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LIBRARY STREET

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LIBRARY STREET 1960
Photo: Keith
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Item #: 14874
A view down Library Street taken around 1960 and accidentally capturing an art school colleague of mine at the time, Tom Sutton who hailed from Leyland. The Wigan Art School was housed on the top floor of the Wigan and District Mining College at the time, otherwise referred to as the "Tec". Our favourite haunt was the Bodega coffee bar (frothy coffee) across the road from the "Tec".

Comment by: Gerry on 20th May 2010 at 21:30

Hi Keith I reckon you friend was looking into Fred Dawes shop Window

Comment by: dorothy on 20th May 2010 at 22:13

What a clear shot, of a regular haunt. Used to catch the bus on the left to go home. Also went to the coffee shop. Looks like the mini and a morris minor I use to drive. Good memeories

Comment by: J immy on 21st May 2010 at 10:04

I also caught that bus home Dorothy, if it had started off when you was at the top of Library st you could run down the arcade and catch it coming back up King St.

Comment by: Gerry on 22nd May 2010 at 09:33

in the background is Timberlakes Garage the bus in the shot would have been the hindley 3A or Higher Ince 3E or Lower Ince 3D

Comment by: Jimmy on 22nd May 2010 at 10:17

I thought the bus was the Norley Hall, but I may be wrong the Norley Hall could have been higher up Library St.

Comment by: Alan Sutton on 25th May 2010 at 17:14

If the Norley Hall bus went down Library street, its going in the wrong direction. It alwaysed passed the Wigan North-West railway station.

Comment by: Gerry on 26th May 2010 at 18:31

Jimmy is Right Alan, Read his comment again that he left on 21st May

Comment by: Alan on 27th May 2010 at 17:09

Apologies to Jimmy and thanks for pointing it out Gerry.

Comment by: B McDonough on 28th May 2010 at 19:47

the Bus is on the Hindley Ince stand the rear destination is showing Hindley could be Castlehill (3) or Station (3A)
3E 3D just said Ince when blinds were altered

Comment by: NORMAN GERRARD on 12th November 2011 at 22:56

THE 9 TO NORLEY HALL EST STARTED IN LIBRARY ST TOP STOP THEN WHENT UP KING ST AND LEFT INTO WALLGATE I USED TO DRIVE FOR WIGAN CORPORATION UNTIL 2009

Comment by: Tom Walsh on 2nd February 2012 at 22:02

Further down Library St., on the opposite side(Now Wallpaper Supplies) Timberlake's had another showroom. The workshops were on the first and second floors, bodyshop, paintshop etc.,There was a lift at side of the building and the car was deposited at appropriate floor. They also had petrol pump that came out on swing arm and could dispense petrol on to the street, seems incredible these days.When the closed the Library St.,operation, they moved lock, stock, and barrel to Wallgate on the site now occupied by Go Outdoors store.

Comment by: Mags on 15th May 2012 at 09:47

I used to work at the library in the 50's I remember that street well!

Comment by: linda massa on 29th April 2013 at 15:13

Down the snicket at the side of Timberlakes garage was Ashton's tobacconists warehouse.

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