the NO ENTRY SIGN


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