Photo-a-Day (Friday, 22nd November, 2019)
Old Tram Shed
What are we looking at.
Ding a Ling a Ling Mick, you don't half get around :)
The old LUT depot off Liverpool Rd.Had a good social club.Always reminds me of On The Buses
Take care of all your memories , for you cannot relive them.
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.
Stored my furniture there about 30 years ago. Is it still in business.
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.
Alan, we are looking at an old building that was a tram shed...ok ?
It was the former trolley bus depot after the old trams finished. Ie Tram street.
Irene,you are correct,sorry about the mix up,a senior moment.
How on earth can anyone ask "what are we looking at" ? Must be a gormless, senior moment...
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
What does the word Gormless mean?
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!
Gareth Prior has written a great article about the building (June 2020):
Still Standing! Tram Street Depot (1896)