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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 12th July, 2014)

Southgate


Southgate
New road from Wigan to Saddle junction.

Photo: Brian  (Fuji FinePix S7000)
Views: 2,934

Comment by: Ken R on 12th July 2014 at 00:06

I don't recognise this at all.

Comment by: Janet ( FL ) on 12th July 2014 at 01:39

I am totally lost, where is this ?

Comment by: fred on 12th July 2014 at 07:59

on the left is where the melverly st bus depot was

Comment by: Harry C. on 12th July 2014 at 08:05

I like the unusual viewpoint Brian, but you are confusing the expats. H.

Comment by: peterp on 12th July 2014 at 08:14

Ken/Janet has you came out of Wigan A49to the saddle you used to come over the bridge on pottery road and then follow the canal on your right to the ambulance station and then turn left for the saddle. Now the road goes straight on round the back of the Nissan garage and goes under the railway bridge nearer the saddle. If you turn right at the mini island on the photo it would take you the old road but has now been made two way(google street map)

Comment by: kath on 12th July 2014 at 08:44

I'm lost too

Comment by: "bobby" John Ashcroft on 12th July 2014 at 09:49

Just past the old pier nightclub going towards the saddle junction. I suspect this was taken from the Keep Britain Tidy premises

Comment by: Kenee on 12th July 2014 at 09:54

Wigan Pier and the old Pottery Road is to the right. Ahead is The Adam Viaduct and Saddle Junction. The road has been built to alleviate traffic although there didn't appear to be much when this photo was taken. Looking at the shadows it seems to be afternoon.

Comment by: A.W. on 12th July 2014 at 09:57

It's the new road, opened about 18 months ago, goes from Pottery Road to Wallgate near Adam Bridge. The building centre right is the old Sarah Lynn Bakery.

Comment by: christine bishop on 12th July 2014 at 10:14

made a big difference that road ,at least the planners got that right for a change

Comment by: Mac on 12th July 2014 at 12:04

It's called Southgate, best road in Wigan all that queuing down Caroline Steet , Wallgare and the Potteries gone....love it.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 12th July 2014 at 16:19

Hadnt a clue where it was but its a smashing clear picture ....bet the road won`t be always this quiet. Good shot Brian.

Comment by: Polly on 12th July 2014 at 17:38

Hi Brian, Can I ask what inspired you to take this picture?

Comment by: Brian on 12th July 2014 at 19:01

Thanks for the comments. I was in the Keep Britain Tidy office and thought it gave us Wiganers a different viewpoint.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 12th July 2014 at 19:21

Brian, thanks for the information, I've been wondering where they were taken from,
Regards ,Tom.

Comment by: Garry on 12th July 2014 at 19:55

It's pottery Road, to the right.

Comment by: Gem on 12th July 2014 at 21:02

Won't be long before it's all backed up due to Ormskirk Road being narrowed

Comment by: Ken R on 13th July 2014 at 00:09

I think I have my bearings now, Brian took Wigan Pier in one direction then this Road in the other direction from the Keep Britain Tidy bldg.

Comment by: Britboy on 13th July 2014 at 14:55

Alien world for this ex-pat...
I remember the old one way system round Wigan Pier but don't recognise this anymore.
The changing face of Wigan

Comment by: wattermon on 13th July 2014 at 21:58

Who'd have thought that this piece of tarmac, approx 1/4 mile long turns out to be probably the best thing that this council has managed to achieve in the last 20 years. Can't think of any other major success.

Comment by: Jemmy on 14th July 2014 at 15:03

Brilliant!

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