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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 9th May, 2009)

The Orwell

The Orwell
Photo taken from our day out on a narrow boat. Shame the pub has recently closed.

Photo: Brian  (Fuji Finepix S7000)
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Comment by: Mick on 9th May 2009 at 06:34

Before it closed down now it will start to fall down if nobody takes it soon.

I see that newly built building across the canal as a sign saying it for rent on now the one used by Encams.

Comment by: brocklanders on 9th May 2009 at 23:12

For a (nearly) town centre pub, this place should of been a gold mine, i had my 30th party here and loved it. Amazing how some lesser known pubs continue to survive whilst the ones you would expect to thrive shut down.

Comment by: Mick on 10th May 2009 at 00:22

Brocklander its about Location Location Location and this place is in the wrong one for the people who frequent public houses now a days.

Maybe a few years back it would be packed with couples having a drink and then a stroll a long the canal bank like it was at the Navi in Gathurst but time have changed since then.

Comment by: A Parr Aussie on 12th May 2009 at 11:25

Could not believe it had gone,when my wife and I,was in Wigan .May last year.

Comment by: amanda333 on 15th May 2009 at 17:25

The Famous Wigan Pier, people travel miles to see this, hope it re opens soon, bet its lovely in the summer

Comment by: Sparky2009 on 20th May 2009 at 02:36

Such a shame, beuatiful building inside as well as out. I have done many a wedding in this building. If a pub like this goes down, what chance has the rest. I wonder if this will end up as flats?

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