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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 26th November, 2009)

Hartley's Emporium

Hartley's Emporium
Hartley's pub, Standishgate which caught fire yesterday morning. The fire was on the first floor, no-one needed to be rescued.

Photo: Brian  (Fuji Finepix S7000)
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Comment by: David on 26th November 2009 at 13:00

I remember this pub when it was the White Horse - Edith and Bill were the landlords.

Comment by: Bob on 26th November 2009 at 17:26

They were only painting the outside on saturday afternoon.Hope there not to much damage done

Comment by: sniltub on 27th November 2009 at 17:44

This was not the White Horse
The White Horse was on the other side of the road and is now known as CASA CARLOS

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 28th November 2009 at 13:39

Are you sure? I used to go in there for my dinner with workmates when I worked at Debenhams, 1973-1976. I thought it was the White Horse, and the one across the road, Casa Carlos, was the Whitesmiths Arms. Could be mistaken...the memory plays tricks as you get older!

Comment by: peterp on 28th November 2009 at 17:36

It was the white horse

Comment by: Scholes Malc on 28th November 2009 at 20:39

was the White Horse - used to go in before going to 'Tiffaneys' - remember Sam Holden being landlord there
Wigan Unionits rugby team used to have their christmas do there. Was there a small back room used as a function room or was that upstairs?

Comment by: red stripe on 29th November 2009 at 00:53

The pub known as the Whitesmiths was across the road now known as Casa Carlos - the pub pictured did used to be the White Horse - I am just sorry I can remember that!!!!

Comment by: Geoff Leyland on 29th November 2009 at 14:31

Sniltub - you are thinking of the Whitesmiths, which is now Casa Carlos.

Comment by: art on 1st December 2009 at 01:33

It sure is the White Horse, as teenagers in the 50's we used to meet in "The Gate" snackbar across the road (run by the 'Green' sisters) then nip across there for a pint or three, before an evening at "The Emp"

Comment by: Roy on 31st December 2009 at 10:39

Casa Carlos still has The Whitesmiths over the door!!

Comment by: Janet Rossetti on 19th May 2010 at 16:00

Wow... Have been searching info on the White Horse Hotel , Owned by David Bell, my great grandfather circa..1899

Comment by: David on 27th November 2010 at 22:28

The White Horse WAS this pub - it sold Almonds beer. The Whitesmiths was on the other side of the road a bit further up towards the Griffin - it sold Boddingtons bitter. Tom and Eve used to keep it.

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