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Temperance bars in Wigan (and district)

Started by: i-spy (15002) 

I know one's opened at Botany Bay, Chorley, but does anybody remember any in Wigan and, if so, when did the last one close

Started: 6th Jul 2014 at 14:59

Posted by: i-spy (15002) 

done a flit to general

Replied: 6th Jul 2014 at 21:20

Posted by: hindleyite (3995)

There was one in Darlington Street East.

Replied: 15th Sep 2014 at 19:35

Posted by: gunnerbill (187) 

There was one on Manchester road just past Wray st.. named MOLLEY'S.

Replied: 21st Sep 2014 at 13:21

Posted by: flaggy delf (523) 

That was Molly Hammond's I think. Wigan had a couple back in the 1800s and if you walk along the long path furthest from the gates at Wigan Cemetery Lower Ince, with the offices in about your 10 O'clock position, there is the grave to a chap who ran a similar establishment. Full of the old fashion exhortations to abstinence.

Replied: 29th Sep 2014 at 12:46

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3464) 

I was told by my wife's mother that there used to be a temperance bar at junction of Leigh rd & Atherton rd on the left going toward Atherton next to what was the ""BETHEL"" that's what I was told!

Replied: 29th Oct 2014 at 16:57

Posted by: dave© (3507)

Yes, the name of that temperance bar, in the 1960s, was Ormerods, I remember they had a daughter named Irene, I think they had family connections with Edward Thomas Ormerod, the chap that invented and patented a detaching hook for the prevention of accidents from over-winding in mine shafts, about 1867.

Replied: 29th Oct 2014 at 23:35

Posted by: oldjourno (51)

This is story on Wigantoday about a grand old lady and her family's temperance connections.
http://www.wigantoday.net/what-s-on/amazing-phyllis-enjoys-her-100th-birthday-1-174365

Replied: 30th Oct 2014 at 14:33

Posted by: grandmas (594)

There was another temperance bar in Hindley Green next door to St. John's School - Miss. Pyes (Florrie),I helped out there.

Replied: 5th Nov 2014 at 18:40

Posted by: hindleyite (3995)

Did that later become a sweet shop grandmas? I have memories of the building being there but not open.

Replied: 14th Nov 2014 at 05:30

Posted by: beep54 (1029)

hindleyite, don't think it did,

Replied: 14th Nov 2014 at 17:03

Posted by: grandmas (594)

No Beep is right it was never a sweet shop Miss Pye became too unwell and it closed.
There was one across the road Gwen Bibbys and one further along Cardwells not just sweets but general.
Hope you are keeping well Beep xx

Replied: 14th Nov 2014 at 18:29

Posted by: grandmas (594)

No Beep is right it was never a sweet shop Miss Pye became too unwell and it closed.
There was one across the road Gwen Bibbys and one further along Cardwells not just sweets but general.
Hope you are keeping well Beep xx

Replied: 14th Nov 2014 at 18:32

Posted by: grandmas (594)

No Beep is right it was never a sweet shop Miss Pye became too unwell and it closed.
There was one across the road Gwen Bibbys and one further along Cardwells not just sweets but general.
Hope you are keeping well Beep xx

Replied: 14th Nov 2014 at 18:38

Posted by: grandmas (594)

No Beep is right it was never a sweet shop Miss Pye became too unwell and it closed.
There was one across the road Gwen Bibbys and one further along Cardwells not just sweets but general.
Hope you are keeping well Beep xx

Replied: 14th Nov 2014 at 18:38

Posted by: beep54 (1029)

Loved Cardwells shop would take empty bottles back for the penny deposit, Not too bad grandmas how are you?

Replied: 15th Nov 2014 at 11:31

Posted by: grandmas (594)

We are all fine beep just busy with grandchildren it is a 'Wigan Christmas' this year so we have 15 or so for dinner!!

Those where the days when you got the deposit back on bottles, happy days when we had concerts on your table and I sang (very badly) for your lovely dad, poor soul what a lot he had to put up with.

I also remember when you had two rabbits in the shed (well there were two at the beginning) but they soon multiplied
S

Sorry about the multiple posts I tried to answer on my phone, never again it just seemed to take over.

Replied: 17th Nov 2014 at 14:27
Last edited by grandmas: 17th Nov 2014 at 14:28:20

Posted by: beep54 (1029)

Awwwhhh He Left this life far too young, our Christmas is postponed till St Stephens Day as the Little one only finishes her shifts at 3pm that day

Replied: 17th Nov 2014 at 22:35

Posted by: dennis dickinson (1131)

There was a Temperance Bar in Sefton Road, Orrell opposite the Majestic Cinema.

Replied: 9th Oct 2015 at 09:44

Posted by: i-spy (15002) 

I went past there today Dennis and it looks like its turned into a launderette.
Cinema's disappeared too

Replied: 12th Oct 2015 at 21:40

Posted by: i-spy (15002) 

I loved ginger beer but couldn't stand cream soda.Yuk

Replied: 27th Oct 2015 at 12:47

Posted by: macwil48 (344)

I-spy

Replied: 27th Oct 2015 at 18:15

Posted by: aussie94 (2365)

Does anyone remember John Boltons bar inScholes near Warrington Lane . Was that a temperaenc bar?

Replied: 14th Dec 2015 at 07:30

Posted by: certacito (187)

Dicky Balls Platt Bridge many years ago.He was also the Manager of the Rex Cinema Hindley!

Replied: 15th Dec 2015 at 19:53

Posted by: watchalot (975)

there was one opposite silverwell pub it was bowds on corner of little cambridge st and one abit higher up darlington st east it is now a monumental masons but you can just make it out on front over window

Replied: 12th Jan 2016 at 19:26
Last edited by watchalot: 24th Oct 2016 at 18:45:51

Posted by: soreen (77)

Temperence bar end of Darby Lane, Hindley, on Market St. Dolly's.Next door to sweet shop.
Another on corner of Bridge St.

Replied: 18th May 2019 at 19:53

Posted by: SoniaB (114)

Lance Lucas's on Manchester Road,Ince.Remember there being one in Rodney Street in Wigan ( near to where Crumbs cafe is now.)Used to call in after going to Wigan baths in Millgate.

Replied: 22nd May 2019 at 06:25

Posted by: retep1949 (667)

There was Gores opposite the Bird 'th Hand on Wigan Rd in Hindley.They moved down to Atherton Rd and opened a paper shop.I do not know if they still have the shop,but it is still called Gores.They were very nice people.I still have two penknives I bought in their shop for 20p each,marked Empire made and are excellent quality.I used one in my job as an electrician for years.Only use them now to open letters.Bob their son used to deliver the papers on his bike for years ,he must have been one of the longest serving paper lads in the country.Used to love the root beer in the Temp and the Horlicks tablets which came in a little packet like Rennies.

Replied: 22nd May 2019 at 20:21

 

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