Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 24th June, 2018)
The signs are aglow on Gathurst Station
Providing the public with information.
Flowers bloom in Station Planters
Soothing the brow of Late Train Ranters.
Water is gathered in a barrel green
It's such a calming, pleasant scene.
There's nowhere else in all our Nation
That can compete with Gathurst Station.
My Grandfather Bryson lived in Gathurst when he & his family first came to Wigan from Scotland. I often wonder if he went to work on the train from this station, he had no transport back then.
another none photo
Let's see yours then LDB.
I had a friend in Vancouver called John Bryson from Manchester. His father came from Scotland. I wonder...??
Good photo of Gathurst. Brings back many memories.
A lovely station Gathurst a pleasure to go through.
A quaint lived-in appeal about your Photo, Mick; with Bletchley Park-style huts, for good measure. And Mr. Tease's decision to select particular 'points' of the station, and to then colour them with fine lines, was a great idea.
Station looking good. Remember it very well when I used to live in Shevington during the 1950's / 1960s. Remember getting a train from there to go train spotting at Wigan Wallgate Station every Saturday afternoon and returning round about 5 just in time to get home for tea. Yes those were the days. Station used to be Gathurst for Shevington
That must have been taken weeks ago - when Northern trains still ran (mostly) on time....
I see in my mind another day
When Dragons roamed along this way
Breathing fire and roaring steam
They came and went as in a dream
And on their backs young children rode
Dressed in fine raiment and trinkets of gold
'Tis said they rode to seek the sea
And beg King Neptune set them free
No more to ride on their aimless quest
But play in the Sun as the good King's guest
So he bade them stay, has was their will
And in my mind they'll be there still
Lovely photo Mick, very colourful, and apart from the electronic signage, could have been a scene from the 50s. Lovely.
LDB - What exactly does ‘none’ photo mean please?
I can imagine saying Dtease's poem to the clickety - clack of the wheels on the old steam trains! Very good poem!
I,m puzzled by the bridge over the line in the distancee. Can anyone enlighten me as to what or where it is. I don’t remember a bridge in that area when we used to go to Dean Wood on the train from Ince in the 1940’s.
Alan the bridge is on the Wigan side of the station and the track over it leads to Ackhurst hall, and it was used a lot in the 60s by Hoveringhams to bring sand out of the sand quarry
That bridge, if I am correct, carries a footpath through to Porters Wood and to Heinz factory beyond.
Used it many, many times as a kid in Norley Hall, walking through to Gathurst.
Fred, I believe many Brysons went to Canada from Scotland & Lancashire way back, as did my grandfathers brother Henry but my grandparents moved to Wigan....and stayed.