History of madness subject of Leigh U3A talk

History of madness subject of Leigh U3A talk

History of madness subject of Leigh U3A talk

First published in News

MENTAL illness will be the subject of Leigh and District U3A next meeting.

Lesley Bates, the chair of the Leigh branch, will give the talk called Madness in History: a look at mental illness and its treatment from ancient times.

The meeting will be on Friday, September 5, at 1pm.

Entrance is £1 and all are welcome to attend.

To join, contact Lesley by calling 01942 375531.

Contact us to publicise your events at sophie.arnold@nqnw.co.uk.

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11:02am Wed 3 Sep 14

Johnboy59 says...

Lies lies and yet more lies!

What has Astley and Tyldesley done wrong to be tortured by the criminals at Wigan Council, the officials who carry out their orders, and the jokers at the the laughingly named Transport for Greater Manchester.

Two years ago people in this area could get a bus to Bolton, or if they chose they could go to Atherton and catch a train to Manchester. Suddenly those bus services were withdrawn, so if I cant use my car or my bike I have to walk or catch numerous services to reach my chosen destination.

To compound this, the so called democratically elected council forced the bus way on the area, despite it having absolutely no local support, and many protests it went ahead.It is predicted to be a white elephant when it is finally operating. It can have no green credentials, given it will be operated by diesel fume pouring single bus units, and it will get caught in the Salford Crescent motorists trap before it reaches Manchester.

The next punishment was the closure of Hough Lane, it was never going to be completed in the five intended months, and was always going to take at least as twice as long as this, as has been proved correct. On top of that we have the disgraceful disruption to the A580, and the "Smart Motorway" works being carried out on the M60 and M62. Though how this will solve the problems of an inadequate junction at the Worsley is impossible to see. In effect all these actions has brought this area to a standstill especially in rush hour. People wanting to get to work, college, or anywhere on time either have to leave very early in the morning, or arrive very late at their destination. Now Astley street is to be closed and to compound it this laughingly being given a five month timetable. The contractor have already reduced safety marshals on public footpath crossings, so overrunning the works will cause them no anguish at all.

I have no doubt the idea is try and eventually ease the congestion on the roads. If we lived in an area that was well served by trains and trams that policy may work, but the disgraceful road system and works in West Manchester means we are stuck with inadequate roads and transport facilities. When this hell is finished I for one cannot see it will improve the traffic conditions here.

It is time we demand heads roll for this crooked act, the contractors should be fined and the councillors and officials should either resign or be sacked without compensation. If democracy worked this bus way would never have been started, and as we would have the smaller traffic jams, that will return once these unwanted works are complete. We need people to serve on the council who will stop forcing unwanted changes on the area!
Lies lies and yet more lies! What has Astley and Tyldesley done wrong to be tortured by the criminals at Wigan Council, the officials who carry out their orders, and the jokers at the the laughingly named Transport for Greater Manchester. Two years ago people in this area could get a bus to Bolton, or if they chose they could go to Atherton and catch a train to Manchester. Suddenly those bus services were withdrawn, so if I cant use my car or my bike I have to walk or catch numerous services to reach my chosen destination. To compound this, the so called democratically elected council forced the bus way on the area, despite it having absolutely no local support, and many protests it went ahead.It is predicted to be a white elephant when it is finally operating. It can have no green credentials, given it will be operated by diesel fume pouring single bus units, and it will get caught in the Salford Crescent motorists trap before it reaches Manchester. The next punishment was the closure of Hough Lane, it was never going to be completed in the five intended months, and was always going to take at least as twice as long as this, as has been proved correct. On top of that we have the disgraceful disruption to the A580, and the "Smart Motorway" works being carried out on the M60 and M62. Though how this will solve the problems of an inadequate junction at the Worsley is impossible to see. In effect all these actions has brought this area to a standstill especially in rush hour. People wanting to get to work, college, or anywhere on time either have to leave very early in the morning, or arrive very late at their destination. Now Astley street is to be closed and to compound it this laughingly being given a five month timetable. The contractor have already reduced safety marshals on public footpath crossings, so overrunning the works will cause them no anguish at all. I have no doubt the idea is try and eventually ease the congestion on the roads. If we lived in an area that was well served by trains and trams that policy may work, but the disgraceful road system and works in West Manchester means we are stuck with inadequate roads and transport facilities. When this hell is finished I for one cannot see it will improve the traffic conditions here. It is time we demand heads roll for this crooked act, the contractors should be fined and the councillors and officials should either resign or be sacked without compensation. If democracy worked this bus way would never have been started, and as we would have the smaller traffic jams, that will return once these unwanted works are complete. We need people to serve on the council who will stop forcing unwanted changes on the area! Johnboy59
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