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Scholefield Lane, Scholes


Raven Pub Scholefield Lane
Photo: Keith
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Item #: 22396
Correction. Here is the Raven pub, according to the author of "Zeppelins Over Lancashire", apparently it closed in 1906, so when this photo was taken and the bomb damage took place it had been closed for 12 years.
My mistake was thinking it was in Birkett Bank when it appears it was at the bottom of Scholefield Lane. On the first photo it was the first building on the left.

Comment by: JohnAlan on 13th January 2013 at 12:13

It could be at the top end of Scholefield Lane where it meets Birkett Bank. At the Scholes end there was the building where Sherrington's had their hardware store then there was an entry, the a house I think and then a large gap before Gaskell St which used to have those large adverting hoardings. That's when we lived in Scholefield Lane from 1955 to 1964. Maybe that was where the bomb laned.

Comment by: John Gormally on 13th January 2013 at 12:37

I know nothing about the Raven pub, but the picture does seem to show the end of Scholefield Lane where it joined onto Birkett Bank with the cobbles on the right of the picture being at the entrance to Birkett Bank Terrace. There is one feature of it which makes me feel slightly uneasy - Scholefield Lane looks narrower than I recall it being.

Comment by: AB on 13th January 2013 at 12:43

I think this is on the corner of Scholefield and Hardybutts.
From there the first pub along Hardybutts was the Black Bull, with Bull brow down the side going down to Darlington St East. Ron Hunts grandfather was the landlord there at one time, so I am told.

Comment by: Maggie K on 13th January 2013 at 19:19

I agree with you AB - it is the corner of Hardybutts and Schofield Lane. And the Black Bull is still where you said it is. And on the right would be where Bell Green's shop was.

Comment by: BILL on 21st February 2013 at 13:24


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