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Minorca Hotel

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Minorca Hotel 1960
Photo: charnock
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Item #: 14099
Wigan Pub

Comment by: charnock on 22nd March 2010 at 19:56

Apologies, got the date wrong. This is 1930s

Comment by: RON HUNT on 22nd March 2010 at 19:59

I would think this is more like 1950, or before?

Comment by: tricia on 22nd March 2010 at 22:17

I agree with Ron, it is earlier. One of my school friends lived here and it was quite swish in those days

Comment by: Kevin Higgins on 23rd March 2010 at 09:00

I don't remember the Minorca Hotel Restaurant next to the pub. Can anyone remember what was on the corner of Rowbottom Square next to the pub?

Comment by: judith hodson (hutchinson) on 23rd March 2010 at 12:48

my brother john gilbert used to run the minorca in the early 70's, stable bar was on the king st side

Comment by: Maureen Andrews [nee Mcgovern] on 23rd March 2010 at 14:35

Charnock is correct with his date,that is definitely not the 50's surely.

Comment by: COLIN HARLOW on 24th March 2010 at 07:28

Hi Kevin, before the Restaurant, the building was a Stationery shop that was part of the Wigan Observer Company.

Comment by: Jackie on 25th March 2010 at 18:18

My great, great Aunt Olive Mee was in service at the Minorca Hotel in 1901.

Comment by: Joan Harrison on 11th May 2012 at 13:15

The Hesketh family owned the Minorca in the 1800's.

Comment by: Christine Horrocks on 29th November 2015 at 23:19

My mother Jane Fairhurst worked at the Minorca as a barmaid probably in the 1950's.She had some very happy memories of working there. Sadly she died in 2011.

Comment by: Ken Macfarlane on 22nd November 2017 at 21:03

Happy memories of early 1950s with Ernie Caterall and Jack as waiters my

Comment by: Trena strickland on 17th December 2018 at 12:36

my grandparent had the Minorca in the 1940 1950. mr and mrs Berry.

Comment by: Geoffrey Todd on 23rd March 2019 at 13:33

My school friend Tommy Grundy his grand father had the Mi orca in the the 1940's

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