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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 22nd November, 2019)

Old Tram Shed

Old Tram Shed
Tram Street, Platt Bridge.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
Views: 2,421

Comment by: Alan on 22nd November 2019 at 13:10

What are we looking at.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 22nd November 2019 at 13:46

Ding a Ling a Ling Mick, you don't half get around :)

Comment by: Pw on 22nd November 2019 at 16:16

The old LUT depot off Liverpool Rd.Had a good social club.Always reminds me of On The Buses

Comment by: XPat on 22nd November 2019 at 17:31

Take care of all your memories , for you cannot relive them.
Bob Dylan

Comment by: irene roberts on 22nd November 2019 at 18:27

This is not the old bus depot. That was in Capps Street. This is the old tram shed in Tram Street just down the road from me, near to Lily Lane. The LUT bus depot was further down Platt Bridge, almost on the border with Hindley.

Comment by: Axcroft on 22nd November 2019 at 18:36

Stored my furniture there about 30 years ago. Is it still in business.

Comment by: Cyril on 22nd November 2019 at 19:35

The tram lines leading to the tram sheds could still be seen along and going off Templeton Road, that was twenty odd years ago, the land is now developed along with a car washing centre.

Pw, council workers would call into the LUT depot at Atherton to grab a brew in the subsidised canteen, until the bus management cottoned on and banned all non LUT staff from being served.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 22nd November 2019 at 21:28

Alan, we are looking at an old building that was a tram shed...ok ?

Comment by: Arthur on 23rd November 2019 at 09:11

It was the former trolley bus depot after the old trams finished. Ie Tram street.

Comment by: Pw on 23rd November 2019 at 09:15

Irene,you are correct,sorry about the mix up,a senior moment.

Comment by: Veronica on 23rd November 2019 at 09:25

How on earth can anyone ask "what are we looking at" ? Must be a gormless, senior moment...

Comment by: steve on 23rd November 2019 at 20:48

As kids it was known to us as the box works. During WW2 it was used as a warehouse, we used to pass on our way to Holy Family School. One part of the building was piled high with sacks of cocoa beans

Comment by: Alan on 24th November 2019 at 12:53

What does the word Gormless mean?

Comment by: Veronica on 24th November 2019 at 13:37

Alan I'm bored with it now, I think you know, but look it up if in doubt!...
I have praties to peel and chicken to roast!

Comment by: Alan on 25th November 2019 at 13:31

to peel.

Comment by: Joanne on 15th May 2021 at 09:17

Gareth Prior has written a great article about the building (June 2020):

Still Standing! Tram Street Depot (1896)


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