Photo: RON HUNT
Item #: 33314
THIS IS REFERENCED AS BEING PEMBERTON. THE ONLY LOCATION I CAN THINK OF THAT WOULD FIT THE VIEW IS AT THE BOTTOM OF LITTLE LANE NEAR ELLSEYS VINEGAR WORKS. THERE IS A PUB SIGN IN THE BACKGROUND AND I CAN MAKE OUT THE WORD "BLACK" SO I'M CERTAIN IT WOULD BE 'BLACK BULL'OR 'BLACK HORSE'? THERE WAS A BLACK BULL PUB IN THAT LOCATION NOW DEMOLISHED BUT THAT WAS ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE ROAD. THERE IS ALSO A SHOP WITH THE WORD "ELISONS? " WRITTEN ON THE SIDE.
The building on the right looks very much like the old Garage at the corner of Warrington rd and St Pauls ave.
John that would fit in with the image location. I know Ive seen a similar image somewhere showing the Ellseys works building, and the garage
The pub was The Bulls Head on Warrington Rd opposite Elsey's.
Roy.. of course it was. I've been in many times. Senility setting in<g>
This photograph does in fact look like Goose Green. If you see the tram in the distance, there is a slight incline in the road - this ties in with that stretch of Warrington Road just before the former junction with Little Lane (where the new roundabout is).
Both of my mum's parents were born and bred in Goose Green. I was lead to believe the legendary Labour club had been round since doomsday from what my Nan told me as a child.
However, viewing this picture - I take it Goose Green Labour Club was only built in the years post the second world war?
In the early early sixties. I didn’t live far from this location, in a police house, on the main road, opposite the old cemetery, on the corner of Clapgate Lane. The Freemason Arms was on the opposite side of Clapgate Lane.
The original Goose Green Labour club was on the Eastern side of Warrington Road around half way between Clapgate Lane and Marus Bridge.
There was a pub near ellseys vinegar works opposite the bulls head , possibly the star
or the pack horse
AH - the pub next to Ellseys was definitely The Pack horse.
Thanks for the information re the pub PACK HORSE Has anyone got a picture of it?
I'm struggling to place this based on what is left in that area today (not much clearly!). Are we looking towards Wigan or Marus Bridge? Is the tram then at the junction with Little Lane? As I recall the vinegar works was on the left at Smithy Brook as you go up the hill towards Wigan?
THE VIEW IS LOOKING TOWARDS WIGAN. THE BUILDINGS NEAR THE TRAM ARE AT THE BOTTOM OF LITTLE LANE.
john: thanks ; was there a pub called the the star in goose green? i think the landlords name at the pack horse was jack birch.?
A fantastic picture which seems to show Heaton's Smithy Brook Brewery (on the left with the chimney) pre being demolished and the site being taken over by Ellsey’s Vinegar. Another picture on this site shows the same building half-demolished (definitely looks the same with distinctive roof of the smaller building and the position of the windows and the chimney. Love that the other picture seems to capture a man precariously standing on top of one of the buildings walls. https://www.wiganworld.co.uk/album/photo.php?opt=3&id=561&gallery=Ellsey%27s+Vinegar&page=1