Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 3rd July, 2016)
Just like the old days
A step back 40 or 50 years, very nice Tom.
Interesting - it may be the sun but the colour seems a shade lighter than I remember.
Number 16 to Horwich, 17 to Blackrod via Haigh and Little Scotland, 18 to Blackrod on the direct route and 15 to Bolton(jointly with Bolton Corporation); 20mins past the hour to Bolton from Aspull, 20 mins to the hour to Wigan.
A good reliable service.
Very good picture Tom brings back very good memories them were the days. Wat was the year this photo was taken.
They never needed a step to get on a single decker bus in the olden days
The good old days when buses where buses and drivers were cheerful and had a smile on their face like Stan from On the Buses, unlike the miserable sods they are now. And better still, buses that didn't have CCTV cameras on them watching and listening to everything you're saying and doing; where's the privacy these days?. Why don't people complain about all the cameras instead of moaning about accessibility. I think our privacy is more important than anything.
Picture taken last Saturday, 25 June 2016,Julie
As a newly-married young girl in the late 1960s, I remember coming home from Wigan on a double decker bus, with my shopping in a string bag. I was sitting on the top deck when the string bag 'gave up the ghost' and a pound of Granny Smiths went hurtling down the stairs, much to the surprise of the conductor, and my great embarrassment.
So much nicer and sleeker than the 'Stagecoach' buses of today! Quite unique with the Wigan coat of arms on the sides as well.
Great Pic Lord Sutch!
Brings back tons of happy memories.
The cherry red and white livery unique!
An excellent nostalgic shot Tom. Where are these two buses from, is it a museum or a private collection?
the double deck bus belongs to
finches coaches Ince
This is a 1953 Royal Leyland Tiger 101.Northern Counties made.It was rescued a few years ago from the scrap heap .It took 9 years to get it back to its former glory .A truly remarkable piece of heritage .Its a must to step inside it ,it's upholstery is stunning.
Nice photo Tom a bit of the old Wigan and memories