Wigan Wallgate Station5 Comments
Photo: RON HUNT
Item #: 26473
I remember it well. Another good un Ron.
Another great photo, Ron. Just seeing a man smoking a pipe, as my Dad did, and the advert for the Post and Chronicle over the bookstall, takes me straight back to childhood. I can remember the paperlad cycling down Ince Green Lane shouting, "Chronicaaaal!" at the top of his voice!
Frozen in time! Remember the station clocks, often driven by shafts from a mechanism in an adjacent room.
I know what you mean about the railway news stands. Among others, they used to have Mad magazine, which wasn't widely available in the late 1950's.
The one on North Western station was the first stop when we were going on holiday. I was always bought the Beano comic summer special, in the hope it would keep me quiet for at least part of the journey.