A QUIET country lane ended up becoming a 'rat run' for motorists.

When this picture was taken, Knowsley Road in Wilpshire, was a peaceful country lane passing beneath the Blackburn-Hellifield Line.

It led to the area known locally as Wilpshire Bottoms.

Now it is an access-only road to prevent it being used by motorists as a 'rat run' to avoid traffic lights at the Whalley New Road-Ribchester Road junction.

In 2013, residents living on the road called for its speed to be limited to 20mph to address the problem.

And following a long-running campaign, they were successful in their bid in 2014.

Perhaps you have a tale to tell about Knowsley Road. If so we’d love to hear from you.

Share your memories with ben.butler@nqnw.co.uk.