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Red Lion Haigh
Photo: Gerald Seddon
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Item #: 15985
Red Lion Haigh ,Before it was rebuilt.

Comment by: mary on 13th October 2010 at 22:20

aww it looks too little to be a hotel...pretty though :)

Comment by: Cyril on 14th October 2010 at 10:54

Is this the one on Haigh Road or somewhere else, it's just that what looks like a railway embankment at the rear; and I'm trying to think where that could have been.

Comment by: Ron D on 14th October 2010 at 11:39

What looks a bit like a railway embankment is a church, I think "Our Ladies." It is in Haigh road .The new pub is larger ,and now a restaurant .

Comment by: Rev David Long on 14th October 2010 at 13:30

Sorry... I just had to laugh at the thought of a church being named after "Our Ladies"... are these the three old ladies who got stuck in a lavatory?

Comment by: fred on 14th October 2010 at 19:26


Comment by: Cyril on 15th October 2010 at 11:16

I can make it out now, thanks Ron.

Comment by: bill on 15th October 2010 at 12:01

The garage and double gates bottom right were part of local builder Tommy Hastings yard.used to load up there in a morning.

Comment by: ste mc on 16th October 2010 at 10:45

i bet your a bunndle of laughs fred

Comment by: WIGANER on 16th October 2010 at 11:26

As you say Ste. There are some sad buggers who come on here!!!

Comment by: fred on 17th October 2010 at 12:17

I bet ste mac and wiganer both wear hair nets . norman evans
to a tee

Comment by: ASPULLER on 17th October 2010 at 12:52

Hey up, Fred's back from church.

Comment by: alice on 17th October 2010 at 12:58

It's obvious aspuller must attend st davids the other 2 or in muuffet show .they have balcony seats

Comment by: ASPULLER on 17th October 2010 at 14:34

"or in muuffet show" do you mean "ARE IN THE MUPPET SHOW".
isn't education a wonderful thing<g>

Comment by: alice on 17th October 2010 at 14:41

come of it aspuller you are all cow yeds or is it marrows

Comment by: ASPULLER on 17th October 2010 at 19:00


Comment by: alice on 17th October 2010 at 20:12

aspuller mind the cow pat you might talk it but don't stand in it.Moooooooooooo to you.

Comment by: ASPULLER on 18th October 2010 at 11:57

Hey Alice, see you have found how to use Spell Check?

Comment by: Alice on 18th October 2010 at 16:56

How i envy you aspuller or should i say cow yed having a degree on the muppet show .how cool MOOOOOOOOOOO again

Comment by: Alice on 18th October 2010 at 18:38

Any way back to the photo .Red Lion was always called Owd Joe's. the last landlord was named Coleman.came of ST Elizabeths rd had sons Ron.Brian,Jeffery.was landlord when re-opened for a short time.

Comment by: KathHWal on 17th November 2010 at 00:25

Our Ladies, should have read Our Lady's Church and to the Rev Long, "Our Lady" is the mother of Jesus, nothing to do with toilets!!!!!

Comment by: Gary Leece on 14th February 2011 at 21:49

This pub was demolished in 1967 and the new one seen today built the following year - the first landlord/landlady of the new pub were Mr & Mrs Johnson, previously managers of the Beehive in Horwich.

Comment by: Alice on 27th February 2011 at 22:19

Beg to differ Gary the Colemans were the 1st have taken over were they left of when it was owd joe's and the were definatly pumping ale in june of 67

Comment by: jack on 28th February 2011 at 22:40

My sister got married in june 67 had her reception at tha Balcarres. went with a couple of mates to the Red Lion for a pint.definately the new 1 was open in 67

Comment by: Gary Leece on 26th March 2011 at 22:24

Alice and Jack - I've been looking in a couple of old diaries. Both of you are right. The old pub had gone in 1965 and the new one was built almost memory is less reliable these days - too long away from Aspull!

Comment by: nopa1000 on 5th October 2011 at 16:01

The houses behind the pub are on Reservoir St , Our Ladies church is on the corner of Reservoir St and Haigh Rd .

Comment by: Peter, Rishton on 21st January 2013 at 14:32

The owd Joe you refer to was my grandfather, with whom I spent many a brilliant weekend there in the 1950s with the old stables at the back and the yard. the Brewers name was Magee's

Comment by: Ken R on 2nd February 2014 at 23:36

Peter the name Magees brings back memories, Magee marshall.

Comment by: Margaret E. Fairclough on 6th July 2014 at 22:49

My great grandparents lived in the Red Lion at Haigh in the late 1880 - 1910? Thomas and Elizabeth Henry. Is this the building that they lived in? Any information regarding would be appreciated. Thank you.

Comment by: peter smith on 6th May 2016 at 04:04

the red lion at haigh should be refered to as the red lion at aspull. its actually within the aspull/ haigh boundary.comments to correct me ,if i am wrong ,please.

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