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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 21st December, 2021)

Old Bus

Old Bus
Old Wigan Corporation Bus.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
Views: 1,970

Comment by: Alan (on Vancouver Island) on 21st December 2021 at 04:12

The last time I was on a Wigan Corporation bus the door was at the back, and open not closed.. This one is modern not old .

Comment by: Roy on 21st December 2021 at 10:05

1986 Leyland - Olympian - Northern Counties.

Comment by: George (Hindley) on 21st December 2021 at 10:22

Going off it’s registration, it’s a mid-60’s bus so it’s no spring chicken, Alan.

Comment by: Joan on 21st December 2021 at 10:35

Oh the memories coming home from the pictures and sitting on the upstairs back seats

Comment by: Joe Maplin on 21st December 2021 at 11:03

looks like a 1985 C req plate to me

Comment by: Veronica on 21st December 2021 at 11:46

Quite modern really - it's not as old as me!
Big difference between the sixties and eighties.

Comment by: Cyril on 21st December 2021 at 11:46

Roy - correct it is 1986. It wouldn't have belonged to Wigan Corporation or Wigan MBC as it was known at that time, it would have belonged to GMPT.

Comment by: Ray on 21st December 2021 at 12:52

George ( Hindley ) If the letter C was at the other end of the number plate,
then it would have been 1965. This Leyland bus was never part of the fleet
of Wigan Corporation. However, it looks good in this Corporation livery.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 21st December 2021 at 12:59

Alan is right. I remember the open platform for getting on & off was at the back.
I think this one has a sort of electric pump to open & shut the doors, much more modern. Its only an 'old' bus if you are young !

Comment by: George (Hindley) on 21st December 2021 at 15:53

I’m wrong again. I’m often wrong these days. It’s either my age or living in Hindley what’s doing me.

Comment by: Garry on 21st December 2021 at 18:32

Agree with Ray, this type of bus and colour not in operation in 1985.

Comment by: Pw on 22nd December 2021 at 06:44

The 32 bus from Wigan was LUT not Wigan Corporation.Great photo,love the colour.

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