Blue Peter or remember the halfpenny
coin. I thought the Ship was demolished to make way for the shopping centre.
Comment by Mick on 30th September 2015 at 08:00
The Ship was always known for being full of prostitutes when I was younger, but non of then ever asked me for any money.
Comment by Aubrey on 30th September 2015 at 09:00
The front of the hotel has been preserved.
Comment by Blob on 30th September 2015 at 09:23
That sums up your knowledge of Wigan town centre Garry, 99% of the Ship sank without trace but the facade is still afloat. Mick i'm not sure how to take your comment, do you mean you were never propositioned or you got freebies ?
Comment by Garry on 30th September 2015 at 10:38
I didn't know that Aubrey, but thanks. I used to like going in there many years ago.
Comment by lectriclegs on 30th September 2015 at 14:02
They knew, Mick, that you wouldn't give them the steam off your [you know what]
Comment by alan lad on 30th September 2015 at 16:30
The yachting club.
Comment by aitch on 30th September 2015 at 17:34
It was always known to us as the yachting club, I allus wondered why? ??
Comment by irene roberts on 30th September 2015 at 19:19
I used to work in my friend's pub in Platt Bridge, and I was told by customers who remembered The Ship that Wigan's "Ladies of the Night", (one apparently being known as "Red Bette"), used to write their prices in chalk on the soles of their shoes, so the prices could be rubbed out and altered easily!
Comment by Maureen on 30th September 2015 at 22:30
Comment by Mick on 30th September 2015 at 23:16
Yes that true Irene, some of them used to sit cross legged with a number on the bottom of there shoe.
Doing it like that was a good way to get men to start chatting and saying you got some chalk number on the bottom of your shoe love.
Comment by Jonno on 1st October 2015 at 12:34
Maggie Muscle/Mussel was a regular in the Ship in my day, the late '50s.
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