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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 4th April, 2016)

Moorgate Inn


Moorgate Inn
Moorgate Inn, Aspull, in all its glory.

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Pentax SLR)
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Comment by: Ken R on 4th April 2016 at 04:39

Lovely photo Ron, outdoor patio, grass fit for a bowling green, must be good.

Comment by: joe graney on 4th April 2016 at 06:51

Ron great picture whoever as done that to the pub desrves a mention looking great,that tractor could be a clue,who is the landlord/landlady?

Comment by: Mick on 4th April 2016 at 07:48

I like the little tractor, Ive seen this around Aspull a few times.

Comment by: Scholes Malc on 4th April 2016 at 08:25

under new management I believe - seen a sudden demise in pubs in Aspull over the years - I believe the Gerard is doing quite well and I heard a whisper about a 'micro bar' opening up ...gone...Hare & Hounds, Running Horses, Queens Head, Red lion, New Inn, Mount Pleasant

Comment by: walt(north Yorks) on 4th April 2016 at 08:33

" Bloomin-eck!" now that's the way to go with owd pubs. Love the little grey Ferguson tractor who does that belong to.

Comment by: Phil Harrison on 4th April 2016 at 10:14

Walt, I don't know who owns it, but it was on show at a recent Tractor Rally held in Aspull.

Comment by: Neil Cain on 4th April 2016 at 10:51

As the new management has gone to such trouble I feel obliged to take a pint in there. I'm very generous like that!

Comment by: joe graney on 4th April 2016 at 11:24

could somebody put the name of the landlord/lady on here please.

Comment by: Johnny on 4th April 2016 at 13:32

I'll have a pint of Guinness, Neil, and a packet of Pork Scratchins as you're feelin generous!! :-)

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 4th April 2016 at 14:07

joe graney; there`s a photo of a landlord on here:-
http://archives.wigan.gov.uk/archive/photograph-collections/aspull/152994

Comment by: Dennis on 4th April 2016 at 14:47

I sat on this doorstep many times as a kid. We used to take bottles back for the 3d deposit. Two bottles bought a packet of Smith's Crisps, the ones with the little blue twist of salt. We were easily pleased.

Comment by: joe graney on 4th April 2016 at 15:52

I would love to know the proprietors name.

Comment by: irene roberts on 4th April 2016 at 16:05

Mine's a Barley Wine, Neil! Lovely photo, Ron.

Comment by: joe graney on 4th April 2016 at 18:22

best picture on here for a while well done Ron.

Comment by: Mick on 4th April 2016 at 20:04

Why dont you phone them up Joe and ask him yourself

Comment by: Johnny on 4th April 2016 at 20:25

Dennis
As kids we used to climb into the back-yard of the ale-house, help ourselves to a few empties and redeem the deposits at the "outdoor". After a week the landlord got suspicious until my mate said Its a very sad case, Johnnys Dad is an alcoholic!

Comment by: joe graney on 5th April 2016 at 06:54

Mick that is a good idea,will do that.Ernest thank you for your info.

Comment by: joe graney on 5th April 2016 at 07:24

Ernest I looked at the archive picture and enjoyed looking at aspull,s past.I think the landlord might have changed.lol

Comment by: joe graney on 5th April 2016 at 15:19

landlord philip cadman.01942 830983. 01942 832755

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 5th April 2016 at 22:39

Glad you enjoyed the website, joe - I thought you`d look at other parts in it.

Comment by: joe graney on 6th April 2016 at 06:52

Ernest yes enjoyed the site.I will keep going back to it.

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