Photo-a-Day (Monday, 25th October, 2021)
Mick, where were these photos taken ? Manchester Transport museum perhaps or elsewhere ?
Today is October 25th, I passed my PSV ( Public Service Vehicle ) driving test on this Leyland PD1 bus, fleet number 34 on October 25th 1966.
I believe that Number 34 is now owned by an enthusiast in Halifax.
I loved the old "Corpy" buses. On a foggy night you could see them approaching by the green lights on either side of the destination board. I have two miniatures on my fireplace, (on't tcornish!), an Abbey Lakes one and one showing "my" stop, Ince Bar.
I remember the two green lights, very useful during winter nights travel. This bus seems to have lost one somewhere on its journeys.
This one and some others are undergoing restoration work in a old barn near Rufford.
If you like old buses and lorries, you can see plenty in the North West Museum of Road Transport in St Helens. have a look at the video. https://youtu.be/B2aTsNuGITA
My Auntie was a conductor on Wigan buses many years ago .Lillian Walker , sadly she's no longer with us, any trouble on her bus you would be walking home .lol.
How appropiate Ray that the bus should appear on P a D today of all days, very interesting.
What was the colour of these buses?"To me they were maroon but have read they were Wigan crimson.
I always remembered they were maroon & cream. Used get the red & white Ribble bus into Wigan from Holland Moor & change to the maroon & cream Corporation bus by the underground toilets that took me up to Whitely...not that I knew thats what the area was called....it was all Wigan to me.
I agree with Roy....how odd that Ray's bus should appear on the same date that he passed his PSV test! What are the odds of that happening?! I always thought of Wigan Corporation buses being maroon and white....perhaps the colour changed slightly over the years? Whatever colour they are, they were better than those awful orange and white "fried egg" ones that followed them!
I wouldn't say it's one of your best ones, Mick, lacking a lot of colours.
The colours were cherry and white, weren't they?
I believe the Wigan Corporation buses were Crimson & White, However,
many people referred to them as " Cherry & White ", the colour of Wigan
Rugby League players shirts.
Maroon & Cream
Irene, Roy, Ray, the lord works in mysterious ways
Could someone please give the location and origin of Pony Dick.
Where the heck is Pony Dick.
Pony Dick is in Pemberton just past St. Mathews church on Billinge road.
or just before St Matthew's Church if coming from Wigan. It's the patch of grass alongside Pemberton Station