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The Wellfield Hotel, Beech Hill circa 1958.
Photo: Keith Bowen
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Item #: 965
The Wellfield Hotel, Beech Hill circa 1958.

My father Jack Bowen was the first tenant landlord of this non-residential Hotel, the first new pub to be built in Wigan for some 50 years. It had been planned just before the outbreak of the second World War but naturally this delayed things. Several licenses of other pubs had to be relinquished by the Greenall Whitley Brewery in order to obtain one for the Wellfield. My father and mother (Phyllis Bowen, nee Brown) ran the pub from February 14th 1956 until 1974.

Comment by: mary latham on 13th November 2007 at 13:37

i remenber jack,we had our wedding reception at the wellfield,it was great. We also used to go in every sat night when there was entertainment on,we had to be in for 7pm but what nights we had.

Comment by: old dave on 28th March 2008 at 17:54

i remember jack well never was there a harder working landlord

Comment by: eric on 18th January 2009 at 20:56

i remember jack he use to chase us off the car park for playing tick and pass...good man

Comment by: Derek Bond on 25th January 2010 at 22:03

Remember some great nights in the Wellfield. Looking at the Wellfield photos I remember so many faces but can't put names to them. By the way, this must be after 1958 since there is a minivan on the car park and this was only introduced in late 1959.

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