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LUT187
Photo: Fr. Norman Price
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Item #: 17952
Guy Arab 187 actually seen at South John Street in Liverpool, but operating the 2228 320 service to Wigan. It used to arrive in Wigan at midnight [officially]. On this occasion I was the guard and the driver was the Late K.P.Heyes of Hindley. It was my first ever attempt at a night-time photo and was taken in 1973.

Comment by: dh on 16th June 2011 at 23:03

more absolute gems - thanks for sharing!

Comment by: Jimmy m on 17th June 2011 at 11:25

Brilliant!

Comment by: wes knight on 17th June 2011 at 21:55

looks like a ghost bus cant see anyone on it not even the driver eerie pic

Comment by: Kenee on 20th June 2011 at 14:24

>>>> Ghost bus <<<<

Because of the camber, this bus looks as though it is cornering at speed !

Spooky !!!

Comment by: Fr. Norman on 21st June 2011 at 14:04

The driver was standing next to me as I took the picture.

Comment by: brendell on 28th June 2011 at 18:09

Oh the 320 brings back memories of the sixties, when I was a teenager and used to frequent a club up the stairs in a building opposite where the 320 stopped on Wigan bus station.
When it came in I used to run down the stairs and jump on the back,told the conductor I was Stan Richards' daughter and could I have a lift as they run into the depot. I was never refused and they dropped me off at the bottom of our street in Spring View. Happy days.

Comment by: Bill Dwyer on 24th October 2011 at 04:20

Aye, K.P.Heyes mad as a bunch o' frogs knew him well.I assume that he is no longer around seeing that you used the word LATE? Drove 187 scores of times, happy days.

Comment by: Bill Dwyer on 24th October 2011 at 04:20

Aye, K.P.Heyes mad as a bunch o' frogs knew him well.I assume that he is no longer around seeing that you used the word LATE? Drove 187 scores of times, happy days.

Comment by: nortee on 11th September 2012 at 20:09

Also drove 187 loads of times, I remember KP Heyes having his photo taken at work for his ID pass, he had a full 'ayatollah' beard, cap and sunglasses on. Next day he shaved the lot off, that was Ken!

Comment by: David Bonehill on 17th March 2013 at 10:10

wonderful memories from a fantastic bus depot,Hindley,nobody can take those days away,K P HEYES,BILL DWYER,STAN RICHARDS wonderful friends and workmates, can anyone turn the clock back please?

Comment by: Linda on 6th July 2015 at 22:08

glad to see this still have originals norman that took things quiet without my ken

Comment by: Mr X on 6th December 2017 at 23:58

The LUT bus is 1965 front entrance Guy Arab 187, RTC352C on a late night 320 route from Liverpool to Wigan via Prescot, St Helens, Haydock, Ashton, and Platt Bridge. The 320 was jointly operated by Lancashire United, Ribble, Wigan and St Helens Corporations. Ribble had another route that went from Liverpool to almost Wigan terminating in Upholland for some reason, via Aintree, Kirkby and Skelmersdale. And it was possible to get from Standish to Liverpool until the 1970s, on a long Ribble route from Liverpool to Blackburn via Maghull, Ormskirk, Burscough, Parbold, Standish, Coppull and Chorley. Anybody remember these routes?

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