Good looking single decker, big fan in the background. What was the occasion??
Comment by A.W. on 10th May 2015 at 08:13
I remember this type of bus running on the Orrell Post - Shevington route in the 1960s.
Comment by nephro on 10th May 2015 at 11:07
I used to catch this 333 bus every day to my work. John Pit
I didn't much enjoy the Sunday night shift, straight from the pictures with my butties in my pocket.
Good old days though.
Comment by Colin Harlow on 10th May 2015 at 18:40
Leyland Royal Tiger with Northern Counties Body, built in 1953.
Well done David.
Comment by Pete Schofield on 11th May 2015 at 12:15
Remember this bus particular bus probably travelled on it many a time when I lived in Shevington in the 50s and 60s. A.W. you are right single deckers did the route 20 from Orrell Post through Shevington to Standish. Had to use these due to the low bridge at the bottom of Gathurst Lane. The bus would run a service route to Standish from Wigan change route number travel to Orrell and back to Standish and then back to Orrell Post and run service back into Wigan. It was the first route made one man operated by Wigan Corporation buses in the late 50's. I used to catch it at Shevington every Saturday morning to Orrell and then into Wigan and got off at the Saddle junction on my way to the Bird I'th hand pub which my granddad had and this was the late 50's. When one of the drivers realised where I was going he used to drop me off right outside of the pub.
Comment by Mick on 11th May 2015 at 18:55
Just remembered I once over took one of these buses coming down Gathurst hill on my push bike, then the bus went past me after the canal bridge and he must have called in at Shevy police station because just as I got the vicarage land rap tash the local bobby stopped me and told me off
Comment by Giovanni on 12th May 2015 at 07:16
I noticed the number 333.
Good job it wasn't 666 or could have been a ride to Hell!! lol
I must have used this bus at some time. Probably on less poplar routes....less passengers!!
Comment by Derek Callaghan on 12th May 2015 at 18:04
Notice the number plate. At that time cars registered in Wigan the last two letters were EK and JP. But as usdual I will stand to be corrected
Comment by Giovanni on 13th May 2015 at 22:38
You are correct, lad!
I remember Dad buying a new car and part of the number plate suited him as his initials were JP!!
Comment by Pete Schofield on 16th May 2015 at 20:29
Wigan had it's own Motor Vehicle Taxation Office until 1975 when the D.V.L.A opened. It was situated on the junction of Chapel Lane and Darlington street directly opposite to what was the Derby Arms
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