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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 9th November, 2023)

River Way

River Way
River Way from Chapel Lane Railway Bridge.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-HX99)
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Comment by: John Noakes on 9th November 2023 at 00:37

Wigan Council call that road Chapel Lane. They even give the address of the car park off that road as Chapel Lane Car Park, Chapel Ln, Wigan WN3 4HS. Yet the entrance to that car park is off Darlington Street East?
It's a crazy place, is Wigan.

Comment by: Veronica on 9th November 2023 at 08:43

If ever I visit the Range just out of the photo on the right I am as nervous as a kitten crossing that road. That’s probably because I’m not used to such busy roads where I live. Is the car park where the gas works used to be?

Comment by: Ray on 9th November 2023 at 08:43

The queue of traffic up to the RED traffic light is Chapel Lane, beyond
the traffic light is River Way.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 9th November 2023 at 09:58

Although that's Chapel Lane, the two story buildings forward of the Premier Inn are on Darlington Street.
The car park at the back was accessed from Harrogate Street and referred to as Atherton Street car park as it's located on the site of once was Atherton Street.
Not sure if there is now access from Chapel Lane at the side of the old Westwood Estate Office built in 1896 now Franco's Italian Restaurant but many street signs 'or lack of' can be confusing.
Dennis, were you on the railway bridge to take that picture!!!!!!

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 9th November 2023 at 10:15

No Colin, I was on a train on the Railway Bridge.

Comment by: Garry on 9th November 2023 at 10:22

That road Chaple Lane to the Saddle Junction is a rat race, most drivers don't stop in the right lanes, they keep going in and out of lanes trying to get in front of other drivers. I call it Wacky Races. But seriously, they cut up other decent drivers who are in the correct lane.

Comment by: Cyril on 9th November 2023 at 11:25

Nice one Dennis, your photo title has got folks expostulating.

This area around Chapel Lane and Darlington Street is another road layout they keep changing, and as always not for the better. You're right to be nervous when crossing this road that becomes to be four lanes near to The Range Veronica, because the speeds that you see some cars travelling along there is just idiotic, and all so as for them to get a few cars in front.

Comment by: Wiganer on 9th November 2023 at 14:46

Couldn't agree with you more Garry. The highways depth should put up "Stay in Lane" signs for these careless drivers. That road is annoying form Chaple Lane to Asda Newtown.

Comment by: Johnny on 9th November 2023 at 14:51


Comment by: Pw on 9th November 2023 at 15:06

I agree Garry it is like Wacky races.I understand how people who do not know the layout and get confused and change lanes but plenty who know the layout cut you up to save a few minutes.

Comment by: Paul on 9th November 2023 at 15:49

Driver's DO know the lanes Garry and Pw the just want do get in front of every other driver.

Comment by: Garry on 9th November 2023 at 16:36

John Noakes, you have to go back in time to understand. When that carpark was built the entrance was off Chaple Lane, just after the Darby Arms, after the pub was demolished, and the reorganisation of the road layout was completed, the entrance was moved to Darlington St. The people of Wigan don't like change, so the Chaple Lane car park remained the same name.
Make good sense to me.

Comment by: Pw on 9th November 2023 at 17:11

Paul,that’s what I am saying.

Comment by: Street Map on 9th November 2023 at 18:31

John Noakes is crazy not Wigan.

Comment by: Wigan Mike on a Bike on 9th November 2023 at 18:53

That road in the photo is Chapel Lane. It's not Chaple Lane or Riverway or anything else. Like ray said - up to the RED traffic light is Chapel Lane, beyond
the traffic light is River Way.
gary it looks like you need to go back to school

Comment by: Paul on 9th November 2023 at 19:48

wigan mick on bike. Needs to go back to school. Gary should be GARRY.

Comment by: Wiganer on 9th November 2023 at 19:56

The white Daf truck is entering Chapel Lane, no ifs and buts.
Mike on bike needs to get a Map or Satnav.

Comment by: John(Westhoughton) on 9th November 2023 at 20:04

I can remember driving through Chapel Lane railway bridge Dennis in 1968 with a Thames Trader and it being very narrow single carriageway in both directions .

Comment by: . Ozy . on 9th November 2023 at 20:27

In my own typical fashion , and following Hamas tradition , I have chosen to bulldoze the barriers , in order to inform Irene that Josie currently occupies a bed at the Salford Royal following a stroke .

Apologies to Dennis or others who may find my intrusion inappropriate , but I consider any avenue of communication , however unlikely , to be legitimate .

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 9th November 2023 at 21:45

Thanks, Ozy. Robert let me know about Josie.

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 9th November 2023 at 21:47

I feel sorry for anyone who is in hospital at the moment. Get well soon Josie.
I’m ors de combat and confined to barracks myself right now Ozy and being force fed with a diet of daytime tv. As the old miners used to say “ ‘Ad sooner do a double un daen Pit”

Comment by: Pat McC on 9th November 2023 at 22:05

Get well soon Dennis, and keep up the good work.

Comment by: Cyril on 9th November 2023 at 22:07

Oh dear, I wish her all the best for a speedy recovery Ozy, she couldn't be in a better hospital though with Salford having a dedicated stroke unit. The ambulance crew took me to there last year as they were certain that I'd had a stroke, and it was the first time I'd been in an ambulance with the blues and two's on, thankfully after scans and investigations it was found to be bone spurs in my neck with Cervical spondylosis and them pressing against nerves, that made me numb on the left side and losing the use of my left arm etc., and so mimicking a stroke. They did say if it does happen again then phone 999, as it's better getting checked out, as the sooner you get to hospital with a stroke the better it is.

Comment by: . Ozy . on 9th November 2023 at 23:26

I also sympathise with anyone unfortunate enough to be incarcerated within an NHS institution Dennis , especially during the administration of this particular governing body .

My sympathies also extend to any poor soul
unlucky enough to have to spend the foreseeable future , or the next ten minutes for that matter , being obliged for recreational purposes to watch daytime tv….Irrespective of whichever useless bunch of no hopers should just happen to be in control of every minutiae of our existence .

If a more persuasive argument for voluntary euthanasia exists as an alternative to watching the unappealing dross that we’re currently being bombarded with , then I have yet to learn about it.

The bloody potter’s wheel and the test cards of the 50s and 60s offered better entertainment .

Comment by: Veronica on 9th November 2023 at 23:48

I also wish speedy recoveries to all as well. You could always find something on ytube Dennis..I’ve watched some good old films on there. In fact , I think Talking Pictures pinch their old films from off there! “ Pick-up on South Street” is a good one to start with.

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