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Library Street, Wigan


Library St, Wigan
Photo: DTease
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Item #: 31471
Would this have been the New Springs bus they were waiting for ?

Comment by: Damaris on 24th August 2019 at 06:05

They were waiting for the Hindley or Ince bus.

Comment by: Pw on 24th August 2019 at 07:30

Used to catch the number 3 a bit futher up to Hindley opposite Timberlakes car showroom.

Comment by: Alan H on 24th August 2019 at 09:03

That is the Hindley bus queue, the New Springs bus is higher up Library Street

Comment by: Ged on 24th August 2019 at 11:02

1970s and 1980s the New springs bus stopped at bottom of Library street outside the baths.
I should know I caught it ť mornings a week for over 7 years. Sometimes 6 mornings if any overtime going.

Comment by: veronica on 24th August 2019 at 12:14

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 !

Comment by: DerekB on 24th August 2019 at 17:11

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.

Comment by: XPat on 24th August 2019 at 18:23

Great picture DTease . It’s 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 . It’s 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 ! Doesn’t time move ! I suddenly feel like a pawn being shunted ahead even more urgently!

Comment by: Garry on 24th August 2019 at 20:14

3E Ince and 1A Hindley. Outside of the then Timberlakes car dealer.

Comment by: tuddy on 24th August 2019 at 23:03

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.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 25th August 2019 at 07:45

Which building was the Mining College Tuddy ?
My Grandfather was the Head of Mining there.

Comment by: Veronica on 25th August 2019 at 09:59

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.

Comment by: ken on 25th August 2019 at 13:22

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.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 25th August 2019 at 15:51

Thank you Ken.

Comment by: tuddy on 25th August 2019 at 18:12

Helen of Troy, If you don't mind me asking, was your Grandfather's surname Dickie?

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 26th August 2019 at 07:42

No Tuddy, he was a Thomas

Comment by: AH on 26th August 2019 at 08:09

Tuddy;Bob Dickie was head of mining at st Helens college in the 1960s/70s

Comment by: tuddy on 26th August 2019 at 11:19

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.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 27th August 2019 at 07:47

Tuddy, sorry but I gave my grandfathers Christian name, he was Thomas Bryson.

Comment by: AH on 27th August 2019 at 19:23

Tuddy;wigan college stopped mining courses 1968/69 all mining courses moved to st Helens college

Comment by: tuddy on 27th August 2019 at 21:10

Thanks Helen, must have been before my time.

Comment by: tuddy on 27th August 2019 at 22:17

AH, do you know if the mining staff at St Helens were originally at Wigan?

Comment by: Anne Sheila Livesey on 31st January 2021 at 08:12

I studied shorthand across the road - this would be in the 1970s and made a lovely friend there - what happened to you .....

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