PLEASE tell me that Wigan Council employees misspelling Leigh in Athy road markings will be in the paper this week! pic.twitter.com/5lCHHd2zCR— 80sNostalgia (@80sNostalgia) August 3, 2015
Atherton is hardly miles away - it's within walking distance of my house, especially if you catch the wrong night bus and find yourself abandoned there - but with the road now clearly marked 'Liegh' there's not much feeling of neighbourly respect...
It's not even the best way to get to Leigh (or 'Liegh') as, unless you want to bypass the town completely and come into it from the far side, you're better off taking the undirected left turn on to - yup - Leigh Road.
Leaving Atherton in the direction of Wigan to get to Leigh is a case of literally going round the houses.
In case any proof were needed, Google Maps clearly shows the old road markings as of May 2015, complete with the correct spelling of Leigh!
C'mon Wigan Council, if you need a Leigh copywriter to proofread five-letter words for you, I'm right here...
Thanks to @leythdave we now know 'Liegh' has been scrubbed from the surface of the street and replaced with the correct 'Leigh' spelling, hurrah!