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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 7th December, 2020)

Trotter’s Independent Trading Co.

Trotter’s Independent Trading Co.
New York, Paris, Peckham....and Aspull. I wonder if those blow-up ladies are still in the back!

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX200)
Views: 2,985

Comment by: Dave Lewis on 7th December 2020 at 00:49

Good pic Dennis, remember that vehicle very well loved the humour of only fools and horses, best comedy series at the time, they had best script writer in John Sullivan a truly talented man, thanks for memories Dennis.

Comment by: Mick on 7th December 2020 at 07:06

Im glad I dont live across the road from piece of junk.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 7th December 2020 at 09:03

Some friends and I had our photo taken next to that car at Bygone Times. Only Fools and Horses was a fantastic series and will remain so if shown as repeats. I read the other day that David Jason wants to film another episode but I think it would be a mistake.

Comment by: fred on 7th December 2020 at 09:22

get a life mick always moaning if you don't like it don't comment

Comment by: Veronica on 7th December 2020 at 09:50

They must be stopped every time they go out in that contraption. Or is it just for show outside the door? It just makes me smile ...

Comment by: DTease on 7th December 2020 at 10:10

Mick, if that piece of junk could talk it would probably say the same about you!

Comment by: PeterP on 7th December 2020 at 10:36

No vehicle registered with that number plate?

Comment by: Roy on 7th December 2020 at 10:47

Whoever would have thought someone would need a wheel lock on a Robin Reliant.
Several yellow Reliants were used in the the series which ran for 22 years. The one that sold at auction was a 1968 Reliant Regal van, fitted with a tiger skin print interior which reflected Del Boy's wealthy status at the time. The vendor and auctioneers expected £15,000 max for it but the hammer went down at £37,000, but with fees the total price was £41,625, it had 71,778 miles on the clock, MOT'd until June 2018 and included the original owners log book, the vendor also included, the large fluffy dice hanging in the windscreen, the 'Tax in the post' notice on the screen and YES, 2 inflatable dolls in the back seat !!!

Comment by: Mick on 7th December 2020 at 11:04

Ill say it again, Im glad I dont live across the road from piece of junk.
If it was parked up in Shevy the parish council would have it moved because it visual pollution or at least make the owner cover it up.

Comment by: Poet on 7th December 2020 at 11:44

It's not altogether surprising PeterP , with Del Boy ! Or is it Jackie Lad in this case ?
A great series , yet if it was repeated today there is certain content in the early shows that some might consider racist .

Comment by: Beryl on 7th December 2020 at 11:45

I remember that episode so well, it was brilliant

Comment by: Julie on 7th December 2020 at 12:18

That's Cool outside of someones house, I like replicas of famous things.

Comment by: PeterP on 7th December 2020 at 13:16

Poet if todays PC Brigade had their way we would not be able to watch 90% of old programmes

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 7th December 2020 at 13:25

I think the vehicle is a Reliant Regal Supervan 3

Comment by: Cyril on 7th December 2020 at 13:38

That'll be a head turner when out and about. It was a great comedy series, and the episodes of Only Fools and Horses are available to view on Britbox, Netflix and Amazon Prime.

Comment by: DTease on 7th December 2020 at 14:27

Better be careful where you leave your ‘lectric bike Mick. The Parish Council will have it away in a flash.
All you’ll find when you get back is a note saying “Dear Mick, your bike is in the Crusher.
Love and Merry Christmas from the Parish Council”.

Comment by: Harry on 7th December 2020 at 15:12

Wonder how much the actors have earned in repeats? I read the actor who played Mickey Pearce now drives a cab . Must have signed a one off contract .

Comment by: Derek Platt on 7th December 2020 at 17:38

This pic brings back a memory for me. I saw one of these vehicles that hit a telegraph pole head on and the fibre glass body had split in half from front to back. If I remember rightly that was in Shevy.

Comment by: Edna on 7th December 2020 at 17:39

Mick, I'm glad you don't live near me,we had one of those, and had a wale of a time in it, it was good fun at the time.Its a good job we didn't give a hoot what the neighbours thought.

