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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 18th January, 2015)

Balcarres Arms


Balcarres Arms
Haigh, from the graveyard.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
Views: 3,158

Comment by: Ken R on 18th January 2015 at 00:05

This is home for my Mam and my niece, goodnight.

Comment by: Kath on 18th January 2015 at 03:07

I got married at haigh church and we had the reception at The Balcarres Arms in 1968. Are you an Aspull lad Ken. Thanks for the photo.

Comment by: Neil Cain on 18th January 2015 at 09:16

I like the way the light has caught the lychgate. The gravestone with the date 31st April always makes me smile.

Comment by: Julie Bateman on 18th January 2015 at 12:24

Nice photo ken of the church graveyard and the balcarries pub Aspull is a beautiful place to live i used to live here many years ago i wished that i lived here again.

Comment by: Roy on 18th January 2015 at 15:00

Good shot Mick. Where is the grave bearing that date Neil? What's stopping you coming back Julie? The Balcarres, isn't the best pub in Wigan and district at the moment, not for me anyway, the toilets are well patronised by wedding, funeral and christening attenders though.

Comment by: Ken R on 18th January 2015 at 15:46

Some of you are mistaking me for the photo-a-day. Mick has the rights. I have just made a comment. Kath, yes I am an Aspull Lad, born 1933 came to Canada 1969, my Sister Edna and my brother Alan still live there.

Comment by: Garry on 18th January 2015 at 18:39

That's a great photo Mick. Top quality well done.

Comment by: irene roberts on 18th January 2015 at 18:45

My son brought me here to The Balcarres when he got his first car, at 17. It looked like Rafferty's Motor Car, you know the song: "Two of the wheels are triangular and the third one's off a pram"......you get the picture? But it was a Rolls Royce to our Jamie and he was so proud ordering us a chip barm, and we had to sit by the window in view of Rafferty's Motor Car in case anyone was daft enough to pinch it. A treasured memory!

Comment by: Neil Cain on 19th January 2015 at 07:29

Roy, enter the Churchyard by the gate opposite the School. Go down the main path passing the end of the Church. The Gravestone is a few yards past the Church, left of the path and it faces towards Haigh Road.Name of Jeremiah Parr.

Comment by: A Parr on 19th January 2015 at 11:42

I can never remember date;s

Comment by: Neil Cain on 19th January 2015 at 15:55

Best switch to figs in that case Mr Parr.

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