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Wigan Corporation Transport   Views: 1345
Wigan Corporation Bus   Comments: 17
Photo: RON HUNT   Item #: 29652  
 
Wigan Corporation Bus

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  Photograph of a Wigan Corp. Bus Location unknown No doubt someone will recognise it?  

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Comments by Zoonie, 16th August 2017  marwil0849@hotmail.co.uk 
It looks like Rochdale from the early 60s

Comments by Albert., 16th August 2017  
The only words that I can make out is, something Borough, on the bus shelter, and the word Equitable, and possibly printer, on the facing building. Could it be Leigh?.

Comments by Mick, 16th August 2017  
Definitely Rochdale town centre, before they ripped the place apart, and ruined it.

Comments by Mick, 16th August 2017  
Albert - the building with 'Equitable' on it is the Rochdale Co-op (Equitable Pioneers) building.
The cinema which can be seen on the right of the photo (the old Regal cinema) is now a Wetherspoon's pub called the Regal Moon.
To the left of the photo, out of shot, is Rochdale town hall.

Comments by Veronica, 16th August 2017  
You can tell its the early sixties with suits the lads are wearing....don't they look smart.

Comments by Cyril, 16th August 2017  
That's the Society of Equitable Pioneers Albert, the local Co-op which was founded in Rochdale.

Comments by Philip Gormley., 16th August 2017  
Rochdale's Regal Cinema is shown on the extreme right; it closed in 1992.

Comments by RON HUNT, 16th August 2017  
Probably transporting Mill Workers. I know at that time a lot of people traveled from Wigan to Rochdale to work in the mills.

Comments by Zoonie, 16th August 2017  marwil0849@hotmail.co.uk 
The bus shelter caption is Littleborough which is near Rochdale

Comments by John D, 16th August 2017  
To the left of the photo, also out of shot is the River Roch which has recently been exposed. It was previously culverted and is now something of a showpiece.

Comments by Ray, 16th August 2017  
The cream coloured AEC Double Deck bus at the rear of the
picture is one of many AEC buses of Rochdale Corporation.

Comments by NORMAN GERRARD, 16th August 2017  norman.gerrard203@gmail.com 
THE BUS IS JP 6032 THE PRESERVED No 34 IN ROCHDALE THERE IS A ROCHDALE REGENT V BEHIND PROBABLY ON HEATON PARK RALLY RUN

Comments by arthur, 17th August 2017  
THE BUS IS ON THE TRANS PENNINE RUN I WAS DRIVING

Comments by Maureen, 17th August 2017  
Yes Veronica they do look smart.. better than jeans with holes in them,and shorts with the crotch down to their knees..all dress pride seems to have gone.

Comments by Veronica, 17th August 2017  
And they watched their language in front of women Maureen!

Comments by Mr X, 6th December 2017  
This bus is a Leyland bodied low height lowbridge, ie side upper gangway, Leyland Titan PD1, being one of 75 purchased in 1946/47, JP5550-5537, and JP6000-6036, being the last one to be withdrawn in 1967 and survives in preservation today.

 
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