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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 4th October, 2012)

Colliers Arms

Colliers Arms
Colliers Arms, Aspull.

Photo: Thomas Walsh  (Canon PowerShot A1200)
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Comment by: David Fairclough on 4th October 2012 at 01:12

Now I'm feeling home sick, I love this old pub, I would walk up from Whelley just to get a pint in there. Must be close to being the oldest pub in Wigan 1700

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 4th October 2012 at 03:59

Tom, copy and paste :-
This gives all he pubs in the Wigan Postal District which has 33 postal areas.
Click on the pub name and their website comes up.
When going from Wigan to Shevington you pass 3 pubs in Woodhouse Lane, which are extremely close together and are all open !!

Comment by: Whelley Wayne on 4th October 2012 at 07:17

the 'Slaughtered Lamb'
the most unwelcoming pub in the Wigan area!

Comment by: Roy on 4th October 2012 at 08:57

Was it called the 'Stone' locally? i remember some good singing nights in there in the late 50s.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 4th October 2012 at 10:49

I could not disagree with Whelley Wayne more, " The Colliers" is my local,I call most evenings for a pint , the Landlord and Landlady, Bill and Kath, couldn't be more accommodating and welcoming. They have run the pub for almost 25yrs.and been in the licensing trade for well over 40yrs. something
almost unheard of today.
Roys comment,regarding the name is quite correct ,the locals still refer to it as "The Stone",no doubt,harking back to the days before the cladding,underneath which is a beautiful stone building. Butrtonwood Brewery had a penchant for covering their
public houses with Mock Tudor,in the process spoiling many outstanding buildings,
all over Lancashire . Structural vandalism on a large scale,it would not be allowed today,with more enlightened planning laws.

Comment by: flaggy delf on 4th October 2012 at 11:37

Someone told me this pub has old photos on the walls. Can anyone confirm please.

Comment by: Betty on 4th October 2012 at 12:21

Can anyone tell me,why the front of the pub is not facing the main road.

Comment by: Maureen Andrews nee McGovern on 4th October 2012 at 13:24

If it's so old Betty..it was probably facing the main road then.

Comment by: Mick on 4th October 2012 at 15:26

I always thought this pub had been changed into a house because I have never seen a pub sign hanging on the wall facing the road.
And if I have never see one that means most of the passing motorist wont have seen one as well.

Comment by: Betty on 4th October 2012 at 17:50

That is a very good point,never thought of it like that Maureen.

Comment by: philra on 4th October 2012 at 18:32

is this place still open? I pass it regularly but it always looks closed.

Comment by: Gary on 4th October 2012 at 20:02

Cracking beer! Nice company and comfortable surroundings.

Comment by: David Fairclough on 4th October 2012 at 23:22

It's open on the photo philra. I think the bar on the right as you go in is the most interesting

Comment by: John D on 5th October 2012 at 08:44

I knew it as the stone ale house in the 50/60's. I used to sing there ,and it was always a good nights entertainment.Jim & Barbara were mine hosts, & Jim was a salesman for cigarettes if my memmory serves me right.

Comment by: Ken Hart on 11th October 2012 at 14:44

Had my stag night there March,1958 with lads from Horwich Loco.when I worked there.Walked(staggered)home to Ince down the canal bank.

Comment by: Art on 22nd October 2012 at 02:01

Woodhouse Lane pubs:
Brickmakers Arms.
Prince of Wales.
Belle Vue.
Douglas Bank.

Surely that's more than three..;o)

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