Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 6th August, 2011)
Wigan Bus Depot
Photo: Brian (Fuji Finepix S7000)
What was the sreet nane that it was on, close to seven stars bridge, its been a long time, i think at one time the fleet was well over 100 in the 70s
Gerald, the street is/was Melverley Street.
This is to make room for the new road i think i heard
Melverley Street !, I spent many hours going through those doors, also the small building out of picture in the extreme left, known as the transport club
Remember the Bowling Green at the back of the Transport Club, not a lot of people realised it was there?
Every time it rained hard that place used to flood to a great depth.
I remember the bowling green. I worked at Vulcanite and we were sometimes allowed to play on it in our lunch hour
I suppose Wigan Metro has had to buy the building off First to be able to carry out their road project.
Did they receive any payment for it when their transport undertaking, for which the garage was built originally, was absorbed into Greater Manchester?
The Government is compelling Councils to declare what assets they own. It would be interesting to know the value today of assets they once owned (water, electricity, gas, transport etc.), which private companies are now profiting from....
Fell asleep many a time and ended up here in the dead of night. Had to walk the rest of way to Pemberton, sure did sober one up before facing mum. Happy days.
Right under my nose and didn't even know they had moved!! Thought it looked a bit quiet when i was passing the other day!
Took a few pics of the former Wigan Corpy bus depot last week, which is now being demolished.
Get your pics while you still can!
spent alot of my childhood here going work with my dad james mcdermott who was a bus driver for many years i loved going on the buses with him on days out to manchester liverpool etc happy days
I WHENT THRU THOSE DOORS FOR 40 YEARS UNTIL RETIRMENT DANNY IS YOUR DAD JIMMY MC DERMOTT FROM WORSLEY MESNES HOPE HE,S KEEPING IN GOOD HEALTH
Hi yes he is my dad and he is keeping well
Hey, what happened to Jean Barnes, Alan Wells, Doreen Stewart, & Chris Gerrard