Photo: RON HUNT
Item #: 33412
Another great picture Ron. The horse and cart on parcel delivery work
belongs to L.M.S., the London Midland & Scottish Railway Company.
The L.M.S. driver appears to be going to Jackson& Smith with a parcel.
A town to be proud of in those days. The buildings look spick and span, much cleaner streets in the town centre too. Where did it all go wrong!?
This shot reminds me of the time when my Dad worked for the G PO and had parked his car just outside where the man is walking to the right hand side of that car..my Mam was walking past ..she was full of divilment and wrote a note ..put it under his windscreen reading..."Come home Jim all is forgiven ".
Your Mam sounds like she enjoyed a joke,Maureen,I think your Mike must have inherited her sense of humour.
Yes Elizabeth,he was like my Mam in lots of ways.
Veronica - obviously when we got rid of the horses. Though I think the streets might not have been all that spick and span in those days....
Rose-tinted glasses? But not smelling much of roses....
Maureen, I love this about your mam, they all seemed to have a good sense of humour, saying they had come through a war.My dad was the same..Thanks Ron for these wonderful photos of the past.
I recall the town centre cleaned very often Rev, manually with those men who had a trolley and there was a lid on top, also a big brush attached. Mind you that's going back. I know the outdoor Market was a very untidy area but that was only to be expected. It was probably healthier with the horse droppings, but then the smoke from the chimneys and fumes from the cars cancelled that out.
Thank you Edna,she certainly was ...as they call it a 'Rum un' and so was my Brother...I could tell some tales about him.lol
Rev. your comments to Veronica yet again are negative, if you are an old Wiganer what you think would be justified but if you are not what you think didn't count