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College Avenue


College Avenue 1961 approx
Photo: Keith
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Item #: 27311
A group of Wigan Art Students taking a brief morning break and the opportunity to "lark about" - they probably had just finished an intensive life drawing session in the "Tech" - their usual haunt was the Bodega for a frothy coffee - I took the photo. Left to right - not that you can see them very well, James? Hurst, Tom Sutton (he was from Leyland} and Malcolm Unsworth from Orrell.

Comment by: Garry on 25th December 2015 at 23:05

Nice photo Keith. The car in the background is a Vauxhall Victor, a real rust bucket like most cars at that time, but this car was top of the league for corrosion.

Comment by: Keith on 26th December 2015 at 12:19

Thank you Garry. Names, unlike the photo are the wrong way around, left to right, Malcolm Unsworth, Tom Sutton and James? Hunt (not Hurst).

Comment by: DerekB on 26th December 2015 at 13:31

You are bang on Garry about the Vauxhall Victor. Went like Weetabix after being rained on a few times. As you say, compared to today all makes corroded badly quite quickly, but this model took Vauxhall in particular a long time to overcome a reputation for serious corrosion.

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