It's been a while - a very long while, what with one thing and another - since I last had a day out on the buses. I've caught the bus back from town a few times and I did manage a ride to Morecambe and back (all of six km. each way) but Tuesday saw the longest bus journey I've made in over a year!
As well as buses (and canals of course) one of my interests is street markets, so where better to head for on a Tuesday than "Lancashire's Market Town"
I can get there on just two buses from the end of the road, although I must admit that given the choice from Preston of the direct bus along the A6 or the alternative that wanders around Leyland and South Ribble those who know me will be able to guess which one I took.
Chorley is a great place for a street market fan especially on a Tuesday, the town's main market day. Last time I went, a few years ago now, the market was being held in a rather windswept car park on the edge of town and consequently I was disappointed. But that was presumably a temporary occurrence as this time it filled the main streets including, naturally, Market Street, which was once part of the A6.
|Market Street, once part of the A6|
|Slack's Farm Butcher's Mannequin.|
|The 24: Chorley to Blackburn - every hour.|
|Abbey Village (from Street View)|
|The view from the timing point stop in Broughton|