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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 25th October, 2021)

Route 1

Route 1
Old Wigan Corporation Bus.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: wigginlad on 25th October 2021 at 08:20

Mick, where were these photos taken ? Manchester Transport museum perhaps or elsewhere ?

Comment by: Ray on 25th October 2021 at 08:49

Today is October 25th, I passed my PSV ( Public Service Vehicle ) driving test on this Leyland PD1 bus, fleet number 34 on October 25th 1966.
I believe that Number 34 is now owned by an enthusiast in Halifax.

Comment by: irene roberts on 25th October 2021 at 08:49

I loved the old "Corpy" buses. On a foggy night you could see them approaching by the green lights on either side of the destination board. I have two miniatures on my fireplace, (on't tcornish!), an Abbey Lakes one and one showing "my" stop, Ince Bar.

Comment by: Anne on 25th October 2021 at 09:36

I remember the two green lights, very useful during winter nights travel. This bus seems to have lost one somewhere on its journeys.

Comment by: Mick on 25th October 2021 at 09:48

This one and some others are undergoing restoration work in a old barn near Rufford.
If you like old buses and lorries, you can see plenty in the North West Museum of Road Transport in St Helens. have a look at the video. https://youtu.be/B2aTsNuGITA

Comment by: David Barker on 25th October 2021 at 10:14

My Auntie was a conductor on Wigan buses many years ago .Lillian Walker , sadly she's no longer with us, any trouble on her bus you would be walking home .lol.

Comment by: Roy on 25th October 2021 at 10:47

How appropiate Ray that the bus should appear on P a D today of all days, very interesting.

Comment by: Pw on 25th October 2021 at 12:06

What was the colour of these buses?"To me they were maroon but have read they were Wigan crimson.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 25th October 2021 at 12:51

I always remembered they were maroon & cream. Used get the red & white Ribble bus into Wigan from Holland Moor & change to the maroon & cream Corporation bus by the underground toilets that took me up to Whitely...not that I knew thats what the area was called....it was all Wigan to me.

Comment by: irene roberts on 25th October 2021 at 12:52

I agree with Roy....how odd that Ray's bus should appear on the same date that he passed his PSV test! What are the odds of that happening?! I always thought of Wigan Corporation buses being maroon and white....perhaps the colour changed slightly over the years? Whatever colour they are, they were better than those awful orange and white "fried egg" ones that followed them!

Comment by: TerryW on 25th October 2021 at 14:31

I wouldn't say it's one of your best ones, Mick, lacking a lot of colours.

Comment by: Michael Gormally on 25th October 2021 at 14:33

The colours were cherry and white, weren't they?

Comment by: Ray on 25th October 2021 at 14:42

I believe the Wigan Corporation buses were Crimson & White, However,
many people referred to them as " Cherry & White ", the colour of Wigan
Rugby League players shirts.

Comment by: Mick on 25th October 2021 at 15:16

Maroon & Cream
Irene, Roy, Ray, the lord works in mysterious ways

Comment by: John on 25th October 2021 at 16:33

Could someone please give the location and origin of Pony Dick.

Comment by: Derek Platt on 25th October 2021 at 17:03

Where the heck is Pony Dick.

Comment by: Michael Smalley on 25th October 2021 at 17:29

Pony Dick is in Pemberton just past St. Mathews church on Billinge road.

Comment by: daveo18 on 25th October 2021 at 19:35

or just before St Matthew's Church if coming from Wigan. It's the patch of grass alongside Pemberton Station

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