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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 16th March, 2013)


The John Bull Chophouse has had a lick o'paint!

Taken Monday 11th March 2013

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Nikon D700 with Nikon 16-36mm F/4 AF-S VR)
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Comment by: alan on 16th March 2013 at 00:22

Nice picture, but I don't remember ever seeing it. Where is it ?

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 16th March 2013 at 01:07

Nice one Oy.....like you say very clean looking white paint.....good one....cheers!!!!

Comment by: David Fairclough on 16th March 2013 at 05:34

Only been in there once in 2002 on a visit, pint cost me an arm and a leg. Would this be the oldest pub in Wigan?

Comment by: RON HUNT on 16th March 2013 at 09:15

I think it was only converted to a pub a few years ago probably 1970's? Can't remember ever hearing about it. or going in it in the 1960's

Comment by: Al.C. on 16th March 2013 at 09:56

I remember going in there in around March 1977, it was fairly new then. Before that it had been a cobbler's/leatherworkers shop. Weeks before John bull opened there was a little advert in the Wigan Observer "John Bull Is Coming" nobody had a clue what it was all about.

Comment by: T. Berry on 16th March 2013 at 10:18

It's in Cooper's Row which is off Market Place which you can see in the background. Perhaps a more famous establishment previously situated nearby was the Empire cinema.

Comment by: Mary O Neill on 16th March 2013 at 10:34

Nice photo.I used to work there when Harold was the Landlord, lovely man R.I.P.

Comment by: tuddy on 16th March 2013 at 12:13

It won't be the oldest pub in town because it's only been a pub since the 70s, but the building is quite old, there's a sectionn of exposed brickwork inside which is claimed to be about 500 years old.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 16th March 2013 at 13:33

Dave, I put `coopers row wigan uk` on Google Earth and there`s a photo:-`The John Bull Chophouse - lightning 1975.` See:-
Looked at it in Windows Photo Gallery, then could see that sign on left is `Thwaites`.
I sometimes go thro`Cooper`s Row on way to the library, the other day in fact, but didn`t notice this lick o`paint.
Yours is an excellent photo, as per usual; any tripod?

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 16th March 2013 at 14:06

Ian Glover took a photo in October 2003 and it`s in Wigan Streets, Cooper`s Row.

Comment by: David on 16th March 2013 at 15:43

Wasn't ip opened by two local architects in the 70s?

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 16th March 2013 at 21:38

There's a lot of history under those cobbles.

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