Also known as the Whitesmiths Arms at the bottom of Standishgate, Wigan.
Comment by dave marsh on 20th January 2008 at 00:09
What is a whitesmith? A good blacksmith!
Comment by Rob M on 24th January 2008 at 21:51
Also at the Hinds Head, Wrightington now.
Comment by andee on 25th January 2008 at 21:14
memories or what - many yers ago i used to go in here almost every weekday for 'lunch' - homemade pie and chips, sausage and chips, etc, and a great favourite of many the good old 'chip butty' by cram you certainly got a fair share of chips on that, - all wash ed down with a half of whatever you fancied, i'mracking my brain to remember the landladies name, small blonde (or grey haired lady) and a chap name joe used to wait on. (a young chap i think 'dave' had a garage to the rear of whitesmiths) er.. i could eat a chip butty now !
Comment by David on 31st January 2008 at 12:23
I used the Whitesmiths in the 70s. The landlord was Tom and his wife was Eve. I remember Joe and Alf who both worked at the pub at various times. There is a picture of the pub with Eves father stood outside. It's on this site somewhere.
Comment by Robin Leigh on 16th March 2008 at 13:20
A whitesmith is a person who works with "white" or light-colored metals such as tin and pewter. While blacksmiths work mostly with hot metal, whitesmiths do the majority of their work on cold metal (although they might use a forge to shape their raw materials).
The term is also applied to metalworkers who do only finishing work - such as filing or polishing - on iron and other "black" metals
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