Progress on Broomscross Road, as it is to be called, is really moving on apace probably because of the excellent summer weather we have had.
It is to be called Broomscross Road after an historic cross that stood just to the east of Thornton where those carrying coffins to Sefton Church would rest on their sad journeys in times past. The new road passes close to the site of the cross.
I decided to have a look at progress of the road from a rarely seen location – Chapel Lane in Netherton (part of the Trans-Pennine Trail). This is a short dead-end (for vehicles) lane that serves just a few properties/farms off the Northern Perimeter Road. But there is an historic building here – have a look at this link for details:-
This was the scene looking north and south a few days ago:-
I can’t help but be pleased to see this progress after years of campaigning with the likes of Thornton Parish Council (who don’t get the credit they deserve in my book) to get this vital Link Road built.
The second photo is amongst my Flickr shots at:-