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Started by: chatty (8057) 

I was walking under Wallgate bridge earlier today and was telling my lad about the old question that used to be asked when the Wheatsheaf pub was open at the top of Queen Street.
Roughly how much would it cost in a taxi to get from the Wheatsheaf to The Swan and Railway without going under a bridge? (About 50 yards tops on foot)
A lot more than you first imagine for anyone who hasn't heard it before.

Started: 23rd Jan 2021 at 22:22

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6597)

I would say that since the reinstatement of the bridge on Poolstock Lane, on the new road, it is now impossible to do what yoo suggest ....

Replied: 23rd Jan 2021 at 23:08

Posted by: PeterP (8311)

There are not that many roads around Wigan were you do not have to go under a bridge unless this is a trick question

Replied: 23rd Jan 2021 at 23:26

Posted by: tonker (23086) 

Queen Street, Chapel Lane, New Road, Warrington Road, Smithy BrookRoad, Little Lane, Billinge Road, Scot Lane, Beech Hill Avenue, Wigan Lane, Riverway, Harrogate Street, King Street, Wallgate.

God knows the fare!

Replied: 23rd Jan 2021 at 23:37

Posted by: laughing gravy (6932)

tonker you cant get from scot lane to beechill avenue without going under the railway bridge at martland mill unless you go through marsh green kitt green pem up holland roby mill apply bridge shevy and standish lower ground

Replied: 23rd Jan 2021 at 23:59
Last edited by laughing gravy: 24th Jan 2021 at 00:07:45

Posted by: Pewfall (106) 

indeed the bridge at scot lane got me at first... you need to get the m6 from orrell, and go either through shevvy or standish and in each case do spencer road bridge... otherwise you get stuck at buckley rd bridge or park road bridge or frog lane bridge... then down wigan lane past tesco, loop around the old police station and do king street presuming it's not closed, do then a left !... was a lot easier when it was 2 way by the sati bag for non buses like

Replied: 24th Jan 2021 at 00:09
Last edited by Pewfall: 24th Jan 2021 at 00:13:34

Posted by: laughing gravy (6932)

pewfall if you get on the m6 you go under the motorway bridge at orrell

Replied: 24th Jan 2021 at 00:12

Posted by: Pewfall (106) 

Is there one getting on at orrell heading north lg?

Replied: 24th Jan 2021 at 00:14

Posted by: laughing gravy (6932)

yes were the mount is,when you go north is just after you get on the m6 also theres a footbridge and flyover in shevy

Replied: 24th Jan 2021 at 00:17
Last edited by laughing gravy: 24th Jan 2021 at 00:21:23

Posted by: Pewfall (106) 

yes! you got me LG.... sooo Roby mill. skull house lane, down to shevy co-op roundabout, the awful twisty road to the old mayalls and don't turn right at SLGround. ta!

Replied: 24th Jan 2021 at 00:27

Posted by: laughing gravy (6932)

Replied: 24th Jan 2021 at 00:28

Posted by: fossil (6784)

Westwood way,Warrington rd to Bryn, Bryn rd ,Bolton Rd,A58 to Hindley ,Hall lane to Aspull,left Bolton Rd into Wigan,River way ,King St,and Wallgate!
I think!

Replied: 24th Jan 2021 at 21:16

Posted by: PeterP (8311)

Fossil bridge near to the canal Warrington Rd

Replied: 24th Jan 2021 at 21:39

Posted by: laughing gravy (6932)

the only other way is cutting through pool stock worsley mesnes goose green bryn then through to stubshaw cross down to bickershaw lane up to hindley green down to hindley up ladies lane/ hall lane to aspull then down to the town centre

Replied: 24th Jan 2021 at 22:12

Posted by: tonker (23086) 

Railway bridge on A58, Platt Waz! (take Bickershaw Lane, Smiths Lane, Leigh Road, then Atherton Road?)

Replied: 24th Jan 2021 at 22:20
Last edited by tonker: 24th Jan 2021 at 22:23:26

Posted by: tonker (23086) 

How many cats-eyes on the way? The winner get's an orange!

Replied: 24th Jan 2021 at 22:26

Posted by: laughing gravy (6932)

my route takes you the other way past prison up to hindley green

Replied: 24th Jan 2021 at 22:26

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6597)

From 't Wheatsheaf

Queen Street
Chapel Lane
Westwood Way
Warrington Road
Wigan Road
Bryn Road
Bolton Road
Lily Lane
Warrington Road
Walthew Lane
Warrington Road
Manley Street
Ince Green Lane
Manchester Road
Darlington Street East
Darlington Street
King Street
Wallgate

And Bobs yer Uncle and Charlies yer Aunt yer at the Swan & Railway and yoove not gone under a bridge

Replied: 24th Jan 2021 at 22:53

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6597)

About £20 in a taxi (Hackney Rate)

Replied: 24th Jan 2021 at 22:55

Posted by: tonker (23086) 

T.T.S. - we've decided that a bridge which has been removed still qualifies as a bridge. Therefore, the bridge, which has been demolished, on Walthew Lane still qualifies as a bridge and you can't have that route. Sorry!

Replied: 24th Jan 2021 at 23:43

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6597)

Piss off

Replied: 25th Jan 2021 at 00:00

Posted by: tonker (23086) 

Dog Meee eeeat!

Replied: 25th Jan 2021 at 00:12

Posted by: fossil (6784)


Fossil bridge near to the canal Warrington Rd

Peter p, I wasn't going through Lower Ince,the only Warrington rd on my route was through Marus Bridge to Bryn.

Replied: 25th Jan 2021 at 09:25

Posted by: PeterP (8311)

Fossil I reread your post , you could be onto a winner

Replied: 25th Jan 2021 at 11:50

Posted by: laughing gravy (6932)

tommy when was the bridge near cricket ground took down?

Replied: 25th Jan 2021 at 12:05

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6597)

Between 2000 & 2005 courtesy of Googol Earth

Yoo see is this Tonker moving the goal posts, is he cheeting

Not necessarily, because the Wheatsheaf hasn't been there for 35yrs

But in any case in any scenario, I think the Tonker judgement should be upheld and applied

So it is the same Qwanderry, in that what is the shortest root in a taxi, between the Swan & Railway and the Wheatsheaf, without going under 'any' bridge at 'any' time in [[[DOCUMENTED]] history

Replied: 25th Jan 2021 at 12:36

Posted by: gasmon (29)

Can you still get to Poolstock without crossing water ?

Replied: 25th Jan 2021 at 13:05

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6597)

By motorised taxi

Queen Street
Chapel Lane
Poolstock
Power Station access road over Lion Bridge
Westwood Lane
Ince Green Lane
Manchester Road
Birkett Bank
Hardybutts
Warrington Lane
School Lane
Crompton Street
Standishgate
Market Place
Wallgate

Replied: 25th Jan 2021 at 14:08

Posted by: bentlegs (4602)

Been cheeting all his life TTT

Replied: 25th Jan 2021 at 18:29

Posted by: chatty (8057) 

Cheating?
He must be in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang if he thinks he can get from Market Place to Wallgate in a vehicle these days.

Replied: 25th Jan 2021 at 18:47

Posted by: cindy (5894) 


I put this on in 2009 , If you had been in the Wheatsheaf on the other side of the bridge & you were driving a car How would you get to the Swan & Railway without going under a railway bridge.

Replied: 26th Jan 2021 at 12:36

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6597)

Well now yoo know, cos I've towd thi

Replied: 26th Jan 2021 at 14:32

 

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