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Royal George Logding House.
Photo: Ron Hunt
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Item #: 1759
Royal George Logding House, Scholes.

Comment by: carol on 19th December 2007 at 02:31

What number in Warrington Lane was the Royal George and does anyone know where I can find a list of owners and lodgers?

Comment by: B.B on 22nd November 2008 at 13:46

My Great Uncle born in 1908 who worked for the Wigan Fire Service used to talk about the 'penny line' in the Royal George - where a rope was strung across the room and a tramp could lean on it for 1d. Sounds bizarre.

Comment by: drumer on 8th June 2009 at 16:56

I was told about the line at the George.
In the morning when all the "guest" were asleep on the line and it was "getting up time",no alarm calls in those days,they untied the line at one end and all the guests fell down on the floor!!!

Comment by: Bernie on 8th June 2009 at 23:42

Hi - my Grandad(Bill Lees b.1900) used to run the Royal George up until it closed I think...My Dad, John (now 83) used to help out with his brothers and sisters. He has many tales, funny and sad from that era...let me know if you are interested and I will get some info...he probably has more photos too.

Comment by: Bernie on 8th June 2009 at 23:45

...and by the way (note to Carol from 2007) I am sure he has a number of books in his loft which records lodgers names (for those that could write!).

Comment by: Jeanette Southam on 21st February 2015 at 15:43

At Labour Exchange residents gave address of Royal George as 1Hardybutts Wigan

Comment by: John on 18th March 2016 at 21:01

yes Jeanette, it was on the corner of Warrington Lane and Hardybutts. The houses on the left were in Warrington Lane.

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