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      (Wednesday, 12th September, 2012) Views: 3,085 
Crown Hotel
 Crown Hotel   by Alan Banks  (Panasonic DMC-TZ3)
The Crown at Worthington.

Comment by Ken R on 12th September 2012 at 00:07
Thanks Alan for this photo, a bunch of us were in here about six weeks ago, I had a "Babbies Yed", it was very good, for some reason all my photos of this place got lost off my camera. Allan Banks is the name of a Detective Chief Inspector in a series of books I am reading by Peter Robinson. The beer choices are very good here.


Comment by David Fairclough on 12th September 2012 at 00:28
Looks like the arched window in the middle was once a door and the door a carriage entrance but where to?


Comment by Art on 12th September 2012 at 01:36
I remember frequenting the "Crown" in the early 60's. The landlord at the time was Bill Ashurst. One unique feature which until then I'd never seen, was Gas switches on the wall. They looked like normal electric switches, but they controlled a wire cable (like a bike brake cable)connected to the gas mantles overhead, which had a pilot light on constantly, the switches just turned the main gas supply to the mantles on.


Comment by Mick on 12th September 2012 at 07:13
I didnt think that road was so steep.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 12th September 2012 at 07:32
This pub put on a superb carvery lunch and in March 1970 increased the price from 10/6 to 12/6 ! My last meal there :- Haddock, chips and mushy peas, apple pie and custard, on 13th March 2010, cost £14.45.
There`s a photo in New gallery, Pubs page 2 to compare with today`s P-a-D.


Comment by Dave (Oy) on 12th September 2012 at 08:37
Lovely shot Alan


Comment by Hugh Wilson on 12th September 2012 at 09:26
Ernest, I amazed!! I can't even remember what I paid for my lunch yesterday. Do you have a sort of log-book with details of where and when you ate what?


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 12th September 2012 at 11:22
Hello Hugh, I`ve kept a diary since 1941. Have a larger diary when I`m on tours or special occasions. People say I should write a book !
Keep notes on my visits in Greater Manchester area, using public transport, in `Docs` on my laptop.


Comment by Mick on 12th September 2012 at 15:59
Last meal I had in there about 30 years ago was cooked by Simon Rogan who now as his own posh restaurants L’Enclume in Cartmel and Roganic in London he used to live in Appley Bridge and was recently on the telly in the Great British Menu 2012 program


Comment by aitch on 12th September 2012 at 16:15
my wife and I had some very good meals in there over the years, but one I will never forget, we had in the what I call the conservatory at the rear of the building, it was a very warm day and the windows wernt open, I have never sweated as much in my life as we did that day, but otherwise all good comments, but I dont remember the pub being on as much of a slope as in the picture.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 12th September 2012 at 17:44
Mick and aitch, the camera can`t lie ! It is on quite a steep slope and just off to the right is a sharp left hand bend.


Comment by mike on 14th September 2012 at 19:50
alan hold the camera straight


Comment by alan banks on 14th September 2012 at 19:58
your right david their was a door were the arch is , i used to live in worthington when i was a young lad , i remember going round arley wood with my mates rabbiting with the dogs , if we had half a dollar each we would call in the crown for a couple of pints , up to the knees in slutch with the dogs fast asleep under the table , i remember when a new landlord took over the pub, it took him no time at all to take down the dart board , and remove the domino tables , i understand now why he did this , but he lost out really , because all the locals byepast the pub , and went drinking at the white crow down chorley road .


Comment by stan on 15th September 2012 at 11:43
there was darts and dominoes up
to the eighties at the crown


Comment by frank on 17th September 2012 at 11:19
went in the crown regular for years
cant remember any dogs being let in


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.