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 Photo-a-Day      (Monday, 20th January, 2020) Views: 1,474 
Mile Marker
 Mile Marker   by Alan Banks  (Panasonic DMC-TZ60)
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Comment by Mick on 20th January 2020 at 06:50
This photo will have a lot of Wiganers who dont look out of the bus window on the way to Chorley market wondering where is Langtree.


Comment by Veronica on 20th January 2020 at 08:31
So thoughtful of the Victorians to have place markers along the main roads, especially useful for the coach drivers. Not to mention the travellers who walked from town to town no doubt.


Comment by irene roberts on 20th January 2020 at 08:50
It's Standish-with-Langtree.


Comment by Garry on 20th January 2020 at 09:59
Another piece of craftmanship.


Comment by Poet on 20th January 2020 at 10:41
Just by here was Langtree Bar, not a pub to give succour to a weary traveller alas but a barrier to halt coaches and collect tolls.


Comment by Barrie. on 20th January 2020 at 11:36
As a" Standisher"I have always known it as Standish with Langtree. A few years ago I bought a book "About Standish" by M.D.Smith and it details how Langtree became tied in with Standish by the marriages of 2 families in the 12th century. Langtree being a separate "township" to Standish.There was another of these milestones on Preston Road giving 4 miles to Wigan & 13 miles to Preston. This is indicated in another publication on Standish by S.Aspinall in 1981. Is it still there I wonder. This is what I like about Wigan World, little nuggets of information that are shown in the album & P-A-D.


Comment by Roy on 20th January 2020 at 12:23
Yes it is still there Barrie, probably Poet has beaten me to the answer, lol, but nevertheless !! Irene,you are correct,I have lived in Standish for 78 years but never used its so called '' full title''. Standish also comprises of several other townships, about 10 I think, including the likes of....Duxbury, Shevington, Worthington, Coppull, Charnock Richard and more.


Comment by Alan on 20th January 2020 at 13:41
Buttercups this time of year??


Comment by Mick on 20th January 2020 at 15:17
Buttercups what next. Ive seen some of my amazing photos knocked back because they looked out of season.


Comment by Linma on 20th January 2020 at 17:02
You're right Barrie, Standish With Langtree UDC to give it its correct title.


Comment by irene roberts on 20th January 2020 at 18:12
Roy, I worked in Standish as a girl, aged 18 to almost 21, at Richardson's Chemists, although I lived in Ince. This was in 1970-1973. I always loved the name Standish-with-Langtree and was sad that it was never given its full title. I always thought it was a lovely place and I still do.


Comment by Ivor on 20th January 2020 at 20:23
i see that mick is back doing what he does best.....posting silly petty comments


Comment by Roy on 20th January 2020 at 20:51
Unfortunately Irene it has changed over the years, the traffic now is horrendous as it is in a lot of places. The crossroads in the centre and J27 M6 don't help at all, the 'planned' by-pass should have been built.


Comment by Alan on 20th January 2020 at 21:26
Standish is the elite of Wigan.


Comment by Mick on 20th January 2020 at 23:08
I went to Standish today for a haircut and had no problems with the traffic


Comment by Angela on 21st February 2020 at 15:08
Somebody has stolen one of the mile markers from the Boars Head bridge.


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