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Item #: 14413
Trolley bus leaving Tram St Platt BridgeOn way to Ashton/St Helens----Stinky toilets on left--mentioned on
thr walking day photos shown earlier.
I think thats Templeton Rd not Tram St.
Derek... it is Templeton Road it is leaving.
But full marks for spotting where it was, I lived in Platt Bridge and I could not see it!
My Grandad was first a tram driver and then a trolley bus driver. His licence must have been one of the first PSV ones issued,I remember it had a low no. he retired in 1955. He(and my Dad)always called the East Lancs Road the "New Road" and my Dad as a boy would go up there from Abram to watch the cars, I suppose the 1930's equivalent of the motorway.
I used to catch the trolley bus from Hindley when I first started work in 1954 at C&C motors in Bickershaw lane, the premises are still there, but are now known as Heatons
Great photo aitch, it will look even better in a couple of weeks time when it's been reposted by charnock !!
WP... but it will only be half the size....
C&C Motors! Freddie Cottenden's, he was a mechanic at Sid Brown's (just to the right of the bus)before he started on his own in Bickershaw Lane
Sorry I said Tram St, I meant to say Tram Lines as thats what we used to call the road. Never actually knew the name of the road.Another point of interest --the British Legion was roughly positioned behind the bus.
Would we have gone on Legion trips to Southport from there? I remember the trips and being labeled with a Club tag, put onto buses(very exciting) but not where we set off from. My dad was a Legion and Labour Club member and I think I went on both trips. We met for fish and chips near that big statue of Queen Victoria in Lord street. Funny how you remember food.....
Yes Wigwann you would have gone on your Southport trip from Templeton rd, at that time the British legion club was located there. I have earlier memories of going with both the legion and the labour clubs on the kiddies outing as it was known,not by bus but by train from Platt Bridge station
I have a copy of the book you refer to. My late father Stan Richards worked for the LUT from just after the war until his death in 1984. I too remember the trips to Southport with the British Legion which left from behind where the trolley bus is standing.