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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 13th May, 2024)

A Bit of a Squeeze

A Bit of a Squeeze
Not much room to get past on this road.
New Road, Haigh.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: Helen of Troy on 13th May 2024 at 07:20

Come on now Dennis, there is loads of room !
Cross the country to Norfolk & you will find we drive on narrower roads than that.....& still have two way traffic !
Personally I think Norfolk drivers are manic but you have to grit your teeth & go with the flow....good pic neverless !

Comment by: Gary on 13th May 2024 at 08:13

Dennis, I have little doubt that Helen (of Troy) will back me up on this - in Norfolk this is the everyday norm on most B roads and parts of some A roads.
It isn't unusual to be faced with a lorry coming at you, or a farmer moving a wide combine.
It is very much a real driving experience!

Comment by: PeterP on 13th May 2024 at 08:20

Unfortunately most modern cars have got wider and country lanes where made for the horse and cart.Good job its not two( Chelsea tractors)SUV's or one would have to run on the grass verge

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 13th May 2024 at 08:51

Exactly Gary !
We lived on a very narrow Norfolk country lane a few years ago & my brother was visiting from the US...just before our house there was a sign that stated ' Road Narrows '.....it prompted the comment from my brother....' How can it get any narrower ?' It did !

Comment by: T. D. on 13th May 2024 at 09:41

Good photo of a quaint area in Wigan Dennis. Steep and not as flat as Norfolk Helen, but a nice peaceful place with something in common.
No kerb or footpath to guide the artistic yellow line painter on his wobbly way. Perhaps he was on a quest to find the local Haigh windmill after tap room ales, and tales of Don Quixote in the nearby Balcarres Arms ?

Comment by: John(Westhoughton) on 13th May 2024 at 10:27

Good photo Dennis was you walking?Brings back memories of holidays with the grandchildren we were driving down to Talland Bay in our Toyota 4 door pickup a single track road with passing points when a Range Rover came the opposite way so I reversed to a passing point my wife said did you see who was driving that Range Rover it was Richard Madeley apparently he lives down Talland Bay a great little beach in Cornwall great memories with the grandchildren cheers Dennis.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 13th May 2024 at 10:55

Nice picture Dennis, we have walked down that road many times but you have to have eyes in the back of your head if you don't want to finish up in Wigan Infirmary!

Comment by: Pat McC on 13th May 2024 at 13:45

Same here Helen. Five miles in all directions from where I live all the roads are slightly narrower than this. Silage time etc means gridlock - at least two or three cars!!

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