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Bush pub
Photo: Gerry
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Item #: 29688
Corner of belle green lane and battersby st

Comment by: Owd viewer on 27th August 2017 at 23:50

The bush has had ex rugby players as land lords in the past ,Billy Boston, Jimmy belshaw, Brian catteral.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Wallsh. on 28th August 2017 at 00:45

Billy Boston was landlord of this pub, I can't remembe the exact date , I think it was the late 60s . I know he didn't stay very long.

Comment by: Joseph on 28th August 2017 at 10:47

The bloke is little Jack Parkinson who lived around the corner in Ennerdale place with his Mrs, Sheila.

Comment by: Garry on 28th August 2017 at 17:47

Use to a Tetley's ale house.

Comment by: John G on 30th August 2017 at 19:50

With you on that one Garry, Burtonwood ale can be like canal water, but at the right temperature in clean lines I have had a very good pint, as I recall I think I have been in here with a mate of mine, also is it the engine in belle green lane.

Comment by: Albert. on 31st August 2017 at 17:46

I have some recollection of a pub with a kind of witch's shaped hat, on one of the corners. The Prince of Wales was right at the top, on the left hand side, going towards the top, if my memory serves me right.

Comment by: Garry on 1st September 2017 at 08:16

Starting at the bottom of Belle Green Lane. The Engineers Arms, (closed) the Belle Green Inn, (closed) The Oak Tree, (open) The Bush, (Restaurant) and The Prince of Wales (demolished).

Comment by: Albert. on 1st September 2017 at 10:19

Garry. Was that a pub with the queer shaped top , on one corner?.

Comment by: Garry on 1st September 2017 at 11:45

Yes Albert it was the Belle Green pub, situated half way up Belle Green lane on the left hand side, next to Pennington lane.

Comment by: Mick on 1st September 2017 at 12:22

Albert - do you mean the building with a turret on one corner?
If so, that was the Belle Green Inn.

Comment by: Albert. on 1st September 2017 at 15:21

Garry/Mick. Yes , that was the one that I was referring to. Thank you both.

Comment by: Steve breheny on 23rd September 2017 at 00:10

Jackie Sharples was a regular there and Royce banks dad think his name was harry

Comment by: Jimmy Ellison on 10th December 2017 at 21:31

billy moved in to the pub in 1964 i lived in the chippy next door we moved out of Battersby street in 1963 my dad bought the chippy off my brother how bought the house off Mr Clayton and made it in to the chippy how am i.

Comment by: Phill C on 11th January 2021 at 06:21

My mother-in-law ran the Bush Inn for two years during the 1960s. She talks about it in detail in the podcast I produce with her. It’s called, “Mondays with Milly”. John and Doreen Connolly - (she’s 90 now and has a great memory). The podcast link is here for anyone interested:

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I can’t wait to share some of these comments with her.

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