Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 20th May, 2021)
Lovely cycle track runs down Ormskirk road, but its always blocked by vehicles illegally parked up, just like the one you can see in the photo.
Another hazard cyclist and pedestrians who are using it need to watch out for are motorist coming out of the side roads from the Worsley hall council estate who don't know that they have to give way the cyclist and pedestrians at road junction, that why they have painted the road surface GREEN at these points.
Very busy road this. In the late 60s I walked from Bell Lane Kitt Green into Wigan, and up Scholes, with my niece in the pram..Are you on the bus Dennis.Good photo.
Trying to work out which bit of Ormskirk Road this is. Is the Carnegie library just behind the camera?
Triggers memories of Sunday afternoon visiting Grandad. Also Valley Road reminds me of going to see some pigs kept by people who lived down there in very old property. Probably long gone by now. You do get around with your bus pass Dennis , making full use of it.
Yes, I was on the bus Edna. Upstairs on the front seat is a great place to take pictures. There aren’t that many double decker buses running from Wigan though.
Where the cyclists are is Heather Grove.
Done it well again Dennis.
I have been along here in the car although it's not a part of Wigan I know well, but I like the photo very much. I like the terraced homes and the "bustle" of it and what appears to be a figure of a butcher outside a shop on the left. A bit of sunshine makes all the difference too!
Michael Gormally - between Carnegie and Union Bridge.
The cyclists are coming out of Almond Grove.
Another illegal E scooter being used. Could never understand why there are no side barriers near the bus stops to stop cyclists running into some one getting off a bus? In this shot at least they have placed a bin near the bus stop
I like the upper deck perspective of your photos Dennis, another good shot. How busy are the busses ?
Sorry, Almond grove.
White building at the top of the picture is the chemist opposite the old Plessey works
Veronica, before this recent unpleasantness I used my bus pass to get all over Lancashire, Yorkshire and into Cheshire. With a combination of train and bus you can get almost anywhere for very little cost. I do have a car, but you don’t see much when you have to concentrate on driving.
I hope that we soon get back to normal so that I can get back on the rails again.
Standisher, the buses seem to be picking up now that more people are getting back to work.
Thanks, Anne, Angela and Mick LD. 45 years since I lived in Wigan but I wasn't too far out!
Really like your on the bus pictures Dennis . Thank you for posting .
I used to live in Pem so been up and down here
many times .
I think we see enough traffic jams without
Photos of them.
Eddie - there are no traffic jams in this photo; just traffic flowing freely and vehicles parked in an area where road markings make provision for that.
Peter P best way to stop cyclists running into some one getting off a bus is for the person getting off the bus to pay attention and look left and right just like you would do when crossing a road, by doing this it could save you from stepping out in front of another pedestrian or wheelchair user
Dennis when I first got my pass , I went to a few outward bound places i. e Clitheroe, Ramsbottom, Hebden Bridge the list goes on. But the worst one was on the bus to Southport - and once was enough! I don't know how I got of the bus as I was bent double and my head felt as if it belonged to somebody else with the to -ing and fro- ing it got going round the roundabouts!
I managed to cross Lord St had a cup of tea and went straight to the station and home. It took more than 2 hours to get there. Never again! I would much rather go on the train.
I worked in Plessey (leisure shift 6 - 10) when our children were young. Only ever having worked in offices, this was a new experience. I never got the hang of soldering wires or piece work, and my bin was full of rejects. I gave my notice in after three months - I think they were rightly glad to get rid of me. The walk home to Winstanley at the end of the shift wasn't something I looked forward to either.
Veronica, I have done that trip to Southport and you’re right, it is pretty mind numbing. And your mind is not the only thing that is numb by the time you get there!
Like you I bit the bullet and bought a ticket back on the train.
My thoughts go out to the poor old bus driver.
It would be no problem for the bus driver because they have comfortable seats and because they are driving the bus they can see the twists and turns in the road coming up so they can be ready for them.
There's was a couple with a dog, it was lying on the floor and the poor thing was whining all the way - no wonder. I suppose if you are driving the bus it mustn't affect you the same. It's not a very scenic route either Dennis, it was the same going to Ormskirk, I think that was about half way. I should have got off there instead of keeping on. Having said that loads of people do the journey. They must be hardened to it that's all.