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The Colliers
Photo: dk
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Item #: 5142
The Colliers Arms on New Springs bridge circa 1957. Forgive the flash of sunlight from the left it was either lose that or lose what I think is a Bedford van - CJP 127 - and in sparkling condition. I'd like to have seen the writing on its sides too.
The Colliers is not one of my watering holes although I'm sure it's a dear place in the hearts of many in New Springs. I have visited it only three times and on each occasion wasn't allowed to leave on the same day as I had entered. I think it was some kind of rule.

Comment by: Jo Durnford on 24th November 2009 at 07:50

The van you see parked outside the Colliers, belonged to Jimmy McNulty senior - he worked as a rep for many years for Ashton's Wholesale Tobacconists. Jim's wife Barbara once told me that apart from 3 short periods since it was built in 170l that it had been in her family until I think sometime in the 1970's or 80's. I went to Holy Family School, with their younger son Tony, he was just a bit older than me. When I was in my late teens I used to drink in there sometimes.

Comment by: Janet Moore (was Davies from Haydock) on 18th February 2012 at 13:58

Just browsing through and saw the picture of the pub Used to know Tony McNulty from the sixties and he was from New Springs.Used to go to Spiders Web at Haydock Anybody know him?

Comment by: Jo Brady on 17th March 2012 at 14:52

Went to same school with Tony Holy Family School/Church also the late Johnny Kearns Sheila Broomehead the late Pat Sherriff and Margaret lundy[Phil Clarks Mum]this is about late forty.s early fifty.s teachers Mrs Graham Mrs Swindlehurst Mrs Allen cant remember the headteacher name

Comment by: bernard gore on 23rd January 2013 at 12:42

My uncle Jim Mcnulty and Barbara were landlords of the Colliers arms.We used to visit the family on our trips to see the Wigan side of the family.If the van parked at the side of the pub was Jims I have had several rides in it with my uncle to collect tobacco from the wholesale supplier.

Comment by: Hilda newton on 12th October 2013 at 21:13

I went to Holy family the headmasters name in the fifties was mr Yates I think

Comment by: Michael Mercer on 14th December 2014 at 00:34

We used to have some great nights in The Colliers,my Aunt Kathleen Malloy used to play the washboard I think or maybe the spoons,lots of singing and music.

Comment by: Pete on 14th February 2016 at 14:09

Any one know what happened to Tony McNulty ?

Comment by: nopa1000 on 17th April 2016 at 18:25

Overlooking Jack Marsdens farm, just left on the photo.

Comment by: joe graney on 26th May 2016 at 12:36

just been announced it is up for sale sad,good luck to former owners.

Comment by: Norman Ball on 26th May 2018 at 20:51

Mr Yates was headmaster at st John's for years

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