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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 27th February, 2016)

Colliers Arms


Colliers Arms
Exposed stone where the rendering has fallen away.

Photo: Thomas Walsh  (Canon Powershot A1200)
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Comment by: Vb on 27th February 2016 at 08:57

Another very old landmark building. Often wondered is it supposed to be haunted?

Comment by: concerned on 27th February 2016 at 09:20

don't like walking past here, I cross over.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 27th February 2016 at 09:56

The Collers was a magnificent stone building
Grade II Listed.A Buttonwood Brewery pub at the time of the desecration . Mock Tudor was thier cooperate lmage and they inflicted the same damage to numerous pubs in many parts of the north. Needless to say it wouldn't be allowed today, in fact if it was done without seeking permission, (which would never be granted) a prosecution would quickly follow.

Comment by: Garry on 27th February 2016 at 09:59

Not for me, how about birds!

Comment by: Alan on 27th February 2016 at 10:33

If its shut pull it down.

Comment by: Johnny on 27th February 2016 at 11:12

Not for me either! Any case, where is the Colliers Arms featured here?

Comment by: vb on 27th February 2016 at 11:48

I hope the building is repairable - I prefer the stone underneath the rendering!

Comment by: Neil Cain on 27th February 2016 at 12:43

If walls could talk eh Tom?Thanks for showing us a view of this landmark we don't get to see. The little circular brick building just downhill from the Colliers has always interested me. Wonder if it was a level crossing keepers shelter when the railway crossed the road. ANYONE?

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 27th February 2016 at 13:24

The Collers was a magnificent stone building
Grade II Listed.A Buttonwood Brewery pub at the time of the desecration . Mock Tudor was thier cooperate lmage and they inflicted the same damage to numerous pubs in many parts of the north. Needless to say it wouldn't be allowed today, in fact if it was done without seeking permission, (which would never be granted) a prosecution would quickly follow.

Comment by: Carolaen on 27th February 2016 at 13:45

Thomas

I presume by desecration you mean the rendering to a Listed Building. Any idea when this was done since I can never remember the building in any other form ie rendered and I went past it most days in the 1960's. It was certainly always called the Stone Ale House even then.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 27th February 2016 at 17:56

Carolean, I will try to find out when the rendering was done, I'll put a photograph on album,before it was carried out.

Allan, it isn't closed ,I pop across most nights for a pint !

Johnny, it's on Wigan Road New Springs.

Neil , I'll make enquires as to the use of the circular building

Comment by: Johnny on 27th February 2016 at 21:30

Thanks Thomas!
I can imagine many a thirsty miner whetting their whistle after a long shift here!
Very apt name given the location!

Comment by: Neil Cain on 29th February 2016 at 09:50

Yes Johnny...until some trendy thinks Colliers gives the wrong impression and changes it to the Bark Hill Bistro!

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