Photo: Dave Taylor
Item #: 15721
CAN'T FIGER OUT WHERE THIS IS.... PLEASE HELP.
That's the A6 road going over the railway bridge Robert. It's where Georgian House is near Aspull/Blackrod. Go through Aspull, past the war memorial on the island straight across and straight on down Scot Lane - turn right at the end of Scot Lane and you come to traffic lights on the A6. Turn right again and Georgian House is almost immediately on the left - and the photo is just after that.
The big detached building in both photos is right on the roadside - there's a small section of stone bridge wall still there next to it.
Progress indeed Andrew
I regularly travel to Tyldesley from Wigan through Hindley - a journey I could have taken by train 50 years ago. Instead, thanks to successive government policies over that period, I spend a good portion of that time sat in a seemingly continuous traffic jam.
And in a cruel twist of irony, virtually all of the track bed is still there.
The signalman's name is Jack Clarke.
He's collecting the signal box water ration that was delivered by loco along with the ration for H&B Branch Junction.