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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 27th May, 2021)

King Street West

King Street West
King Street West and everyone’s least favourite bus, abandon hope all ye who enter here, the 375 to Southport.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: Dave Lewis on 27th May 2021 at 00:53

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.

Comment by: Mick on 27th May 2021 at 07:08

It looks a lovely day for a bus ride.

Comment by: PeterP on 27th May 2021 at 07:43

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?

Comment by: Veronica on 27th May 2021 at 07:46

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.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 27th May 2021 at 08:03

Why is that, Dennis? My nephew drives that sometimes!

Comment by: Edna on 27th May 2021 at 08:59

Lovely photo Dennis, nice blue sky, but you would not want to live, after going to Southport on this bus.You would be traumatised!!

Comment by: Veronica on 27th May 2021 at 09:17

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))

Comment by: Veronica on 27th May 2021 at 09:21

Gwenda don't even think about !

Comment by: A.W. on 27th May 2021 at 10:36

I'm glad there is a Southport bus, I need it to get home!

Comment by: Mick on 27th May 2021 at 11:17

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.


Comment by: DerekB on 27th May 2021 at 11:51

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

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 27th May 2021 at 13:25

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.

Comment by: e on 27th May 2021 at 15:22

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 ..

Comment by: MicK LD on 27th May 2021 at 15:55

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.

Comment by: Derek Platt on 27th May 2021 at 19:36

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.

Comment by: Edna on 27th May 2021 at 21:08

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.

Comment by: Dorothy Hesheth on 30th May 2021 at 16:35

Glad to see the walk ways are more assessable for wheelchairs/prams and people with walking aids

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