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POOLSTOCK LANE ( AGAIN)

Started by: GOLDEN BEAR (4743) 

I see the troube makers are at it again on poolstock lane under the bridge near Tippings pub ! I could not believe what i saw opposite the bust stop under the bridge opposite they are reducing the road and making pavement wider . Can they be serious ?? By making it narrower if there be a bus there it would be very tight to get thro . I just wonder what is next ????? GB

Started: 23rd Jan 2022 at 13:50

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (9461)

Golden Bear

It is being done to make Poolstock Lane a safer place to be, Poolstock Lane, and Poolstock will become a pleasant backwater, a sleepy village, where it is safe for folk to cross the road

Replied: 23rd Jan 2022 at 14:04

Posted by: PeterP (9297)

GB the council are trying to get motorist to use the new dual carriageway and will pull out every trick to stop them using Poolstock . I don't know why they did not go the whole hog and just put signs up banning vehicles except for access and they could have saved a fortune on these wacky road works. Has far as narrowing the road near to a bus stop the idea is to hold traffic up till the bus is ready to move

Replied: 23rd Jan 2022 at 14:15

Posted by: tomplum (8999) 

I see the funny side of this,


Golden Bear

It is being done to make Poolstock Lane a safer place to be, Poolstock Lane, and Poolstock will become a pleasant backwater, a sleepy village, where it is safe for folk to cross the road

Ha ha hee hee, At night time when Poolstock Lane is quiet, along come, Jimmy Jet and pizzalong Pete and thier high powered car owning friends and it becomes , Poolstock runway with audies , beemers and sooped up scooby Do'sss lining up for take off, Brrrrrrooooooooommmmmm,

Replied: 23rd Jan 2022 at 14:25

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (9461)

They are putting a fancy crossing in at that location, it will be for pedestrians and cyclists

In Hingley they have the same sort of crossing on Wigan Road, at where the Welly Loop Line crossed the road, but that one is for horses too, it has a raised up button on the pole, for mounted horse riders

Replied: 23rd Jan 2022 at 14:38

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (9461)

There are winners and losers, Poolstock Lane will be carrying a lot less traffic, but Warrington Road through Goose Green is carrying a lot more traffic, has it was meant to do, when the dual carriageway was constructed during the 1960s, when half of Goose Green was demolished

Replied: 23rd Jan 2022 at 14:44

Posted by: tonker (25112) 

“ Poolstock will become a pleasant backwater, a sleepy village “

Like Starndish? Ha.! Worsley Mesnesers will all start talking with a posh voice! And wearing a hat and scarf and hiking boots to go “into the village, to the store, for twenty Lambert and a harf of vodka”!

Replied: 23rd Jan 2022 at 16:48
Last edited by tonker: 23rd Jan 2022 at 16:49:24

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (9461)

On about Worsley Mesnes, the going to the shop in pyjamas is back in fashion, they are all at it

Replied: 23rd Jan 2022 at 16:57

Posted by: tonker (25112) 

Even Mac? . With his curlers in too?

Replied: 23rd Jan 2022 at 17:01

Posted by: Owd Codger (596)

If they want drivers to use the new road, then they should block off entry to Poolstock from Chapel Lane otherwise they are wasting their time.

Replied: 24th Jan 2022 at 10:18

Posted by: PeterP (9297)

Owd Codger that is what I posted yesterday

Replied: 24th Jan 2022 at 10:27

Posted by: tomplum (8999) 

There's a sign up in highfield grange warning of SERIOUS congestion starting in Feb 2022, So something else is about to start soon,
my advice is, Get on thee bike, liaaaaake,


Replied: 24th Jan 2022 at 10:55

Posted by: jarvo (30223) 

The road isn't happening.

Nature is playing its ace hand: Coal mines.

