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Comment by: Garry on 30th April 2020 at 20:23

Another sad photo, both Platt Bridge Inn and Platt Bridge Labour club gone forever.
I need a sherry.

Comment by: irene roberts on 30th April 2020 at 20:54

I used to go in The Inn with my Mam and Dad. I remember when Jimmy and Kitty Gaskell still ran it when we moved to Platt Bridge when our house in Ince came under compulsory purchase, and it became my Mam and Dad's "Local". We were there the night Jimmy and Kitty left and I remember Jimmy made a very moving speech and my Mam was in tears. I worked there myself for Dick and Lilian Seddon, 1977-1981. Platt Bridge's main pubs (Platt Bridge Inn, King Billy, The Vic and The Queens, (where I worked 1987-1992), were so busy on weekend nights back then, especially in Summer. The village was alive on Summer nights.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 30th April 2020 at 22:08

Garry, I need a sherry too after knowing you are familiar with The Platt Bridge Inn. Do I know you apart from Photo-a -Day? LARGE sherry, please!

Comment by: Owd viewer on 30th April 2020 at 22:48

Sherry I need a double whiskey.
What memory's

Comment by: Garry on 1st May 2020 at 09:17

Hello Irene, Sorry I don't know you only from on here, I'm from Chorley St (demolished years ago) and since then have lived just round the corner at Westwood, Lower Ince with my dog, coal fire and plenty bottles of sherry.
I know Platt Bridge very well having drank in most pubs and clubs around that area and indeed most around Wigan in my younger days. Having been a coalman for many years, a pint went down well after a days work coal bagging, especially during the Summer months.
We most likely have crossed each others paths over the years, but unaware at that time.
Thanks Irene and love all your interesting comments x.

Comment by: Albert.S. on 1st May 2020 at 10:48

I concur with what all that Gary comments on Irene. She is well versed in all that went on in own locality, and on other matters further afield. As a child, went to the Platt Bridge Palace matinee, Saturday, late thirties.. Only other time, to Dr Duffy’s surgery, in later years.

Comment by: XPat on 1st May 2020 at 17:28

Did people just stop going to pubs ? They where like an apprenticeship of growing up in my day . Pubs were once the focal point for the community with histories and characters all of their own . I suppose the powers that be wanted more profit from the restaurant type establishment . When I see pictures of the pubs we used visit , now gone, my mind instantly goes back to what they were like then , the people and characters who shaped them and made you part of the family . That seems to have gone now for some reason . Drinking at home is just not the same for me . Thank you for posting Geoff.

Comment by: cindy on 1st May 2020 at 17:59

Where was this pub.

Comment by: irene roberts on 1st May 2020 at 19:18

It's in Platt Bridge. Galloways Bakery shop is on the site now xx

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