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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 19th October, 2006)

Bricklayers Arms

Bricklayers Arms
Once a thriving pub in Hallgate, now in a terrible state vandalised with fly posters. Inset shows the pub some 100yrs ago.

Photo: Brian  (Fuji Finepix S7000)
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Comment by: Harold Lowe on 19th October 2006 at 00:19

This is going to be turned into a hostel for homeless people.How long before it full of scroungers, druggies,and all sorts of people not wanted in Wigan

Comment by: Dave on 19th October 2006 at 09:37

I know a few open pubs with that clientelle Harold.

Sad to see our old pubs like this - especially in the town centre where you'd think they'd be viable.

Comment by: Oscar on 19th October 2006 at 14:24

So it will be exactly the same as when it was still open then!

In the late ninties there were more drug dealers in that pub than there were in every other pub in Wigan put together.

Comment by: russ on 8th July 2008 at 18:31

It makes a change that Wigan council are actually keeping the building more or less intact, they usually flatten them and build something thats neither use nor ornament.

Comment by: ian gregson on 4th April 2012 at 05:03

did it ever get built in to a homeless shelter ?

Comment by: Jon on 3rd January 2013 at 19:15

Yes Ian, www.thebrick.org.uk

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