Must have been many years ago when this pub had a bowling green. I lived in Queensway from 1936 until 1958 and don`t remember a green there. Had my haircut in the barbers shop nearby, the to let shop in the photo, next door I think it was.
Comment by maggie on 1st April 2009 at 09:11
I have always loved these red brick buildings which typify Wigan to me. I think they are so distinguished.
Comment by DAVE MARSH on 1st April 2009 at 15:47
Comment by A parr on 2nd April 2009 at 12:48
Great photo Brian,a fine old pub.Never seen it before.
Comment by sane man on 3rd April 2009 at 05:44
Ernest. I belive the "Bowling Green" was actually accross the road. Sort of - at the top of coppull lane. Although cant confirm
Comment by Mark Conroy on 3rd April 2009 at 21:11
Worked behind the bar here when Eric and Phyllis had it in the 1970s.
Comment by ashfield on 4th April 2009 at 19:53
The bowling green was indeed across the road. I played there as a child in the early 60s. The blocks of flats - Newton Place?- are built there now.
Comment by John Clarke on 8th April 2009 at 21:52
Been in this pub many times, passed by thousands of times , but i have never noticed the house to the left on the pic.
Comment by Jean on 9th November 2009 at 22:12
Remember this well in the late 40`s we took "shopping"to the owners every saturday from a relation in danesway ave?.and got sixpence for our troubles! Thinking about it now ...it was a heck of a walk from langdale avenue !
Comment by David on 15th November 2009 at 13:30
The shop on the right used to be a mens barbers.
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