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Preston in the Picture: Water Lane

Posted on - 11th November, 2012 - 8:06am | Author - | Posted in - Photos

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It’s probably just me but until I took this photograph I had never realised that the junction here by the Wheatsheaf Pub is not Watery Lane as I had always thought but is in actual fact Water Lane. The street sign on the side of the pub clearly states Water Lane and that was enough to send me scurrying off to the PC to check out Google Maps. Well, it looks like both names are sort of correct with Water Lane ‘flowing’ into Watery Lane at what I’d always called the ‘Dock Road’.

It’s funny what these weekly pictures throw up. I also discovered that the Wheatsheaf was national news not too long ago when it refused to serve a lady for wearing a hat. It was something to do with CCTV and it doesn’t just apply to ladies apparently. I’ve never heard of the ‘no hat’ rule before and I guess it must have been sufficiently unusual for the Daily Mail to deem it newsworthy when they reported it back in 2010.

Photo: Fuji x100 ISO 200 20secs f8

Paul Melling [paulmellingphotography]

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