BICKERSHAW WALKING DAY11 Comments
Photo: GE0FF GASKELL
Item #: 30704
Another good one. Just how & remember Walking Days, the girls dresses & the flowers, lovely.
The signal box next to the Queens pub, the line ran from Manchester to Wigan Central.
Geoff, Did your Dad ever have the Queens?? My family the Broads and the Jobs used to live in Bicky and frequented the public houses there and in Platt Bridge.
The Monies had the Queens in the 50s?
YES BROADY MY DAD HAD THE QUEENS AROUND 1948 TO 1952 THEN THE IMPERIAL IN HINDLEY & LAST OF ALL THE PLATT BRIDGE INN
Geoff, Was your Dad named Jimmy?? When I was just starting out drinking a lot from Abram went there. Brothers Jack and Tommy G, Manny M, Alf V and Charlie J amongst them. Do those names ring a bell??
Broady, I am not trying to push in on this post, but just in case Geoff doesn't return to it, his Dad WAS Jimmy. I used to in The Platt Bridge Inn with my parents in the early 1970s and we were in on the night Jimmy and Kitty retired. I remember Jimmy made a very moving speech and my Mam was in tears! I later worked there for Jimmy and Kitty's successors.
Irene, You are most welcome to comment and you certainly aren't intrusive.. I thought I remembered you worked at a pub in Platt Bridge. For some reason it is a pub I rarely went in. I shall be walking down Warrington Road for a day or two early next month.
Broady, I worked in both The Platt Bridge Inn and The Queen's Arms. Warrington Road will be proud to see you next month. You can take the lad out of Abram, but you can't take Abram out of the lad. Welcome Home. xx
HI Broady,i know thi sis of Subject, ive been trying to get intouch with you to ask about Johnny Meadows
Hello everyone, sorry to intrude and I realise this is many many years on from the above...my partner and I have just purchased what was the Queens Hotel, and just wondered if there were any pictures from inside that anyone could share?