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saddle
Photo: alan
Views: 2,666
Item #: 26026
this is were I used to get the bus to go to highfield school juniors.

Comment by: Ian Banks on 16th February 2015 at 12:15

Great photo Alan :-)

Comment by: Maureen on 16th February 2015 at 12:39

Notice the unlittered roads..it stands out like a sore thumb.

Comment by: Jimmy on 16th February 2015 at 14:24

Oh dear, expect complaints again.

Comment by: Alan H on 16th February 2015 at 14:32

Surely this was on here a few weeks ago?It had lots of comments.

Comment by: Jimmy on 16th February 2015 at 14:51

Indeed it was Alan, it had to be removed over claims of plagarism.

Comment by: Garry on 16th February 2015 at 15:12

Been on a few weeks ago.

Comment by: Giovanni on 16th February 2015 at 16:04

Forgive my ignorance. Where is this?

Comment by: Albert. on 16th February 2015 at 17:10

Last time it was on it got taken off the Album prematurely, as did another photograph of Newtown.

Comment by: Ian "plagiarist" Banks on 16th February 2015 at 17:55

Giovannai, it's the saddle junction in Newtown looking up towards Warrington Road & Ormskirk Road.

Comment by: Giovanni on 16th February 2015 at 19:23

Thanks Ian. I've got me bearings!!

Comment by: Garry on 16th February 2015 at 19:49

Then you need to Grease them, Giovanni.lol

Comment by: Giovanni on 17th February 2015 at 10:46

WD40 already applied Garry! LOL

Comment by: DerekB on 17th February 2015 at 13:17

The point duty policeman is not exactly rushed off his feet is he? I remember there still being a point duty policeman here at peak times into the late 50s. The first small roundabout was installed about 1960 approximately where the policeman is standing

Comment by: John on 17th February 2015 at 15:30

Does anyone know When they demolished the Saddle pub?

Comment by: Ken on 17th February 2015 at 19:03

No body had anything to throw away thats whay no litter

Comment by: Jarvo on 17th February 2015 at 19:27

'Nobody had anything to throw away' Indeed...Lol. But what a bleak picture it is. An era well gone. Thank God.

Comment by: pete barker on 17th February 2015 at 19:37

I bet the Police today don't know how to do point duty ? We could do it in the Army in Northern Ireland in the 1970's and carrying an SLR rifle!

Comment by: Elaine Green on 17th February 2015 at 22:18

I lived at the saddle from birth - 1957 until 1975 and the policeman on duty at this spot used to cross us the road in the morning on our way to school, I can still hear my Mam "make sure yer cross wi' Bobby".

Comment by: A.W. on 19th February 2015 at 10:06

John I think The Saddle was demolished in the mid 6os.

Comment by: john on 19th February 2015 at 12:17

Thanks A.W. I knew it had gone by the 70s when I used to drive past here, and the Queens had gone as well by then.

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