PLATT BRIDGE INN9 Comments
Photo: GEOFF GASKELL
Item #: 32139
Another sad photo, both Platt Bridge Inn and Platt Bridge Labour club gone forever.
I need a sherry.
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.
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!
Sherry I need a double whiskey.
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.
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.
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.
Where was this pub.
It's in Platt Bridge. Galloways Bakery shop is on the site now xx