Photo: Darren Bishop
Item #: 7646
Th'ole in t'wall, through which the miners from the Alexandra Pit were paid their wages... Good pic. ;o)
Is this the Alexandra in Whelley known localy as Th`ole it wall?
Is it Aspull or Whelley?
It's Whelley Ron,New Springs/Aspull begins at "The boundary" just below Cale Lane.
I understand the Alex used to be called the 'Von Blucher', but this was changed after the start of WWI.
In the 1824 directory it was named as the Blucher,then renamed as the Von Blucher in 1834. It was named, one supposes after the Prussian Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher who faught alongside Wellington at Waterloo in 1815. In 1824 the landlord was one V Phythian (or Fethian) and in 1834 Edward Topping! I wish I knew more of the details; the address is just given as Whelley. A superb picture though!!!
this is the Alexandra pub in Whelly it is now a Tesco supper market
Shown as the Von Blucher on 1909 ordnance survey map. Across the road from Alexandra and Lindsay pits.