Wigan Wallgate Station7 Comments
Photo: RON HUNT
Item #: 26530
Was there ever a pedestrian crossing in front of the station? if not, was there one further down, towards the railway bridge?
there was never a crossing on that part of wallgate. The only place to cross with protection was the top of library street were the police man was directing traffic.
There was one outside the station, Albert. Later replaced by a 'Pelican' crossing.
Gibo - photo number 20653 in this collection clearly shows the belisha beacon for the crossing outside the station ,in the 1950s.
Photo number 11683 dating to the late 1970s/early 1980s, clearly shows the Pelican crossing which replaced it. I used this crossing 5 days a week for years, on my way to work, after getting off the bus outside the Victoria Hotel.
There was always a crossing outside Wallgate Station, though I think the crossing on King Street West is relatively new.
You've been putting some good old photo's up Ron thanks for sharing them with us
Two Diocletian windows in the building.