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Wigan gas works   Views: 1537
View from the gas works.   Comments: 15
Photo: Keith Becket   Item #: 29670  
View from the gas works.
  Photo taken from a platform at the gas works.  

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Comments by Ed, 22nd August 2017  
You can see the little church that was on the opposite side of the old fire station.

Comments by DTease, 23rd August 2017  
Add a few matchstick men and women and this could be a Lowry Painting.

Comments by Albert., 23rd August 2017  
The building with all of those windows, is it the swimming pool?.

Comments by Dennis Miller, 23rd August 2017  
The single story building to the lower left is where they lined up to get paid. I remember waiting with my dad there.

Comments by Ray, 23rd August 2017  
Albert, Yes,the building with lots of windows is the
"New Baths" at the bottom of Library Street, demolished
a few years ago to make way for the "New Baths".
The 2 Ford Anglia vans belong to North Western Gas Board,
and I think the picture is late 1960s.

Comments by Mick, 23rd August 2017  
I think the photo must be early 1970s or later, as the 'new' police station in Harrogate St can be seen on the right hand edge - the white building, with narrow vertical windows. This was only built 1972/73.

Comments by Albert., 23rd August 2017  
Those new baths was positioned where the Pavilion Cinema had previously been.

Comments by Ed, 23rd August 2017  
What was the name of the sreet that the old fire station was in.

Comments by Albert., 23rd August 2017  
Ed. It was still part of Chapel Lane.

Comments by Ray, 24th August 2017  
Having looked a bit closer at the 2 Gas Board vans in the
picture,I now think that they are Mk1 Ford Escort vans.

Comments by Veronica, 25th August 2017  
All this in the days when it was possible to walk to work because there was so much work about - how handy was that! My dad worked at the gas works over 40 yrs from leaving the Army. I worked at a sewing factory on Darlington St for a while and went home for my dinner. It was the same for many people I expect.

Comments by baker boy, 27th August 2017  
i think those vans are more austin than escort

Comments by Ray, 28th August 2017  
The vans are Ford Escort, Based on the first Ford Escort
cars, introduced in late 1067. Mr Baker Boy, which model
of Austin van do you think they are ?

Comments by mike, 30th August 2017  
Just after the Battle Of Hastings then eh Ray, lol

Comments by Ray, 31st August 2017  
Mike, I must have hit the wrong key.Must get my eyes tested.
I need good eyesight to see through these glasses.

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