Replied: 24th Jan 2022 at 11:39

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (4743) 

I have to say all this crap about making it easier and safer to cross a road ? IS there something wrong with the people living on poolstock lane ? that they need special attention to help them cross a road ??? TELL me this then when these poor sole are out and about in other places how will they be able to cross a larger road ??? Finally if you are trying to make poolstock safer then why not go all the way and do away with cars !!! what a load of bunkum !!!!GB

Replied: 24th Jan 2022 at 14:58

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (9461)

Tom

"There's a sign up in highfield grange warning of SERIOUS congestion starting in Feb 2022, So something else is about to start soon"

According to the plans they are constructing build outs on Poolstock Lane, and marking out parking bays, same as they did on Rose Hill, Gidlow Lane etc
They will be on Poolstock Lane, from Carr Lane/St Pauls Avenue to the bottom island at Marus Bridge

Replied: 24th Jan 2022 at 15:11

Posted by: tomplum (8999) 

Thats good because W I D E pavements means safer cycling,,

Replied: 24th Jan 2022 at 15:33

Posted by: Platty (1221)

TTS: I thought they'd done away with the "island" at Marus Bridge and put traffic lights in?

Replied: 24th Jan 2022 at 16:08

Posted by: tonker (25112) 

How long is it since there was an actual ‘island’ at “Windle Island”?

The name sticks!

Replied: 24th Jan 2022 at 17:22

Posted by: Platty (1221)

Where on earth is "windle island". I'm not local.

Replied: 24th Jan 2022 at 18:09

Posted by: lectriclegs (4818)

Here's a clue.............................
..................It's in Windle.

Replied: 24th Jan 2022 at 18:12

Posted by: tonker (25112) 

At Windle! Duuuuuuhr!

Replied: 24th Jan 2022 at 18:13

Posted by: tonker (25112) 

Kamikaze Island isn’t in Kamikaze, though. And that isn’t there anymore either!

Replied: 24th Jan 2022 at 18:17

Posted by: Stardelta (9655)

Where is Windle Island?



Dont mention it

Replied: 24th Jan 2022 at 18:21
Last edited by Stardelta: 24th Jan 2022 at 18:25:43

Posted by: broady (18055) 

Platty,
From memory it is heading towards Liverpool on the East Lancs Road (A580) and is the junction with the Rainford By Pass (A570) Sure someone will put you right if I am wrong.

Replied: 24th Jan 2022 at 18:23

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (9461)

Tonker

"How long is it since there was an actual ‘island’ at “Windle Island”?"

53 years

Replied: 24th Jan 2022 at 18:58

Posted by: Platty (1221)

Broady, thank you,you're a gent.
TTS: how long since there was an island at Marus bridge, or a bridge?

Replied: 24th Jan 2022 at 19:01

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (9461)

Platty

7 years

Replied: 24th Jan 2022 at 19:09
Last edited by Tommy Two Stroke: 24th Jan 2022 at 19:12:27

Posted by: tomplum (8999) 

Platty Marus Bridge is a bridge, it is over a Brook

Replied: 24th Jan 2022 at 19:36

Posted by: tonker (25112) 

It’s Maru’s, laaaaike, raaaaight?


“There was a Pemberton farmer who had a habit of addressing everyone he spoke to by the name 'Marru', a shortened version of 'marrow' the slang word for 'friend', 'pal' or 'mate'. As in 'Alreet Marru'! And he became known in the locality as 'Marru'.
Anyhow, one day, Marru' took two short planks of wood and layed them across a brook that flowed across his field in order to herd his sheep across. Very soon, the planks were being used by other locals to cross the brook without getting their pants wet and this annoyed the farmer, so he put up a sign saying 'Private bridge, Do not use, Trespassers will be shot'. Word soon got round about this, people saying to each other, 'We'd best not go across 'Marru's two short planks'. Which soon became, 'We'd best not go across 'Marru's Bridge'. And, in time, that part of Pemberton became known as 'Marus Bridge'.
It is also where the term 'thick as two short planks' originated, bolstered at the time by the writings of one Ellen Weeton, who described the area around Wigan as ‘a place of mental barrenness, where ignorance and vulgarity are their boast, and literature has scarcely dawned’. “

Probably.

Replied: 24th Jan 2022 at 20:06

Posted by: tomplum (8999) 

you want to know about folklore , Tonker is yer man liaaake,
tell us abawt cey yedders and how the came to be called that,

Replied: 24th Jan 2022 at 20:52

Posted by: PeterP (9297)

Marus is Latin for the clan Marios so maybe there was a settlement with a bridge over a stream or ditch.

Replied: 25th Jan 2022 at 10:09

 

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