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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 12th August, 2013)

Ivy Mount


Ivy Mount
Top of Ivy brow, does any one know the last time beer was served here?. It is now a private residence, about the seventies it was John Gaffneys builders office.

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Canon D60)
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Comment by: Derek Platt on 12th August 2013 at 00:16

Nice photo, the building is still in good shape. But where the heck is Ivy brow

Comment by: ivy mount on 12th August 2013 at 07:18

I used to drive passed there most days I lived in aspull from 1972 till 1997 cant remember it being a pub ,your pictures of stanmoor drive bring back memories

Comment by: joe graney on 12th August 2013 at 08:58

ivy mount drive up through scholes whelley on your way to aspull over the canal bridge ivy mount is on the right opposite a side road leading to haigh hall

Comment by: joe graney on 12th August 2013 at 09:01

ron dawber are you a relation of jack dawber

Comment by: Ron D on 12th August 2013 at 09:25

Derek. Ivy brow New springs Aspull.
Ivy mount,I think Gaffneys built Stan-moor drive.

Comment by: Catherine on 12th August 2013 at 12:13

I did not know that used to be a pub! I always bought it was a bonny building though.

Comment by: David Barker on 12th August 2013 at 14:25

Found this old photo on Wigan World albums cant find when last pulled a pint Ron ,good photo.
http://www.wiganworld.co.uk/album/photo.php?opt=5&id=23658&gallery=IVY+BROW&offset=0

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 12th August 2013 at 14:50

There's a photograph of this building on Album page 3. Taken after a very heavy snowfall in 1940. Derek Ivy Brow is the part of Wigan Road New Srrings ,fron The Colliers Arms to this building.

Comment by: Ron D on 12th August 2013 at 17:21

Joe Graney. Not that I am aware of,but was in the same class at All Saints school with some one by that name ,I think he came out of Scot lane.

Comment by: Jimmy on 12th August 2013 at 18:04

Did this use to be Allen Brothers at one time?

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh on 12th August 2013 at 18:04

Regarding my above comment the photograph mentioned is on page 4. Sorry for the error .

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 12th August 2013 at 18:58

Harry Cunliffe took a photo of Ivy Mount - see P-a-D 22nd Oct.2008.
Found the following on Communicate;-
Posted by: cindy (4584)
There were a number of pubs in New Springs, Starting from the Boundary Was the Free Trade on the right, then the Prince of Wales, Next was the Royal,Tetley house? corner of Chapel St, Hext on the left IS the Crown,Burtonwood house Then over the canal on the right was the Bridge Inn Could have been Almonds brewery house?, across the road is The Packet House, then the Colliers Arms,& finaly at the top of the hill is on the right The Ivy, It was turned into offices years ago for John Gaffney? builders, Not sure what it is now. Hope this helps

Replied: 17th Jul 2009 at 19:53

Derek Platt; Don`t you know there are search engines? You can find the answers to your questions yourself.

Comment by: Tony haslam on 12th August 2013 at 19:37

Interesting to go back to the first days of pad and see how few comments there is compared to today.

Comment by: John H on 12th August 2013 at 22:56

Nice one Ron

Comment by: Ken R on 13th August 2013 at 00:09

Now! Now! Ernest, everyone is not as smart as you!!!

Comment by: Art on 13th August 2013 at 01:12

Yes Jimmy, it once was Allen Brothers. one of 'em from Shevvy lived across the road from me, now deceased. His son still lives there..

Comment by: Jimmy on 13th August 2013 at 11:14

Cheers Art, I thought it was.

Comment by: joe graney on 13th August 2013 at 15:00

Ron D ,I thought you might have been a relation of jack dawber,

Comment by: Diane Annis on 8th January 2016 at 20:16

I was born in this house in October 1959. We lived in the flat next to Gaffney's Offices. I lived there till we moved out 5 days before my 5th birthday.

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