There is a slight blow from 40684's exhaust injector water pipe, very clean.
Wigan shed is in the background, behind which is the coal hopper.
Out of School After leaving school I joined ship brokers E H Mundy at the Georges Dock building pier head as office boy.
The senior cleaner was most times sent out for a firing turn, once the job was done we would play cards in the tenders of dead locomotives.
Mal's family had already been directly involved - Mal's dad had been part of the Narvik campaign in May/June 1940, his ship, the Polish passenger ship 'Chrobry' was torpedoed and sunk on May 14/15th 1940 by German bombers.
Then in 1941 his father's house in Liverpool had been destroyed in an air raid.
This shed was close to Wallgate station, Springs Branch shed was quite a distance from both stations at Wigan, we were allowed forty minuets to walk from Springs Branch to the station.
We never got Brunswick 27F locomotives at Bank Hall, this shed had not been under Bank Hall for long.
Another young guy in the office was also a fan so when the band played in Liverpool on March 20th 1958, we booked immediately for the first show.