IRON BRIDGE8 Comments
Photo: RON HUNT
Item #: 28196
How many people have stood on the bridge when a train from Wallgate station has passed underneath, to get all the smoke in your face<g>
Thanks to Trevor Smith( Smith's Book Shop) for the photograph.
Yes Ron..I've stood on that bridge so many times and crossed over it to go to the Court cinema or the County..I only lived just under Wallgate bridge so there are many memories for me in that area..thank you.
I remember going over that bridge as a child with my Mam, with the engines below and the wonderful smell of steam arising from them. Our coats were damp from the rising steam by the time we got to the other side of the bridge, but it was worth it! Trains seemed like living things in the days of steam. Progress?... I don't think so!
I used to go over the bridge when I caught a train from bryn to wigan to go to grimes music shop to buy a record & back over to catch the same train back to bryn.
This will be the iron bridge that you can make out, on the story of the jam works.
Compare the bottom photo to the same place today and I would say the old photo is way better for many reasons, one of them being the place had more character and the station car park didnt look like the entrance to a prison with security fences everywhere and CCTV cameras mounted on towers in every corner of the car park and multi storey, and no cameras anywhere else for that matter spying on what we are doing and saying, and no police vans parked at the back of the station.
lovely memories, thanks Trevor, Not many young people today know how much we enjoyed 'simple things' that didn't cost money. we used to walk over this bridge and all around Wigan not wanting 'gadgets and phones' but enjoyed life. Thanks
i remeber going to visit my gran who lived on york street east with my dad and my sister our treat was to walk over the iron bridge happy days