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Photo: Thomas Sutch   Item #: 3486  

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  Manchester Central to Wigan Central train soon after leaving Bickershaw station for Wigan. HMP Hindley in background. September 1964  

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Comments by p frost, 20th May 2007  
smashing foto
very nostalgic

Comments by Dave Marsh, 21st May 2007  
The chap bottom left looks as if he's just escaped.

Comments by Cliff, 13th June 2007  
Tommy, thats a crackin' pic. Thanks for putting it on.

Comments by Dave B., 1st November 2007  dave.1955@btopenworld.com 
Super photo can,t get enough of the old Central Line
any more available?

Comments by MARK CALTER, 1st February 2008  
Great picture we used to swim in them waters we use to call them the G.C waters, but the station was Abram,Platt Bridge & Bickershaw

Comments by peter frost, 8th February 2008  
was the GC not further down the line Mark
just after Hindley south station

Comments by Steve Worthington, 27th February 2008  
Fantastic picture. I've cycled this part of the railway many times, although it's very overgrown. More of the same please

Comments by e. margaret Green, 26th July 2008  
This is a picture worth being framed and hung in the Archives Heritage centre AS WE WERE -- Smashing reminded me of my Dad as a Driver I cannot stop looking at it

Comments by E margaret Green, 26th July 2008  emargaret4@dsl.pipex.com 
This ought to be Framed and hung in the Heritage Caentre ==As we Were== smashing picture cannot give over looking at it , it reminded me of my Dad a Driver

Comments by roland, 2nd November 2008  jr1970@live.co.uk 
What we used to call the G.C. where we used to swim was further along the line, the railway ran between the G.C.and the Greenwaters, nobody swam in the Greenwaters, If you went into the G.C. any sores or scratches you had would be clean when you came out, the said it was because of the sulpher in the water.

Comments by vera howarth, 6th March 2011  
this is definetly the GC,been on ot many a time.Don't know about sulphur in it but plenty dead dogs & cats

Comments by walt, 1st June 2011  
Come on tom johnny cash would have wrote a ballad for a shot so good ta!

Comments by P southworth, 11th March 2013  Westhead759@btinternet.com 
The pond in the picture was called the gc by people in hindley.People from ince called the pond opposite the green water the gc.People from hindley called called it the raynor .It did at one time get polluted with sulphur and nothing lived in it.everyone used to go swimming in its very clear water Happy days

Comments by chris southworth, 29th September 2014  
Spot on there.Is that Paul Southworth,my cousin? I remember my Dad telling me that some German bombs fell in the G.C.during WW2.They were probably after the railway line.
I used to think it was called the Gee Sea.

Comments by mike featherstone, 29th March 2017  mdfeatherstone@hotmail.co.uk 
I remember as a lad in the 1950s walking inside the walls of HMP Hindley. That's all there was, just a concrete walled area, grass inside no building work nothing! I did not know at the time the intended purpose of the site which made the discovery even more amazing.

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