Comment by: . Ozy . on 7th December 2020 at 19:58

Mick, just be thankful that you don't have to look out of your front window every morning and see MY van.
You'll know it when you see it, as its sort of off white with a kind of moss / ochre tinted patina.
If you've ever seen that truck on the old Spielberg movie " Duel " with Dennis Weaver, well it's a bit like that but meaner looking.
It's sort of like a combination of a drug dealer's wheels, the A team van and a New Age travellers' bus, and you'll likely be seeing it quite soon.
Following several disrespectful comments recently regarding my humble abode, it may well be coming to a location very near you in the foreseeable future.
As I've heard so many good reports of Shevvy from yourself personally, I'm considering selling the old methane contaminated Anderson shelter and relocating to Shevvy...........
So be afraid......in fact, if I were you, I'd be very afraid.
In fact, if you were thinking of selling up and moving to Singapore, Now might just be the perfect time.

Comment by: Veronica on 7th December 2020 at 20:53

Ozy I would have thought your white van would have been a bonus thrown in when you sold your des res. on Escape to the Country. It would have been very handy for nipping about in.

Comment by: DTease on 7th December 2020 at 21:05

Has Mick got a drive I wonder Ozy? You could be the male equivalent of "The Van Lady". I'm sure Mick would be happy to let you use his Gentleman's facilities.
I could let you have some left over Pink emulsion at a very reasonable price if you need to give your new domicile a bit of a spruce up.
Once you get your Aga up and running in Mick's front garden you'll be as snug as a bug in a rug.

Comment by: . Ozy . on 7th December 2020 at 22:19

I was as snug as a bug in an Anderson shelter until you pair started off about canaries and pulse induced volatile gaseous emissions.
Anyroad, feel free to mock, but when the forthcoming economic meltdown inevitably occurs, and you lot find yourselves out there, freezin' yer sprouts off in the windswept, post apocalyptic wasteland created by an out of control capitalist society, you'll at least be able to take comfort in the knowledge that Ozy will still be there, in front of his AGA, doing his thousand piece baked bean jigsaw puzzle. So go ahead,.. go on,.. mock all you like. Just remember the old adage..He who laughs last,...errm!... ...last laughs...or summat.....
I wonder what GW's up to these days?...

Apologies if I've ruined your entire evening Anne.
By the way, you won't believe the verification code on this one. It consists of five letters. The first one being P. The middle one is N. And the last one is S.......that's right.......its PANTS.

Comment by: Mick on 7th December 2020 at 22:37

Ozy Ive seen your beat up old van when we met on Wigan lane and you asked me home.

Comment by: . Ozy . on 7th December 2020 at 23:18

Now steady on there Mick. Don't go giving people the wrong idea. If folk think I live on Wigan lane, they may get the idea that I'm affluent.
Now I wouldn't go quite as far as to describe myself as being effluent, but affluent I most certainly am not.
Apologies once again Anne, but unfortunately this is the time of the evening when us lunatics are allowed to roam freely for a brief period of unbridled humorous discourse. Our carers call it ' the twilight zone '.
If you're easily offended, as would appear to be the case, then you may be well advised to avoid logging on after 2200 GMT.

Comment by: DTease on 7th December 2020 at 23:46

I would hate to be ungentlemanly Ozy and say it was Veronica wot started it...but it was Veronica wot started it.
Last I heard of GW he was herding chickens over the great Pennine divide, or was it sheep? This time of year he’s probably on the turkey run. Maybe no one as told him that Christmas is cancelled this year.

Comment by: . Ozy . on 8th December 2020 at 00:46

Funny you should mention GW Dtease, as I was thinking about him only a couple of posts back.
I've actually began, begone, bygone, Oh! bugger this Chilean Merlot,... err,....started writing a new pome entitled "Captain Capon and his nefarious poultry related capers."
This potentially prizewinning odyssey is currently in its first draft, but I optimistically estimate that the completed pullet's egg prizewinning pome will be published on these very pages before 2021.
Watch this space anyway.....
Oh!, by the way Anne, don't bother watching this space, as I'm confident you'll find the content puerile, which, in all honesty, I can confidently predict, it most likely will be.

Comment by: Blob on 11th December 2020 at 10:05

Ozy, what a load of unbelievable rubbish you have spewed out in the final 4 or so hours of Monday night and early Tues morning. What on earth has most of that drivel got to do with Dennis's photo of a a Robin Reliant. If i were Dennis i would be thinking twice about bothering again.

Comment by: George (Hindley) on 11th December 2020 at 23:46

Blob (?) it's Reliant Robin, not Robin Reliant. You wouldn't say Viva Vauxhall or Cortina Ford, would you?

Comment by: Blob on 12th December 2020 at 11:40

Correct George i wouldn't, yet i've just seen an advert.............
''For sale,4 Vintage Robin Reliants''.

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