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Photo: RON HUNT
Item #: 10014
Looks like holiday time, bet some of the coaches are heading for Southport, Blackpool, Rhyl etc.
You might lose your bet Henry7. Most of them would be going on weekly tours. My first coach tour was 7 days London with Smiths of Wigan in July 1953 & we left from Wigan Market Square.
Those were the days oh the excitment
Ernest, I don't think Henry7 will lose his bet. I remember that you used to book your day trip in an office opposite where the coaches were parked, then you would find your coach. I'm sure you are right, and some of the coaches did longer journeys, but most were day trips. There was usually a "mystery" tour, as well. You didn't know where you would end up. They were great.
My dad used to drive one of these charabanks in the 50's.
You could buy coach trip tickets in a small office in the bottom part of the mill building shown in the picture. I think the bottom part of the mill became the gas showrooms