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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 16th September, 2021)

Station


Station
Pemberton Station.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
Views: 1,956

Comment by: Derek Platt on 16th September 2021 at 00:29

Always a great photo from you. Tell me did you need a platform ticket to get there.

Comment by: PeterP on 16th September 2021 at 07:54

It is a few years since i used a train.Some platforms are well kept and spruced out with flowers and planters and others just look drap with nothing but concrete and steel

Comment by: Mick on 16th September 2021 at 08:06

I was wondering if they still have signs on trains say, DO NOT USE THE TOILET WHILE THE TRAIN IS STANDING IN THE STATION.

Ive just done research and here is the reason why they have the signs.

Railway woman I asked said they still have some of the old fashioned toilets which do drop stuff onto the track via a mixture with some disinfectant hence the sign saying not to flush in the station.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 16th September 2021 at 08:07

No Derek, there are no barriers on this little Station.

Comment by: Mick on 16th September 2021 at 08:19

Peter P The reason some platforms are well kept and spruced out with flowers and planters is because of OAP volunteers who get out there and get stuck in.
You want to see how good our award winning Gathurst station looks.

Comment by: Veronica on 16th September 2021 at 08:46

A nice tidy station, I think this is the Kirkby train I use to come to Wigan. Or if I visit my brother who picks me up to go to Goose Green. One of the very best stations I've seen is the Hindley one for the floral displays. Also Westhoughton's Church St station. The volunteers do tremendous work.

Comment by: irene roberts on 16th September 2021 at 09:26

I never knew Pemberton had a station...it's lovely! I don't know Pemberton well but go through sometimes and I can honestly say I've never noticed a sign showing there is a station. I LOVE railway Stations and agree with Veronica that Hindley is very well kept.

Comment by: Edna on 16th September 2021 at 09:38

Lovely photo Dennis, I've the blue benches and the yellow handrail, nice.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 16th September 2021 at 11:49

How times change. In the 1950's my best mate's grandfather was the station master here. We would visit him and the station and it was grotty, grey, dark and of course used black, smokey steam trains...but what a great atmosphere it had . This photo shows the big changes over the years and the now colourful trains and station lamposts, seats and shelters are very nice but lack the atmosphere of 'The Old Days'.

Lovely photo, Dennis. Keep 'em coming.

Comment by: Pat McC on 16th September 2021 at 11:57

What a lovely photograph Dennis. A well-kept little station. I lived in Winstanley for 18 years, a few minutes' walk away, and I've only ever seen it from the road. I must have walked past hundreds of times. Strange.

Comment by: Veronica on 16th September 2021 at 12:45

Irene it's just the steam and that big clock that's missing. Things happen when trains roar past! Loads of grit that can get in 'one's' eye! ;o))

Comment by: Mick on 16th September 2021 at 13:59

Irene if I was you I would look on the map to see where railways stations are located, then when your being driven through these places you can keep a look out for them.
Ive done this many times and still do with chip shops.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 16th September 2021 at 14:34

Are chip shops sign posted Mick, or only the good 'un's ;)

Comment by: Gary on 16th September 2021 at 14:44

Fred - could not agree more. This line used to run through to Liverpool Exchange (long gone, on Tithebarn Street) and on Grand National days lots of steam hauled specials roared through here.
Must say, Pemberton station looks good.
Best volunteer cum gardening station I have seen was Glossop, but it's great to hear of similar efforts at Hindley and Howfen.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 16th September 2021 at 16:06

Gary, have you ever been to Hebden Bridge? That's a fantastic station complete with signal box across the track.
I've been to Glossop many times. There used to be a bus from there to Holmfirth in the summer. From there you could catch another bus to Huddersfield and a train from there back to Manchester. Great day out for next to nothing with a bus pass!

Comment by: Gary on 16th September 2021 at 16:45

Dennis - not been to Hebden Bridge for years. Will detour when next crossing on the M62.
Holmfirth became popular on the back of Last of the Summer Wine - last year houses there were selling like hot cakes.
Keep the photos coming - you are doing a great job.

Comment by: Veronica on 16th September 2021 at 18:05

Dennis I went to Hebden Bridge a couple of years ago for next to nothing. Guess what I had my purse 'pinched' I was in a cafe with a friend and was about to pay and noticed it had gone. I had only been in a charity shop, it really put me off and I haven't been back since.

Comment by: irene roberts on 16th September 2021 at 18:15

How true, Dolly dear, about the grit in one's eye! I will be the 1940s lady at Grassington tomorrow, and will have the good doctor with me should I get some grit in my eye! It is two years since I donned my "Laura" costume and have had some very posh furs given to me since then, a lot posher than "Our Monty" who looked like he had been caught pinching someone's chickens and has a pronounced squint! Be in touch soon, dear, on this new-fangled e-mail. xxxxx

Comment by: PeterP on 16th September 2021 at 18:29

Irene when you travel towards Pemberton from Wigan you go past the linacre building.At the next set of traffic lights turn left onto Enfield st.At the bottom of Enfield st facing you is Pemberton station

Comment by: irene roberts on 16th September 2021 at 20:05

Thankyou PeterP. I know Enfield Street.....I have just never seen the sign for the station. xx

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 16th September 2021 at 20:42

That’s a shame Veronica, but don’t let it put you off. I imagine that an artist such as yourself would find much inspiration from the boats and old buildings along the canal there.

Comment by: Veronica on 16th September 2021 at 22:37

I recovered Dennis - you have to haven't you? It was the bank cards that worried me , so I shot straight to the Lloyds Bank and the Halifax and they cancelled them straightaway. I just wanted to go home the day was spoiled. I don't really paint 'plein air'
( outside) just from good photographs, but nice of you to say so. I do recall how lovely and busy it was along the canal though. I should go back...one of these days....

Comment by: Mick on 17th September 2021 at 10:08

Irene, last time I was at the 1940s Grassington do, the chippy had a sign saying festival prices this weekend, I still queued up for some and had them in the graveyard, admiring all the rock grave markers

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