Photos of Wigan
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Photo-a-Day Archive
Photo-a-Day Archive

Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 20th November, 2019)

Signs


Signs
Left and Right sides of the new sign on the Swan and Railway Hotel on Wallgate, the one in the middle is the old sign. A more appropriate engine on the new sign.

Photo: Tom Sutch  (Fuji Finepix F810)
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Comment by: Anne on 20th November 2019 at 08:00

Remember as a child having a Coronation Scot jig saw puzzle almost as that picture shows. Also Coronation Scot music is now racing through my mind. Tom, "Thanks for the memories"

Comment by: irene robertsI on 20th November 2019 at 09:35

I like the Mallard Engine picture but where is the swan?

Comment by: Poet on 20th November 2019 at 10:35

Beautiful traditional pub sign. What a wonderful occupation a pub sign painter was. I wanted to be one but alas the craft died out.

Comment by: Jonno on 20th November 2019 at 10:36

On t'other side Irene, it's a two sided sign.

Comment by: Anne on 20th November 2019 at 11:10

Irene.... sorry to say, there are swans but no mallards.

Comment by: TommyT on 20th November 2019 at 12:18

Your right Tom, the blue engine was a streamlined Coronation Class of the LMS region.
The green engine looks a Southern region one and never went through Wigan.

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 20th November 2019 at 12:39

The more appropriate sign is the middle one, but not a Southern Region locomotive a more fitting engine would have been a LMS Stanier Black Five that would have thundered over the bridge at the side of the pub every day in the BR steam days.
As always Tom a great photo.

Comment by: Pw on 20th November 2019 at 13:25

It is a few years since I was in this pub,used to enjoy looking at the photos etc and the atmosphere.I agree with you Colin about the choice of engine but still a very nice sign.

Comment by: DereKB on 20th November 2019 at 15:18

The engine on the middle sign looks like a Southern Railway Merchant Navy Class.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 20th November 2019 at 21:43

Interesting stuff!

My choice for the sign would be a Black 5 :)

Comment by: britboy on 21st November 2019 at 13:49

The centre sign loco is commonly nicknamed a spam can

Comment by: DerekB on 21st November 2019 at 20:46

Britboy,spam cam or no, I always thought this example of pre - nationalisation railway streamlining was the most attractive of the three - more pleasing than the LNER A4 and LMS Coronation Scot- the Great Western didn't go in for streamlining!

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