Mondays with Milly Podcast (the Bush Inn)
Phill from Melbourne, Australia here. I’m and avid fan of history and produce a weekly podcast with my 90 year old mother-in-law about her life in Manchester, Blackpool and Wigan from the 1930s onwards. It’s called Mondays with Milly. Anyone interested in listening can access the podcast via the links below. “Milly” ran the Bush Inn (Higher Ince) for two years during the mid-1960s. For those new to podcasts, they’re completely free (my podcast is ad-free).
I encourage you to listen to this important piece of social history and if you like what you hear, please share.
Season One, Episode #1:
Bonus Episode (from Season Three):
Bushy Tales: Tales from the Bush Inn (Higher Ince)
More Bushy Tales
Started: 30th Jan 2021 at 23:14
Last edited by phillcristofaro: 4th Feb 2021 at 02:31:17
Is that your mother-in-law's Basset Hound?
Replied: 30th Jan 2021 at 23:32
Sounds interesting , I will try them tomorrow. Thank you Phil.
Replied: 30th Jan 2021 at 23:37
It's the Bush Hotel, Billy Boston had it once along with many other landlords.
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Not many have a bush these days its not hygenic
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Link Not Working.
Replied: 1st Feb 2021 at 13:32
The only Bush pub I've heard of was in Ince, not Wigan. Unless, of course, there was another, in Wigan, what I don't know about ?
His 90 year old mother-in-law about her life in Boothstown (Manchester?), and Lytham (Blackpool?)
Replied: 1st Feb 2021 at 14:25
The lady does say Ince on the podcast that's on't Guestbook.
Replied: 1st Feb 2021 at 14:31
The links won/t open on my laptop, it says "Page not found", any body else got the same problem?
Replied: 1st Feb 2021 at 18:57
I get the Basset Hound, above, along with .....
Error 404 page not found.
I have searched everywhere for your page and I can't find it anywhere.
Please forgive me.
And now I'm tired...
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Sorry if the link’s not working folks - I followed the instructions. Thanks to dougie and jo anne for adding working links in their posts.
Replied: 3rd Feb 2021 at 01:49
You’re welcome, Phillcristofaro.
I’m not sure where your links went awry, but this is the format:
S3 Ep2: [url=https://anchor.fm/phill-cristofaro0/episodes/S3-Ep2-Would-you-like-to-run-a-Pub-eopav3]Link[/url]
Replied: 3rd Feb 2021 at 11:28
Awesome Jo Anne. I think I worked it out - I’d put parenthesis around the url. I hope you enjoyed the podcast. Cheers.
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I’ve got the book, Walks Around Wonderful Wigan by Cliff Peters (Link)
The Bush features in Walk 4 ‘Flashes, Locks and Rugby Clubs’:
“The tree-lined path is another recent addition to the Wigan network, and it soon crosses Belle Green Lane at the former Bush Hotel (once run by the famous Billy Boston).”
The pub is now an Indian restaurant
But there are still clues to its original name.
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Did Tonker wire that light fitting up?
Replied: 2nd Mar 2021 at 20:02
Just been reading an M.E.N. article about the building: 'Failed' Indian restaurant could be turned into six flats as plans approved (Link (15th July)
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