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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 12th April, 2012)

Pavilion Cafe


Pavilion Cafe
Inside the Pavilion cafe in Mesnes Park, photo taken from the balcony.

Photo: John Morris  (Nikon D700)
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Comment by: alan on 12th April 2012 at 00:12

Oh my........that's different from when I lived over there in the 1950's and 60's.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 12th April 2012 at 02:36

Nice one John. Would be interesting to compare the price list now with that when the cafe first opened. Price of tea and coffee is extortionate these days.

Comment by: Mick on 12th April 2012 at 07:07

Nice looking cafe I wonder if they will be selling traditional nice home cooked food are will it be baguettes,cappuccino, crisp and ice cream

Comment by: RON HUNT on 12th April 2012 at 08:11

Don't take the kids there, you will need to take out a mortgage to pay for the ice cream..
Why do these places have to charge extravagant prices for ice cream???

Comment by: Ron D on 12th April 2012 at 08:25

Just after the war it was thrupence a cup. Sunday afternoon it was packed with young folk,a regular haunt for picking up birds.Then change venue to Wigan lane Sunday evening. No pictures or telly not much money. My it was great. Of course with enough energy to wipe off the national dept.

Comment by: Janice on 12th April 2012 at 11:12

Nice photo John. If it was good for picking up birds, I bet Ernest never went!! ;)

Comment by: Wigs wondered on 12th April 2012 at 11:12

The pavilion is great. Shame about the food and prices. Sandwich on a white toasty loaf no thank you!! Mesnes perk is the place to be!!

Comment by: Maggie on 12th April 2012 at 13:09

Does look nice though, it looked tired the last time I went before it was closed down.

Comment by: irene roberts on 12th April 2012 at 13:37

This pic makes the cafe look like the flight deck of The Starship Enterprise! When you are actually in it, although it isn't as ornately Victorian as it was, the cafe hasn't actually changed all that much, and we will soon be able to sit upstairs, as people could when I was a child. I agree about the prices, though.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 12th April 2012 at 15:54

Good one Janice. How did you guess that I`m a bachelor !!

Comment by: Fred Cunliffe on 12th April 2012 at 16:55

Judging by these comments,you can see that times change at a different rate to people's attitudes!Nice photo John, spent many happy Sundays there in my ice blue jeans!

Comment by: Alan on 12th April 2012 at 18:24

The price of coffee, tea & ice cream in cafes today is ridiculous, it's all about money, money & creaming off of everyone's hard earned money. Nice renovations & no doubt the council will have thrown in a couple dozen of those creepy dome-shaped CCTV cameras on the ceiling to watch over everyone having a cup of tea, you can't go anywhere in a public place without seeing them - and so many in some places - & as an excuse of crime prevention. Forget the business, what about people's right to privacy?

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 12th April 2012 at 20:35

Thankyou John for the Pavilion picture....been dying to see if they had altered it a lot.It is 1950 (!) since i was in here on a sunday afternoon and ,to me they havnt changed it one bit .Don`t remember the "upstair" seating though.To me, the only change is the prices you talk about.they will price themselves out sooner or later.

Comment by: Al C. on 13th April 2012 at 15:01

Last went in there C1967, looks a lot brighter than then.

Comment by: michael davies australia on 15th April 2012 at 05:26

Remember it in the 40s full of yanks ,used to collect pop bottles to make a few pence to buy a ice cream and a bottle of pop, good times.Often wonder if they all made it back to the States.

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