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:-
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.
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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