Is it near Orrell Post? I seem to recall seeing it when I was over visiting my sister who lives in Orrell. No doubt Brian will confirm.
Comment by Roy on 26th February 2010 at 10:41
Dicconson St, henry.
Comment by Brian on 26th February 2010 at 10:49
Upper Dicconson Street, close to the town centre.
Comment by David on 26th February 2010 at 11:45
When it was Gems some years ago, it was managed by someone called Ernie, is he still around?
Comment by Pat on 26th February 2010 at 12:45
Must be confusing it with something else then!
Comment by janet on 26th February 2010 at 18:18
I went in there a few times when I lived in Upper Dicconson st 35 yrs ago.. Can't remember what it was called then..
Comment by Derek Platt on 26th February 2010 at 18:27
I went to St Johns School which is (was) behind it on Brick kiln lane. In the 50's and 60's it was, I believe, a doctors surgery. I'm willing to be corrected on this.
Comment by fiona on 26th February 2010 at 18:54
I think Dr Graham and his family lived in this house in the 1950.s and 1960.s The surgery was round the corner. I was at The Hollies school with Susan Graham and her younger sister Wendy. Apologies if wrong.
Comment by Evelyn on 26th February 2010 at 22:05
Barry Philbin and his wife moved from the Royal Oak in Standishgate to this establishment and I am led to believe that they called it Gems after their daughter Gemma.
Comment by Mugglewig on 26th February 2010 at 23:30
Hi, This was Dr Laithwaite's surgery when I was a lad. Remember going there with my parents. You used to go in through a door at the side which can be seen bricked up in this picture. Was it not La Frog restaurant a few years ago?
Comment by Derek Platt on 27th February 2010 at 01:00
Hi mugglewig La Frog was about 4 buildings further down the hill towards the market. Last time I visited Wigan from Canada it wasn't La Frog any more
Comment by Les Bagg on 28th February 2010 at 08:19
If I'm not mistaken it became a pub in the early 1980's as "Gem's" and became a popular component pub of "Doin' t'Lane".
Now revamped as a "15" and they've done a pretty good job with it.
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