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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 23rd June, 2022)

The Boundary?

The Boundary?
The crossing outside Mab’s Cross School with Standishgate on the left and Wigan Lane on the right.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: PeterP on 23rd June 2022 at 06:44

I Presume the boundary is the middle of the crossing?. When you think about other places where the road name changes you think it would be at a junction but it can be in the middle of anywhere along the street which may confuse people.

Comment by: James Hanson on 23rd June 2022 at 07:23

It looks to me that the shade of the Belisha beacon is one sided. hope it doesn't fall off and hit someone.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 23rd June 2022 at 07:45

Interesting pic, Dennis. Good info but shouldn't there be four young lads walking across the road?

Comment by: Veronica on 23rd June 2022 at 08:03

It’s always been Wigan Lane for me on both sides, officially or unofficially. But good to know the information.

Comment by: Syd Smith on 23rd June 2022 at 08:57

So if one lives in one of those flats on the left would they have a different address to those living in the flats on the right.

Comment by: Maureen on 23rd June 2022 at 09:19

That's all I can see Fred..imagination eh!!!

Comment by: irene roberts on 23rd June 2022 at 11:22

Scholes and Whelley are like that, if I'm not mistaken, with the signs next to each other.

Comment by: Pw on 23rd June 2022 at 16:55

Good photo Dennis,I too always thought Wigan Lane started at the bottom of the hill.

Comment by: e on 23rd June 2022 at 17:57

Both sides mark their dividing line , the Spartans at one side ,
Massively outnumbered
but death with their pride .
Leonidas sees just victory ,
to fight is all he knows ,so as the shields bind closer ,
The rain comes down with blows...

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