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Plantations and Plantation Gates


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Item #: 19828
Photograph of the "TRACTOR" taken c 1960's

Comment by: irene roberts on 7th February 2012 at 20:15

Such memories! How I loved going on that tractor through the cool, shady Plantations. I actually vaguely remember the one before this that was VERY rattly and had a canvas roof; my friend's Grandad used to sell the tickets and they cost threepence, (old money).

Comment by: dostaf on 7th February 2012 at 21:17

Marvelous photo. But isn't that the Progress With Unity coat of arms. Post 60's?

Comment by: Den S on 8th February 2012 at 00:30

Great photo! It reminds me of school holidays in the 50's and 60's. Spent many happy days roaming around Haigh Hall. It's sad that the kids today don't have the freedom that we did.

Comment by: d. on 8th February 2012 at 09:34

Wonderful memories, a trip to Haigh hall was as good as any holiday in those days.

Comment by: Stuart on 8th February 2012 at 16:23

I think this was after April 1974 because the term 'Leiisure Train' was only applied then. The photo must be for a special reason because the tractor didn't normally go right up to the hall.

Comment by: josie on 9th February 2012 at 20:32

wonderfull photo ron this must have been a special day coz if you enlarge it most of the kids look asian?

Comment by: josie on 9th February 2012 at 20:35

or is it my eyes?

Comment by: irene roberts on 9th February 2012 at 21:13

No, I think you're right, Josie.

Comment by: Tom Walsh on 9th February 2012 at 21:45

I remember the lads would emerge from the trees,after the tractor had left the terminus and jump onto the back for a free lift. Risking limb to save 3d.,I recall one boy falling off the back and being scared for life

Comment by: josie on 10th February 2012 at 21:30

thanks irene i wonder what was going on unless they had come to visit that day and without sounding disrespectfull if it was 50s/60s you didnt see many asians in wigan.

Comment by: Linma on 17th May 2019 at 13:01

If it was still running today picture the length of the queue all us 'oldies' but still young at heart.

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