Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 28th October, 2014)
All 7 lights are on red
Just in case younger viewers are wondering why this junction is known as The Saddle ,a little past the traffic light was The Saddle public house,it closed late 1960, or early 1970s
Its because weve just had a shout and we have jammed the signal for priority
I came up by coach last week and was totally confused when we arrived here and went on the new road. I didn't know why it was called the Saddle
I counted eight red lights!
When there was The Saddle pub there a policeman was on point duty dressed in the long white coat worn in those days.
Gio Ive just done a recount and you are correct there is 8 and theres 7 more if you included the car brake lights
Few parts of Wigan have changed as much as this area, it's hardly recognisable even compared to how it was even 15 years ago.
Although the junction is a little confusing traffic does flow better out of Wigan, especially since Southgate Road opened, but there is still congestion for traffic in the opposite direction from Warrington Road, Victoria Street and Ormskirk Road
A.W. is absolutely right, I would say in the last 20 years it's been reorganised 3 times. I think it's about right this time, especially since the new road layout was made under the Wigan to Kirby railway bridge.
Apologies, I've missed the second "K" from Kirkby.
Its spell kirkby.
Good to see your still around. You will know me by Peter ( also a PC) and worked at Maypole.
I'm glad you are still taking an active role in Wigan.
I was born at 60 Warrington Road ( now a tyre place, and my mother had a shop at the saddle during the war. Possibly quite close to the Fire Station.
I do know a Peter from my time at the Maypole pit and he also joined the police force, but if you are the same one I need another clue
Aubrey I think you must have worked down Maypole as a lad with Fred ?...Forget his second name..who was the safety officer...I used to work in the Fireholes on the pit top!
Yes you mean Fred Elliot.