Gently roll down from the Top Lock to Wigan Pier
The Kirklees pub at the beginning is now closed down.
Started: 10th May 2020 at 08:02
I think The Kirkless Hall Inn is still for sale, Mick - www.primelocation.com
Published on 9 May 2016
Four years ago - 2016 was a significant year as the Leeds & Liverpool Canal celebrated its bicentenary on 22nd October. The Leigh Branch will be 200 years old at the end of this year.
Replied: 10th May 2020 at 11:21
Yes JoAnne the For Sale sign is still up the other day.
Last week the door was open but with a sign stuck on it saying this pub is not open, and inside I could see some men inside wearing nice suits and polished shoes
Replied: 10th May 2020 at 12:37
Hope it can be sold, Mick. It’d be a shame to see it left & derelict like the nearby Commercial Inn.
Thanks for today’s photo-a-day: The New Look Orwell
Replied: 10th May 2020 at 12:47
JoAnne the Kirklees is in a better spot than the derelict Commercial, and its a nice place to sit and watch boats from all over Britain going through the locks so it should be OK.
Replied: 10th May 2020 at 14:12
At one JoAnne boats who did the Wigan Flight could go into the pub and get a certificate saying that you had done it.
Replied: 11th May 2020 at 19:00
I’ve been told Kirkless Hall Inn’s now sold, but is possibly being converted into apartments.
Replied: 4th Jul 2020 at 11:26
Best thing to do with it JoAnne,
Maybe the new apartments will bring in some posher new blood into this run down area
Replied: 4th Jul 2020 at 11:37
It is better than the building becoming derelict, Mick. I wish they could convert The Commercial while they’re at it.
I liked today’s P-a-D of the narrowboat Goldi-Locks - Link
There’s a lovely vlog of Goldi-Locks descending the Flight with another narrowboat, Ellis (from 3:30 onwards): YouTube Link
Replied: 4th Jul 2020 at 23:22
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Thanks JoAnne Ive just watched it, BTW Foxes afloat gay men Sean and Colin have just lost their dog Dillion, they are on the River Thames down in Oxfordshire now
Replied: 5th Jul 2020 at 07:37
Yes JoAnne theres not many Wiganers who can say they made a cameo appearance on one of there videos by tingling a bell
Replied: 5th Jul 2020 at 09:29