wiganworld home page
Home Photos of Wigan Stuff News What's on Classifieds Forum Communicate Guestbook Links
 Search    In association with  The Wigan Courier
  Today's photo
 
 Archives
  December 2017
  November 2017
  October 2017
  September 2017
  August 2017
  July 2017
  June 2017
  May 2017
  April 2017
  March 2017
  February 2017
  January 2017
  December 2016
  November 2016
  October 2016
  September 2016
  August 2016
  July 2016
  June 2016
  May 2016
  April 2016
  March 2016
  February 2016
  January 2016
  December 2015
  November 2015
  October 2015
  September 2015
  August 2015
  July 2015
  June 2015
  May 2015
  April 2015
  March 2015
  February 2015
  January 2015
  December 2014
  November 2014
  October 2014
  September 2014
  August 2014
  July 2014
  June 2014
  May 2014
  April 2014
  March 2014
  February 2014
  January 2014
  December 2013
  November 2013
  October 2013
  September 2013
  August 2013
  July 2013
  June 2013
  May 2013
  April 2013
  March 2013
  February 2013
  January 2013
  December 2012
  November 2012
  October 2012
  September 2012
  August 2012
  July 2012
  June 2012
  May 2012
  April 2012
  March 2012
  February 2012
  January 2012
  December 2011
  November 2011
  October 2011
  September 2011
  August 2011
  July 2011
  June 2011
  May 2011
  April 2011
  March 2011
  February 2011
  January 2011
  December 2010
  November 2010
  October 2010
  September 2010
  August 2010
  July 2010
  June 2010
  May 2010
  April 2010
  March 2010
  February 2010
  January 2010
  December 2009
  November 2009
  October 2009
  September 2009
  August 2009
  July 2009
  June 2009
  May 2009
  April 2009
  March 2009
  February 2009
  January 2009
  December 2008
  November 2008
  October 2008
  September 2008
  August 2008
  July 2008
  June 2008
  May 2008
  April 2008
  March 2008
  February 2008
  January 2008
  December 2007
  November 2007
  October 2007
  September 2007
  August 2007
  July 2007
  June 2007
  May 2007
  April 2007
  March 2007
  February 2007
  January 2007
  December 2006
  November 2006
  October 2006
 
 
More photos of Wigan
  New gallery
  Old gallery
  Album
  Wigan streets
  Photo-a-Day
  Wiganers at Work
 
Webcam
  wiganworld webcam
 
 
 Photo-a-Day      (Friday, 20th May, 2011) Views: 3,530 
Decline of the British Pub
 Decline of the British Pub   by Brian  (Fuji Finepix S7000)
The Commercial Inn at Cale Lane Bridge on the Leeds/Liverpool Canal.

Comment by alan on 20th May 2011 at 00:10
I'll bet the beer has gone sour.


Comment by Fred C. on 20th May 2011 at 06:10
I remember that from the 70's,what is happening to the British pubs?


Comment by peterp on 20th May 2011 at 07:25
One of many, more to come.Sign of the times


Comment by Scholes Malc on 20th May 2011 at 07:53
Been an inhospitable dump for many a year, even when it was open!
remember Ossie Butler being landlord there at one time
Only one boozer left on top lock now out of the original three


Comment by John on 20th May 2011 at 08:35
I remember years ago the 3 pubs locally called...top, middle and bottom, (sounds rude I know). Top lock inn, Kirkless inn (middle) and (bottom) Commercial inn. The Top lock inn was demolished in the early 70s...had some great nights in New Springs.


Comment by Dave Marsh on 20th May 2011 at 09:10
The Pub With No Beer.....


Comment by Ron D on 20th May 2011 at 09:46
If you don't use em, you lose em .


Comment by rebian on 20th May 2011 at 13:59
I believe it was on fire a few months ago then it got boarded up.


Comment by andy w on 20th May 2011 at 14:38
the trouble with these pubs set on the canal is they only get used in summer.


Comment by alan lad on 20th May 2011 at 14:50
open allday who pays fuel/wages when more often than not the landlord/lady/managers spend more time this side of the bar and employ people to serve ale thats if anybody goes in seems a bit daft to me.bring back the old opening times i say to cut cost


Comment by britboy on 20th May 2011 at 18:22
When I was working at NCB Kirkless central works in the 60's I aways went in top lock, never the commercial.


Comment by John H on 20th May 2011 at 20:48
It wont be long before all are pubs are turned into flats. In a few years time there will be plenty of empty flats , unfortunately there will be no industry left so no one will be able to buy them. Its getting that way people in the UK cant afford fuel for their car to get to work. Such a shame pubs was a large industry. Sadly they are melting into history


Comment by John on 21st May 2011 at 09:49
Ron D has got it spot on, if you don't use um you lose um....only pubs in towns will survive.


Comment by Jean F (Wales) on 21st May 2011 at 22:28
Nice looking building....what a shame it has to go .


Comment by Tom Walsh on 8th February 2012 at 02:25
The towels are on ,
The Landlords gone,
So there no need to stay ,
The empty vault and lobby,
Say that it's had it's sway.


Leave a comment?
Please note that comments do not appear straight away. Abusive language, racism and advertising is not allowed.

Your IP No. (54.221.93.187) will be logged.


Your name
 
 
Comments
 
Verification code *      

 
* Enter the 5 digit code to the right of the input box. Don't worry if you make a mistake, you will get another chance. Your comments won't be lost.
 
 © 2017 wiganworld
Click here to read the privacy policy, disclaimer and copyright information.
Please contact us with your ideas, suggestions, moans or questions.