Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 27th May, 2021)
King Street West
Photo: Dennis Seddon (Sony DSC-WX500)
Nice pic Dennis, it's first time i have seen the old lamp at top of station very colourful pic, streets nice and clean to.
It looks a lovely day for a bus ride.
Does the bus stop at every lampost on its way to Southport or does it go all the way round the houses to get there?
It looks like a very nice bus on the outside, it even looks like it's smiling... but the inside is a torture chamber after half an hour going round the round-abouts. Travel sickness pills wouldn't be a bad idea, feeling queezy now thinking about it.
Good photo Dennis, a familiar scene leaving the station.
Why is that, Dennis? My nephew drives that sometimes!
Lovely photo Dennis, nice blue sky, but you would not want to live, after going to Southport on this bus.You would be traumatised!!
Irene, it might be ok for a few stops but NOT all the way to Southport. You and the Squadron Leader try it- I grant you will never do it again. Trust me Irene, rely on Dorothy...;o))
Gwenda don't even think about !
I'm glad there is a Southport bus, I need it to get home!
Irene you might like a ride on this vintage bus that I went on at Haworth 1940s weekend, you might even spot yourself on camera.
I remember once looking at the scheduled Wigan to Southport bus journey time and couldn't believe my eyes. I hightailed it to the train station
The rare times I go to Southport, Veronica, I prefer the train. Haven't been for years and was disappointed with the once-lovely Lord Street last time I went. I used to visit a lovely bookshop that had a coal fire and, if you bought an old book, they used to wrap it in brown paper, (no sellotape) and make a little loop for you to carry it with. I'll have a look at the Haworth scene. Mick.
We stopped the clock
at a moment in time ,
A place I felt part of and intrinsically mine ,
I often go back there ,
this place that I see,
A place in my mind that touched gold for me ..
Irene - the bookshop you mention is Broadhursts, on Market St, Southport.
They still have the coal fire in autumn and winter, and I think they still wrap purchases in brown paper, if asked to.
I've been going there for nearly fifty years.
I don't think I have been in Wigan, except as a visitor from Canada, for 50 years. Looking at the photo, where was the entrance to the cinema back in the day. By the way it is a great photo very clean.
Derek Platt. If you walked up past the Chinese takeaway on the photo, towards Wigan Town centre. The entrance to the cinema was first left.
Glad to see the walk ways are more assessable for wheelchairs/prams and people with walking aids