Central Wagon Works15 Comments
Photo: John Morris
Item #: 30953
Fantastic photographs John. Thank you for posting
Harold Steptoe on the right.
Fowler class 3f060. The old Hall inn.
Th'owd Hall! Spent many happy hours in there!!
You may be interested in the book 'Requiem at Ince' in which the cutting up of ex BR locos at Central Wagon is catalogued with a large number of photos.
You can still buy it for about £12 from the publishers Book Law Publications.
Thow'd Hall. Watched Billy Barker in there many a time.
You mean Albert don't you Alan.
I remember a group called the Vaqueros In the mid sixties at the Old Hall it was a great venue. Whenever I hear 'Hey Mr Tambourine Man'..... I'm right back there.
a few cob of coal on the cab roof
In the late 50s and 60s I can remember fishing in the Trenchy and watching the trains go past to central wagon works.
Whenever i go past the old hall now,my thoughts take me right back to 1962 listening to the beat boys with kennie fillingham on lead guitar,what a venue,happy days.
I thought I was very daring the first time I went in there with some girls from work aged 18. The lead singer used to sing .... 'Ohooo yes I'm the great pretender ' ... We thought he was quite 'dishy' !
driver Sammy Thompson.dont know the other man.i was Sammy s fireman day he retired.he gave me his pocket watch and locker key.said he had no use for them anymore.
Thank you for the information Bernard it is much appreciated.
Th'owd Hall, first pub in Wigan have a colour telly ,in Vault Warrington Rd side.