Sunday Morning

Started by: FAT MICK (inactive)

Gently roll down from the Top Lock to Wigan Pier

The Kirklees pub at the beginning is now closed down.

The Roll

Started: 10th May 2020 at 08:02

Posted by: jo anne (33387) 

I think The Kirkless Hall Inn is still for sale, Mick -

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

Posted by: FAT MICK (inactive)

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

Posted by: jo anne (33387) 

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

Posted by: FAT MICK (inactive)

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

Posted by: jo anne (33387) 

You’re right, Mick. Hope the pub prospers again under new owners soon.

Kirkless Hall Inn features on the heritage section of the Canal & River Trust’s website.

Meet Robert, the puller of pints - Your Stories

Replied: 11th May 2020 at 18:46

Posted by: FAT MICK (inactive)

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

Posted by: jo anne (33387) 

I’ve been told Kirkless Hall Inn’s now sold, but is possibly being converted into apartments.

Replied: 4th Jul 2020 at 11:26

Posted by: FAT MICK (inactive)

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

Posted by: jo anne (33387) 

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
Last edited by jo anne: 4th Jul 2020 at 23:26:02

Posted by: FAT MICK (inactive)

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

Posted by: jo anne (33387) 

Yes, Mick, Dillon’s death was sad news - Twitter (30th June)

It’s nearly a year since your bell-ting cameo appearance in their vlog of Silver Fox - Link

Replied: 5th Jul 2020 at 09:10

Posted by: FAT MICK (inactive)

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

Posted by: jo anne (33387) 

Kirkless Hall Inn is still a pub after all. There’s a notice in the windows:

Please ring Arman Mobile No. ...........

Sorry, I didn’t get the number but it’s worth checking out if anyone’s interested.

Replied: 17th Dec 2020 at 19:35

Posted by: PeterP (8306)

Who in their tiny minds would take on a pub(as a pub)in this day and age

Replied: 17th Dec 2020 at 20:41

Posted by: sonlyme (2786)

I used to go in for my lunch now and again.

Replied: 17th Dec 2020 at 20:44


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