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 Photo-a-Day      (Saturday, 16th March, 2013) Views: 3,115 
Chophouse
 Chophouse   by Dave (Oy)  (Nikon D700 with Nikon 16-36mm F/4 AF-S VR)
The John Bull Chophouse has had a lick o'paint! Taken Monday 11th March 2013

Comment by alan on 16th March 2013 at 00:22
Nice picture, but I don't remember ever seeing it. Where is it ?


Comment by Lizzie down under on 16th March 2013 at 01:07
Nice one Oy.....like you say very clean looking white paint.....good one....cheers!!!!


Comment by David Fairclough on 16th March 2013 at 05:34
Only been in there once in 2002 on a visit, pint cost me an arm and a leg. Would this be the oldest pub in Wigan?


Comment by RON HUNT on 16th March 2013 at 09:15
I think it was only converted to a pub a few years ago probably 1970's? Can't remember ever hearing about it. or going in it in the 1960's


Comment by Al.C. on 16th March 2013 at 09:56
I remember going in there in around March 1977, it was fairly new then. Before that it had been a cobbler's/leatherworkers shop. Weeks before John bull opened there was a little advert in the Wigan Observer "John Bull Is Coming" nobody had a clue what it was all about.


Comment by T. Berry on 16th March 2013 at 10:18
It's in Cooper's Row which is off Market Place which you can see in the background. Perhaps a more famous establishment previously situated nearby was the Empire cinema.


Comment by Mary O Neill on 16th March 2013 at 10:34
Nice photo.I used to work there when Harold was the Landlord, lovely man R.I.P.


Comment by tuddy on 16th March 2013 at 12:13
It won't be the oldest pub in town because it's only been a pub since the 70s, but the building is quite old, there's a sectionn of exposed brickwork inside which is claimed to be about 500 years old.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 16th March 2013 at 13:33
Dave, I put `coopers row wigan uk` on Google Earth and there`s a photo:-`The John Bull Chophouse - lightning 1975.` See:-
http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/56237824.jpg
Looked at it in Windows Photo Gallery, then could see that sign on left is `Thwaites`.
I sometimes go thro`Cooper`s Row on way to the library, the other day in fact, but didn`t notice this lick o`paint.
Yours is an excellent photo, as per usual; any tripod?


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 16th March 2013 at 14:06
Ian Glover took a photo in October 2003 and it`s in Wigan Streets, Cooper`s Row.
See;-
http://www.wiganworld.co.uk/streets/street.php?opt=streets&az=c&street=867


Comment by David on 16th March 2013 at 15:43
Wasn't ip opened by two local architects in the 70s?


Comment by Dave Marsh on 16th March 2013 at 21:38
There's a lot of history under those cobbles.


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