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Started by: bryn156 (193) Report abuse
Did the late Tommy Eaves used to run his coach service from his house in Cansfield Grove in the 1940s?

Posted by: trixie (4933)   Report abuse
He had the garage on wigan road near cansfield.didn't he.?he started doing
The cruises transfers from there when I went to school .1960ís.i remember reading the cruise adds on the garage window. Thought he was still alive but had Alzaimers.

Posted by: dougie (3642)  Report abuse
Yes he did live on Cansfield Grove 40/50s across from the girls school gates, I remember he had a small place on Low Bank Road where he parked his coaches where the car cleaning place is now, he started off selling coal with a horse and cart

Posted by: ashtonman01 (108) Report abuse
You never, or rarely, see any Eavesway coaches around anymore, and once they were everywhere. The only coach company you frequently see around Wigan now is Grayways. Hursts went bust, I think?, and Walls's merged with Grayways.

My dad used to often recall going on holiday to Abergele in the 1950s (before cars being more affordable for the masses),'and went with Eavesways when they first started doing trips. One time they had to wait six hours for the coach to come and pick them up. No motorways back then. Imagine waiting 6 hours today, theyd be out of business in no time.

Posted by: PeterP (6837) Report abuse
Eavesway's coaches now do pick ups for cruises and still do team coaches for football

Posted by: peter g (2148)  Report abuse
I used to go to Anfield on Eavesways coaches in the 70s from Ashton.

Posted by: bentlegs (4315) Report abuse
Was told by one of the Eavesway drivers that the coach they use for Manchester united has a fully fitted kitchen & storage area in the lower deck. very posh he said. used for MU only.

Posted by: John59 (438)   Report abuse
Eavesway on the frontline 2 years ago when the southern bubble-blowing scallys decided to celebrate their last match at The Boleyn Ground.
I assume they're insured.

Posted by: John59 (438)   Report abuse
* Bad language warning *

Inside the bus the young man (Jesse Lingard)doing the selfie video is about to (hopefuly) kick off in the WC in 3 hours time !
I hve him down for a goal tonight.

Posted by: roylew (3005) Report abuse
Used to go to school with John eaves....they also had a shop in earlestown...they did all the football fan coaches then...Bolton Everton seemed very popular


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