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Scholes Crossing and Bluebell Pub.
Photo: Ron Hunt
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Item #: 1760
Scholes Crossing and Bluebell Pub.

Comment by: sheila mercer nee wittle on 18th August 2007 at 12:15

dose any one remember the room they had up stairs for the young ones with the funny lights that made white clothes see through in the early sixties

Comment by: muriel higson born 7 school lane,next to blue bell on 9th September 2007 at 23:26

shops just up from Blue Bell, were Livesleys tobacconist, and confectioners i think called Butterworth, my grandfather blinded in the Somme in 1916 and called Richard Higson he died in 1949,their son William worked for Wigan highways for over 40 years, he died 1977, my grandmother was Elizabeth Ellen (nee Ollerton) died 1946did anyone remember them, my father James was their younger son, he died in Irlam 1985, does anyone have any photos of the other side of the Blue Bell in School Lane

Comment by: antar on 27th March 2009 at 16:58

wasnt Ken Gubbins book shop one of those shops in picture just higher up from bluebell . i used to love going in there , Bought many a book from him when i was a lad . think ken later had a bookshop near cherry gardens .

Comment by: karen winstanley on 1st April 2009 at 16:37

anyone remember the howards of the blue bell in the 50s 60s they had son who was a big band singer he went under the name les howorth does any remember the names of his parents my grandad tommy unsworth sister she was small with dark hair and glasses

Comment by: anne on 9th April 2010 at 16:22

after the "entry" that took you through to the backs of School Lane and Butler Street came Spencers, then my grandmother's shop Norcliffes, then Cunliffes, Annie Deans, Adams' and the chemist - Knights. Happy Days!!!!

Comment by: Dorothy Hesketh (Ince before) on 15th May 2010 at 10:46

This is for antar. Ken Cubbins did have a shop at the cherry gardens, and one stall just outside the main doors to the old market. Renees husband Bill Crompton was a friend of Kens and also worked between the shop & the market stall. Before then Bill worked on the central station. which was later torn down. Just opposite was a chemist, which sold gorgous sasparilla, good to call on your way home up scholes, after a days shopping or working.

Comment by: Carmel on 13th March 2011 at 11:57

This is a lovely picture i was born at 24 scholes crossings september 1960.

Comment by: Tom Walsh on 5th February 2012 at 19:32

The shop next to The Bluebell was Livsey's tabaconist's and toy shop, it was run by two brothers, I could never tell them apart. Ken Gubbins shop was on the opposite corner, going down Scholes, a coach ran into in 1951 , it was taking a party to Wembley. One person was killed a lady from Bottling Wood

Comment by: Tom Walsh on 5th February 2012 at 21:17

The shop next to The Bluebell was Livsey's tabaconist's and toy shop, it was run by two brothers, I could never tell them apart. Ken Gubbins shop was on the opposite corner, going down Scholes, a coach ran into in 1951 , it was taking a party to Wembley. One person was killed a lady from Bottling Wood

Comment by: Elizabeth Green on 30th October 2020 at 15:37

My grandparents Margaret and William Layland were landlords of the Blue Bell in the early 1950s and my mum Marie lived in the pub with them. Margaret used to enjoy making hotpot for the customers and would invite the policeman who was on duty at Scholes crossing to come into the pub after he had finished. He was said to have also enjoyed her hotpot!

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