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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 7th March, 2012)

Station Closed


Station Closed
The former Station Hotel, Orrell closed to make way for another housing development.

Photo: Brian Crook  (Pentax K100d)
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Comment by: peterp on 7th March 2012 at 07:07

Sign of the times,could be worse it could have been a TESCOs

Comment by: Mick on 7th March 2012 at 08:29

They should knock down the derelict railway station as well.

Comment by: Ian on 7th March 2012 at 12:17

Sad to see it go the same way as many other pubs in the area. I spent many happy hours in there and met many great people not to mention members of Orrell Red Triangle Cricket Club and Orrell Rugby Club. My father was landlord from 1966 to approx 1979/80 sadly he is no longer with us. Best wishes to all that frequented the pub during those years.

Comment by: Steven on 7th March 2012 at 12:25

It is such a shame they are demolishing the station hotel sed to love walking my dog by there on the way to Orrell water park. How times are changing. I have lived in Benidorm for the past 14 years but you dont forget your roots !.

Comment by: Cyril on 7th March 2012 at 13:32

is that a mural of Our Wullie painted on the wall.

Comment by: Maggie on 7th March 2012 at 15:10

Your 'Wullie' isn't that big, Cyril!

Comment by: Carol on 7th March 2012 at 17:30

The Station Hotel is not being demolished. It will be converted into two homes. The new-build is
for 6 detached homes on the land
to the rear.

Comment by: Mick on 7th March 2012 at 17:48

Ian was your dad a scout master at one time.

Comment by: Ian on 7th March 2012 at 19:11

Yes Mick, he was the scout master of the 1st Shevington Group, mind you that's going back some time, cica 1959/1964.Also some fond memories of those years, many of them in Mill Dam Wood when the HQ was down Parkbrook Lane at Doug Belshaw's.

Comment by: Cyril on 7th March 2012 at 19:56

Maggie, look between the large space between the upstairs windows, it may be just water stains on the stonework but it looks like Our Wullie from the Sunday Post.

Comment by: Mick on 7th March 2012 at 22:13

Ian I was in that troop when you and your Malc where sixers I used to live in the same row of houses when you lived in randall ave next door to crofts.

Comment by: Gee H on 8th March 2012 at 12:22

Well spotted Cyril, it definately does look like Oor Wullie!

Comment by: P.W. on 9th March 2012 at 14:17

The fate of many old pubs nowadays, two of UpHolland Village's best know pubs closed at the end of last year, The Owl which is being converted to offices and the Old Dog which is being made into houses.

Comment by: Brian Crook on 9th March 2012 at 22:09

Yes its a shame PW, pubs are much more than just a place that sells beer, The Old Engine, The Miners Lamp, Travellers Rest, a few more gone in Orrell. The Government doesn't seem to care to stop the rot.

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