Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 29th June, 2016)
More happy memories of my early days. I used to go from here to Southport every Friday for my music lessons with Mr. Bailey. I loved the trip, Southport & my lessons - piano & organ. he was a brilliant teacher. it is sad he had such a tragic death.
First time in many a year. Wallgate has the most distinctive station canopy in the north. Most of the others have gone.
Gary, what's the betting that they will dismantle the canopy?
Alan H - it wouldn't surprise me, but it would be detrimental to the building. I suspect scrap merchants have been keeping an eye on it for years.
It's a listed building.
I hope it isn't scrapped. There is a little derelict school building in Whelley, (can't think of its name but has a blue plaque dedicated to Frank Randle on the wall). It is on the main road. I have long admired the beautiful, ornate lamp over its door, but it disappeared last week; I hate to think it was pinched for scrap, but I wouldn't be surprised!
Irene, the plaque is on the school which is in Aspull, it commemorates Frank Randall who was born on Wigan Rd, Aspull.
I'm something of a late responder to this!....But it did evoke many memories of coming and going between Leeds and home during my training and later working as a nurse,from 1957 until 1965/66. I would have done this approximately once a month, or whenever I had the luxury of two nights or more of home cooking, and "recharging my Batteries"!