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Balcarres pub, 1960s.
Photo: Ron Dawber
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Item #: 1748
Balcarres on left next to Joe Howard's DIY. A little further up is Whelley Legion (with flag pole). Connors Wallpaper Store on right with green door.

Comment by: DON FREEMAN on 4th December 2007 at 17:21

MRs williams had the shop next to joe howards,also the labour hall pictures.any pictures of the labour hall or the club please.thanks RON.

Comment by: dorothy on 16th May 2010 at 21:30

Do I take it that the photo was taken at the bus stop looking towards Platt Lane on the right hand side? With the furniture shop to the right hand side just out of view. As it looks like the view as if I was waiting of the bus going into Wigan.

Comment by: Derek Bond on 5th June 2010 at 16:08

You are almost certainly right about the location, Dorothy. The furniture shop was McCurdy's and further down was Mrs Leigh, then a branch of Price's bakers. Can't remember what came next until Sherrington's ironmongers which was on the corner of Scholes and Schofield Lane with display windows on both streets.

Comment by: adobeflats on 9th September 2011 at 18:18

A Greenhalls pub, too.

Comment by: JohnAlan on 23rd June 2012 at 15:21

Another great photo evoking so many happy memories of my childhood and teens in Scholes. The shop on the corner of Molyneux St was Joe and Paula Howards hardware shop with Woods newsagents a little futher up before coming to Mint Court where my Dad's family (Hankin's)lived at Mint Cottage. My Grandda ernie Hankin had a shop on the right hand side further up than Jessie Connors.

Comment by: Katie on 28th May 2015 at 23:26

Hello. I've just recently moved in to this pub. I'm trying to do some research in the place as I am very intrigued. Can anyone tell me anything about it? I've heard it used to be a hotel. Thank you for your time.

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