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 Photo-a-Day      (Tuesday, 28th October, 2014) Views: 2,595 
Saddle Junction
 Saddle Junction   by Aubrey Fairclough  (Fuji FinePix S2950)
Lanes and lights.

Comment by Mick on 28th October 2014 at 00:02
All 7 lights are on red


Comment by Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 28th October 2014 at 01:32
Just in case younger viewers are wondering why this junction is known as The Saddle ,a little past the traffic light was The Saddle public house,it closed late 1960, or early 1970s


Comment by Fireman sam on 28th October 2014 at 07:44
Its because weve just had a shout and we have jammed the signal for priority


Comment by kath on 28th October 2014 at 08:43
I came up by coach last week and was totally confused when we arrived here and went on the new road. I didn't know why it was called the Saddle


Comment by Giovanni on 28th October 2014 at 09:08
I counted eight red lights!


Comment by Anne on 28th October 2014 at 09:22
When there was The Saddle pub there a policeman was on point duty dressed in the long white coat worn in those days.


Comment by Mick on 28th October 2014 at 10:31
Gio Ive just done a recount and you are correct there is 8 and theres 7 more if you included the car brake lights


Comment by A.W. on 28th October 2014 at 14:53
Few parts of Wigan have changed as much as this area, it's hardly recognisable even compared to how it was even 15 years ago.


Comment by Aubrey on 28th October 2014 at 15:12
Although the junction is a little confusing traffic does flow better out of Wigan, especially since Southgate Road opened, but there is still congestion for traffic in the opposite direction from Warrington Road, Victoria Street and Ormskirk Road


Comment by Colin Harlow on 28th October 2014 at 15:16
A.W. is absolutely right, I would say in the last 20 years it's been reorganised 3 times. I think it's about right this time, especially since the new road layout was made under the Wigan to Kirby railway bridge.


Comment by Colin Harlow on 28th October 2014 at 16:38
Apologies, I've missed the second "K" from Kirkby.


Comment by Garry on 28th October 2014 at 16:46
Its spell kirkby.


Comment by Monumental on 28th October 2014 at 17:42
Good to see your still around. You will know me by Peter ( also a PC) and worked at Maypole.
I'm glad you are still taking an active role in Wigan.
I was born at 60 Warrington Road ( now a tyre place, and my mother had a shop at the saddle during the war. Possibly quite close to the Fire Station.


Comment by Aubrey on 28th October 2014 at 18:59
Monumental,
I do know a Peter from my time at the Maypole pit and he also joined the police force, but if you are the same one I need another clue


Comment by Joe on 28th October 2014 at 23:20
Aubrey I think you must have worked down Maypole as a lad with Fred ?...Forget his second name..who was the safety officer...I used to work in the Fireholes on the pit top!


Comment by Aubrey on 29th October 2014 at 07:32
Joe,
Yes you mean Fred Elliot.


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