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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 29th July, 2010)

Open again

Open again
Hartleys Emporium, Standishgate, open again after a recent fire.

Photo: Brian  (Fuji Finepix S7000)
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Comment by: Derek Platt on 29th July 2010 at 00:59

Brings back memories, it was my Sunday night local after church at St. Johns. It's former name escapes me at the moment.A sign of ageing I guess. Good photo by the way.

Comment by: David on 29th July 2010 at 08:57

This used to be called The White Horse Hotel. It sold Almnonds beer, and when I used it in the 60s, it was run by Edith and Bill. Good picture.

Comment by: brian on 29th July 2010 at 11:09

nice photo,looks better from
than inside.

Comment by: irene roberts nee griffiths on 29th July 2010 at 13:01

Used to go in for dinner when I worked at Debenhams, 1973-1976.

Comment by: David on 29th July 2010 at 14:05

There is an old photograph showing the pub and R.O. Lace & Son nearby.


Comment by: brian on 29th July 2010 at 15:37

i meant to say it looks better
from the outside than the inside
its still a good pic.

Comment by: dave johnson on 29th July 2010 at 18:23

Think Sam Holden was the landlord here before he went to the Balcarres at Haigh, over thirty years ago.

Comment by: Cyril on 29th July 2010 at 19:38

I also went in the White Horse at times for lunch Irene, but this was in the sixties when I worked at the Co-op further down Standishgate, a few of us went there on special occasions or just for a change from the Co-op cafe, for some reason - I can't remember why - I always ended up with a Ploughmans lunch, I think it may have been that a Ploughmans was a bit of a novelty back then as the pubs who did bar meals tended to do their own version of them.

You're right about Sam, Dave, he later came back to the town centre and became landlord of the Swan & Railway.

Comment by: christine bishop on 29th July 2010 at 21:48

many happy memories of that place ,those were the days the 60s

Comment by: ted on 30th July 2010 at 09:59

the 3 storey section of hartleys, with the England banner,wan not always the pub. Upto the early 60s it was my dads gents hairdressers,ted spencer. the pub extended into his shop, 1st floor was the living room,top floor my parents bedroom.He moved his bussiness to Bishopgate when we left standishgate. Cheers!!!!

Comment by: David on 30th July 2010 at 13:45

The photograph in the 'album' section of this site, clearly shows the pub to be single-fronted and two storeys high.

Comment by: Gwyn Parkinson on 3rd August 2012 at 00:41

My dad Harold Parkinson was the landlord of the White Horse.I got married from there in 1965.
I remember the pub being full when there was a rugby match on at Central Park

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