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temperance bars

Started by: Kathy T (4)

I wonder if anyone remembers a temperance bar in King St in the 1950s?
I am sure I remember being taken to one on the opposite side of the Court cinema, further down from where the Turnkey was. My sister says it was in Chapel Lane, but I am sure it was on King St. Hope someone can settle this!

Started: 3rd Oct 2021 at 14:27

Posted by: PeterP (8919)

Kathy type Temperance bars Wigan into search above right and it will open a few threads for you

Replied: 3rd Oct 2021 at 14:40

Posted by: tonker (24215) 

Bono and The Edge walked into a bar.

The landlord said, "oh no, not U2 again"!

Replied: 3rd Oct 2021 at 17:17

Posted by: cindy (5925) 

Were They Lewis,s

Replied: 4th Oct 2021 at 10:30

Posted by: momac (11866) 

Kathy,there was one at the top of King Street,it was supposedly the first place to have glass cups and saucers..but as I say it was at the very top..right hand side going up the street.

Replied: 4th Oct 2021 at 12:37

Posted by: marken (373)

They were both Lewis's. One facing the post office in Wallgate and the other in King St as you say.

Replied: 5th Oct 2021 at 11:15

Posted by: Kathy T (4)

Thanks so much for that everyone-- now I can tell my sister I was right!
I also remember the one in Wallgate-- wasn't it near Malley's shoe shop?
Next question -- When I was about 10 my brothers and sisters and I were taken to a Children's Christmas party in a building in King St ( which I later thought might have been something to do with the Masons) It was incredibly gloomy with pictures on the wall of local dignitaries whose eyes followed us as we went past!
I have a feeling that our local doctor may have arranged for us to go. Can anyone add to this?

Replied: 5th Oct 2021 at 19:45
Last edited by Kathy T: 5th Oct 2021 at 19:53:57

Posted by: momac (11866) 

Kathy..no,Malleys shop was right at the bottom of Wallgate,just before you hit the top of Miry Lane.I don't remember any temperance bars anywhere near there.

Replied: 6th Oct 2021 at 08:42

Posted by: Kathy T (4)

when I read your message about the temperance bar opposite the Post Office, I mistook it for one I thought I remembered near Malley's shoe shop which I know was in Wallgate near Miry Lane. I thought I remembered a temperance bar there, also a newsagents and possibly a dry cleaners-- but memory does play tricks! I grew up around Wallgate but unfortunately, like so much of Wigan, it's changed beyond all recognition.

Replied: 6th Oct 2021 at 17:05

Posted by: momac (11866) 

Whereabouts in Wallgate are you from,I’m from Great George St.

Replied: 6th Oct 2021 at 18:00

Posted by: momac (11866) 

Whereabouts in Wallgate are you from,I’m from Great George St.

Replied: 6th Oct 2021 at 18:00

Posted by: momac (11866) 

Whereabouts in Wallgate are you from,I’m from Great George St.

Replied: 6th Oct 2021 at 18:01

Posted by: momac (11866) 

Whereabouts in Wallgate are you from,I’m from Great George St.

Replied: 6th Oct 2021 at 18:01

Posted by: momac (11866) 

Whereabouts in Wallgate are you from,I’m from Great George St.

Replied: 6th Oct 2021 at 18:02

Posted by: Kathy T (4)

Hello Momac - I grew uo in Queen St.

Replied: 8th Oct 2021 at 23:44

Posted by: momac (11866) 

Kathy,did you know Irene McGovern from the top of Queen St..I think it was either No 70 or 80.

Just ignore all the repeats of my thread,it's always doing that...why..I just don't know.

Replied: 9th Oct 2021 at 04:11

Posted by: aussie94 (2397)

John Bolon ran
one in Scholes. Just up fromWarrington Rd

Replied: 11th Oct 2021 at 11:21

Posted by: fletcher (691) 

There was a temperance bar quite close to Malleys, I think it was called Clariss or something like that

Replied: 28th Oct 2021 at 17:45

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (4310) 

My wife's remember's one at top of Atherton RD and Leigh RD ,Hindley Green she says it was there from the 1950s onward now it's a florist shop ...GB

Replied: 4th Nov 2021 at 14:28

 

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